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The VC Gender Gap

The news that women-founded startups raised 1.9% of all venture capital funds in 2022 is a concerning development! This is a notable drop from the 2.4% all-women teams raised in 2021, and it is a reminder that there is still a long way to go in terms of achieving gender parity in the startup world. …

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Double D

Due diligence is the process of researching and analyzing a company’s financials, operations, and management team to determine if it is a good investment. Investors typically conduct due diligence to protect their investments and to ensure that they are investing in a company that is likely to succeed. When conducting due diligence on a startup, …

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5 key points to keep in mind when approaching investors

5 key points to keep in mind when approaching investors to raise early-stage investment: 1. Know Your Market: Before approaching investors, it’s important to understand the current market and the competitive landscape. Investors will want to know how you plan to differentiate your product or service from the competition; 2. Have a Solid Business Plan: …

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Ah, the pitch deck!

Ah, the pitch deck! It’s the bane of every entrepreneur’s existence. It’s the one thing that stands between you and the investors you need to get your business off the ground. But what is the purpose of a pitch deck? Well, the purpose of a pitch deck is to give investors a quick overview of …

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The importance of Assumptions in a Financial model

A financial model is an essential tool for any business, as it provides a detailed analysis of the financial performance of an organization. The most important part of a financial model is the assumptions that are used to create it. These assumptions are the foundation of the model and will determine the accuracy of the …

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The FTX Cluster-fuck

The FTX scandal is a recent controversy that has rocked the financial and cryptocurrency markets. It involves a series of questionable trades made by FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, that resulted in Billions of dollars being lost. #cryptocurrency The scandal began when FTX made a series of trades that resulted in a massive loss of funds. …

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Microsoft acquires Lumenisity

Microsoft has acquired Lumenisity, a developer of advanced optic cable services designed to unlock new capabilities in communication networks. The acquisition is part of Microsoft’s effort to expand its cloud computing capabilities and increase its presence in the data telecom market. Lumenisity’s services offer hollow-core optical fiber cables that address the bandwidth crunch in high-capacity …

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Pane Ventures: An Overview

Pane Ventures develops custom-made Financial models, Investment memorandums, Pitch decks, and Business plans Custom-made financial models are used to help businesses analyze the financial health of their organization. This includes forecasting, budgeting, and creating financial reports. Investment memorandums are documents that provide potential investors with information about a company and its investment opportunities. Pitch decks …

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The 411 on Raising Capital through Angel Investors

Raising capital through angel investors Angel investors are wealthy individuals (and groups) who provide capital to early-stage companies in exchange for equity or convertible debt. They usually look for high-growth companies (10 to 20% M-o-M) in industries they understand and can provide assistance to the company through their networks and industry experience. The process typically …

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What is an Investment (or Investor) Memorandum?

Investment memorandums are documents that provide potential investors with information about a company and its investment opportunities.    These documents typically include an overview of the company, its financials and operations, competitive edge, and growth opportunities. The memorandum also contains a description of the proposed investment, including terms, expected returns, and risks. It is important …

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