All blogs tagged VC 101
VC 101: The Stages of InvestingUnderstanding the nuances of the different stages of investing can help accredited investors determine proper allocation and even estimate growth potential. In this episode of VC 101, AV Co-Founder and CCO Luke Antal discusses the specific characteristics of seed, early, and growth-stage companies and the benefits of having a diversified portfolio containing all three.
Seeds of Change: The Advantage of Investing in Companies at Their Earliest StagesInvesting in a startup can be exciting and rewarding. In this article, we examine different ways you can invest in early-stage companies — and which might be the best option for you. Along the way, we’ll define some common terms and concepts that investors in startups will likely encounter, like “pre-seed,” “seed,” and “angel investor.” We’ll also share insights from experts at Alumni Ventures about ways to approach seed investing and how they evaluate investment opportunities.
VC 101: Why Relationships Matter in VCAccess to top deals can often be driven by who you know. Based on the science behind “six degrees of separation,” our growing network of 600,000 community members provides broad access to the entire VC universe.* In this episode of VC 101, AV Co-Founder and CCO Luke Antal discusses the importance of relationships in successful venture investments.
VC 101: What University Endowments Can Teach Investors About the Value of DiversificationIn this episode of our VC 101 series, we discuss the growing trend among colleges of universities to increase their endowment investments in venture capital and other alternative assets — and what individual investors can learn from their example.
VC 101: Key VC Terminology for Savvy InvestorsWhat does “Run Rate” even mean? And what in the world is a SPAC? Whether you’re brand-new to investing or have a few deals under your belt, you may be puzzled by certain terms commonly used to describe venture companies and deals. To help, we’ve compiled this handy guide.
VC 101: How Private Markets Play an Important Role in Value CreationOur VC 101 video series provides insights on venture capital essentials. In this episode, a panel of AV experts discusses the importance of private markets in value creation and their potential impact on long-term investment strategies.
VC 101: What’s the Difference Between Private Equity and Venture Capital?AV Co-Founder Luke Antal’s VC 101 video series provides insights on venture capital essentials. In this episode, the AV Chief Community Officer considers the difference between two key alternative asset classes: venture capital and private equity.