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How to predict venture performance through team composition – beyond intuition and gut feeling.

From Eva de Mol - HPE Growth Capital We all know that successful entrepreneurship contributes to innovation, job creation and profit. However, the stark reality is that most start-ups fail before they can even start to create value. According to Stanford University 60% of these failures is caused by malfunctioning teams. But research into what...


Company Valuation, FAAMG and FOMO.

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@pieterwelten) A few months ago I wrote a blog post about fair company valuations. I argued that a fair company valuation is in the best interest of the long-term success of any company. A relatively high (entry) valuation could create issues for the company going forward and will hit back when the company is...


What disruption actually is (and what it is not).

From Nick Kalliagkopoulos - Prime Ventures (@kalliagk)  Disruption according to the Cambridge dictionary is ‘an interruption in the usual way that a system, process or event works’. In the context of technology, startups and Venture Capital, disruption has become a buzzword that is overused and very often misused. You can constantly read...


Fair Valuations Matter.

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@pieterwelten) Company valuation is quite challenging. There are many aspects of the business to look at, including ‘type’ of company, growth rate, market conditions, ‘quality’ of revenues, competitive positioning, profitability margins, market size, growth potential and so forth. Many of these...


The US vs. Europe: What self-promotion, house parties, hustlers and VCs have in common.

From Olivier Verhage - Kennet Partners (@olivierverhage) With most headlines being either about Trump, Snap’s IPO or Europe’s political calendar, I thought why not throw in my very own and latest headline: some of you might know I recently moved to San Francisco to join our US team, so after spending my first month in the Valley here I thought...