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Lean VC Investing. Why is this aligned with the entrepreneurs interest?

From Mathijs de Wit - Newion Investments (@mathijsdewit) One of the things VCs are confronted with a lot are entrepreneurs with overly optimistic expectations of their growth. Resulting in non-optimised relatively large investments in building an organisation and hiring people. While most of these companies have proof of their product, may have...


Price, Value & Unicorns

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@WeltenPie) A couple of weeks ago I was approached by an entrepreneur during a tech conference. He introduced me to his start-up and co-founder. He told me that they were seeking to raise up to €2.5 million at a €10 million valuation. The company generated a few hundred euros per week and had 3 FTEs. I...


Going into Uncharted Territories.

From Jan Andriessen - henQ (@JanAndrssn) I recently watched a guest lecture of a famous US-based venture capitalist at Stanford. During this lecture, he says he does not understand the obsession of start-ups with an advertising business model. He marks his point by showing that the total global market size of online advertising is approximately...


Don’t Underestimate a Business Plan.

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@WeltenPie) Since I became a VC at Prime Ventures, a lot of people tend to pitch their 'ideas' to me in a bar, restaurant, the gym, or supermarket. In their opinion it is the next big thing and Facebook, Google and Apple should be worried! Truth be told, I love these conversations, I get very excited about...


Valuation Thoughts.

From Eli van Goudoever - Sanoma Ventures During last quiet summer period I spent some time drinking coffee with a number of very early stage startups. I enjoy the founders’ energy and adding an investor’s perspective to their plans - even though their stage does not match with the investment parameters of our fund. A handful of times I was...