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Understanding Liquidation Preferences and The Zone of Indifference.

From Olivier Verhage - Kennet Partners (@olivierverhage) In one of my previous blogs I discussed what every entrepreneur needs to know about how revenue growth translates into pricing and deal valuation for a typical SaaS business. Fast forward, you’ve decided that your business is worth 5x ARR, is there another important thing that matters...


What is actually Going on in The Gig Economy?

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@PieterWelten) ​The vast majority of us are familiar with companies like Handy, Deliveroo, Postmates, Instacart and Uber. They run multisided platforms in which on one side there are people that need a job done and on the other side there are people who want to do that job. These companies don’t employ their...


Stop Looking for The Holy Grail.

From Jan Andriessen - HenQ (@janandrssn) ​It seems to be a strong human tendency to be looking for that one thing that answers it all. We are looking for that one technology that solves all of our problems. In one of my previous blogs about the technology effect, ​I write about how this can lead entrepreneurs and investors to overestimate...


Understanding Reasons for VC rejections – Customer, Traction, Growth, Scaling?

From Mathijs de Wit – Newion Investments (@mathijsdewit) Approximately 1-2% of relevant deal flow for a VC firm will become a portfolio company. Hence, rejecting entrepreneurs is something a VC professional will have to do as  part of his job. As most people have an intrinsic urge to be liked, I believe most VCs want to be honest about their...


The Netherlands: The west coast of Europe!

By Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@pieterwelten) A few weeks ago I attended the South Summit in Madrid. I was aware of the keynote of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands later that afternoon on the main stage. Prince Constantijn recently succeeded Neelie Kroes as special envoy of the Dutch start-up programme StartupDelta2020. Being Dutch...