Fundraising is often called ‘The Dance’, a nuanced and potentially lengthy process that can frustrate founders. Often times there is one sole objective: raise as much capital as possible in a short period of time. And while I won’t argue that time is of the essence — founders need to be focused on building their businesses — this short-sighted […]
A look at how venture capitalists find deals from David Goldberg of Corigin Ventures.
There has been chatter over the years about fund economics — specifically whether carry should be calculated on a fund level, or on a deal-by-deal basis. With the rise of Syndicates and SPVs — and the rise of Angelist as a platform for both — I believe it merits revisiting. My major concern is that all […]
We often work with first-time entrepreneurs here at Corigin Ventures. They bring a certain hunger and a unique perspective, and their ignorance to the difficult road ahead can be a weapon. But with that comes inexperience — not just in building a business (which is hard enough), but in navigating the process of fundraising. They […]
As venture investors, we see hundreds of deals each year. Even the most active firms invest in less than 20 (we’re at about one/month pace for the last two years), so you can do the math on the number of “no’s” that have to go out. Here are some insights and opinions on how to […]
A look at some of the roles that as VC in this day and age plays in a startup’s story.
We are often asked “How do you source your deals?” While every deal is different, there are some consistent sources. We preach transparency here at Corigin Ventures, so in that vein, here is every deal we’ve done in the last 18 months (that’s when I started), the source of the deal, and some background context. […]
NYC VC fills us in on 5 ways the entrepreneurship mentality has shifted…and its not for the better
DEFINITION OF ‘SHORT SELLING’ The sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security’s price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit. As VCs, we see see up to […]
This VC Spells Out the Pluses and Minuses of Different Business Models