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The Fastest Growing Category of Venture Investment in 2024

Tom Tunguz

The fastest growing category of US venture investment in 2024 is AI. Venture capitalists have invested $18.3 Some of this is new company formation, & there has been a significant amount of seed investment in this category. billion through the first four months of the year.

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The Investments Where I’m Going to Lose All My Money

SaaStr

Since then, I’ve made some pretty good other investments as well. The top reasons an investment has turned out to be a Zero: #1. The post The Investments Where I’m Going to Lose All My Money appeared first on SaaStr. cash Second was Algolia leading U.S. But also, I made some that … weren’t.

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Dear SaaStr: Have You Ever Made a Very Risky Investment That Paid Off Big Time?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Have You Ever Made a Very Risky Investment That Paid Off Big Time? More of the story here: The post Dear SaaStr: Have You Ever Made a Very Risky Investment That Paid Off Big Time? In my first start-up, the VCs pulled our term sheet between signing and closing. But sometimes … you just do it. appeared first on SaaStr.

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10 of My Top Seed Investing Mistakes

SaaStr

Q: What are some common mistakes that investors make when evaluating potential startup investments (such as Seed or Series A)? A few I’ve made and watched others around me make: Invest in good traction with a pretty good but not great CEO. Investing when you aren’t sure but someone else really successful is investing.

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The Economics of Payment Facilitator Registration

Explore upfront investment expenses and the long-term financial implications. As the popularity of becoming a PayFac (payment facilitator) grows, it's crucial to understand the intricate economics involved. Our article delves deep into the costs, complexities, and risks associated with PayFac registration.

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Dear SaaStr: How Can I Convince My Investor We’ll Double Their Investment By The Next Round?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Can I Convince My Investor We’ll Double Their Investment By The Next Round? If you are a VC / private investor, there’s a key meta question: why invest now ? There are really two, related answers to “let’s wait” One is because if you don’t invest now, it will be too late.

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The Worst Part of Investing

SaaStr

So we’re at the time of the year where I experience the Worst Part of Investing, multiple times. While not fun, it’s embedded into the business model of investing. A rough quarter or two at a key investment? Some investments just outgrow you. The post The Worst Part of Investing appeared first on SaaStr.

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How Investors & Strategic Buyers Evaluate Integrated Payment Strategies

It's a must-read for SaaS companies looking to attract investment and achieve sustainable growth. The article guides SaaS executives in developing strong payment strategies, focusing on the right platform selection, user experience, and ensuring security and compliance.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

Members of the C-suite are the key decision-makers when it comes to making major investments in their organizations. That’s why every salesperson’s goal is to make their pitch directly to a senior executive—ideally, sooner rather than later.

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The Mindset of An Investor Today with Tim Draper

Speaker: Peter Cowen, Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners & Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners, with top VCs looking at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate. Come join us for any of these sessions to hear from these top seasoned investors and get answers to these questions: How are VCs now looking at investing in the short term?

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The Mindset of An Investor Today with Minnie Ingersoll

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners with top VCs looking at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate. Come join us for any of these sessions to hear from these top seasoned investors and get answers to these questions: How are VCs now looking at investing in the short term?

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The Mindset of An Investor Today with Ben Narasin

Speaker: Peter Cowen, Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners & Ben Narasin, Venture Partner, NEA

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners with top VCs looking at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate. Come join us for any of these sessions to hear from these top seasoned investors and get answers to these questions: How are VCs now looking at investing in the short term?

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The Mindset of An Investor Today - Arlan Hamilton

Join Peter Cowen, Managing Director at Sutton Capital Partners with top VCs looking at the trends and perspectives on investing in today’s climate. Come join us for any of these sessions to hear from these top seasoned investors and get answers to these questions: How are VCs now looking at investing in the short term?

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. It involves finding a data management provider that can append contacts with correct information — in real-time.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way.