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Raising Venture Capital in 2024? The Air is Very, Very Thin Above $200,000,000 Valuations

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If I had to summarize venture capital today, it would be like this: There is Very Little Oxygen Today Above $200m Valuations What do I mean? It’s still a weird world in venture: Firms are both shutting down and raising new funds. More entrepreneurs are doing direct investing themselves than ever. But Series D? -41%.

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Dear SaaStr: Is Late-Stage Venture Capital More Stressful than Early-Stage Venture Capital?

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Dear SaaStr: Is Late-Stage Venture Capital More Stressful than Early-Stage Venture Capital? A deep dive on why late stage is harder than you might think here: The post Dear SaaStr: Is Late-Stage Venture Capital More Stressful than Early-Stage Venture Capital? appeared first on SaaStr.

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Dear SaaStr: We Don’t Need It. Should We Still Go After Venture Capital, and When?

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Should We Go After Venture Capital, and When? There are only two reasons to raise Venture Capital: You need it. If the only way you can get to the next level is to raise capital, then do it. Venture capital is very expensive in the early days, in terms of dilution. Dear SaaStr: We Don’t Need It.

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Venture Capital, Withering & Dying

Tom Tunguz

Amy Cortese published “Venture Capital, Withering & Dying” in the New York Times on Oct 21, 2001. Venture capital funds lost 18.2 percent, on average, for the 12 months ended June 30, according to Venture Economics, while Internet-specific funds were down 27.7 This is a natural part of the cycle.

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Dear SaaStr: Is 5 Co-Founders Too Many When Raising Venture Capital?

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Dear SaaStr: Is 5 Co-founders Too Many When Raising Venture Capital? My first venture investment was Pipedrive, it had 5 co-founders and sold for $1.5 Venture capital is a business of outliers, but it also involved a lot of pattern-matching, for better or worse. Yes, it can work. 5 scares most investors off.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are the Best Arguments Against Raising Venture Capital?

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Dear SaaStr: What Are the Best Arguments Against Raising Venture Capital? The post Dear SaaStr: What Are the Best Arguments Against Raising Venture Capital? TIRED: “We’re raising a small $3m round before we do a Big $20m Series A later this year” WIRED: “We’re raising $3m to build a $100m+ business.

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Why 2024 May Be Tougher on Venture Capital Than 2023

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That will weigh across venture. falling image from here ) The post Why 2024 May Be Tougher on Venture Capital Than 2023 appeared first on SaaStr. The bottom line is there likely is at least another full year of working through the excesses of 2021. No matter what some AI headlines suggest.