Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Venture Capital

Linh Ha

What do VCs look for in a start-up?

From the start-up’s point of view, pitching to investors could be an intimidating process in which start-ups have to present their heart out to convince the investors that they are the next unicorn and thus worth investing in. A pitch deck to present to the investors might vary depending on the requirement of the investors…

Linh Ha

Why VCs and 03 venture capitalists that inspired me

This summer, I am interning at a venture capital (VC) firm in Hanoi, Vietnam. The question I’ve been asked the most since the start of my internship is: “Why VCs?” I have a thousand answers for this question but it all comes down to one reason: The people! For every decision I make in life,…

Yumel Hernandez-Pascual

Startups in a NYC leading tech accelerator

This summer I’m interning at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a leading tech accelerator in NYC where less than 2% of startups applying are accepted. I’m specifically working in depth with a startup called Woveon, where we help companies derive customer analytics across all their different communication channels with the help of AI and Machine Learning. While…

D Coley

Advice for entrepreneurs: Research everything

This summer I have had the opportunity to observe and listen to many startups as they are raising money for their ventures. I wrote about simplifying your pitch here, but here are my thoughts on two other mistakes I have seen entrepreneurs make a few times: not researching the investor and not researching their competition…

D Coley

Tips for raising money for your startup while in college

There have been many articles written about college students raising money for their startups while in school. Some investors are totally against the idea, while others welcome youth entrepreneurship and the innovation that it can spur. If you are one of the young entrepreneurs raising money for your startups, here are a few tips: Seek…

Nikhil Anand

4. My Quick Exposure into Venture Capital

Start ups need to start up. To do this the need capital. The venture capital (vc) industry provides those much needed dollars to companies and takes an equity stake in the startup in return. It may be a hot form of investing right now, but the venture capital industry only takes up 0.3% ($30 billion)…

D Coley

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Simplify your Pitch

This summer I have had the opportunity to observe and listen to many startups as they are raising money for their ventures. Here are my thoughts on a mistake that I have seen entrepreneurs make a few times: founders over complicating their idea. Every founder must be able to easily explain what their product or…

D Coley

The Cofounders Lab

This summer I have had the opportunity to work at Cofounders Capital, an early stage venture capital firm in North Carolina. The firm is managed by former entrepreneurs David Gardner and Tim McLoughlin, and they have decided to run their firm differently than most venture firms. At Cofounders, the management team is almost exclusively focused…

D Coley

Not all VCs are made equal

When founders decide to seek capital from venture capital firms, they are making the conscious decision to catalyze the growth of their company. Money raised is spent on new team members, R&D, marketing and anything else a company can use to grow quicker. But when money is raised entrepreneurs must realize that their companies cost…

Gabe Diaz-Barriga

Hitting the Ground Running

Several weeks ago, over 120 startups moved into the 14th floor of ONE Marina Park Drive.  The space went from being a quiet haven to a hive humming with activity and pulsing with energy.  The accelerator launched with Boot Camp, five intense days packed with headlining speakers and workshops to initiate the finalists into the…