Be a specialist

An interesting study was just released about venture capital. One tool I view that corporate development teams can refine and build upon to execute in-organic growth. The study essentially notes that venture capitalists are specialists. I believe this. The research paper also notes that performance is much better in the sub-industry VC's focus on; even… Continue reading Be a specialist

Early Stage Company Nomenclature + Rounds

Two things are popping up more and more in 2021: 1) I get a fair amount of questions about equity and where it should land for first-money-in through the mentoring I do for early stage companies. Unfortunately, it’s not a straightforward answer. 2) Round inflation is real. It really doesn’t matter if you mark your… Continue reading Early Stage Company Nomenclature + Rounds

FinTech Subscription Metrics (Acorns)

There is a lot of capital being poured into the consumer fintech space. And there seem to be an ever increasing number of larger scale unicorns who have yet to go public. More and more companies are waiting to ‘exit’ and the average time staying private has been increasing. This means that there are a… Continue reading FinTech Subscription Metrics (Acorns)

Be On Deck – Fintech fellowship

This June I’ll be joining beondeck’s fintech fellowship program. Super excited to see what it turns into. The program is eight weeks in length and focused around creating a community of professionals that can connect, nerd out over emerging business models, as well as the technical aspects. On Deck is creating a new way to… Continue reading Be On Deck – Fintech fellowship

Venture Capital & CVC Activity: Covid Review

Covid was deemed a national pandemic in the US on March 11th, 2020. Ten days ago as of this post. The gut reaction to many startups was visible. As in any business model under duress (especially startups) marketing stops, then recruiting slows or stops, followed by letting individuals go who may have already been planned… Continue reading Venture Capital & CVC Activity: Covid Review

Charlie and ComplyAdvantage – Financial Crime Edition

Hope to see you during this week’s convo with Charlie of ComplyAdvantage where we talk about financial crime and his platform which aids in combating it. Joined by hosts Vaibhav / Cokie / Yann / Jane 👏 https://lnkd.in/e9GPED6 #fintech #technology #cybersecurity #privacy #cybercrime #api #aml #banking

FinTech Fridays

I'm super excited to share the fun experiment that myself, Yann, Jane, Vaibhav, and Cokie have been building. Welcome to fintechfridays.com 🚀When covid happened, all our chances to interact were destroyed. But the creation of Clubhouse allowed for us to still connect, so we did it ourselves and created a forum to have low-key chats… Continue reading FinTech Fridays

Global Corporate Venturing

Happy to share (and humbled) that I slipped into the Global Corporate Venturing Rising Stars award for 2021. Link here to the full list of other great peers doing fantastic work across all industries. But I'm very excited about the growth of CVC participation in the ecosystem over the next few decades and the players… Continue reading Global Corporate Venturing

Zach & Dmitry of HMBradley

Don’t miss out on this week’s #FinTech #Friday convo w/ Zach & Dmitry of HMBradley - were we’ll talk about rewarding responsible financial behavior alongside Cokie/ Yann/ Vaibhav/ Jane and the Fintech Friday crew!This Friday, Jan 22nd at 11:00 AM EST on clubhouse. Join us! https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/4ME0nvxk