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

Democratization of VCs and Investment Opportunities

The past decade has brought a lot of new investors to the playing field, myself included. I wanted to quickly jot down some of the trends I view to be catalysts and where the future may be moving towards. Not all are new as of 2020, but most are gaining steam. 1/ Venture Capital being… Continue reading Democratization of VCs and Investment Opportunities

Don’t talk to CorpDev – Part Deux

Corporate Development, Strategic Business Development, Corporate Business Development, or any other amalgamation - are likely all the same teams with small caveats. Traditionally, CorpDev’s mandate was to buy companies. That’s traditional. But it’s 2020 and we can all attest that business models have changed over the past years. These days CorpDev isn’t simply a team… Continue reading Don’t talk to CorpDev – Part Deux

Navigating Termsheets

Termsheets are (1) used by founders raising capital and (2) investors looking to deploy capital. Most all termsheets are different in some slight way (unless you're using a SAFE or KISS note), they usually require lawyers, and all are time-consuming where neither party usually gets 100% of what they want. For a founder, it's about obtaining capital without giving… Continue reading Navigating Termsheets

Negotiations

Everyone has a different style when negotiating - and all of these styles lend themselves to have better outcomes depending on the topic at hand and who you're speaking to. Having experience is the best defense, but if that isn't an option there is a template I like to follow and have honed. That said,… Continue reading Negotiations

Machine learning for the enterprise

Where should we expect there to be disruption in the next 5 years, and specifically across enterprise-grade machine learning? Additionally, what areas will companies likely focus on building, and what will be acquired by large incumbents? To understand this, we need to know where we are currently and what we have accomplished to date. Currently,… Continue reading Machine learning for the enterprise

Near term M&A

https://giphy.com/gifs/lab-psychology-physiology-3oEduXcQeQCX3vwxxK What the market has been doing M&A market in the near-term is changing a little: (1) confidence is what drives deals (we've got low confidence); (2) it takes 6 months for private markets to catch up to the public markets; (3) low volatility enables an active M&A market, but currently volatility is still somewhat… Continue reading Near term M&A