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November 24, 2021 Sign Up
Five articles every week, hand selected by the Flashpoint Investment Team, to make you smarter in the world of tech investments.

#1 TIGER GLOBAL: HOW TO WIN

If you only have a couple of minutes to spare, here’s what investors, operators, and founders can learn about Tiger Global. Tiger’s current private market thesis is simple: we are still in the opening stages of the digital revolution. For those who began evangelizing the “software opportunity” decades ago, that we have yet to reach maturation may come as a surprise.

#2 VENTURE DEBT - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN STARTUPS  AND GROWTH?

There has been a significant increase in the equity capital available in Southeast Europe, especially in the very early stages –  there is currently over €400M from 25+ funds available. However, the next growth rounds still tend to be elusive – there are still not that many late-stage investors around, but at the same time founders tend to give away too much equity too early.

#3 BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE AND THE FUTURE OF VENTURE CAPITAL

Sam Lessin’s recent article The End of Venture Capital as We Know It has received a lot of attention in the startup community. Lessin argues that a monumental shift in startup investing is coming to fruition as software has already eaten the world, and larger institutions continue to jump into the software venture capital market at an unprecedented rate.

#4 BOOTSTRAPPING OR VC? 

Money talks. There is no way to start a startup if the entrepreneur does not have enough capital to start the business. While it is important to have a good team, a great innovative, disruptive and scalable idea, or to have found a problem to solve, none of this is going to work if you don't have the money to go from idea to action.

#5 WHY IS CAPITAL RAISING NOT IMMEDIATE AFTER PITCHING?

If you are in your early stages and you are close to your first capital raise, you should know that you will not get resources in the first pitch you make in front of investors and that once you have convinced that you have a great company to be invested by some of them, the capital that you will receive will not be obtained immediately. 

If you enjoyed this newsletter, forward it to a friend. If you are a startup with a founder from Central or Eastern Europe or Israel looking for financing, whether it is Seed, Series A or later, have a chat with our bot and we will get in touch!
 
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