The Role of Personal Preferences in Venture Capital

2021-01-26T17:41:31-06:00

Venture capitalists are continuously looking for innovative companies and products that span across all industries: from fintech companies to consumer goods; some pique interests more than others. As a student studying finance, a core lesson from my undergraduate curriculum has been this: ‘personal preferences have no significance in financial markets’. This explains why markets move [...]

The Role of Personal Preferences in Venture Capital2021-01-26T17:41:31-06:00

Brief Summary Adapted From Venture Deals: What is a Term Sheet?

2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

In essence, a term sheet is a legal document that outlines the transfer of capital from investors for equity in a company. This process happens seamlessly every single day on your favorite stock exchange. Gen Zers like myself are used to being able to log onto Robinhood and buy $10 worth of Amazon stock. With [...]

Brief Summary Adapted From Venture Deals: What is a Term Sheet?2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups by Jason Calacanis

2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

I recently finished reading Angel by Jason Calacanis and did not realize how impactful it would be. I started to realize how truly passionate I was about entrepreneurship/startups and started respecting the work in a whole new way. Taking risks and believing in the management team and the companies is a huge part of diligence. [...]

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups by Jason Calacanis2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Covid brought a lot of uncertainty to financial markets which brings up concerns about how it might impact the state of VC and startup fundraising. There were a lot of initial concerns about what the effect of Covid might be on VC.  Issues people were worried about were the lack of availability for in-person networking [...]

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The past few years have seen a large growth of student-run venture capital funds, including ours based out of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Atland Ventures. In my ~4 weeks working at Atland, it’s already been an incredibly valuable experience, as I’m sure it has for everyone else in the company. So it raises the [...]

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00
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