Welcome to episode two of our Venture Studios Series! In this series, we dive into the world of Venture Studios and how they are blending with Venture Capital firm models. We explore the process of how Venture Studios take companies from ideation to launch, with the goal of recovering investments and making profits to reinvest in new startups. Join us in this series as we explore the exciting world of Venture Studios!
Welcome to part 2 in Dr. Miles Aron’s series on the book Venture Deals. Here we focus on liquidation and participation preferences: stuff that determined who makes what in a startup liquidity event. Dr. Aron’s intention is to provide zero-cost access to information about the art, the science, and the history of venture building.
This is Dr. Miles Aron’s third installment in his Venture Deals series. In this video, you will learn about stacked preferences, anti-dilution clauses, and pay-to-play provisions in term sheets from investors to founders.
Hi, welcome to Part 4 in Dr.Miles Aron’s series on the book Venture Deals. Here we focus on the control-related terms in term sheets that investors send to founders. This includes board seats, protective provisions, drag-along provisions, and a discussion about how you can structure your board and negotiate the control terms of venture deals for success. It is the intention to provide zero-cost access to information about the art, the science, and the history of venture building.
Welcome to Dr. Miles Aron’s series on the book Venture Deals. He provides zero-cost access to information about the art, the science, and the history of venture building. Venture Deals is required reading for entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, and even attorneys. In this series, he will share some important learnings about term sheets and how they can impact your business.
Knowing your audience is necessary to achieve product-market fit, which is critical for entrepreneurs. You will likely already have some idea of your product and your intended audience. However, a successful startup will have an intimate understanding of both their intended audience and their solution to that audience’s problem.
Arcanium, a technology and talent services provider for startups, has been selected for Newchip's online accelerator program from over 1,000 applicants. The equity-free accelerator provides mentorship, connections and tools to help growth-stage startups scale their business and attract potential acquisitions. The program has helped over 1,500 founders from more than 50 countries and 250 cities raise over $450 million in funding since 2019. With $1 million in year one revenue and over 15% month-over-month growth, Arcanium aims to optimize the venture-building process with Newchip's support.
Technical debt, like financial debt, is something you want to avoid. In the IT world, technical debt is the work you have to do tomorrow because you took a shortcut to deliver the software today. Common causes for technical debt include lack of upfront definitions in design & development, starting a project without completing proper requirements gathering, and budget issues. To manage technical debt effectively, make it a part of your daily conversations, be an advocate for maintenance, have KPIs set for basic product expectations, and plan reasonable workloads to account for technical debt. Working smarter, not harder, is the key to managing technical debt effectively.
Women are still underrepresented in the STEM industry, with only 29% of the STEM labor force being female, and just 3% of industry CEOs being women. While many young women pursue STEM education, they face roadblocks after college, including low confidence, a lack of mentorship, and understanding salaries and compensation packages. Having a mentor can help women gain confidence and prepare for challenges, and it's important to have open conversations about salaries and benefits.