Almost every VC *publicly* says they’re investing. But now early stage VCs not only have to ask themselves, will the company work? But also, will someone be there to fund the next round? And how would it be priced in 12 months? This uncertainty is causing decisions to down.


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1/ I often get asked, “How do I start angel investing?” I was supposed to speak at an event tonight about it, but it got cancelled due to #coronavirus. Sharing my thoughts here instead.


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During my talk at @StartupGrind this morning with @checkwarner, audience asked for a list of pre-seed funds. Who are your favorite investors focused on this stage?


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1/ Wanted to share some trends we’re seeing at pre-seed First how do we define pre-seed? Typically $250k-1m rounds with valuations <$5M. In hot markets like SF, rounds can be up to $1.5m with $8m valuations. (Could do a full post on the differences between pre-seed & seed…)


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