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Corporate Venture Capital: The Devil...or an Innovative Growth Channel?

In industries seeing stagnant growth or a negative impact from uncontrollable, outside forces, many companies are turning to corporate venture capital as an alternative means to innovation. Yet, famed venture capitalist Fred Wilson once said that corporate venture capital was the “devil.”

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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Are Million-dollar Markets Better Than Billion-dollar Markets?

Entrepreneurs have been hardcoded to aim at billion-dollar sized markets with their solutions. However, such lucrative markets will appeal to many others and thus, are hard to succeed in. Going after smaller market sizes may be the more logical path to success.

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Aaron Chockla

Aaron Chockla

State of the Fintech Industry (with Infographic)

Tech firms have enjoyed a deluge of funding in the last few years. Fintech is no exception. Now is the time to see which companies are here to stay and can become profitable - there will be some necessary consolidation and perhaps some high-profile failures.

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Natasha Ketabchi

Natasha Ketabchi

Financial Forecasting When Modeling With Missing Data

A financial forecast is a map that leads investors to the end goal. Most forecasts fail because they assume the ability to capture a market without detailing the assumptions to get them there. Startup financial models must be granular, with no missing steps from points A to Z.

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Sean Kae Siang Lim

Sean Kae Siang Lim

What’s a Startup Worth? Guidelines and Best Practices

How do you value a startup or a scaleup? This is a question that plagues both founders and investors. Arriving at a figure all parties can agree upon is not very straightforward: ultimately, valuation is more of an art than a science.

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Natasha Ketabchi

Natasha Ketabchi

Looks That Thrill: Inside the Booming Beauty Industry

How has the beauty industry become extremely innovative? How did Glossier and The Ordinary approach (and crack) the problem of enticing consumers, building brand loyalty and creating unique experiences? The lessons are relevant for all DTC companies.

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Natasha Ketabchi

Natasha Ketabchi

Looking at Failed IPOs in the Age of the Unicorn

For many years, the IPO market appeared dormant. 2019, however, is bucking the trend with a large number of high-profile tech companies going live on stock exchanges. Not all of these IPOs have been successes. What is the process and what determines success (or lack thereof)?

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Natasha Ketabchi

Natasha Ketabchi

Plant Power: A Look at Beyond Meat and Its Competitors

One of the most notable developments of recent years has been the boom in veganism. The Beyond Meat Company’s IPO in May 2019 captured this zeitgeist and is one of the stand-out financial events of the year. Can the company live up to the hype and satisfy its investors?

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Natasha Ketabchi

Natasha Ketabchi

The Power of Choice: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

As a founder, how should you fund your startup? Bootstrapping and venture capital both come with advantages and limitations, but this framework can help you compare the two options and make the best decision for your business.

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Pala Kuppusamy

Pala Kuppusamy

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