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VC 101: What You Need to Know About Due Diligence

VC 101: What You Need to Know About Due Diligence

A great deal of investors tend to lose out on their investments, which begs the question: how many investors really do commit due diligence to their full capacity?  Due diligence, in the simplest of terms, is the process of gathering information and insights that...

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5 Ways to Mitigate Inherent Risks in Early Stage Investing

5 Ways to Mitigate Inherent Risks in Early Stage Investing

Investing in early stage businesses can be risky; after all, 90 percent of all startups do fail. Moreover, a startup can take anywhere between 4 and 16 years to provide its investors with an exit; thus, it is safe to assume that the investor money will be locked up...

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Real Talk: All About Valuation

Real Talk: All About Valuation

Valuation of early stage startups is one of the most important areas of discussion and negotiation between the founders and investors. While the situation is less tricky for later-stage startups with steady revenues and projections, determining valuation is more of an...

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How Carried Interest Can Help You

How Carried Interest Can Help You

The venture capital community is not the most inclusive, and new investors might find it hard to scout for the proper connections that would get them on the right track. Venture ecosystems such as Diffuse aim to help them build such connections, for a small price. And...

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Top 4 Early Stage Investing Strategies for Picking Winners

Top 4 Early Stage Investing Strategies for Picking Winners

If you’re new to venture capital, know that it will require more than just having the money to burn. In order to succeed, you need to put in the time to build your network, stay on the prowl for top opportunities, and bet on the right horse when you can. Read on and...

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Early Stage Investing as a New Asset Class

Early Stage Investing as a New Asset Class

Many might consider investing in early stage companies a high-risk venture. After all, without a steady revenue stream or a customer base or even a stable product, entrepreneurs face the potential for failure every single day.  Is early stage investing right for you?...

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The Diffuse Manifesto

The Diffuse Manifesto

What we do Early stage investing (pre-seed, seed, and Series A) is wildly inefficient.  About 98% of investment is made by non-professional investors (friends, family, and angels) - quite the ad hoc and sporadic affair.  This inefficient system is rigged to reward the...

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