The Emergence of “Pre-Seed” Capital

Notation Capital, founded by former Betaworks folks, is a new pre-seed investment fund launched a couple of months ago.  Notation Capital is attempting to institutionalize the round of funding that’s usually done by “Friends and Family”. With just an idea and a co-founder, one could actually raise up to $500K in exchange for 5% to… Continue reading The Emergence of “Pre-Seed” Capital

Exitround and its effects on behavioral economics

The latest and greatest in the world of acqui-hires is Exitround, a startup who helps other startups get acquired by tech giants.  My first reaction was skeptical. I’m not bullish on any startups who build their business model around unique market trends. This reminds me a bit of SecondMarket, who started their business in secondary transactions for… Continue reading Exitround and its effects on behavioral economics