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“Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase”- Fred Wilson

What is the difference between valuing Google and an analytics startup in its first rounds of funding?

Google is a company with more than 23 years of operations, has relevant financial information…


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“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”- Confucius

“Fake it till’ you make it” was the guiding motto in the creation of Theranos, a company founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, who left Stanford to start it, grew…


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“Built to flip’ should not be a dirty phrase or unnatural act. I believe that to succeed today, entrepreneurs must not only aspire to early exits, but design that objective into their corporate structures and corporate DNA.” ― Basil Peters

Every entrepreneur starts developing their idea with the vision of…


“If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” — Charles Kettering

Today there is an excess of capital in the VC markets that include corporations who are actively participating in VC investments. It is easy to identify technology companies that through their funds such as Google…


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Just as there are heroes and villains in the Avengers universe, the startup universe is made up of growth and profitability, the former being the heroes and the latter the villains. …


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“There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.” — Jairam Ramesh

An important step in startups is the establishment of corporate governance bodies such…


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“The film industry is committed to working with the technology sector to find innovative new ways to deliver entertainment to consumers.”- Dan Glickman (US politician, lawyer, lobbyist and non-profit leader).

The VC ecosystem is like the creation of a movie. It starts when the screenwriter generates a new story, but…


“VCs like acquisitions as much as IPOs because the acquiring companies often can rationalize paying large multiples over the current valuation of the startup.” — Steve Blank, Silicon Valley veteran

In the last 20 years Google, a company founded in September 1998, has acquired approximately 243 companies (12 per year)…


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In 2010, Yogome was founded in Mexico, the company was an educational startup whose objective was to use games to encourage learning in young people through mobile devices. The startup raised approximately USD$37mm of funds from VC such as Exceed Capital, Seaya Ventures, Cometa (formerly Variv), Endeavor Catalyst and 500…


“The major winners will be financial services companies that embrace technology.” — Alexander Peh, PayPal and Braintree

In recent years, technology has revolutionized the financial market, creating financial technology (Fintech). Fintech global market is valued at approximately $130bn, the most aggressive projections Expect it to grow to more than $300bn…

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