- a strong leadership team,
- proven product-market fit, and
- a clear go-to-market strategy.
September 4, 2017
A killer pitch deck sounds like a story by design. It is meant to help you step back from the details of your business or new product, to tell a compelling story to an investor. It reads as simple as this: “We are a unique team, excited to solve a big and hard problem. We came up with a sustainably differentiated solution. As a result, we are gaining solid traction, which we monetize fairly. So our financials look extremely promising but to get there, we need a reasonable amount of funding. We have a credible plan to generate significant returns for our investors.”Read More
February 3, 2017
When a due diligence is appropriate, we ask the entrepreneur to make a data room available to the due diligence team. Through a review of the material in the data room and discussions with the CEO, exec team and references, the due diligence lead is able to cover the key aspects of the due diligence: team, business, financing, and match with Mighty Capital.Read More
Listen to SC Moatti’s Interview with Konstantin Dubovitskiy of Fundraising Radio. Topics also include:
- How to make sales through product managers?
- When should startups start working on content generation?
- How long it might take to pay off?
Today, we’re excited to announce that Mighty Capital portfolio company, Mission Bio has raised a new $70 million Series C funding round, led by Novo Growth and including participation from Soleus Capital and existing investors Mayfield, Cota and Agilent. Mission Bio will use the funding to scale its Tapestri Platform, which uses the company’s work in single-cell multi-omics technology to help optimize clinical trials for targeted, precision cancer therapies.Read More
Listen to SC Moatti’s Interview with Shawn Flynn of The Silicon Valley Podcast. Topics also include:
- Other than money what value can Venture Capitalist bring to the deal?
- What is considered a good product?
- What are common areas of negotiations between entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalist?
As they say: When you know, you know!
Of course, you’ve never fallen for that kind of thing…or have you?!?
What DO you really know?
Exactly WHEN do you know it?
And HOW do you know it’s happened?
Indeed, we are talking about the mythical PRODUCT MARKET FIT, considered by some as the holy grail towards startup nirvana.
Excited to welcome SC Moatti, managing partner at Mighty Capital and founding CEO at Products That Count, to discuss The Myth of Product-Market Fit. SC brings a unique perspective to this important and elusive concept as an investor and a product maven.Read More
July 8, 2020
Listen to Skylar Founder & CEO Cat Chen discuss scaling a product-focused startup and the key factors of a great product. Topics also include:
- How to go about fundraising and why Skylar is excited to work with Mighty Capital
- How to get customer feedback and the importance of A/B Testing the customer experience
- When to have a dedicated product team and how to maximize resources early on
Today, we’re excited to announce that Bluedot has raised a $9.1 million Series B funding led by Autotech Ventures, including participation by existing investor Transurban and new investors Forefront Ventures, IAG Firemark Ventures, and Mighty Capital. Alexei Andreev, from Autotech Ventures, has joined our board along with Jennifer Azapian, from Mighty Capital as a board observer.Read More
SC Moatti was honored to recently be interviewed by Vanda Vovk of Unicorn Nest.
Don’t try to be different because what is going to make you stand out is the quality of your team, the size of the problem you’re solving, the defensilbility of your solution and your revenue traction.Read More
May 29, 2020
Today, the six-year old startup announced that it has closed a $13 million Series A funding round led by Fusion Fund. Mighty Capital, Allianz Life Ventures, Vectr Fintech Partners and Viaduct Ventures also participated, along with two angel investors from a previous round.Read More
In venture capital, the increasing disruption by mega-funds is driving many VCs into the classic innovator’s dilemma: I need to raise bigger funds to survive, but doing so will eventually dilute my returns which will ultimately kill me. The now-classic example is SoftBank who’s founder Masayoshi Son raised $100 billion dollars to invest “unlimited cash” in innovation-crazed companies. Based on my experience navigating three different innovator’s dilemmas, I see two main reasons for this disruptive trend and three ways VC firms might respond. As we’re all navigating towards a new normal, post-COVID-19, these responses will define a new industry direction, and I believe the natural endpoint will be increased fund consolidation activity.Read More
SC Moatti shares some insights and observations on what it takes to be a true value adding member, specifically at an early-stage company. Plus, what’s required during deciding moments, such as fundraising, CEO transition, insolvency, and exits.Read More