Category: Fundraising Tips

June 16, 2020

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.

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May 14, 2020

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.

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April 4, 2019
Idea to IPO’s mission is to promote entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, build community, & provide value in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem.
SC Moatti participated as a panelist during the 2/28/2019 Venture Capital Panel discussing the hottest funding trends of 2019.
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February 21, 2019

Having insights into how investors think about assessing a startup team will also help you think about designing your organization and hiring for the right qualities. I’ll break down the questions investors may ask themselves into 4 easy to remember categories.

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February 6, 2019

As a technology investor, I meet a wide variety of entrepreneurs and startup founders. Many times I’ll ask them, “Why do you do what you do? What’s your endgame?” Many of them share their passion for the journey or how much they value the freedom to be their own boss. Others find it rewarding that they create jobs. For the savvy entrepreneur, however, a big part of their answer includes a fully developed exit strategy. So please, eat healthy, exercise and hug your loved ones. Take care of your body, mind and spirit. And while you’re at it, write down your exit strategy.

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December 11, 2018

In this interview with The Full Ratchet, SC Moatti talks about 13 quick takeaways; including SC’s 3 rules of the most successful products. Explains that “Mobilized” shares examples and case studies implementing those rules.

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November 8, 2018

Startups working with leading edge technology know that hiring for the most in-demand skills comes with a cost — not just in salary but also in equity grant amounts. The right insight makes reaching your funding goals easier.

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October 22, 2018

When VPs, Directors and Managers sit down to negotiate offer terms, there’s a huge gap between West and East Coast outcomes. In Silicon Valley, candidates command 3-4 times the value in new hire grants compared to those out east. Why the difference, and how should startups position themselves accordingly?

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September 25, 2018

Who pays higher salaries for data scientists — Google or emerging startups in Silicon Valley? You might think it’s a silly question, but if you answered Google, you’d be wrong. For founders, skilled worker base compensation is no longer a cost cutting haven.

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July 24, 2018

Today, we’ll explore three strategies that lead to healthcare sales “wins” and point out how we can tell if the teams we meet in our screenings have what it takes to deploy them. Those 3 business behaviors are: Arbitrage, Stories and Leverage

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