Category: Partners

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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January 2, 2019

The stock market turmoil of December 2018 reminds us to never take anything for granted. Still, good investment opportunities exist if you know where to look. My expectation is that 2019 will see significant private equity and venture capital activity thanks to multiple economic factors including a solid M&A appetite.

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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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July 17, 2018

SC has always loved public speaking. While earning her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, she was an instructor in public speaking. Today, SC is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau and Big Speak. She speaks about investing and innovation at prestigious conferences globally, including the Mobile World Congress, the Collision Conference, the Commonwealth Club, the Gartner Summit, and the National Association for Corporate Directors.

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The venture capital industry is male dominated and some of its unfair practices have been brought to light with the rise of the #metoo movement in 2017. This got us to wonder: How do businesses approach diversity and inclusion? What does that mean for Mighty Capital? What does that mean for our portfolio? We have been committed to diversity and inclusion from day 1 and it’s an essential part of our culture that we summarize with Mark Twain’s famous quote: “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.”

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May 16, 2017

SC Moatti goes through the change that mobile products face with competition, app store visibility, vertical bots, and how it impacts funding.

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May 3, 2017

We want personalization, yet we need to deal with the consequences of sharing personal data. SC Moatti explains control over personalization and what it means for mobile.

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