Beyond the fanfare and SEC warnings, SPACs are here to stay

Matt Johnson Contributor Matt Johnson is CEO and co-founder of QC Ware, a quantum computing software company. Matt was a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management and prior to that was a managing director in principal investing at Credit Suisse. The number of SPACs in the deep tech sector was skyrocketing, but a […]

One CMO’s honest take on the modern chief marketing role

Daniel Incandela Contributor Daniel Incandela is the chief marketing officer of Terminus, an ABM platform that powers high-performing go-to-market teams. There’s no shortage of commentary around the chief marketing officer title these days, and certainly no lack of opinions about the role’s responsibilities and meaning within a company. There’s a reason for that. CMO is […]

How to break into Silicon Valley as an outsider

Nathan Beckord Contributor More posts by this contributor The lightning-fast Series A (that was 3 years in the making) Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel Domm Holland, co-founder and CEO of e-commerce startup Fast, appears to be living a founder’s dream. His big idea came from a small moment in his […]

The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups

Ariel Katz Contributor Ariel Katz is the founder and CEO of H1, a global healthcare platform that helps life sciences companies, hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems connect with providers, find clinical research, locate industry experts and benchmark their organization. In the early 2000s, Jeff Bezos gave a seminal TED Talk titled “The Electricity […]

The era of the European insurtech IPO will soon be upon us

Phil Edmondson-Jones Contributor Phil Edmondson-Jones is a principal at Oxx, the specialist SaaS VC backing Europe and Israel’s most promising B2B SaaS businesses at the scale-up stage. Once the uncool sibling of a flourishing fintech sector, insurtech is now one of the hottest areas of a buoyant venture market. Zego’s $150 million round at unicorn […]

How to fundraise over Zoom more effectively

So far, I haven’t met a single one of my investors in person Max Greenwald 10 hours Max Greenwald Contributor Max Greenwald is the co-founder and CEO of Warmly, an app that pulls context on everyone you meet via Zoom or other video calling platforms. More posts by this contributor Protect Your Privacy & Security […]

Dear Sophie: What’s the latest on DACA?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I get […]

Fund managers can leverage ESG-related data to generate insights

Georges Archibald Contributor Georges Archibald is head of Americas at the Apex Group. Almost two centuries ago, gold prospectors in California set off one of the greatest rushes for wealth in history. Proponents of socially conscious investing claim fund managers will start a similar stampede when they discover that environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights […]

Founders who don’t properly vet VCs set up both parties for failure

Andrés Dancausa Contributor Andrés Dancausa is fund partner, EMEA for operator-led international investors TheVentureCity. Before entering the world of VC, he was the CEO of a Spanish fintech company and launched his own startup in the edtech space. There’s a disconnect between reality and the added value investors are promising entrepreneurs. Three in five founders […]

There is no cybersecurity skills gap, but CISOs must think creatively

Lamont Orange Contributor Lamont Orange is Netskope’s chief information security officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young. Those of […]