As moneying slows in Boston, its early-stage market might shine

As moneying slows in Boston, its early-stage market might shine

Chris Lynch, a creator and previous basic partner at Boston-based seed-stage fund Accomplice, keeps in mind “VC Mountain in Waltham.”Back then, entrepreneurs on financing missions would check out a building ignoring the Waltham Reservoir near Boston where they pitched to a few investors: Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.” And if they didn’t buy […]
Crunchbase data suggests that the city’s Q2 venture capital speed slowed considerably, with April seeing far less rounds and dollars invested in 2020 than in 2019. While the numbers are slow, some Boston tech leaders believe seed start-ups will continue to thrive thanks to accelerators and a healthy base of regional early-stage investors.”The benefit of more access to capital without a proportional increase in fantastic ideas actually waters down the fort,”he said, referring to upmarkets. He estimates that in our COVID-19 world, financiers will start to again take three months for due diligence on a deal, versus 3 weeks to a signed term sheet. Back then, business owners on funding missions would go to a structure neglecting the Waltham Reservoir near Boston where they pitched to a few investors: Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures and Highland Capital Partners….

Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart

Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart

Edtech has been a hot category for investors for some time. Surging demand for better classes globally from new entrants to the knowledge economy has pushed revenues to new highs. Now, coupled with the rapid propagation of the coronavirus forcing dozens of colleges and universities to shut down and move entirely online, the sector is […] …