Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst discusses how to prepare to raise your next round

” When a VC states they do not like an LLC, they actually imply they are absolutely allergic to peanuts, and you are a bowl of nuts.” Next, a couple of favorite excerpts from the chat, beginning with Kunst’s notes on how to make a killer pitch deck. Here’s the thing about decks: Don’t be awful. The great news is it is easy and complimentary to make a non-ugly deck. Don’t be the next thing that gets deleted. Really go back and state, Who do I know?…

American Express taps startup BodesWell for expansion into financial planning

American Express taps startup BodesWell for expansion into financial planning

American Express is branching out into financial planning, with a little help from a seven-person startup called BodesWell. This week, the credit card giant launched a pilot of its first self-service digital financial planning tool, dubbed “My Financial Plan (MFP).” The six-month pilot kicked off on July 11 with about 25,000 select Amex cardmembers. American […] …

Sarah Kunst will outline how to get ready to fundraise at Early Stage

Sarah Kunst will outline how to get ready to fundraise at Early Stage

Sarah Kunst, founding partner at Cleo Capital, has worn many hats. She’s been an entrepreneur, served on plenty of boards, is a contributing author at Marie Clare, has been a senior advisor to Bumble and worked as a consultant in marketing, business development and more. With all that experience, she knows all too well that […] …

Julia Collins and Sarah Kunst lay out how to develop a fundraising procedure

Julia Collins and Sarah Kunst lay out how to develop a fundraising procedure

” if you’re not a graphic designer, then any incremental minute that you’re investing in trying to make your deck pretty is a waste of time.” Kunst and Collins satisfied well before Collins even had a clear idea for Planet FWD, but the duo understood they wanted to work together in the future. Kunst said Collins’ capability to “see around the corner” with Zume provided her the self-confidence to continue. The 2 formed a friendship and eventually, Collins started developing out Planet FWD and prepping to raise. In that very same vein, Collins has actually found out to be extremely deliberate when it comes to fundraising….

Sign Up With Sarah Kunst and Julia Collins for a live Q&A today at twelve noon PT/3pm ET

Sign Up With Sarah Kunst and Julia Collins for a live Q&A today at twelve noon PT/3pm ET

Julia Collins is the first Black woman to co-found a unicorn in the kind of Zume, a robotics company that cooked pizzas and provided them at the same time. The company brought in financial investment from Softbank and was valued at a reported $2.25 billion in 2019, however eventually didn’t measure up to expectations. Collins is now […] , we’ll sit down with Collins and Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst. We’ll chat about what was discovered from Zume and how that is shaping Planet FWD, as well as Kunst’s interest in sustainability start-ups and why she wager on Collins., Kunst and Collins will give live feedback on pitch decks sent by the audience in the Pitch Deck Teardown. Extra Crunch members have constantly (and will constantly) had free access to Additional Crunch Live, both live and on demand.

Take a look at the amazing speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Reside In March

Take a look at the amazing speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Reside In March

Extra Crunch Live is off to a kick-ass start this year. Lightspeed’s Gaurav Gupta and Grafana’s Raj Dutt taught us how to nail the story. Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut and Guideline’s Kevin Busque revealed us how important a simple pitch deck can be. And simply the other day, Accel’s Steve Loughlin and Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig went over the […] Additional Crunch Live is readily available for EC members only. Today, I’m thrilled to announce the March slate for Additional Crunch Live. As a tip, Extra Crunch Live is offered for EC members only. It is but one of the numerous factors to sign up with Extra Crunch, including however not limited to Investor Surveys, Market Maps, and the EC Advantage Program. …

Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it?

Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it?

As an outcome of the pandemic, accelerators have actually moved operations totally remote to abide by social distancing. The shift has forced widely known programs like 500 Start-ups, Y Combinator and Techstars to go completely online, while encouraging existing venture capital firms to release new digital-only fellowships like Cleo Capital and NextView Ventures. Prior to the pandemic, accelerators […]
Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it? …

What the brand-new VC show-and-tell suggests for signaling threat

What the brand-new VC show-and-tell suggests for signaling threat

A month earlier, we asked several venture capitalists if they planned to alter the method they invest or lead rounds throughout COVID-19– most said no, however they noted that valuations were coming down and creators in their portfolio companies were reacting to the crisis. Northzone’s Paul Murphy predicted less FOMO rounds because financiers will […] If financiers don’t invest in a company’s pro rata, that may negatively signal they do not think in the business’s future.”The concern ‘is your financier taking their pro rata’ is not always a checkbox response,” Berson stated. …