Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups – gpgmail

Yesterday at gpgmail’s Enterprise event in San Francisco, we sat down with three venture capitalists who spend a lot of their time thinking about enterprise startups. We wanted to ask what trends they are seeing, what concerns they might have about the state of the market, and of course, how startups might persuade them to […]

How early-stage startups can use data effectively – gpgmail

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” – Jim Barksdale Koen Bok is the co-founder of Framer, a design software company focused on helping people express their most creative ideas. Previously, Koen founded Sofa, an Apple Design Award-winning agency that was eventually acquired by […]

Goldman backs Kobo360, Rwanda commits to EVs, Interswitch IPO update – gpgmail

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The company — with an Uber-like app that connects truckers and companies to delivery services — will use the funds to upgrade its platform and expand to 10 new countries beyond current […]

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO – gpgmail

Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a story—based on unnamed sources—reporting the financial services firm had hired investment banks to go public on the LSE later in 2019. The piece spurred additional aggregated press. That Interswitch—which provides […]

What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator? – gpgmail

As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela. That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more global press (arguably) than any startup in Africa. I’ve found many Silicon Valley investors have heard of Andela but aren’t exactly sure what it does. In a bite, Andela is Series D stage startup―backed by […]

Peloton files publicly for IPO – gpgmail

Peloton, the well-funded maker of high-tech bikes and treadmills, has revealed documents for its upcoming initial public offering. The business previously submitted a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in June. The company will trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol PTON. Peloton, founded in 2012, […]

SAP covers hot topics at gpgmail’s Sept. 5 Enterprise show in SF – gpgmail

You can’t talk enterprise software without talking SAP, one of the giants in a $500 billion industry. And not only will SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott share insights at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 on September 5, but the company will also sponsor two breakout sessions. The editors will sit down with McDermott and talk about SAP’s […]

Should you raise equity venture capital or revenue-based investing VC? – gpgmail

More posts by this contributor Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? Most founders who are raising capital look first to traditional equity VCs. But should they? Or should they look to one of the new wave of revenue-based investors? Revenue-based investing […]

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? – gpgmail

More posts by this contributor Revenue-based investing: A new option for founders who care about control How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics This guest post was written by David Teten, Venture Partner, HOF Capital. You can follow him at teten.com and @dteten. This is part of an ongoing series on revenue-based investing VC that will hit on: […]

Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? – gpgmail

More posts by this contributor Revenue-based investing: A new option for founders who care about control How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics You’re working on launching a new VC fund; congratulations! I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching revenue-vased investing and other new approaches to VC. The […]