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Valentine’s Day Special by Managing Partner, Oksana Malysheva: In Defense of Valentine’s Day
Ok, I am the first to admit that this is an unusual plea from a hard-driving, rational physicist turned Venture Capitalist. So, what on Earth am I doing defending this Hallmark Holiday? Indulge me while I make this connection. One of the things that I care about professionally is to future proof startups and equip them with what they need to make their business a resounding success. How do we do that in an environment where odds are 9 out 10 startups fail? And does it have to be this way?
articles to read before you apply by Sputnik ATX partner / VC, Joe Merrill:
There are a ton of people infusing cryptocurrency and blockchain into traditional businesses and asset classes claiming to have some revolutionary breakthrough when, in fact, the business value proposition is nothing more than, well, bananas.
How to convince the sorting hat that you’re a gentle(wo)man and a scholar, not a wild animal.
When Sputnik ATX funds a company in our program, we give them $100,000 through a SAFE note. This begs the questions, what is a SAFE note, and why use it?
Many start-ups fail because they can’t generate sufficient consumer surplus. What the heck is it anyway?
Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help.