Katie Roof via TechCrunch - March 29, 2017
There is a commonly held belief that aside from the initial capital investment, the main benefit to portfolio companies when they partner with Venture Capitalists is access to a vast network of prospective customers, top talent, and future investors.
Every year, a typical VC can see between 300-400 investment pitches from a variety of tech-related businesses across North America. Over time, many patterns emerge regarding what works (i.e. past entrepreneurial success, large untapped market potential, etc.) and what doesn’t (i.e. very crowded market, low barriers to entry, etc.).
I attended CES in Las Vegas for the first time in early January and it was even more sprawling than I expected, with the show seeming to take over the entire Las Vegas Strip.
Twelve months have flown by and it is time to look back at my "Ten Canadian Startup and Venture Capital Predictions for 2016”.