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Diversify Differently: What the Heck Does THAT Mean??
Investors most certainly turn to venture capital for investment home runs. We urge our VCapital investors to diversify their entire portfolio both with -- and within -- the venture capital asset class.Read more
Power Laws, Not Panic
With five decades of experience in venture capital, CEO Len Batterson has a “conversation” with AI app ChatGPT which offers no experience but a lot of resources.
A spotlight on the exciting topic of quantum computing as it relates to the latest addition to our VCapital portfolio: EeroQ Quantum Hardware.
Tyler Qualio: Investor Spotlight
“If you can make money while helping the world, it’s a win-win.”
Venture Capital is Not for Quitters
VCapital looks for entrepreneurs who innovate for the long game, the ones who can withstand the inevitable challenges of change and disruption, especially when the world feels the most turned upside down.
You just can't retire from being great.
Dear Ken Freeman…
A 2021 Year-End Report Card
With a well-distributed national presence, VCapital’s number of investors has increased 78% in the last three years. This enables us to raise funds faster when needed to capture a share of the best deals available.
What Do Venture Capital Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur?
Passion, Confidence, AND Sound Objective Judgment
The Venture Capital Market is Red Hot, however....
Smart choices are still (as they always have been) essential.
Investing in a Sustainable Future: Alan Schwartz Is an Open Book
How did The Schwartz Family build a successful multi-generational family business in real estate, hospitality, and sports? By continually investing with transparency, passion, innovation, and impact.
Venture Capital in Stages
Investors should keep in mind that not all venture capital investment is alike. There are big differences between early and late stages.
Venture Capital on Overdrive
The U.S. economy, facilitated by strong monetary and fiscal stimulus, is now springing back to life. Along with that broad recovery, the venture capital asset class is on overdrive.
Ryan Kole is Changing the World One Concussion at a Time
Ryan Kole’s career path was anything but typical. He contemplated medicine, law, psychology, even being a sports agent. Eventually he gave in to the entrepreneurial
To See and Not See
How do top performing venture capitalists succeed when historical data shows that most venture capital investments lose?
VCapital at Middle Age
Six years since our first investment in Intensity Therapeutics, VCapital is invested in eleven companies today. Having reached our middle age in “venture capital years,” we are growing increasingly optimistic about our prospects for ultimate maturity.
Reflections on a Career in Venture Capital
A career in venture capital requires an ongoing need to learn and keep learning. After almost four decades in, Len Batterson shares his experience and investment stories.
Venture Capital Investing in an Epoch of Change
The world and everything around us is changing faster than at any time in history. Despite that reality, things rarely feel like they’re changing all that fast, because we are so accustomed to the pace of change.
A Field of Dreams Where Slugging Percentage Matters Most
The key to venture capital investment success is slugging percentage. Doubles and triples are good, but home runs are what really count.
Some Baseballisms for A New Year
With 2021 on deck, our thoughts turn to baseball. Spring training is less than two months away and we hope the pandemic is finally in the bottom of the ninth.
Cleversafe's home run team batting again with Ocient
Cleversafe’s exit, selling to IBM for $1.3 billion, took place in 2015, just as VCapital was starting up. A big idea intersected with practical need and market demand. Many new millionaires were minted as a result.
Conservative Value Investor Takes a Risk
Laws of Attraction: Can conservative value investors love venture capital too? In a word, absolutely.
Venture Capital in a Time of Historic Change
The pandemic’s end remains unknown. Sharing our thoughts on COVID implications for the economy, and especially for venture capital investment, seems in order.
The LoPresti Family: Founders, Investors, and Philanthropists
VCapital is humbled to think of our decade-long relationship with the LoPresti family, as both investors and as friends.
Raydiant Oximetry leaders know how to make it happen.
In the venture capital world, the jockey is often more important than the horse. We look for leader-managers who have proven they can make things happen.
Re-Sorting and Recovery: The Post-COVID U.S. Economy
We believe opportunities to build wealth through venture capital will continue largely unabated because venture capital is all about innovation.
Live CEO Interview: New Developments at SentiAR
Summary of SentiAR’s progress and why it might matter to you. Watch our live interview with CEO Berk Tas.
Aligning with the Anticipated "New Normal"
Managing through the COVID era, our work at VCapital continues.
SentiAR expands to support COVID-19 patients.
An update from SentiAR CEO Berk Tas
Rationality is returning to financial markets.
Chicken Little proven wrong again. The sky isn’t falling after all.
We are staying the course for our investors.
Not out of the woods yet, but the sky does not appear to be falling.
Keeping you informed about your investments.
Our plan is to communicate to you what is most relevant to your relationship with VCapital and your investments.
Unicorns: Bigger is Not Always Better
2020 began with clouds on the horizon.