more than a penny

my 2 cents on innovation, venture capital, technology and startups


November 2015

The Seed Round Guide (II/III): Finding & Leveraging a Lead Investor

Are all investors made equal? There are two types of investors: Lead investors and co-investors. Understanding this difference is fundamental when structuring an investment round to avoid unnecessary circles or risk the completion of the successful round altogether. So, what… Continue Reading →

Has Switzerland been infected by the new “Hackathon Mania”?

1. Hackathons were not very popular in Switzerland in 2013… Two years ago, I got involved with hackathons first hand in my role at Swisscom: I hosted the ETH Entrepreneurclub’s hackathon in our P51 office building in Zurich. It was a… Continue Reading →

The Seed Round Guide (I/III): Is Big Always Better Than Small?

In my role as an early stage investor, I meet many startups in the seed stage and I would like to share my view: What is the best amount of money to ask from investors? Which valuation makes it likely… Continue Reading →

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