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VC Spotlight: Arboretum Stands Out As Two-Decade-Old, Woman-Led Venture Firm

VC Spotlight: Arboretum Ventures Arboretum Ventures Ann Arbor, Michigan  What it is: Founded in 2002, Arboretum Ventures focuses on investing in medical devices, life science tools and diagnostics and tech-enabled care delivery. The firm also prioritizes companies that deal with  chronic condition management, incentives for wellness and prevention, rising consumer engagement and the expansion of […]

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VC Spotlight: Chingona Ventures Lands One Of 8 PayPal Investments For Its ‘Overlooked’ Thesis

Chingona VenturesChicago, Illinois  What it is: Founded in 2019, Chingona Ventures is a pre-seed fund that makes investments in founders in nontraditional backgrounds that position them to create businesses in markets that are growing and often overlooked.  Leadership: Founded by Samara Mejia Hernandez, previous early-stage investor with MATH Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs Minimum investment: $250,000 Investment style/track […]

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Venture Capital Spotlight: True Wealth Ventures Bets Investing In Women-Led Startups Pays Off

Name: True Wealth Ventures Location: Austin, Texas Website: What it is: Founded in 2015, True Wealth Ventures is focused on investing in women-led startups who have proven the ability to financially outperform, in high growth markets of sustainable consumer and consumer health and where women are making the vast majority of purchase decisions. The […]

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Expect Rough Quarters. But In The Long Term, Venture Investment Could Benefit From Stock Market Crash

The massive losses in the stock market in March, which is closing the week deeply in bear market territory after a historic 11-year bull, likely mean venture investing will slow for a few quarters as portfolio managers shore up existing companies and the wealthy investors who make up the limited partners in the funds tread cautiously. […]

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The Public Markets Crashed. What Will The Effect Be For Entrepreneurs Raising Funds?

Entrepreneurs raising capital will see a tougher few quarters as venture capitalists and angels make sure companies already in their portfolios are well-funded. But most investors predicted the pullback will be relatiely short-lived, as investors seek new opportunities by the fall. “With public market downturns, investment opportunities become more competitive in the favor of the […]