In this day and age, it’s not about not paying more. It’s about finding a company that does better with more capital.
Venture is as much a partnership between investors and founders as it is amongst the investment partners themselves. Thus, the best way to divide the venture pie is to simply create a larger pie where everyone ultimately has more than enough to eat.
While still nascent, V2V is quickly being developed to enable vehicles to wirelessly exchange information.
Moving away from the material transportation uses case discussed in Part II of our series, it’s time to take an even closer look at unregulated spaces where AV technology might find a winner: industrial machines and vehicles already in operation. Since customers will already own these machines (with plenty of life left in them), reinventingContinue reading “Autonomous Vehicle Part III: The Race to Retrofit the Wheel”
While it may be some time until autonomous vehicles are on the roads, there is certainly space for them in other sectors.
Being a method-driven VC, we’re not playing Russian Roulette. We’re counting cards in the game of 21.
even if the signals tell us that they must be great companies or suggest we have to overpay because they are “hot”).
Creative Ventures recently led an investment into PlanetWatchers, a Satellite Aperture Radar (SAR) technology company that turns months of crop assessment into minutes of analysis at one-tenth of the cost. Here we unravel the underlying macro trends driving the need for SAR and why it is needed to combat the exponential growth of extreme climate.
A critic of Deep Tech often claims that Deep Tech investment possesses such a high technology risk, the return is often unjustifiable. This premise fails to distinguish between the shade of grey within the maturity curve of each emerging technology. By understanding this particular nuance, we stand a significantly greater chance in predicting the success of a Deep Tech company.
During the 2010’s, mobile Internet was experiencing its golden years.
The US started with 20% smartphone penetration and ended with over 70% and 250 million users. Uber roared. Airbnb IPO’ed at a $100+ billion valuation.
But for an investor, this is yesterday’s glory and that means it’s also someone else’s money.
So what’s next?
Let us be frank about this: we think last mile delivery has a very attractive upside, but we think it is too challenging to be an attractive investment.
The difference between the two are the risks involved.
Luckily, we know exactly what it takes for founders to change our mind.