Investing in Asia is tricky because every country is so different – different languages, laws, cultures, etc. This means the learning never ends, and when it comes to investing in the region, we’re only as good as we are informed.
Venture capitalists have more money to invest than ever, but most of it goes to a tiny handful of companies. Startup funding is like Hollywood this way. For every one successful star, there are many more struggling actors who will
In looking for climate-adaptation startups to invest in, I’ve struggled to define exactly what is and what is not an adaptation business. Do alternative meat and milk startups count? How about platforms to manage power from renewables? How I’ve been
SuperVisa is a Canadian startup looking to simplify the visa application and immigration process. Founded by Sean Fu, a Canadian immigrant himself, the company wades into a massive opportunity touching the legal, linguistic, and logistical complexities involved in migration. This
Founded by married Ph.D. couple Jonathan Levine and Theresa Dankovich, Folia Water uses nano-silver-coated paper to create a coffee-filter like product that makes water potable in minutes. The filters cost pennies, can be manufactured at scale using existing paper mills, and take
Climate change will take a massive toll on our mental health. As systems fail, pandemics become more frequent, and extreme weather events put pressure on all our systems, we will collectively experience trauma, which is why I believe startups addressing
In evaluating companies at Betatron, where we see up to 3,000 deals each year, we’ve learned the hard way that having too many investors on the cap table can work against a founder. The Logistics of Handling Many Investors Is
Ask any parent what day was the most important in their life and they are likely to say the birth of their child. Money is no object when it comes to solving a problem as serious as feeding one’s newborn.
In all the news about the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic, few outlets pause to remind their audience that pandemics are a byproduct of climate change and will be more prevalent as the planet heats up. Creatures that act as disease-vectors –
Advertising-based businesses are on an unending quest to capture our attention. This means they’re watching what we’re watching, and will do anything to interrupt us. In the process, they destroy the medium. Snail mail: destroyed by junk mail. Telephones: ruined