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Featured Member: Ravi Vangapalli of Arvy Capital

Ravi Vangapalli, General Partner of Arvy Capital Q: Describe what your current company does? A: My current company is Arvy Capital. It is a quant fund company, primarily focusing on building quantitative trading algorithms. Traditionally, there are only two ways to make money - fundamental analysis and technical analysis. But both models are not [...]

April 3rd, 2024|

Who Should Raise $1M? Fewer than you think.

When I hear that a startup is raising $1M for their first non-friends-and-family round, my immediate thought is, "Oh, so you didn't actually think about how much you should raise." Of course, this is a ridiculous thing to think, given that I don't actually know how the founder landed on the (magical) $1M number. [...]

April 3rd, 2024|

Half a round? Try half a bridge

It is not uncommon for a startup to raise less than the full amount of capital they set out to raise originally. This has some obvious implications, but there are also some less obvious ones that I see many startup founders missing. When an investor commits, they are committing with the expectation that the [...]

April 3rd, 2024|

Featured Member: Elisabeth Gosselin of Paralog

Elisabeth Gosselin, CEO and Cofounder of ParalogWhich is your home chapter?Seattle chapter, but from Montreal.What is your company?Paralog is an AI tool with no code solution to automate the production of NPC behavior for video game studios.What were you doing before you started working on your company?I was Manager of Artificial Intelligence Training Programs at [...]

January 29th, 2024|

Featured Member: Joy Hoover of Esōes Cosmetics

Joy Hoover Which is your home chapter? Las Vegas What is your company? Esōes Cosmetics is the first patent-issued smart safety cosmetics. What does that mean? We are combining science, technology, and beauty to create a lipstick and other cosmetics that could save your life. What were you doing before you started working on [...]

January 4th, 2024|
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