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  • Recap from Boston and NYC Founder Events!

    We were happy to host many LaunchCapital founders at recent events in Boston and NYC. Bringing together founders and friends to share challenges and perspectives and to create relationships/collaborations that will be helpful over time. The event started in Boston, where LaunchCapital was started back in 2008.  We had portfolio companies represented from every class… Continue

  • Pritzker/Vlock Family Office & Co-Founder Elon Boms Announce Increased Investment in LaunchCapital

    Billionaire Investors Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, with Co-Founder Elon Boms, innovated the seed investing industry in 2008 with the introduction of LaunchCapital LLC, one of the first venture capital firms in the historically fragmented seed investment market. Almost 10 years later, they’re doubling down on a decade of tremendous success to bring new value… Continue

  • Early Stage Marketplace Investing

    One of our Launch Capital staff, Ed Coady, pinged me the other day regarding marketplaces and asked me how does one find the next big marketplace startup at the seed stage. We both remarked that there are a ton of posts on marketplaces and what makes them successful – BUT they are all written as… Continue

  • Angel Investing at Today’s Market Rates is a Losing Proposition

    A few weeks back, I wrote a post entitled The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup where Dave McClure of 500startups lamented about the state of early stage, that valuations were way too high, and that early stage investors will lose money. But, really, how risky is seed investing in today’s world? Are we paying… Continue

  • JOBS Act Changes: A General Solicitation Primer (Part 1 of 2) [UPDATED]

    The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, was signed into law on April 5th, 2012. The legislation was designed to make it easier for small businesses in the U.S. to raise capital through a number of changes in the securities law. Some of these changes were already in effect, including a streamlining of… Continue