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Thoughts From Us

Yannick Oswald

Funneling through: Reserves and Follow-ons.


Get a great venture firm on board asap. They will help you raise more capital and give you access to critical reserves, especially now.

Yannick Oswald

Sifflet: 5 reasons we invested...


When we first met the Sifflet team and led their seed round in 2021, it was immediately apparent to us that this team was special...

Yannick Oswald

Boards, your ‘6th player'


Several recent startup blow-ups could have probably been avoided had there been better board oversight. Let’s have a look at how founders should work with their board and leverage it as their ‘6th player’.

Yannick Oswald



Every great company works to the consistent beat of its 'own drum', keeping all stakeholders aligned. Having consistency as a business builds trust. Investors are searching for it in 2023, from the very early stages.

Nikolas Krawinkel

Why Most Startups Fail


One thing is clear: With the market correction in 2022, fundraising has become more difficult for startups. However, the reasons for running out of money are not exclusive to the current times.

Yannick Oswald

The Great Leap: 'Made by AI'


AI is hot again. It feels like a flashback to 2015. But this time, it is different. While still early days, AI is finally moving into its industrial age. What does this mean for startups, what is behind all the fuss, and why now?

Yannick Oswald

2022 VC Funding Trends: No room for long-term pessimism


Many entrepreneurs, from around Europe, reached out to me over the last weeks, all with one question: 'What is going on in VC right now?' So I thought it might be a good time to share some thoughts on the VC funding market again.

Yannick Oswald

The SAFE Nightmare


While interesting for smaller investments or bridge rounds, SAFEs can mess up a young company's cap table if not careful. Here is why...

Yannick Oswald

Are you a nice-to-have or must-have?


The last years feel like a never-ending rollercoaster. In 2022, the world did not only return to normal, but the pendulum swung completely...

Yannick Oswald

Yes, still investing... Our latest addition


We recently led the seed financing of Buo. It is not often that we announce new seed investments, but in the current market, I figured it is essential to let...

Yannick Oswald

The Current Market Turmoil


Navigating the current market turmoil is no doubt a challenge. Negative sentiment has taken over, but there are reasons to be optimistic...

Yannick Oswald

The Legend of the Market Pull


If you are in a good market, it will carry you forward, beyond what perhaps some teams deserve… What is this market pull?

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