1. Aircraft Carriers, Death Stars and Why “Seed is the New A” (Director’s Cut)

    • Peter Wagner

    A fundamental shift has occurred in the way startups are financed. Much of the progress companies used to make with Series A capital is now being accomplished in their seed phase. Meanwhile, Series A investors are applying investment criteria traditionally reserved for the Series B. To study this shift, Wing has developed a curated data set focused on the industry’s higher quality startups and used it explore what’s actually happening in early stage financing.  

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  2. Aircraft Carriers, Death Stars and Why “Seed is the New A” (Exec Version)

    • Peter Wagner

    The early-stage financing world is changing rapidly. But what won’t change is what it takes to build a great company, and the absolute priority and intense difficulty of laying the foundation right the first time. The very best entrepreneurs will be extremely thoughtful about what sorts of partners they seek out and who they choose to listen to.

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  3. A Q&A with Steve Polsky, Founder and CEO of Juvo

    • Martin Giles

    Since emerging from stealth in September 2016, Juvo has been on an impressive growth trajectory. The company, whose mission is to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy yet financially excluded, has increased the number of mobile subscribers it reaches via partnerships with mobile operators from 100M to 500M across 25 countries and four continents.

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  4. The Juvo Identity

    • Peter Wagner

    Identity is touted as a virtual skeleton key, the solution to all problems, ranging from cybersecurity to digital marketing.  My usual instinct when presented with such sweeping claims is “shields up”. But with identity, there is much justification for the hyperbole. Rich identity unlocks timeless factors like trust and relevance, fundamentals that bring ground truth to the digital world.

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