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Women in Venture: Changing the Face of Early-Stage Funders

Funding is a challenge for all early-stage companies. But without more women in venture, it'll continue to be especially challenging for female founders.
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The Next Edge in Private Equity: Data-Driven Investors

In an era where data is the new oil, tech-savvy, data-driven investors are gaining an advantage over their peers.
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Automated Portfolio Reporting is Good for Business

Automation has the power to transform portfolio company reporting, freeing up a limited partner's time to complete deals and track investment performance.
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Angel Investment Returns Begin with Selecting A+ Founders

Angel investment returns are dependent on selecting A+ founders. York Angel Investor's Executive Director highlights her highly effective strategies for assessing founders during the due diligence process.
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VC Stereotypes About Men and Women Aren’t Supported by Performance Data

Male entrepreneurs are the beneficiaries of the overwhelming majority of venture capital investments. But are their ideas really better investment opportunities for VCs than those pitched by women?
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5 Reasons Why Excel is Hurting Your Fund

If you're running your firm on spreadsheets, you should know the five reasons why Excel is hurting your fund.
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How to Get Started with Portfolio Management Software

In PE, funds without modern tools continue to struggle with reporting. Set your firm up for success in 2018 by adopting a portfolio management software system.
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Why Non-Financial Metrics Are Key for Measuring Portfolio Performance

A portfolio’s performance cannot be judged solely by financial metrics. Non-financial metrics must also be considered.
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Automated Reporting is Good for Business at Plaza Ventures

Matthew Leibowitz, a Partner at Plaza Ventures, shares the advantages of adopting automated reporting software for venture capital firms.
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Transform Portfolio Data into Actionable Insights in 3 Steps

Portfolio data is really only valuable if you can translate it into actionable insights. Here, we lay out the framework for how funds can do just that.
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