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WHY VENTURE CAPITALISTS SEEK STARTUPS WITH AN INNOVATION MINDSET

Venture Capital firms are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing, and startups with an innovation mindset are often the ones that catch their attention… Startups with an innovation mindset are seen as forward-thinking entities capable of disrupting markets and creating new ones. They continually strive to generate novel products, services, or business …

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“ARE WE THE TYPE OF COMPANY YOUR FUND WOULD CONSIDER INVESTING IN?”

As an entrepreneur, pitching your business idea to a venture capital (VC) firm can be an exciting, yet daunting experience. You may have spent weeks or months crafting the perfect pitch deck, practicing your delivery, and researching the firm’s investment portfolio to ensure that you’re well-prepared. However, after presenting your business idea, there is one …

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THE DOWNFALL OF SILICON VALLEY BANK

The downfall of Silicon Valley Bank is especially troubling because it was the self-described “financial partner of the innovation economy.” The bank, founded in 1983 and based in Santa Clara, California, was deeply entangled in the tech ecosystem, providing banking services not only to a large number of venture-backed technology businesses but also to institutional …

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5 UNCOMMON LESSONS FOR STARTUPS TO ACHIEVE RAPID USER GROWTH: INSIGHTS FROM SILICON VALLEY

Starting a new business is exciting, but it can also be a daunting task, especially when it comes to building a user base. Many startups struggle to gain traction and attract early adopters, often because they haven’t fully grasped the nuances of user acquisition and retention. However, there are some lessons that can be learned …

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TWO NUMBERS, WORLDS APART

5: the number of days it took ChatGPT to reach one million subscribers since launching in November 2022. 100,000,000,000: the $100 billon dollar drop in the valuation of Alphabet yesterday after its new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot, Bard, made an error in a promotional video… Since launching ChatGPT, it has become the fastest internet application to …

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THE KEY STARTUP METRICS THAT EVERY INVESTOR WANTS TO SEE

At Déjà Partners, we get to meet with a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking for advice on how they can find success with funding, scaling and building a successful business. During those discussions, we are presented with all kinds of numbers, measures and metrics that illustrate the potential of each and every startup venture… …

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THE ART OF FUNDRAISING SEMINAR

Déjà Partners announces the launch of a new seminar on how to confidently and effectively pitch your business to investors. The seminar will be delivered through our channel partners comprising incubators, accelerators and state agencies across Europe… For startup founders, the process of raising money for their business can be a daunting and mystical challenge. …

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE YOUNG FOUNDER MYTH

While many observers and many investors believe that young entrepreneurs are the most likely people to create successful new firms, a research report on Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship published in the American Economic Review, strongly rejects common hypotheses that emphasise youth as a key trait of successful entrepreneurs… By integrating data from the United States …

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THE ERA OF FREE MONEY IS OVER

5 Key Takeaways from Sequoia’s ‘Adopting to Endure’ presentation… Over the last couple of years, companies have been on a fundraising binge, raking in historically high levels of venture capital. However, the good times may soon be coming to an end. Recently, Sequoia Capital, one of the most prestigious VC firms in the world, published …

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WHY WE FOUNDED DÉJÀ PARTNERS?

Because we deliver “Partner Delight” to Startup Founders looking to Raise Funds… Founders know that generating “Customer Delight” is essential to establishing a new business in a market.  A delighted customer not only readily pays a good price but becomes a proactive advocate of the party who delighted them.  Being the subject of genuinely positive …

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PRESS RELEASE

New Advisory Firm Launches that Focuses on Helping Startups Find the Capital they Need to Keep Growing… Entrepreneurs seeking growth capital can develop winning strategies for engaging with institutional investors Dublin & Munich, 18th May 2022 – Déjà Partners, a boutique advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs to successfully pitch to investors to fund their startup …

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