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Announcing Our Investment In Centricity

Last week, our newest portfolio company Centricity went on to Bloomberg to talk about the current retail and grocery environments and what has been going on behind the scenes as software penetrates this industry. You can listen in here. We are happy to announce today...

Bowery Capital 2019 Gender Study

Every year, our team puts out a gender study to keep ourselves honest about how we are doing as a firm. Below, we catalogued the gender composition for our team, advisors, and major event speakers since the inception of the firm in May 2013, then...

How to Ace a Venture Capital Interview

With a rising number of entrepreneurs creating small businesses, an increasing number of angels entering the investing scene, and growing popularity of shows like Shark Tank and The Profit, the venture industry is more active than ever. But with such a large supply of candidates,...

What Will Happen to Venture Capital When the Recession Hits?

“The four most dangerous words in investing are "This time it’s different." The wise words of legendary investor John Templeton ring true today; with an inverted yield curve appearing after a decade in a bullish market, many economists in the United States are predicting an economic...

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned - Define Your Processes

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned: Define Your Processes

Two of the core pillars of all B2B SaaS startups are their product and sales teams. It is critical, therefore, that these teams must be well-aligned and cohesive. Product teams tend to be largely inward-looking while sales teams are, by nature, customer-focused. This disconnect can...

Venture Platform Portfolio Management

Week 7 of VC School: Venture Platform Portfolio Management

“Week 7 of VC School: Venture Platform Portfolio Mangement” is part of a ten-week series from the interns at Bowery Capital. The series will cover lessons learned and concepts covered during the weekly “VC School” meeting, a program taught by the Bowery Capital team designed...

Seed Deals by the Numbers

Seed Deals by the Numbers: NYC vs SF

As per the 2Q 2019 Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor, 2019 is nearly on track to match 2018's record of $134.7B in total venture deal value. The number of mega-deals has ballooned from 36 in 2013 to 208 in 2018, partially as a result of institutional and...

Effects of the Trade War on Early Venture

Effects of the Trade War on Early Venture

The amount of capital pouring into venture as a whole has increased substantially. Early stage venture, in particular, has seen a lot more focus in the last few years, as highlighted in this previous Bowery Capital blog post. A sizable portion of venture investment capital...

Fund Level Portfolio Mangement

Week 6 of VC School: Fund Level Portfolio Management

“Week 6 of VC School: Fund Level Portfolio Mangement” is part of a ten-week series from the interns at Bowery Capital. The series will cover lessons learned and concepts covered during the weekly “VC School” meeting, a program taught by the Bowery Capital team designed...

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned: Know Your Customer

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned: Know Your Customer

Two of the core pillars of all B2B SaaS startups are their product and sales teams. It is critical, therefore, that these teams must be well-aligned and cohesive. Product teams tend to be largely inward-looking while sales teams are, by nature, customer-focused. This disconnect can...

VC Firms Incubating Ideas

Thoughts On VC Firms Incubating Ideas

A trend that we have been seeing across the industry is VC firms incubating ideas. In house incubation of startups has been gaining popularity with the rise of startup studios. Popularized by companies such as Betaworks, these studios are essentially variations on the accelerator model....

M&A over IPO in Digital Health

Why M&A Over IPO in Digital Health

2018 was a record year for startup exits. Whether M&A or IPO, exits in 2018 exceeded $120B, for the first time since 2012. For the top unicorns, the count of IPOs more than doubled the count of M&As. In digital health, however, one hundred and...

Josh Kopelman's investor perspective

Investor Perspective: Josh Kopelman (First Round)

It's been a while since we last discussed lessons learned from top venture investors. Today, we'll dive into First Round Partner Josh Kopelman's investor perspective on all things early-stage startups, discussed on the Dorm Room Tycoon Podcast with William Channer. Kopelman started off as a...

Deal Execution and Term Sheets

Week 5 of VC School: Deal Execution and Term Sheets

“Week 5 of VC School: Deal Execution and Term Sheets” is part of a ten-week series from the interns at Bowery Capital. The series will cover lessons learned and concepts covered during the weekly “VC School” meeting, a program taught by the Bowery Capital team...

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned: Customer Engagement

Keeping Product and Sales Aligned: Customer Engagement

Two of the core pillars of all B2B SaaS startups are their product and sales teams. Therefore, these teams must be well-aligned and cohesive. Product teams tend to be largely inward-looking while sales teams are, by nature, customer-focused. This disconnect may be exacerbated, in part,...

navigating the new landscape of Seed rounds

Navigating the New Landscape of Seed Rounds

The landscape for raising a Seed round has changed considerably over the past few years. Due to a shift towards later IPOs for tech startups, more and more public-market capital has been invested in late-stage venture rounds. As a result, mega-rounds (>$100mm) now account for...

Quantitative Due Diligence

Week 4 of VC School: Quantitative Due Diligence

“Week 4 of VC School: Quantitative Due Diligence” is part of a ten-week series from the interns at Bowery Capital. The series will cover lessons learned and concepts covered during the weekly “VC School” meeting, a program taught by the Bowery Capital team designed to...