Is your company already dead?

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After my recent post about what kind of revenue matters most for investors, I would like to discuss common issues involving cap tables. In particular, I want to explain why your company is likely already dead owing to that last round of financing. When preparing for events with founders and the angels I work with at Angel Academy, I … Read More

Know the Difference: Revenue vs Venture Relevant Revenue

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Know the Difference: Revenue vs Venture Relevant RevenueBy Jaap Dekter Founders are responsible for a great many things, including paying their team’s salaries on time. Given all these responsibilities, they often treat each euro that comes in with equal appreciation. Yet this may not be the wisest strategy for founders, especially those about to go into fundraising mode. It is … Read More

StartupBanking – Karma Ventures Interview

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Intro: Jaap Dekter spoke with Marili Merendi, an Associate at Karma Ventures, at the recent Startup Banking event in Amsterdam in January 2019. The interview took place in front of a live audience with the aim of fostering a better understanding of VCs and their reasoning. Read the full transcript below for insight into what Karma Ventures is looking for … Read More

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Last month we hosted Startup Banking Lisbon, the second edition of our series of exclusive events for startups and VC’s. We are extremely happy with the positive feedback we receive from the attending founders and VC’s. More importantly, the number of deals that are happening between founders and VC’s who met at one of our events is growing steadily. We’re … Read More

What is Startup Banking?



Startup Banking is a new approach to early stage financing. We believe our analytical approach is a welcome addition to the startup ecosystem, especially for metric-driven founders and investors. Through this blog, we want to share our knowledge and invite you to add yours. Jaap Dekter, the founder of Amsterdam Venture Partners and Startup Banking, explains what Startup Banking is … Read More