Barbara Corcoran is among the most successful entrepreneurs in America, a master at judging founder talent, and one of the "Sharks" on the ABC show, Shark Tank. So when she decided to launch Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, it was no small compliment th
When I search for a movie time on my phone or computer, I am presented with ads (for example, from Google AdWords). When I ask Alexa, no such ads exist. Yet. The growing proliferation of voice-enabled devices like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home raises so
It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company's key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs. Why?
Working with an AngelList syndicate is a great way to raise money and establish important connections for your company. But not every syndication is successful. Having syndicated 31 deals through our AngelList syndicate, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners
Like most VCs, we often review dozens of deals each week. We have developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that do not fit our general investment criteria (e.g. industry, stage, model). The deals that survive this initial culling proc
It's fun to imagine the vast potential of a new product that is attempting to create a brand new market. Space exploration, nanotechnology, virtual reality, breakthrough cures for diseases, etc. This type of innovation has enormous potential to change peo
I recently had a difficult conversation with the founder of a startup looking for a small seed extension investment. I reviewed the company's performance since their seed round and expressed concern with the unexpected increase in the monthly burn and the