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Entrepreneurial Team Spirit: The Family and Station F Create Communities for European Startups

European startup culture is evolving rapidly, both in terms of priorities and investment. The technology sector has seen especially significant growth over the last decade, with $23 billion in investments in 2018, up from $5.2 billion just five years prior. The European Union has adopted a brighter attitude toward startups as venture capital funds in the region have matured and investments have soared. Perhaps unsurprisingly, entrepreneurial enthusiasm isn’t hard to come by in Europe, and neither are up-and-coming folks with promising ideas.

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Empathy, Haikus, and Reinventing How We Live with Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan

Shawn Carolan, Partner at Menlo Ventures Just call Shawn Carolan Menlo Ventures’ “mobility man.” Not only did the general partner champion the venture capital firm’s investments in Jump Bikes and electric scooter startup Skip, but Carolan was also among the earliest to understand how the transportation sector would unfold, backing connected-car and location-based services company […]

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How to Navigate A Term Sheet

At the most basic level, a term sheet is a non-binding contract. It’s a short document, anywhere from 1-10 pages, that has a handful of terms outlining what will happen in an investment. If a deal goes through, lawyers will take the term sheet and turn it into hundreds of pages of legal documentation. 

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