We sit down with Elizabeth Yin, a partner at 500 Startups, to talk about bringing transparency to seed investing and what startups need to understand when they go to pitch her and other venture capitalists. We also get into how 500 Startups differs from other accelerators, along with its investment thesis.
We recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Jay Zhao (@jzhaos), a Principal and early stage investor at Granite Ventures. Jay actively works with Motiv, Airpair, Shout, Blockcypher and KindlyCare as part of Granite’s portfolio. In addition to helping with fundraising, he assists these companies with recruiting, strategy and partnership development. We discuss if the bubble is bursting for tech investments and how startup founders should navigate fundraising between seed and series A today.