Three traits VCs Value in the founding team

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  Kevin Kinsella, founder of Avalon Ventures, along with other VCs of respective firms, recently shared traits they believed to be vital to successful founding teams. Although the VCs came from different firms, all put an emphasis on the importance…  Read More

What VCs Can Do Better When An Opportunity Isn’t Right

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There are several conversations currently on what VCs could do better in our relationships with future and current founders. Brad Feld posted about an entrepreneur’s frustration with a VC’s conflicting actions before, and then during, fundraising. Bijan Sabet challenged that…  Read More

Defining Early Stage Investing

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Avalon Ventures is a seed and early stage technology-focused venture fund with an emphasis on information technology and life sciences.  Quite often we are asked to define our early stage investment focus. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of what “early…  Read More