by: Markus Lampinen
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With the delicately provocative title, this episode focuses on the need for development in the VC model with discussants Jouko from Grow VC and our friendly expert Kevin Lawton from Trendcaller among various other roles. Listen to the episode for some real insights in venture capital, but most of all the direction we’re going and what possibilities and opportunities are present for us. Many strong messages for startups!

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“The skill-set of Venture Capital firms is shown by their performance”
– Kevin Lawton

Here’s some points from the Podcast:

Kevin gives an overview on his activitiesLean vc model and crowdfunding.

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Situation in the funding market in Silicon Valley

  • “things are going to get worse”

Where to put your money?

  • “I think pigs were flying a few years back, during the dot-com bubble”
  • Venture Capital’s been broken for 20 years

VS’s will start to look more like startups

  • Lean VC model
  • Financial Friction of VC’s

Crowd analogy to “Who want’s to be a millionaire?”

Virtual VC firms


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Markus Lampinen Passionate, driven entrepreneur. CEO at Crowd Valley, the crowd funding infrastructure, Senior Partner at the Grow VC Group. Markus has also worked with actors in both the private and public sector, to improve the infrastructure for entrepreneurship and serves as a frequent public speaker on related themes. Follow Markus on Twitter, LinkedIn & Google

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