Required Reading for Aspiring VCs

by Sara DeshpandeApril 27, 2017

As the level of interest in starting and joining early-stage tech companies grows, so does interest in funding them. Usually once a week or so, I’ll hear from a new college grad, fresh MBA, or [...]

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How Self-Driving Startup Embark will Transform the Trucking Industry

by Jim ScheinmanFebruary 24, 2017

Today marks an exciting milestone for the autonomous driving industry. Embark is officially launching, unveiling its self-driving truck to the world. Embark has developed software that enables trucks to drive from exit-to-exit on the freeway without [...]

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What’s the next billion dollar digital health idea?

by Sara DeshpandeFebruary 14, 2017

I’ve spent the last year and a half meeting healthcare startup founders. About six months ago, I wrote about several challenges in consumer healthcare and why I hadn’t invested yet. Since then, I made one investment (which [...]

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Web Summit Debate: 10 Reasons Self-Driving Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

by Jim ScheinmanNovember 9, 2016

I was invited to speak at the Web Summit in Lisbon this week to debate George Arison on a [...]

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18 Growth Experts on What’s Working Now: A Hypergrowth Retreat Recap

by Jim ScheinmanOctober 13, 2016

We hosted out first Maven Ventures Hypergrowth Retreat on September 23rd. The goal for our inaugural Retreat was simple: we wanted to do something different [...]

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Maven Portfolio Company Chariot Acquired by Ford Smart Mobility!

by Jim ScheinmanSeptember 9, 2016

The Maven team is excited to announce our portfolio company Chariot was acquired today by Ford Smart Mobility, a new arm of Ford Motors. This is an incredible opportunity for the Chariot team to further [...]

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Three Reasons I Haven’t Invested in Consumer Health — Yet

by Sara DeshpandeAugust 25, 2016

It’s an exciting time to be an investor in consumer healthcare companies. Before becoming a VC, I was a management consultant focused on healthcare strategy at Deloitte Consulting. During the passing of the Affordable Care [...]

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Unlock Hypergrowth at the Maven Retreat

by Jim ScheinmanAugust 12, 2016

We're excited to announce our inaugural Hypergrowth Retreat on September 23rd in the Presidio of San Francisco. At this exclusive event, attendees will learn how to take their startup from growth to hypergrowth to billion dollar exit from the Maven [...]

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Cruising to a Huge Outcome

by Jim ScheinmanMarch 11, 2016

One teen's dream of self-driving cars turns into a $1B exit General Motors announced today that it will acquire Maven portfolio company Cruise. Terms have not been disclosed, but it is rumored to be north [...]

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Two Must-Haves to Close your VC Round

by Jim ScheinmanMarch 9, 2016

Vision and Grit: The Story of Why We Invested in Homemade I’m really excited to share the story of our latest investment, Homemade. This is a vision worth fighting for that we’ve been looking to [...]

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Year in Review: What 2015 Looked Like at Maven Ventures

by Jim ScheinmanJanuary 21, 2016

As we plan for 2016, our team took a deep dive into our 2015 results. Here's a glimpse into what our pipeline and deal pace looked like last year for our seed stage VC fund, [...]

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How to Pitch Your Startup to Investors

by Jim ScheinmanJanuary 14, 2016

We see hundreds of in-person pitches each year and coach our founders through hundreds more. As a result, the Maven team has put together our perspective on what we like to see in a funding [...]

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