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Party in the Seed: 2 Advantages to having multiple VCs in your round

The New York Times recently wrote an article about the advantages and disadvantages of so called “party rounds” during the angel-investing phase of a startup. After reading this article it got me thinking about the advantages of syndicated seed rounds. A topic we discuss quite often internally. For the purpose of this post we’ll define […] Read more

Jul, 13, 2015

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An eCommerce Story: The Evolution of Category Five

This post was originally published on Building Consumer Goods. Are you a consumer goods entrepreneur? Check out the site! Jason Shuman is a VC at Corigin Ventures and a Co-Founder of Category Five, an eCommerce driven men’s casual footwear brand that sells boat shoes and driving moccasins. When Aaron asked me to write about the […] Read more

Jun, 26, 2015

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Corigin Ventures FAQ

We meet with dozens of founders (and other interesting people) a week, and we’ve found ourselves answering many of the same questions over and over again. We take some responsibility for this inefficiency, as we don’t do a great job publicizing ourselves, what we stand for, and our processes. So hopefully this will be helpful in […] Read more

Jun, 17, 2015

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Alternative Business Models for Consumer Facing Companies

Though a majority of startups we analyze at Corigin Ventures are consumer-facing, they come in all shapes and sizes. Lately we’ve been discussing (and sometimes targeting) companies around certain business models – why certain models are or will be attractive, which companies are best suited for which models, and the role tech plays in each. Some […] Read more

May, 27, 2015

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From Entrepreneur to VC…6 Observations From My First 60 Days

Two months ago I was starting my 90 day fellowship at Corigin Ventures and wrote my first blog post “4 Reasons Why I’m Fired Up To Be A VC.” Today I’m proud to announce that I’ll be skipping the remaining month left in my fellowship to join Corigin Ventures full-time. The past eight weeks have […] Read more

May, 07, 2015

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4 Reasons I’m Fired up to be a VC

Today marks my first day with Corigin Ventures. And after nearly three years in the trenches at my first startup, Category Five, I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to be sitting on the other side of the table. Although my chances of becoming a venture capitalist were about as good as me […] Read more

Mar, 09, 2015

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