Thoughts from Silicon Valley

Traditional VC Funding vs. Blockchain-based Capital Investment

Jun 14, 2018 1:41:56 PM / by Haydar Haba, Managing Partner, Andra Capital posted in Blockchain, Venture Capital, silicon valley coin, IPO, Andra Capital, funding, capital investment

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Traditional venture capital is alive, healthy, and wealthy. The amount of funding and the number of deals have been rising steadily, as have returns: U.S. venture capital’s 20-year average internal rate of return (IRR) is 35 percent as of 2016. That’s two-and-a-half times larger than private equity, and nearly five times that of the S&P 500. The numbers are even loftier for top-tier VCs, whose 10-year returns average north of 40 percent.

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Andra Capital Team Spotlight: Meet Bassim Alkhafaji and Roman Glukhovsky

Jun 4, 2018 4:40:40 PM / by Haydar Haba, Managing Partner, Andra Capital posted in Andra, Investment, Venture Capital, silicon valley, silicon valley coin, IPO, Andra Capital, team, spotlight

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The last few months at Andra Capital have been quite a ride. We’ve met many outstanding people from possible partners and potential investors to talented professionals and vendors, former colleagues, and long-standing peers. Indeed, it's a brand new world building a blockchain-based company: the work, challenges, and pace have been nothing short of fast and furious and fun.

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Democratizing Venture Capital with Blockchain

Apr 29, 2018 8:07:28 PM / by Haydar Haba, Managing Partner, Andra Capital posted in Investment, Blockchain, Venture Capital, IPO, Andra Capital

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If, like me, you’ve been around Silicon Valley tech for awhile, you know the epicenter of the world’s hottest technology deals sits squarely on Menlo Park’s famed Sand Hill Road. That’s where many of the Valley’s prestigious venture capital firms give the ‘Midas touch’ to up-and-coming tech companies, turning pre-IPO private equity in companies like Facebook, Google, and Tesla into liquid gold.

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