The Real Deal

Valuation Declines Becoming The Norm?

  by William Leonard With the front half of the year behind us, I believe we’re transitioning into an interesting period in the venture funding cycle. Over the last 12…

Calling All Georgia Artists

Georgia artists, entries are open for our $5,000 art commission. Help us envision a richer, better future through your gift.

Founders Network With Corporate Fintech Leaders

Valor recently introduced fintech startup CEOs in our portfolio to corporate leaders in companies including FIS Global, Dell Secureworks, and Truist through our ongoing Innovation Council series. Here from attendees…

Southeast Implied Valuations Continue to Climb   

The last 4 months have illustrated Southeast founders harnessing global funding trends within both the public and private markets as they seek to double down and obtain greater sums of…

Southeast Startups Seek 45% Higher Valuations In Q2  

by William Leonard For startups in the Southeast, the funding amount sought skewed up 45% in Q2 2021 as global venture funding saw funding records shattered. In tandem with valuations…

CFA Institute DEI code

Applauding the CFA Institute's New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Code

Investors are operating in a young era when more culturally, racially, and gender diverse teams are the new majority and shaper of returns. These principles will reward our industry with…

Southeast Female Founders Raise 45% Of What Men Do, Seek To Make It Up At The Seed Round

by William Leonard, Investor For two consecutive months we’ve documented women raising larger sums of capital, an overall positive trend at the seed level in the Southeast. Findings illustrate that…

Software Beta & Trial Growth Hacker Playbook

Learn how to get several enterprise customers at a time in our new beta and trial playbook for software founders.

4 Ways To Spot Top Startup Sales Leaders

These are the 4 questions you need to ask to spot startup sales leaders that will make you successful as a founder.

April 2021: Southeast Female Founders Seek to Outraise Male Founders 

by William Leonard, Investor   Founded in 2015 to create premium venture capital returns with Valor’s Inclusion Premium strategy, Valor invests in experienced-based founders building B2B software at the first…