The Real Deal

Capitalizing the Atlanta Tech Ecosystem

In this 20 page white paper, learn the latest information about the surging Atlanta venture capital ecosystem. Atlanta is the fastest growing city in the fastest growing US venture ecosystem.…

Venture capital 2022 reset or renaissance?

Did we come back from summer to the end of venture capital? It can seem that way from the headlines.  I’m going to review the current state of venture capital…

How Founders Get Top Valuations At Seed

At Valor, there two numbers that have a big influence on the valuations we set at seed: historic revenue growth and new revenue acceleration. Why do they matter so much?…

VC Rankings 2022

How Founders Rate Valor (Survey Results)

Valor Venture Capital Founder Survey 2022 This June, Valor sent out our annual founder survey. We ask portfolio company leaders how we make a difference. Founders talk a lot about…

SOAR - 4 Ways Startups Grow During Recession

How does the wind affect a great pilot? You could say—a lot. You’d be right. You could say—not much, because skill trumps the weather. You’d be right. Recession, inflation and…

3 Ways the War in Ukraine Impacts Venture Capital

Valor's recent quarterly letter shared our perspective on 3 ways the war in Ukraine is impacting venture capital.

Should I apply to the Kauffman Fellows Program? A Personal Note

Kauffman Fellows help pave the way for the world’s most groundbreaking companies. Kauffman Fellows are experienced managers, historically outperforming the industry with a 5.8x average realized multiple, 226% greater than…

Seed Valuations - Which U.S. Region Is Best?

Where do you find the best investments in seed venture capital now?   This is a burning question for investors who appreciate the seed stage, which has some unique benefits:…

Venture Capital Core Values

Valor is fortunate in our years of aspiring to build the lighthouse capital firm in Atlanta at the seed stage, that we have the experience of working together and seeing…

Securing the Enterprise in a Weaponized World with Vital4's Amy Barbieri and Robin Bienfait of Valor

Atlanta fintech and AI screening leader Amy Barbieri, president of Vital 4, in a dynamic conversation with Valor GP Robin Bienfait.