The Real Deal

Our Inclusion Premium Investing Philosophy

Valor was founded in 2015 with the purpose of top returns for investors  and the mission of making venture capital more inclusive. Our mission and purpose strengthen each other--the more…

VIDEO: Lessons Learned in 100 VC Financings in the Southeast

In this video seminar, hear Gary Peat, general partner, and Lisa Calhoun, general partner, share some of the lessons learned in VC financing. This is a video of one of…

Startup Opportunity in the Pandemic

The world just landed on your company's door, a little stunned from a rough, pandemic-style skid landing. It's sitting there, panting, looking around, wondering where to go.  Startups, Invite it…

Startup Board

VIDEO: Building Your Startup Board

Your startup board can accelerate you--or sink you. Get actionable insights from our expert panel and learn how to build the right board for you.

VIDEO: Venture Capital Markups and Multiples

Are venture capital markups really a driver of multiples on your invested capital? Get the inside scoop from associates Rodney Morris and Austin Meacham in this video of a recent…

6 Startup Metrics to Raise A Seed Round

Curious about what separates top funding rounds from so-so? It's all in these six simple startup metrics.

3 Methods for Seed-Stage Startup Valuations

What’s the best way to get seed-stage startup valuations? It’s a difficult question, and one with many answers. This post will provide a guide to 3 different types of valuation…

COVID-19 And The Reinvention of Venture Capital

In this video investor seminar, learn how venture capital is adapting to COVID-19. Research from CBI Insights, McKinsey, and Pitchbook alongside grassroots perspective from Valor.

Scaling Yourself From Founder to CEO

Enjoy this short founder seminar with 20-year veteran investor Gary Peat on learned behaviors to scale yourself from founder to CEO.

Building Better Boards With Black Women and Women of Color

Diversify and update your board with one of the talented leaders on our growing list of board-ready black women -- a Valor Ventures Inclusion Premium project lead by our team…