Seed Stage Startups Are Now Graded on a Curve
Sage Partner John Hansen shared this article by David Beisel of NextView Ventures: "Over the past five years, we’ve witnessed an Atomization of the Seed Stage. Early fundraising is no longer a one-and-done fundraise of a single round of Seed capital subsequently followed by a Series A 12–18 months later. Rather, it has been broken into bits of a series of capital raises to reach meaningful milestones… “pre-seed,” “post-seed,” and rounds in between have become the norm. A seed extension has ceased to be the equivalent of scarlet letter, and instead has become commonplace."