A recommended resources list for entrepreneurs and aspiring investors

- curated by Gabriele Poteliunaite, Change Ventures

💸 For all the founders that were trying to raise a round or break into the VC industry and had no idea what that twisted lingo that investors were dropping meant, whether a vesting period forces you to wear a down vest, or B2B stands for a back-to-back at your favourite boiler room set… you probably wish you had your hands on what we have prepared 🙌 .

Over the last months, the Change Ventures team have had numerous conversations about the challenges of entrepreneurs raising money from venture capitalists, particularly without a ‘traditional’ background. This process has been slowly demystified in recent years, as more resources become widely available and drive the industry towards increased transparency. We have ourselves tried to contribute, for example with our Baltic Startup Funding Report 🇱🇹 🇱🇻 🇪🇪.

If you are looking for information on fundraising, latest start-up news, communities in tech, you often need to surf through the overwhelming amount of information. While you may very well find what you are looking for, it is very easy to become overloaded.

And that is why we have decided to curate a list of resources and share it with entrepreneurs, aspiring investors, and anyone else who could derive some benefit from it. This will hopefully get you started with your self-learning endeavour and help you delve deeper on topics of interest.

This blog post should serve as a taster of what you can expect, and provides a link to our website, where the listed resources can be found. Enjoy!🍾

🚨 Our carefully selected resources can be found here 👈 and include:

We all know Venture Capitalists love to talk, and many of them have lately flocked to podcasts. We have carefully selected not only the biggest podcast patrons, but also some hidden gems, where interesting discussions are freely flowing.

Recommended Podcasts

To those that rebel listening to podcasts, and usually go by: “I am not a podcast person” will have an immense selection of newsletters, blogs and books to select from. Expect news from the Baltic region; Worldwide tech & VC news; Diversity in tech updates. The blogs and books are divided in the respective sections:

Startup Resources — Our directory of carefully hand-selected resources was created to help entrepreneurs build, grow, and run their ventures. Resources also include information on how to raise capital from VCs, what are the key metrics VCs look at in a startup and all the tips you need when pitching to an investor.

Recommended Blogs for Entrepreneurs

VC Resources — For all aspiring investors looking for some extra insights on how the Venture Capital funds operate and learn all the ins and outs of the industry.

Recommended Blogs for Investors

An ever-growing list of networks and groups to join, which support diverse and underrepresented founders in Europe’s tech ecosystem as well as aspiring investors trying to break into the VC world 🧗‍♀️ .

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If you have any other resources to add to this list, please let us know in the comment section, tweet us @changeventures or email gabriele@changeventures.com.

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