Ben's List

Ben Costantini
Ben Costantini
Ben's List

Ready to get your brain back in action? Nothing too crazy, just a couple of interesting pieces on EU accelerators & VC fund decks to get the ball rolling!


How the first European accelerators influenced what we do today and my personal accelerator journey

"The way these initiatives broke down walls, blurred borders, and ignored hierarchies was striking. It looked very natural, but I knew from my time in the Balkans that this was a big deal, especially in emerging economies that were otherwise still very hierarchical, tied down by ossified strong tie networks, and lacking weak bridging ties into new networks."

Venture Capital

VC fund decks that close LPs

"In our last edition, we shared advice on how to raise from LPs. In this edition, we’re going a step deeper by sharing examples of 13 pitch decks that successfully raised over $500M from LPs in aggregate. In this post, we link to full decks (a picture is worth a thousand words, right?) and summarize patterns, tips, and best practices."

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