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About cavacapital

Cava Capital is a venture capital firm targeting go to market stage investments (series A and B) in next generation marketing solutions companies primarily in the Metro New York region. We are business builders, actively assisting our CEO's in the critical areas of Sales, Business Development and team building, bringing our exceptional and deep network to each and every portfolio company to help drive success. We prefer enterprise facing companies, but aren't scared off by the new consumer models.

Investing In Venture, A Bit Like Buying A Great Bottle Of Wine

I have seen a lot of articles published recently on the rise of “enterprise” investing in venture.  It’s supposedly back en-vogue!  Social media is dead and enterprise and data are where all the investors are going.  Personally, I think this … Continue reading

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Ask the VC: When To Jump From Angel to VC

The next question in our series of posts from my Startup America Q&A might just be the best question of the bunch.  “How do you know when it’s time to jump from seeking a large angel round to asking for … Continue reading

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Ask the VC: Question 3 on Price Caps and LLC vs. C Corp.

Continuing our “Ask the VC – Startup America” series after a bit of a blog hiatus (we have closed 3 deals in the last 3 months), this was a popular question that I still hear a lot: “As a very … Continue reading

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Top Three Slides In Your Pitch Deck

Continuing our series of entrepreneur driven questions from my “Ask the VC” session with Startup America Partnership, I thought this question was very appropriate, as I have heard it multiple times over the past few weeks. Question:  “What is the single … Continue reading

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Accelerators – Not All Are Created Equal

A few weeks ago, the terrific folks at  Startup America Partnership asked me to host an hour web conference called “Ask the VC”.  I had a great time answering questions on a wide variety of topics related to entrepreneurship, the current funding … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Vs. Private Equity, Setting It Straight

It has been fascinating to watch the 2012 Presidential campaign kick into high gear. I liken it to rubbernecking on the highway. While I am not making a political statement on this blog post, I think we need to have … Continue reading

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Getting Connecticut Back to Work, Part II

In Part I of my blog post “Getting Connecticut Back To Work”, I recommend increasing access to venture capital and angel financing as a way to support CT’s growth and job creation in the tech space. Another strategy to encourage … Continue reading

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