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04 Sep 2022 • News Penetration Pricing and SaaS Start-ups

SaaS has been a huge area of investment for VC's over the last decade. Over $48 billion was invested in 2,600+ companies in 2020. There was a huge increase again in 2021, with $94 billion invested in 4,400+ companies.

01 Jun 2022 • News “Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship”

This weekend I read "Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship" by Azoulay, Kim, Jones and Miranda.

03 May 2022 • News The Role of the Sponsor in VMS Ventures

One of the unique requirements of the VMS fund (“VMSF”) is that every investment requires at least one sponsor. A sponsor is a senior level manager from within Constellation who is willing to endorse the investment.

10 Apr 2022 • News Case Study: on why VMSV uses preferred instruments when it invests
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Case Study: on why VMSV uses preferred instruments when it invests.

10 Apr 2022 • News Seven lessons from a late-starting entrepreneur

There was an inspiring article in this Saturday's Financial Times, "Seven lessons from a late-starting entrepreneur".

20 Mar 2022 • News Building an Effective Pitch Deck

One of the more common questions we get asked at the VMS fund is “What’s the process for getting funding?”. Potential ideas are always welcome

27 Feb 2022 • News Case Study: A Portfolio Manager-VMS Fund Dialogue
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30 Jan 2022 • News Message to Potential CSI Entrepreneurs

One of the few benefits of my advancing age, is the sense that I am justified in providing unsolicited advice.

24 Nov 2021 • News Constellation Software Inc. Announces Formation of a Venture Capital Fund and Management Changes

Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) (“Constellation”) today announced the creation of a two hundred-million-dollar venture capital fund ("VMS Ventures“, or “the Fund”). The Fund will provide financing for start-up and rapidly growing vertical market software businesses, most of which will have been either incubated or identified by a sponsoring Constellation business unit.

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Q&A for Entrepeneurs
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Message to Potential CSI Entrepreneurs

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Case Study: A Portfolio Manager-VMS Fund Dialogue

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Building an Effective Pitch Deck

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Seven lessons from a late-starting entrepreneur

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Case Study: on why VMSV uses preferred instruments

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The Role of the Sponsor in VMS Ventures

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Q&A for M&A teams

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Q&A for Entrepeneurs

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