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Setting Up Stage’s Portfolio Companies for Success: A Conversation with GP Ingrid Alongi

In a recent virtual interview, Ingrid Alongi, general partner at Stage and founding member of the Stage Fund, spoke about working with Stage’s portfolio companies, her background in the services industry, and how Stage is

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Not Every Business Will “Make It Big” in the AI Gold Rush (And That’s Okay)

The correction in the generative AI market presents a compelling opportunity for us and the investors we work with.

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A Conversation with Stage Restructuring Director Mark Fetcenko

In a recent virtual interview, Mark Fetcenko, managing director at Stage Restructuring, talked about his background in the industry, how he got started with Stage, and what makes Stage unique in the restructuring space.

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The Stage Model: A Conversation with Stage Founder Dan Frydenlund

In a recent virtual interview, Stage Founder Dan Frydenlund talked about the strategies and guiding values that make Stage unique. He also gave his perspective on the current moment and what he’s excited about for

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Navigating an Evolving Private Equity Landscape: 4 Key Challenges & Opportunities

Private equity has come a long way from its origins as a niche investment strategy, becoming a major generator of wealth for markets around the world and outpacing public markets in terms of capital raised

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When VC Leaves You High and Dry, Consider These Alternative Funding Strategies

It’s no secret that venture funding is fiercely competitive. It rewards the outliers, the “unicorns,” at the expense of the many solid startups in the middle—startups that show exceptional promise and could create value for

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3 Things the Barbie Movie Can Teach Investors (Yes, You Read that Right!)

The new Barbie movie may be unapologetically pink and outlandish. But it’s also full of insightful social commentary and nuanced reflection on the iconic brand.

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Is it time to fire the founding CEO?

Considering what is best for customers, employees & shareholders Key Points:Investors must ask themselves, what does the company need right now to survive, and does the CEO have both the skillset and fortitude to do

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How to Cut to Breakeven

A practical 5-step guide for founders & CEOs As founders, we all want to grow to breakeven by achieving scale, but sometimes that’s not possible. If you’re running out of cash and you need to

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Market correction & early-stage private equity

Over the last decade US public markets have boomed and the market caps of technogoly stocks have risen consistently. This environment created a frenzy of venture capitalists (VC) looking to strike gold with the next

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Raising a Series B is the exception, not the norm.

My startup failed to raise a Series B. We had what I thought was good traction, unique competitive positioning, tech to help us scale, and a strong team. With the benefit of almost two years

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