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How To Be Lucky, AI’s Share Of US Startup Funding Doubled, and Understanding Corporate Venture Capital
Social Leverage Letter | Issue #105
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III. How To Be Lucky
Manifestation is the popular idea that you can attract success by visualizing goals and sending requests to "the universe." In contrast, "lucky" people are more open, relaxed, and responsive to positive opportunities in their environment. Studies show you can train yourself to be lucky by practicing mindfulness, seeking novelty, interacting with more people, and adopting an open personality.
More than 25% of all venture capital invested in U.S. startups this year has gone to AI companies, more than double the percentage in 2022. While overall startup investing is down 50% in 2023, AI funding has been resilient and is actually trending higher year-over-year.
Corporate venture capital (CVC) is the investment of corporate funds directly in external startup companies, usually for strategic reasons beyond just financial returns. Objectives of CVC differ from traditional VC. CVC takes a more holistic approach, balancing financial and strategic goals, while traditional VC is laser focused on maximizing financial returns.
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