Francis Vu
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Francis Vu

An investment professional with a background in private equity and venture capital having spent time conducting investments at VU Venture Partners and Pacific Oak LLC with a finance and management degree from Tulane University.

Consumer Products, Goods & Services - IPO Completed

Brilliant Earth IPO 2021: A Startup Investor’s Guide

Cue Health IPO 2021: A Startup Investor’s Guide

The company is the developer and manufacturer of several products including its COVID-19 test kit and its Cue Health Monitoring…

Platform: Robinhood
Industry: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
S-1 (IPO)

Equity Crowdfunding Shows More Growth Than Venture Capital

KingsCrowd compared the growth of investments in venture capital and equity crowdfunding -- and crowdfunding is winning.

Crowdfunders Are Getting a Better Deal Than VCs

Examining founder ownership shows a surprising advantage that retail investors are receiving over traditional venture capital.

Duolingo IPO 2021: Price, Dates, and All You Need to Know

The language-learning platform enables anyone to learn languages for free. Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker founded Duolingo in 2009…

Industry: Education, Training, & Coaching
S-1 (IPO)

Robinhood IPO 2021: Price, Dates, and All You Need to Know

Robinhood is a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer and is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt…

Industry: Financial & Insurance Products & Services
S-1 (IPO)

Crowdfunders Care Deeply About Social Impact

In the online private markets, investors can invest in any company that aligns with their values. And crowdfunders are doing just that.

Startup Development Phases Q1 2020 vs 2021 – Chart of the Week

Examining the development phase of startups in Q1 2020 and Q1 2021 shows an increase in early stage startups seeking capital through crowdfunding.

Forge Deals for May 2021

In our ongoing coverage of secondary private markets, we look at some current Forge deals that accredited investors should know about.