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.

Startup Trends: Food Upcycling

Food upcycling is an environmentally friendly trend that makes use of ingredients which would otherwise be thrown away.

Merlin Ratings by Industry – Chart of the Week

This Chart of the Week looks at the breakdown of Merlin Ratings across 24 different industries.

Top Performing Deals in 2020 – Chart of the Week

This KingsCrowd Chart of the Week examines the top performing deals of 2020 in terms of the number of investors they had and what platform they raised on.

Average Company Valuation by Platform in 2020 – Chart of the Week

For the March 10th, 2021 KingsCrowd Chart of the Week, we examine the top ten average company valuations by platform in 2020.

Forge Deals for March 2021

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

Reviewing 2020’s Merlin Startup Ratings

Let's take a look at what we can learn from 2020's Merlin startup ratings and any interesting data points that might reveal themselves.

What is a Convertible Note?

What is a Convertible Note? A convertible note is a form of financing for early-stage startups. Because it’s a rather…

Types of Investors in the Startup Ecosystem

As you immerse yourself in the startup ecosystem, you’ll get acclimated to terms like angel investor, venture capitalists, and more.…