Innovation, Inflation and the New Digital Economy

Innovation, Inflation and the New Digital Economy

A decade ago, the U.S. economy was in a bad place. Still reeling from the financial crisis, 2009 saw ultra-low interest rates and the expectation that years of recovery would call for rates beyond 4% by 2020. That hasn’t happened, despite the fact that the economy is... Read more
Why We Created iSelect

Why We Created iSelect

The purpose behind what we do at iSelect is simple: we help investors and create great companies. When we started this organization, it was in reaction to a market opportunity that we saw — the disconnect between investor access to the venture capital asset... Read more
Why Venture? Why Now?

Why Venture? Why Now?

The world of venture capital is growing fast. In fact, 2018 was the biggest year for venture capital investments on record, with firms spreading approximately $131 billion across 8,949 deals, according to data published by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. Although the total spent was much more than the previous year’s $83 billion, the number of deals fell by 5%, down from 9,400 the previous year.

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A Note from iSelect CEO Carter Williams: 2017 Year in Review

A Note from iSelect CEO Carter Williams: 2017 Year in Review

As of the end of 2017, iSelect had invested in more than 30 startup companies, created more than 300 new jobs, our portfolio companies raised more than $160 million and the total value of our portfolio companies exceeded $300 million. We were also one of only 21 VCs in the country to have two startups or more named to CB Insights’ Game Changing Startups 2018 list, including Benson Hill Biosystems and Neuros Medical. iSelect also had two startups, Benson Hill and Agrible, named to the Thrive Top 50. In addition, Benson Hill was named to the AI Top 100, while Indalo was named to the Top 20 Startups to Watch in 2018.

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What iSelect Offers to Startup Entrepreneurs

What iSelect Offers to Startup Entrepreneurs

There are a variety of reasons startups like to work with iSelect. First of all, we are a very approachable team. We get along well with our startups. We usually develop strong, personal relationships. And we’re helpful, whether or not they eventually become a... Read more