NFT 2.0: The next generation of NFTs will be streamlined and trustworthy

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Blockchain

NFTs are moving into the mainstream, but this requires a streamlined and trustworthy experience for the general public’s mass adoption.

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5 M&A Tips For Founders

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Startup Advice

The M&A process is unlike any other part of the startup lifecycle. To date, I have sold five companies that I cofounded, and through these exits, I learned a lot. These are the biggest takeaways that founders need to know.

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MPD on Cheddar News' Closing Bell to Discuss the Current State of the Economy & Tech Sector

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Partners

MPD recently went on Cheddar New's Closing Bell segment to share his thoughts on the current state of the economy and tech sector.

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3 Things That VCs Need to Know to Navigate the Current Economic Downturn

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VC Advice

When the market begins to crash, everyone in the business world has to change their game plan. Here's some advice for VCs on how to navigate the choppy waters of a downturn.

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Partner Q&A: Introducing Phuong Ireland, New Lead of the Interplay Incubator

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Partners

We’re excited to introduce the newest Partner to join Interplay, Phuong Ireland. Phuong will be leading the Interplay Incubator. Instead of laying out some general facts about Phuong, we did a Q&A to get to know her a bit better.

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Bennie Has Completely Reimagined the Employee Benefits Experience

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Investment Memo

With an easy-to-use app and world class brokerage services licensed in all fifty states, Bennie is the modern, cost-effective approach that provides the best employee benefits on the market for mid-sized companies. 

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Interplay Incubator: Stats & Highlights from 2021

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Partners

2021 was a seminal year for the Interplay Incubator (IX). Leaning into the success of our early incubation ventures, we made the decision to double down on IX by bringing on a partner dedicated exclusively to the program. This new level of commitment has allowed us to provide more value to more companies than ever before.

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Interplay: 2021 Year in Review

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Partners

2021 has been quite a ride. Our lean but efficient team has done great work and accomplished a stunning amount. Here are a few highlights from the past year.

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To All of the Young Business Professionals Entering the Workforce: Don’t Listen to your Parents

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Partners

When it comes to matters of charting a career in today’s workforce, your parents may not be the best people to listen to. In the new age of work, the wisdom of prior generations doesn’t necessarily apply.

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Top 10 List: How the Best Entrepreneurs & Founders Interact with Venture Capital Firms

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Startup Advice
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Partners

These ten rules should serve as strong guidelines for entrepreneurs, founders and startups who want to raise capital from vc firms and create enduring business relationships.

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How to Estimate Your Addressable Market

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Fundraising
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Startup Advice
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Partners

Your intuition might tell you that any simple estimate of your addressable market won’t be appreciated by VCs. However, this isn’t the case. VCs want to see that you used an easy to understand and logical methodology to generate the estimate that you’re giving them.

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Should You Bootstrap Your Startup or Raise Venture Capital?

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Fundraising
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Startup Advice
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Partners

How you finance your company is one of the most critical decisions you will make in the course of your venture. The structure of your financing will be a key driver of your financial return.

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MPD at Propelify 2021 to Discuss Rethinking the Banking Model Post-Pandemic

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Partners

Interplay Managing Partner, Mark Peter Davis, led a fireside chat about rethinking the banking model in a post-pandemic world at this year's Propelify festival.

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GRIN is Building the Infrastructure for the Creator and Influencer Economy

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Investment Memo

GRIN has built an end-to-end SaaS workflow solution for eCommerce brands to build and manage authentic relationships with creators and influencers through industry-leading marketing software.

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Welcome to the Interplay Blog

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Startup Advice
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Partners

The Interplay blog is a behind-the-scenes look into what goes on at a venture capital firm. A startup. A growing company. An incubator. The goal of this blog is to be a hub of knowledge that people can draw from when they’re looking for information on a topic they don’t have experience with or are curious why someone across the table has their particular perspective.

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