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This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. Venture Capital and Technology

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

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Recently Upfront Ventures published its outlook for the technology startup world and venture capital overall titled it “ WTF Happened to Winter ?”

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. andrewchen.co. A Smart Bear.

Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains

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Most folks reading this will know that many startups were built in part with the help of venture capital. Google, Intel Capital).

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months

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When I set about to raise money for my first startup, sixdegrees, I spoke with over 200 high-net-worth individuals– all of whom rejected me.

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

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Paid channels can lead to incredible growth, but let’s be honest, they require at least some capital to do well. Image above from Toban Black.

Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.

This is going to be BIG.

I probably get around a dozen e-mails a week asking me how to get into venture capital. On top of that, anytime I talk to anyone who wants to get involved in startups but isn''t sure what they want to do, inevitably, I hear, "And then I was thinking maybe I should look into venture capital, too.". It sucks. Sad Keanu!

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead

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What’s happening to cleantech venture capital? Cleantech VC performance is substantially lagging venture capital as a whole.

Will Crowdfunding Crowd Out Venture Capital?

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Venture capitalists have been getting a black eye to go with their blue shirts. Venture FundingIt could happen. Going Mainstream.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

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VCAP© Addresses the Gap between Venture Capital and Funding for Women and Diverse Entrepreneurs. New York Policy Venture Capital

Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs

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Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. Those venture firms firms caught in the middle without the scale of a large firm and without the focused strategy of a Micro will continue to wane. So what’s going on?

The 99: How the SEC protects you from venture capital returns.

This is going to be BIG.

Take venture capital, for example. Very few are ever going to wind up in the former category--so the most accessible option for most investors would have to be a venture capital fund. Below that and they need to keep you from investing in really risky stuff, like venture capital. Think about it, though.

Unicorpse

Feld Thoughts

If private capital is no longer available in the future, these companies will seek a public offering or acquisition. That word is unicorpse.

Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Understanding what “recycling management fees” means is a fundamental part of understanding the economics of a venture firm.

Venture Capital Term Sheets: Conversion Rights

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Introduction This post originally appeared as part of the “ Ask the Attorney ” column I am writing for VentureBeat ; it is another installment of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets. Conversion Rights What Are Conversion Rights? There are two types of conversion rights: optional and mandatory. Many thanks, Scott.

Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.

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There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business.  Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.

Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010

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Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 61% in 4Q10, up sharply from 28% in 3Q10. venture investment.

Profitless Prosperity

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Amazon had negative net income in 2012 and pretty much zero net income this year to date. Workday hasn't made any profits in the last four years , in fact the net losses have been increasing.   MBA Mondays Venture Capital and Technology And yet it is worth $166bn in the eyes of investors.

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Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

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By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. In no other locale will you find the combination of all these factors. Igor M.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 2: The Investors

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tl;dr: There’s a widespread perception that cleantech venture capital must be tanking compared with VC overall. That perception is wrong.

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What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

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Companies are worth the net present value of their future cash flows. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI was having lunch with a veteran of the entertainment and the video game business this past week. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. This has always been the case in videogames. RIM's has been as well.

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Some Thoughts On The SEC's Rulemaking On General Solicitation

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This legislation was designed to make it easier for small businesses in the US to raise capital and contained a number of important and valuable changes to securities laws. To do so before the company intitiates a fundraise is not realistic and ignores how startups raise capital. The JOBS Act was signed into law on April 5, 2012.

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Why I'm Rooting For Google+

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And that list of social nets will grow longer in the next few weeks. Developers like Zynga benefit from having multiple large social nets to build on top of. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechThe day Google+ launched, I sent a friend at Google who was involved in building the service an email requesting an invite.

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2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

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The idea of a distributed social net that is not controlled by any company or institution has been around for a while. Politics Venture Capital and Technology WeblogsI returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. Can a movement make it happen?

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The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula

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Lifetime value is the net present value of the profit stream of a customer. advertising Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech LTVMany consumer Internet business executives are loyalists of the Lifetime Value model, often referred to as the LTV model or formula.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

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The tech industry, led by startups, have created all the net new jobs in the past five years. Politics Venture Capital and TechnologyMy partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs.   The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The four safe harbors are explained here. "Network

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Sticking With The Struggling Investments

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One of the hardest things to do in the venture business is to stick with a struggling investment. They need more capital, they need recruiting help, and sometimes they need strategy and advice. And we will do that again on Thursday when they head out to Brooklyn to play the Nets. NYC Sports Venture Capital and Technology

Cotendo Raises $12 Million To Improve Speed and Content Delivery on the Net

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T enaya Capital led a $12 million C round in Israeli start up Cotendo, joined by current investors Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital.

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Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO

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You should not pay a net revenue multiple for a gross revenue disclosure. There is typically just a single PowerPoint deck presentation.

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Corporate innovation will harness the power of entrepreneurs

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Apple has $160bn of net cash and has paid $153bn to shareholders, for a total of $313bn. US Jon Bradford, founder of Techstars UK, once said to me that corporate innovation budgets dwarf venture capital. That compares with $86.7bn in global venture capital investment in the same year. They have to.

My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist

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I often get asked how I ended up becoming a venture capitalist. When people ask me how they can become a VC, I point them to my partner Seth Levine’s excellent blog posts How to become a venture capitalist and How to get a job in venture capital (revisited). Venture Capital fred wilson seth godin yoyodyne

What I'm Reading This Sunday Morning

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The Money Quote: The answer is that efficiency innovations are liberating capital, and in the United States this capital is being reinvested into still more efficiency innovations. When the doctrine emerged in stages between the 1930s and the ‘50s, capital was relatively scarce in our economy. Venture Capital and Technology

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What is the Definition of a Seed Round or an A Round?

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There weren’t a lot of seed funds in 2007 so this was often done by angels, funding consortia or sometimes early-stage funds that existed then (First Round Capital, True Ventures, SoftTech VC, etc.). If you have raised $2-4 million from a bunch of high-net-worth individuals I simply don’t see it as an A-round. Nobody cares.

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In February of last year, Fortune magazine writers Erin Griffith and Dan Primack declared 2015 “ The Age of the Unicorns ” noting — “Fortune counts more than 80 startups that have been valued at $1 billion or more by venture capitalists.” Competition also has access to capital. They are the real capital that make the system work.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She hasn’t raised any venture capital. In one year of Airbnb Tracy netted more than $28,000. More on that later. weddings.

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Enough with the unicorn bashing

The Equity Kicker

There is clearly dysfunction in chasing growth at all costs – inherently unprofitable companies grow to employ thousands of people before going bust, resulting in much personal anguish and not a little wasted capital. Startup general interest Venture CapitalZebras Fix What Unicorns Break is a good example.

How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

An angel investor is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.

Business of Software Blog

There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business.  Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.

Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)

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If you look across the group you will see impressive increases in operating income, and net income margin percentage. Optimizely. Sailthru.

Venture Capital Survey Silicon Valley Second Quarter 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the second quarter of 2011. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 71% in 2Q11, up from the 52% increase registered in 1Q11. Net result.