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We Will Never Need Another Financing

Feld Thoughts

“We will never need another financing.” ” “This financing will get us to cash flow breakeven.” ” “This is our last financing before we become profitable.” “This is the last financing we’ll ever need” is the lead in statement. Well – almost no money.

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

It will make follow-on financings much harder and people will have to consider whether or not to do inside rounds. And I said so publicly.

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Hot Seat by Dan Shapiro: A Book Every Startup CEO Should Read

Feld Thoughts

On Saturday, I polished off Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook. It was excellent and is now on my “all startup CEOs must read” list.

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Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

For example, from a post in 2008 about Rally’s $16.85m financing , I riffed on the origins of the company. Ryan was encouraged to team up with Tim and shortly after that happened we co-led the first round VC financing with Boulder Ventures. We weren’t the first investor in Rally.  It has been a rocket ship from there. 

I Encourage Entrepreneurs To Ignore The Word “Bubble”

Feld Thoughts

This has been going on for at least a quarter or two, but the velocity of it seems to have picked up with a wave of high priced financings along with large financings for nascent companies. In the tech industry, the great Internet bubble inflated between 1999 and 2000 and deflated (or popped) in 2001.

Public Service Announcement For Entrepreneurs: Ignore the Dow

Feld Thoughts

Today is Finance Friday and post #2 has been drafted by the Finance Friday team from University of Chicago Booth and is waiting for my edits. I’m procrastinating so I thought I’d write one of my periodic public service announcement for entrepreneurs. Tom Evslin had a post up this morning titled  Don’t Watch The Dow!


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But if you can apply lean to hiring, sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and everything else, you will be rewarded with a fast, nimble company. We shuttered Flatiron in 2001 and I took over the entire portfolio with the help of Jerry and Bob. I've been reading Eric's book which I am very much enjoying. That's it.

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Pre-Order Startup CEO, The Newest Startup Revolution Book

Feld Thoughts

They decided they wanted to join forces, Fred and I cut a deal over the phone in 5 minutes , and Greg Sands (at Sutter Hill at the time) led a financing round that set a price for the combined company. At the time I was an investor in a company called Veripost that was a direct competitor with Return Path. Fred was an investor in Return Path.

Episode 47: Growing A Colossal Business with Donna Leyens

Mike Michalowicz

She began her career as a Wall Street executive, and earned an MBA in Finance from NYU-Stern School of Business. Also Available On. Our Guest.

It's Great To Be a Tech Startup Again

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

More specifically, Internet companies received more than $7 billion, the highest level of investment since 2001. Not the other way around.

Debating the Tech Bubble with Steve Blank: Part I

Ben's Blog

Because Stewart’s programmers are ten times more productive than they were in 2001 due to massive advances in programming language technology.

What the current market are and are not telling us

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

In response to a comment to my post earlier this week about the Profit Imperative, I rattled off some ideas about the current state of the markets. thought it was worth sharing as a full post (I’ve edited and expanded on the original comment). And we may be in a period of strong negative pricing pressure in both the public and private markets.

Episode 50: Video Content and Profitability with Seth David

Mike Michalowicz

An accounting firm based in Santa Monica, CA, specializing in bankruptcy, from 2001 to 2003. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guest  .

'Game of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin on What Makes Ideas Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Martin''s stance reminded me of a 2001 profile I wrote of a North Carolina consultancy called Best Practices. A good idea is a good idea, even if it comes from someone else. If you haven''t heard of George R. R. have more ideas now than I could ever write up. You look at Shakespeare, who borrowed all of his plots.

Interview with eFounders

Cracking the Code

began my career at McKinsey and when the Internet bubble burst in 2001, I made a shift towards online software (ASP at the time).

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Returns for brand-name VC funds

Crosslink Ventures IV (2001): 246% (104%). General Catalyst II (2001): 149% (53%). JK&B Capital IV (2001): 85% (15%). Dow 30.

11 Billion-Dollar Startups You've Never Heard of

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Billion Location: Sunnyvale, California Founded: 2001 What is it: Bloom Energy creates fuel cells called Bloom Boxes that produce clean energy.

Unshackle the Middle Class

Marc Andreessen

Yet, in the same JOBS Act, we welcome “the 96%” least-wealthy Americans to invest (via crowdfunding) in the absolute riskiest stage of new company formation—early, seed-stage financings. Arguably the most significant among the changes was the 2001 move to decimalization. Much We are holding back the middle class in America. years.

How I Did It: James Dyson

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At the time, in 1996, I had no finance director, no production director. Martin McCourt became CEO in 2001. became obsessed.

Is Your SaaS Homepage As Optimized As You Think?


However, Cadre is awfully vague for a startup in the finance / commerce space. Do the same old rules from 2005 still apply? Tweet It!] Specific.

GBP | Dirk Paessler | How to Grow & Stay Agile. Part 1: Top 6 Business Decisions

Business of Software Blog

Dirk considers six key business decisions that built Paessler AG to 160 people without external financing over the past 20 years. Every day.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere – Show No. 16: Wayne Sutton and Dave Kashen

Steve Blank

” This was around 2001. Silicon Valley’s  pay-it-forward culture means that others will help when you’re starting up. Wayne Sutton.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

If it’s driven by profit then the ecosystem needs both entrepreneurs as well as Venture Finance. Entrepreneurship in Beijing. billion. billion.

Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do More Than One Thing Well We started out as an email marketing company in 2001. Did you enjoy this post?

Building the Global Startup Part 3: Assigning Ownership and Achieving Commitment

John O'Farrell

While that growth was exciting, it led to a very high financing valuation for such a young company: $820M for a company just nine months old. 

9 Key Things Successful Business Partners Always Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Who is the person who is fastidious about finances, and who is the one who has the natural charisma and sales ability? The reason?

Everpix, Snapchat, and the Startup Lie

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These quotes come from a 2012 New York Times article, which just as easily could have been written in 2001. The final straw? Make money?

Burnham's Beat: Software and Internet IPO and M&A Lists

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Articles on Technology and Finance. « Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their 2001 Offer | Main. Lords of Finance. ">. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed.


The 3 Most Damaging Myths in Entrepreneurship

Up and Running

That’s what we teach in business schools and classic entrepreneurship: you develop a business plan, you get financed, and then you start.

Operating Leverage

David Lee

I'm not a finance guy. Which is pretty scary given that I'm theoretically in the “finance profession.” 2001). ” I didn't even take a single economics class in college. faked-it-until-I-maked-it and just tried to learn on the job. They make more profit (and not just money) as they get more customers.

Dilution and Investment - An Answer You May Not Expect

Taffy Williams

The companies with low prices either had to dilute investors in a financing, had enough to survive, or went out of business. After 2001 and 9/11 (I was actually in NYC at 5 th and 40 th when the planes hit), the investment in technology and biotechnology was extremely difficult. You do NOT know when financing windows will close.

Can You Afford to Launch?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After a slow start (the bakery, Taste, opened two days after September 11, 2001), the small establishment found successful footing.

Entrepreneurship Surges

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While 50 to 100 start-ups apply for funding through his site every day, he says only one or two receive financing. How bad is it out there?

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

Drupal was launched in 2001, and Acquia started in 2007. When Red Hat was one of the first of these types of companies bridging open source with big finance, leveraging Linux support into a profitable business, also leveraging the enterprise. link]. There’s a lot of buzz about the Amazon acquisition of TWITCH this week. tomnora.

Dressing (Everyone) for Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

” The question arose one night in 2001 as Jonathon Yeo and Leith Testoni sat over beers and commiserated about their jobs. ”

Why We Need to Elect @EricGarcetti on Tues as Next Mayor of Los Angeles

Both Sides of the Table

Dedicated Public Servant : Garcetti has been a member of the LA City Council since 2001 and was a three-time president. LA needs Garcetti.

You Can't Ever Have Enough Hype Until You Have Too Much Hype

Babbling VC

OK, hands up, who's truly surprised by the drop in the stock markets or the postponed tech IPO's or even the upcoming slowdown in venture financing? This is nothing new. I am seriously babbling like everyone else did in 2001, 2008 and now again in 2011. No really, who is surprised? If you said yes, stick your head back in the sand.

E-mail Newsletter to Bestselling Book--How a Start-up Pulled It Off

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Our inventory is being financed by companies with names like Chase, Citibank, First USA and Capital One. February of 2001, Inc. wasn''t.

3 Ways to Manage Your Impatience

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Engage in Alternative Activities Back in 2001, I had to rebuild my real estate finance company after a previous downfall. sort of.

David S. Rose – Father of Angel Investing in New York

Startup Professionals Musings

The second company in which I invested, back in 2001, was a novel concept from the serial entrepreneur who invented social networking.