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Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. Bill Draper, the first West Coast venture capitalist, has been more blunt: “[Without it] I never would have gotten into venture capital.


What to Expect When You're Expecting Venture Capital Returns

This is going to be BIG.

And no, the numbers don't exactly add up--but they're more than close enough for venture capital. Let's be clear about this exercise.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead

Secret Formula

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

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

In the Internet bubble, while I kept this lesson in the back of my mind, I ended up suspending disbelief, like so many others, in 2000 and into the spring of 2001. You don’t have to look very far to see some remarkable companies that survived and transcended the Internet bubble collapsing in 2001. via We argued.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: RecycleBank

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

It feels good first because it's taking a venture approach to an old, broken business in dire need of a refresh?municipal The need is there - not only are recycling programs often unprofitable, but recycling rates in 28 states have actually declined since 2001, according to Annual Nationwide Survey of Solid Waste Management in the US.

Venture Capital Q&A Session

Both Sides of the Table

But to the question – it is much EASIER to sell your company if you’ve never taken venture capital. This is wrong. Never.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. So why would raising venture capital be any different.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company.

Venture Capital In Finland In 2010


In our previous story with Nexit Ventures we talked about how 2010 was a good year for venture capital in the US.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

2001 – 2010: Back to Basics: The Lean Startup. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital. Technology Venture Capital

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. By Barry J.

Valuations 101: Scorecard Valuation Methodology


Individual accredited investors in typical angel deals put personal capital at risk for an equity share of growth-oriented, start-up companies. Such comparisons can only be made for companies at the same stage of development, in this case, for pre-revenue startup ventures. – Need venture capital. million. RANGE.

Gerardo Miguel Rosenkranz

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We sat at the corner of the huge conference table in Chase Capital Partners' main conference room and Jerry drilled down on our firm, fund, and approach to investing. It ended painfully and I've not ventured back to latin america (from an investing point of view) since 2001. Venture Capital and Technology

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).

API 13

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 Angel Investor Drupal founder PHP Revenue Growth SaaS Scalability startup startup CEO venture Cash Flow CEOing leadership scalability tom nora venture capital link]. There’s a lot of buzz about the Amazon acquisition of TWITCH this week. Acquia, Inc.

Teva Launched Corporate Venture Arm to Invest in Biomed [Guest Post]

VC Cafe

Last month, Teva Pharmaceuticals , has announced the launch of a corporate venture capital fund. By Gary Dushnitsky.

Presenting Companies at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Formed in 2001, Advantica EyeCare currently provides eye care services to over 2,000,000 lives in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast on a risk basis.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Glaukos

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Thanks to venture capital, there may be a new way to treat, or possibly even cure, glaucoma. million in equity from venture backers since it was founded in 2001. That value is a 35% increase over its value in its previous round of venture funding, a $35 million Series D raised in August 2008. Achaogen Inc.,

Whither Venture Capital– A Constructive Perspective from the Kauffman Fellows Program

Pascal's View

There is plenty of ink flowing with speculation on the future of the venture capital industry. 

ProfessorVC: The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic

Professor VC

The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. million for the year, which is the first time it has been below $5 million since 2001, a sign that capital efficiency will be even more important than it has. We decided to raise some venture debt as an insurance policy and extend our cash runway. Venture Hacks.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

Many companies that were in the process of raising money did not.  It quickly became impossible to raise venture capital. Things change.

Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

After I sold my first company, I started a company called Intensity Ventures to make all my personal investments from. When I started making venture capital investments in 1997, the pace of things, and the amount of work I did, was massive. paused to make sure I believed that. started my first real company in 1987.

What is the Right Amount of Money to Raise at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series on Raising Venture Capital. It’s a tricky question with no clear answer. There are trade offs.

Try On The Decision For 30 Days

Feld Thoughts

In 2003 I seriously thought about quitting Mobius Venture Capital. I was tired, burned out, and very frustrated. My whole world blew up in 2001. I’ve made a lot of major decisions in my life – both personal and professional. For the really major decisions, I try them on for 30 days. Here’s an example.

Market Truths


As someone who invested through the 2001 and 2008 crashes I can assure you that down rounds and fire sales are not fun for anyone involved.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

Both Sides of the Table

know because I’ve been there.  In my first company I had to raise money in April 2001 or die.  I took money with a 3x participating preferred liquidation preference with 8% compounded interest annually. Otherwise, what incentive exists for the VC  to put in more capital or to have the founders earn money.  It can’t just be a gift.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

The Internet Bubble (2001 – 2002). Complaining About Capital. Venture Capital Matters. I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” Following is the current table of contents. Foreword. Entrepreneurs.

7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team

Startup Professionals Musings

There is a common belief in the angel and venture capital community that you put your money on the best team, rather than the best idea.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kozmo shut down in early 2001 and has been gone for over fourteen years. Yesterday was a bright sunny day on the east end of long island.

VC Investment Reaches Highs Not Seen Since Dot-Com Bubble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you somehow have any doubt that the venture capital business is booming, the most recent quarterly report from CB Insights should put them to rest.

Entrepreneurship Surges

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In this week’s TrendWatch Facts & Figures, a closer look at the venture-capital data from the recent Pricewaterhouse Coopers and NVCA report.

Spolsky on Software on Both Sides of The Table

Both Sides of the Table

Lesson: Joel had been building a community of readers since 2001. With StackOverflow, Joel raised money through venture capital.

Disrupting VC


As a venture capitalist, I am always looking for highly innovative, disruptive businesses. Now we have an overabundance of capital at that stage. As a venture capitalist, I am excited that RTP will address these market gaps. Emerging Markets Technology Venture Capital globalizationThe best is yet to come….

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

Both Sides of the Table

On December 3rd Brad Feld wrote a one paragraph blog post titled “ Raising Venture Capital &# in which he linked to my blog.  The Original Post (after the jump): Venture Capital, By Mark Suster (December 2nd, 2006). Thus is venture capital. Thus begins the venture capital dance. No joke.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

Steve Blank

Especially difficult were the days after the Internet bubble burst: 2001 was a staggering blow to technology. What happened? Jessica Mah.

What the current market are and are not telling us

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We saw this clearly in the housing market when the access to cheap capital created run-away housing prices that weren’t sustainable by any historical measure of actual underlying value. 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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

But I do have some insight into how this will affect venture markets. 1. It was a nerve racking morning. And I said so publicly. Neither do I.

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Why Money Isn't Always Your Biggest Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it went bankrupt in 2001, the chairs were auctioned. 4. Raising money is a full-time job," says Arora. Not many people realize that."

It's Great To Be a Tech Startup Again

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture money flooded into software and Internet startups in 2013. For the full year 2013, venture capital firms invested $29.4

Reading what was written and the VC age question

This is going to be BIG.

For a solid six or seven minutes, I was pretty pissed at Fred Wilson for his last post on the age of venture capitalists. he's only been in venture for two years and only through one market, an up one!" Venture Capital & Technologythat's not what he wrote at all. How many times do we do that? In fact, I agree.