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Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different.

How to get a job in Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

wrote a post about it back in 2006 on the topic that I could point people to, but it looks a little light, so I thought I’d post an update. Analyst, Associate, Principal, Venture Partner, General Partner, Managing Partner – all require different amounts of the above. Venture Capital Successful or failed.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. Twitter.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 4: Parting Thoughts

Secret Formula

This week we’ve analyzed the state of cleantech venture capital and used data to discern myth from reality. In summary, we’ve found that: There will be sufficient late-stage capital in the next few years to feed the ’06-’08 “baby boom” of cleantech start-ups, but there may be a corresponding dearth of Seed/Series A money.

Seven Deadly Sins of the VC

Venture Cyclist

Over time I distilled some of his aphorisms into this version of the seven deadly sins of Venture Capital. Whimsy

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Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Mc10

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

It's a growing part of the venture world that proved its prominence once again in 2010. Despite murmurings of a pullback in Cleantech commitments, venture capitalists invested $3.98 That's an 8% increase over 2009, when venture firms plunked down $3.7 The investment was a follow-on to MC10's first venture investment.


Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns

Have you have done any research on some of the great marketing to women campaigns in 2006? Christine (.net) Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0

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

Secret Formula

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


Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

Feld describes  TechStars  (founded in 2006 with David Cohen ) as an example of how to build a regional accelerator. Leaders and Feeders.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Wattpad launched in 2006 and bootstrapped for five years before we invested. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechWith all the talk of massive amounts of cash sloshing around the web/mobile startup ecosystem (including things I've said recently), you would think that nobody bootstraps anymore. But that is not true at all.

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

1995) and eBay (1995), which begat Google (1998) and PayPal (1998), which begat YouTube (2005), Facebook (2004), and LinkedIn (2003) which begat Twitter (2006) and Zynga (2007), which begat Square (2010), Dropbox (2008), and many more. Venture Capital and TechnologyThat was not meant to be a comprehensive history.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

look back at Etsy when we invested in it in the spring of 2006, about a year after they had launched. Venture Capital and TechnologyPaul Graham has penned a longish and excellent essay in which he postulates that growth is the single defining characteristic of startups and the thing that all entrepreneurs must focus on.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz:

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc. does both, serving CPAs and small and midsized businesses, and venture capitalists have taken note. million in venture backing, starting with its first $2.1 million round in 2006. is backed by August Capital, DCM, Emergence Capital Partners, Jafco Ventures, and Total Technology Ventures.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: 23andMe

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Since 2006, Mountain View, Calif.-based Venture investors agree. million in venture backing since its first round in 2007. All told, that Series A, led by Google Ventures, totalled $8.95 Prior investors include New Enterprise Associates, Genentech Corporation, Roche Venture Fund, and Mohr Davidow Ventures.

19 Funding Resources for New and Existing Businesses

Up and Running

To help you secure the capital you need for your business, we’ve compiled a list of the funding resources that every entrepreneur should look into.

Christine: A Video Glimpse of LINES (and Videoegg-Typepad Note)

Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 United States License.

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YC follows a well trodden path for investment firms: drifts later stage

The Equity Kicker

In the words of an alum from the 2006 cohort: Companies are joining YC at a much later stage. Venture CapitalMuch more.

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.

Episode 3 on SiriusXM Channel 111: Kathryn Gould, Mar Hershenson, Sophie Lebrecht

Steve Blank

My guests this week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM Channel 111  were: Kathryn Gould co-founder of Foundation Capital.

2006 Venture Capital Report

Florida Venture Blog

For those of you investing or looking for venture investment, the 2006 Venture Capital Report is a rich source of venture data for 2005 and looking forward. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Enjoy!

Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

Since its inception in 2006, Perfecto Mobile has raised approximately $19 million.

The Right Time + The Right Team + The Right Technology

Eric Friedman

Using the Flip example (launched in 2006) there was suddenly a very affordable digital video camera that you could instantly connect via USB.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Damballa

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Of particular interest to Damballa's venture investors: The company focuses on cloud and mobile security breaches, which have increased with the explosion of cloud and mobile usage. Since it was founded in 2006, Damballa has raised $29.86 million in venture funding over five rounds. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor.

Mission Based Businesses

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and TechnologyI've talked a fair bit here about the passion for the problem being an important part of entrepreneurial success. I was reminded of that when I read Max Chafkin's profile of Rob Kalin and Etsy this morning. Rob does not come across as a business oriented person. Both are sort of true.

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A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy is the unquestioned leader in online travel in Europe, and represents a substantial portion of TPG’s astounding $35B market capitalization.

LiveU Raises $11 Million from Pitango in its Third Round

VC Cafe

LiveU has announced a third round of $11 million, led by Pitango and joined by existing investors, Carmel Ventures and Canaan Partners.

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.

Venture Capital Performance

Will Price

increase in the average capital under management over the last ten years. The private equity returns are net of management fees and carry.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 3: The Companies

Secret Formula

Most cleantech start-ups require a lot of capital. On one hand, she wants to raise capital at a high valuation to minimize dilution.

Bitesize Monday: Israeli Startup Headlines

VC Cafe

Venture capital Rounds. Gigya was founded in 2006 and has raised close to $30 million to date. Israeli venture capital news.

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Just a get-your-reservations-now reminder for the upcoming Florida Venture Capital Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, February 6-7, 2007. For a taste of the 2006 conference, check out my recaps here , here and here. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

2013 startup startups Summer Program Venture Capital Fellowships starups Summer ProrgramThe application is available here.

Where are the Deals? How VCs Identify the Next Generation of Startups

David Teten

You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to  raise capital  from venture capitalists. Prior to joining  ff Venture Capital , I published the first-ever study of how private equity and venture capital funds originate new investments, with my coauthor  Chris Farmer , CEO of  SignalFire  and an experienced VC.

Venture Capital Termsheets

Florida Venture Blog

A friend recently asked about the typical terms in a venture capital term sheet and I realized that a source I take for granted isn't readily known in entrepreneur circles. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) website is targeted at venture funds and partners, but there is plenty of candy for entrepreneurs there as well.

Interview with eFounders

Cracking the Code

Fundraising SaaS Venture CapitalMy SaaS focus at Accel Partners is the natural continuity of this path. Mobile will drive new use cases.

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Venture Capital Success: Luck vs. Gut

Entrepreneurship Blog

However, I suspect that both luck and gut instinct also play roles in venture capital success.

2006 Predictions

Florida Venture Blog

For fun, I'm going to spread the predictions across this week -- with the venture ecosystem (topic for another post?) That should give me enough fodder for venture predictions of my own next week. We expect the strong market for venture financings in Florida to continue. What do you think 2006 holds -- add a comment below??

Christine: Technology at Burning Man, Part II (With Fire!)

Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 United States License.

WayTooEarly: Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital


» Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. Charles River Ventures announced Quickstart - their new effort at doing seed stage deals with modest amounts of money. Bill Tai and George Zachary are seasoned venture capitalists with operating and investment banking experience, and I wish them well. First Round Capital.