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How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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Some quick highlights include: The Role of a Seed Stage VC. Each VC raises money – say $90 million. But not many others.

2009 VC Fundraising Strategy

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company that got funded in 2007 ain't the same animal you are dealing with now. company that got funded in 2007 ain't the same animal you are dealing with now.Friends and families (and fools) are good options, and you should consider raising incremental investments from them. Overall, not the best news for startups. The real caveat.

D-Wave's Dream Machine

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Farris had thrown Rose a few thousand dollars in seed money, and they raised half a million (Canadian) from local angels. DFJ led a $7.1

Lyft CEO: 'Think of Every Dollar as the Last You'll Ever Get'

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i.e. companies make goals based on the assumption more money will always be coming. Green and co-founder John Zimmer started Zimride in 2007.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table.  It’s that simple. Not FU money, but “feed the family&# money. Only then are you truly aligned.

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

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And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little The capital should be put to work.There is an old saying raising capital that says you basically can never raise too much money. What went wrong? We had to thread a needle.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

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One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money.