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Will Google Ventures Disrupt Venture Capital?

OnStartups

Sequoia is agile, yet disciplined. They’ve taken the classic venture capital playbook and out-executed just about everyone.

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

Business of Software Blog

How to Grow and Stay Agile – Top 6 Business Decisions. Next Events: The post GBP | Dirk Paessler | How to Grow & Stay Agile.

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“Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch

Steve Blank

Brendan McManus said: “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch [link] #startup #advice [.] Here’s how they did it. Thanks!

When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

Eric Ries, who took my first Customer Development class at Berkeley, had the insight that Customer Development should be paired with Agile Development.

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA. Steve Blank, Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA: … entrepreneurs instinctualy realize that the best advocate for their careers is themselves [.] You’re Hired, You’re Fired. Sign me up.

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If You Don’t Have a Discrete Hypothesis You Are Incapable of Failing

Both Sides of the Table

interviewed Eric for an hour for - This Week in Venture Capital. 26:44 Too much capital is not good. This Week in Venture Capita

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Startup Founder Agreements

High Contrast

I have been thinking a lot recently about how to apply agile development principles to investing and key aspects of startup development such as team building. Both stem from the agile principle of delaying decisions until the last responsible moment. The first post is about agile startup fundraising. This isn’t just CYA.

Startup Suicide – Rewriting the Code

Steve Blank

The benefits of customer and agile development and minimum features set are continuous customer feedback, rapid iteration and little wasted code. Ironically it becomes the antithesis of agile. Filed under: Customer Development , Technology , Venture Capital. Customer Development Technology Venture Capital

How Scientists and Engineers Got It Right, and VC’s Got It Wrong

Steve Blank

While this signaled that investments in technology companies could be very lucrative, both Shockley and Fairchild could only be funded through corporate partners – there was no venture capital industry. government backed venture firms and limited partnerships. wave of innovation was about to meet a pile of risk capital.

Make No Little Plans – Defining the Scalable Startup

Steve Blank

Now with customers and early revenue, it was out raising its first round of venture money. In fact, Google’s offer for $15 Million was equal to the highest valuation from the venture firms. Lets take venture capital and grow this thing into a real business.”. Taking venture money was just a means to an end.

The Agile Board

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster wrote a post about boards of directors last week in which he coined the phrase "the agile board." I love that phrase. They are agile boards who add significant value. So go read Mark's post and learn about how to create an agile board. Tags: Venture Capital and Technology

The 47th (-46) International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

This startup search process is the  business model / customer development / agile development solution stack. What’s A Startup?

Small Ball

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As the venture capital business and entrepreneurs are increasingly bulking up in terms of fund sizes (VCs) and round sizes (entrepreneurs), I am decidedly a fan of small ball. It is hard to return capital to your investors in the VC business. Kickstarter, DuckDuckGo, and Zynga are other good examples of small ball in action.

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

Venture Capital. Instead it felt like the government – through CORFO - was doing most of the risk capital investing. etc.).

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Why Board Meetings Suck – Part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

As customer and agile development reinvent the Startup, it’s time to ask why startup board governance has not kept up with the pace of innovation.

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

As customer and agile development reinvent the Startup, it’s time to ask why startup board governance has not kept up with the pace of innovation.

When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

There was nothing suggesting that startups and new ventures needed their own tools and techniques, different from those written about in HBR or taught in business schools. Eric Ries, who took my first Customer Development class at Berkeley, had the insight that Customer Development should be paired with Agile Development.

Welcome to the Lost Decade (for Entrepreneurs, IPO’s and VC’s)

Steve Blank

The collapse of the IPO market and dysfunctional math in the venture capital community has stacked the odds against you. Here’s why.

Hacking Venture Capital: A Taxonomy

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Hacking Venture Capital: A Taxonomy Hacking Venture Capital: A Taxonomy Over the last few years (and especially the last few months, it seems), I’ve seen a proliferation of new firms iterating on the traditional venture capital model.

boldstart ventures in 2014 – our ethos

BeyondVC

With a focus on seed investing in the mobile, agile, and smart enterprise and business models that harness the power of network effects, our entrepreneurs have successfully been able to raise over $200 million of financing following our initial seed investment. focus on the mobile, agile, and smart enterprise". billion.

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One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steve Blank

Venture Capital ; met with the local hardware/software venture capital firm. They feel more like banks than risk capital.

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 2 of 2 – Virtual Valley Ventures

Steve Blank

revolution has taken hold as customer development and agile engineering  reinvent the Startup  process. Victor Hugo. When The Boardroom is Bits.

The best vesting schedule

High Contrast

comment to my VentureHacks article on building agile founding teams asked about an alternative vesting schedule proposed by Basil Peters , a successful super-angel. Tags: VC Venture Capital startups vesting vesting schedules There is no such thing as the best or optimal vesting schedule in a startup. No such thing as best.

Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

Steve Blank

For the first 75 years of the 20 th century, when capital for new ventures was scarce, the smartest engineering talent went to corporate R&D labs.

Super Angels Are A Boon To Startups Needing Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Many have disappeared, and others have forgotten how to be agile and innovative. The cost of entry for tech startups continues to go down.

Bitesize Monday: eToro, Covertix, Iway, Tawkon, Grouper….

VC Cafe

million round of investment led by Spark Capital, Social Leverage (who also backed Yaron Samid’s Bill Guard) and other existing investors.

Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lite

Steve Blank

The SBIR/STTR program made ~6,200 seed stage investments in 2014, dwarfing the seed investments made by venture capital. Eleven U.S.

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The Top 4 Wrong Reasons to Seek Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Indeed, there is a time and place in every new venture where even a bootstrapping entrepreneur should consider bringing on investors.

The Phoenix Project

OnlyOnce

Thanks to my long time friend and Board member Greg Sands of Costanoa Venture Capital for suggesting this excellent read.

The Rise of the Lean VC – Consumer Internet Gets Its Own Investors

Steve Blank

Electron-based Venture Capital. When I first came to Silicon Valley the world of Venture Capital looked pretty simple.

The Zen of fundraising

High Contrast

Agile ideology. Tags: FastIgnite VC Venture Capital startups agile angel investing seed investing When investing in companies through FastIgnite , I usually sell my super-secret value-add as opposed to just cash. It’s a lose-lose proposition. Both sides spend precious time and go nowhere. It’s hard work.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

SoCal CTO

Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

A Closer Look At The Quality Of Angel Returns Data

David Teten

Small, agile funds are in an excellent position to take advantage of opportunities in the angel space.  As Jon Calligan of True Ventures explains , “The numbers just don’t add up. Given that angels deploy almost as much capital as VCs ($ 22.5 Angel investing Venture Capitalbillion for angels versus $ 29.5

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The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

We taught them the business model / customer development / agile development solution stack. Over the last two months the U.S. Say what?

When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars

Steve Blank

The New Structure of the Venture Capital industry. Finally, venture capital and angel investing is no longer a U.S.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Venture Capital Cafe > Startup Resources (Updated Mar 2013). Agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration.

An Agile Approach to Science Education

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized An Agile Approach to Science Education An Agile Approach to Science Education As an entrepreneur, a big part of my job is figuring out what people want and building products that meet those needs.

Rock Health’s latest crop of startups

The Equity Kicker

Going through the list of 13 companies I found 4-5 that are consistent with my hypothesis ( Agile Diagnosis ,  Cardiio ,  Care At Hand ,  Sessions ,  Sano Intelligence ) which I take as evidence that the timing for this market may well be now. Agile Diagnosis  - web and mobile app for doctors to improve speed and accuracy of diagnosis.

StartupRoar.com – A Source Of Aggregated, Curated Entrepreneurial Content

YoungUpstarts

Indeed, Young Upstarts is proud to be part of StartupRoar (you can find the StartupRoar widget on our sidebar).

Five common misconceptions about building a startup in New York City

This is going to be BIG.

The simple fact of the matter is that most startups seeking angel or vc capital just don’t receive it—and that’s just anywhere.