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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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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.

“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!

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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How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

An angel investor is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

Opportunities in Smart Wearables [Webinar Invitation]

Growthink Blog

Based in Silicon Valley, the company has raised over $13 million in funding, including from Khosla Ventures. Public Sector arena. read more.

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?

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

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

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).

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.

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.

Who Dares Wins – The 2nd Annual International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

When venture capital teamed up with technology entrepreneurs in the 1960’s they brought with them the canonical MBA planning tool – the business plan.

Why L.A.'s Start-up Scene Beats All Others

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In addition to warm weather and beautiful beaches, I found a very creative, innovative talent pool of agile thinkers. He's not the only fan.

Hear how the Lean Startup began — and helped one company find success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank

Eric was the very first practitioner of my Customer Development methodology which became the core of the the Lean methodology. Taking My Class.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

venture capital. Seek out venture capital funding. 17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading. Tactics.

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Raising Venture Capital. Raising Venture Capital (12). This Week in Venture Capital (14). About Me. Simple.

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