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California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? Would New York Sunday work?

When (& How) to Dump Your Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

She was my original partner, but we battled constantly over strategy and the business plan. AfterCollege is on track to earn $7 million in 2012.

My Client Became My Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great business partnerships are often forged out of friendship. Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in college. year later, Bates decided to relocate.

Education Start-up Adds 12 New University Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cal Tech and Penn also invest $3.7 million in Coursera, bringing the company's total funding to $22 million. In addition, CalTech and Penn invested $3.7

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The author, Igor Sill , is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Geneva Venture Partners. Igor M.

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Well, finding a place in Silicon Valley to call home is not the easiest thing to do, but this infographic from Riviera Partners may help.

Next move: RTP Ventures

Passionate Intensity

Needless to say, I was intrigued by the idea.  So, a new fund, Ru-Net Technology Partners (and our U.S. Tweet. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011.

Carl Icahn 2014 Would Look Askance at Carl Icahn 1985?s Choice of Business Partner

Marc Andreessen

You’d be my partner,” Boesky said, as odious a prospect as Davis could imagine. Copies may also be obtained by contacting eBay Investor Relations by mail at 2065 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125 or by telephone at 866-696-3229. Excerpts from James B. Davis he described as an “exceptional manager” and an “outstanding manager.”

A Critique of VC, Founders, and Tech

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It raises a number of interesting points and echoes a view of ad blockers that my partner Albert has convinced me is correct (that they are a logical extension of the user agent concept embedded in web browsers). But there’s something very fishy about California capitalism. He nailed that. VC & Technology

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 1

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Billion represents a significant liquidity window for Venture Capitalists and their Limited Partner investors. Billion, virtually overnight.

The Joys & Pains of Partnering With Apple

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sena, based in Irvine, California, has taken off thanks to the popularity of its cases for the iPad and iPhone. 1,117 on the 2012 Inc.

Mentoring With LivePlan: Success Story

Up and Running

How did you hear about the California BEC Boost business plan competition? Read more about the winners of the California BEC Boost.

Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silverton Partners and Floodgate’s new partnership with Capital Factory is offering the incubator’s startups a chance to take their companies to the next level, according to Mike Maples Jr., Floodgate’s managing partner. Austin

The Maker Movement Is A New Mecca For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Events for enthusiasts, called Maker Faires, now stretch far outside California to places such as Detroit, New York and even Shenzhen, China.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack He agreed to make this data public which is awesome.

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11 Billion-Dollar Startups You've Never Heard of

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Billion Location: Sunnyvale, California Founded: 2001 What is it: Bloom Energy creates fuel cells called Bloom Boxes that produce clean energy.

The 20 Public Colleges With the Smartest Students

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the wake of rising tuition costs, more and more students are choosing to attend public universities over their more expensive private counterparts.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack He agreed to make this data public which is awesome.

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Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

3 Things You Need For Seeking Investors

Up and Running

angel investment venture capital American Express OPEN Born to Sell Herb Sih Katie Morell Mike Scanlin Think Big PartnersCan you replicate it?

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

We want to partner with you to make money.” you’re not following him?). ” – Earvin Magic Johnson. ” Too right.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. Before that, restaurateurs would never compare California with France.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. Before that, restaurateurs would never compare California with France.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

Southern California. As we head into 2016, we leave behind a year of robust trends for venture capital—or “VC”—funding. Southwest.

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

This time I told him I’d run it by my partners and get their feedback. While this is the first time I’m working with Matt, my partner Seth has known him going all the way back to high school and Mark Solon , one of the managing partners at Techstars, worked with him during his time at Village Ventures. Music Factory.

A Look Inside the Fascinating Cannabis Branding and Marketing Boom

crowdSPRING Blog

Florida failed to pass a medical marijuana amendment in 2014, and Prop 19 in California failed to legalize recreational marijuana in 2010.

How to Market Like an Arrogant Bastard

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

America''s love affair with craft beers was still in its infancy when Greg Koch and his partner, Steve Wagner, started Stone Brewing in 1996.

Early Growth Financial Services Announces New Partner and VP of Sales

Early Growth Financial Services

New VP of Sales to lead EGFS business development efforts in California San Francisco, CA Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsource accounting, finance, and tax support firm that provides on-demand services to early-stage companies, has just announced a new partner to their leadership team. Originally published in PRWeb.

David vs. Goliath: How Small Companies Make It Big

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Or how California winemakers went up against the French in the famous Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 that was portrayed in the movie Bottle Shock?

Huge Round for Waze, Raises $25 Million for Social GPS

VC Cafe

New investors joined as well, including Magma Venture Partners and Vertex, together with Qualcomm Ventures who joined as new strategic investors.

Unique Workspace Photos from 11 Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

” — Ben Pappas, Call Creator Plus / Sell My Couch; California. California. ” — Stephanie Jiang, Lazy Creatures ; California.

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Whole Foods to Chobani: Please Leave

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company enraged activists when it refused to support the California Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act of 2012.

Don't Ignore Your Failures. Talk About Them

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And that is OK with me." I also give the playbooks to our partners and our clients. wrote the first one in 2006.

Putting Tom Perkins Comments into Context

Both Sides of the Table

Investment Partner Megan Quinn weighed in publicly. Just look at the consequence of the economic downturn of the early 90′s in California.

Google Snaps Up Social Media Marketing Start-Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Four-year-old Wildfire, which was backed by Facebook's fbFund, Summit Partners, and 500 Startups, is rumored to have sold for $250 million.

How to Be Smarter than Your Investors – Continuous Customer Discovery

Steve Blank

As a bonus it meant the 1,400 aerial applicator companies could be a potential distribution channel partner. Crop Dusters. This is a big idea.

[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Their conclusion? It’s a great time to be a developer.