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A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley

OnStartups

Here’s a quick review of a few of the entrepreneurial archetypes you’ll meet in Silicon Valley. 1. The Happy Hipster Worker Bee. Single.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Angel Investing News

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley is world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing companies and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. 

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. 

On Geography

K9 Ventures

But, in both those cases, I’m still working hard on getting them to move here! I’ve  already written  about why I want the whole team to be in one location, but in that post, I didn’t address why I want the entire team to be in Silicon Valley. I get a lot of push-back on this point. The Valley has that.

On Geography

K9 Ventures

But, in both those cases, I’m still working hard on getting them to move here! I’ve  already written  about why I want the whole team to be in one location, but in that post, I didn’t address why I want the entire team to be in Silicon Valley. I get a lot of push-back on this point. The Valley has that.

Burnham's Beat: Microsoft/Yahoo: A Bad Deal For Silicon Valley.

Burnham's Beat

« Microsoft/Yahoo: A Bad Deal For Silicon Valley | Main. SkyGrid and the Emergence of Flow-Based Search » 02/05/2008. Microsoft/Yahoo: A Bad Deal For Silicon Valley: Take II. Microsoft/Yahoo: A Bad Deal For Silicon Valley: Take II. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Blog Roll.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This software platform is used by most local Angel organizations for managing deal flow. Or does it? Angel investors are people too.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This software platform is used by most local Angel organizations for managing deal flow. Or does it? Angel investors are people too.

How to Get Meetings With People Who Don't Have Time For You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Perfect World Silicon Valley has a “pay-it-forward” culture where we try to help each other without asking for anything in return.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

The Founding Chapter is in Silicon Valley, California, (naturally), and I have a connection there if you need a start. Or does it?

Angel Investing (1): Dealflow – Are You Sitting at The Right Poker Table?

Both Sides of the Table

Access to the best deal flow – I think the most obvious thing you need to be successful is access to the right deals in the first place. 

Where Have All the VCs Gone?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalists still love Silicon Valley, but new data shows they''re looking elsewhere more often for startups to work with.

Top Lessons Learned From Great Angel Investors

Rob Go

These are financing docs that were pioneered by YC and is apparently starting to see some level of acceptance in Silicon Valley. David Tisch mentioned that something like 80% of the investments he makes comes from some sort of proactive activity, and he’s an angel that gets a huge amount of inbound deal flow!

Will Google Ventures Disrupt Venture Capital?

OnStartups

The following is a guest post by Brad Coffey, an early employee at HubSpot. You can follow Brad on twitter @BradfordCoffey. Incredibly impressive.

5 Trends to Ignore in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

VCs poured money into the sector--first- or seed-round deals accounted for 57% percent of deal flow in the third quarter.

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

At the same time, the consumerization of the technology business made Silicon Valley the de facto capital of all things tech. After stints as a technology investment banker, a dot-com entrepreneur, and a product manager in Silicon Valley, I moved to Los Angeles in 2006.  That number in the Valley might be closer to 10%.

Finally: SEC Lifts Ban on Advertising Fundraising Rounds

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Analysts are already wondering if the increased regulation may outweigh the benefits of increased deal flow through general solicitation.

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So You Want to Start a Startup Accelerator…

Instigator Blog

How baked do they need to be in order to be on solid footing and raise follow-on capital? I’d argue that in places other than Silicon Valley and New York, startups need more baking. There’s also the question of deal flow and how many you can actually bring in that are high enough quality. Great!

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Like anything in life, if you want a fair deal on the deferred fee and warrant percentage you need to talk to a few lawyers to make it competitive. 

Startups With Real Revenue Can Get Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

billion to work across 738 financing deals with U.S. Back to VCs, Silicon Valley venture capital firms are still the most active.

The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup

Dshen

Back to Dave’s twitter rant about high valuations pervading in the Valley. They are forced to take whatever deal is in front of them.

Democratization of Angel Investing

Professor VC

In addition, the angel investment process can be time consuming and daunting to those not familiar with venture deal terms. Second Market ).

It might not be a bubble but sure as hell the rent is too damn high!

Professor VC

As with all M&A exits, there was a round of congratulatory messages to the founder in the Silicon Valley echo chamber.

Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly. and Yes, Mike, I Have.

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. deal with it. Part II! Noise.

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.

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

David Teten

Deal origination is a slow, labor-intensive, frustrating process. Annual Deal Pipeline for Selected VCs and Angel Investor Groups. Deals as % targeted companies. Battery & Sequoia data only include late stage/growth equity deals. Best Practices by Private Equity Funds in Deal Origination (Download presentation.). _.

The case for investing in innovative online retail businesses

The Equity Kicker

According to pandodaily , as well as being focused we are also contrarian: Silicon Valley has run away from the ecommerce category.

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Russian Startups

ArcticStartup

This is a post written by our new regional guest blogger from St.Petersburg, Viola Serdiukova. Photo: Shutterstock. But is it so exotic to the world?

How to Be an Angel Investor

www.paulgraham.com

Dont spend much time worryingabout the details of deal terms, especially when you first startangel investing. Mechanics Angel investors often syndicate deals, which means they join togetherto invest on the same terms. Dont get hung up on mechanicsor deal terms. The Valley basically runson referrals. Thats ok. So guess.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

ReadWriteStart

One theme seems to come up over and again, especially from geographies outside Silicon Valley: lack of a reliable pipeline of deals.

How Other People Steal Your TIme--and How to Get it Back

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As entrepreneurs, it’s natural to focus on cash and cash flow, but we need to treat our precious time with the same respect. This is hard.

Where to Turn When VC Funding Isn’t Right for Your Startup

UC Berkeley

Angel groups are organized angels who review deals and invest collaboratively in order to make better decisions and increase their deal flow.

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"B2B and enterprise applications set is alive and well in NYC,” and that “innovation not specifically."

Mark Birch

But for “pure tech,” he added, “the center of gravity is still San Francisco, at least as our deal flow and portfolio are concerned.”” - “ Could New York’s Startup Scene Hit the Wall in 2013? ” via peHUB. Roger Ehrenberg is absolutely correct here. enterprise tech tech NYC B2B enterprise apps SaaS

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Announces Partnership With MAD Incubator, Malaysia

ReadWriteStart

global market a strong channel through Silicon Valley. Sponsor. ISA Innovation. Math-Quest. Gamer. AppsAsia. Fantastic! Techsailor.

Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors

mashable.com

This dynamic births serial entrepreneurs and motivates angels and venture capitalists to pull their friends into investment deals. magic.

Interview With Jena Wuu of Plug And Play On Russia

ArcticStartup

Plug and Play’s mission is to enforce tech startups growth in multiple countries by bridging local ecosystems to Silicon Valley.

Some Tough Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

Allen's Blog

In Silicon Valley (assume it’s the same in other startup regions), “founders” have a bunch of iconic attributes, some good, some bad. Although we don’t, we should have a statue dedicated to “The Startup Founder” prominently displayed somewhere in Silicon Valley. What’s the big deal? . That’s the good part. .

Angel Investing 4 – Why You Need Deep Pockets to Win Big

Both Sides of the Table

Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here. Either of these are obviously fine in angel deals. That’s OK, too.

Raising $$ on AngelList? Working w/ McClure? Ask Jody Sherman

Both Sides of the Table

Jody didn’t exactly have an easy time fund raising because he’s not one of the prototypical Silicon Valley funded entrepreneurs.

Seriously Bold Tech Startup Predictions for 2012

Mark Birch

About this time of year, folks put together lots of lists about the past year as well as the outlook on the future.  Take that to the bank, Zynga.