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Love and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Over the last 20 years, the three of us have worked on lots of things in different configurations, but I’d put the deep friendship we’ve developed ahead of all of our business deals. The post Love and Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital fred wilson Jerry Colonna podcast reboot

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J.

Forecasting in venture capital

The Equity Kicker

We need to predict which companies are going to succeed and second guess future trends so we can develop our firms to stay ahead of the curve. Good VCs need to be good forecasters. The main and most surprising insight is that deep expertise doesn’t produce more accurate predictions. open minded. sceptical of deterministic theories.

Owlchemy Labs Nabs $5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Owlchemy Labs, an independent virtual reality game developer, announced this week the company has closed on $5 million in venture capital.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  Thank you, Aaron Sorkin!

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. Funding on Your Terms.

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made.

Hive9 Receives $5.4 Million in Venture Capital

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million in funding from LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money to hire five or more additional employees and for product development and marketing, said Darin Hicks, its CEO. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

Edgecase Gets $7.5 Million in Venture Capital

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million in venture capital. The Austin-based startup received the funds from lead investor Austin Ventures and other investors. The company plans to use the money for research and development and sales and marketing. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How ff Venture Capital Works With Universities And Students

David Teten

I meet with a lot of people from the academic world, so I thought it would be helpful to summarize how ff Venture Capital works with universities.

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

Software By Rob

Paid channels can lead to incredible growth, but let’s be honest, they require at least some capital to do well. Image above from Toban Black.

CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital

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million in venture capital. Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital co-led the round. CognitiveScale plans to use the money to expand its salesforce and on research and development of its product portfolio. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. Single, non-developer (knows how the tech works, though) male w/outsourced offshore tech team, 30’s, dad, white. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it. Slow and steady isn’t a bad thing. 2) Only 22 year old hacker dudes get funding.

Pristine Lands $5.4 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Pristine, the startup that develops healthcare apps for Google Glass, has raised $5.4 Austin-based S3 Ventures led the round, which also included Capital Factory, HealthFundr and several clients. The company plans to use the money to expand its research and development, sales, marketing and operations teams. million.

Venture Capital and "Innovation"

Information Arbitrage

Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” This is not how the venture industry is supposed to operate.” And come to think of it, is there really only one kind of innovation, that which results in the development of a new compound or a new technology?

When, Where, and How to Raise Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

All the products they could develop. And as they sit and dream, most entrepreneurs think about venture capitalists.

On Human Capital & Venture Capital

thebarefootvc

However, the reality is that I am building a portfolio of investments and, like Brad, I believe in being an active and helpful investor.

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

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Trending – Baird: RIM Is Bleeding Developers. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. MarketWatch.

Why You Don't Need Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So often, young entrepreneurs think the viability of their fledgling company depends on their ability to intrigue investors and raise capital. But the truth is, raising capital is often a pipe dream. Don't get discouraged, though: Raising capital should be the least of your concerns. The reality is, no bank will give you a loan.

How to Get a VC Meeting – the flowchart

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Filed under: Customer Development , Venture Capital. Customer Development Venture Capital

Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Lobby.

The disruption of venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger wrote a post yesterday about the disruption of venture capital which lists the changes afoot: Information about VCs on the internet. VCs are developing in-house tracking solutions and we now have third party services like Mattermark. Today there is much more transparency.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

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billion in venture capital money. Still, Fab.com raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. companies raised $7.2

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. Twitter.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

VCAP© Addresses the Gap between Venture Capital and Funding for Women and Diverse Entrepreneurs. New York Policy Venture Capital

How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying

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After checking out The Information's "open dataset" on diversity in venture capital , I felt pretty disappointed. went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Not directly, anyway.

How Women and Minorities Can Overcome Venture Capital Investing Bias

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For fun, I was pitted in a mock debate with a Bay Area venture capitalist. The goal was to give MBA students exposure to the group of six EIRs.

Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for startups with real products and a proven business model, ready to scale.

How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

Growthink Blog

Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That's a lot. read more.

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

This creates a low-pressure environment for developers to explore and learn about startups. Others range from students to senior developers.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

The first post described how China built a science and technology infrastructure to support advanced weapons systems development. Like the U.S.

Young Startups Are Getting the Short End of the Venture Capital Stick

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Becoming more risk-averse, angels and VCs are focusing on companies that have already moved past the early stages of development. Venture capitalists are spending their money on more established companies rather than young startups , according to data from the first quarter of this year. In an interview with Inc.,

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Or at least venture-style returns. Not to mention providing the capital for growth. People This led to an explosion in startups.

A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds

This is going to be BIG.

It seems to come down to two things: 1) How much do you want to raise? 2) Supply and demand of capital willing to invest in your company.

Worked Up about Unrealistic Venture Capital Valuation

Growthink Blog

So, Mike tells me he wants to raise a first round of venture capital based on a $100 million valuation. Now, anyone who knows anything about venture capital will literally laugh when they read a line like that. And how most likely, the chance of him raising venture capital with just an idea was zero.

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Ziften Raises $24 Million in Venture Capital

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Ziften, which develops security software, Wednesday announced it has raised $24 million. The Austin-based startup reported that Spring Mountain Capital led the funding with participation from Fayez Sarofim, an early investor in Ziften. The company plans to use the money to market its products globally. Austin

Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First

Both Sides of the Table

Many companies that are raising B or C venture capital rounds right now raised their initial money in 2005-2008. It is 2010. Good luck.

Continuum Analytics Gets $24 Million in Venture Capital

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The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds on product development, sales and marketing and community development. The company […] The post Continuum Analytics Gets $24 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin