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Global Venture Capital Distribution

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Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. Outside of the U.S.,

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities. In it, he looked at Venture Capital financing (total dollars and number of deals) on a per-capital basis. High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

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While this it total FDI as opposed to just venture, it should give you an indication of the international trend. startup venture-capital

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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However, they have been sending VCs far more investment checks in the last ten years than they’ve gotten back as distributions. Sorry!

Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. Bill Draper, the first West Coast venture capitalist, has been more blunt: “[Without it] I never would have gotten into venture capital.


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.

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.” But for the venture industry to be labeled as ineffective or unfairly risk-averse by not backing such initiatives simply isn’t fair. think not.

Harvard's Go-To Venture Capital Firm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Experiment Fund, NEA's seed-stage venture capital firm, set up shop on Harvard's campus to catch young, entrepreneurial talent early.

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

This is going to be BIG.

You could wind up getting distribution checks from a fund you invested in a dozen years ago. Hopefully, the fund gets some nice wins early and you start to get your money back, but when you're in a venture fund, you're in for a really long haul. So here's all the reasons I told him he shouldn't be in: 1) Fund investing is boring.

Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.

This is going to be BIG.

I probably get around a dozen e-mails a week asking me how to get into venture capital. On top of that, anytime I talk to anyone who wants to get involved in startups but isn''t sure what they want to do, inevitably, I hear, "And then I was thinking maybe I should look into venture capital, too.". It sucks. Sad Keanu!

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

To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Or at least venture-style returns. In addition it is much easier to get distribution than it was in the pre Facebook, pre iPhone world.

Probability Distributions and the Brute Force Approach

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a lot about the outcome distributions in different circumstances. In venture capital, the cost of attempting something is meaningful, but not that high. find that most people are not tuned to this sort of outcome distribution. The dimensions that I think about are: 1. Same thing for many sports.

New Game for Corporate R&D and Venture Capital

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

This outdated R&D model of the industrial organization that progresses through internal development has been eclipsed by the reality of new, venture capital backed start-ups that achieve far greater competitive advantage through rapid cycles of innovation, customer acceptance and global distribution

Some Rules for Marketplaces and Distributed Workforce Platforms

This is going to be BIG.

My two most recent deals involve a distribution of labor or direct sales, and two of my upcoming deals are similarly structured. Venture Capital & Technology I''ve been getting involved with a couple of different models related to labor marketplaces and platforms lately. Here are my two main rules: 1.

Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Understanding what “recycling management fees” means is a fundamental part of understanding the economics of a venture firm.

Girls Who Code

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

hacking education Venture Capital and Technology We see very few women entrepreneurs walk into USV and that is disappointing to me.

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Venture Capital Term Sheets: Conversion Rights

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction This post originally appeared as part of the “ Ask the Attorney ” column I am writing for VentureBeat ; it is another installment of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets.  Conversion Rights What Are Conversion Rights? There are two types of conversion rights: optional and mandatory. Many thanks, Scott.

The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. By Estelle Shumann*.

Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank

Being distributed/network ready (even though Ethernet was just barely coming into use in the enterprise). Technology Venture Capital

What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

distribution is much harder on mobile than web and we see a lot of mobile first startups getting stuck in the transition from successful product to large user base. there is a large pool of money in the venture capital asset class that is opportunistic, momentum driven, and thesis agnostic. What does that mean for USV?

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 1: The Money

Secret Formula

This spooked investors of all types, venture capitalists included, and cleantech start-up investment dropped by a third in 2009. billion.

How to get a job in venture capital (revisited) | Seth Levine

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

RunTitle Lands $4 Million in Venture Capital


The Houston-based startup also relocated to Austin as a condition of the financing. Austin

Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

talked about that in my what has changed post : distribution is much harder on mobile than web and we see a lot of mobile first startups getting stuck in the transition from successful product to large user base. mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago.

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The app stores aren't working for us as a distribution channel." To which I replied "All the app stores use a leaderboard model which makes the rich richer and everyone else poorer. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechWe are in the 99%, wishing we were in the 1%. Search is a horrible experience. It makes me angry.

Top 100 venture VC investments each year average $100-150m gain

The Equity Kicker

Their advice to LPs is to catch these distributed returns by investing in emerging managers outside of traditional US venture heartlands.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It has developed both protectitive technologies like DRM and alternative distribution services like premium streaming audio and video services such as Netflix, Spotify, and many others. These protective technologies and alternative distribution services have significantly cut the amount of online piracy in the past decade.

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2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The idea of a distributed social net that is not controlled by any company or institution has been around for a while. Politics Venture Capital and Technology WeblogsI returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. Can a movement make it happen?

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Why I'm Rooting For Google+

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They give you instant distribution, instant users, instant social identity. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechThe day Google+ launched, I sent a friend at Google who was involved in building the service an email requesting an invite. I got the invite late that day and started playing with the service. He might like Google+.

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What We Are Seeing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The capital markets are finite at some level. The conventional wisdom is that 10-20% of venture funds produce 100% of the returns in the asset class. And mobile is hard because distribution continues to be limited to the app store model where you get on the leaderboard and win or you don't and you don't. instead.

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Investing In The Cultural Revolution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It is a highly distributed global network that has at its core the concepts of free speech and individual liberty.

Powerball: The Difference Between Gambling and Investing

Non-Linear Growth

encouraged them to not only think about the NPV of the investment but also to look at the distribution of returns. Distribution of Returns Matters Forget about whether or not the NPV is positive. The distribution of returns is worth considering independent of the NPV of an investment. Congrats to the winners!

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Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. What’s Missing Is Early Stage Capital. Regions are missing early-stage capital.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Ironsource – Software Discovery, Distribution and Delivery Platform (Raised $123M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).

The Three Ps of Venture Funding


In the context of funding a startup, investors are looking for any of the following: Complete skill sets: design, development and distribution.

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On the Road to Recap:

In February of last year, Fortune magazine writers Erin Griffith and Dan Primack declared 2015 “ The Age of the Unicorns ” noting — “Fortune counts more than 80 startups that have been valued at $1 billion or more by venture capitalists.” By January of 2016, that number had ballooned to 229. Competition also has access to capital.

Venture Outcomes are Even More Skewed Than You Think

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

The typical “successful” venture portfolio is often described as having the following outcome: 1/3 of companies fail. 1/3 of companies do well.

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Does Open Conflict With Making Money?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and Technologyalso think it is better to open up slowly, cautiously, and carefully rather than start out wide open and then close up every time an existential threat appears on the horizon. recall when Etsy first put out an API. It was a read only API. Then they made it read/write.

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Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company.