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Venture Capital Returns

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. I'd like to dispel that notion. You lose more than you win.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? have never come across a sophisticated A, B or C round venture capitalist who thinks convertible notes are a smart move for entrepreneur or investor. “But lawyers will charge much more for equity.” Try doing THAT with equity. This week. Him: Yeah.

Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains

Agile VC

Most folks reading this will know that many startups were built in part with the help of venture capital. Endowments. Foundation s.

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

Steve Blank

This post is about the rise of Chinese venture capital and how it helped build the countries entrepreneurial ecosystem. Like the U.S.

Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So I was excited to see that First Round Capital featured a blog post by Andy Rachleff on this topic yesterday. Wealthfront Equity Plan from Wealthfront. Where Andy and I differ a bit is how to calculate how much equity should be granted. entrepreneurship management MBA Mondays Venture Capital and Technology

Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

The VCs operating in Vietnam since the early 2000s are: Mekong Capital , IDG Ventures Vietnam, Dragon Capital and DFJ Vina Capital.

Why are some venture capital firms not funding women?

Gust

The facile answer to this assumptive question is “because some women are not seeking funding from venture capital firms” But there is actually quite a bit of truth in both statements. Invested Interests Astia entrepreneurs funding investors LATISM venture capital firms women

What to Expect When You're Expecting Venture Capital Returns

This is going to be BIG.

And no, the numbers don't exactly add up--but they're more than close enough for venture capital. Let's be clear about this exercise.

What I learned from raising venture capital

www.gabrielweinberg.com

recently raised venture capital for the first time. DuckDuckGo raised a series A round from Union Square Ventures and a handful of awesome angel investors. They have a significant equity stake and other significant terms. Takin' VC Money (Money Cash IPO's) by Smixx Forewarning Be forewarned, this post is long. Background.

What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. Venture Capital is minority investing. 2/ Private equity can’t afford to lose money on an investment.

6 Ways To Increase Your Odds of Landing Venture Capital

Early Growth Financial Services

This guest post was contributed by BJ Lackland, CEO of Lighter Capital. Running a growing tech startup with steadily increasing revenues might put you on the right track to being a successful business owner, but it doesn’t mean you’re on an easy path to securing venture capital. startups get venture capital.

Ten Good Reasons to Take Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

Might be time to let someone you want to work with buy your equity. 8) You''re doing something disruptive that is going to have some regulatory or other kinds of hurdles that require human hours of changing the playing field. 9) You''re doing something physical in the real world that just requires a certain amount of capital overhead.

Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition

Thinking About Thinking

This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ).  This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs.  Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC  (81,483). Chrysalis Ventures, SouthernVC (15).

The Singularity hits Venture Capital (Wilson/Kauffman Redux)

Fred Destin

I mean, really, who still wants to be a venture capitalist ? And then we have Fred Wilson telling us that should venture capital die, there's always be blogging. Whatever is happening to the Force? I an now expecting Chris Dixon to say he is turning to Venture Capital , and then I will be officially confused.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead

Secret Formula

What’s happening to cleantech venture capital? Cleantech VC performance is substantially lagging venture capital as a whole.

That new era of Venture Capital is here

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

A couple of years ago I posted about what I thought would be the “new era of Venture Capital.” From that post: I believe what we’re going to see in the venture industry is a bifurcation of fundraising– basically a barbell on the graph of fund sizes.

Venture Capital Exit Times

Angel Blog

My two previous posts described how venture capital investors will want to invest too much and exit only for very high returns.

Founder Liquidity and Growth Equity

Non-Linear Growth

… Read more › The post Founder Liquidity and Growth Equity appeared first on Non-Linear.

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.

Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

Gust

For venture capital, this is typically ten  times  the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking

Growthink Blog

Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist. You see, venture capitalists or VCs hear tons and tons of business ideas.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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!

How To Allocate Founder and Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It never makes sense to give anyone equity without vesting. The thing I love the most about Joel's post is he throws darts into a lot of conventional wisdom about founder equity allocation. particularly like his notion that the person with the idea should not command a premium on equity allocation.

For Equity Investors, A Startup Has To End To Win

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy. Find a private equity firm or friendly individual.

Convertible Debt, Priced Equity Rounds and Deal Timing

Gust

An impromptu Twitter debate arose among Fred Wilson, Dave McClure, Mark Suster, Chris Dixon and others about convertible debt, priced equity rounds, and the nuances of early stage financing.

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

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.

Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

Ask The VC

Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United States

What's in a (venture capital) website ?

Fred Destin

Late on Friday we launched the new website of Atlas Venture.  Let’s look at how folks are trying to stand out in the world of venture 2.0

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital

SiliconHills

If you’ve got some heavy hitter, celebrity entrepreneur or investor making the introduction for you, your chances improve astronomically.

The Great European Venture Capital Crisis

Fred Destin

The exercise of drawing up target list of investors has been a depressing one, for the European venture landscape is starting to look extremely depleted. We have three clearly dominant firms based out of London, in the form of Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. Venture Capital *Notable Europe

Financing your business: Debt vs Equity

StartupCFO

VentureBeat wrote a post recently on debt versus equity which one is right for your business. Equity. Equity is pretty straightforward.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

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

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.

Equity Crowdfunding: Is it Right for Your Business?

Early Growth Financial Services

In comparison, the crowdfunding market totals $.5B 5B (and has a $24% success rate at raising funds).

Announcing Volition Capital’s Newest $250 Million Growth Equity Fund, Volition Capital Fund III

Thinking About Thinking

Today is a big day for Volition as we announce our latest fund , Volition Capital Fund III, with $250 million in capital commitments. Our small cap technology growth equity strategy is not a marketing pitch – it’s our genuine, feel-it-in-our bones, part-of-our-DNA, belief about how to best steward the capital of our investors.

Announcing Volition Capital’s Newest $250 Million Growth Equity Fund, Volition Capital Fund III

Thinking About Thinking

Today is a big day for Volition as we announce our latest fund , Volition Capital Fund III, with $250 million in capital commitments. Our small cap technology growth equity strategy is not a marketing pitch – it’s our genuine, feel-it-in-our bones, part-of-our-DNA, belief about how to best steward the capital of our investors.

2 Reasons to Avoid Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many growth company CEOs believe they need to raise venture capital to achieve success. There is a time and place for venture capital.

Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Which Should You Chose?

Growthink Blog

And such was the case when I read the latest statistics from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Down forty-eight percent.