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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.,

Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The answer, as  Sten Tamkivi explains in TechCrunch , is that europe is a great place to invest in startups. At USV, we have made nine investments in europe since 2008 when we started investing there. It is way easier to invest in europe from New York City than the Bay Area and that is something we have taken advantage of.

Europe is underweight in Micro-VC

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However, Samir’s comments are largely based on US data and don’t separate out Europe and Asia. Venture Capital

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I'm off to Europe today for a week of board meetings and vacation. It has become a bit of a tradition in our family to spend some time in europe every summer. Last summer we spent close to six weeks in europe in four countries. Blogging On The Road Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechWe'll see.

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). Mike Speiser, SutterHill Ventures, Laserlike (490).

Mattermark data shows US venture is slowing down – Europe may be insulated

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Stage-by-Stage Change in US Venture Capital Deployed (Deal Value) – Mattermark. Venture Capital

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

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Europe. Europe. 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. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. backed by venture capitalists. Europe.

Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?

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Campus London European Startups Eze Vidra Innovation Endeavors europe Israel Israeli startups venture capitalLast week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Cities Summit Tel Aviv, in a session moderated by Mr Yossi Vardi. The topic was the "Innovative code" of cities.

Why governments support venture capital

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The VCT and ECF schemes here in the UK, the FCPI scheme in France, and the EIF supporting the whole of Europe are other good examples.

NEA Closes $2.6 Billion Venture Capital Fund

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In two months, the venture capital firm raised one of the largest venture funds ever. New Enterprise Associates closed a $2.6

Walkbase Raises €3 Million from Russia's SBT Venture Capital

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The funds will be used to strengthen its sales and marketing, and well as accelerating its growth strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques

Thinking About Thinking

It’s exciting times these days after we launched Volition Capital on Monday (01/11/10). The first post on the blog is: Why did you choose the name Volition Capital? Global VC Blogs: Europe , Canada , Israel. Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, A VC (100,279). Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital, Above The Crowd (23,084).

A New European Regime For Venture Capital Funds

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Recently, as part of its drive to encourage and facilitate the growth of venture capital in Europe, the European Commission published a proposal for a legislative framework for venture capital funds.

Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.

Business of Software Blog

There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business.  Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.

Google Ventures Lands in Europe

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One such that slipped through the net last week was the news that Google Ventures is coming to Europe. billion. billion.

The decline in venture is bottoming out

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which showed that venture investment in Europe is roughly flat quarter on quarter (excluding Spotify’s $1bn raise).

A new unicorn in the UK every six weeks

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Companies in Europe worth over $1bn. It paints a pretty picture, for the UK and for Europe. Forward Partners Venture Capital

Corporate innovation will harness the power of entrepreneurs

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Jon Bradford, founder of Techstars UK, once said to me that corporate innovation budgets dwarf venture capital. That got me thinking, so I took a look at corporate R&D spend and it turns out that 2014 spend in the US was over $250bn and in Europe it was over $200bn. That Exits Venture CapitalThey have to.

399 scale-ups in UK, 208 in Germany, 205 in France

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The Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) just published their SEP Monitor: From Unicorns to Reality. Venture Capital

European tech investment is holding up

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think the big picture is that whilst it might be decreasing sharply in the US investment by value is holding flat in Europe. Venture Capital

Europe’s growing share of $1bn startups

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Aileen Lee of early stage fund Cowboy ventures wrote a post for Techcrunch yesterday looking at the characteristics of 39 startups founded since 2003 that are worth over $1bn. Historically, top venture funds have driven returns from their ownership in just a few companies in a given fund of many companies. Exits London Uncategorized

Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool

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This allows the company to “forward invest” capital to help these markets achieve lower consumer prices even faster. “Can you take me Higher?

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Groupon

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Groupon's latest round of funding in April drew an impressive $135 million from Digital Sky Technologies, Battery Ventures, Accel Partners, and New Enterprise Associates, among others. VC Backer Lightspeed Venture Partners threw in an additional $8 million, which tops a previous $49 million from Revolution fund, Grotech Ventures and U.S.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Don't Rule Out LivingSocial

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

based Lightspeed Venture Partners. The Series D is in addition to a prior $49 million from Revolution Fund, Grotech Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners, spread across six rounds of investment since it was founded in 2008. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Social shopping competitors are afoot. Amazon, market cap $85.3 10.76.

UK venture post Brexit – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

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Now that Theresa May has moved into 10 Downing Street and chosen her cabinet we can start to predict what our path out of Europe might look like.

Cracking the Code - Untitled Article

Cracking the Code

Acquisitions Blablacar International Expansion Venture CapitalMost startups fail at getting a new country off the ground.

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Sweden top, UK second in Europe by per capita venture activity

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Ben Rooney  just posted an analysis of VC and entrepreneurial activity in Europe which included the two charts above. Venture Capital

European venture growing nicely – UK remains strong

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Gil Dibner just published this great analysis of Q3 venture activity in Europe and Israel. Venture CapitalIt’s very comprehensive and well worth flicking through the full 55 pages if you are investing or raising money over here. Here are the seven points that stick in my mind.

Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.

Business of Software Blog

There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business.  Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

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Booking.com is the unquestioned leader in online travel in Europe, and represents a substantial portion of TPG’s astounding $35B market capitalization.

#KillerSaaSPitch in 10 Words (Part 1)

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Last month, I attended the SaaS Founder Meetup organized by Point Nine Capital in Berlin. Cloud Computing Fundraising SaaS Venture Capital

European seed fund explosion – what does it mean?

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BrightSun  have just published  research on the number of seed funds in Europe. Venture Capital

Why entrepreneurs and VCs perceive risk differently

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Many people think that VCs in Europe are failing our entrepreneurs by not taking enough risk. I’m not so sure that’s right. I

FuturePerfect Ventures: A 2015 Recap

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New York City : NYC is growing as a startup hub; yet early stage (seed, small A rounds) institutional capital has not kept up with the local growth. This global reach is a new model of early stage venture, one that we believe we will see more of in the future. “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  . Below is a recap.

VC Per Capita: Europe $7, US $72, Israel $142

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It is a dynamic sector; there are 23 million organizations across Europe and the sector accounts for 60% of European GDP and almost 100 million jobs.".

When Third is First

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Telemedicine: The United States and much of Europe has over 2 doctors/1000 people. And quickly innovation. That statistic drops to less than 0.1

Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

Why Eastern Europe? Venture Capital Big Data Eastern Europemobile phone per person for the Top 4 EE countries (vs.

Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Additional details about venture capital fund raising will be available in the IVC 2011 Yearbook , due for release in April. billion.

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

The Combined Bomber Offensive of Germany and occupied Europe during WWII was designed to do just that.). Instead, today the McDonalds in plazas labeled “Revolutionary Square” has been the victory parade for democracy and capitalism. Filed under: Family/Career , Secret History of Silicon Valley , Venture Capital. Forever.

The European Startup Market

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Currently 22% of our active portfolio is in Europe. Since 2010, we’ve invested in 47 companies (roughly 8 per year) and 11 of them have been in Europe (roughly 2 per year). So over the past six years, roughly 25% of our investments have been in Europe. Well first, we have developed an investment presence in Europe.

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