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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. Combine Boulder and Denver.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? It’s like we need a finance 101 course for entrepreneurs. In finance they call it “terminal value” but the truth is the price is as arbitrary at your A round as it is at your seed round. really just want to champion Finance 101 to entrepreneurs.

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!

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months


Recently, I met with an entrepreneur to discuss her financing strategy. She’s never run a long distance race before. Probably not, right?

OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital


Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners led the financing. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new startup, OJO Labs just closed on $5.8 million in Series A funding from local investors. Austin

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

Software By Rob

You can grow without money, but only if you stop imitating the startups that have closed a round of financing. Image above from Toban Black.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

Finance government stimulus Internet Payment Regulation Uncategorized Venture Capital Disruption payments wealthfront

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.” These are closer to public goods and best financed by either Government agencies or large corporations with generational time horizons.

Continuous Financing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We hate financings that go down like this and often choose to sit them out. believe that entrepreneurs and investors should be engaged in a non-stop dating process that starts as early as possible and goes on continuously regardless if the entrepreneur is actually in the market for capital or not. Venture Capital and Technology

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


The direct answer to your question is  NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing  for any companies. For venture capital, this is typically ten  times  the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

Startups With Real Revenue Can Get Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

I just read the Q1 2011 report from CB Insights , which shows venture capital is back. Overall, investors put $7.5 startups.

Mentors, Revenue Based Financing, and Misperceptions About Venture Capital

Ask The VC

Fred Wilson (USV) has his normal MBA Mondays series with a guest post from Andy Sack titled Revenue Based Financing.  It’s an advertorial for Andy’s firm Lighter Capital  but is a really good explanation of how revenue based financing works. Today, we have three great ones.

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.

The Truth about Venture Capital Financing

The Entrepreneurial Mind

You may have heard that venture capitalists invest in “A” teams even if they only have “C” ideas.

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.

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.

Will Google Ventures Disrupt Venture Capital?


They’ve taken the classic venture capital playbook and out-executed just about everyone. The folks at Google Ventures are smart.

Aunt Bertha Raises $5 Million in Venture Capital


Aunt Bertha, a social services search and referral platform, announced it has raised $5 million in venture capital. Techstars Ventures led the Series B round of financing and as part of the deal, Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures, will join the company’s board. Austin

Raising Money From Investors? 5 Financing Mistakes to Avoid

YFS Magazine

Raising capital is a tough job, but when you’re prepared it can make all the difference in getting investors to sign on the dotted line.

The disruption of venture capital

The Equity Kicker

One of the reasons I moved to Forward was to be in the vanguard of change for early stage company finance. 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. Today there is much more transparency.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Urban Mining Gets $25 Million in Venture Capital


which recycles magnets, announced Tuesday it has completed a $25 million round of financing. “The first step towards commercializing our technology is capital intensive,” Scott Dunn, Urban Mining’s CEO, […] The post Urban Mining Gets $25 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

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

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

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.

The Glorious Post Seed Startup Financing Chaos

Fred Destin

Getting Seed does not mean you are on a long-term venture capital track. The short answer: chaos. Cue fractals on this blog. right ?).

How to Secure Funding for Your Startup (with INFOGRAPHIC)

Up and Running

Assembling investors is another useful option if you need more in the bank, as venture capital groups or angel groups can provide extra leverage.

Founders – Use Your Down Round To Clean Up Your Cap Table

Feld Thoughts

watched, participated, and suffered through every type of creative financing as companies were struggling to raise capital in this time frame. I’ve seen every imaginable type of liquidation preference structure, pay-to-play dynamic, preferred return, ratchet, share/option bonus, option repricing, and carveout.

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.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation


Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit.

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing.

Financing your business: Debt vs Equity


Therefore, this is often not the starting point for financing your business. Deciding how to finance. Equity. Funding lifecycle.

Sizing Option Pools In Connection With Financings

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

What I like to do, as I mentioned in the post I linked to, is agree with the entrepreneur that the option pool will have enough unissued options to fund all the hiring and retention grants that need to happen between the current financing and the next one. Then we'll do the same thing at the time of the next financing.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Or at least venture-style returns. believe some VCs have entered the early-stage market as simply an option on future financing rounds.

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.

Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive

Feld Thoughts

But I think cheap capital is only half of the equation. Capital remains incredibly cheap, so it’s flowing into wages. But

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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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.

Savara Pharmaceuticals Closes on $20 Million in Venture Capital


Savara Pharmaceuticals Tuesday announced it has closed on $20 million in Series C financing. “The new financing will help support the AeroVanc […] The post Savara Pharmaceuticals Closes on $20 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Elite Daily Co-Founder Gerard Adams Reveals 6 Things Investors Look For In Startups

YFS Magazine

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