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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

We then help surround founders with other talent who want to join important causes but don’t have the startup idea themselves. Nothing fancier.

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.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

advise founders to focus on what I call “basecamp,” which is the first level of success or validation at a startup. So what should you do?

Venture Capital Funding: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

Up and Running

Getting venture capital funding to launch your business is incredibly difficult. Is venture capital right for you?

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death:  Venture Capital in the 1980’s. Jack Tankersley, a long time mentor of mine, co-founder of Centennial Funds, and co-founder of Meritage Funds, wrote me a very long response. Total. 3,040,000.

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.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. Got ‘Founder Fit’?

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.

It’s Not Easy applied to Venture Capital

K9 Ventures

Note: If you’re a founder, stop reading this post now. These investors are often looking for non-venture returns. ”  .

Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

Up and Running

” At present, Version One Ventures portfolio includes startups from all over the United States and Canada. Boris Wertz. If not, why?

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months

Gust

A woman you don’t know tells you that she’s going to run a marathon of 7-minute miles. She’s never run a long distance race before. And so you do.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

by Keith Smith, co-founder and CEO of Payability. The Drawbacks of Venture Capital. Funding on Your Terms. Talk to the crowd.

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.

Myth Busters: Debunking Seven Conventional Wisdom Maxims of Venture Capital

Genuine VC

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science. The art of venture capital also means that for entrepreneurs raising it, there isn’t one definitive playbook which can be used as a guide. MYTH: The venture capital model is broken.

Deal Selection in Venture Capital

Rob Go

Investors that have been in the business for decades have a bit of a sixth sense when it comes to great founders. Source, Select, Win.

Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. No surprises here.

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.

OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners led the financing. John Berkowitz, co-founder of Yodle and David Rubin, founder and former CEO of ProfitFuel founded OJO Labs in February of […] The post OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. In my own case, of the 7 deals I’ve sourced and/or led at First Round , the profiles of the founders look like this: Married, non-technical female, mid-30s, mom, white. Early 20’s technical + non technical single founders, white. Tweet. 1) You need it.

Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Silverton Partners led the latest round with participation from Techstars Ventures, Capital Factory and Corsa Ventures. Rob Taylor is the CEO of Convey and Dan Bebout is the founder and vice […] The post Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million.

Dos and Don’ts When Raising Venture Capital For the First Time

VC Cafe

The post “ What I learned from raising venture capital ” by  Gabriel Weinberg , the founder of DuckDuckGo is one of them.

The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

You run X amount of capital and Y percentage of that is allocated to venture capital. That happens most when the LPs represent a diverse group of industries and perspectives who want to be helpful to portfolio companies and founders. LPs could represent meaningful co-investors on deals and great mentors to founders.

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

Software By Rob

Founders sometimes assume that they need an influx of cash to truly grow a product. This article is a guest post from Bronson Taylor. Period.

Founder Dilution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw a blog post this weekend that looked at the IPO filings of 79 tech companies and calculated the ownerships of the founders and the VCs at IPO. That will typically leave the founder/founder team with 10-20% of the business when it’s all said and done. Raising round after round of venture capital is expensive.

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. Your VC is essentially buying in as a co-founder. Would you chose a co-founder that sucks? You can tl;dr it by reading the section titles. I'm new at this.

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

Sustainable startup growth and venture capital

The Equity Kicker

On Friday it seemed like everyone in the venture capital industry was again reading about market turmoil, this time the news is that angel investors are pulling back and valuations taking a hit. read it too, because it’s a big deal. The best startups capture all the returns so focusing too much on entry valuation is a mistake.

5 Best-Kept Secrets About Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most important things you need to know about how venture capital works--demystified. After 10 years as a successful entrepreneur, I''ve recently become a venture capitalist. Here are my top 5 secrets I''ve learned about venture capital: 1. They can sell this when they raise their next venture fund.

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

This is going to be BIG.

The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. That doesn''t mean I have anything against the founder or the investors. But in the private markets, we''ve got "Yay, founders! think we''d all benefit from the public discourse, especially new founders. We all have.

Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

For the full year 2012, venture-backed initial public offerings raised $21.5 Identify the right people in the right venture firms.

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.

When, Where, and How to Raise Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

And as they sit and dream, most entrepreneurs think about venture capitalists. And then go back to venture capitalists later.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

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

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

This is going to be BIG.

The last thing you want as either a founder or even a VC is to have an investor get stuck with you when you're not on the same page about expectations. You trust me with your money and I get to do the fun part--working with founders. So here's all the reasons I told him he shouldn't be in: 1) Fund investing is boring. Let's be clear.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

ReadWriteStart

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.

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).

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 Best-Kept Secrets of Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A successful entrepreneur-turned-VC shares harsh truths for founders looking for investment

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking

Steve Blank

To most founders a  startup is not a job, but a calling. What does this mean for startup founders? Here’s the thing most founders miss.

Ask These Questions Before Taking Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Beth Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Playrific, explains why entrepreneurs should be mindful of a fund's expectations before taking money