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Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Venture Capital is a people business. Nothing fancier.

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. So contrary to the piece, it wasn’t VC were good at early stage technology, it was that they had newfound capital and a big exit window. Total. 1,250,000.     Total.

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!

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” Having worked through the data with Glenn I am even more optimistic about venture capital than I was even a year ago.

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.

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.  The Global VC Blog Directory (Q410 Avg. Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC  (81,483). 5,993).

Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push


As the season for year roundups begins, here are my thoughts, originally published in Economic Times … It is now my eight year in succession of claiming a great year for venture capital. At the surface, 2013 was a slower year for venture capital investments than recent past. Why then the optimism? Ecosystem

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The Venture Capital Revival


So here's a new one to add to the mix: we're in a "venture capital revival.". Sponsor. Discuss.

Quigley Report - Predicting a Venture Capital Revival


An interesting report predicting that venture capital asset class will make a strong revival over next 10 years. General

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.

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.

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

Venture capital activity in Europe edging up, still way behind US

The Equity Kicker

Venture CapitalDeal volume in China has continued to decline. That is where you see the growth.

NEA Closes $2.6 Billion Venture Capital Fund

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries.

Ziften Raises $24 Million in Venture Capital


The Austin-based startup reported that Spring Mountain Capital led the funding with participation from Fayez Sarofim, an early investor in Ziften. The company plans to use the money to market its products globally. Ziften, which develops security software, Wednesday announced it has raised $24 million. Austin

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


For venture capital, this is typically ten  times  the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. And if you are still at the startup stage, how do already have global operations in a dozen countries? That would typically be done  before  you start the company.

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

Top Venture Capital Deals of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The past twelve months didn’t offer the rush of new venture capital funding many had hoped for. Here are seven of the biggest.

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? Despite all that’s going on, I decided to publish the 3rd version of the Global VC Blog Directory (v1: May 2009 , v2: Sept 2009 ). 6,744). 1,757).

VC post 2015: the new normal

The Equity Kicker

The charts above are both from the new KPMP/CB Insights  Venture Pulse Report. Venture Capital

Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive

Feld Thoughts

It’s been a good time to be in the VC and startup business and I think it will continue to be as long as the global economy is weak and rates are low.

4 Reasons Why Singapore Is a Global Hot Spot for Entrepreneurship

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The city-state is seeing more venture capital investments, and has access to key foreign markets. Here's why the Lion City was recently ranked the Asian Pacific leader for entrepreneurship

Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?

VC Cafe

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. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Maths Behind Venture Capital


In this post, we'll look at the fundamental financials and why venture capitalists are looking for certain growth figures in the way they invest.

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs now can think globally about the opportunity, from day one but start locally. Total U.S. in 2014. million businesses in 2014.

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Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Sten lists five reasons that european startups are exciting: 1) Talent. 2) New Models. 3) 400 million customers. 4) Global skills. 5) Security and privacy. Venture Capital and Technology One of the big european tech conferences starts today. It's called DLD and my partner Albert is giving a talk there tomorrow.

On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.

Fred Destin

The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below.

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.

VC is Global


There has been a familiar refrain over the years here in Canada that our startups have less access to capital than our peers in the US. On average, our startups do in fact have significantly less capital (3 – 10x in some cases) then US peers. But what’s missing in these historical stats is that VC is now global.

What Globalization?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The Economist reviews a new book called World 3.0 by Pankaj Ghemawat that throws cold water on the idea the world is flat: Mr Ghemawat points out that many indicators of global integration are surprisingly low. Exports are equivalent to only 20% of global GDP. GlobalizationOnly 7% of rice is traded across borders.

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. In no other locale will you find the combination of all these factors. Igor M.

Leapfrogging into the Future


We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards. In a year of fascinating conversations, a few stood out.

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. Bend needed its own venture firm. visited Bend last year and caught up with his progress.

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When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” ” Groucho Marx. learned about Michael Porter s’s five forces.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

As we head into 2016, we leave behind a year of robust trends for venture capital—or “VC”—funding. Pacific Northwest.

Starting and Finishing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The skills that get you from idea, through initial product, past product market fit, and into a market leading company are very different from what it takes to manage a 200-500-1000 person global business that needs to exectute well across a range of dimensions and keep everyone aligned, motivated, and working well together.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University.