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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 Line up a winning team. Timing is critical.

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

222 firms held initial public offerings last year, raising $55 Billion, the most since 406 companies went public for $97 million in 2000.

IPOs, M&As, Liquidity, & You. (the entrepreneur)

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In the “good old days,” angels invested in seed-stage startups and teed up promising companies for subsequent venture capital financing. If the company was successful, this quickly led to an IPO – a very happy ending for the entrepreneur, the angels, and the venture capitalists. Raising venture capital may lead to a huge exit.

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Jim Armstrong’s Take on LA Tech–It’s Past and It’s Future

Wired Wired West

Uncategorized Who Angel investor Clearstone Venture Partners Coworking Entrepreneur Initial public offering Jim Armstrong Jim Jonassen Los Angeles Silicon Beach Silicon Valley SnapChat Tech Startups ThursdayNights Venture capital This is far from an old school locker room. No chalkboard.

Limiting the Number of Shareholders in Private Companies

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The assumption has been that companies with 500 investors are quasi-public anyway, and for disclosure and other reasons should be forced to go public when the shareholder number approaches this limit. The U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, section 12(g), generally limits a privately held company to fewer than 500 shareholders.

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The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank

tech bubble is the rapid inflation in the valuation of public and private technology companies that exceeds their fundamental value by a large margin.

Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 61% in 4Q10, up sharply from 28% in 3Q10. Initial Public Offerings.?

Stock Market Bubble? Venture Capital Numbers Tell Another Story

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capital investment helped drive the last stock market bubble. Broadly, the stock market is influenced by monetary policy," John Backus, founder and managing partner at venture capital firm New Atlantic Ventures, says. But venture capital investment tells another story entirely.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

The reward for doing so was a liquidity event via an Initial Public Offering. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital.

5 Ways to Make Your Startup a Choice Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

Venture investing is often mentioned as the most sexy form of wealth creation, but it’s also recognized as one of riskiest. Funding risk.

Entrepreneurs: Due Diligence on Investors is Smart

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recognize that it has been tough to raise capital these last couple of years, but don’t be tempted to take money from any source. Due diligence should always be a two-way street. Consider the person who finds a good-looking partner to take home from the bar at closing time, but then wakes up in the morning wondering “What did I just do?”

Venture Capital Survey Silicon Valley Second Quarter 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the second quarter of 2011. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 71% in 2Q11, up from the 52% increase registered in 1Q11. By Barry J.

The right investors for the right stage

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For instance, if your company is only a few weeks old and you have zero customers and your product offering is still in design, don’t expect someone to hand over $10 million to fund your efforts. Angel investors typically provide early-stage funding, while venture capital firms typically come in at later stages. Growth stage.

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 1

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. Investor confidence in Venture Capital is at an all time high.

Barron’s Article on Tech IPO’s Misses the Importance of the Extinct Sub-$50 million IPO

Pascal's View

”, written by Mark Veverka, asserting that “venture capitalists want to widen the playing field for the underwriters.”

Connecting the Dots: How New Job Creation, IPO’s, and Venture Capital in America Are Intimately Linked

Pascal's View

Consistent with this success, venture capital has fueled many of the most successful start-ups of the last thirty years. Census Bureau.

What You Need to Know About Going Public

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Update on America’s Slipping Global Competitiveness– Implications for Intellectual Property Development of Senate Bill 515

Pascal's View

legislation that will transform the U.S. patent system and broadly impact intellectual property rights in our country. 

VC Governance FAQ: (2) Especially now, when transparency is so important, why is limited financial information available from a private company?

Pascal's View

This is the second in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness)

crowdSPRING Blog

2011 is going to be a great year for entrepreneurs – even better than 2010. Investors will be bullish on startups. Photo: Alan Levine.

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Startup Professionals Musings

Initial Public Offerings (IPO) are back as an exit strategy. year from now that’s projected to go as high as 100. percent to 23.4

Why Big IPOs Mean More Money for Your Startup

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capital returns are finally starting to outpace seemingly humdrum indexes like the Dow Jones and the S&P 500. percent.

Disappointed Billions are the Best Thing Ever

This is going to be BIG.

"Square, the payment technology company founded and led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, this evening raised $243 million by pricing its initial public offering at $9 per share, which would imply an market value of around $2.9 Unlike venture capital funds, they don't make money directly off the multiples of their return.

How To Get The Right Investor To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Different types of investors tend to specialize in capitalizing on businesses at different stages. Congratulations!

Wall Street Journal Opinion Column: Don’t Strangle Venture Capital With Miles of Red Tape

Pascal's View

Scott Austin has written a lively column today on this topic in Venture Capital Dispatch.  think it’s very important that readers separate their personal feelings about venture capitalists from the capital markets issue. 

Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

Up and Running

For anyone seeking venture capital funding or angel investment , having a clear exit strategy is essential. What is an exit strategy?

Startup Fairy Tales and Other Tall Tales That Venture Capitalists Tell

Growthink Blog

With this seed capital – more often than not totaling between $100,000 and $1,000,000 - the company accomplishes a number of key technical milestones, gets a beta customer or two, and then goes on a "road show" to venture capitalists around the country for capital to “scale” the business. Venture capitalists Cut Tough Deals.

Box: Strong on Revenues (Weak on Profits) Files IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cloud services and storage company Box filed for an initial public offering late Monday. Welcome to the club! In 2013, Inc.

oDesk Merges With Elance

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

oDesk, the older of the two, has raised a total of $44 million in venture capital from the likes of T. With 2.7

Fenwick & West Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Second Quarter 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 126 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the second quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 30% in 2Q10, compared to 21% in 1Q10.? By Barry J. However, U.S.

Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Third Quarter 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Patrick Fenwick & West LLP Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 107 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 28% in 3Q10.? By Barry J. Q3'10. Q2'10.

6 Secrets to a Successful Start-up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalists give their perspectives on traits that define the best start-ups. How do you know if your company will succeed? Be flexible.

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Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 1

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Investor confidence in Venture Capital is at an all time high. The unusually strong Initial Public Offering (IPO) market and its pent up pipeline is due in part over the tremendous success of Venture Capital funded Linkedin's recent public market debut. establishing a market value of $8.9

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10 Things Business Owners Can Count On in 2014

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Our columnist offers his predictions for the coming year. The venture-capital industry is flush and looking for more opportunities.

5 Women Twitter Needs on Its Board

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before Twitter goes public, it needs a woman on its board. Here are five women worth considering. Namely, there are no women.

With an Exploding Market for Consumer Loans, Even Goldman Sachs Wants In

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Goldman Sachs will soon offer consumer loans online, as some established competitors wonder where else the banking giant will surface. ”

Think Long To Succeed In The Immediate

YoungUpstarts

Yes, cash flow is king and every start-up wants to achieve greatness or hit a sizable IPO, initial public offering sooner than later.

Can An Investment Bank Enhance Your Startup Future?

Startup Professionals Musings

Most retail and commercial banks offer investment services to their customers, but these services have nothing to do with investing in your business.

Most Investors Bite Only at Specific Startup Stages

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors typically provide early-stage funding, while venture capital firms typically come in at later stages. Growth stage.

GBP | Dirk Paessler | How to Grow & Stay Agile. Part 1: Top 6 Business Decisions

Business of Software Blog

How to Grow and Stay Agile – Top 6 Business Decisions. Dirk Paessler’s Inside View. Paessler started as a side project of mine in 1997.

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