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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 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!

The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

That's because, for the most part, fund investors fall into two categories: institutions and individuals. If you're an institution, you basically care about returns and that's it. You run X amount of capital and Y percentage of that is allocated to venture capital. Partnership investing is boring.

On historical returns and venture capital flavours

Fred Destin

Compare and contrast with Bill Gurley (Benchmark Capital) and his comments to LP's (" Your Are Blowing It ") : “You’re in the field.

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

11 Foolproof Ways to Convince People to Invest in Your Business

Up and Running

Some businesses are not a great fit for angel or venture capital funding. Find an investor that is also a partner, not just a check.

Intuit to Acquire Demandforce for $424MM

abovethecrowd.com

As with Instagram, Benchmark Capital is the largest institutional investor in Demandforce. advertising Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech Demandforce LocalThis morning, Intuit announced its agreement to acquire one of Benchmark’s portfolio companies, Demandforce, for $424mm.

Standart termsheets

The Equity Kicker

Normal termsheets, by contrast, take a position that is favourable to the investor with the expectation that they will be negotiated down.

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.

Some Thoughts On Public and Private Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in the days of the IPOs of Apple and Intel, great tech companies would go public at low valuations, there were dozens of small market makers who would do research on the stocks, and most of the investors in these deals were individuals. Now we have markets that are largely closed to the individual investor. It is important stuff.

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What investors look for in a startup

The Equity Kicker

Early stage investors like Forward Partners look for a minimum of a great entrepreneur and a great idea. Venture Capital

Building your C Level Team

StartupCFO

Other times, investor driven. Growing Big Management CEO CMO CTO Freshbooks Growth stage Management team Scaling shopify Venture Capital

Are You the Fool at The Table?

Steve Blank

What no one tells the Marks is that as they’re buying, the smart money and institutional investors are quietly pulling out and selling their assets.

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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.

Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral

K9 Ventures

They may or may not be accredited investors, and they don’t invest regularly or often. Institutional. First Round was the first uVC fund.

The SEC and Private Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The WSJ says that the SEC is reviewing the rules under which privately held companies raise capital and are subject to securities regulation. Two things I would strongly suggest the commission look at is the 500 shareholder rule and the requirements to be a qualified and/or accredited investor to invest in privately held companies.

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Bitesize Monday: Israeli Startup Headlines

VC Cafe

Venture capital Rounds. million in its third financing round led by  Pitango Venture Capital. Israeli venture capital news.

Peter Thiel Launches New Venture Capital Firm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Prominent billionaire investor Peter Thiel has opened a new venture capital firm --this time focusing on growing technology companies.

Where are the Deals? How VCs Identify the Next Generation of Startups

David Teten

You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to  raise capital  from venture capitalists. But in practice, these phenomena create a tremendous volume of startups, which investors then have to filter.  Most investors rely on their network of colleagues and service providers to source investments. Acquirer/ Investor.

VC Governance FAQ: (7) How should institutional investors contact VC funds?

Pascal's View

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

The role of a Seed Stage VC

StartupCFO

Others, like Mantella Venture Partners  make a small number of investments but get heavily involved in each of them (not sure if this is still true, but Mantella used to have all its portfolio companies in its office. Matt Golden of Golden Venture Partners is 100% mobile-focused. That gives him an edge over more generalized investors.

Grubhub and Seamless: Effecting The Elusive Private-Private Merger

abovethecrowd.com

Private companies typically have capitalization structures that are very complex. And of course, we are afforded the advantage of greater scale.

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs start polling venture capitalists for that multi-million dollar investment before they even have a business plan.

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital

VentureWoods

Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit – of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel – got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. That Angel Investors/Seed Funds will provide follow on funding to their promising hatchlings.

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital

VentureWoods

Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit - of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel - got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. That Angel Investors/Seed Funds will provide follow on funding to their promising hatchlings. The Bloom?

2012 Recap and Final Close at $19M

Version One Ventures

Version One Ventures made eleven investments, including three angel investments that rolled over into the fund. Announcing Version One’s final close In addition to wrapping up 2012, I’m happy to announce the final close of the Version One Ventures fund with $19 million in committed capital.

Startups and VCs Should Avoid “Pier” Funding

Both Sides of the Table

These aren’t angel investors or family friends for whom $250k might be a big deal. They might not replace an engineer or two that quits.

Ionic Security Raises $9.4m from Kleiner Perkins, Tech Operators, ff Venture Capital

David Teten

Atlanta ff Venture Capital Ionic Security I couldn’t be more excited to share that one of our portfolio companies, Ionic Security (formerly Social Fortress), has raised $9.4 million in Series A1 funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with TechOperators, Ken Levine, and Dr. Paul Judge also participating.

Where Does VC Money Actually Come From? [Flowchart]

View from Seed

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Why You Shouldn't Raise VC Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capital may seem like a savvy choice for financing, but it''s probably wrong for you. Here''s why. Let me explain.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry. Where are we today?

Update on our study on deal sourcing

David Teten

It’s been very exciting to see such a strong response to our recent research study on “Best Practices in Private Equity and Venture Capital Deal Origination”, published in the Winter 2010 Journal of Private Equity. 1/3/11: Global Corporate Venturing , Chasing the rabbit: deal origination best practice.

Venture Debt 101

Up and Running

There are a wide range of options for finance, but one of the more common choices is venture debt. The downsides of venture debt?

Early Funding Mistakes can be fatal

StartupCFO

As seed investors, we routinely work with 1st time founders and by default are working with young companies. As an investor this makes me question the founder’s aspirations. Part of our assessment of entrepreneurs is their ability to network and meet the right investors. Angels Raising Capital Venture Capital

Reinventing Life Science Startups–Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Steve Blank

But what if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently?

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.

Standard termsheets

The Equity Kicker

Normal termsheets, by contrast, take a position that is favourable to the investor with the expectation that they will be negotiated down.

The case for European venture

The Equity Kicker

I was chatting with a friend last night about the lack of institutional investor (LP) interest in European venture capital as an asset class.

A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat

YoungUpstarts

By Tom Walker, CEO Rev1 Ventures. That suggests, potentially, more early stage capital for entrepreneurs. The rules. Forms. Disclosures.

How Investors Are Increasing Their Returns Through Collaboration and Technology

David Teten

17, on “How Investors Are Increasing Their Returns Through Collaboration and Technology”. Events Market Research NextNY Venture Capital