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A Bubble for Seed Stage Valuation

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And, as you might expect, when the company grows and meets important milestones (granted patent, first revenues, etc.), the valuation of the company increases.  If investors fund the company at a later stage, after the company has met important milestones, the investors’ $0.5 For example, if the negotiated pre-money valuation is $1.5

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Recent Seed-Stage VC Investments

View from Seed

The internet continues the disintermediation of content creation. The “Internet of Things”. Recent Investment Overview. End-User SaaS.

The role of a Seed Stage VC

StartupCFO

Seed stage VCs come in all shapes and sizes. Knowing this, the best seed VCs will specialize in a few areas in order to stand out. But I believe all seed stage VCs serve one common purpose. That purpose is to get their seed stage companies Series A funded. It Seed rounds are small.

Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?

VC Cafe

Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, as Israeli exits topped $5.5 billion, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The End of ?Internet? Companies ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. The End of “Internet” Companies. How To Think About The Future. About Me. May 23, 2012.

Hardware, IoT, and the Long Arc of the Internet

Agile VC

How does physical stuff fit in with NextView’s investment thesis focused on the internet and the broad innovation wave it represents?

I've Joined Launch Capital - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

We found we had mutual agreement on investing philosophy and approach, and about a month ago, he offered me a job as West Coast Director of Operations, doing seed stage investing on the West coast where I am mostly based, but also covering internet-tech and mobile in NYC where I am often. I am excited to see my career go in this direction.

Fearless (Baseless) Predictions for 2014

Mucker Lab

Huge funding gap appears for seed stage companies as seed stage VC firms look for series A traction and accelerators look for seed stage traction.

The 2nd Annual List of Go-To Boston Startup Service Providers

View from Seed

More Things became Internetted of. The post The 2nd Annual List of Go-To Boston Startup Service Providers appeared first on The View From Seed

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Gust

The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Series-seed round. Early-stage startup. Super Angels.

Hardware, IoT, and the Long Arc of the Internet

Agile VC

How does physical stuff fit in with NextView’s investment thesis focused on the internet and the broad innovation wave it represents?

Chiron Health Raises $2.3 Million

SiliconHills

Chiron Health, which provides telemedicine healthcare consultation for doctors with patients remotely over the Internet, announced Wednesday it has raised $2.3 million in seed stage funding. The Austin-based company also released its iPhone and iPad app for patients. Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Series-seed round. Early-stage startup. Super Angels.

How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

The key is understanding how potential investors see you, and especially how they view the maturity stage of your startup. Congratulations!

The Paradox of VC Value-Add

Feld Thoughts

Or that it would have worked great if only the Internet bubble hadn’t collapsed. We deeply believe that the way companies are created and funded, especially at the seed stage, is radically changing on a permanent basis. Go read it – I’ll still be here when you get back. They ignored us. Simple.

Revenue = Product Market Fit

Agile VC

You will be benchmarked on revenue and paying customers when you seek Series A funding… conceivably even at seed stage.

First Half of 2011 Showed Boost in Later Stage VC Deals in Israel

VC Cafe

Seed stage investments are down almost by half, accounting for 3% of investments in the first half of 2011, compared to 5% last year.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

e.ventures:  e.ventures is a global venture capital firm that backs internet and software founders. Pacific Northwest. billion in 2014 and $1.4

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

View from Seed

How about Jana , which brings internet access to the developing world and boasts 30 million global users? To name a few: 1. Much more funding.

2 Challenges of Startup Customer Development & How to Get Great Feedback Instead

View from Seed

But for a true seed-stage company or for folks just thinking about companies to start or products to build, I think surveys are generally terrible. Step one in building a new company is the YC adage: “Build something people want.”. But how do you go about figuring out what people want? The early problems you’ll encounter. Surveys suck.

Are We Entering 2013 in Crunch-Mode?

Genuine VC

According to all of the blogosphere chatter over the past month, seed-funded internet startups are entering this year gearing up for the now-near-infamous Series A Crunch. There is an incorrect implicit assumption in the Series A Crunch talk that all of the seeded companies are in the funnel to raise a Series A.

Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

View from Seed

The post Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors appeared first on The View From Seed The Super Angel. The Domain Angel.

The Question of Scale

Mark Birch

This left a gaping hole in the early stage startup funding ecosystem.  Problem was they were coming in with the late stage mentality. 

"We’re tracking 134 seed accelerators in 33 countries. These accelerators have funded over 2000."

Mark Birch

“We’re tracking 134 seed accelerators in 33 countries. These accelerators have funded over 2000 startups, and seed companies have raised over $1.6 One hundred of these companies have already sold for an estimated total of over $1 billion.” - “ Tracking Global Growth in Seed Accelerators ” via AllThingsD. billion in funding.

What Are the Benefits of Stealth Mode for Startups, Really?

View from Seed

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Announcing NextView Ventures II

Rob Go

NextView Ventures II is $40M, twice the size of our first fund, and we continue to be exclusively focused on seed-stage companies pursuing internet-enabled innovation. But a larger fund also allows us to invest a broader range of amounts in early seed rounds.  First, the seed and early stage market continues to evolve.

How To Get The Right Investor To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

The key is understanding how potential investors see you, and especially how they view the maturity stage of your startup. Congratulations!

Fenwick & West - Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries Silicon Valley and Seattle 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

We believe that in recent years there has been a significant change in the angel/seed financing environment primarily in the internet/digital media and software industries. The amounts raised in angel/seed financings have increased, and can exceed $1 million. Results of Angel/Seed Survey. Preferred Stock: Seed Funds.

How Do VCs Mitigate Risk In Their Investment Portfolios?

Ask The VC

Are VCs simply looking to diversify the type and stage of companies in which they invest, or do they employ other financial hedging strategies? I’m not aware of VCs using classic financial hedging strategies. Stage diversification: Some funds have an early stage and late stage investing approach.

The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank

The awareness phase is where other later-stage investors start to notice the momentum, bringing additional money in and pushing prices higher.

Farmeron ? Why SaaS for Cows is Incredibly Exciting ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. seed round today. How To Think About The Future. About Me. May 10, 2012. feedstocks). Author howerl.

Never Raising Capital Ever Again

Genuine VC

Fairly often entrepreneurs will pitch investing in their seed-stage company, and it starts sounding great… interesting market… great team… notable early traction… until we arrive at the financials + fundraising slide and the projections state that this round of Seed financing is planned to be their last.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

The rise of “micro VCs” or seed-stage funds. 50x more Internet users (2.4 On the surface the narratives have been.

Using Capital as a Weapon

Rob Go

But primarily, I think capital for early stage companies should be discussed in an offensive manner.  As my partner David likes to say “capital is a weapon”  It’s true that sometimes too much capital creates tons of issues, but if wielded appropriately, capital is very much a part of a company’s offensive arsenal.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

Out of that total, they funded 967 Internet deals with $6.7 Out of that total, they funded 268 Internet deals with $3.2 billion. billion.

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

allthingsd.com

In the largest sector, Internet, median deal size increased at every stage of funding for the first time ever, CB Insights said. Barrons.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

David Cohen is the founder and Managing Partner of Techstars, the #1 ranked internet startup accelerator in the world. andrewchen.co. Haywire.

Making Good Decisions Still Means You're Sometimes Wrong.

Agile VC

How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. In NextView’s case that’s seed stage internet and software companies. My partners and I at NextView know we’ll be wrong a decent chunk of the time, especially as seed stage investors. How To Think About The Future. About Me. December 13, 2011. About Me.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups

Gust

Pre-revenue software, internet, mobile and telecom deals. Golden Seeds (NY, Boston, CA). The Halo Report for the rolling median for the 12 months proceeding June 30, 2012 showed that the median pre-money valuation for Seed Stage deals as $2.7 Pre-revenue life Science, biotech and medical device deals. Organization. Other.

2009 First VC Investments in Israel Down 50 Percent

VC Cafe

38% of first investments (29 firms) were made in Seed stage companies, compared to 28% in 2008.