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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. I'd like to dispel that notion. You lose more than you win.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

But you need to understand venture economics. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. And Lyft?

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. andrewchen.co. Feld Thoughts.

Forecasting in venture capital

The Equity Kicker

One thing that stands out as a little different for me is that the best investors get behind big themes – e.g. the internet, open source software, SaaS, ecommerce, mobile, marketplaces – which feel a bit like the deterministic theories that super forecasters are sceptical of. Good VCs need to be good forecasters. open minded.

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 State of Venture Capital and the Internet

Both Sides of the Table

Early today I gave a keynote at the  VCJ Venture Alpha conference  here in San Francisco. I was asked to speak about the topic of “what is going on in the venture capital world and what is the next big thing after social networking?”. Future of VC Internet – Tough topic, but what the heck? It isn’t intentional.

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does. 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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.

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.

Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push

VentureWoods

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 State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead

Secret Formula

What’s happening to cleantech venture capital? Cleantech VC performance is substantially lagging venture capital as a whole.

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

allthingsd.com

Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. venture capitalists put $8.1 ATDveecees (Venture Capital).

The Great European Venture Capital Crisis

Fred Destin

The exercise of drawing up target list of investors has been a depressing one, for the European venture landscape is starting to look extremely depleted. We have three clearly dominant firms based out of London, in the form of Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. Venture Capital *Notable Europe

Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)

abovethecrowd.com

As such, it is time to pound the table again – conversion is by far the most powerful Internet metric of all. Optimizely. Sailthru.

The disruption of venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger wrote a post yesterday about the disruption of venture capital which lists the changes afoot: Information about VCs on the internet. Online access to VCs - over the last 5 years or so it has become possible to build relationships with VCs over the internet. Forward

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital. Technology Venture Capital

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

online.wsj.com

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

Quigley Report - Predicting a Venture Capital Revival

VentureWoods

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

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

Ben and his partner Marc Andreessen (the founder of Netscape and author of the first commercial web browser on the Internet ) are the definition of Smart Money. My closing arguments are below. I’ve followed them with a few observations about the Internet that may help frame the scope of the debate. The Internet May Liberate Us.

What's in a (venture capital) website ?

Fred Destin

Late on Friday we launched the new website of Atlas Venture.  Let’s look at how folks are trying to stand out in the world of venture 2.0

The Venture Capital Revival

ReadWriteStart

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

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.

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.

What’s Happening Today That No One Sees?

Feld Thoughts

” When I go back a decade, we were just making the decision not to raise another Mobius Venture Capital fund.

Do You Regret Failed Investments?

Feld Thoughts

So, my brain was already trending toward the headspace around radical self-inquiry in the context of venture capital. The go-go Internet era of the late 90s fixed both of those things for me. Venture Capital Failure fred wilson rand fishkinIt starts tonight and goes through mid-day Sunday. Brad Feld. Fred Wilson.

The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

In the last two weeks there’s been a flurry of articles about the implications of a 25% decline in the public market value of a bunch of Internet stocks. We were in the middle of fundraising for Softbank Venture Capital (which became Mobius Venture Capital.) It was the first VC fund I’d helped raise.

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What Is Really Happening to the Venture Capital Industry?

abovethecrowd.com

[Follow Me on Twitter] Many are speculating that the year two thousand and nine represents a fundamental turning point for the venture capital industry. Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech asset allocation asset management LBO VC Venture

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Venture Capital Hits Highest Level Since Dot-Com Bubble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Internet sector remained the hottest sector overall, accounting for 46% of VC deals. billion in financing for the second quarter of 2012.

What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.

500 Hats

Almost every possible internet distribution channel has MORE users than ever before – whether it be search, social, mobile, video, local, SMS, email, chat, etc. But in the early days, capital is nowhere near as important to the company as domain expertise. But i think most of this discussion is missing the main point.

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

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

On the Road to Recap:

abovethecrowd.com

In February of last year, Fortune magazine writers Erin Griffith and Dan Primack declared 2015 “ The Age of the Unicorns ” noting — “Fortune counts more than 80 startups that have been valued at $1 billion or more by venture capitalists.” By January of 2016, that number had ballooned to 229. The same thing happened to many Internet stocks.

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.

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? Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, A VC (100,279). Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures, How To Change The World (82,838). www.firmname.com/blog ).

The Paradox of VC Value-Add

Feld Thoughts

The next person on the list of supporters is Scott Maxwell at OpenView Venture Partners. ” Second, I went through the scale up of the organizational VC firm in the late 1990s at Mobius Venture Capital. Or that it would have worked great if only the Internet bubble hadn’t collapsed. They ignored us. Simple.

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

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.

Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO

abovethecrowd.com

Eventually, the only way to escape this capitalization chart calcification is to actually go public. Consider the case of Fab.com.

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Load Balancing Between VC Partners

Feld Thoughts

This is, in effect, a simple form of load balancing that we are all technically aware of from our early investments in some companies that generated, or used, very visible load balancing products before some of these technologies started to become absorbed into the core Internet infrastructure  (anyone remember early DNS round robin approaches?).

Running The Table

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And like Google is trying with the entire f **g Internet. Apple and the Internet stopped Microsoft. Venture Capital and Technology I hate it when companies try to run the table on a market. Like Microsoft tried with desktop computing. Like Apple tried with mobile computing. Like Facebook tried with social networking.

The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula

abovethecrowd.com

Many consumer Internet business executives are loyalists of the Lifetime Value model, often referred to as the LTV model or formula. advertising Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech LTVLifetime value is the net present value of the profit stream of a customer.