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Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

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.

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.

It’s Not Easy applied to Venture Capital

K9 Ventures

Pattern matching in venture capital may work for figuring out how to build companies, but it is less likely to work for ideas. ”  .

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

In fact, if you add the capital flows of the past ten years, there have been just shy of $50 billion in net cash outlays. Sorry! Summary.

What Do Venture Capital Firms Want?

Up and Running

What are venture capitalists looking for? What do venture capitalists want in an investment? ” Venture capital is very specialized.

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.” It had an influence on the people who fund our industry in a negative way as many asset managers who fund our industry read this flawed report.

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made.

The Trouble with Venture Capital Data

This is going to be BIG.

There aren't many people who get the chance to analyze venture capital fund return data. That means if you have 476 funds, you're looking at about 119 managers. Now, not every manager sticks around through four funds, but even if you're generous it's probably no more than 200 managers. What is this?

Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

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.

The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

You run X amount of capital and Y percentage of that is allocated to venture capital. Rather than see LP interactions as a chore or a burden, new fund managers should see this as an opportunity to extend the community around their fund. Partnership investing is boring. For smaller funds, I think this is a real mistake.

How ff Venture Capital Works With Universities And Students

David Teten

I meet with a lot of people from the academic world, so I thought it would be helpful to summarize how ff Venture Capital works with universities.

Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

Up and Running

” At present, Version One Ventures portfolio includes startups from all over the United States and Canada. Boris Wertz. If not, why?

On historical returns and venture capital flavours

Fred Destin

Is there a valid reason to your existence beyond the funneling of money from A to B and the siphoning of management fees ? It just might.

NovoED MOOC on Raising Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

I’m spending the new two days filming the content for a MOOC on raising venture capital. The content is based on my book with Jason titled  Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. The post NovoED MOOC on Raising Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

eyeQ Gets $3.5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Align Capital, a new investor, led the round with participation from existing existing investors. As part of the deal, Lisa Harris, managing partner of Align Capital, joins eyeQ’s board of directors. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million in Series A funding. Austin

7 Top Trends in Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As managing partner of Blumberg Capital; David Blumberg is a respected investor, with two decades of experience investing in early-stage tech startups

5 Best-Kept Secrets About Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most important things you need to know about how venture capital works--demystified. After 10 years as a successful entrepreneur, I''ve recently become a venture capitalist. Here are my top 5 secrets I''ve learned about venture capital: 1. They can sell this when they raise their next venture fund.

What I learned from raising venture capital

www.gabrielweinberg.com

recently raised venture capital for the first time. DuckDuckGo raised a series A round from Union Square Ventures and a handful of awesome angel investors. They were: Andreessen Horowitz Matrix Partners SV Angel Redpoint Morganthaler Gerylock Charles River Ventures DFJ Having multiple term sheets really matters. Bad idea.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Then they launched a simple database, management tools and so on.

Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Some of them recycle their management fees; others don’t. I’ve never really understood why funds don’t recycle their management fees.

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.  Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC  (81,483). Mike Speiser, SutterHill Ventures, Laserlike (490).

How to get a job in Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

If you can fix one (or more) venture backed co’s, you will be loved and will probably find yourself a more permanent role. 5) Professional Services – These are the old stand-bys: Investment Banking, Strategic Consulting, Freshly Minted MBA (from a top school usually), Technical background. 6) Be lucky. Venture Capital

Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.

This is going to be BIG.

I probably get around a dozen e-mails a week asking me how to get into venture capital. On top of that, anytime I talk to anyone who wants to get involved in startups but isn''t sure what they want to do, inevitably, I hear, "And then I was thinking maybe I should look into venture capital, too.". It sucks. Sad Keanu!

When, Where, and How to Raise Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

And as they sit and dream, most entrepreneurs think about venture capitalists. And then go back to venture capitalists later.

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.

The Singularity hits Venture Capital (Wilson/Kauffman Redux)

Fred Destin

I mean, really, who still wants to be a venture capitalist ? And then we have Fred Wilson telling us that should venture capital die, there's always be blogging. Whatever is happening to the Force? I an now expecting Chris Dixon to say he is turning to Venture Capital , and then I will be officially confused.

How do venture capital firms make money by investing in startups?

Gust

The venture capital fund itself makes money… …by investing early in a startup company’s life, when success is not at all assured. In exchange for investing capital to help the company grow, the fund receives an ownership interest in the company. This is the money that is invested into the startups.

Venture Capital Superheroes

David Teten

We do have very significant follow-on capital to invest in Series A and later rounds as companies mature, at or above our pro rata.”.

Harvard's Go-To Venture Capital Firm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Experiment Fund, NEA's seed-stage venture capital firm, set up shop on Harvard's campus to catch young, entrepreneurial talent early.

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

You'll Never Guess the Top 20 Cities for Venture Capital Activity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are 20 of the most capital-dense start-up communities in the country, according to new research.

Venture Deals: Chapter 8: How Venture Capital Funds Work

Ask The VC

Before we talk about the dynamics of the negotiation of the deal, it’s useful to understand the motivation of the person you’ll be negotiating against, namely the venture capitalist (VC). To do that, we’ll dive into how funds are set up and managed as well as the pressures (both internally and externally) that VCs face.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

billion in venture capital money. Still, Fab.com raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. companies raised $7.2

3 Things to Know About Corporate Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Corporate venture capital (CVC) funds are on the rise. Looking for funding? Think outside the VC box. And that''s just a short list.

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

online.wsj.com

Management. 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. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. backed by venture capitalists. Capital Available.

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

TabbedOut Raises Additional $2 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

TabbedOut, a mobile payments app for bars and restaurants, announced Friday it has raised $2 million more in its Series C venture round. Miami-based Aeterna Capital provided the funds. That increases TabbedOut’s Series C round to $23.5 million. Austin

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