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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. Bill Draper, the first West Coast venture capitalist, has been more blunt: “[Without it] I never would have gotten into venture capital.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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 Tips To Boost Your Odds of Raising Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This experienced venture capitalist and former management consultant offers five helpful pieces of advice to help entrepreneurs raise capital

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

The Demise of the Management Fee in Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why the management fee is going the way of the landline for all but a handful of top-notch VC firms

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.

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 Big Secret to Raising Venture Capital

Growthink Blog

At the time, Tom was a partner at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in San Diego. This led Clancy to make an important decision.

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 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 Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

ReadWriteStart

Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit.

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).

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.

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 Venture Capital Revival

ReadWriteStart

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

Growthink Blog

Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That's a lot.

The Next Step in Disrupting Venture Capital: Emerging Manager Funds

Will Price

The Venture Capital industry is ripe for disruption. Over the last few years, super angels offered new capital to the market and groups such as Y-Combinator provided young entrepreneurs new avenues to success. Paul Tudor Jones, another leading investor, continues to seed deserving managers, including Two Sigma. Thoughts

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