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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.

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!

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.


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?

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different.

Why Kobe Bryant Is Launching a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The retired NBA player plans to invest in technology, media and data startups

Media 24

Top 10 Industries Raising the Most Venture Capital (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2013, the biotechnology and media and entertainment industries also had good years. Which firms were making all of those deals?

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation


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 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 Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

This is going to be BIG.

The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. think it sucks that we are in a media culture where we''re supposed to give everyone pats on the head for entrepreneurship when there are legitimate criticisms to be had about the high profile investments we read about all the time.

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

Media. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. venture capitalists put $8.1 Peter Kafka in Media.

What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: I was just talking to my boss about New York's tech scene and the types of stories I should go after. He NYC Venture Capital and TechnologyBut beyond the typical, there must be some stories that have gone unreported or overlooked.

Media 100

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation


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.

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

Media & Marketing. Media Agencies. 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. High Capital Franchises.

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

Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs

Genuine VC

Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. Those venture firms firms caught in the middle without the scale of a large firm and without the focused strategy of a Micro will continue to wane. So what’s going on?

How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update

This is going to be BIG.

About seven years ago, I wrote a post on breaking into venture capital and I continue to point the five or six people a week who ask me how to break into venture. She had been running social media part time for a smaller fund and had built up a following with her own tech newsletter. Venture Capital & Technology

Media Metrix Multi Platform

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If you are a Media Metrix user, you will see the option to get Multi Platform data on your key measures reports. Take Google.

Media 51

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. What role does venture capital play? New York Startups.

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.

8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital

Growthink Blog

I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. With what I do (helping companies raise venture capital among other things), it's really important that I stay abreast of trends in venture capital - who's raising money, from whom, and in what amount.

Alert Media Raises $4.16 Million in Venture Capital


Alert Media, a platform for interactive mass notification, announced Tuesday that it has raised $4.16 Silverton Partners led the founding round which included participation from ATX Ventures and […] The post Alert Media Raises $4.16 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media is a boon for entrepreneurs and startups. angel investors business entrepreneurs startup wave venture capitalin 2014.

On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.

Fred Destin

The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

Both Sides of the Table

It was the place that every startup knew they HAD TO be in order to attract initial users and also gain the attention of venture capitalists.

Mocked And Misunderstood

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechFor some reason, that correlates highly with the biggest breakout successes.

Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.

Business of Software Blog

There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business.  Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.

Lockups and Insider Selling

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There is a lot of sturm und drang out there in the worlds of social media, finacial media, and just plain media about all the lockups coming off and all the insider selling going on in some big internet stocks. It is an investors job to return capital. It is an investors job to return capital. will say that again.

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Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don't

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My friend Dave Winer put up an interesting discussion thread a few days ago talking about the sustainability of social media platforms.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

  Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechEach time I said no. That's what sold me. One slide.

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Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 61% in 4Q10, up sharply from 28% in 3Q10. venture investment.

OutboundEngine Lands $11 Million in Venture Capital


OutboundEngine, an email, social media and content marketing platform, has closed an $11 million Series B funding round led by Silverton Partners. Other participating in the round were Noro-Moseley Partners, Harmony Partners, Altos Ventures and Capital Factory. Austin

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). ).

Transparent Funding Announcements

Feld Thoughts

Kyle followed the tradition of extreme openness about the financing process that I think Rand Fishkin started with his post three years ago titled  Moz’s $18 Million Venture Financing: Our Story, Metrics and Future. After he posted it, he sent around the link to a few prominent people in the tech media. financing of Mattermark.

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.


K9 Ventures

define #PeakVC as the point in time when the maximum amount of $$s are entering the Venture Capital industry. That is because the venture capital industry operates in cycles. That increases the overall money supply coming in to venture. Raise as much capital as you can, but watch your burn rate like a hawk.

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The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 2: The Investors

Secret Formula

tl;dr: There’s a widespread perception that cleantech venture capital must be tanking compared with VC overall. That perception is wrong.


The Twitter "Patent Hack"

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many years ago now, my prior venture capital firm, Flatiron Partners, invested in a company called Thinking Media. Fast forward ten years or so and Nielsen sued two of my portfolio companies, comScore and TACODA, and a bunch of other companies too, on the basis of the Thinking Media patents. Related articles.