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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. Mobile is a great example. 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.  Mobility really changes everything.

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.” Having worked through the data with Glenn I am even more optimistic about venture capital than I was even a year ago.

Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. It has become a bit of a orthodoxy among the consumer social startup crowd to do mobile first and web second. Building an audience on mobile is a b h.

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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

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

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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Venture Capital and "Innovation"

Information Arbitrage

Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” ” The narrative goes something like this: “VCs are like lemmings, flocking to the latest consumer wave (mobile chat, ride-sharing, etc.) in search of explosive short-term hits. think not.

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. ”  — Freewill, Rush.

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

What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the things we discussed that stuck in my mind was the thought that web and mobile apps might behave more like TV shows than traditional software applications. I've watched my kids go from myspace to facebook to instagram over the past seven years. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechRIM's has been as well.

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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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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 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.

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.

Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

Last week Techstars announced the new Techstars Mobility program, Driven by Detroit. Many other venture firms have also contacted Techstars communicating their interest in bringing capital to Detroit. Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit will run for three years with a new class of 10 startups each year. Status quo?

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?

Social-Mobile-LOCAL: “Local” Will Be The Biggest of the Three

abovethecrowd.com

“Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Prob’ly die in a small town Oh, those small – communities” — Small Town, John Mellencamp While “Social-Mobile-Local” is certainly an overused buzz phrase, most of the attention has been placed on the “social” and “mobile” parts of the phrase.

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechMary published this presentation this past week.

Monetizing Mobile Audio

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

stream music on my mobile phone all the time. I don't have a single mp3 on my android and I don't have any desire to put any on it. We'll be streaming audio from the cloud onto our connected devices in our homes and offices, and onto our mobile devices at the gym, on the bike, in the car, etc. This is the future.

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What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011). but consumer behaviors are starting to ossify on the web and it is harder than ever to build a large audience from a standing start. 2) the consumer is moving from desktop/web to mobile/app.

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.

In Defense Of Free

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

would encourage folks to compete with them to keep the web, the mobile web, and the Internet free and open. They co-exist nicely.

My Talk At LeWeb Yesterday

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech I'm back in the states this morning and up early (jet lag).

Venture Capital Hits Highest Level Since Dot-Com Bubble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report finds a surge in mobile deals, a drop in health care, and a shift from Massachusetts to New York.

Simplicity, The Emerging UI, and Machine Learning

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And in that area Google is so far ahead of every big company (and most small companies) that it is hard to imagine how they are not going to out innovate on the emerging user interfaces of our mobile future (glasses, watches, etc, etc). mobile Venture Capital and TechnologyLong title. Short post.

No Battle Plan Survives The First Enemy Fire

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI have been using this line a lot lately. All the planning and designing and strategizing and grand plans of taking over the world are no match for reality. The real world is messy. Stuff happens that you could never imagine. That's reality. It happens to everyone. You won't.

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.

Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

Since its inception in 2006, Perfecto Mobile has raised approximately $19 million.

The Paradox of VC Value-Add

Feld Thoughts

The next person on the list of supporters is Scott Maxwell at OpenView Venture Partners. remember a meeting with the Microsoft Mobile 6.0 team as they were pitching us their vision for Microsoft Mobile 6.5. year or two later they had less than 3% market share on mobile. They ignored us. Simple. It was a disaster.

The Maths Behind Venture Capital

ArcticStartup

In this post, we'll look at the fundamental financials and why venture capitalists are looking for certain growth figures in the way they invest.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Grubhub

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Last year GrubHub launched Android and iPhone apps, leading to a 300% increase in its mobile food orders. Venture capitalists are hungry for a piece, too. million cash infusion came from Origin Ventures in 2007. The company said it plans to use the capital for R&D, acquisitions and mobile apps. Justifiable.

Running The Table

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Perfecto – Clound based mobile app testing (Raised $90M). Tabtale – Children mobile applications (Raised $14M). Billion.

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

The elements include communications, mobile platforms, and location-based services. Initial Public Offerings (IPO) are back as an exit strategy.

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Why The Unlocking Phones Debate Is Important

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile Venture Capital and TechnologyThe White House and the FCC have recently come out in favor of allowing consumers to unlock their phones. That is a really good thing. Let's hope that the rest of the regulators in this country join them in this stance. would go even further. Here is why. The same is true of the iPad.

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When VCs Don’t B t You

Feld Thoughts

This LP is also a long time investor in Union Square Ventures and was one of the first people Fred introduced us to when we started raising the first Foundry Group fund in 2007. The prior fund that I had co-founded – Mobius Venture Capital – had blown up after having a very successful first fund in 1997.

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January Was a $5.8 Billion Bonanza of Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalists have started the new year with a bang. According to data from CrunchBase , venture capitalists invested a total of $5.8

Software vs Hardware

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile Venture Capital and Technology One of the things I am noticing is the trend to try to solve problems with software instead of dedicated hardware. Smartphones make this trend possible because we have a hardware devices on us most of the time. good example of this is the Moves app. But fixing that is only a matter of time.