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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 Not Easy applied to Venture Capital

K9 Ventures

” That is precisely how things seems to be operating in late stage private markets. Really, that’s all you need to know. ”  .

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!

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.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. Funding on Your Terms.

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.

Sustainable startup growth and venture capital

The Equity Kicker

On Friday it seemed like everyone in the venture capital industry was again reading about market turmoil, this time the news is that angel investors are pulling back and valuations taking a hit. In the ecommerce and marketplace markets Forward Partners operates in growth is limited because business has to scale country by country.

Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

For the full year 2012, venture-backed initial public offerings raised $21.5 Both operating executives and top advisors count.

How To Overcome Bootstrapping Challenges In A Venture Capital World

YFS Magazine

Outside of the operational reasons for pursuing investment (e.g., Grow Marketing & Sales marketing media coverage media pitch

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. generally try to operate in such a way as to maximize my luck surface area. Takin' VC Money (Money Cash IPO's) by Smixx Forewarning Be forewarned, this post is long.

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. They don't have a directive to be invested in venture and they're not aiming to make some target return to pay out benefits or university operating expenses, etc. Partnership investing is boring. Did you communicate with them?

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.

Pristine Lands $5.4 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Austin-based S3 Ventures led the round, which also included Capital Factory, HealthFundr and several clients. The company plans to use the money to expand its research and development, sales, marketing and operations teams. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million. Austin

How to get a job in Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

You’ll have insight into big company M&A (they will be your customer as a VC) and you’ll have some operational skills. Then transition. 4) Fix a portfolio company- This works if you have operational skills. Venture Capital I get asked this question a *lot*. Successful or failed. Product, Marketing, Sales.

Venture Capital and "Innovation"

Information Arbitrage

Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” This is not how the venture industry is supposed to operate.” But for the venture industry to be labeled as ineffective or unfairly risk-averse by not backing such initiatives simply isn’t fair.

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. Both operating executives and top advisors count.

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.

Urban Mining Gets $25 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

The Austin-based company plans to use the Series A funds to build and operate a magnet recycling and manufacturing plant at its headquarters. Urban Mining Co., which recycles magnets, announced Tuesday it has completed a $25 million round of financing. Austin

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

Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

Gust

For venture capital, this is typically ten  times  the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. And if you are still at the startup stage, how do already have global operations in a dozen countries? That would typically be done  before  you start the company.

When it Comes to Venture Capital, Do Like Warren Does

Growthink Blog

All of a sudden, it is boom time again for venture capital funds, with over $10.3 billion in fresh capital raised by 578 funds in the 1st quarter, up 36% from 2012. But for the individual investor, is investing in a venture capital fund really a good idea? Here’s why: Market Efficiency. Friction. So what to do?

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Open cloud led by Amazon with their AWS services drove total operating costs down by 90%. Or at least venture-style returns. Funny, that.

Are You Ready for Venture Capital? How To Tell

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Much has been written about the similarity between marriage and the tie between a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur. Simple.

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

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.

WellAware Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

It plans to use the money to expand its operations and for research and development on its […] The post WellAware Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. WellAware, an oil and gas industry analytics and data startup, this week announced it has received $16 million more in financing.

Venture Capital Firm Ventech Expands Into Scandinavia

ArcticStartup

French Venture Capital firm Ventech expands towards the Nordics to reach innovative new companies.

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank

Venture-backed startups will often have a Series C or D or later rounds during this phase. Family/Career/Culture Lean LaunchPad Venture Capita

3 Venture Capital Deals You Should Never Make

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As more and more start-ups launch, more entrepreneurs are fighting for their share of the venture capital pile. Yes, you need cash.

#PeakVC

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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Ionic Security Raises $9.4m from Kleiner Perkins, Tech Operators, ff Venture Capital

David Teten

Atlanta ff Venture Capital Ionic Security I couldn’t be more excited to share that one of our portfolio companies, Ionic Security (formerly Social Fortress), has raised $9.4 million in Series A1 funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with TechOperators, Ken Levine, and Dr. Paul Judge also participating.

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.

Seed and pre-seed – trends and definitions

The Equity Kicker

The increasing capital efficiency of startups has been changing the face of venture for the last decade or so. Venture Capital

How Well Do You Take A Punch?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Normal operating conditions can lead to an organization getting fat and happy. Venture Capital and TechnologyI was talking to a friend who has been displaced because of Sandy. They are struggling to get the business back to where it was before the hurricane. One is a personal thing. The other is a work thing.

50 Questions: If I raise venture capital what differences will it make to how I have to run my business?

The Equity Kicker

Forty-ninth in a series of weekly posts by myself and Nicholas Lovell of Gamesbrief which answer the fifty questions you should ask before raising venture capital. The heart of a venture capital deal is an exchange of cash today for an obligation to grow the value of your company and eventually find an exit.

Venture Capital Firms Have Gotten Too Big

Angel Blog

One of the most important reasons is that Venture Capital Firms are just too big. Why Venture Capital Firms Got Too Big.

5 Alternatives to Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs at growing companies often rush to raise venture funding. Are you considering various capital alternatives for your business?

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. Bend needed its own venture firm. visited Bend last year and caught up with his progress.

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