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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. I'd like to dispel that notion. You lose more than you win.

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.

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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Load Balancing Between VC Partners

Feld Thoughts

Fortunately, I’ve got amazing partners. I was reflecting on this over a cup of stale coffee this morning. As a result, we’ve always been active at moving primary responsibility for a company (which we define as a board seat) between partners. The post Load Balancing Between VC Partners appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

TrendKite Lands $10.7 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Noro-Mosley, based in Atlanta, led the round with continued participation from Battery Ventures, Silverton Partners and Mercury Fund. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. TrendKite, a public relations analytics company, announced Thursday that it has raised $10.7 million in Series C funding. Austin

Extremely rapid early growth opens the path to venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Venture capital is only appropriate for the small percentage of businesses that want to go loss making to grow very fast.” The thing we focus on more at Forward Partners is how fast companies have to grow in their first year in order to get on the venture path in the first place. Venture Capital

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.

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes

Feld Thoughts

The post Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Myth Busters: Debunking Seven Conventional Wisdom Maxims of Venture Capital

Genuine VC

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science. The art of venture capital also means that for entrepreneurs raising it, there isn’t one definitive playbook which can be used as a guide. MYTH: The venture capital model is broken.

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. Either way, VC funds aren't really built around creating much of an experience for their Limited Partners. Partnership investing is boring. If you're an institution, you basically care about returns and that's it.

Deal Selection in Venture Capital

Rob Go

Instead, many decisions are driven off the occasional anecdotal datapoint that happens to stick in a partners’ memory. Team Selection.

OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners led the financing. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new startup, OJO Labs just closed on $5.8 million in Series A funding from local investors. Austin

AlertMedia Raises $4 Million More in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Silverton Partners led the round which included ATX Seed Ventures and other current investors. million in Series A funding. Austin

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

In the fall of 2010 Mahendra Ramsinghani reached out to me by email about a new book he was working on called The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. Books ramsinghani VC Venture Capital

The Zebra Raises $17 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

The Austin-based company’s investors included Silverton Partners, Daher Capital, Ballast Point Ventures, Mark Cuban and Mike Maples Jr. drivers on […] The post The Zebra Raises $17 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Silverton Partners led the latest round with participation from Techstars Ventures, Capital Factory and Corsa Ventures. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Convey, a Techstars Austin graduate, announced Wednesday it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. million. Austin

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.

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

Compare and contrast with Bill Gurley (Benchmark Capital) and his comments to LP's (" Your Are Blowing It ") : “You’re in the field.

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. First, the author says the dataset is " a dataset compiled by Bloomberg, covering 3,300 individual funds and 1,600 general partners ". Analyzing venture returns without even looking at the 90's? So what percent of the market is that?

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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

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 Identify the right people in the right venture firms.

What to Expect When You're Expecting Venture Capital Returns

This is going to be BIG.

And no, the numbers don't exactly add up--but they're more than close enough for venture capital. Let's be clear about this exercise.

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. The average VC partner only invests in one to two new deals a year.

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. Suggested intro from someone: 3MP, 1TS AngelList inbound: 1MP, 1TS AngelList outbound: 0 Cold inbound: 1MP Getting to the right partner initially really really matters.

Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Vyopta, a video analytics firm, Thursday announced a $5 million Series A funding led by Austin-based AVX Partners. It makes an analytics platform […] The post Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. It has more than 70 customers including Vista Print and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999.  New data from research firm Pitchbook  makes it official: valuations are at an all-time high.

StepOne Closes on $ 4 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

StepOne, an Austin-based startup that makes customer support software, announced that it secured $4 million in venture capital. LiveOak Venture Partners led the round with participation from Silverton Partners. Austin LiveOak Venture Partners Silverton Partners StepOne venture capital

Dos and Don’ts When Raising Venture Capital For the First Time

VC Cafe

The post “ What I learned from raising venture capital ” by  Gabriel Weinberg , the founder of DuckDuckGo is one of them.

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 (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

How Do I Get A Job In A Venture Capital Firm?

Ask The VC

In 2008 my partner Seth Levine wrote what I think is the definitive post about how to get a job in venture capital. His post followed an insightful earlier post of his that he wrote in 2005 titled  how to become a venture capitalist. Jobs jobs levine taussig vc venture capital

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. think not.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Today, I’m super proud to announce that we’ve just added another talented partner at Upfront and a great person to boot. Why Kobie?

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. Overall, investors put $7.5 startups.