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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.

Love and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Softbank (and Fred – via his new firm Flatiron Partners, which was partially funded by Softbank) invested. Jerry, again through Flatiron (he and Fred had become partners), was an investor in eShare. The post Love and Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts. joined the eShare board as an outside director.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

But you need to understand venture economics. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. And Lyft?

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.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

This post is about the rise of Chinese venture capital and how it helped build the countries entrepreneurial ecosystem. Like the U.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 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.

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

Hive9 Receives $5.4 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

million in funding from LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Hive9 LiveOak Venture Partners Silverton PartnersHive9, which makes marketing software, announced Tuesday it has received $5.4

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

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

million in venture capital. Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital co-led the round. As part of the deal, Norwest’s Promod Haque and Intel Capital’s Vibhor Rastogi will join […] The post CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Big Secret to Raising Venture Capital

Growthink Blog

At the time, Tom was a partner at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in San Diego. The rationale was solid. But what else?

On Human Capital & Venture Capital

thebarefootvc

However, the reality is that I am building a portfolio of investments and, like Brad, I believe in being an active and helpful investor.

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).