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What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. I’ve also had the pleasure of working on a board of one of our portfolio companies with a private equity investor who is making a few minority investments. Venture Capital is minority investing.

Q316 State of Venture Capital Update With Cooley

Feld Thoughts

This quarter they interviewed me as part of it on Quarterly VC Update: Brad Feld on the State of Venture Capital Investing. At the same time, if you are a clearly successful growth company, there is a huge amount of capital available once you’ve reached a point of clear success (often after $20m – $40m has been raised).

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. Google, Intel Capital).

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


For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

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.

Can’t attract VC money? Buy a business with private equity

The Next Web

Venture capital investors are looking for different things than private equity investors.

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.

Is Private Equity on Your Side?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mitt Romney is being slammed for his work at Bain Capital. Get ready to hear a lot more about the world of private equity.

Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.

This is going to be BIG.

I probably get around a dozen e-mails a week asking me how to get into venture capital. On top of that, anytime I talk to anyone who wants to get involved in startups but isn''t sure what they want to do, inevitably, I hear, "And then I was thinking maybe I should look into venture capital, too.". It sucks. Sad Keanu!

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

IVC-GKH: Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2012

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Here are the findings of the IVC-GKH Quarterly Private Equity (PE) Survey conducted by IVC Research Center , which for more than 15 years has been at the forefront of private equity, high-tech, start-ups and venture capital research in Israel.

How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies

David Teten

Partner with a private equity fund to find a company to buy or found. - Get a job at a private equity/venture capital portfolio company.

Conference Notes on Sourcing Deal Flow & Developing New Business for Private Equity

David Teten

I enjoyed participating in last week’s Capital Roundtable Private Equity Masterclass on “ Best Practices for Sourcing Quality Deal Flow & Developing New Business ” (May 26 th , 2011). High Road Capital Partners Deal Sourcing Keynote. Fitzsimmons, High Road Capital Partners. Richard J. Least?

April 4-Innovation in Private Company Liquidity-Online Merger Markets, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO

David Teten

Peter Lehrman, CEO, AxialMarkets Peter is Founder and CEO of AxialMarket, an online M&A marketplace connecting qualified privately held companies.

More Cash for Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Indiegogo

David Teten

The Entrepreneurs Access to Capital Act helps to redress this. Entrepreneurship New York NextNY Private Equity Social Media Venture Capital

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking

Steve Blank

Luckily in the last quarter of the 20 th century a new source of money called risk capital emerged. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital.

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

Worth noticing that Battery Ventures and Sequoia are picking pace amongst the foreign funds and Carmel and Gemini. Ofakim Hi-Tech Ventures Ltd.

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Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q2 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

IVC Reports: Private equity deals drop 16% in the first half of 2011. Israeli private equity deals by type. Figure 1).

Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Angel investors, venture capital funds and large corporations all have different investment profiles. That's not as easy as it may sound.

Venture Capital Hits Highest Level Since Dot-Com Bubble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New research from private equity research firm CB Insights finds that 812 companies received $8.1 However, Massachusetts retain the No.

IVC - Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2011. Private equity deal value at $216 million in Q1 2011. Figure 1).

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.

Will Private Equity Firms Be Exempted From SEC Registration Rules?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Moves to amend the US's Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - the voluminous and wide-ranging response to the financial crisis that passed into law last summer - were widely reported in the press this week, and they caught the attention of the European private equity industry. March 18, 2011. SJ Berwin LLP.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 1: The Money

Secret Formula

This spooked investors of all types, venture capitalists included, and cleantech start-up investment dropped by a third in 2009. billion.

New Meetup on Building Tech Tools for Private Equity+VC Investors

David Teten

My colleague Sebastian Soler, software engineer at ff Venture Capital, is leading the launch of a new Meetup with me. Join here.

Considering ILPA Private Equity Principles

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Last year the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a voluntary organization dedicated to the interests of institutional limited partners in private equity funds, released its Private Equity Principles. By Attorneys at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Joshua B. Deringer, John J. Emslie, Neil K. Haimm and F. Neil K.

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. In no other locale will you find the combination of all these factors. Igor M.

Which books would you recommend to a VC analyst-associate?


The Business of Venture Capital. Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur. A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms. Venture Deals. Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. Mastering the VC Game. Term Sheets & Valuations.

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.

Partners Forever (or close to it)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mitt Romney is taking some flack for continuing to have ongoing involvement in Bain Capital well after he supposedly left the firm for good in 1999. I am still technically a partner in a venture capital firm (Euclid Partners) that I left in early 1996. Venture Capital and Private Equity are "long latency" businesses.

Private Equity and Social Media

David Teten

I’m giving a talk next month on “ How Private Equity Funds Raise Capital and Source Deals with Social Media” at Terrapinn’s Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America conference in Miami. Raise capital. I discuss this topic in more depth in an earlier article I wrote. Due diligence.

Staying Independent

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But there are plenty of entrepreneurs who have built interesting businesses using outside capital - angel, seed, VC, or some other form - and they have a portion of their cap table that is seeking a return on their capital on some reasonable timetable. Let's say a company required $10mm of startup capital to get to breakeven.

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital


Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit – of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel – got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. Who in turn need a vibrant set of VC funds to provide scale up capital. Is There Hope?

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital


Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit - of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel - got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. Who in turn need a vibrant set of VC funds to provide scale up capital. About Venture Capital?

Similarities between raising a venture fund and raising for a startup

The Equity Kicker

Uncategorized Venture CapitalIt’s becoming a cliché that read raising for a VC fund is like raising for a startup.

The Fantastical, Stupendous, Wonkariffic Tale of How Ample Hills Creamery Raised a $4 Million Venture Capital Round

This is going to be BIG.

It's a story that just hit a milestone--a $4mm round of venture funding that I'm ecstatic to say Brooklyn Bridge Ventures just led.

This Friday at NYU-Annual Stern Private Equity Conference

David Teten

The Stern Private Equity Club will host its 8 th Annual Stern Private Equity Conference on Friday, March 1 st , 2013.

Disruptive Companies in Asset Management

David Teten

Capital preservation. Events Market Research NextNY Private Equity Venture CapitalIMHO, the most successful disrupters in this area to date have been Vanguard (who popularized index funds) and the ETF industry. I’ve attached below the notes from the dinner in slideshow format. Investment Team Stability.

What is an entrepreneur to do when restrictive covenants become restrictive

Non-Linear Growth

Growth Equity Lessons Learned Venture Capital Working with Invesors restrictive covenants

Update on our study on deal sourcing

David Teten

It’s been very exciting to see such a strong response to our recent research study on “Best Practices in Private Equity and Venture Capital Deal Origination”, published in the Winter 2010 Journal of Private Equity. Private Equity Funds’ Best Practices in Sourcing Investments.