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What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. Venture Capital is minority investing. 2/ Private equity can’t afford to lose money on an investment.

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. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

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.

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.

Private Equity: Threat or Menace?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity is under attack in Presidential politics. So, What is Private Equity, Exactly? Growth capital.

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.

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.  I discuss this topic in more depth in an earlier article I wrote. Raise capital. Due diligence.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

Best Practices of VCs and Private Equity Funds in Deal Sourcing

David Teten

I have a presentation coming up in August on best practices of VCs and private equity funds in deal origination. You’ve surely seen lots of talks on how entrepreneurs can raise capital; the question I’m exploring is the reverse, which is how investors can find potential investments.

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.

How Private Equity Funds Are and Should Be Using Social Media

David Teten

According to Jeff Bussgang, General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, about 10-15% of the 1,000 active venture capitalists in the U.S. Fewer private equity funds are using social media for outreach, but 2xPartners , Healthpoint Capital , and MCM Capital Partners are notable exceptions. 

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.

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.

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.

More Cash for Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Indiegogo

David Teten

Currently, these Crowdfunding sites don’t give donors any equity in the companies. We love the added value Indiegogo creates for fundraisers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Free download of The Lower-Risk Startup: How Venture Capitalists Increase the Odds of Startup Success

David Teten

One of my responsibilities at  ff Venture Capital  is helping to  accelerate  value creation in our portfolio companies.

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.

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. Christenson popularized the idea of analyzing ‘what job does the customer want done?”

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

VentureWoods

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

VentureWoods

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?

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.

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.

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

Gust

The Business of Venture Capital. Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur. 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.

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.

New Funds Seek to Provide More Money for Austin Entrepreneurs

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News In Austin, entrepreneurs get funding from a wide variety of sources to launch or accelerate a new venture. Those sources include friends, family, fools, banks, grants, incubators, angel investors, strategic partners, venture capital, private equity and other sources.