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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. 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.

What Do Venture Capital Firms Want?

Up and Running

What are venture capitalists looking for? What do venture capitalists want in an investment? ” Venture capital is very specialized.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital


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

Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

The VCs operating in Vietnam since the early 2000s are: Mekong Capital , IDG Ventures Vietnam, Dragon Capital and DFJ Vina Capital.

StepOne Closes on $ 4 Million in Venture Capital


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

6 Ways To Increase Your Odds of Landing Venture Capital

Early Growth Financial Services

This guest post was contributed by BJ Lackland, CEO of Lighter Capital. Running a growing tech startup with steadily increasing revenues might put you on the right track to being a successful business owner, but it doesn’t mean you’re on an easy path to securing venture capital. startups get venture capital.

Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital


Civitas Learning, a three year old education technology startup, announced Tuesday it has secured $16 million in funding. Rethink Education led the investment with additional funding from existing investors Austin Ventures and Emergence Capital. Austin Civitas Learning

Five Steps to Securing your Next Venture Capital Funding Round

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Maximize your chances of raising money from the right investors and on the right terms

How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

Growthink Blog

Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That's a lot. read more.

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?

Ziften Raises $24 Million in Venture Capital


Ziften, which develops security software, Wednesday announced it has raised $24 million. The Austin-based startup reported that Spring Mountain Capital led the funding with participation from Fayez Sarofim, an early investor in Ziften. The company plans to use the money to market its products globally. Austin

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.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Argus Cyber Security  – Automotive cyber security protection, both hardware and cloud enabled (Raised $30M). Billion. 150M each).

Nitty Gritty Advice on Raising Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As founder of online privacy protection company, Michael Fertik knows a few things about raising venture capital.

Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking

Growthink Blog

Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist. You see, venture capitalists or VCs hear tons and tons of business ideas.

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.

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

David Teten

I couldn’t be more excited to share that one of our portfolio companies, Ionic Security (formerly Social Fortress), has raised $9.4 We think Ionic will become a standard layer of security in countless enterprises and organizations.  We look forward to their continued success. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Ionic Security

How to secure VC money in 3 weeks or less

The Next Web

Raising venture capital is a daunting process. Entrepreneur raising money vc money

Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Sten lists five reasons that european startups are exciting: 1) Talent. 2) New Models. 3) 400 million customers. 4) Global skills. 5) Security and privacy. Venture Capital and Technology One of the big european tech conferences starts today. It's called DLD and my partner Albert is giving a talk there tomorrow.

San Francisco Secures More VC Funding Than Any Other U.S. City, and It Isn't Even Close

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report reveals some interesting trends in the cities that are pulling in the most venture capital

The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. By Estelle Shumann*.

How do US venture capital firms view an entrepreneur who decides to go for funding to the US with a business plan, and then will need a visa?


The most important is that venture capital firms simply do  not  fund business plans. But I wish you luck with your venture! Invested Interests business plan entrepreneurs startups US venture capital firms visa The disappointing fact is that this is a highly, highly unlikely scenario, for several reasons.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University.

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.

Video Of The Week: William's Interview of My Partner Albert

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and Technology The video is about an hour and half, including intro and Q&A.

Some Thoughts On The SEC's Rulemaking On General Solicitation

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This legislation was designed to make it easier for small businesses in the US to raise capital and contained a number of important and valuable changes to securities laws.   General Solicitation is the marketing of a securities offering (a fundraise) publicly in the open market. But the SEC has not stopped there.

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Krimmeni Technologies Lands $11.7 Million in Venture Capital


Krimmeni Technologies, a cyber security firm, announced Thursday it has received $11.7 million in Series A funding from Third Point Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. The startup makes ultra-secure communications technology for Cloud-based data centers and focuses on the Internet of Things market. Austin

China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

Steve Blank

The downside is that with so much venture and angel capital available, investors have been willing to fund the 10 th Groupon clone. 

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When A Company Is Too Close For Comfort

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many entrepreneurs who have already secured venture capital view every company within a hundred miles of their business as competitive. Many entrepreneurs who haven't secured funding don't think anything is directly competitive. This is one of the trickiest aspects of the early stage venture capital business.

What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?

Startup Company Lawyer

Quick answer: convertible equity (or a convertible security) is convertible debt without the repayment feature at maturity or interest. Over the past few years, convertible debt has emerged as a quick and inexpensive method for startup companies to raise money from angel investors and early stage venture funds.  Background. Conclusion.

Profitless Prosperity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

  In the case of Salesforce and Workday, they are making huge investments in sales and marketing to secure additional customers.   MBA Mondays Venture Capital and Technology If a Company is making huge profits this year but will not make any profits in the future, it is worthless in the eyes of an investor.

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What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

YouTube also feels fairly secure. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI was having lunch with a veteran of the entertainment and the video game business this past week. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. And who knows what social app will be their "go to app" in five years. RIM's has been as well.

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19 Funding Resources for New and Existing Businesses

Up and Running

To help you secure the capital you need for your business, we’ve compiled a list of the funding resources that every entrepreneur should look into.

SEC Defines Venture Capital

Venture Chronicles

The SEC fulfilled their obligation under the Frank-Dodd financial reform bill and defined what venture capital is. Represents itself to investors as being a venture capital fund. Treasury securities with a remaining maturity of 60 days or less, or cash. Does not offer redemption rights to its investors.

2010 Venture Capital Year in Review

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

billion with an investment from Felix Investors, according to Venture Capital Dispatch.). Groupon secured $500 million in funding. Regional Role Reversal: Professionals expect venture investment activity in the Midwest to continue to increase. By Erin Griffith - Contributing Editor Well it's over. But hey, we'll take it.

11 Foolproof Ways to Convince People to Invest in Your Business

Up and Running

Some businesses are not a great fit for angel or venture capital funding. Maybe it’s time to try a different approach. Ask for advice.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Facebook

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The January 4 filing shows an issuance of options to purchase 25 million shares of Class B Common Stock at $12.56 per share, with an aggregate current market value of securities sought to be sold at $314 million. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. At the time, reports placed the company's Common share price as high as $25 per share.

What you need to know about warrants


You see them most often with venture debt rounds. Example : A typical venture debt loan might have 10% warrant coverage. Security : The warrants, when exercised, are exchangeable into the most senior security outstanding at the time that the warrant was first granted. Raising Capital Venture Capital Venture Debt warrant

Nobody Is Crying For You When You Are Worth Billions

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They believe it is nobody's business, other than their own, how they have raised capital. The securities regulations make it almost impossible to hide the terms of financings. Venture Capital and TechnologyI did a talk with Bill Werde at Billboard's FutureSound conference a few weeks ago. And it is a powerful one.