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Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. Outside of the U.S.,

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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We then help surround founders with other talent who want to join important causes but don’t have the startup idea themselves. Nothing fancier.

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Richard Florida continues to write amazing stuff about Startup Communities in The Atlantic Online. Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities. High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley. Of course not.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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advise founders to focus on what I call “basecamp,” which is the first level of success or validation at a startup. So what should you do?

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.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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Boom in Number of Startups. There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital.

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.

Forecasting in venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Startup general interest UncategorizedGood VCs need to be good forecasters. We need to predict which companies are going to succeed and second guess future trends so we can develop our firms to stay ahead of the curve. The main and most surprising insight is that deep expertise doesn’t produce more accurate predictions. open minded.

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.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  Thank you, Aaron Sorkin!

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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In fact, if you add the capital flows of the past ten years, there have been just shy of $50 billion in net cash outlays. Startup Lessons

It’s Not Easy applied to Venture Capital

K9 Ventures

Pattern matching in venture capital may work for figuring out how to build companies, but it is less likely to work for ideas. ”  .

Owlchemy Labs Nabs $5 Million in Venture Capital


Owlchemy Labs, an independent virtual reality game developer, announced this week the company has closed on $5 million in venture capital.

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months


When I set about to raise money for my first startup, sixdegrees, I spoke with over 200 high-net-worth individuals– all of whom rejected me.

ePatientFinder Lands $8.3 Million in Venture Capital


million in venture capital. The Austin-based startup has raised a total of $11 million since its founding in 2013. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. ePatientFinder, a matchmaking platform for physicians, patients and clinical trials, announced this week it has received $8.2 Austin

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 Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” Having worked through the data with Glenn I am even more optimistic about venture capital than I was even a year ago.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital


If you read startup news, then you might believe “getting funded” is the ultimate goal of any business. The Drawbacks of Venture Capital.

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

Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method


We recently started a series of posts on establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup companies for purposes of investment by seed and startup investors. The Venture Capital Method (VC Method) was first described by Professor Bill Sahlman at Harvard Business School in 1987 in a case study and has been revised since.

10 Big Venture Capital Trends to Watch in 2016

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Is it getting harder for startups to raise money

Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. No surprises here.

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.

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.

Xenex Lands $25 Million in Venture Capital


Xenex Disinfection Services, a startup that created germ-zapping robots for hospitals, has landed $25 million in venture capital. The San Antonio-based company has raised $54.3 million so far, according to a post in the Wall Street Journal. San Antonio Xenex

NovoED MOOC on Raising Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

I’m spending the new two days filming the content for a MOOC on raising venture capital. The content is based on my book with Jason titled  Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. The post NovoED MOOC on Raising Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

AlertMedia Raises $4 Million More in Venture Capital


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

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.

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.

Hive9 Receives $5.4 Million in Venture Capital


million in funding from LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money to hire five or more additional employees and for product development and marketing, said Darin Hicks, its CEO. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

Edgecase Gets $7.5 Million in Venture Capital


million in venture capital. The Austin-based startup received the funds from lead investor Austin Ventures and other investors. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Edgecase, which provides data and analytics for e-commerce sites, announced this week it has received $7.5 Austin

OJO Labs Lands $5.8 Million in Venture Capital


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new startup, OJO Labs just closed on $5.8 Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners led the financing. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million in Series A funding from local investors. 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. The best startups capture all the returns so focusing too much on entry valuation is a mistake. Venice Project

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.

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.

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

Software By Rob

You can grow without money, but only if you stop imitating the startups that have closed a round of financing. Startups Think Product.

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. startups. Overall, investors put $7.5

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.

McClure on Scaling Venture Capital

Ask The VC

While Foundry Group has a very different strategy than 500 Startups , an awesome thing about Dave and 500 Startups is that they HAVE a strategy, which many VC firms don’t. VC Post of the Day 500 startups mcclure vc post of the day

What I learned from raising venture capital

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. It is a major reason startups die. Duck Duck Go StartupsTakin' VC Money (Money Cash IPO's) by Smixx Forewarning Be forewarned, this post is long. Background.