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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 Returns

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.

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).

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death:  Venture Capital in the 1980’s. So contrary to the piece, it wasn’t VC were good at early stage technology, it was that they had newfound capital and a big exit window. Total. 1,250,000.     Total.

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

Steve Blank

The first post described how China built a science and technology infrastructure to support advanced weapons systems development. Like the U.S.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. Sorry! Summary.

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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Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive. Venture Capital & Technology

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.

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.

Xenex Lands $25 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

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.

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?

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it. Slow and steady isn’t a bad thing. 2) Only 22 year old hacker dudes get funding. That’s different than saying only young, technical white dudes get money. Getting to a yes can often take time.

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.

Ten Good Reasons to Take Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

Might be time to let someone you want to work with buy your equity. 8) You''re doing something disruptive that is going to have some regulatory or other kinds of hurdles that require human hours of changing the playing field. 9) You''re doing something physical in the real world that just requires a certain amount of capital overhead.

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.

Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

Another Vietnamese government arm, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), published their intention to launch a VC fund in 2015.

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

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The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology We all have.

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.

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).

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!

Austin Startups Attract $152 Million in Venture Capital During Second Quarter

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin is still doing well when it comes to attracting venture capital investment into its technology startups. Austin

Video Of The Week: The Tech Tonic Discussion

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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Why Kobe Bryant Is Launching a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The retired NBA player plans to invest in technology, media and data startups

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A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds

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It seems to come down to two things: 1) How much do you want to raise? 2) Supply and demand of capital willing to invest in your company.

The State of Cleantech Venture Capital: What Lies Ahead

Secret Formula

What’s happening to cleantech venture capital? Cleantech VC performance is substantially lagging venture capital as a whole.

Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and TechnologyWe still refer to it frequently.

Bridge Technologies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When the tech landscape changes; from web browsers to mobile browswers, from flash to HTML5, from laptops to tablets, from typing on keyboards to typing on screens, from local storage to cloud storage, there are always companies that are started to solve the pain points that crop up from that technology change. Venture Capital and Technolog

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

allthingsd.com

Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. venture capitalists put $8.1 Walt Mossberg in Personal Technology.

Venture Capital and "Innovation"

Information Arbitrage

Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” This is not how the venture industry is supposed to operate.” And come to think of it, is there really only one kind of innovation, that which results in the development of a new compound or a new technology?

Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push

VentureWoods

As the season for year roundups begins, here are my thoughts, originally published in Economic Times … It is now my eight year in succession of claiming a great year for venture capital. At the surface, 2013 was a slower year for venture capital investments than recent past. Why then the optimism? Ecosystem

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The Venture Capital Revival

ReadWriteStart

So here's a new one to add to the mix: we're in a "venture capital revival.". Sponsor. Discuss.

How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update

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About seven years ago, I wrote a post on breaking into venture capital and I continue to point the five or six people a week who ask me how to break into venture. There''s really no easier way to get into venture than to find some money, reach out to smart folks to learn, and start writing checks.

Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

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

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

billion in venture capital money. Still, Fab.com raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. companies raised $7.2

How Health Care is Leading New Venture Capital Investment @jeremyquittner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capital investment in the second quarter climbed to record levels, with technology and health care making the largest gains