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- [Venture Capital] Why You Should Chose Crowdfunding Instead of Venture Capital
Deciding which money to take when launching a business is usually a simple calculation: take the cheapest money
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] The Great European Venture Capital Crisis
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
The exercise of drawing up target list of investors has been a depressing one, for the European venture landscape is starting to look extremely depleted. We have three clearly dominant firms based out of London, in the form of Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. Venture Capital *Notable Europe
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] The Venture Capital Revival
| TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
There have been a number of narratives in circulation over the last year or so: the " we're in a tech bubble " (or "we're not in a tech bubble") narrative, the "venture capital is in decline" narrative (or " venture capital is broken "). So here's a new one to add to the mix: we're in a "venture capital revival.".
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] StepOne Closes on $ 4 Million in Venture Capital
| SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
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
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
Hopefully, the fund gets some nice wins early and you start to get your money back, but when you're in a venture fund, you're in for a really long haul. I recently met up with an investor who I'm not totally sure is a fit for my second fund , so it was important to me that I was upfront about all the reasons why he shouldn't come in.
GUST [Venture Capital] How do venture capital firms make money by investing in startups?
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
The venture capital fund itself makes money… …by investing early in a startup company’s life, when success is not at all assured. In exchange for investing capital to help the company grow, the fund receives an ownership interest in the company. This is the money that is invested into the startups.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] BigCommerce Lands $30 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
GGV Capital led the funding round with participation from existing investors including General Catalyst, Revolution Growth, Softbank Capital, Tenaya, Split Rock, Telstra Ventures and American Express Ventures. BigCommerce, an ecommerce platform, announced Tuesday that it has closed a $30 million round. Austin
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
VCAP© Addresses the Gap between Venture Capital and Funding for Women and Diverse Entrepreneurs. VCAP©, the first program of its kind, bridges the gap between venture capitalists and angel investor networks and women and diverse entrepreneurs, many of whom have not traditionally had access to these sources of capital.
- [Venture Capital] How to Hack This Venture Capital Downturn
4 ways to keep it real while hunting the big deal
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Suggested Resource: In Venture Capital Pitch Formula , you'll learn exactly how to find and contact venture capitalists, exactly what information to include in your presentation, and how to secure your financing.
ONLINE.WSJ.COM [Venture Capital] The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. Twitter.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Get Smart Content Lands $3.5 Million in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
Origin Ventures led the round with participation from Chicago Ventures and Virgo Capital. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Get Smart Content announced Monday it has closed on a $3.5 million funding round. To date, the company has raised just over $6.4 million, according to a news release.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
It makes an analytics platform […] The post Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Vyopta, a video analytics firm, Thursday announced a $5 million Series A funding led by Austin-based AVX Partners. It has more than 70 customers including Vista Print and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Will Crowdfunding Crowd Out Venture Capital?
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Venture capitalists have been getting a black eye to go with their blue shirts. The next day, Fred Wilson, general partner at Union Square Ventures and prominent VC blogger , suggested that a flood of crowdfunding money unleashed by the JOBS Act could sweep away venture capitalists altogether. Venture FundingNot so fast.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation
| THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries. But … Downsizing Venture Capital. The venture capital business itself is going through an even more fundamental change than just the entry of a new category at the earliest stage.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)
| FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
This post is about the rise of Chinese venture capital and how it helped build the countries entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital. By 1991, 70% of the Torch funded startups were getting bank financing for expansion and later stages of the new ventures, with local governments acting as guarantors.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] How to Get a VC Meeting – the flowchart
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
Filed under: Customer Development , Venture Capital. Customer Development Venture CapitalI often get asked, “how do I get a meeting with a VC?” ” Here is my slightly tongue-in-cheek view.
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] That new era of Venture Capital is here
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
A couple of years ago I posted about what I thought would be the “new era of Venture Capital.” From that post: I believe what we’re going to see in the venture industry is a bifurcation of fundraising– basically a barbell on the graph of fund sizes.
- [Venture Capital] You'll Never Guess the Top 20 Cities for Venture Capital Activity
Here are 20 of the most capital-dense start-up communities in the country, according to new research. Richard Florida, a senior editor at The Atlantic, latched onto Feld''s idea of mapping capital-rich start-up centers in a series of articles published this month. It''s not always about Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley.
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Quigley Report - Predicting a Venture Capital Revival
| SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
An interesting report predicting that venture capital asset class will make a strong revival over next 10 years. Quigley Report: A Venture Capital Revival is Upon Us. View more presentations from quigleyreport. General
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Face of Success, Part 3: Women and Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
Unless you're a female entrepreneur trying to raise venture funding. members told her of venture capitalists and angel investors interrupting pitches with comments such as: When are you planning to have kids? Soon after she started raising venture capital, Vinita learned that she was pregnant. Women 2.0 Stop Blaming Me.”
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Worked Up about Unrealistic Venture Capital Valuation
| FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
So, Mike tells me he wants to raise a first round of venture capital based on a $100 million valuation. Now, anyone who knows anything about venture capital will literally laugh when they read a line like that. And how most likely, the chance of him raising venture capital with just an idea was zero.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] eyeQ Gets $3.5 Million in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
Align Capital, a new investor, led the round with participation from existing existing investors. As part of the deal, Lisa Harris, managing partner of Align Capital, joins eyeQ’s board of directors. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million in Series A funding. Austin
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Best-Kept Secrets of Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
A successful entrepreneur-turned-VC shares harsh truths for founders looking for investment
- [Venture Capital] 6 Ways To Increase Your Odds of Landing Venture Capital
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.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. In 2000, venture capitalists poured a staggering $112.2 Today, venture capital deal flow has slowed to a relative trickle, just $28.4 Web start Venture Funding
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] What's in a (venture capital) website ?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
Late on Friday we launched the new website of Atlas Venture. One of the challenges that all venture capitalists are dealing with is that we are all peddling essentially the same product. The bottom line is we all sound pretty much the same , so what is a venture capitalist to do ? will start with Bain Capital Ventures.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Tell the Story of the Journey The company got to a point where additional capital was needed to expand just to keep up with the business (a warehouse/shipping center collocated with UPS, etc.) Brendan McManus said: “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch [link] #startup #advice [.] Here’s how they did it. Thanks!
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] The disruption of venture capital
| TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger wrote a post yesterday about the disruption of venture capital which lists the changes afoot: Information about VCs on the internet. One of the reasons I moved to Forward was to be in the vanguard of change for early stage company finance. Today there is much more transparency.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter
venture capital investment had its worst quarter--in both number of dollars and deals--since 2010, according to the Dow Jones VentureSource quarterly report released yesterday. billion in venture capital money. Still, Fab.com raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. In April, May, and June, U.S.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 7 Top Trends in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
As managing partner of Blumberg Capital; David Blumberg is a respected investor, with two decades of experience investing in early-stage tech startups
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2000
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
Worried the bubble's about to burst, startups are raising money at a furious rate, new data shows
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Announcing ff Venture Capital fall interns
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
We’re fortunate to have two rising star interns this fall, Wei Deng and Raffi Sapire, who have already made real contributions to ff Venture Capital. We welcome applications for spring/summer internships. She is currently working on a startup venture while getting immersed in the NY startup scene. Wei Deng. Raffi Sapire.
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Mentors, Revenue Based Financing, and Misperceptions About Venture Capital
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Fred Wilson (USV) has his normal MBA Mondays series with a guest post from Andy Sack titled Revenue Based Financing. It’s an advertorial for Andy’s firm Lighter Capital but is a really good explanation of how revenue based financing works. Today, we have three great ones.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
After checking out The Information's "open dataset" on diversity in venture capital , I felt pretty disappointed. went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Not directly, anyway.
THINKING ABOUT THINKING [Venture Capital] Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
It’s exciting times these days after we launched Volition Capital on Monday (01/11/10). The first post on the blog is: Why did you choose the name Volition Capital? Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, A VC (100,279). Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures, How To Change The World (82,838). www.firmname.com/blog ).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 3 Things to Know About Corporate Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
Corporate venture capital (CVC) funds are on the rise. Consider the growing number of big companies creating funds to find promising startups: Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Novartis Venture Funds, Samsung Ventures, AOL Ventures, Dell Ventures, Dow Venture Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Citi Ventures.
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Superheroes
| MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
We do have very significant follow-on capital to invest in Series A and later rounds as companies mature, at or above our pro rata.”. Fred Wilson wrote about a similar dynamic at Union Square Ventures. . Analytics and Data ff Venture Capital Management Venture Capital
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Why governments support venture capital
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
The Canadian government announcement yesterday of a $400m plan to strengthen the Canadian venture capital industry is the latest in a long series of similar announcements and initiatives from governments around the world that put government cash into VC funds alongside private money to make it more attractive for private investors.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Venture capital is only right for a small percentage of businesses
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
He makes three great points: For some entrepreneurs, raising venture capital becomes a goal unto itself, instead of what it should be: a heavy burden that only makes sense in certain cases. The irony is that for companies that shouldn’t be raising venture the process often turns out to be no easier than the alternatives.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Venture capital activity in Europe edging up, still way behind US
| THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
There has been a bit of buzz recently about the Q2 increase in VC activity in the US, and following discussion a discussion at a dinner last night where we fumbled for stats on the state of the venture market I decided to do a little research this morning and find out the latest trends. Venture Capital
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Exits With Venture Capital Investors
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
My previous post showed how the math behind venture capital funds determined venture capital exit times. That model illustrated how the decision to accept equity from venture capital investors statistically extends the time to exit for the angels by something around 12 years.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] How Women and Minorities Can Overcome Venture Capital Investing Bias
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
We, the majority populations who are currently invisible to venture capitalists, have to claim our ability as founders just as forcefully and publicly as others who have done so for decades. For fun, I was pitted in a mock debate with a Bay Area venture capitalist. prescient student asked, "So when should I go to a venture capitalist?"
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] More Venture Capital Needed for Life Science Startups
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Building a regional life science ecosystem requires venture capital. And San Antonio has a shortage of venture capital, said John Kerr with Texas Next Capital. San Antonio
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] The Maths Behind Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
I want to be fully honest about this, but I'm really thrilled to be sharing information like this so openly about the venture capital business with the help of Nexit Ventures about the mathematics behind the venture capital business. We'll have a 75 million venture capital fund. Nexit Ventures.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
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.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
So start making friends with the right […] The post Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it.
GUST [Venture Capital] Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
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 That would typically be done before you start the company.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Rethink Education led the investment with additional funding from existing investors Austin Ventures and Emergence Capital. Civitas, which […] The post Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Civitas Learning
- [Venture Capital] Video Of The Week: The Tech Tonic Discussion
Politics Venture Capital and Technology
GENUINE VC [Venture Capital] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. Those venture firms firms caught in the middle without the scale of a large firm and without the focused strategy of a Micro will continue to wane. So what’s going on?
- [Venture Capital] OCTANE Venture Capital Orange County
OCTANE | Venture Capital in Orange County. Keynote speakers will be founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vizio William Wang and Mark Stevens a partner at Sequoia Capital. The day will end with presentations by twelve start-up companies seeking investment capital followed by a round of VC Speed Dating.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”
| MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
Filed under: Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Customer Development Manifesto , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching , Venture Capital.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 4 Predictions for Venture Capital in 2016
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
Will this finally be the year that the tech bubble bursts
- [Venture Capital] New Game for Corporate R&D and Venture Capital
This outdated R&D model of the industrial organization that progresses through internal development has been eclipsed by the reality of new, venture capital backed start-ups that achieve far greater competitive advantage through rapid cycles of innovation, customer acceptance and global distribution
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] The Next Step in Disrupting Venture Capital: Emerging Manager Funds
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
The Venture Capital industry is ripe for disruption. Over the last few years, super angels offered new capital to the market and groups such as Y-Combinator provided young entrepreneurs new avenues to success. Why don't we see a similar model at play in the venture industry? Tiger, you see, does not solely rely on alpha.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 2 Reasons to Avoid Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Many growth company CEOs believe they need to raise venture capital to achieve success. Our company is not a venture capital firm, so we are surprised with how many inquires we receive from CEOs, entrepreneurs, and even larger companies about the need to raise capital from an outside investor.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Are You Ready for Venture Capital? How To Tell
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Much has been written about the similarity between marriage and the tie between a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur. But as difficult, complicated, and emotionally draining as divorcing your spouse may be, it can actually be simpler than divorcing your venture capitalist. Landing VC money is one thing. Using it wisely is another.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Compare Metrics Snags $3.8 Million in Follow-On Venture Capital
| SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
million in follow-on venture capital. Austin Ventures led the investment with additional funding by existing investors Julie Allegro of Allegro Venture Partners, Bob Greene of Contour Ventures, Capital Factory, Mike Maples Jr. Million in Follow-On Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Young Startups Are Getting the Short End of the Venture Capital Stick
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Venture capitalists are spending their money on more established companies rather than young startups , according to data from the first quarter of this year. Becoming more risk-averse, angels and VCs are focusing on companies that have already moved past the early stages of development. In an interview with Inc.,
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Funds - How the Math Works
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
Why the Size of Venture Capital Funds Matters to Angels and Entrepreneurs. My previous post was titled Venture Capital Firms Are Too Big. That post provides one important piece of data necessary to answer the really important question of why the size of venture capital funds matters to angel investors and entrepreneurs.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] When it Comes to Venture Capital, Do Like Warren Does
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
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?
SECRET FORMULA [Venture Capital] The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 4: Parting Thoughts
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
This week we’ve analyzed the state of cleantech venture capital and used data to discern myth from reality. In summary, we’ve found that: There will be sufficient late-stage capital in the next few years to feed the ’06-’08 “baby boom” of cleantech start-ups, but there may be a corresponding dearth of Seed/Series A money.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND [Venture Capital] The Truth about Venture Capital Financing
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
You may have heard that venture capitalists invest in “A” teams even if they only have “C” ideas. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post The Truth about Venture Capital Financing appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall Well, that is only half right.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Ask These Questions Before Taking Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
Beth Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Playrific, explains why entrepreneurs should be mindful of a fund's expectations before taking money
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Which Should You Chose?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
And such was the case when I read the latest statistics from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The seemingly good news from the NVCA was that the amount of venture capital funding grew 22% from 2010 to 2011. Let me start by saying that capital is the MOST important thing to your business. read more.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] NEA Closes $2.6 Billion Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
In two months, the venture capital firm raised one of the largest venture funds ever. billion venture capital fund on Wednesday, and it’s one of the largest venture funds ever assembled. NEA's new fund comes in the midst of a contracting, more concentrated venture capital market.
- [Venture Capital] What VCs Have to Say About the State of Venture Capital in 2016
Not every new venture is worth a billion bucks. Understanding your true value will help you craft a pitch to investors that closes the deal
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 5 Tips for Getting Venture Capital Funding
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
A handful of simple strategies can help you seal a deal
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Aunt Bertha Raises $5 Million in Venture Capital
| SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Aunt Bertha, a social services search and referral platform, announced it has raised $5 million in venture capital. Techstars Ventures led the Series B round of financing and as part of the deal, Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures, will join the company’s board. Austin
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] How to get a job in venture capital (revisited) | Seth Levine
| TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Q&A Session
| THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
We received so much positive feedback from our This Week in Venture Capital show walking through valuation calculations & term sheets that we decided to do a Q&A show this week to address topics that entrepreneurs want to learn about. We will continue to do more of this. This is wrong. This is minutes 8-11. 3. Never cold.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Top Venture Capital Deals of 2012
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
The past twelve months didn’t offer the rush of new venture capital funding many had hoped for. “We didn’t see many deals where venture guys were fighting to get in. You didn’t see that frothy activity.” Here are seven of the biggest. Also, he’s said he’d like the company to IPO in 2013.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Company startups running ahead of venture capital in the UK
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
That tells me that the UK venture industry needs to grow 2.5x to match the US in size relative the economy and population. I’ve been saying for a while now that the UK startup ecosystem is underfunded. Venture Capital The chart above shows that the ratio of businesses started per head in the UK to the US is maybe 3.8:7.6
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] Why Venture Capital Firms Need To Add Market Development Expertise To Their Organizations
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
I was chatting with a couple of venture capital (VC) guys from 2 different firms recently and something dawned on us - Most VC firms are not well equipped to deal with the disruptive changes ongoing in the technology field today. Especially when it comes to marketing and sales execution. Continue reading → Enterprise B2B Sales
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Nitty Gritty Advice on Raising Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
As founder of online privacy protection company Reputation.com, Michael Fertik knows a few things about raising venture capital. It's hard to overstate the herd mentality of the venture community. Many entrepreneurs are excited or flattered when they hear from associates or analysts at venture funds. Don't be. What is it?
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking
| TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist. You see, venture capitalists or VCs hear tons and tons of business ideas. Interestingly, I went to business school nearly 15 years ago with several bright guys who became venture capitalists. I speak to my friend Steve about once a month. Don't get me wrong.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 5 Ways this Startup Raised $500K in Venture Capital in a Week with Just a Website
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
This is the story of how Service CEO Michael Schneider validated the business idea and raised an initial round of capital all in one week Service is an Uber-like company for handling customer service complaints.
ABOVETHECROWD.COM [Venture Capital] What Is Really Happening to the Venture Capital Industry?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
[Follow Me on Twitter] Many are speculating that the year two thousand and nine represents a fundamental turning point for the venture capital industry. Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech asset allocation asset management LBO VC VentureAnother theory suggests that permanent challenges with the IPO [.].
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
After work on April 18, thirty-five curious developers will visit the ff Venture Capital offices to learn about our fund and listen to technical talks by the founders and technical experts of Parsely and Movable Ink. If you’d like to join them, contact Skillfer ASAP; there may still be some openings.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Visualize Venture Capital Funding with Fundastic.Info
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
You can see the total number of companies funded, the number of companies that got acquired, the number of funded companies deadpooled, total acquisition amount, venture financings per year/quarter, funding rounds participated per year/quarter, and total venture capital raised. Sponsor. Discuss.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Top 10 Venture Capital Bloggers of 2010
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
As Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in a story about what the best-of-the- blogging venture capitalists love , VC Larry Cheng has posted his 4th annual Venture Capitalist Blog Index. The index ranks the top blogs written by venture capitalists, using data from Compete and the blogs' average monthly uniques from the fourth quarter of 2010.
ALLEN'S BLOG [Venture Capital] For Venture Capital Pitches, Say What Your - allensblog - Typepad
| THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
Entrepreneurs: For Venture Capital Pitches, Say What Your Startup "Does" not What It "Is". Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Entrepreneurs: For Venture Capital Pitches, Say What Your Startup "Does" not What It "Is" : Comments. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Grubhub
Venture capitalists are hungry for a piece, too. million cash infusion came from Origin Ventures in 2007. GrubHub rounded up $2 million more in 2009 from Leo Capital Holdings, Amicus Capital and Origin Ventures and topped that off with an $11 million Series C round in November 2010. Online food delivery.
- [Venture Capital] The new era of venture capital
You already know the about the state of the venture capital industry in 2009: venture investing down (32%), exits down (14%; slowest exit year for VC backed companies since 1995), fundraising down (56%), IPO’s almost non-existent (8 venture backed IPOs in 2009). Related posts: Venture capital is dead!
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] ff Venture Capital raises $27 million fund
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
We are excited to announce that as of November 30, ff Venture Capital closed on a $27 million fund, ff Silver. TechCrunch broke the news and Betabeat also covered it. Our investment philosophy – part of what makes us successful – is our search for sustainable long-term growth areas.
BABBLING VC [Venture Capital] Ridiculousness of Venture Capital Advice
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Well I am sure he meant it differently but the irony of it struck me differently than the intent: "A startup should raise venture capital (or “venture-style” angel/seed funding) only if: 1) the goal is to build a billion-dollar (valuation) company, and 2) raising millions of dollars is absolutely necessary or will significantly accelerate growth.".
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 5 Steps to Finding the Right Venture Capital Investor
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
If you plan on raising money from investors, don't go into it blind. Do the necessary research and get prepared
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] TabbedOut Raises Additional $2 Million in Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
TabbedOut, a mobile payments app for bars and restaurants, announced Friday it has raised $2 million more in its Series C venture round. Miami-based Aeterna Capital provided the funds. That increases TabbedOut’s Series C round to $23.5 million. Austin
SECRET FORMULA [Venture Capital] The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 1: The Money
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
There’s been a pile of negative news about cleantech start-ups recently. I’ve heard it said more than once in the past month that venture-backed entrepreneurship clearly isn’t working here, so maybe we should all pack our bags and go home. Numbers The State of Cleantech VC 2011 Venture capitaldivide this era into four periods.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] The Big Secret to Raising Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
At the time, Tom was a partner at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in San Diego. At the time (around 2003), many venture capital firms were licking their wounds. Years ago I served on a funding panel with Tom Clancy. They had funded a ton of companies during the tech bubble phase, and most of them had failed.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Phunware Lands $30 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
The latest funding round includes current investors Fraser McCombs Ventures, Maxima Ventures, Wild Basin Investment and the Central Texas Angel Network. […] The post Phunware Lands $30 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Phunware announced that it has raised $26.25 Austin
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 'Potpreneurs' Battle for Venture Capital in New Reality Show
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
A new reality show will follow six entrepreneurs while they try to get score the cash they need to build a successful legal marijuana business in Denver
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital in India - the Next Decade
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
The underlying strength of growing markets and entrepreneurial talent make growth of venture capital a foregone conclusion - the questions lie more around how it will take shape… Would love your thoughts! Inc feb 2011 -alok mittal - venture capital. I authored this article for Inc Feb 2011 issue. Ecosystem
SECRET FORMULA [Venture Capital] The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 2: The Investors
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
tl;dr: There’s a widespread perception that cleantech venture capital must be tanking compared with VC overall. In yesterday’s post , we looked at the amount of capital that’s been invested in cleantech start-ups to date. As previously mentioned, the average time from founding to IPO for venture-backed cleantech start-ups is 8.3
- [Venture Capital] Why the Future of Venture Capital Depends on Uber
If not, then the last eight years of venture funding will have been a colossal waste If the ride-sharing company has lasting success, then this era of billion-dollar startups will be a win.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The 99: How the SEC protects you from venture capital returns.
| FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
Take venture capital, for example. Very few are ever going to wind up in the former category--so the most accessible option for most investors would have to be a venture capital fund. Below that and they need to keep you from investing in really risky stuff, like venture capital. Think about it, though.
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] ff Venture Capital Holiday Video – 2012
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
We would like to wish you Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital! Many thanks to David Lerner @ davidblerner of Venture Studio , and CityState. ff Venture Capital Fitness HumorThis video gives you a sense of our “ fitness office ” during the holidays.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Silvercar Lands $28 Million in Venture Capital led by Audi
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
Other investors included Austin Ventures and Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook. Also, Silvercar plans to […] The post Silvercar Lands $28 Million in Venture Capital led by Audi appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin-based Silvercar plans to use the funds to expand into other markets nationwide. Austin
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] AirStrip Closes on $25 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
AirStrip announced Tuesday that it has raised $25 million in venture capital. The San Antonio-based company received the funding from the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust. Airstrip, founded in 2004, has raised $65 million in four rounds of investment, according to Crunchbase.