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YFS MAGAZINE [Venture Capital] How To Overcome Bootstrapping Challenges In A Venture Capital World
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Outside of the operational reasons for pursuing investment (e.g., infrastructure, R&D, hiring, etc.), one of the things that rarely gets discussed are the signals associated with taking investment. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing media coverage media pitch
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Harvard's Go-To Venture Capital Firm
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
The Experiment Fund, NEA's seed-stage venture capital firm, set up shop on Harvard's campus to catch young, entrepreneurial talent early. But the fact is that he did not." So out of NEA he spun out the Experiment Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and set up shop on Harvard's campus. But things have changed.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Silverton Partners led the latest round with participation from Techstars Ventures, Capital Factory and Corsa Ventures. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Convey, a Techstars Austin graduate, announced Wednesday it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. million. Austin
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.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked
| SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has shared a circular (a regulatory document, in Vietnam speak) for improving the legal environment for venture capital investing in the Socialist state. The VCs operating in Vietnam since the early 2000s are: Mekong Capital , IDG Ventures Vietnam, Dragon Capital and DFJ Vina Capital.
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.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of the series on the changes to the software industry over the past decade that has led to changes in the venture capital industry itself. Or at least venture-style returns. Maybe Micro VCs will get larger and emulate a multiple-partner strategy like True Ventures or First Round Capital.
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.
- [Venture Capital] How to Hack This Venture Capital Downturn
4 ways to keep it real while hunting the big deal
- [Venture Capital] The Trouble with Venture Capital Data
There aren't many people who get the chance to analyze venture capital fund return data. Analyzing venture returns without even looking at the 90's? Looking at interim IRRs of young funds, especially during boom periods in venture isn't predictive of outcomes. So what percent of the market is that? What is this?
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
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
INFORMATION ARBITRAGE [Venture Capital] Venture Capital and "Innovation"
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013
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.” But for the venture industry to be labeled as ineffective or unfairly risk-averse by not backing such initiatives simply isn’t fair. think not.
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
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
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] 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.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
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. Sometimes, this also relates to capital requirements of what the team needs. Note that, to even get venture in the first place, you are special. Venture Capital & Technology
- [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.
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.
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.”
- [Venture Capital] Video Of The Week: The Tech Tonic Discussion
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- [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.
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
- [Venture Capital] Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.
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!
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?
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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 Billion valuation.
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.
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
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.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
You run X amount of capital and Y percentage of that is allocated to venture capital. They don't have a directive to be invested in venture and they're not aiming to make some target return to pay out benefits or university operating expenses, etc. Partnership investing is boring. Did you communicate with them?
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
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.
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
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] The Best-Kept Secrets of Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
A successful entrepreneur-turned-VC shares harsh truths for founders looking for investment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin Startups Attract $152 Million in Venture Capital During Second Quarter
| TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
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
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?
- [Venture Capital] 5 Tips To Boost Your Odds of Raising Venture Capital
This experienced venture capitalist and former management consultant offers five helpful pieces of advice to help entrepreneurs raise 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.
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
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.
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
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.,
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.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Term Sheets: Conversion Rights
| THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
Introduction This post originally appeared as part of the “ Ask the Attorney ” column I am writing for VentureBeat ; it is another installment of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets. Conversion Rights What Are Conversion Rights? There are two types of conversion rights: optional and mandatory. Many thanks, Scott.
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.
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.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
million in venture capital. Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital co-led the round. As part of the deal, Norwest’s Promod Haque and Intel Capital’s Vibhor Rastogi will join […] The post CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin
JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES [Venture Capital] The Three P’s of Venture Capital
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Hard to fit all that fine print into 140 characters… Venture CapitalI’ve written many times about what VCs are looking for and what I’m looking for in particular. sent out a tweet recently about my 3 P’s of investing and thought I’d elaborate briefly. 1) People. have to like you. That you’re smart.
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] 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.
- [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
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.
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
- [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.
- [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] 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.
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why Kobe Bryant Is Launching a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund
| MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
The retired NBA player plans to invest in technology, media and data startups
- [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
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
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?"
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.
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
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why Does a Coffee Chain Need Venture Capital? Philz CEO Explains
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Fueled by ambition to bring communities together, Philz Coffee has taken on $45 million in venture capital funding to drive its expansion efforts
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Follow these super knowledgeable startup investors for insight and advice
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?
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital, Pitching, and Business Love
At an annual meeting of venture capitalists, a Morgan Stanley managing director gave five tips on how to pitch him. That was just some of the advice venture capitalists got at the last session of the National Venture Capital Association conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Get over yourself. Be nice. ”
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] 8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. With what I do (helping companies raise venture capital among other things), it's really important that I stay abreast of trends in venture capital - who's raising money, from whom, and in what amount.
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.
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.
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.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Hits Highest Level Since Dot-Com Bubble
Venture capital activity is reaching a high not seen in more than a decade, with Internet firms setting the pace, according to a new report set for publication early Tuesday. A new report finds a surge in mobile deals, a drop in health care, and a shift from Massachusetts to New York. However, Massachusetts retain the No.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
- [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.
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Venture Capital Bubble Gets a New Lease on Life
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
Venture capitalists bring in money at levels not seen since the dot-com boom
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
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] CBANC Raises $4 Million in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
CBANC, a network for bank and credit union professionals, announced it has raised $4 million in venture capital funding. Austin
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The 5 Most Exciting Things About Venture Capital in 2016
| TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
Don't even get me started on the robots
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
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. There is almost perfect transparency on the venture side, so you can’t just sit back and wait for people to come through your office. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? Check.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] How Health Care is Leading New Venture Capital Investment @jeremyquittner
| THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
Venture capital investment in the second quarter climbed to record levels, with technology and health care making the largest gains
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
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] How to Secure Funding for Your Startup (with INFOGRAPHIC)
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
Small Business Administration (SBA) may also be able to offer assistance through loan financing, bond guarantees or by helping you find venture capital. Assembling investors is another useful option if you need more in the bank, as venture capital groups or angel groups can provide extra leverage. The U.S.