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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.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Top Blogger Fred Wilson
Venture Capital Top Blogger Fred Wilson. New Yorker Fred Wilson has been a Venture Capitalist since 1986. He is the managing partner of New York Venture Capital firms Union Square Ventures and Flatiron Partners. Union Square Ventures invests in Internet services that create large networks. Union
- [Venture Capital] Video Of The Week: Paul Graham in 2005
entrepreneurship Venture Capital and Technology There are a lot of awesome people in the startup community, but Paul is among the most awesome.
- [Venture Capital] IVC: Most Active Venture Capital Funds in Israel - 2011
In 2011, venture capital funds made 140 first investments in Israeli and Israel-related companies. Seventy-three first investments by 23 foreign VC funds accounted for 52 percent of the total number of investments, while Israeli VC funds accounted for the remaining 48 percent.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Funds Start to Make Decent Money. This is News
In a bit of good news for the venture and startup communities, the ten-year returns for venture capital funds continue to improve
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Demise of the Management Fee in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
Why the management fee is going the way of the landline for all but a handful of top-notch VC firms
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] How to get a job in venture capital (revisited) | Seth Levine
| TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
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.
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 ).
- [Venture Capital] Fenwick & West - Venture Capital Survey Silicon Valley Third Quarter 2011
Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 113 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2011. Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 3Q11 70% to 15%, with 15% of rounds flat. This was the ninth quarter in a row in which up rounds exceeded down rounds
- [Venture Capital] How Your Company Will Survive Without Venture Capital
It will be hard. But so is everything
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] 50 Questions: If I raise venture capital what differences will it make to how I have to run my business?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
Forty-ninth in a series of weekly posts by myself and Nicholas Lovell of Gamesbrief which answer the fifty questions you should ask before raising venture capital. The heart of a venture capital deal is an exchange of cash today for an obligation to grow the value of your company and eventually find an exit.
- [Venture Capital] What Do You Look For?
Venture Capital and TechnologyI'm asked this question all the time. Is it team? Is it the idea? Is it product? Is it market? The answer is that it is all of them and most importantly it is the way they all come together in a single company. Why is this the right team to do this? Can they package their idea correctly for the market?
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] A Venture Capital Revival
I forget how it come to me but this presentation by William Quigley of Clearstone Venture Parters is a worthy flip through. Venture Capital
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Mc10
It's a growing part of the venture world that proved its prominence once again in 2010. Despite murmurings of a pullback in Cleantech commitments, venture capitalists invested $3.98 That's an 8% increase over 2009, when venture firms plunked down $3.7 The investment was a follow-on to MC10's first venture investment.
- [Venture Capital] A New European Regime For Venture Capital Funds
Recently, as part of its drive to encourage and facilitate the growth of venture capital in Europe, the European Commission published a proposal for a legislative framework for venture capital funds.
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. Large VC firms resemble Budweiser-type macrobrews, competing based on scale and brand with a standardized product across multiple geographies, sectors, and stages.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business. Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. The figure quoted above is 21 minutes in.
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.
- [Venture Capital] Kickstarter in 2012
Venture Capital and TechnologyKickstarter published a retrospective on 2012. It's worth browsing. Here's the lead in.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010
Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed an average price increase of 61% in 4Q10, up sharply from 28% in 3Q10. venture investment.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why Venture Capital is Facing Decentralization
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
VC firms are turning to the wisdom of the crowds for fundraising, sourcing, and decision-making activities
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)
| MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. Many third-party educational organizations exist to maintain online schooling ventures, and these organizations typically receive most of their funding from venture capital firms. By Estelle Shumann*.
- [Venture Capital] #startupstories
Venture Capital and TechnologyThe NY Tech Meetup has produced a series of short videos talking about some of the key early challenges that startups face. They call this series #startupstories and currently there are three videos up on the web, one about pitching your company, one about building the team, and one about failing.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Ziften Raises $24 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
The Austin-based startup reported that Spring Mountain Capital led the funding with participation from Fayez Sarofim, an early investor in Ziften. The company has created security tools that allows companies to […] The post Ziften Raises $24 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin
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
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] Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends
mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechMary published this presentation this past week. love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does. There is so much useful information and insights in them. encourage all of you to work your way through it this weekend if you haven't already done that.
- [Venture Capital] Mocked And Misunderstood
Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechWhen people ask me, "how do you know which companies and services are going to be the biggest successes?", I usually tell them to look for the companies and services that are mocked and misunderstood. For some reason, that correlates highly with the biggest breakout successes.
- [Venture Capital] The Startup Curve
Venture Capital and TechnologyI'm working with a few startups right now that are in various phases of Paul Graham's startup curve : Many people think startups are up and to the right all the time. But more services exhibit this "startup curve" than any other growth pattern. But many do. Taking features out.
- [Venture Capital] Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2
By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. Venture capital enables and to a great extent, propels this entrepreneurial innovation. Understanding how investors gain access to the Venture Capital firms leading funding for these innovations, along with their higher returns, is keenly important.
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.
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Bootstrapping with Brad Feld
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United StatesTom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles. Startup Life Interview With Sandy Grason. The Kentucky Thesis.
- [Venture Capital] Orange County Venture Capital Workshop
Tech Coast Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN). How to structure your company for Venture Capital investments. This Orange County Venture Capital workshop will focus on the critical issues and steps in forming and organizing your start-up to be attractive to Venture Capital investment.
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm? | Ask The VC
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
- [Venture Capital] IVC-KPMG Survey: Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising - 2011 Summary
Israeli venture capital funds were back to capital raising in 2011, after two very difficult years. No capital had been raised by Israeli funds in 2010, and only $256 million was raised in 2009, a 76 percent drop from 2008 levels.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 3 Venture Capital Deals You Should Never Make
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
As more and more start-ups launch, more entrepreneurs are fighting for their share of the venture capital pile. Yes, you need cash. But you don''t need it bad enough to make these sorts of deals. Agree to one of these deals and you could be in for a surprise down the road. If this isn''t possible, fight for a preference cap.
- [Venture Capital] How Much Money To Raise
You may need to have more cash on your balance sheet for working capital reasons and you may not be increasing value at quite the same rate as you were when you were smaller. Venture Capital and TechnologyImage via Wikipedia. That's not a good thing. First, try to dilute in the 10-20% band whenever you raise money.
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.
- [Venture Capital] The CIA's Venture Capital Arm Invests in Two Cloud-Computing Companies
The two San Francisco-based startups, Mesosphere and Docker, are said to be valued at or above $1 billion
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
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] The Coming Venture Capital Boom
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Venture Capital and tagged business cycle , startup , venture capital. As the fire continues to rage in financial markets, it is hard to imagine when Opportunity will reappear. But the truth is when everyone sees Opportunity; they are only seeing the reflection.
- [Venture Capital] Blogging and Venture Capital
They asked me how blogging has impacted the way we do the venture capital business. They asked me how blogging has impacted the way we do the venture capital business. Tags: Venture Capital and Technology I came across this interview I did at Wharton a few years ago. It is only 3 minutes long.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why Raising Venture Capital is Wrong for Your Company
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
It''s considered a given that startups should pursue VC money, but evidence suggests that doing so is not a smart move
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
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Do I Need a Team To Raise Venture Capital? | Ask The VC
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] How To Get A Job In Venture Capital | Ask The VC
| TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
- [Venture Capital] 2010 Venture Capital Year in Review
billion with an investment from Felix Investors, according to Venture Capital Dispatch.). Regional Role Reversal: Professionals expect venture investment activity in the Midwest to continue to increase. By Erin Griffith - Contributing Editor Well it's over. Compared with 2009, last year wasn't so bad, was it? Baby steps.
- [Venture Capital] Is This the End of Venture Capital as We Know It?
The venture capital industry is broken, says Stanford''s Ashby Monk. And not just for entrepreneurs
- [Venture Capital] What Has Changed
there is a large pool of money in the venture capital asset class that is opportunistic, momentum driven, and thesis agnostic. this pool of capital was "all in" on consumer web/social web in the 2009-2011 time frame. That is a tiny fraction of the venture capital market. What does that mean for USV?
- [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don't
And it all comes down to two things: 1) How well the Company is performing. 2) Whether the Company needs more investment capital and where it is coming from. Venture Capital and TechnologyI did an interview yesterday in Buffalo, NY where I was the past couple days for the launch of the Z80 incubator. It was a fun talk.
FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] Unicorpse
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
From section #6 in Aileen’s post: “Given how much capital our private companies have raised in the past few years, most likely have cash to fund 2-4+ more years of runway. If private capital is no longer available in the future, these companies will seek a public offering or acquisition. Venture Capital unicorn unicorpse
- [Venture Capital] Lockups and Insider Selling
When a venture backed company goes public and is worth billions (or even hundreds of millions), the investors who provided the early capital to that company are going to be sitting on a lot of stock. It is an investors job to return capital. It is an investors job to return capital. Venture Capital and Technology
- [Venture Capital] Sound
Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI met Alex Ljung , founder/CEO of SoundCloud a number of times and each time he pitched me on his business. Each time I said no. Then in the summer of last year, we met at Soho House London and he showed me one slide. That's what sold me. One slide.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Alafair Biosciences of Austin Raises $2 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
Alafair Biosciences, an Austin-based medical device startup, announced Wednesday it has received $2 million in venture funding. The latest funds will help Alafair Biosciences expand […] The post Alafair Biosciences of Austin Raises $2 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. million. Austin
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Urban Mining Gets $25 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
“The first step towards commercializing our technology is capital intensive,” Scott Dunn, Urban Mining’s CEO, […] The post Urban Mining Gets $25 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Urban Mining Co., Austin
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Savara Pharmaceuticals Closes on $20 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
“The new financing will help support the AeroVanc […] The post Savara Pharmaceuticals Closes on $20 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Savara Pharmaceuticals Tuesday announced it has closed on $20 million in Series C financing. Austin
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
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
billion in venture capital funding in Q3 2010, representing a 14% decline in total funding amount compared to the previous quarter. eCommerce is the smallest vertical in the US tech venture investments, with only $39 million invested in Q3, in eight companies. Overall, 343 US companies raised $1.8 million. Angie's List Bubble 2.0
MARC ANDREESSEN [Venture Capital] Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
| SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
My partner Ben Horowitz and I are delighted to announce the formation of our new venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, and our first fund — $300 million in size — aimed purely at investing in the best new entrepreneurs, products, and companies in the technology industry. Trust is essential to building a great company.
- [Venture Capital] Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
It's a textbook on venture capital deals. Part of her job will be doing venture investments for her new employer. She reached out to me and said "I need a quick primer on venture capital investments, how they are structured, negotiated, and documented." I pointed her to this book. Well done.
- [Venture Capital] Running The Table
Venture Capital and Technology I hate it when companies try to run the table on a market. Like Microsoft tried with desktop computing. Like Apple tried with mobile computing. Like Facebook tried with social networking. And like Google is trying with the entire f **g Internet. The good news that the market stops them.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: RelayRides
Based in Boston, RelayRides launched in 2009 with seed funding under its (seat)belt from the likes of venture pros Guli Arshad, Frank Bonsal and Jay Wilson. In December, RelayRides raised its first round of backing from Google Ventures and August Capital, worth $5.1 By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. million.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: RecycleBank
It feels good first because it's taking a venture approach to an old, broken business in dire need of a refresh?municipal million in venture investments since 2007 from Generation Investment Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Paul Capital Partners, Physic Ventures, RRE Ventures LLC, Sigma Partners and The Westly Group.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Bill.com
Bill.com does both, serving CPAs and small and midsized businesses, and venture capitalists have taken note. million in venture backing, starting with its first $2.1 Bill.com is backed by August Capital, DCM, Emergence Capital Partners, Jafco Ventures, and Total Technology Ventures. What's more, it's green.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Box.net
Venture capitalists have their heads in the clouds. Over the past year, cloud-storage startups have collected round after round of venture backing at increasingly rich valuations, and they're showing no signs of slowing down. million in venture backing across six rounds. Venture; that round valued the company at $66.5
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: 23andMe
Venture investors agree. million in venture backing since its first round in 2007. All told, that Series A, led by Google Ventures, totalled $8.95 In January 23andMe added an additional $9 million to that round from the likes of MPM Capital and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. Since 2006, Mountain View, Calif.-based
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Zendesk
Since it's founding in 2007, Zendesk has raised $25 million in venture backing. In 2009, the company logged $6 million in equity from Benchmark Capital and Charles River Ventures in a Series B round (previously the company raised an undisclosed Series A from Charles River Ventures). By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Kwedit
Baby talk and money don't seem like a combo worthy of investment, but the venture backers of Mountain View, Calif.-based In November, the company rounded up a $16 million fundraise led by Khosla Ventures with participation from August Capital Management, Maveron LLC and True Ventures. Unlike its adorable (or gag-worthy?)
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Facebook
By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Facebook's common stock is valued at $12.56 per share, according to a state regulatory filing from the company. The options for the Common B shares are being issued pursuant to the Issuer's 2005 Stock Plan. At the time, reports placed the company's Common share price as high as $25 per share. Clever. On Jan.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: SCVNGR
Last week SCVNGR raised a $15 million Series C round of funding led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Highland Capital and Google Ventures. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. That's on top of its prior $4 million and $825,000 rounds, made in December 2009 and December 2008.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Groupon
Groupon's latest round of funding in April drew an impressive $135 million from Digital Sky Technologies, Battery Ventures, Accel Partners, and New Enterprise Associates, among others. VC Backer Lightspeed Venture Partners threw in an additional $8 million, which tops a previous $49 million from Revolution fund, Grotech Ventures and U.S.
- [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli Venture Capital Investments - Q1/2012
Summary: IVC and KPMG Report: Q1/2012 Israeli VC investments off 15 percent from Q4/2011. Israeli VC fund first investments reach 48 percent
- [Venture Capital] Are Standard Venture Capital Financing Rounds Up To Speed With The Latest Trends For Going Public?
In addition, fairly recent high-profile IPOs of internet/technology companies like Zynga and Groupon demonstrate a trend of going public with a dual class or multi-class capitalization structure. In contrast, standard venture capital deal terms are geared towards a pre-IPO conversion of all classes into common stock
- [Venture Capital] What Does A CEO Coach Do?
Venture Capital and TechnologyJerry Colonna , who should need no introduction to this community, did an interview with TechBerlin in anticipation of his workshop there next month. If you've often wondered if you could/should work with a coach, watch this interview.
- [Venture Capital] You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence
It's Monday, time for another lesson I've learned in the venture capital business. MBA Mondays Venture Capital and Technology Today I will tell a story that I love telling. It has some of my favorite people in it. It provided a number of useful services for a blog's RSS feed. What we heard was surprising.
FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
Understanding what “recycling management fees” means is a fundamental part of understanding the economics of a venture firm. The advantage, for all the investors (the VCs and their LPs), is that $100m gets put to work as invested capital, rather than just $85m. Venture Capital management fee recycle VC
- [Venture Capital] Duck Duck Go Passed 1mm Searches Per Day
Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI'm a bit late with this news about our portfolio company Duck Duck Go but I am super excited about it so I'm posting it anyway. I'll let a tweet tell the story: We received over 1,000,000 direct searches yesterday for the first time ever! duckduckgo.com/traffic.html.
FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
While my cynicism around government math and how inflation is calculated is substantial, there isn’t much question that since 2008 capital has been extremely cheap. But I think cheap capital is only half of the equation. Capital remains incredibly cheap, so it’s flowing into wages. But
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] The Helsinki Spring
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University. Startup Accelerators: Startup Sauna and Vigo which includes Lifeline Ventures , KoppiCatch , and Veturi. 9-to-5 Venture Capital. The Helsinki Spring. Startup Blog: Arctic Startup.
- [Venture Capital] Girls Who Code
hacking education Venture Capital and Technology I feel badly for Paul Graham because he's being made out to be something I am sure he is not. But the brouhaha that he unleashed about women founders, women coders, and women hackers is a good thing because we ought to be having a broader conversation about these issues.
- [Venture Capital] In Defense Of Free
mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI have written so much about free here at AVC that it should be called AVFree. In fact, I've even written a post with this exact same title (almost exactly seven years ago, the summer we invested in twitter, zynga, and tumblr). First, let me say this is specifically not about Twitter.
- [Venture Capital] The Power Of Diversification
If you assume that the average startup has a 33% chance of making money for the investors, a 33% chance of returning capital, and a 33% chance of losing everything and that only 10% will make a big return (>10x), then you can model this out. Venture Capital and TechnologyInvesting in startups is risky.
- [Venture Capital] NYU Poly Speech
Here's what I had to say (15 mins): NYC Venture Capital and TechnologyA few weeks ago I hopped on the subway and headed out to downtown Brooklyn to NYU Poly, the engineering school that recently merged with NYU. I got there a bit early, went to Starbucks and wrote down some thoughts.
- [Venture Capital] Utilities vs Networks
Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechIt's interesting to see a network, Instagram , starting to replace the iPhone's native camera application in many users' daily usage of their phones. I see this in my kids' behavior all the time. When they want to take a photo, they open Instagram, not the camera application.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] New Venture Capital Data Shows Startups Squirreling Away Nuts for Winter
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
VCs are focused on making sure the companies they've already bet big on don't go hungry
- [Venture Capital] Some Perspective
stocks Venture Capital and TechnologyI don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land. think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening.
- [Venture Capital] Continuous Feedback
Venture Capital and TechnologyWe have a portfolio company that will remain nameless that does something I want to call out as super awesome. They've been doing that every board meeting that I've been to. Based on their progress since our investment, I'd say it works pretty well. This makes a ton of sense.
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Don't Rule Out LivingSocial
based Lightspeed Venture Partners. The Series D is in addition to a prior $49 million from Revolution Fund, Grotech Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners, spread across six rounds of investment since it was founded in 2008. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Social shopping competitors are afoot. Amazon, market cap $85.3 10.76.
- [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!
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Firms Have Gotten Too Big
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
One of the most important reasons is that Venture Capital Firms are just too big. Why Venture Capital Firms Got Too Big. This was one of the factors that led to venture capital firms becoming ever larger. This is another reason that venture capital firms have continued to grow.
- [Venture Capital] Coming Of Age
But imitation is the finest form of flattery and I do like how Ben rolls on his blog and in the venture capital business. I'd like to talk this morning about how hard it is the come up in the venture capital game. When a young person asked me about getting in the venture capital business, I advise them not to.
- [Venture Capital] Who You Want On Your Board
One of the guys who taught me the venture capital business used to say "success is in inverse proportion to the number of VCs you have on your board." He was right. entrepreneurship Venture Capital and TechnologyFor a few reasons. First of all, most VCs get on your board by virtue of financing rounds you do.
GUST [Venture Capital] Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. According to the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® for the First Quarter 2014, the Q1 increase marks seven consecutive quarters of positive sentiment among Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] It’s About Women Running Startups
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
thought we were going to talk about her product progress, so I was a bit taken aback by her most pressing question, “Why is it so hard for a woman to still get taken seriously by a venture capitalist?”. I had lots of answers, but none of them good enough for either of us. I had a better one when I came back from New York. New York Startups.
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.
- [Venture Capital] Building A Company vs Building A Business
Venture Capital and TechnologyMatt and his team built the company first then the business, which is backwards , but it worked. Matt is right that most of our portfolio companies build the product first, then the business, then the company. No matter how or when you do it, building a company is a required step to sustainability.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] January Was a $5.8 Billion Bonanza of Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Venture capitalists have started the new year with a bang. According to data from CrunchBase , venture capitalists invested a total of $5.8 New York-based Insight Venture Partners ranked No. 1 in funding in January with $407 million. VCs spent $1.3 billion during the month of January, compared with $3.5
- [Venture Capital] Want To Be A VC? Start A Company.
Venture Capital and TechnologySteve Blank has a great post up on his blog suggesting that VCs should require startup CEO experience in their partners' resumes. He quotes from me in that post but I'm not going to state which one came from me. You can guess if you want. You might be surprised to know that I agree with Steve.