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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.
VENTURE HACKS [Venture Capital] This Week in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
This Week in Venture Capital is awesome. I’ve watched every episode. The show is a mix of startup advice and startup analysis: “Entrepreneur [now VC] Mark Suster and a rotating group of guest experts bring you weekly news and commentary on the top 10 recent venture deals and exits.. Episodes. One more thing….
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] 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. ”
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
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
- [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] 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] 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
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
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Internship Opportunities at ff Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
Specifically, we are looking for an intern to join our team to finish out the Summer and transition into the Fall. We are looking for Fall and Spring interns as well. If you’re interested in learning more about venture capital, or our fast-growing portfolio of tech startups, consider applying below. ffVC is looking for interns.
- [Venture Capital] The Quality You Never Hear Pitched When People Want in to Venture Capital
think of venture capital as a service business. In my effort to rewrite the deck for my next fund, I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on what it is that I try to do. A lot of people can say they work hard, or work smart, but that doesn't leave me off where I think I'm setting my goals. mention about themselves. Generosity.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] Faulty Logic in the Venture Capital and Female Founder Discussion
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
We all have our inherent biases and what I am not arguing here is that the venture capital world is a fair playing field for anyone. repeat: I AM NOT ARGUING THAT VENTURE CAPITAL IS FAIR TO ANYONE. billion went to women-led ventures.". repeat: I AM NOT ARGUING THAT VENTURE CAPITAL IS FAIR. HOWEVER.
- [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] 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.
- [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.
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] I’m joining ff Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
I am delighted to announce that I’m joining ff Venture Capital as a Partner. In addition, Michael Yavonditte , CEO of Hashable , is joining as a Venture Partner. Career Venture CapitalOfficial blog post and more details here. What was striking was what an attractive asset class it was.
- [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] Venture Capital Funds Show Strong Growth as World Markets Turn
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
Venture capital investors raised more money in the second quarter of 2015 than they had in nearly a decade
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
- [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.
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.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Continuum Analytics Gets $24 Million in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
The company […] The post Continuum Analytics Gets $24 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Continuum Analytics has closed on $24 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst Partners and BuildGroup. 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
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Able Lands $6 Million in Venture Capital and Expands Nationwide
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
Able, a non-bank commercial lender, Tuesday announced it has closed on $6 million in venture capital and plans to expand its services nationwide. Blumberg Capital and RPM Ventures led the round with participation from Peterson Partners and Expansion Ventures AngelList Syndicate. Austin
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm? | Ask The VC
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Walkbase Raises €3 Million from Russia's SBT Venture Capital
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
We got a tweet out on it on Tuesday, but to circle back after all the Slush madness, Walkbase announced it has raised a solid €3 million in a round led by Russia''s SBT Venture Capital , and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the former CEO of Nokia. This is another announcement a little late to the game.
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.
- [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] 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
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.
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] How to get a job in venture capital (revisited)
| TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] SpareFoot Lands $33 Million More in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
SpareFoot, one of the most successful startups to spin out of the Capital Factory accelerator, has landed another $33 million to propel its growth in the marketplace for finding self-storage. Austin
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.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] A New Way to Look at Competitors
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Then they annotated the private companies with the amount of private capital they had raised. Filed under: Customer Development , Teaching , Venture Capital. Customer Development Teaching Venture Capital The slide is a holdover from when existing companies launched products into crowded markets. ——-.
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] How To Lose Fat And Gain Muscle With Venture Capital
| MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
All venture capital and NIH funding data for CY 2010 – 2014 in USA. standardized way to look at the issue is to calculate funding per DALY, i.e., the amount of venture capital (both private and corporate) and NIH research funding allocated to combat each year of healthy life lost. The data is painful. Source: WHO, IHME.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Fund Raising is a Means Not an End
| TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
The goal is to scale. (If you don’t have scale as a goal then you shouldn’t be raising money from angel or venture investors, you should be getting a commercial or government small business loan.). • Search. If you’re a scalable startup, you want to spend small amounts of money (seed capital) as you run experiments testing your hypotheses.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Risk and Culture in Silicon Valley
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
Filed under: Family/Career , Teaching , Technology , Venture Capital. Family/Career Teaching Technology Venture CapitalOm Malik runs Gigaom , probably the most interesting and accurate site on the blogosphere. Om was kind enough to have me in for an interview. We covered a wide range of topics.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Don’t Give Away Your Board Seats
| TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
That said, professional venture capital firms that lead a Series investment round usually make their investment contingent on a board seat. Filed under: Venture Capital. Venture Capital The team wasn’t sure what to do. At least that’s what Oren told us.”. Uh oh. Roles for Financial Investors. Period.
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] 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.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
He then busts the myths clusters tell themselves; “lets be like Silicon Valley” and the “there’s not enough capital here.”. As venture capital exists to service startup when great startups are built investors will show up.” Leaders and Feeders. It may even be right. Activities and Events. Incubators and Accelerators.
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
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Fantastical, Stupendous, Wonkariffic Tale of How Ample Hills Creamery Raised a $4 Million Venture Capital Round
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
It's a story that just hit a milestone--a $4mm round of venture funding that I'm ecstatic to say Brooklyn Bridge Ventures just led. But just because you could see them everywhere doesn't make them an obvious venture bet--nor does it tell the story of how the round even came to be. So what makes Ample Hills so special? No spoon.
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.
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
- [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
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Luckily in the last quarter of the 20 th century a new source of money called risk capital emerged. Risk capital takes equity (stock ownership) in your company instead of debt (loans) in exchange for cash. At its core Venture Capital is nothing more than a small portion of the Private Equity financial asset class. Period.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Volusion Gets $55 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Volusion, which makes e-commerce software, has received $55 million in venture capital led by Main Street Capital Corp. Supporting Volusion’s vision as they generate significant growth with the Mozu platform is […] The post Volusion Gets $55 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
There was nothing suggesting that startups and new ventures needed their own tools and techniques, different from those written about in HBR or taught in business schools. “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” ” Groucho Marx. learned about Michael Porter s’s five forces. Then go do it.
- [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
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] RunTitle Lands $4 Million in Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
RunTitle, an online title search marketplace geared to the oil and gas industry, has landed $4 million in Series A venture capital led by Austin Ventures. The Houston-based startup also relocated to Austin as a condition of the financing. Austin
- [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.
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.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Going to Raise VC? Here’s a Primer on Process, People, Deck
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
If you want a very quick primer on all the stuff nobody ever tells you about raising venture capital check out this video where Mark Jeffrey & I break it down on This Week in VC. A summary of what we discussed is below: Not 100% in order of the video, but close. Raising Venture Capital Startup Advice This Week in Venture Capital
- [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
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Larry had the DNA I’ve seen common with all the successful entrepreneurs I’ve backed in my 25 years of Venture Capital work—only he had a more exaggerated case than most. Sequoia Capital eventually invested just a little in us). Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital. Technology Venture Capital
- [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.
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] 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
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
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Venture-backed startups will often have a Series C or D or later rounds during this phase. Filed under: Family/Career/Culture , Lean LaunchPad , Venture Capital. Family/Career/Culture Lean LaunchPad Venture Capital Last week I got a call from Patrick an ex-student I hadn’t heard from for 8 years. Search. Build.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
China has embraced state capitalism in a way Wall Street can only dream about. Startups, Venture Capital and the Communist Party: how did this happen in China? As we’ll see later, the MOF (Ministry of Finance) also has had a hand in funding new ventures. China Customer Development Technology Venture Capital
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
Main Street Hub announced today that it has closed on $14 million in venture capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Main Street Hub plans to use the funding to further develop its products and […] The post Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Canada, U.K.,
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] 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.
ITHACAVC [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D
| SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
Hello Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to pass along to you our recent paper “Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D”. In 2012, 85% of the venture capital invested in NYS went to start-ups in information technology and the creative and commercial service industries.
- [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 - 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.
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] 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?
VERSION ONE VENTURES [Venture Capital] Why Venture Capital is the Perfect Fit for Me
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
If you told me a few months ago that the next chapter in my career would be in venture, I may not have believed you. The post Why Venture Capital is the Perfect Fit for Me appeared first on Version One Ventures. But now, it makes perfect sense. Fortunately, I was able to make a move to the Bay Area after getting married.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3
| MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture capitalists I shared my ideas with. Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. The sheer density of talent, companies, capital and universities that exist in the Valley are second to none.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] A Look Back On VC Cafe’s Journey Since 2005
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
Israel Israel startup nation Israel venture capital VC VC blogs VC Cafe venture capital Venture Capital Cafe Venture Capital Funds Eze Vidra Israeli startups Mybloglog TechnoratiVC Cafe turned seven! Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
In the stealth phase , prescient angel investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs) start investing in an industry or market segment that others have not yet found. Filed under: Venture Capital. Venture CapitalMy friend, Ben Horowitz , and I debate the tech bubble in The Economist. We don’t get fooled again.
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.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Tabbedout Receives $7.75 Million in Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
million in venture capital. The investors included NEA, Heartland Payment Systems and Morgan Creek Capital. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Tabbedout, a mobile payment app that allows people to pay bar and restaurant tabs with their mobile phone, received $7.75
ONSTARTUPS [Venture Capital] Why Raising Venture Capital Requires Helmets and Shovels [cartoon]
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
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DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
I’m delivering a webinar next Tuesday for Harvard Business School Career Services on “How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies” Among the topics I’m covering: - Raise capital from a venture capital fund to found a company. Join a senior advisor network.
- [Venture Capital] Kickstarter in 2012
Venture Capital and TechnologyKickstarter published a retrospective on 2012. It's worth browsing. Here's the lead in.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley
| MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
Our extended teaching team includes venture capitalists with decades of experience. Facebook has adroitly capitalized on market forces on a scale never seen in the history of commerce. The reality is that it took venture capital almost a decade to recover from the dot-com bubble. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?
| THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Tags: Startup Advice This Week in Venture Capital Those were the dog days of entrepreneurship. Back then VentureHacks didn’t exist. turned them down. They were nonplussed. Normal.
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*.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] The Fail Factory
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Big Ideas, Hot Air Dave, Friends, Family Venture Capital & Startup Financei look kinda scruffy in this Fast Company intvw , but it's mostly on target.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
The combination of Venture Capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering). Until today.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] WellAware Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
It plans to use the money to expand its operations and for research and development on its […] The post WellAware Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. WellAware, an oil and gas industry analytics and data startup, this week announced it has received $16 million more in financing. and Genscape.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level
| TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
When I first read about the Investment Readiness Level (IRL) on Steve’s blog, I was excited by Steve’s attempt to bridge the capital-efficient Lean Startup process for founders with the capital-raising process for funders. Lessons Learned: Investment Readiness ties capital-raising to the capital-efficient Lean Startup methodology.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
If you’re a visiting dignitary whose country has a Gross National Product equal to or greater than the State of California, your visit to Silicon Valley consists of a lunch/dinner with some combination of the founders of Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter and several brand name venture capitalists. Sand Hill Road – Adventure Capital.
- [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.
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.