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  • WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs
    Cynthia Mignogna Finance Principal, OpenView Venture Partners www.openviewpartners.com blog comments powered by Disqus « SolidWorks: The best VAR management program in the world? SolidWorks 2: The best VAR management program in the world? SolidWorks 3: The best VAR management program in the world? Obvious, isn’t it? The question is why?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why most computer programs suck
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why most computer programs suck. Posted Thursday, October 07, 2010. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Tech industry.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Walking through closed doors
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Walking through closed doors. Posted Monday, April 11, 2011. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Imisms.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: YouTube meme: S**t People Say
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. YouTube meme: S**t People Say. Satire isn’t always cruel, and mostly these videos are not. Some (most) are R-rated for language. Yes, we do!
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
    Dick Kramlich is an old school businessman who has been active in venture capital since 1969 with Arthur Rock and Co. He has co-founded the venture firm NEA, investing in many successful companies including Juniper Networks, ImmuneX, Macromedia, and Dallas Semiconductor. Yoram Tietz – Are these times different?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to Approach VCs
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I got a great set of questions from an entrepreneur (Delena) on an earlier post, concerning how to approach, qualify and follow-up with VCs. This is especially true for shark fishing. What does silence mean? How soon is too soon to follow-up? hope they help.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 20th – May 17th
    Quora: What is the best order of slides in a venture capital pitch deck? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past four weeks (three of which are Quora-related).
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: November 10th – 30th
    Quora: What great companies did not raise venture capital? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (three of which are Quora-related). Cheers, Scott.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Quirky Snags $68 Million in VC Cash
    The company, which makes products whose designs are crowdsourced from customers, on Thursday announced a $68 million round of Series C funding, led by big-name venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The crowdsourced product developer aims to boost production--and build more in the U.S.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] #TrackThis Episode 3: The Lean Startup
    We’re not a business that has $150 million of investment from a venture capital firm where you can invest some more money to do things, and you can fail at things, and start over. Have you ever heard of the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries? We’re going to start in with Matt. He’s the CEO of TSheets. Exactly.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 10 Ways To Win In 2014: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide To A Successful Startup
    And finally, in Darwinian fashion, competition for market share amongst the venture capitalists as a result of increased numbers of angel investment syndicates will clear the decks of the low-value add venture capital dollars. by Melissa Thompson, CEO of  TalkSession. For those would-be entrepreneurs debating the startup leap?
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
    Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins Loses Round in Pao Case
    A judge has ruled that Ellen Pao's sexual misconduct suit against the renowned venture capital firm will not go to arbitration. high-profile discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins appears to have moved one step closer to the courtroom. The ruling is seen as a loss for Kleiner Perkins.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q1 2010
    This Survey reviews capital raised by private Israeli high-tech companies from Israeli venture capital funds, foreign and other investors. The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Gerald Kearby, 1947-2012
    Liquid Audio raised $2 million in venture capital, then raised another $63 million in an initial public offering. Before iTunes, there was Gerald Kearby's Liquid Audio. What a great business idea: Sell music digitally over the Internet, respecting copyright laws and channeling money back to musicians, songwriters, and record companies.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GrowVC Looking To Disrupt Global VC Business
    The concept GrowVC is looking to disrupt is the age old venture capital business model. Furthermore, the need for capital has gone down dramatically making smaller private investors more potential investors in startups than larger venture capitalists. Venture Capital 2.0: Related Posts.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Bplans Briefcase: Business Stories to Keep You in the Know
    Why they made headlines: The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is becoming known as a great place for startups.  Previously this startup depended largely on renting clothes and accessories, and  raised 60 million dollars in venture capital after only five years in business. Who doesn’t want this guy for a lunch date? What U.S.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] VC Market Dynamics
    Interesting article on some of the market dynamics in the global venture capital industry. Central point - venture investing is a competitive market, and the model adapts in response to market forces. Having said that, it adapts very very slowly!
  • WILL PRICE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Feedburner
    Brad Feld details the new service on his blog and he has set up a Feedburner Network on the Venture Capital industry that you can subscribe to by clicking here. I am pleased to be a member of the Network and congratulate Feedburner on creating a useful new service around "channels" of content
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Why They Don't Answer Your Emails
    Share 2010 06 /20 CATEGORY Uncategorized TAGS business development email marketing servicey startups venture capital View Comments freerobby Good post. Realizing that this is a fact of life — and an inevitable part of being an entrepreneur — has been one of the toughest things to wrap my mind around. Forward it?
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?
    The answer is  no ,  yes , and  it’s irrelevant. despite having lots of competitors. ” With that in mind… No:  It’s a similar situation in the entrepreneurial funding space. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *. Gust News David Rose Gust investors replicate startups
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is Entrepreneurship?
    For some, it refers to venture capital-backed startups and their kin; for others, to any small business. For example, a new venture might employ a new business model for an innovative product. At a new venture’s outset, its founders control only their own human, social, and financial capital.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Early Stage Investing In Europe And Why You Should Apply To Seedcamp
    Limited Partners or LPs, the people or institutional investors who invest their money in venture funds, are pulling away and the European investment climate is going from bad to worse. Beyond just the capital, they aim to connect entrerpeneurs with the best mentors across Europe, UK and US. Measure, measure, measure! Related Posts.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Study Looks at Equity Financing in Skåne
    The business Angels were sourced from Connect Skåne and Almi Delfinerna, while the VCs were sourced from the venture capital associations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Germany. There are a few takeaways that I found interesting, which we''ll summarize, but the entire thesis can be found online. investments on average.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
    Luckily, venture capital is a long-term business and private company valuations/fortunes don't fluctuate like public entities -- particularly when the mess has mortgage roots (little direct tech connection). Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Erik Bethke on game balance in free to play games « Lightspeed.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] myspace suspending some categories of performance advertising?
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Flash in the Datacenter? « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is the cost/performance wave. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Best practices in contextual and performance advertising in social.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [Venture Capital] some game design considerations for a free form eldergame
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. It’s long but worth the read. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Who buys extended warranties? Poor people. « Lightspeed Venture.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Poor people. Interesting research. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] “Wars” style social games placed in context of other web based.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] $200 off engage – virtual goods, games and social media conference
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Speaking at Virtual Goods Summit – 15% off code
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. The full program is here. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Top 5 Myths About Selling Your Business
    If you’re selling to a financial investor, such as a venture capital firm or private equity group, having a talented management team that’s willing to stay on after the sale is a positive selling point that helps command a premium price. Is one of these myths keeping you from selling your business? Don't let it. Wrong.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Say Hello to the New Way of Raising Money
    Whether you’re pitching a venture firm on Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road or recording a video for Kickstarter, the principles of a good pitch remain the same. There is one big change that’s come from the new ways to connect with capital: you can fail faster and restart with a new concept quicker. The promise of fast money always is.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs on Twitter
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Technology , Venture Capital and tagged blog , entrepreneur , startup , Twitter. ← Directory of Blogs by Entrepreneurs Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists → Comments are closed. Bookmark the permalink.
  • INFORMATION ARBITRAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Reflections on IA Ventures, 3.5 years in
    I periodically write about my learnings as the leader of IA Ventures, principally to unlock what is in my head and in my heart. As an operating partner with people who are giving their lives to building their businesses and a financial partner with those who have entrusted us with their capital, this is a very serious undertaking.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.
    But the case didn''t come to a head until July 2012, when Lauren filed a motion to sell her 50 percent stake in the company to Anthos Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, for $20 million. Outside of court, Glassman launched World War III against his wife and Anthos Capital. Greg Glassman!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's $4 Billion Valuation Is Tone Deaf
    A venture cash infusion might do wonders for growth, but mounting losses could stifle profits. With $250 million in venture capital raised at a valuation of $4 billion, it''s good to be Spotify. The Swedish start-up is closing in on the market capitalization of Pandora, which is currently valued at $5.7 Or so it seems.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
    [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← White Collar Crime Spree How Much Is A Free Customer Worth? think it’s interesting how this blog has turned me into some sort of quotable source on startups, venture capital and the like.
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! Tips: $75 Killver VC Pitch Deck Not much to learn here.
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
    One highly anticipated provision of the JOBS Act, Title III, is entitled ”Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012” or the ”CROWDFUND Act.” Under pressure from Congress, the SEC agreed to review its regulations and their effect on capital formation in spring 2011.
  • VCBALL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Move On - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.    He’s my former boss at GCP Capital, a $1B+ private equity firm spinout from Greenhill & Co., and the parent company for the VC fund I co-managed, GSA Ventures. Become a Fan. John R.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Be an Angel Investor
    The rest exist to satisfy demandamong fund managers for venture capital as an asset class. March 2009 (This essay is derived from a talk at AngelConf.) When we sold our startup in 1998 I thought one day Id do some angelinvesting. Seven years later I still hadnt started. I put it offbecause it seemed mysterious and complicated.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] What We Must Learn from Asia
    I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms.  My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being.
    Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being Eliminated on Sale of VC/PE Management Companies. According to Bloomberg, there’s a nasty surprise in the bill that eliminates capital gains treatment for carried interest in investment partnerships.  Venture Capital. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Blogs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] How to Win Google's Backing
    sweet spot for Google Ventures managing partner is where the cloud meets genome sequencing. sweet spot for Google Ventures’ managing partner is where the cloud meets genome sequencing. His assessment: "If you've got a great idea, I know lots of venture capitalists that would like to fund you Want Googles money?
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Will Win in the 2nd Great Tech Boom
    Service businesses -- organizations that provide human capital to solve specific problems for clients. Not that all the destination business examples I listed are fads, but a vast majority will be nothing more than that because they're currently capitalizing on something that is presently *hot*. That's easier said than done.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the  prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. Mini Seedcamp NY will be held on June 14th at Google's New York offices.
  • WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
    Aim to recover your CAC in < 12 months, otherwise your business will require too much capital to grow. From a funding standpoint, it is useful to know that your ability to raise capital will dramatically improve as soon as you have proven that you have a viable business model. that will cost the company significant amounts of money.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Campalyst Announces Seed Funding, New Integrations
    Campalyst has raised a seed round of funding from Amsterdam-based venture capital firm  HENQ. The size of the round was not disclosed. Campalyst creates return-on-investment analytics for social media marketing campaigns. Along with the funding round, Campalyst also announces some new integrations.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Build a Global Center of Innovation Excellence in Salzburg, Austria
    But it is not enough to simply have technology tools and risk capital in hand to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Peter Thiel was born in Germany, co-founded PayPal and Palantir, and is one of the most successful venture investors in the world through his Founders Fund. Why is this the case?
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Quote Of The Day
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! This from the head of Intel Capital while speaking at CES (according to Jeff Busang over at Flybridge Capital Partners ).  I think it takes a VC to appreciate this humor!
  • BERKONOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Think ahead, if you will need more money later.
    Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Email readers, continue here.] 
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Some insight into how Instagram secured a $1bn valuation
    Firstly they used a venture capital round to induce Twitter to make an offer, and then they took that offer to Facebook and doubled their valuation. If you have M&A discussions that are not moving forward as fast as you would like then raising a round of venture will force the potential acquirer into making a decision.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Kick Butt In Investor Meetings
    In Venture Capital Pitch Formula , I cover how to do mental rehearsal in preparation for a meeting with venture capitalists. The program also includes how to find and contact venture capitalists, exactly what information to include in your presentation, and how to close the deal after the presentation. read more.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax
    The structure of the Entrepreneur Tax makes individuals personally liable to pay capital gains tax from the increased valuation of the company after investment, even if they recieve no additional personal income. Would you start a high growth company if you knew that if you were to make it to exit, the government could levy a 67% tax? Period.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Angels or Icarii?
    Although the paper-based column allows me to go deeper on topics I might just touch here, I hope VCFAQ, like FVB, can also be a place to share questions and answers from the venture game. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Enjoy and let me know your comments/questions.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Venture Capital] €40 Billion - One Panel: How Do Investors Get Money?
    EIF is one of the largest cornerstone investors of European venture capital funds and as such indirectly supports the next generation of European technology champions. They invest into bonds, equities as well Venture investments. Fluent Digital Capital. How often do you see 40 billion worth of investors on the stage?
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Useful Books for Founders
    Overview/stories about venture investors. Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories , edited by Udayan Gupta. Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Case Book , edited by Josh Lerner, Felda Hardymon and Ann Leamon. [Originally posted in November 2010, updated in March 2014].   Stories about startups. Books
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Highlights from the MoneyTree Israel Report for Q1 2011
    According to the MoneyTree Report produced by PWC Israel , Venture-backed companies raised $342 million in the first quarter of 2011, a dramatic 102% increase from the  $170 million raised in the equivalent period in the previous year. Annual investment levels of Venture Capital Funds (in millions of dollars) are on the way UP.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Referrals & Marketing Techniques to Find Investors
    For example, having a consultant or lawyer introduce you to an angel investor or venture capitalist is a great way to get in the door to present your opportunity. Like it is with traditional direct mail, the key is creating a great list; mainly to create a list of investors that have an interest in your type of venture. Direct Mail.
  • WWW.SERIESSEED.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Series Seed Financing Documents
    For this reason, startup companies are now raising significantly less capital – and many investors have begun to focus efforts on this smaller early stage investment – which typically ranges from $500,000 to $1.5 SeriesSeed.com Series Seed Financing Documents Blog Home Documents Blog Archives Subscribe 09/02/2010 Version 2.0 Then you win.”
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 15, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Seasonality is not confined to annual cycles either. Reply 3.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Dropping out of college is suddenly cool, venture capital is stuffy and bad, and a big company can be built with almost no cash. But, just having capital to deploy does not make you a drunken sailor that walks into a port of call ready to blow all his money and befriend the natives. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Yes, in person.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Computing Revolution
    We got our hands on this as part of our partnership with Nexit Ventures, who know this stuff by hard and have realised the potential there is in the market place. This post is part of a series of posts supported by Nexit Ventures. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, ?Mass? Data
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Four Horsemen of ?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Four Horsemen of … A long time ago, around the time of the dot-com bubble , four companies emerged as the tech powerhouses of their time.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment
    ff Venture Capital of New York led the investment along with the Central Texas Angel Network, Nebraska Angel network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network. VolunteerSpot, which creates tools for moms, nonprofit organizers and others to coordinate volunteers, has received $1.5 million.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] In Defense of Lifestyle
    There was the palpable sense that unless you raise significant capital, you’re not running a real business.* Matt and I abandoned the business in early 2007, choosing instead to focus our efforts on raising venture capital for an online gaming startup, GoCrossCampus. You have a job. Aloysius was a fun business. scale).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape
    After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions. Of 165 consumer Internet companies that raised venture capital in 2010, just under half have raised an equity round since, according to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] how to use popularity lists to influence your users behavior
    was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] Suddenly, everything changed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States. The size of the funding round was not announced. So far, RentHome.ru
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Report: Square Debating 2014 IPO
    In addition to getting high-profile partnerships, including ones with Starbucks and the City of New York, the company has $340 million in total financing from venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. Another year, another billion-dollar IPO for entrepreneur Jack Dorsey? That''s the rumor.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The $10 Million Photo and Other VC Stories
    When we were trying to raise money for E.piphany, my last startup, I was negotiating with a venture capital firm called Infinity Capital. Before we closed our Series A with Infinity, I had called on Mohr, Davidow Ventures , the firm which had funded my last company, Rocket Science. Sponsor. We can do $9.99 million."
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Fill a Building Full of Tech and Startup People
    Venture capital firms, on the other hand, draw people in. experience that in my Gowanus office for Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. In a place like New York, many real estate families are major investors in venture capital funds. know, I know--we've all been there. Well, have no fear, I've got your solution right here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nope, Your Investors Can't Help
    Thanks to a thaw--some would say bubble--in venture capital investing, raising money no longer seems like such a crazy idea. What investment capital can do is fairly obvious. Less well understood is what investment capital can’t do for a business. With a boom in VC, it's tempting to start fundraising. RIMM, anyone?)
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
    tweet]. 9) Venture capital is not a necessary evil. My favorite conference both as an attendee and as a speaker is the Business of Software Conference. I've spoken there for the past three years and am once again speaking this year. There's a full video and transcript of my 2010 talk. They're my peeps. No sponsored speaking slots.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Team Building: Cultivating Your Greatest Asset
    As I grew into management roles and then moved into venture capital, the value of team building became more obvious. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've said it many times before, but people make or break any company. However, team cohesion doesn't just happen, it takes work.
  • TEXAS STARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 59 Angels
    The Venture Capital Cycle” by Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner. Attracting Capital from Angels: How Their Money — and Their Experience — Can Help You Build a Successful Company” by Brian E. Term Sheets & Valuations — A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations” by Alex Wilmerding.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Exit Early - Exit Often Keynote Video
    This is the high def video of my keynote at the Capital Connects! Southeastern Regional Angel Capital Association Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina - October 1, 2009. Today, the corporate buyers are competitors to the traditional Venture Capital funds. Angels, directors and coaches can help.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Read Early Exits – Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
    Research shows that the more money that goes into a company (and generally that means venture capital) the longer it takes for an exit to occur. Research also shows that companies with venture capital are more likely to fail (although those that succeed tend to succeed much, much bigger — which is where we see the big wins).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Meet the Champions of Clean Tech
    Clean-technology ventures have become something of a non-starter in investment circles. Clean tech venture investment dropped 29 percent from Q4 2012 to Q1 2103, but a few brave souls are staying the course.--Francesca Francesca Louise Fenzi Khosla Ventures has become almost synonymous with clean tech and renewable energy.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars. CARS is looking at many different aspects of automotive transportation, but is not just focusing on batteries. Posted by. Robert Siegel. About Me.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Atlanta Technology Compensation
    68% of the companies are angel or venture capital funded. Last week FoG covered compensation at technology startups  on the national level. Today we are going to get a little closer to home and talk about technology compensation in Atlanta. This is the third year that TER has been conducting its survey. Atlanta Technology Compensation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company. Balderton has been investing since 2000, when it was Benchmark Capital Europe, before rebranding in 2007. billion to invest in European technology start-ups. and board member of EyeEm, Hailo and YPlan, joined the team in late 2013.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Venture Capital] GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company
    GrubHub, which was founded in Chicago in 2004, has expanded to more than 500 cities and 18,000 restaurants, and raised $84 million in venture capital funding in the process. The two online food delivery services are merging to scale growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The name of the combined team--Grubless, anyone?--has
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Founder Dialogues
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← CompStudy: Useful Resource For Entrepreneurs & VCs Alike Who is this Julian Assange guy anyway? have to say that Tim Healy, co-founder and CEO of EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) rocked the house.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster: Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions
    Here''s a short sketch of what I''ve learned after seven years as a VC. I was having dinner with a friend last night, and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I''ve learned. in bull tech markets like we''re in you often find non-venture investors entering our market. And there''s conferences. Disrupt.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The goal of your startup is to exit. What do you actually know about that process?
    That’s especially a thing for venture capital investors to say. We love a good exit story on ArcticStartup. Applifier''s acquisition by Unity got the Helsinki entrepreneurs excited, and quick and eventually lackluster build-up to the Swedish-founded King IPO was fun to speculate on. But there''s a knowledge gap. See you then!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Global Survey: American Small Business Owners Most Independent
    Overall, about 70 percent of businesses feel that banks aren’t doing an adequate job of making capital available to small businesses. “I believe that the development and encouragement of more diversified funding sources, such as angel investment, venture capital, peer-to-peer and crowd-funding, should be a priority.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Defaulting on U.S. Debt is Just Plain Stupid
    Treasuries] and we will still need to raise capital from China, but under which conditions can we do this?" Congress is close to devastating America''s shaky economy, its reputation around the world--and its small business owners. The U.S. is just 10 days away from defaulting on the national debt, currently worth about $16.7 trillion.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
    Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
    With all the Championship hoopla of late, wouldn't it be fun if there was a monster venture fund bracket and a battle to the death to crown a venture capital Champion? UNC's Venture Capital Investment Competition includes over 50 student venture capital teams from across the world. unc vcic
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011
    Funding Strategy In Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson offer a terrific, in-depth explanation of term sheets, funding strategy, VC motivations, etc. Fred Wilson discusses working capital financing and customer financing. Rob Go on the downside of a career in venture capital. Happy New Year! Are We in a Bubble?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Starting up down under: The guide to Australia’s growing startup scene
    Another alumni of the AngelCube accelerator, Coinjar is a consumer facing Bitcoin wallet that went on to raise $500,000 from Blackbird ventures and is rumoured to have grown to a $5m monthly turnover in the past three months alone. 9. Bryce Keane is an Australian expat now living in London. Companies to watch. 99designs. Atlassian. App.io.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
    About 10 years ago, I entered the venture capital business after being an entrepreneur. The L ean Start Up movement , which has trained entrepreneurs on capital-efficient start-up techniques. 2. When it comes to funding young companies, the investment community is constantly raising the bar. Here's why. They were right.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures together with South Korean, Israeli, British, German, Sri Lankan, American, Swedish and other judges make a unique combination that you can reach nowhere else for feedback. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Tom Laine, CEO at Innopinion and Teemu Polo of Soljuva Technologies and Starttaamo.
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