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  • 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  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Exit Strategies for Angel Investors Video
    Venture Capital in North America is in crisis - big funds aren’t working anymore. Traditional Venture Capital funds have grown too large for today’s exits. We now have a much better idea of the differences between traditional Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors. The video is online here
  • 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.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Waah.Do I have to build a financial model?
    Everyone seems to know someone who has raised huge amounts of venture capital without ever putting together even back of the envelope projections. Labels: entrepreneurial finance , financial analysis , venture capital. Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Two European VC funds invest in Reykjavik startup
    Earlier this March, Reykjavik-based personal finance software startup Meniga announced they had received a €1 million investment from the Dutch venture capital fund Velocity. According to Meniga, this new capital will be used to finance further rapid growth as well as increase business and product development.
  • 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?
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 2012 Predictions: How'd I do?
    Reading back on them, it strikes me what was on my mind that day--mobile phones and service because I was ditching ATT and wanted to try Android for the first time, startups, and venture capital. There will continue to be more venture capital placed than makes sense because of the perverse incentives created by the 2/20 model.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
    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 $1,000 Genome is old news. have written a few times about the coming of the $1,000 genome, and what that really means. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Russia Will See Huge Opportunities For Years
    I talked to Marina Treshchova, CEO of Fast Lane Ventures , a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm a few weeks back about the investment market in Russia. Fast Lane Ventures is quite a young investment company, but during their 18 months in operation they have invested in almost 1 company every month.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Survey Finds VCs Optimistic About 2011 Investments
    Venture capitalists say they plan to invest more next year, according to a survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource. The survey polled 330 venture capitalists and 180 CEOs for their thoughts on where they see investment headed in 2011. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Report on Q3 VC Investment Finds Funding Down for Internet Companies
    Venture capital database VentureDeal has released its report on investment trends for the third quarter of 2010. During the third quarter, the report finds total funding for Internet companies down by 14% and the number of companies funded down by 6%. Sponsor. The report says that 343 Internet companies raised $1.8 Discuss. Analysis
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Detroit's Education Edge
    What's more: Venture capital— once virtually nonexistent in Motor City —has set up shop, too. There are well-known firms, such as Detroit Venture Partners, which counts entrepreneurial celebrities Josh Linker and Dan Gilbert on its team, to smaller seed-stage firms, such as 313 Ventures. (Yes, really.)
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: What is Big 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. What is Big Data? This is the first post of a series on Big Data. Watch for more! People use computers, phones, the internet to do more and more.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Logistics Required Before Approaching Investors
    But for angel investors and venture capital investors, just remember that investors are not on your team (yet). Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time. Needless to say, they usually get shot down, and get no second chance.
  • 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?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups
    Today, institutions like the Launch Pad University and Americas Venture Capital Conference mean that a city is a hot place for startups to get financed. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself? There is no doubt about it, the appeal of startup culture is inarguable. With luck, we might even make some money doing it. Seattle. Miami.
  • 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.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Donors Choose AVC Meetup
    Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Monday night, I’ll again be the co-host of Entrepreneurs Unplugged where we will be interviewing Tyler Tysdal, the Managing Director of Mantucket Capital. Tyler’s background follows: Mr. Tysdal serves on the Board of Directors for the following Mantucket Capital portfolio companies: BrandJourney Capital and PRN Medical Services.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Why Successful Startups Go To The UAE
    This includes a number of international venture capital groups which have set up offices in the country, local family offices , and sovereign investment funds. One of the biggest advantages is the opportunity for founders to have 100% foreign ownership in their venture. Running a startup is exhilarating.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 3 Ways to Avoid a Power-Hungry Investor
    Nir Eyal , a start-up veteran and the author of the forthcoming book "Hooked: How to Drive Engagement By Creating User Habits," offers one particularly difficult kind in the Harvard Business Review : when a venture capitalist wields his power over a founder, inflicting self-doubt, poor performance, and even failure. Adopt the right mindset.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Immortality: The Next Great Investment Boom?
    growing cabal of venture capitalists, researchers, and entrepreneurs is working on curing viral disease, various types of cancer, and the most unavoidable ailment—death.'> As baby boomers age, they're looking for ways to turn back the clock. A Curious Case: Can we reverse, or even severely slow, the aging process? That's just silly. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Making the Most of Your Board
    Co-authored with Rob Adams, Managing Partner of NextStage Capital Management , a seed and early stage venture capital firm investing in the mid-Atlantic At its best, your board of directors is a band of wise advisors, who can open doors for you and tell you the truth when no one else will. It''s all in how you use it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-Up Follies
    Forman, whose company was behind the uber-popular game Draw Something, which sold to Zynga for $210 million last year, says his "leverage" came from not other acquisition offers, but rather from collecting term sheets from three venture capital firms that affirmed the valuation he wanted. Only it rarely looks like heaven.
  • 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.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.
    Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 Dow Jones also states that later-stage financing rounds accounted for 55% of all venture investment in the first quarter of 2009, up from 47% in the same quarter last year. billion in U.S. The median size of $2.4 Not necessarily. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. link] I like the advice.one of the biggest pains is to get VCs to move on your timetable. They went as far as putting down a term sheet. Please share it! Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? In other words, "play to your strengths". The U.S.s link] I agree wholeheartedly.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] the best funding strategy of them all: none
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 The Best Funding Strategy Of Them All: None This blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping. link] Bootstrapping is one of the mantras I repeatedly drive home to the startup companies I work with. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] some thoughts on term sheets
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Its a logical question, but a hard one to answer.the distribution curve, if it could be plotted, would show a huge dispersion around any "typical" mean. Many Thanks!
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Matt is a Chicago VC and MD at DFJ Portage VP (just to throw a few mysterious acronyms at you). And, can you begin a dialogue with multiple mortal enemies?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] in search of.the ideal term sheet
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. You can download it on docstoc here. It is very basic (a good thing) and entrepreneur-friendly. Anyway, its useful as a starting point for discussions. Many Thanks!
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Being Contrarian Is About To Be Mainstream
    Suddenly, to become a successful investor in any segment (angel, venture capital, public markets, debt markets) you have to be contrarian. Over the past two weeks I’ve heard the word “contrarian&# more times than I can count. The assertion that a “contrarian strategy&# always wins seems to be in the air.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Grand Cru Games Announces $2 Million In Seed Funding And Their First Game - Supernauts
    The $2 million in funding comes mostly from Idinvest Partners, who is a France based venture capital firm that has around €3 billion of assets under management. Lifeline Ventures , one of the Vigo Accelerators was the founding investors into the company. They actually closed the deal in January, but announced it only today.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Early Stage Investments For Politicians
    It would be an interesting study to conduct; how many people are employed through venture capital in Silicon Valley in companies that wouldn't be able to hire the people otherwise? Finland will have its parliamentary elections this spring, and Estonia just had theirs. Politicians love talking about employment figures.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Return of University Building in the US | VC Firm Backs New University | Minerva Project
    25% of my time is spent researching university builders in the US. The people who funded, planned, and built Universities like Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Michigan are among the greatest innovators in American history. In many cases this was the building of great universities. Or not?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 5 Reasons “Boring” Details Are As Essential As “Big” Ideas For Entrepreneurial Success
    Business support network. A new entrepreneurial venture requires a great deal of assistance in terms of headhunting, business coaching, venture capital etc. venture should be run and managed only by people who have genuinely bought into and share the entrepreneurial vision. 3. Finance. By  Jenny Q. The people. Finance.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is NextView’s Focus? Another Stroll Through Our Portfolio
    Here’s a good example from Volition Capital. We typically invest between $250K – $500K.  We have pretty strong guidelines internally about how much capital we want to invest in a given company, at what valuation, and thus, what ownership we are looking for.  We tend to be fairly strict, but not dogmatic about these. B2B: 9.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Crowdfunding up next on Danish Parliament agenda
    Danish entrepreneurs cannot find the necessary venture capital to realize their idea – which would help create jobs and growth, and therefore the government needs to allow crowdfunding as a form of financing in Denmark.”. million in finances, the largest yet to be seen in Scandinavia. Olsen (LA) and Mike Legarth (KF).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Health Startups Grow In Popularity: Mendor Raises €4.7M To Manage Diabetes
    million round in 2011 from Risto Sillasmaa, Finnvera Venture Capital, Life Sciences Partners, Finnish Industry Investments, Ilmarinen and Blothom. Looking at 2013, it is probably fair to say that the two hottest areas in Northern Europe at the moment are Gaming and Health. To tackle the problem, most people use blood glucose meters.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] allensblog: The Problem with Compensation Surveys
    Here in Silicon Valley, many of the major Venture Capital firms persuade their portfolio companies to participate in (anonymized) compensation surveys, and these are used in much the same way as in public companies. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. » June 11, 2011. Year 2, et seq.:
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Max Niederhofer On His Move To Sunstone And VC Negotiations
    About a month ago, Max Niederhofer announced he was moving from his position as Vice President in Accel Partners'' London office, to a Partner at Sunstone Capital''s Copenhagen office. We caught up with him to talk more about his move, and about what entrepreneurs should know when negotiating with Venture Capitalists. For sure.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Highlights of the Estonian Tech News
    At the end of January, Estonian founded and London-based money transfer startup TransferWise raised $58 million in a Series C round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with participation also from previous backers Sir Richard Branson, Peter Thiel''s Valar Venture, Index Ventures, IA Ventures and Seedcamp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Facebook Pulls Off Largest Tech IPO Ever
    Beyond trips around the world and expensive European cars, Facebook managament faces a potential attrition from current employees who want to strike out on their to launch their own ventures. Ring the bells: It's a landmark day for Wall Street and Silicon Valley as the world's biggest social network becomes a public company. Probably not.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 9: Sales, Not Awards « Steve Blank
    SuperMac sold our graphic boards for the Macintosh through multiple distribution channels: direct sales to major accounts, national chains, independent rep firms, etc.  But the computer retail channel was a large part of our sales.  Yet when I saw our retail package, I was confused.  Standing in the aisles we collectively got a sinking feeling. 
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right
    Finally, for those of you who need some additional infusion of courage, please study the story of Ryan Allis in North Carolina who bootstrapped his company iContact to $1 million in revenue and THEN raised venture capital to get to $40 million. I know that many, many entrepreneurs are feeling dejected because of investor rejections.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Return of Play
    If I was going to start a venture capital fund around a theme, I''d pick something a little different. Forget Enterprise, or Mobile. It wouldn''t be "networks" or any other standard classification of startup. I''d start a fund around "Play". Play, it seems, is making a huge comeback. Certainly not very creative or inspiring.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Why I Quit the Company I Helped Launch
    Other than that, no one put in capital until 2007, when Sequoia invested $15 million. Of course, once you bring in venture capital, you know that you''re eventually going to sell or go public. Dave Hersh on his decision to leave Jive Software. Revenue is expected to be around $145 million in fiscal 2013.) Hersh spoke with Inc.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Venture Capital] What excites us in consumer healthcare IT?
    That was December 2013, and digital health funding for the year exceeded $19B with 195 venture deals (where over $2M was raised). Now that we’re halfway through 2014, we continue to see venture capital pour into the healthcare sector.  appeared first on Version One Ventures. The content is static, non-personalized (i.e.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Founders: Get Those Skeletons Out of the Closet!
    Here’s the problem with that way of thinking: Partnering with a venture backer is like getting married. Why Revealing Your Issues Can Help Your Business Prosper Yes, I’m the founder of a venture capital firm. No company is perfect. And your investors are going to discover your imperfections sooner or later.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Report: Fewer VC Funds Raising More Money
    There were fewer venture capital funds than last year, but they raised $2 billion more than Q3 in 2011. Venture capital fundraising continues to grow, as the industry is becoming increasingly concentrated around a handful of firms. Rounding out the top five were funds from GGV Capital, Tenaya Capital and Mayfield Fund.
  • 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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Big List: The Best and Worst Startup Stuff In 2011
    Best Startup Book of 2011 : Mastering the VC Game by Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital. Venture Deals: Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Your Venture Capitalist , by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. Best Intervew Podcast/Webcast Series with Investors : Mark Suster's This Week in Venture Capital. Pragmatic and quick.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Report: Number of VC Funds Fall in Q1
    A recent report found that while the money raised by venture capital funds has increased by 22 percent since last quarter. That’s the takeaway from a recent report by the National Venture Capital Association on the state of venture capital for the first quarter of 2013. billion vs. 3.3
  • 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.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] To Promote STEM Education, Big Names Back New Initiatives
    Talent for the Technology Economy "I think in the long-run, every industry becomes a technology industry," Marc Andreessen, general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, said at a tech conference last week. A series of recent initiatives demonstrate that the US is starting to make greater investments in STEM education.
  • STARTUP MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements of a Massively Scalable Startup
    Venture capital and hype help bypass this element Figuring Out Your Way to Startup Success » Make Work Meaningful Jul 20, 2010 2:53 am [.] After analyzing several startups I’ve worked with that have reached or are approaching these valuations I’ve boiled it down to four interdependent commonalities that always seem to exist. 
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Great Startup Event In Boston
    These events are a great format. About 30 people get together and over dinner founders/entrepreneurs give their 20-minute pitch and then the audience discusses it at their table. Apparently these clinics (and the forum) have been going on for nearly 30 years. Suffice it to say, however, that both companies are very cool and have real potential.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Year End Management Changes
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← The 3X Liquidation Preference Is Back! In this case the founding CEO Reid Hoffman is back as CEO (he had previously been kicked upstairs to Chairman).  Bookmark the permalink.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Operating System for the Classroom
    What I love most about what Sal has done is that he started with a tactical problem (how do I tutor my cousins) and through brute force execution turned that into a solution for a truly strategic problem. Check it out. Amazing! Bookmark the permalink. ← The Real Reason Google May Fail Comments are closed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 170 Companies. 64 Venture Firms. Now Go.
    The National Venture Capital Association hosts World''s Largest Office Hours, its first-ever matchmaking event It’s not easy for entrepreneurs to get the introductions they need to venture backers. ’” says Venky Ganesan, a managing director at Menlo Ventures. Sommers was similarly positive.
  • SECRET FORMULA  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] How I Missed My Window to Short Natural Gas
    think it’s possible to build large, independent technology companies in this domain – most likely with services business models – and we’re eager at Venrock to deploy some capital into the sector. vividly remember presenting this data in the boardroom of a prominent east coast venture capital firm in early 2009. Oil and gas
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Huge Lifestyle Businesses
    Quite often, someone pitches me a lifestyle business looking to secure venture financing. When I tell them this, the question asked is, "If that's true, why won't venture capitalists invest in lifestyle businesses then?". The only answer that can't be found from a lifestyle business, is if your whole goal is to raise venture financing.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown
    But given that the Coop is throwing off as much money in annual profit as it needed to open the first center, it probably doesn’t need to take investment capital at all. They In the venture-backed startup world, there are a couple of types of firm that will lend to a startup, even a startup that is still losing money.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: NorCal and SoCal - A Tale of Two States
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. For example… In Southern California when I am at one of my children’s soccer practices and I am asked what I do for a living, I respond, “I am a venture capitalist.” Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. They shouldn’t.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Decent 401(k)s for Businesses
    When I left the corporate world to become the CFO for several venture-capital backed startups, I was distressed to find that small businesses didn’t have the same low-cost options. At long last, you can offer employees plans that matches the big guys in efficiency. What took so long? Finally! Consider what a 2.5%
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Hiring at a Startup? Know Thy Weaknesses
    know that people find safety in numbers (and there always seems to be 3 amigos) but imagine this for a moment – you go and raise venture capital and you’re fighting over whether to dilute with a VC by 25% or 30% as a company. For me 3+ is usually a non starter. You’ll be fine.  Plug your holes. Take your inventory.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Lean Entrepreneurship is Undermining the U.S. Economy – The 60% Challenge
    Last Spring, a lot of bloggers were worrying about what this means for the traditional venture capital model, where successful VCs manage too much money to break up into $500,000 bits.   In response, “super angels” like Maples, Chris Dixon, and Ron Conway have raised small funds and are investing relatively small amounts of money. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing
    The company is currently seeking first-round venture capital and institutional funding. It’s undeniable how the Internet has revolutionized education , especially with the use of online video learning through sites such as Khan Academy. With MentorMob , you spend more time learning and less time searching.”. Learning From Others.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 13 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Venture capital has its biggest quarter since dot-com days; SBA chief weighs in on food trucks; and Kevin Rose tells why Digg failed. 1. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days 2. SBA Chief Gives Thumbs Up to Food Trucks 3. Statistical Analysis: What Makes a Kickstarter Project Fail? 4. Government 12.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    Last year it replaced its CEO (also the company's first employee) and moved its headquarters to California last year to be closer to its venture capital backers: Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers together control 48 percent of Jive's stock. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Moneyball and Picking People
    I watched Moneyball last night. Fun movie, but as is usually the case, the book was better. I did enjoy watching their depiction of the old school scouts talking about the different players they were evaluating. We end up making snap judgements about people and decide in a 30 minute conversation or presentation that “I like that guy!”
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Voting Rights and Protective Provisions
    These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the fifth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. This becomes ever more important as the number of investors grows.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Benefits Of The Perfect Independent Board Member
    About a year later, we raised our Series A round of venture capital from General Catalyst. One of the many nice things about being venture-funded is that it sends a positive signal to the prospective candidate that the company has something going for it. To our surprise, she agreed! Taught us the economics of SaaS. 3. 3.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] SkySQL Raises €3 Million Series A Round
    The funding round was led by Finnish Industry Investments Ltd. (a government-own venture capital company), as well as Spintop Ventures , Open Ocean Capital , and U.S.-based based OnCorps. SkySQL will use the funding for hiring and new project development.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.
    2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog - December 3, 2010 [.] For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] These are the numbers in blue. Comments » 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Harness the Power of Celebrity
    million stake from venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins. As Meg Whitman joins Zaarly, an e-commerce start-up, the company's CEO offers advice on finding your company's next advisor, and why you might want to consider a boldfaced name. But he knows he will need help building it. Kutcher brought his wife, Moore, to the event.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Interview Your VC
    Choosing a venture capitalist shouldn''t be all about roping in a big name. When you’re looking for a venture capital partner, there are five criteria that really should matter: 1. The reality is that a venture capitalist’s brand and reputation will only get you so far. Here''s what really matters.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Forget Angels, Try Your Parents or Piggy Bank – The Accelerators – WSJ
    We found that only 9% had raised any angel capital, and 11% had raised venture capital after they had grown. Nice piece by Vivek Wadwha the echoes Scott Shane’s Illusions of Entrepreneurship. There was some overlap between these two groups. In other words, nine out of ten successful startups did it all on their own.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Just One Thing Management Dynamics
    There are few overnight successes in this industry, which sees the rare success among a sea of failures as a result of a thousand incremental developments and course corrections. Coming from a big, very big, company I always resented the fight against inertia that resulted in all but certain late arrival with the next new thing.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WSJ on Stanford Student Startup Accelerator | StartX
    At StartX, Stanford students or recent grads undergo a three-month program where they receive free office space and attendant services, plus get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts. via American Free Enterprise. Dream Big.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Getting our Angel List On
    In the news/hype cycle of venture and start-ups it’s rare when a single news item captures the attention of the entire community, even for a few days, let alone 3 or 4. The idea to democratize capital formation is the important idea here and a continuation of a key trend around start-ups and venture capital of the past 20 years.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?
    Venture Capital. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.
  • 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.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Business coaching for entrepreneurs
    I recently left the venture capital world to set up a business coaching practice and wrote the following piece for a venture capital related publication. From Venture Capitalist to Business Coach. Pasting it below, and would love to get the forum’s thoughts on how they perceive the value of coaching. Musing
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Oculus Lands $75 Million to Rock the Video Game Industry
    million, and today, Wired reports, Oculus VR , an Irvine, California-based company has just closed a $75 million round led by the esteemed venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Just a year old, the Kickstarter-backed virtual reality startup founded by a teenager is (literally) a game changer. What a difference a year makes.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] July 17 NYC: Event for Angel Investors Only
    Co-Sponsored by Empire Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, and Young Venture Capital Society. Empire Angels  is a member-led New York City based angel group of young finance professionals which seeks to invest in and support early stage technology ventures with a focus on young, US based entrepreneurs.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Income and Outcome
    Here is another posting in my VC:VC series (comparing Venture Cycling to Venture Capital). In Venture Capital, outcome is exactly income. In the Venture Cycling world, there is also some component where Outcome = Income. Technorati: Hazon Venture Capital. When does income = outcome? VC:VC
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Venture Capital Industry View more presentations from NVCA. jobs created).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Two Good Posts on Angel and VC Investment
    This is great timing too, because both angel investment and venture capital are in the midst of rapid readjustment to longer-term changes in the economy of startups and entrepreneurship. This fits, by the way, very well with another of his recent posts, his post last Saturday recommending Venture Hacks’ AngelList Service.
  • WILL PRICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] eBay Devcon 2006
    The first centers on raising venture capital and the second on building a great team. This panel will give you insight into the recruiting process within a venture capital firm, including how they identify and hire CEOs and then work with them to develop top-tier management teams.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Venture Capital Industry View more presentations from NVCA. jobs created).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    More factoids: He also turned down multiple acquisition offers for his location-based service and once used a 160-slide pitch deck to woo venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. While Foursquare has raised $71 million in venture capital, Crowley said his first pitch to venture investors was a learning experience. ”
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
    Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. But, there’s a problem… and the problem is simple:  governments should not allow this thing to exist. As the Mt.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Tuesday, December 01, 2009.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    And by brokers, we mean people who offer to make introductions to investor and/or help with raising capital. You must balance short term constraints (human, capital, etc.) with The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Banking.
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