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UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Bplans Briefcase: Business Stories to Keep You in the Know
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
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.
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] Feedburner
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2006
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
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Denmark's Accelerace Boosting Startups in new Smart City with €250,000 Grand Prize
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
As a brief overview of the Copenhagen-based accelerator''s normal operations, companies participate in the Accelerace acceleration program for six months, where Christian Hvashøj Schaarup says that they work approximately 200 hours per company to mentor their business and prepare them for future venture capital. Next Step.
STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
| SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
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.
LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
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. And we did this repeatedly. 3. This was a mistake.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Russian Investors Up Their Game
| FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
Venture capitalism works like the solar system: when the sun moves, the rest follow',- said Lubov Simonova-Emelyanova of Almaz Capital Partners. Russian venture capitalists are expected to make much more investments this year compared to 2010. Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital currently has $100M in funding.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] FIN-FSA Cracks Down On Equity Crowdfunding Platforms
| FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
While still in the pioneering stage, the largest Finnish equity crowdfunding platforms Invesdor and Venture Bonsai alone claim that approximately EUR 3.5 Antti Hemmilä advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions, with special focus on start-ups. About the Author.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] From New York to Napa: Meet the Man Behind City Winery
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
During the dot-com boom, we did three rounds of venture capital. How Michael Dorf created a chain of music clubs from New York City to Napa Valley. Michael Dorf opened a small club in New York City called the Knitting Factory in 1987. It featured avant-garde jazz and rock. Dorf, now 52, stumbled and lost his company in 2002.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
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!
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Venture Capital] Student Startup Offers Quora Like Platform for Profs and Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
She raised an initial round of $1.5-million last year from the venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, and raised an additional $6-million from investors in November. Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the boom in higher education startups. From Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ms.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
It is clear to me, after doing these strategy sessions for over two years, that entrepreneurs need a lot more training on positioning and go-to-market, financing strategies, including alternative financing besides venture capital. Sponsor. As usual, then, I worked with three entrepreneurs working on specific businesses. Juju Band.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Creandum: 9% of global Billion dollar exits come from the Nordics
| MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
Think about Skype , Spotify , Supercell , Klarna , MySQL , TAT , Unity , Mojang , Zendesk , Just Eat , King … the list of massive tech powerhouses coming from the Nordics goes on and on. Despite the Nordics housing five to ten million people per country and only 2% of global GDP, we’re killing it when it comes to tech acquisitions.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Inside Thrillist's Grand Plan For Growth
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
He should know: He also, with his father, runs Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. "I feel like I have been a fraud previously. I now have a much more sophisticated view of how things work." Perhaps that's because Thrillist hadn't relied (much) on outside capital before. Rich said.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.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 [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
| MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← 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.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale?From Point to Line to Curve
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? That’s not all.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] Mobile Spinach – Mobile Commerce And Group-Buying Platform
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
It closed a US$1 million round of venture capital funding in January 2011 that came from multiple sources including Blumberg Capital, Quest Venture Partners, LaunchCapital, and Transmedia Capital. The customer gets to save money, and the merchant is able to attract a local customer at minimal expense.”.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
BCG, Bain, LEK – they’re all great), a few years at a start-up or a few years somewhere like Microsoft, Google, Amazon or Apple. MBA fine, but not required. Almost all of the finalists were MBAs (Stanford x2, Wharton, Harvard x2, MIT, UCLA). Many of my best friends have MBAs. Like Chris Dixon I grew up programing. So back to MBAs.
ROB GO [Venture Capital] Staying Hungry, Staying Humble
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
The first is a scene from a couple years ago. We were in many ways, the lean-start of venture capital funds. Not only did my partners and I not pay ourselves for over a year, but we deployed our own capital into a handful of companies that we ultimately sold to the fund at cost (despite some increases in valuation).
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship?predefined
| MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Entrepreneurship–predefined. This is a slightly purer form of the concept … not optimizing, but pursuing opportunity. like it. Newer Post.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Finnish Angels and VC's Release Their 2013 Stats
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The Finnish Business Angel Network (FiBAN) and Finland’s Venture Capital Association (FVCA) released their collected statistical data on investments made into early stage growth companies in 2013 by private investors and VC companies. It is the total number of investments that have exited, the exit value is likely to be higher. growth.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] We Are Giving Out Four Tickets To Arctic15 At ArcticEvening Tallinn
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Efficient co-operation has been set up with universities, venture capital firms and startups. ArcticEvening Tallinn will be organised in just a few weeks. We've already registered about 3/4 of the tickets (overall availability is 120 tickets), but there are still some spots left for those who would want to attend. Sponsors.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
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 [Venture Capital] HBH Investor Talks: Filip Petersson says it's about timely matchmaking
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
But it still took a while before he joined SEB Venture Capital in 2014. Filip Petersson , Investment Manager of SEB Venture Capital. Being a part of a small research team Filip struggled with finding the right investors and was constantly looking for funding. And why not? Or helping small companies evolve in larger ones?
ONSTARTUPS [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Max Niederhofer Joins Copenhagen's Sunstone Capital
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
Sunstone Capital has now added Max Niederhofer as a partner in its Copenhagen office, after leaving his position as Vice President in Accel Partners'' London office. He started and sold Qwerly, a data marketing business, and as a Principal at Atlas Venture, he has been involved with companies like DailyMotion, Seatwave, and Moo.
- [Venture Capital] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
Collectively, they make more money, employ more people, and have raised more capital than any previous 30 Under 30 list. With 269 full time employees, $49 million in venture capital, and a reported $100 in revenues, the company shows no signs of slowing down. Prepare to be awed! Prepare to be awed! Read More. Read More. Rowling.
WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM [Venture Capital] Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
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.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #144 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital – [link]. Fred Wilson on Why the Collapse of Venture Capital is Good – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. – [link]. – [link].
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Three new VC funds open in Iceland in one week with $80 million to invest
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
For many years the only VC fund in Iceland was NSA Ventures which was established in 1997 but his origins were government loan funds. NSA Ventures is an evergreen fund so it needs to exit an investment to have funds to be able to invest again. NSA Ventures CEO is Helga Valfells. The CEO of Frumtak is Eggert Claessen.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists are Bullish on Consumer Internet Companies—and New York
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Those are some of the conclusions from the National Venture Capital Association’s sixth annual ‘predictions’ poll, which asks 250 venture investors and 250 CEOs of venture-backed companies to pull out their crystal balls and tell us what 2012 will look like. Froth? What froth? link]. Ads by Pheedo
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Quote Of The Day
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.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!
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Successories' New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists
| TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← Entrepreneurs on Twitter If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth… → Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists Posted on June 9, 2009 by fnazeeri Not really, but I had to chuckle when I saw this.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Where Are All The Girls?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Editorial note: This is a guest post by Natalie Gaudet, who is one of the key people behind Aalto Venture Garage and Startup Sauna. For example, according to the Dow Jones VentureSource , only about 11% of US firms with venture capital-backing in 2009 had current or former female CEOs or founders. Role Models. Give up? Network.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
| FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
“38% of venture-backed founders are over 40 years old” - crowdspring.co/1hywYgv. Five Reasons Not To Raise Venture Capital, by Rachel Chalmers | Model View Culture - crowdspring.co/1lIlpYH. Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley’s Innovation Factory - crowdspring.co/1hyz3sN. 1lL1sTK. 1lL9b4b. 1mUNP1y.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Should You Join a Startup? The Answer Is Increasingly Yes!
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
All they need to worry about is getting the product right and for this precise reason they have venture capital to carry them to the point where they can ship a product other companies did not have the patience nor the vision to build because they were too worried about the immediate sales of their current products. Let me elaborate!
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] 3 Lessons I Learned from Hosting a Podcast
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
unique opportunity surfaced this semester when I got to work on Traction , a podcast produced by the seed stage venture capital firm NextView Ventures. This guest post from my Harvard Business School student, MBA candidate Jenny Jao , describes a learning-by-doing project she completed for academic credit this semester.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Angels or Icarii?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
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.
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Conversion and Anti-dilution
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
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 sixth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Optional Conversion and Mandatory Conversion. Anti-dilution Provisions.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #168 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Venture Capital Returns – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!
- [Venture Capital] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
million in venture capital. Meanwhile, Hoffer, who had spent the past few months meeting with venture capitalists, managed to close a $7.6 million round of financing from Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, and some angel investors. The website's goal was to connect people, not make money. The IRS disagreed.
WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM [Venture Capital] Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
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?
ROB GO [Venture Capital] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
When I started in venture capital, east coast VC’s largely had a formula for the kind of founders they wanted to back. There was a high degree of interest in backing repeat, experienced entrepreneurs or executives. This region lost many amazing companies to the west coast in the process. This model worked, and things were good.
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Petition against AIFM Directive - Act by Sunday 25 April !
| THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
By this Sunday night, April 25, we need to get a significant number of European entrepreneurs to help the European Venture Capital Association in lobbying the EU and signing a petition against this damaging Directive. Euro Entrepreneurs, time to lobby ! under "AIFM Directive". Act now: Send a mail to email@example.com
- [Venture Capital] Chasing Returns
If he can't understand it, he withdraws from the fund, no matter how good the returns are. I'll take this conversation back to a market that I do understand - venture capital. The venture capital business is showing good returns for the first time in a decade. Venture capital is not financial engineering.
- [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!"
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
My Story: The public coming out for my first company, BuildOnline, was in early 2000. We had scrambled to get a product to market, built our first website, rapidly hired a technology team, raised our seed round of capital ($1.5 DO capitalize on the moment in time while you’re still part of the news cycle. Yours. million A round.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] How To Raise Funding Using Milestones
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
I wish I could just say that if you do X, Y & Z, you'll magically raise millions of dollars for your venture. But unfortunately, that's not how raising capital works. So, your job as the entrepreneur seeking capital is to reduce your investor or lender's risk. Which is the riskier investment? Click here to learn more.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
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 chocolate matters to a smarter planet. Why does anyone need to ask? Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012. Email This BlogThis! Labels: Whimsy. Posts.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition
| THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
US healthcare investment management firm OrbiMed has announced the closing of its first investment fund dedicated to life science venture capital opportunities in Israel. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. This month’s trend continues to be acquisitions of Israeli firms by large US corporates. OridionSytems,Ltd. for $15.5
TEXAS STARTUP BLOG [Venture Capital] Startup Pressure = Ethical Dilemmas (Update)
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Hanson from Santa Clara University wrote a piece titled, “ A Good Start, New Ventures Can Make Ethics Part of Their Business Plan where he argues that ethics play a critical role in the first months and years of a company’s existence and I agree. When you start a company everything is black and white. Kirk O. Startup Advice
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections
| TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
And 90 days later, Kim had two term sheets from venture capital investors. 50 years ago, the immortal rock band The Who got a rejection letter from EMI, the record label representing The Beatles. Here''s what you can learn from it. Here are three other lessons that rejection letters have to offer. 1. So don''t take it hard.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Firstly, there has been a shift from friends, family and other wealthy individuals to professional angels, seed funds and even venture capital funds willing to invest smaller amounts of capital. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services. million and $2.7
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Blaast Launches In Indonesia, Targets The Next Billion Users
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
Blaast is a portfolio company of Veturi Venture Capital , a Vigo accelerator We've received news that tomorrow Blaast is launching "the world's first cloud-based mobile platform" in Jakarta, Indonesia in cooperation with the mobile operator XL. Instead, developers will get paid according to ratios of how much time the app is used.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Coinbase's $25 Million Funding Round Signals That Bitcoin Has Arrived
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
Coinbase, a year-old Bitcoin wallet company, received the largest venture capital funding round for a Bitcoin company to date, with $25 million announced Thursday. According to The New York Times , Coinbase has some of the heaviest hitters in the venture capital world backing it, including Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 3: Frank Rimalovski and Frank Sculli
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Frank Rimalovski is the executive director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and managing director of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund. Frank has spent 20+ years in technology companies and venture capital, working at Lucent , Sun Microsystems , Apple and NeXT. And wishing you had asked for help much earlier in a startup.
- [Venture Capital] Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs
Defy Ventures offers former criminals a second shot by training them to run their own businesses. These men are the inaugural class of Defy Ventures, a yearlong, M.B.A.-style She worked as an associate at Summit Partners, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto. Defy Ventures has raised more than $1.5 Rohr pounces.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Founders Fund Angels Are Supporting New Tech Talent in Norway
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Founders Fund also partners with the Nordic investment community as well as providing access to the top tier international venture capital firms. The Founders Fund was established in 2013 – And it works through the StartupLab community. Photo: StartupLab. Hopefully they will invest the profits back to new startup projects. Byline.me
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI). Events HBS Alumni Angels
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Team Building: Cultivating Your Greatest Asset
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] 59 Angels
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
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 [Venture Capital] Exit Strategies for Angel Investors Video
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] Exit Early - Exit Often Keynote Video
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Waah.Do I have to build a financial model?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
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.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Venture Capital] The Quotations-in-Stories Litmus Test
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
Mark Suster continues write an outstanding blog about entrepreneurship and venture capital. Listen to conversations around you. If someone directly quotes dialogue, tries to tell stories by playing roles in a conversation rather than paraphrasing it, does it indicate they can empathize more or less? Definitely plausible. Random
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Defaulting on U.S. Debt is Just Plain Stupid
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
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 [Venture Capital] Immortality: The Next Great Investment Boom?
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Two European VC funds invest in Reykjavik startup
| THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
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.
CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM [Venture Capital] 2012 Predictions: How'd I do?
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
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 [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Detroit's Education Edge
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
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.)
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Russia Will See Huge Opportunities For Years
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Founders: Get Those Skeletons Out of the Closet!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
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 [Venture Capital] 3 Ways to Avoid a Power-Hungry Investor
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
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.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Survey Finds VCs Optimistic About 2011 Investments
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Report on Q3 VC Investment Finds Funding Down for Internet Companies
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
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
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: What is Big Data?
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
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.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
| MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
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 [Venture Capital] Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 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?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Making the Most of Your Board
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
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.
- [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.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] What Is Entrepreneurship?
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
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.
- [Venture Capital] The Donors Choose AVC Meetup
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FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
| THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Why Successful Startups Go To The UAE
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
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.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] How to Be an Angel Investor
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
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.
ROB GO [Venture Capital] Micro VC’s and Super Angels Two Years Later – Looking Back and Some Predictions for the Future
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
The venture capital market continues to be in transition, and a lot of changes have occurred in the early stages of the market. Some funds have done a wonderful job adding human capital to their teams, but some have not done as good of a job. See that original post here. Flexibility of exit options. Willingness to lead.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] To Promote STEM Education, Big Names Back New Initiatives
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
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.
SEED STAGE CAPITAL [Venture Capital] Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.
| TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)
| FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.
| MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] the best funding strategy of them all: none
| MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] some thoughts on term sheets
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.
| THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] in search of.the ideal term sheet
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
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 [Venture Capital] Being Contrarian Is About To Be Mainstream
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Grand Cru Games Announces $2 Million In Seed Funding And Their First Game - Supernauts
| TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
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.
- [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.