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  • 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.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Conversion and Anti-dilution
    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  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #168 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
    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!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [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  |  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?
  • 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.
  • 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!"
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
    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  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Petition against AIFM Directive - Act by Sunday 25 April !
    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 replies@evca.eu
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] How To Raise Funding Using Milestones
    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  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet
    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  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition
    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  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Pressure = Ethical Dilemmas (Update)
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists are Bullish on Consumer Internet Companies—and New York
    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
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    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
  • 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.”
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)
    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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Venture Capital] A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections
    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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Blaast Launches In Indonesia, Targets The Next Billion Users
    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  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 3: Frank Rimalovski and Frank Sculli
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Founders Fund Angels Are Supporting New Tech Talent in Norway
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut
    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  |  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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Quotations-in-Stories Litmus Test
    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
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [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.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Coinbase's $25 Million Funding Round Signals That Bitcoin Has Arrived
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • ROB GO  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Micro VC’s and Super Angels Two Years Later – Looking Back and Some Predictions for the Future
    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  |  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.)
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development is Not a Focus Group
    Reply Customer Development Defined | Venture Adventure , on November 30, 2009 at 8:35 am Said: [.] Customer Development is all about gathering a list of what features customers want by talking to them, surveying them, or running “focus groups.” It’s not. Endianness” refers to the byte order of data stored in external memory. Thanks.
  • 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  |  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, 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
  • 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. 
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Airplane Thumbing
    In fact, it’s pretty rare that I write much of anything that’s not about technology, venture capital, or occasionally politics here. Plus, at least with venture capital and tech I feel like I have some clue what I’m doing. I wrote this post yesterday on the plane flight from Chicago. Her name was Lisa.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
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