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  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.”
  • 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. 
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank
    This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation. Both reminded me why National Service would be a very good idea.) Startups are inherently chaos. Every potential startup founder should think about their level of comfort operating in chaos and uncertainty.  It may not be for you. Order Here.
  • 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, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Report: Square Debating 2014 IPO
    In addition to getting high-profile partnerships, including ones with Starbucks and the City of New York, the company has $340 million in total financing from venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. Another year, another billion-dollar IPO for entrepreneur Jack Dorsey? That''s the rumor.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Seventh Generation Founder Wants to Change the World With. Condoms?
    Rather than taking venture capital or private equity money, Hollender raised funding for Sustain on CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform. Jeffrey Hollender found success building a mainstream cleaning brand that was eco-friendly and safe to use. For his next act, he''s taking on Trojan. Kids, definitely universally, dread it even more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Steve Blank: Why Corporate Acquisitions of Startups Fail
    In response, venture capital firms--like Sequoia and Andreessen/Horowitz --are hiring new partners just to work with their portfolio companies and match them to corporations. Not all new ventures are at the same stage of maturity. For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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. ”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups
    Preserve your cash: When you have unlimited cash (internet bubbles, frothy venture climate,) you can iterate on your mistakes by burning more dollars. The goal is to reach venture-scale (~10x return on investment.) The Customer Development Venture Pitch At this point I often hear entrepreneurs say, “We don’t have the money to scale.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Venture Capital] SV Angel's David Lee Takes Heat on Gender Inequality
    Only about 11 percent of senior-level venture capitalists are women, according to the National Venture Capital Association, and about half of venture firms don''t have even one female partner. TechCrunch writer Joshua Constine describes SV Angel as "dude, dude, even older dude, more dudes, female executive assistant."
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Getting Funded: Step 5, The Legal Grind
    While there is nothing overly complicated about venture financings, especially early ones, there is a cadre of legal professionals that not only know the law behind getting a deal done but also know what the expected behavior  of the legal team should be. Often, mistakes made at this stage can cost dearly later in the company’s life.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Dropping out of college is suddenly cool, venture capital is stuffy and bad, and a big company can be built with almost no cash. But, just having capital to deploy does not make you a drunken sailor that walks into a port of call ready to blow all his money and befriend the natives. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Yes, in person.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster
    So then when I wanted to go into venture capital, they said, “You can’t do that, you need to be in EIR.”  So when I got into venture capital, I thought, “Well, what can I do that’s different?”  ” “Okay, well you can be an operating partner or a venture partner.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's $4 Billion Valuation Is Tone Deaf
    A venture cash infusion might do wonders for growth, but mounting losses could stifle profits. With $250 million in venture capital raised at a valuation of $4 billion, it''s good to be Spotify. The Swedish start-up is closing in on the market capitalization of Pandora, which is currently valued at $5.7 Or so it seems.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership
    As we talked about in our recent article, " What You Need to Know About Private Equity ," most growing companies are dependent on private equity capital, whether it be angel investors, venture funds, or they are looking to buyout funds for an exit opportunity. That's not as easy as it may sound. Find the right investor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] HootSuite: $165 Million Series B 'Takes the Pressure Off'
    The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, followed by Accel Partners and OMERS--all three will now have a seat on Hootsuite''s board. The deal marks the second largest venture capital deal this year No IPO for now: CEO Ryan Holmes says the massive round allows the company to add more employees and expand.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] One Cheer for the JOBS Act
    It also creates a system through which startups can solicit capital from ordinary (that is, not wealthy) investors, who were previously excluded from the private equity markets. The cheering section also includes venture capitalists, investment bankers and securities lawyers, not to mention entrepreneurs. And yet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 9 Things You Need to Know Today
    Tastes Crunchy CrunchFund, the early-stage venture capital firm of TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington that invested in such startups as Airbnb and Uber, is raising another fund of about $30 million. A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Micro-Cloud? Is your business ready? -- Quartz 7.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Meet the Champions of Clean Tech
    Clean-technology ventures have become something of a non-starter in investment circles. Clean tech venture investment dropped 29 percent from Q4 2012 to Q1 2103, but a few brave souls are staying the course.--Francesca Francesca Louise Fenzi Khosla Ventures has become almost synonymous with clean tech and renewable energy.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is."
    ““There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is not top of mind,” said Tripp Jones, a partner at August Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Half-joking, he added: “For many companies, a security breach would almost be a nice problem to have in some cases.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Venture Capital] INSEAD Panel Event: Angel Investing 101, NY
    David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Founder and Chair of the Harvard Business Angels of Greater New York. INSEAD is holding an angel investing panel on November 4, 2013. hope you can join us (in NY). Panelists are: - Alain Bankier, active member of New York Angels and former CEO of Manichewitz.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Blog - Untitled Article
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Cool News/Map Mashup Jeff Clavier's recent post turned me on to What's Up a news map project developed by Jeroen Wijering. I've been looking into a variety of data visualization mashups and this one is quite elegant. You can launch it here.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). Related images: nerve graft.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] ClariFI clears $3.5M
    TL Ventures is putting in $3.5M and getting a couple board seats: William Guttman and Robert Keith. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Brad and his team over at ClariFI landed a quality finance-sector partner -- who also brought some dollars. wonder if I could have avoided that YHOO dive.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Am I the Key to a Secret CIA Conspiracy?
    It seems two of the companies I'm on the board of (PayPerPost & CallMiner) have a secret joint venture with the CIA to identify and undermine radical, dissident bloggers. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This has to be an April Fool's Joke , but it got a chuckle nonetheless.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Tropic Thunder "Viral" Video
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, especially when the hammer comes out. Enjoy! [It looks like MTV is forcing viewers to MTV.com -- I'll embed for now, in hopes they eventually ditch the shackles. Go watch it anyway!]
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Israel, Feldman, Winer, Calacanis, Arrington: Take it to the Fight Club
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The never ending drama around puppets is just amplifying what I always suspected about the social media elites. No wonder Ted Murphy scared them so much, he took much worse and handled it much better. Those guys need to take it to a ring.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Dystonia Cure Within Reach for Tyler's Hope
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've blogged here before about Tyler's Hope and wanted to share a big day for Tyler and his family. This morning CNN.com posted the video below and TylersHope.org is getting bombarded with people wanting to help find a Dystonia cure. tylers hope cnn dystonia
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing is Where VC was 25 Years Ago
    The angel investment ‘industry’ today is at about the same stage of development as the venture capital industry was in the mid 1980’s. Last week, I was at the Angel Capital Association annual conference in Atlanta. When I was a young entrepreneur, part of our plan was to finance our growth with venture capital.
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday – Israeli Funding Recap
    V enture capital funding of Israel companies opened strongly in Q1 2010, with 55 deals completed since January 1oth 2o1o, according to Capital IQ. Canaan Partners; Greylock Partners; Siemens Venture Capital GmbH; Warburg Pincus LLC;Wellington Partners Venture Capital GmbH. Sequoia Capital. -. Target.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Personal Equity
    Steve Bird of Focus Ventures wrote an interesting paper on what drives venture capital returns. The paper looks at two investment cycles: the PC era of 1983-1987 and the Internet boom of 1997-2001. In the former era, the top 50 firms represented 13% of the industry and captured 44% of the value created.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists that Fail
    Silicon Beat has an interesting article on the failure of Worldview Technology Partners that provides some interesting insight into why venture firms fail. think understanding how venture capital firms work and why they fail is important for entrepreneurs that are trying to raise capital.
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Future Goals
    I'm more focused than I have ever been. always set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term.
  • ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] It Doesn’t Matter Unless We Win
    The second a founder takes venture capital funding, they are signing up to deliver improbable outcomes and the definition of winning becomes way more ambitious.  Then he said “but it really doesn’t matter, unless we win.”. The hard work is table stakes. Winning in entrepreneurship is really hard. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company. Balderton has been investing since 2000, when it was Benchmark Capital Europe, before rebranding in 2007. billion to invest in European technology start-ups. and board member of EyeEm, Hailo and YPlan, joined the team in late 2013.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More
    We also spent a fair bit of time talking about the changing nature of venture capital and in particular the hand-on practitioner role of early-stage VC led by accelerators such as YC, 500Startups, Betaworks and the like. 16:15  Thank you to Detroit Venture Partners for their support of the show. Not bad, hey? agree with him.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The goal of your startup is to exit. What do you actually know about that process?
    That’s especially a thing for venture capital investors to say. We love a good exit story on ArcticStartup. Applifier''s acquisition by Unity got the Helsinki entrepreneurs excited, and quick and eventually lackluster build-up to the Swedish-founded King IPO was fun to speculate on. But there''s a knowledge gap. See you then!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] TheSkimm: A Little Attitude, Audience Can Draw Big Backing
    million in seed financing led by Homebrew, the venture capital firm founded by early Googlers Hunter Walk and Satya Patel, and supported by RRE Ventures, Troy Carter of Atom Factory, and Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. But Zakin and Weisberg weren''t afraid to ask for help. percent average in media and publishing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Do Venture Capitalists Really Deserve Half a Billion Dollars in Taxpayer Money?
    Two government programs designed help fund critical, long-shot technology have recently been opened to venture firms. But is this the sort of development venture capitalists do best? According to the National Venture Capital Association, 169 venture capital firms raised $18.7 billion in 2011. No longer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp's Rise
    Koum and Acton are at the center of the largest buyout deal ever for a venture-backed company. No Gimmicks!'' It serves as a daily reminder of their commitment to stay focused on building a pure messaging experience," wrote Sequoia Capital partner Jim Goetz in a blog post about Thursday''s deal. No Games! when he was 16. Koum agreed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States. The size of the funding round was not announced. So far, RentHome.ru
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"
    This from a man who knows from having made bigger investments that are smaller : Duncan Davidson, Managing Director of Menlo Park-based Bullpen Capital. The way startup funding worked at the turn of the decade, he describes, small firms would raise "seed round" capital from friends and family to get off the ground. The question is why?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] An Urgent Letter From the Managing Editor
    I am working on a book entitled Venture Capital: Our Economic Cornerstone and the Threats to Its Existence: The Crucial Debate. The last chapter, Chapter 7, is entitled, "The Great Life Or Death Debate: Half Full Vs. Half Empty.". See [link]. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Starting up down under: The guide to Australia’s growing startup scene
    Another alumni of the AngelCube accelerator, Coinjar is a consumer facing Bitcoin wallet that went on to raise $500,000 from Blackbird ventures and is rumoured to have grown to a $5m monthly turnover in the past three months alone. 9. Bryce Keane is an Australian expat now living in London. Companies to watch. 99designs. Atlassian. App.io.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed in 2011 « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 8, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Apparently she’s seen the commercials.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Like 2 bloggers like this post. Reply 2.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: May 23rd – June 13th
    No Venture Capital Needed or Wanted [link]  “taking venture capital can be risky…founders often fail to read the fine print” “Be worthy of trust; sweat the details; aim higher; ‘we’ not ‘I’; & the fifth is…a smiling cupcake.”- Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. link].
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape
    The most important belt that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act loosens concerns the amount of capital a new company may raise through the sale of securities in a 12-month period. Crowdfunding is an efficient way for entrepreneurs to raise seed capital," the editors wrote. Number of U.S. Credit: Prof. Sponsor. Ritter. Discuss.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. So, I’ve had about 4 years on the “inside” of a fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS startup. How To Raise Venture Capital View more presentations from Mark Davis.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010
    Draw Your Ideas - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 16, 2010 I saw Jack Dorsey give this talk at The 99% Conference last month. The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 22, 2010 For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 10 Ways To Win In 2014: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide To A Successful Startup
    And finally, in Darwinian fashion, competition for market share amongst the venture capitalists as a result of increased numbers of angel investment syndicates will clear the decks of the low-value add venture capital dollars. by Melissa Thompson, CEO of  TalkSession. For those would-be entrepreneurs debating the startup leap?
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] John Doerr: The salesman for nerds
    Here are the latest videos from Venture Hacks TV (the best startup advice you can get while you’re folding the laundry). This Week in Venture Capital with Jason Calacanis. Video: This Week in Venture Capital Episode 6 ( Download ). You can subscribe to VHTV via RSS , email , or Twitter. 1.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Sunday: Israeli startup headlines March 8
    billion in the US to create new jobs – what is the impact on the venture capital industry? Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president said: “With $3.5 Tungle.me just launched a similar app (see embedded clip below) – should be interesting to see who wins in this heating space.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Multiple-Round Strategy
    It is in the nature of the venture-capital beast that companies consume cash in their early stages at unforeseen, sometimes alarming rates. Not only must products be developed, but in the classic venture-capital scenario, a new market must be penetrated and sometimes created. Rather, the existence of the product created?uncovered,
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising Q1-Q3/2009 Survey
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 12 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. Tel Aviv, Israel, October 21, 2009. The Take Away: $303 million raised in Q3: 9% above second quarter levels.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Entrepreneur Thesis
    So it was kind of obvious when Steven and Yves Sisteron (the partner on my first deal) offered me a role as a partner in their firm that I would work here.  I knew that we were aligned intellectually and ethically.  I had initially called them wondering if they’d fund my third venture.  I never imagined I would switch sides of the table.
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