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  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Who buys extended warranties? Poor people. « Lightspeed Venture.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Poor people. Interesting research. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] “Wars” style social games placed in context of other web based.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] $200 off engage – virtual goods, games and social media conference
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Speaking at Virtual Goods Summit – 15% off code
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. The full program is here. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
    Luckily, venture capital is a long-term business and private company valuations/fortunes don't fluctuate like public entities -- particularly when the mess has mortgage roots (little direct tech connection). Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Early Stage Investing In Europe And Why You Should Apply To Seedcamp
    Limited Partners or LPs, the people or institutional investors who invest their money in venture funds, are pulling away and the European investment climate is going from bad to worse. Beyond just the capital, they aim to connect entrerpeneurs with the best mentors across Europe, UK and US. Measure, measure, measure! Related Posts.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Pimpin da Maestro: May 29th Eric Ries "Lean Startup" Geek Masterclass | Main | Tweeting Real-time @TWTRcon w/ Kara Swisher, Jeremiah Owyang, Paul Saffo » Sunday, May 31, 2009 The Faces, the *FACES*. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs on Twitter
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Technology , Venture Capital and tagged blog , entrepreneur , startup , Twitter. ← Directory of Blogs by Entrepreneurs Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists → Comments are closed. Bookmark the permalink.
  • INFORMATION ARBITRAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Reflections on IA Ventures, 3.5 years in
    I periodically write about my learnings as the leader of IA Ventures, principally to unlock what is in my head and in my heart. As an operating partner with people who are giving their lives to building their businesses and a financial partner with those who have entrusted us with their capital, this is a very serious undertaking.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Leading Cause of Startup Death – Part 1: The Product.
    The startup develops its first positioning statement and uses this to explain the company and its benefits to venture capitalists. If the startup is to be backed by venture capitalists, the financial model has to be alluring as well as believable. Thirty years later we now realize that its one the causes of early startup failure.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
    [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← White Collar Crime Spree How Much Is A Free Customer Worth? think it’s interesting how this blog has turned me into some sort of quotable source on startups, venture capital and the like.
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! Tips: $75 Killver VC Pitch Deck Not much to learn here.
  • 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!"
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
    One highly anticipated provision of the JOBS Act, Title III, is entitled ”Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012” or the ”CROWDFUND Act.” Under pressure from Congress, the SEC agreed to review its regulations and their effect on capital formation in spring 2011.
  • VCBALL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Move On - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.    He’s my former boss at GCP Capital, a $1B+ private equity firm spinout from Greenhill & Co., and the parent company for the VC fund I co-managed, GSA Ventures. Become a Fan. John R.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Top 5 Myths About Selling Your Business
    If you’re selling to a financial investor, such as a venture capital firm or private equity group, having a talented management team that’s willing to stay on after the sale is a positive selling point that helps command a premium price. Is one of these myths keeping you from selling your business? Don't let it. Wrong.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Will Win in the 2nd Great Tech Boom
    Service businesses -- organizations that provide human capital to solve specific problems for clients. Not that all the destination business examples I listed are fads, but a vast majority will be nothing more than that because they're currently capitalizing on something that is presently *hot*. That's easier said than done.
  • ONLYONCE  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Book Short: I Wish This Existed 12 Years Ago
    Brad Feld has been on my board for over a decade now, and when he and his partner Jason Mendelson told me about a new book they were writing a bunch of months ago called Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist , I took note.  I thought, “Hmmm.  I’d like to be smarter than my lawyer or venture capitalist.&#.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the  prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. Mini Seedcamp NY will be held on June 14th at Google's New York offices.
  • WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
    Aim to recover your CAC in < 12 months, otherwise your business will require too much capital to grow. From a funding standpoint, it is useful to know that your ability to raise capital will dramatically improve as soon as you have proven that you have a viable business model. that will cost the company significant amounts of money.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Campalyst Announces Seed Funding, New Integrations
    Campalyst has raised a seed round of funding from Amsterdam-based venture capital firm  HENQ. The size of the round was not disclosed. Campalyst creates return-on-investment analytics for social media marketing campaigns. Along with the funding round, Campalyst also announces some new integrations.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Build a Global Center of Innovation Excellence in Salzburg, Austria
    But it is not enough to simply have technology tools and risk capital in hand to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Peter Thiel was born in Germany, co-founded PayPal and Palantir, and is one of the most successful venture investors in the world through his Founders Fund. Why is this the case?
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Quote Of The Day
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! This from the head of Intel Capital while speaking at CES (according to Jeff Busang over at Flybridge Capital Partners ).  I think it takes a VC to appreciate this humor!
  • BERKONOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Think ahead, if you will need more money later.
    Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Email readers, continue here.] 
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Some insight into how Instagram secured a $1bn valuation
    Firstly they used a venture capital round to induce Twitter to make an offer, and then they took that offer to Facebook and doubled their valuation. If you have M&A discussions that are not moving forward as fast as you would like then raising a round of venture will force the potential acquirer into making a decision.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What Do Donuts Have to Do With Domain Names?
    The startup has raised $100 million in venture capital money, according to EVP and co-founder Jon Nevett. Many of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that are about to start appearing on the Internet will go to large, well-known entities trying to stake out their online real estate with an ".amex" amex" or a ".heinz." heinz."
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Kick Butt In Investor Meetings
    In Venture Capital Pitch Formula , I cover how to do mental rehearsal in preparation for a meeting with venture capitalists. The program also includes how to find and contact venture capitalists, exactly what information to include in your presentation, and how to close the deal after the presentation. read more.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax
    The structure of the Entrepreneur Tax makes individuals personally liable to pay capital gains tax from the increased valuation of the company after investment, even if they recieve no additional personal income. Would you start a high growth company if you knew that if you were to make it to exit, the government could levy a 67% tax? Period.
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?
    The answer is  no ,  yes , and  it’s irrelevant. despite having lots of competitors. ” With that in mind… No:  It’s a similar situation in the entrepreneurial funding space. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *. Gust News David Rose Gust investors replicate startups
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Angels or Icarii?
    Although the paper-based column allows me to go deeper on topics I might just touch here, I hope VCFAQ, like FVB, can also be a place to share questions and answers from the venture game. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Enjoy and let me know your comments/questions.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Venture Capital] €40 Billion - One Panel: How Do Investors Get Money?
    EIF is one of the largest cornerstone investors of European venture capital funds and as such indirectly supports the next generation of European technology champions. They invest into bonds, equities as well Venture investments. Fluent Digital Capital. How often do you see 40 billion worth of investors on the stage?
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Useful Books for Founders
    Overview/stories about venture investors. Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories , edited by Udayan Gupta. Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Case Book , edited by Josh Lerner, Felda Hardymon and Ann Leamon. [Originally posted in November 2010, updated in March 2014].   Stories about startups. Books
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Highlights from the MoneyTree Israel Report for Q1 2011
    According to the MoneyTree Report produced by PWC Israel , Venture-backed companies raised $342 million in the first quarter of 2011, a dramatic 102% increase from the  $170 million raised in the equivalent period in the previous year. Annual investment levels of Venture Capital Funds (in millions of dollars) are on the way UP.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Referrals & Marketing Techniques to Find Investors
    For example, having a consultant or lawyer introduce you to an angel investor or venture capitalist is a great way to get in the door to present your opportunity. Like it is with traditional direct mail, the key is creating a great list; mainly to create a list of investors that have an interest in your type of venture. Direct Mail.
  • WWW.SERIESSEED.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Series Seed Financing Documents
    For this reason, startup companies are now raising significantly less capital – and many investors have begun to focus efforts on this smaller early stage investment – which typically ranges from $500,000 to $1.5 SeriesSeed.com Series Seed Financing Documents Blog Home Documents Blog Archives Subscribe 09/02/2010 Version 2.0 Then you win.”
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Is it OK to Want to Make Money?
    Myths such as &# real companies raise venture capital,&#  &# you’re selling out if you sell your company for JUST $15 million,&# or “companies need two co-founders&# need closer examination.  I disagree with all three of these. You can download the deck here. Actually, it was a wonderful chance to slay another dragon.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 15, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Seasonality is not confined to annual cycles either. Reply 3.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Dropping out of college is suddenly cool, venture capital is stuffy and bad, and a big company can be built with almost no cash. But, just having capital to deploy does not make you a drunken sailor that walks into a port of call ready to blow all his money and befriend the natives. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Yes, in person.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Earnouts: A Deal Making Tool In A Tough Economy
    He prepares corporate and commercial agreements for both publicly-owned and privately-held companies and has handled numerous public equity offerings, private placements of securities, including venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. By Seth I. Rubin, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Probably.? Not necessarily.?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Computing Revolution
    We got our hands on this as part of our partnership with Nexit Ventures, who know this stuff by hard and have realised the potential there is in the market place. This post is part of a series of posts supported by Nexit Ventures. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Taking "Me, Inc." Public: Market Caps for Individuals - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The New Community Rules: Marketing on The Social Web (Tamar Weinberg) | Main | Scooter + microVWbus sidecar » Saturday, July 25, 2009 Taking "Me, Inc." In a bubble-free economy, current venture capital models do not work, and will not work.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013
    As it turned out, rather than run me out of town, the two venture capital firms that had lost $12 million in my failed startup actually asked me to work with them again. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation. These were very expensive supercomputers. It was closure. First day of your life. or Do ?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, ?Mass? Data
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Four Horsemen of ?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Four Horsemen of … A long time ago, around the time of the dot-com bubble , four companies emerged as the tech powerhouses of their time.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment
    ff Venture Capital of New York led the investment along with the Central Texas Angel Network, Nebraska Angel network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network. VolunteerSpot, which creates tools for moms, nonprofit organizers and others to coordinate volunteers, has received $1.5 million.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] In Defense of Lifestyle
    There was the palpable sense that unless you raise significant capital, you’re not running a real business.* Matt and I abandoned the business in early 2007, choosing instead to focus our efforts on raising venture capital for an online gaming startup, GoCrossCampus. You have a job. Aloysius was a fun business. scale).
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Royalty Based Financing As A New Tool for Start-Up Financing?
    Felder of Foley & Lardner LLP With the market still in flux, raising capital for companies -- whether equity or debt -- remains a challenge. One innovative vehicle for raising capital that is generating attention in the market lately is royalty-based financing. By Beth J. three times the original loan amount). Beth J. Full Bio. Foley.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
    tweet]. 9) Venture capital is not a necessary evil. My favorite conference both as an attendee and as a speaker is the Business of Software Conference. I've spoken there for the past three years and am once again speaking this year. There's a full video and transcript of my 2010 talk. They're my peeps. No sponsored speaking slots.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] how to use popularity lists to influence your users behavior
    was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] Suddenly, everything changed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States. The size of the funding round was not announced. So far, RentHome.ru
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] What’s Really Going on in the VC Industry? What Does it Mean for Startups?
    One is the “denominator problem&# which says that if an LP invests X% (the denominator) into “alternative investments&# such as venture capital and if their total amount available to invest (the numerator) goes down by 30% then the amount they allocate to VC will by definition need to go down by 30% to stay the same percentage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape
    After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions. Of 165 consumer Internet companies that raised venture capital in 2010, just under half have raised an equity round since, according to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] This Week in VC with Rick Smith of Crosscut Ventures
    What advice do you have for people who want to get into venture capital? But seriously, I talk about why VC is a “get rich slowly&# scheme and why many VCs make much less upside than you might think.  I talk in the video about the economics of venture capital and how we make money. Don’t. Hi5. 2. InMobi. 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nope, Your Investors Can't Help
    Thanks to a thaw--some would say bubble--in venture capital investing, raising money no longer seems like such a crazy idea. What investment capital can do is fairly obvious. Less well understood is what investment capital can’t do for a business. With a boom in VC, it's tempting to start fundraising. RIMM, anyone?)
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Team Building: Cultivating Your Greatest Asset
    As I grew into management roles and then moved into venture capital, the value of team building became more obvious. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've said it many times before, but people make or break any company. However, team cohesion doesn't just happen, it takes work.
  • TEXAS STARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 59 Angels
    The Venture Capital Cycle” by Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner. Attracting Capital from Angels: How Their Money — and Their Experience — Can Help You Build a Successful Company” by Brian E. Term Sheets & Valuations — A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations” by Alex Wilmerding.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Exit Early - Exit Often Keynote Video
    This is the high def video of my keynote at the Capital Connects! Southeastern Regional Angel Capital Association Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina - October 1, 2009. Today, the corporate buyers are competitors to the traditional Venture Capital funds. Angels, directors and coaches can help.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Read Early Exits – Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
    Research shows that the more money that goes into a company (and generally that means venture capital) the longer it takes for an exit to occur. Research also shows that companies with venture capital are more likely to fail (although those that succeed tend to succeed much, much bigger — which is where we see the big wins).
  • 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.
  • ITHACAVC  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Role Splitting – Non-CEO Founder and Board Member
    Company X raises some venture capital, and after about a year Jim goes to his non-management board members and basically says “Al has to go”   See my earlier post  Tech Founder Wins at Early Stage.  So the board fires Al and, after a search process, hires Brett as the new CEO; Brett is thus hired in as a non-founder CEO.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Gravity Will be Turned Off « Steve Blank
    When I was 19 I accidentally had a test run of my ability to do so. created havoc at an air force base by convincing thousands of airman that  gravity would be turned off so that the Air Force could make repairs under their buildings. Two Million Students First some background. Ever since WWII U.S. Library Hour s I loved libraries since I was a kid.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Deals We Lost: Homebrew’s Two 2013 Misses
    The only way to succeed in venture capital is backing wonderful entrepreneurs and working hard on their behalf. When do you officially get christened a “VC?” ” Is it when you successfully raise your first dollar or finish the fundraising? Is it when you write your first check or see your first exit? Two learnings. A.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars. CARS is looking at many different aspects of automotive transportation, but is not just focusing on batteries. Posted by. Robert Siegel. About Me.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Atlanta Technology Compensation
    68% of the companies are angel or venture capital funded. Last week FoG covered compensation at technology startups  on the national level. Today we are going to get a little closer to home and talk about technology compensation in Atlanta. This is the third year that TER has been conducting its survey. Atlanta Technology Compensation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company. Balderton has been investing since 2000, when it was Benchmark Capital Europe, before rebranding in 2007. billion to invest in European technology start-ups. and board member of EyeEm, Hailo and YPlan, joined the team in late 2013.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Founder Dialogues
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← CompStudy: Useful Resource For Entrepreneurs & VCs Alike Who is this Julian Assange guy anyway? have to say that Tim Healy, co-founder and CEO of EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) rocked the house.
  • 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  |  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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Year-End VC Report Shows Strength of Internet & Early Stage Investment
    California is still the leading state for venture capital. As the latter tend to be less capital-intensive than other industries, this drove Washington to a five quarter low in VC funding. The $6.5 billion in VC funding over 735 deals makes the fourth quarter an eight quarter high on deals and dollars. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”
    This week I was preparing for my weekly This Week in Venture Capital web show and was researching some of the deals that were announced for the week. Then David Lapter, the CFO & EVP Operations of KickAps in the same week did a Skype / Webcast presentation of his business to the SoCal Venture Alliance monthly meeting.
  • 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
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Why Andreessen Horowitz Just Raised $650,000,000
    We want to be in business with the best entrepreneurs going after the biggest markets and we do not care whether they need seed money, venture money or growth money. While $650M would be a large venture fund, it is a moderately sized seed, venture, and growth fund. Why not separate growth and venture funds? Why so small?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Venture Capital] GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company
    GrubHub, which was founded in Chicago in 2004, has expanded to more than 500 cities and 18,000 restaurants, and raised $84 million in venture capital funding in the process. The two online food delivery services are merging to scale growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The name of the combined team--Grubless, anyone?--has
  • 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.”
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures together with South Korean, Israeli, British, German, Sri Lankan, American, Swedish and other judges make a unique combination that you can reach nowhere else for feedback. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Tom Laine, CEO at Innopinion and Teemu Polo of Soljuva Technologies and Starttaamo.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Punt to Fred: Following Through
    Some of them have or will raise a follow-on round from the angels; fewer will raise a formal venture round. This will create opportunities for early-stage venture funds, which will have had a lot of their homework done for them in the seed rounds and inevitable thinning of the herds. This year, anyway.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is NextView’s Focus? Another Stroll Through Our Portfolio
    Here’s a good example from Volition Capital. We typically invest between $250K – $500K.  We have pretty strong guidelines internally about how much capital we want to invest in a given company, at what valuation, and thus, what ownership we are looking for.  We tend to be fairly strict, but not dogmatic about these. B2B: 9.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
    It is no secret that the world of venture capital (VCs) has been turned upside down by the recession, and the many other changes in the marketplace. I see now emerging a new wave of investors, popularly known as “super angels,” micro-VCs, or “super-seed” investors. Every early-stage startup should explore this new funding alternative.
  • 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.
  • VCBALL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Revel in your Defects - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.  I would venture to say that if not for the defect, the opportunity wouldn't be there.       October 05, 2011 in Entrepreneurship and VC , Venture Capital | Permalink.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
    We've only, we've got to date with very little capital. We've never done a venture capital round. Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. And the first one is "Talk is cheap. Execution sets you apart." And we think it's all about execution.
  • 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?
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