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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Harness the Power of Celebrity
    million stake from venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins. As Meg Whitman joins Zaarly, an e-commerce start-up, the company's CEO offers advice on finding your company's next advisor, and why you might want to consider a boldfaced name. But he knows he will need help building it. Kutcher brought his wife, Moore, to the event.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Ardent 2: Get Out of My Building
    At Ardent I learned many of them with a sharp smack on the side of the head from a brilliant but abusive boss. Not a process I recommend, but one in which the lessons stuck for a lifetime. Read  the previous Ardent post for context.) The conversation that day would become one of my professional watermarks. Later my friends told me my face went pale.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Decent 401(k)s for Businesses
    When I left the corporate world to become the CFO for several venture-capital backed startups, I was distressed to find that small businesses didn’t have the same low-cost options. At long last, you can offer employees plans that matches the big guys in efficiency. What took so long? Finally! Consider what a 2.5%
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Get Your Money for Nothing and Your Bitcoins for Free
    There have been studies done on venture capital returns that state that being first to market for an investor isn''t necessarily a good bet with those early companies, but that it provides you with the opportunity to invest in better companies in that market later on. Land grab. First of all, it''s a real estate term, obviously.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Have You Heard of the Col-Pop?
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Finnish Fintech Is Bright
    And it’s a gap that the magical combo of geeks in T-shirts and venture capital have been all too happy to fill. Our guest blogger, John Hill from Zervant wants to tell why fintech is big – and why Finland is the place to look for it. From the Ashes of the Multinational Comes the Start-up Phoenix. And the change isn’t just economic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 170 Companies. 64 Venture Firms. Now Go.
    The National Venture Capital Association hosts World''s Largest Office Hours, its first-ever matchmaking event It’s not easy for entrepreneurs to get the introductions they need to venture backers. ’” says Venky Ganesan, a managing director at Menlo Ventures. Sommers was similarly positive.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « STARTonomics is NEXT Thurs 10/2 in SF (seats going fast, register now b4 we sell out.) | Main | Resumes are for *Shit*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) - Master of 500.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) | Main | 15 Minutes of Twitter Fame on Press:Here TV » Friday, March 06, 2009 Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics 4 Pirates (Startonomics Hawaii, Nov09) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Virtual Goods in Asia -> US Gold Rush Begins (Benjamin Joffe, Plus8Star @ Virtual Goods Summit 2009) | Main | Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Study Reveals Silicon Valley Is Way Behind on Gender Equality
    However, this idea has been refuted by a study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute , which looked at 2,360 public companies and found that over six years the share price of large-capitalization companies with at least one woman on the board outperformed companies with no women on their boards by 26%. The reason? Those who don''t will not.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arrington's Charles Barkley.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Web Mail Services Market Share (Comscore, Oct 2007) | Main | Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium-size Enterprises (Sonal Shah) » Wednesday, March 19, 2008 The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley?
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Pimpin' da Maestro: May 29th Eric Ries "Lean Startup" Geek.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Consumer Web Platforms: Apps & Customer Acquisition (TieCon 2009) | Main | The Faces, the *FACES*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] What are the most valuable recommendations in order to raise money from VCs connected via Gust?
    To begin with, it is important to understand some basic facts about the world of entrepreneurial finance: There are many more entrepreneurs than there are investors, with the result that only one company out of every 400 that seeks venture funding actually receives it. One of the primary ones is the referral source. Trust me. Gust News
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: "10 Things Every CEO Needs to Know About.
    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. out of 5! Rowe). Jonathan.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] A Wake-Up Call for America– Free Webcast Discusses Systemic Market Failure in U.S. Equities and Formal Release of New Grant Thornton Study, November 9th 12:30 PM EST
    The Webcast will feature a lively discussion among the study’s contributors and other industry-leading capital markets executives, and will include an in-depth look at the steep decline in U.S. competitiveness. Date: Monday, November 9, 2009. Space is limited. Register today. < [link] > Follow the steps below to register.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Venture Capital] FCC Move Spells Trouble for Online Startups
    They had some venture capital backing, but nothing on the order of News Corp.''s deep pockets. A new proposal threatens ''Net neutrality'' and economic growth. Imagine that we’re way back in the Stone Age of the Internet, say the summer of 2005. Related: U.S. “If your competitor is faster, you need to match them.”
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bushwick Venture Partners
    I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the geography of finance – specifically, the changing geographical landscape of venture capital and how it plays into broader trends in startup financing.  So here’s my proposal to anyone who wants to create the next big early stage venture brand in New York:  found Bushwick Venture Partners.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Venture Capital] There Is Something Happening In Oslo
    One of the main guests of the week, angel investor and a former New York Venture Capitalist, Jeanne Sullivan , in one of her talks compared Norway’s tech and startup scene to New York about 15 years ago. Even a world record was made with drones! Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. MESH Relaunch. Rising Stars.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How I Work
    What’s your current venture? came in as part of a $7 million venture capital round in 2011. You can see the original article here. . Lance Weatherby  ( @lance ) builds thriving internet companies. His current focus is achieving aggressive and successful growth at nCrowd , the third largest company in the local offers market. Lance
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: A Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech
    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. Sunday, November 07, 2010.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Rice Business Plan Competition on April 14
    Judges will evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms. Register for the Event. The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s largest and richest graduate-level business plan competition. Jones Graduate School of Business.
  • 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
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Dude, Where's My Cash? How VCs Manage Reserve Startup Funds
    There are several factors that should be considered when finding the right VCs for your startup, and Atlas Venture partner Fred Destin reminds us this morning of another significant one - how a VC manages reserves. The uber-reason this happens is that one is irrationally risk tolerant when trying to preserve capital. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene
    Nick Davidov is the Investment Director at iTech Capital and Managing Director of The Pult Group. QIWI plc is the largest Russian operator of electronic payment systems and was founded by a group of iTech Capital LPs. In a similar vein, the Russian Venture Company is a government fund of funds, and a development institution.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Preparing For A Financing Round
    Antti advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions. Antti has also worked on numerous capital markets transactions. The series is sponsored by Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd. So you have the company up and running and your team is working hard on the service/product.
  • 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. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ArcticEvening Helsinki 4th of November, Tix Available This Thursday
    The second speaker is also one, that has received quite a bit of visibility after closing one million US dollars from Inventure and Lifeline Ventures - Thinglink's Ulla-Maaria Engeström. Veraventure Ltd is a Finnish venture capital investment company serving as the hub for public early-stage venture capital investments.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Venture Capital] The More Human You Are, the More Successful You and Your Company Will Be.
    In this age of texting and emails, less and less personal contact, some of the human touch seems to have been lost. And that can be a crucial difference in how you communicate and address issues that help you as a leader and drive your company's success. It starts at the top. strong leader allows their personality to shine through, flaws and all.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Birthday greetings as a proxy for how communication is becoming.
    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 use case is off. Few make that claim today. Reply 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Are you a Nordic startup looking to raise big VC? Here's what's been done by the startups before you
    In particular, we wanted to know whether there was a difference between the companies/founders that did and did not raise venture capital from Nordic investors. 70% of such founders had previously been involved in an entrepreneurial venture, compared to 48% of the founders who initially raised money from Nordic VCs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Looking for the Black and Latino Faces in Silicon Valley
    Along with her husband, Mitch Kapor, she also invests in startups with founders who are women and people of color from an underrepresented background through Kapor Capital, a venture capital firm. The Kapors recently wooed former NAACP President Ben Jealous to Kapor Capital to help boost its social impact investing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] ArcticStartup's Guide To Lithuania: Top Startups, Events, Spaces
    StartupHighway - a startup accelerator led by Rokas Tamosiunas with background in IT, startup community building and venture capital. Startup.lt - a support programme ran by professionals from Practica Capital and accepting ambitious startups close to investment readiness in order to help them make the final move. million.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Has The Next Bubble Arrived?
    company called Color (app by the same name) announced today that they received $41 million for their photo sharing app from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Venture capital isn't a business model. Back then, I said no. Today, I'm not so sure anymore. How did the launch of Color go then?
  • 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.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Dividends
    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 third post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. The next several posts in this series deal with the terms in Charter.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Liquidation Preference
    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 fourth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. stock of the acquiring company) to be divided among the stockholders.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Top 20 U.S. Tech Conferences Every Startup And SMB Should Check Out
    Innovation Uncensored, is a two-day master class from the world’s most innovative companies for those who think of themselves as an innovative business leader in fields as various as technology, design, marketing, entertainment, venture capitalism, energy, infrastructure, non-profits and branding. Venture Summit Silicon Valley.
  • 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.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Venture Capital] HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein
    Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures , will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY.  I’m shifting to “Chairman Emeritus” (an overly polysyllabic title).  I will continue to work closely with the group, while continuing to serve as a Partner at ff Venture Capital. HBS Alumni Angels New York
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] BehavioSec Secures 1M Euro Investment Lead By Conor Venture Partners
    Conor Venture Partners , Partnerinvest Norr and Innovationsbron will invest 1 million euro into BehavioSec , a Sweden based security startup to accelerate its growth and internationalisation. BehavioSec is a spin off from Luleå University of Technology and the company was founded in 2007. There are two solutions they offer.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    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. By restating the rumours, Coke helps to propagate them.
  • GUST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 5 Things I Look when Investing in a Startup
    It’s the result of several decades in high tech, three years as an investor in a local Oregon angel investment group , some consulting in due diligence for venture capital, and my experience as founder and co-founder of successful ventures. What I say here is my opinion and mine alone. Startup experience. Scalability.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. And we did this repeatedly. 3. This was a mistake.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Venture Capital] 10 Things You Need to Know About LOGIN Startup Fair
    Central and Eastern Europe is becoming a technology hub for many corporates, startups and venture capital funds. 50+ confirmed investors such as Index Capital, Intel Capital, Passion Capital, Blumberg Capital and Earlybird Venture Capital, Paua Ventures, Inventure, Mobility Ventures, Karma.VC to name just a few.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Will Private Equity Firms Be Exempted From SEC Registration Rules?
    Simon has advised on venture capital and development capital investments, management buyouts and general M&A, as well as numerous private equity investment fund establishments and structurings. By SJ Berwin LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP. March 18, 2011. These advisers are characterised as "exempt reporting advisers".
  • 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).
  • WILL PRICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] eBay Devcon 2006
    The first centers on raising venture capital and the second on building a great team. This panel will give you insight into the recruiting process within a venture capital firm, including how they identify and hire CEOs and then work with them to develop top-tier management teams.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Venture Capital Industry View more presentations from NVCA. jobs created).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, 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.
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Directory of Blogs by Entrepreneurs
      I have a few hundred feeds that I follow in Google Reader and the way that I find new ones is a random process of discovery so Larry's post was great in that he not only provided a rank-ordered list but also a convenient way to mass subscribe. VC bloggers are fascinating to follow.  My list has many biases. 
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] allensblog: Is Amazon.com Building a Private "Uber for Package.
    « Entrepreneurs: For Venture Capital Pitches, Say What Your Startup "Does" not What It "Is" | Main. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Note to Apple & Opportunity for a new Startup by Hardware Entrepreneurs? » May 12, 2012. usually UPS) or via the USPS. 
  • 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 ].
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups | Chronicle of Higher Education | #Edtech #hackedu
    From DeSantis : Investments in education-technology companies nationwide tripled in the last decade, shooting up to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002, according to the Na­tional Venture Capital Association. Udacity, Udemy, and University­Now all have plans to revolutionize online learning.
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