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  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Feds Face Grilling Over Solyndra
    subordinated position versus equity holders in the venture capital world when it loaned money to Solyndra, a move that venture capitalists say shows just how desperate the government over all documents related to the failed U.S. solar company. At that time, Solyndra hadn't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Seriously Ridiculous: Rethinking the SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules
    The opportunities to get funding without having to go hat-in-hand to a bank or to a venture capital firm are enormous. It''s a step in the right direction. Now let''s take the proposal apart. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rules for crowdfunding the other week. This is new territory for everyone.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Who Wants To Join #MillionDollarWomen?
    As a successful author, entrepreneur and filmmaker, who’s raised $20+M in venture capital, Pimsleur has set an audacious goal to inspire and support 1M women to get to $1M in revenues by 2020. Great entrepreneurs don’t get mad, they solve problems. Pimsleur shared her new book with both of Dr. Kurt Beyers’ entrepreneurship classes.
  • EIN NEWS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Venture Capital] VC drought for biotech hits hard in Europe with 44% drop in 3Q investment
    pain--or worse--from scarce venture dollars as their U.S. Biopharma outfits in Europe raised 44% less venture capital in the third quarter than they did. Venture capitalists appear to hunting where the hunting is counterparts. flow, down 20%, than their European brethren.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] This VC Isn't Betting On China
    Bruce Gibney, a partner at Founders Fund, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm that's made investments in companies such as Facebook and SpaceX, just returned from what he called an Odyssey-like trip around the world, visiting, among many places, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing. It's very difficult for U.S.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Uh-oh! Do you have a “sitcom” startup?
    Magazine calls it a “hybrid venture capital fund and business school”. Watsi - the first non-profit to receive venture backing from Y Combinator. “The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.” – Paul Graham. Sold to Yahoo! Store.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    concluded that this dynamic, which allowed a startup to take multiple “shots on goal” with a venture capital investment, was what had brought renewed investor interest to gaming, an industry that had largely been financed by publishing deals. This has changed dramatically. Game design has improved, as has design and art.
  • EIN NEWS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Engineering the energy industry's next big breakthrough
    talking to venture capitalists. We rejected a venture capital deal for $2-million a couple of months. Jersey. I was in finance in the United States and worked on several technology startups. I. Rutgers. Worked in technology finance in the U.S. Employed by CIBC while studying for MBA
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Mike Moritz Of Sequoia Joins Klarna’s Board
    An interesting development: TechCrunch reported that a Swedish startup  Klarna (formerly Kreditor), one of the biggest providers in Europe of in-store credit and invoice based payment solutions for the e-commerce sector, has secured funding from Sequoia Capital. You can read more about Klarna’s offering here. Related Posts.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Do Women Care More About Social Networks?
    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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Help Nominate The Electric Company for AmEx funding
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Venture Capital] When It's Time to Throw Out Your Playbook
    Hotmail co-founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith raised $300,000 of venture capital to create a Web-based personal database called Javasoft, but immediately discarded the plan and shifted gears toward creating web-based e-mail. Successfully growing your business requires regular questioning of the key elements of your plan.
  • POINT JUDITH CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Sittercity Raises $13 Million and Announces Strategic Partnership with Bright Horizons
    Point Judith Capital, Apex Venture Partners, Baird Venture Capital, I2A Funds, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, State of Wisconsin Investment Board and new debt provider Square 1 Bank participated in the round. The The financing also includes Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Bling
    This will always list my current venture cycling equipment and accessories. Venture Capitalists need a lot less equipment than venture cyclists to get their job done. A car, a phone and email is pretty much it. I thought it was time for an equipment check. Finally it will list blog postings on the topic. Cycling
  • 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,
  • WILL PRICE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
    [Venture Capital] OnMedia NYC
    will be speaking Wednesday on the OnMedia Venture Capital and Seed Financing Workshop - 10 am at the Lotus Suite. I will be in NYC this week for the OnMedia NYC conference. The conference looks like an interesting intersection of technologists, advertisers, and media companies.
  • 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.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] IBF Media event on Cloud Computing
    IBF Media, through Capital Connection, is organising an event around Cloud Computing on February 25, 2010 at Ista Hotel, Bangalore. The panel will be composed of successful venture investors from the Indian venture capital industry as well as technology executives from companies in India that are succeeding in this space.
  • EIN NEWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nuomi CEO Shen Bo Yang: Staying Rational in China's Increasingly Irrational Group Buying Business
    received more than US$100 million each from venture capital firms, while a new joint venture between. With group buy, venture capitalists are still backing their portfolio companies and. the rest all died. good service. Group buy works in the U.S., and it works in China. If there
  • EIN NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Avedro Completes $25 Million Series C Financing
    About SCP Vitalife SCP Vitalife is a venture capital fund focused on life science investments in. the Vedera and KXL Systems outside the United States, and to seek US FDA clearance. Avedro's. life science investments in Israel and the U.S. The fund invests in early to mid-stage
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Useful Books for Founders - NextWala
    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. Venture Hacks. Venture Intelligence (Arun Natarajan). NextWala. About Me. Dev Khare.
  • EIN NEWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] A Search For Japan's Entrepreneurs In Wake of Quake
    According to a survey by the Japan Venture Capital Association, investment in startups in Japan dipped. fifth of the average at 33.4. The United States was at 34.8, with Australia at 45.7. to China and North America. "In the U.S. you have 10 or 15 times as
  • EIN NEWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Searching for a new Sony in the rubble of the great
    According to a survey by the Japan Venture Capital Association, investment in startups in Japan dipped. fifth of the average at 33.4. The United States was at 34.8, with Australia at 45.7. to China and North America. "In the U.S. you have 10 or 15 times as
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Should You Join a Startup? The Answer Is Increasingly Yes!
    All they need to worry about is getting the product right and for this precise reason they have venture capital to carry them to the point where they can ship a product other companies did not have the patience nor the vision to build because they were too worried about the immediate sales of their current products. Let me elaborate!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Wrapp Explodes Out Of Sweden, Taking Online Gift Cards To US With $5.5mm Funding
    Million Series A funding led by Atomico, the international venture capital firm formed by Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of Skype, Kazaa and other companies. Another disruptive service is launching in Sweden today. Wrapp , a new social gifting service, has just received $5.5 million users. Wrapp has a fairly simple premise behind it.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Right to Maintain Proportionate Ownership (a/k/a Preemptive Rights)
    These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. Another way Preemptive Rights are sometimes limited is by only granting them to “Major” investors, usually being venture capitalists and large angel investors.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.
    This fireside chat was led by Rob Hayes of First Round Capital , Jeff Clavier of Softtech VC , and Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures , all of whom have been very active investors as of late. Now there are signs that things may be (slowly) starting to turn around. Ive had a couple lunches with attorneys this week which were illuminating.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Invest Different. (Alan Patricof, GreyCroft Ventures) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « levitation | Main | Mint.com adds real estate tracking » Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Invest Different. Alan Patricof, GreyCroft Ventures) : Comments Hello, i am kimbailey. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Solyndra Reportedly Headed Into Bankruptcy
    not only received the backing of high-profile venture capitalists, but has been a favorite of the. Westly Group, who is one of the venture capital backers of Solyndra employees of the company located in the U.S. and Europe began talking about showing up.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Bruton calls investors to pitch for 2nd 125m Innovation Fund
    Venture capitalists and investors from around the world have. commitment from Enterprise Ireland in any venture capital fund must result in the fund manager. experience of recent trade missions to the United States that the message that this sends out
  • EIN NEWS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Solyndra casts shadow on U.S. energy loan aid
    is seen as too risky for both venture capitalists and for the banks. backed by more than $1 billion in venture capital, got a massive cash infusion as the Until the fossil. the languishing industry at a time the U.S. economy was in dire need of jobs.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster interviews AngelList survivor TODAY (Wednesday 5pm Pacific)
    Mark Suster is interviewing a founder who used AngelList on This Week in Venture Capital. Today. This Wednesday 5pm Pacific. The show is live and you can send in questions. Watch it here. If you been reading this blog for the last few months, you know we’re big fans of Mark. You may also know Mark as the guy who wrote this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Facebook Pulls Off Largest Tech IPO Ever
    Beyond trips around the world and expensive European cars, Facebook managament faces a potential attrition from current employees who want to strike out on their to launch their own ventures. Ring the bells: It's a landmark day for Wall Street and Silicon Valley as the world's biggest social network becomes a public company. Probably not.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Now Preparing.
    ← There is Too Much Venture Capital…Not Too Little 2009 Startup Executive Compensation Survey Opens → [link] Are You In Need Of A Payday Loan Now?  Today,  Wilson Sonsini  announced the launch of a " term sheet generator."   Building that must have been crazy. Bookmark the permalink.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Here’s what we came up with. Posted Monday, November 21, 2011. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. comments: Gregg Stern.
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 'Technology is king': IPO activity springs back to pre-recession levels
    improved in the second quarter of 2011, capital to younger companies. looking at the venture capital industry, partner Mark Jensen said a strong. venture capitalists say the country needs to see more The outlook for IPOs in the U.S. study found that 87 percent of U.S.
  • 47 HATS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Seven Secrets of Startup Success
    Investors in very early stage ventures aren’t investing in today’s numbers—they’re investing in the opportunity and the team. Manage Your Capital. Whether you’re funding the business yourself, have raised angel money, or have raised venture, capital is frequently hard to come by. By David Feinleib. lack of passion. Focus.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Venture Capital] SoCal Startups Raise Over $761M in Q2 2014
    SoCalTech.com shared the results of the latest venture capital totals from PwC and the NVCA’s  MoneyTree Report —$761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from $616.83M in Q2 of 2013 in the region, with the Pasadena Angels playing a large role. Read the article. Tweet Tweet.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "In mobile we see simple, clear, snackable experiences winning,” says Matt Murphy, who manages the."
    “In mobile we see simple, clear, snackable experiences winning,” says Matt Murphy, who manages the app-focused iFund at venture capital shop Kleiner Perkins. When you introduce complexity, it can dilute the overall experience.” - “ Why Facebook is making it hard to chat with your friends " via Wired. via micflash ).
  • SILICONHILLS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Datical Receives $3 Million in Funding
    Austin-based Datical announced it has landed $3 million in Venture Capital led by Mercury Fund. Other participants in the Series A fund included Austin Ventures and other investors. Datical plans to use the money to expand its development of its database software, to market its products and on customer service. Austin
  • SILICONHILLS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Macheen Lands $10 Million in Financing
    The Austin-based company reports its existing investors including GemVentures, North Bridge Venture Capital and DFJ Mercury participated in the latest funding round. Macheen Inc. provider of cloud-based services and broadband connectivity, has closed on $10 million in funding. Austin Technology
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] European Regulator Consults On Crucial Details Of The AIFMD
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Cloverfield: A Building ARG Climax
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! News reports surfaced yesterday about a Tagruato Oil Rig collapse ( Chaui Station ), with possible T.I.D.O. Wave involvement. If you haven't already done your research on Cloverfield , now would be the time.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Fantasy Olympics: Go For the Gold in Beijing
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Just a quick post to share a time-sensitive find. My girls and I are planning to chart the Olympic medals by event, so I went looking for Olympic data online. There is -- if interested, check out TheFantasyOlympics.net.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Biggest Round I've Seen in a LONG Time.
    Other participants in the round included Adams Street Partners, Angeleno Group, PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund, Vedanta Capital LP, New Silk Route, The Westly Group, and current investor MissionPoint Capital Partners. A few notes to point out: 1. So yes, even in this economy, venture capital financing IS readily available. 2.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Become a Regular Bplans Contributor
    We’re looking for smart writers with a good knowledge of what it takes to start a small business, to get a business funded, or to work through the various aspects of planning a venture. Venture capital funding and angel investment stories. Otherwise, read on! We love a good startup story — how did you succeed?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 7 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Be a Better Mom (Plus, Enter to Win a Free VA for 2 Weeks!)
    Since she’s bootstrapping her business without venture capital, she continuously thinks outside the box and implements new ways to market her business. This is a guest post by Owen McGab Enaohwo of HireYourVirtualAssistant.com. Balancing a successful business and being a devoted mom is a tough job. Save 1.5 Top Image Credit}.
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Talking tech with Peter Thiel, investor and philanthropist
    where they are on the Silicon Valley venture capital side. What that means as a venture capitalist is that you have to invest in think the people who invested. was anytime during the '70s in the U.S. You can look at things like the. way up.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Who's The Next Hot Deal?
    “If you’re Facebook, you’re trying to be the operating system of our life—all our interactions,” says Jason Mendelson, managing director of Foundry Group, a Boulder, Colorado-based venture capital firm. After Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, it's natural to wonder who's next. billion.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: An Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Friday, November 4, 2011. An Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur. Tien Tzuo, the CEO of Zuora and the former VP of Strategy at Salesforce.com , came to our class on 11/3 at Stanford. Two thumbs up. Posted by. Robert Siegel.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Is Instagram an Emerging Company?
    It does not suffer from "commentary fatigue" nor opaqueness as terms like “middle market” or “venture-backed” or “SaaS” or “startup” or “small and medium-sized” do. Just reading the above it should be obvious that emerging companies are usually NOT venture capital - backed. Webster defines "emerging" as follows: 1. read more.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Forget About the Numbers
    As any venture capitalist worth his salt will tell you, there is a chasm of difference between the mostly grounded-in-reality financial forecasts offered by public companies, and the almost never do come true "rosy scenario" projections offered as a matter of course by emerging technology companies. So what is going on? read more.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com
    Enter Danni: David’s RFP included: upgrading Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com  to the latest version of WordPress, modernising the design of both sites, making both sites mobile and social-media friendly , changing the commenting system from DISQUS to Livefyre (ff Venture Capital portfolio company) , migrating from AWeber to MailChimp , and.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] $43.2 Million That Can Help You
    Now that summer is officially over, venture capital activity is picking up. just reviewed the many companies who recently raised venture capital with an eye towards those that are offering products and services that could benefit other entrepreneurs and business owners. million led by Greycroft Partners and BV Capital.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Venture Capital] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    The previous government initiatives in Latvia have been found to focus on providing funds with capital, rather than helping startups develop their ideas to a fundable level. Editor''s note: our writer Marija Odineca part of the Labs of Latvia team. Community platforms are great uniters, storytellers and entry points to their scenes.
  • BERKONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Your business: Grow it and hold it?
    Taking money from professional investors such as angels or VCs usually requires that you agree to seek an exit for those investors in your plan, often targeting five to seven years as the ideal period for growth before a liquidity event. For some, that comfort is worth forgoing building high equity value. General Growth
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Starting from a blank canvas
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Starting from a blank canvas. have recently been reading the books and online literature about business models. So which canvas is right for what?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: A Map of Socio-economic Value Creation
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Bio. A Map of Socio-economic Value Creation. Also check out who he puts where on his chart (below). Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Labels: VC:VC.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why Do VC’s Have Ownership Targets? And Why 20%?
    Ownership is a relatively puzzling concept in venture capital.  It seems like almost all institutional investors have an ownership target, and many stick to that number pretty religiously.  Ownership targets are primarily set based on some internal calculation of how an investment can generate “meaningful” returns to a pool of capital.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Help African Entrepreneurs
    In a recent conversation with Voices from McKinzey & Company, Thakkar explained how the Mara Foundation provides mentoring and start-up capital to young entrepreneurs across Africa. Then they built up capital, set up a small business, built some more capital, and bought a home. He is also an active philanthropist. Ashish J.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Even though it is very early in the company’s life, the investor wanted to know whether or not there will be a later need for large amounts of venture capital funding. wonder how many non-profit ventures do think about things this way. ].
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Miami: A hot spot for venture capitalists
    Immigrants in general are disproportionately entrepreneurial.  In addition, Miami is already sometimes called the capital of Latin America, and logically it may soon be viewed as the capital of LatAm tech as well.  I saw numerous companies focused on serving the broader LatAm community using Miami as their home base to do so.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Traditional(?) VC Model: Broken or Forgotten
    Stowe Boyd had some insightful thoughts on Miguel Helft's New York Times article A Kink in Venture Capital's Gold Chain. That article, at a high level, questioned whether the traditional venture capital model is broken because of excess capital and tight exits. vcfaq askthevc
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Gothere's journey on S'pore entrepreneurial road
    While the company started out with no venture capital, in the end, did you went to. a way, yes. If you say to venture capitalists, "Let's build a company." They'd say, "I'll. are aplenty and that somebody in the U.S. or India or China has thought of
  • PUREVC  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] CXO - Another Productive Year
    Dear Readers, As we close out 2009 we wanted to thank you for your continued support of CXO Ventures and CXO Private Equity. Blog highlights include: -The publication TechCrunch recently ranking purevc.com the #53 top venture capital blog based on Google reader subscribers.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
    For five years I was a Microsoft evangelist to the startup and venture capital community. That ended a couple months ago. I am now a Developer Advocate at Google and I love it. After years of defending Microsoft against the Apple fanatics I decided to go to the other side of the road to see for myself. The Mac touchpad is great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Detroit's Education Edge
    What's more: Venture capital— once virtually nonexistent in Motor City —has set up shop, too. There are well-known firms, such as Detroit Venture Partners, which counts entrepreneurial celebrities Josh Linker and Dan Gilbert on its team, to smaller seed-stage firms, such as 313 Ventures. (Yes, really.)
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Update on Financial Services Reform for Private Fund Managers
    Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Facebook: Hey! i Can Haz yr Links n my Chat! - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « RockBand @ SXSW 2008 | Main | GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Resumes are for *Shit*. 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  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Secret History of Silicon Valley: Thu 11/20 Brown Bag Lunch.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] SlideShare to Microsoft: "All Your Powerpoint Are Belong to Us.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Employees Suck. 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. Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Intensive, May 2010.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Check-Ins are Coupons. 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. More Jobs.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sec. State Hillary Rodham Clinton & GeeksOnaPlane / StartupVisa.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GeeksOnaPlane Shanghai! 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Case Study: The L.A. Start-Up Scene
    said Mark Suster, general partner of Upfront Ventures. "We graduate more engineers in Southern California than any other region." No Money, Big Problems But at bottom, nearly everyone acknowledged the city''s biggest weakness--the lack of freely flowing venture capital. "Is there enough capital in L.A.? At the L.A.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Stop playing with your food - WayTooEarly - First Round Capital
    Fortunately, we are lucky to be coinvesting with Harrison Metal and Intel Capital , as well as some of the savviest angel food cake eaters – I mean angel investors) I know.    November 16, 2010 in First Round Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. First Round Capital. WayTooEarly. TrackBack. Way Too Early.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's Progress is Significant For Northern Europe
    In the previous post with Nexit Ventures we talked about the maths behind venture capital. In the post we basically outlined with the help of very basic level maths and assumptions why venture capitalists aim for ten fold returns on their investments. Back in 2005 Ebay bought Skype for $2.6 billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-Up Follies
    Forman, whose company was behind the uber-popular game Draw Something, which sold to Zynga for $210 million last year, says his "leverage" came from not other acquisition offers, but rather from collecting term sheets from three venture capital firms that affirmed the valuation he wanted. Only it rarely looks like heaven.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] The List
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, you're probably sick of posts about Web2.0, mashups and the like. Therefore, I thought I'd provide another and really test your loyalty. Baris at ComVentures has posted a long list of Web2.0 companies , across multiple categories.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] A Checklist For Writing Code
    Nate Jenkins, co-founder of Authorea (ff Venture Capital company), offers, “Sometimes solving a simpler problem can be a beachhead towards a fully-featured solution. Max Segan , Facebook engineer and former ff Venture Capital intern, observes, “Specifically, think through your API. ” 3) Design the code.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] What Should Entrepreneurs Look For in Company Counsel?
    During a talk today with Dave Felman at UF's Law School (Professor Danny Sokol 's class), a student asked what I look for in venture capital counsel.  It was a good question, and the answer for me is similar to what I'd recommend for entrepreneurs vetting company counsel. uf lawyers faqfriday dave felman danny sokol
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: November 10th – 30th
    Quora: What great companies did not raise venture capital? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (three of which are Quora-related). Cheers, Scott.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Majority of both Drivers and VCs are Above Average
    The one other group which seems to exude this type of thinking is venture capitalists. I can’t tell you many times I’ve been at breakfast/lunch/cocktails with another one or a couple VCs and someone talks about all of the other “bad” VCs who don’t know what they’re doing. Yet the reasons discussed in these conversations are always different.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Update From ADPrentice
    In the post I described the entrepreneurship education event I helped put on with Sameer Gandhi (Accel Partners – then at Sequoia Capital) and Mark Siegel (Menlo Ventures). In 2005, I wrote a post titled ADPrentice that talked about a weekend event I did with a number of the undergraduates in my MIT fraternity (ADP).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Inside Thrillist's Grand Plan For Growth
    He should know: He also, with his father, runs Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. "I feel like I have been a fraud previously. I now have a much more sophisticated view of how things work." Perhaps that's because Thrillist hadn't relied (much) on outside capital before. Rich said.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Venture Capital] On Building RED Labs
    We created a “startup curriculum,” which included guest speakers on business models, venture capital, angel investing, legal issues, user experience, and more. Starting a university accelerator is hard, but advancing an ecosystem is even harder. RED Labs, upgraded. Bauer and Entrepreneurship. Academic Activities. Getting Started.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Election of the Board of Directors
    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 fifteenth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Election of the Board of Directors.
  • WILL PRICE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Seeking Alpha
    Seeking Alpha is a blog focused on investment strategy, portfolio management, and alternative assets (hedge fund, venture capital, etc). My blog recently was added to the VC section of Seeking Alpha. The site is a useful aggregation of information pertinent to those interested in alternative asset management. Check it out
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] What We Must Learn from Asia
    I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms.  My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Voice-Blogging Start-up Gets More Funding
    Bubble Motion secures an additional $5 million from Japanese capital firm JAFCO, as its popularity spreads across Asia. Bubble Motion, the voice-activated blogging service based in Singapore, just announced a $5 million Series E funding round, led by JAFCO, a venture capital firm in Japan.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Move over #SoMoLo ? it's time for #SoMoLoClo
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Move over #SoMoLo … it’s time for #SoMoLoClo. We use Facebook to tell friends what we have bought (and follow their recommendations).
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science
    Jon Feiber of Mohr Davidow Ventures and Ann Miura-Ko of Floodgate are co-teaching the class with me (and Alexander Osterwalder is a guest lecturer.) We have two great teaching assistants , plus we’ve rounded up a team of 25 mentors (VC’s and entrepreneurs) to help coach the teams. Shawn Carolan , Menlo Ventures. Why Teach This Class?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] One CEO's Quest for VC Funding
    Jeff Gordy, CEO of Z2 Systems, learned two important lessons while looking for growth capital. One thing all growing companies need is access to growth capital. We have an insatiable desire to grow, and access to capital can help us achieve our growth goals-except when it's in short supply. This is a huge mistake.
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