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  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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%
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 31: Congressmen Dan Lipinski and Seth Moulton
    Lean methodologies have changed the way science is commercialized in the U.S. Now it is changing how we protect the homeland and keep Americans safe and around the world. How the U.S. The show airs on SiriusXM Channel 111 (weekly Thursdays at 1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern). Dan Lipinski. Joining me in the Stanford University studio were. Seth Moulton.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The accelerating rate of change
    I’m at Singularity University (SU) in Palo Alto this week learning more about the big technologies that are changing the world and how to apply them to solving the world’s biggest problems. Moore’s Law is perhaps the best known example of an enduring exponential improvement, but it’s just one of many. will blog it tomorrow.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    More factoids: He also turned down multiple acquisition offers for his location-based service and once used a 160-slide pitch deck to woo venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. While Foursquare has raised $71 million in venture capital, Crowley said his first pitch to venture investors was a learning experience. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Bootstrapped Backbone of the Quantified-Self Movement
    Owen Thomas, an editor at ReadWrite, has another theory about the investment: It wasn''t necessarily the founders getting to a new place, but rather the venture capital community finally coming around to an idea that caught on first with folks who weren''t tech elites. Mike Lee emerged from the first dot-com boom with an idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Report: Fewer VC Funds Raising More Money
    There were fewer venture capital funds than last year, but they raised $2 billion more than Q3 in 2011. Venture capital fundraising continues to grow, as the industry is becoming increasingly concentrated around a handful of firms. Rounding out the top five were funds from GGV Capital, Tenaya Capital and Mayfield Fund.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Chasing Returns
    If he can't understand it, he withdraws from the fund, no matter how good the returns are. I'll take this conversation back to a market that I do understand - venture capital. The venture capital business is showing good returns for the first time in a decade. Venture capital is not financial engineering.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Eight Action Items to Make Your Startup Bankable
    In all cases, the loan option should be investigated before looking for an angel investor, since the “cost” of a loan is usually considered less than giving up a large share of your company equity and control to angel or venture capital investors. I’m told that 21 companies on the Inc 500 list started with bank loans, so you can do it too.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is."
    ““There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is not top of mind,” said Tripp Jones, a partner at August Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Half-joking, he added: “For many companies, a security breach would almost be a nice problem to have in some cases.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Blog - Untitled Article
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Cool News/Map Mashup Jeff Clavier's recent post turned me on to What's Up a news map project developed by Jeroen Wijering. I've been looking into a variety of data visualization mashups and this one is quite elegant. You can launch it here.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). Related images: nerve graft.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] ClariFI clears $3.5M
    TL Ventures is putting in $3.5M and getting a couple board seats: William Guttman and Robert Keith. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Brad and his team over at ClariFI landed a quality finance-sector partner -- who also brought some dollars. wonder if I could have avoided that YHOO dive.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Am I the Key to a Secret CIA Conspiracy?
    It seems two of the companies I'm on the board of (PayPerPost & CallMiner) have a secret joint venture with the CIA to identify and undermine radical, dissident bloggers. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This has to be an April Fool's Joke , but it got a chuckle nonetheless.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Tropic Thunder "Viral" Video
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, especially when the hammer comes out. Enjoy! [It looks like MTV is forcing viewers to MTV.com -- I'll embed for now, in hopes they eventually ditch the shackles. Go watch it anyway!]
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Israel, Feldman, Winer, Calacanis, Arrington: Take it to the Fight Club
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The never ending drama around puppets is just amplifying what I always suspected about the social media elites. No wonder Ted Murphy scared them so much, he took much worse and handled it much better. Those guys need to take it to a ring.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Dystonia Cure Within Reach for Tyler's Hope
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've blogged here before about Tyler's Hope and wanted to share a big day for Tyler and his family. This morning CNN.com posted the video below and TylersHope.org is getting bombarded with people wanting to help find a Dystonia cure. tylers hope cnn dystonia
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday – Israeli Funding Recap
    V enture capital funding of Israel companies opened strongly in Q1 2010, with 55 deals completed since January 1oth 2o1o, according to Capital IQ. Canaan Partners; Greylock Partners; Siemens Venture Capital GmbH; Warburg Pincus LLC;Wellington Partners Venture Capital GmbH. Sequoia Capital. -. Target.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Personal Equity
    Steve Bird of Focus Ventures wrote an interesting paper on what drives venture capital returns. The paper looks at two investment cycles: the PC era of 1983-1987 and the Internet boom of 1997-2001. In the former era, the top 50 firms represented 13% of the industry and captured 44% of the value created.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists that Fail
    Silicon Beat has an interesting article on the failure of Worldview Technology Partners that provides some interesting insight into why venture firms fail. think understanding how venture capital firms work and why they fail is important for entrepreneurs that are trying to raise capital.
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Future Goals
    I'm more focused than I have ever been. always set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Student Startup Offers Quora Like Platform for Profs and Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
    She raised an initial round of $1.5-million last year from the venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, and raised an additional $6-million from investors in November. Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the boom in higher education startups. From Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ms.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Getting Funded: Step 5, The Legal Grind
    While there is nothing overly complicated about venture financings, especially early ones, there is a cadre of legal professionals that not only know the law behind getting a deal done but also know what the expected behavior  of the legal team should be. Often, mistakes made at this stage can cost dearly later in the company’s life.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » 2009 Startup Executive Compensation.
    Basically the survey collects salary, cash bonus and equity information for the top executives in private companies (mostly venture- and preventure-backed companies). So if you are a startup CEO of CFO (whether you have venture backing or not) please take the time to go  complete the survey and you’ll get the 2009 results for free.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: The Unintended Consequences of Facebook.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Thursday, October 20, 2011. The Unintended Consequences of Facebook. On 10/18 Ian Van Hoven, currently with Netflix , came to my class at the Stanford GSB to discuss the CDNetworks case (where he used to work). Posted by.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! In short, your logic here is not only faulty, it's piss-poor and reveals your absolute ignorance of what goes on in the venture world.  The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! right.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Fishbrain closes $2,4M Funding Round lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners
    Despite the company being a bit “fishy” investors have been attracted to Fishbrain like hungry cats; two days ago Fishbrain announced the closing of a funding round of $2,4 million, lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners. Angling in the US alone , according to Fishbrain, is an annual industry worth over $48 billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Founders: Get Those Skeletons Out of the Closet!
    Here’s the problem with that way of thinking: Partnering with a venture backer is like getting married. Why Revealing Your Issues Can Help Your Business Prosper Yes, I’m the founder of a venture capital firm. No company is perfect. And your investors are going to discover your imperfections sooner or later.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Mintos Signs Up Czech Mortgage Lender ACEMA
    Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos closed last month a seed-funding round, attracting €2 million from Skillion Ventures , a Riga-based venture capital firm. Starting from 2015, Mintos offers a peer-to-peer lending business model on a single platform for investors and borrowers.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Why You Can't Live (or Die) Without Business Systems
    Funding Try walking into a bank or a venture capital firm and telling them what a talented widget maker you are and that they should give you money to build your company. Business systems, business systems, business systems.why is everyone always going on and on about systems in your business? Well, it''s simple really. read more.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale?From Point to Line to Curve
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? That’s not all.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Anti-Pivot
    Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Venture Hacks VentureBeat Watching Websites Simple template. The next day she approaches their table looking sharp.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Spinach – Mobile Commerce And Group-Buying Platform
    It closed a US$1 million round of venture capital funding in January 2011 that came from multiple sources including Blumberg Capital, Quest Venture Partners, LaunchCapital, and Transmedia Capital. The customer gets to save money, and the merchant is able to attract a local customer at minimal expense.”.
  • 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.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Doing Deals – 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 2)
    Entrepreneurs are often negotiating with guys (or gals) on the other side of the table who are far more deal savvy and experienced than they – e.g., venture capitalists, private equity guys, corporate development guys – and are masters at playing on their emotions. Tips Tip #1 – Check Your Emotions and Remain Disciplined.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship?predefined
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Entrepreneurship–predefined. This is a slightly purer form of the concept … not optimizing, but pursuing opportunity. like it. Newer Post.
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