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  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.
    2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog - December 3, 2010 [.] For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] These are the numbers in blue. Comments » 1.
  • 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.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Getting our Angel List On
    In the news/hype cycle of venture and start-ups it’s rare when a single news item captures the attention of the entire community, even for a few days, let alone 3 or 4. The idea to democratize capital formation is the important idea here and a continuation of a key trend around start-ups and venture capital of the past 20 years.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Forget Angels, Try Your Parents or Piggy Bank – The Accelerators – WSJ
    We found that only 9% had raised any angel capital, and 11% had raised venture capital after they had grown. Nice piece by Vivek Wadwha the echoes Scott Shane’s Illusions of Entrepreneurship. There was some overlap between these two groups. In other words, nine out of ten successful startups did it all on their own.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?
    Venture Capital. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being.
    Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being Eliminated on Sale of VC/PE Management Companies. According to Bloomberg, there’s a nasty surprise in the bill that eliminates capital gains treatment for carried interest in investment partnerships.  Venture Capital. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Blogs.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Just One Thing Management Dynamics
    There are few overnight successes in this industry, which sees the rare success among a sea of failures as a result of a thousand incremental developments and course corrections. Coming from a big, very big, company I always resented the fight against inertia that resulted in all but certain late arrival with the next new thing.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WSJ on Stanford Student Startup Accelerator | StartX
    At StartX, Stanford students or recent grads undergo a three-month program where they receive free office space and attendant services, plus get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts. via American Free Enterprise. Dream Big.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Business coaching for entrepreneurs
    I recently left the venture capital world to set up a business coaching practice and wrote the following piece for a venture capital related publication. From Venture Capitalist to Business Coach. Pasting it below, and would love to get the forum’s thoughts on how they perceive the value of coaching. Musing
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] July 17 NYC: Event for Angel Investors Only
    Co-Sponsored by Empire Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, and Young Venture Capital Society. Empire Angels  is a member-led New York City based angel group of young finance professionals which seeks to invest in and support early stage technology ventures with a focus on young, US based entrepreneurs.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Income and Outcome
    Here is another posting in my VC:VC series (comparing Venture Cycling to Venture Capital). In Venture Capital, outcome is exactly income. In the Venture Cycling world, there is also some component where Outcome = Income. Technorati: Hazon Venture Capital. When does income = outcome? VC:VC
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Venture Capital Industry View more presentations from NVCA. jobs created).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Two Good Posts on Angel and VC Investment
    This is great timing too, because both angel investment and venture capital are in the midst of rapid readjustment to longer-term changes in the economy of startups and entrepreneurship. This fits, by the way, very well with another of his recent posts, his post last Saturday recommending Venture Hacks’ AngelList Service.
  • WILL PRICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] eBay Devcon 2006
    The first centers on raising venture capital and the second on building a great team. This panel will give you insight into the recruiting process within a venture capital firm, including how they identify and hire CEOs and then work with them to develop top-tier management teams.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Venture Capital Industry View more presentations from NVCA. jobs created).
  • 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.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
    Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. But, there’s a problem… and the problem is simple:  governments should not allow this thing to exist. As the Mt.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Tuesday, December 01, 2009.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    And by brokers, we mean people who offer to make introductions to investor and/or help with raising capital. You must balance short term constraints (human, capital, etc.) with The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Banking.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Oculus Lands $75 Million to Rock the Video Game Industry
    million, and today, Wired reports, Oculus VR , an Irvine, California-based company has just closed a $75 million round led by the esteemed venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Just a year old, the Kickstarter-backed virtual reality startup founded by a teenager is (literally) a game changer. What a difference a year makes.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Getting Funded: Step 5, The Legal Grind
    While there is nothing overly complicated about venture financings, especially early ones, there is a cadre of legal professionals that not only know the law behind getting a deal done but also know what the expected behavior  of the legal team should be. Often, mistakes made at this stage can cost dearly later in the company’s life.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Dropping out of college is suddenly cool, venture capital is stuffy and bad, and a big company can be built with almost no cash. But, just having capital to deploy does not make you a drunken sailor that walks into a port of call ready to blow all his money and befriend the natives. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Yes, in person.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • 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. ”
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups
    Preserve your cash: When you have unlimited cash (internet bubbles, frothy venture climate,) you can iterate on your mistakes by burning more dollars. The goal is to reach venture-scale (~10x return on investment.) The Customer Development Venture Pitch At this point I often hear entrepreneurs say, “We don’t have the money to scale.
  • 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%
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    Last year it replaced its CEO (also the company's first employee) and moved its headquarters to California last year to be closer to its venture capital backers: Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers together control 48 percent of Jive's stock. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc.
  • 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?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is."
    ““There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is not top of mind,” said Tripp Jones, a partner at August Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Half-joking, he added: “For many companies, a security breach would almost be a nice problem to have in some cases.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Venture Capital] INSEAD Panel Event: Angel Investing 101, NY
    David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Founder and Chair of the Harvard Business Angels of Greater New York. INSEAD is holding an angel investing panel on November 4, 2013. hope you can join us (in NY). Panelists are: - Alain Bankier, active member of New York Angels and former CEO of Manichewitz.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Blog - Untitled Article
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Cool News/Map Mashup Jeff Clavier's recent post turned me on to What's Up a news map project developed by Jeroen Wijering. I've been looking into a variety of data visualization mashups and this one is quite elegant. You can launch it here.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). Related images: nerve graft.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] ClariFI clears $3.5M
    TL Ventures is putting in $3.5M and getting a couple board seats: William Guttman and Robert Keith. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Brad and his team over at ClariFI landed a quality finance-sector partner -- who also brought some dollars. wonder if I could have avoided that YHOO dive.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Am I the Key to a Secret CIA Conspiracy?
    It seems two of the companies I'm on the board of (PayPerPost & CallMiner) have a secret joint venture with the CIA to identify and undermine radical, dissident bloggers. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This has to be an April Fool's Joke , but it got a chuckle nonetheless.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Tropic Thunder "Viral" Video
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, especially when the hammer comes out. Enjoy! [It looks like MTV is forcing viewers to MTV.com -- I'll embed for now, in hopes they eventually ditch the shackles. Go watch it anyway!]
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Israel, Feldman, Winer, Calacanis, Arrington: Take it to the Fight Club
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The never ending drama around puppets is just amplifying what I always suspected about the social media elites. No wonder Ted Murphy scared them so much, he took much worse and handled it much better. Those guys need to take it to a ring.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Dystonia Cure Within Reach for Tyler's Hope
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've blogged here before about Tyler's Hope and wanted to share a big day for Tyler and his family. This morning CNN.com posted the video below and TylersHope.org is getting bombarded with people wanting to help find a Dystonia cure. tylers hope cnn dystonia
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing is Where VC was 25 Years Ago
    The angel investment ‘industry’ today is at about the same stage of development as the venture capital industry was in the mid 1980’s. Last week, I was at the Angel Capital Association annual conference in Atlanta. When I was a young entrepreneur, part of our plan was to finance our growth with venture capital.
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday – Israeli Funding Recap
    V enture capital funding of Israel companies opened strongly in Q1 2010, with 55 deals completed since January 1oth 2o1o, according to Capital IQ. Canaan Partners; Greylock Partners; Siemens Venture Capital GmbH; Warburg Pincus LLC;Wellington Partners Venture Capital GmbH. Sequoia Capital. -. Target.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Personal Equity
    Steve Bird of Focus Ventures wrote an interesting paper on what drives venture capital returns. The paper looks at two investment cycles: the PC era of 1983-1987 and the Internet boom of 1997-2001. In the former era, the top 50 firms represented 13% of the industry and captured 44% of the value created.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists that Fail
    Silicon Beat has an interesting article on the failure of Worldview Technology Partners that provides some interesting insight into why venture firms fail. think understanding how venture capital firms work and why they fail is important for entrepreneurs that are trying to raise capital.
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Future Goals
    I'm more focused than I have ever been. always set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term.
  • ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] It Doesn’t Matter Unless We Win
    The second a founder takes venture capital funding, they are signing up to deliver improbable outcomes and the definition of winning becomes way more ambitious.  Then he said “but it really doesn’t matter, unless we win.”. The hard work is table stakes. Winning in entrepreneurship is really hard. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company. Balderton has been investing since 2000, when it was Benchmark Capital Europe, before rebranding in 2007. billion to invest in European technology start-ups. and board member of EyeEm, Hailo and YPlan, joined the team in late 2013.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Seventh Generation Founder Wants to Change the World With. Condoms?
    Rather than taking venture capital or private equity money, Hollender raised funding for Sustain on CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform. Jeffrey Hollender found success building a mainstream cleaning brand that was eco-friendly and safe to use. For his next act, he''s taking on Trojan. Kids, definitely universally, dread it even more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 13 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Venture capital has its biggest quarter since dot-com days; SBA chief weighs in on food trucks; and Kevin Rose tells why Digg failed. 1. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days 2. SBA Chief Gives Thumbs Up to Food Trucks 3. Statistical Analysis: What Makes a Kickstarter Project Fail? 4. Government 12.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The goal of your startup is to exit. What do you actually know about that process?
    That’s especially a thing for venture capital investors to say. We love a good exit story on ArcticStartup. Applifier''s acquisition by Unity got the Helsinki entrepreneurs excited, and quick and eventually lackluster build-up to the Swedish-founded King IPO was fun to speculate on. But there''s a knowledge gap. See you then!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States. The size of the funding round was not announced. So far, RentHome.ru
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"
    This from a man who knows from having made bigger investments that are smaller : Duncan Davidson, Managing Director of Menlo Park-based Bullpen Capital. The way startup funding worked at the turn of the decade, he describes, small firms would raise "seed round" capital from friends and family to get off the ground. The question is why?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] An Urgent Letter From the Managing Editor
    I am working on a book entitled Venture Capital: Our Economic Cornerstone and the Threats to Its Existence: The Crucial Debate. The last chapter, Chapter 7, is entitled, "The Great Life Or Death Debate: Half Full Vs. Half Empty.". See [link]. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's $4 Billion Valuation Is Tone Deaf
    A venture cash infusion might do wonders for growth, but mounting losses could stifle profits. With $250 million in venture capital raised at a valuation of $4 billion, it''s good to be Spotify. The Swedish start-up is closing in on the market capitalization of Pandora, which is currently valued at $5.7 Or so it seems.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Steve Blank: Why Corporate Acquisitions of Startups Fail
    In response, venture capital firms--like Sequoia and Andreessen/Horowitz --are hiring new partners just to work with their portfolio companies and match them to corporations. Not all new ventures are at the same stage of maturity. For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed in 2011 « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 8, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Apparently she’s seen the commercials.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Like 2 bloggers like this post. Reply 2.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Venture Capital] From Reporter to a16z Venture Capitalist: Five Questions with Kyle Russell
    The next day, there was an email in my inbox asking if I’d consider a move to venture capital. HW: Once you were inside of a venture fund, versus talking with VCs as a reporter, what was most surprising or otherwise contrary to your previous assumptions? Of course this meant he was brilliant, and we struck up a friendship.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] One Cheer for the JOBS Act
    It also creates a system through which startups can solicit capital from ordinary (that is, not wealthy) investors, who were previously excluded from the private equity markets. The cheering section also includes venture capitalists, investment bankers and securities lawyers, not to mention entrepreneurs. And yet.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape
    The most important belt that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act loosens concerns the amount of capital a new company may raise through the sale of securities in a 12-month period. Crowdfunding is an efficient way for entrepreneurs to raise seed capital," the editors wrote. Number of U.S. Credit: Prof. Sponsor. Ritter. Discuss.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster
    So then when I wanted to go into venture capital, they said, “You can’t do that, you need to be in EIR.”  So when I got into venture capital, I thought, “Well, what can I do that’s different?”  ” “Okay, well you can be an operating partner or a venture partner.”
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. So, I’ve had about 4 years on the “inside” of a fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS startup. How To Raise Venture Capital View more presentations from Mark Davis.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010
    Draw Your Ideas - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 16, 2010 I saw Jack Dorsey give this talk at The 99% Conference last month. The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 22, 2010 For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 10 Ways To Win In 2014: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide To A Successful Startup
    And finally, in Darwinian fashion, competition for market share amongst the venture capitalists as a result of increased numbers of angel investment syndicates will clear the decks of the low-value add venture capital dollars. by Melissa Thompson, CEO of  TalkSession. For those would-be entrepreneurs debating the startup leap?
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] John Doerr: The salesman for nerds
    Here are the latest videos from Venture Hacks TV (the best startup advice you can get while you’re folding the laundry). This Week in Venture Capital with Jason Calacanis. Video: This Week in Venture Capital Episode 6 ( Download ). You can subscribe to VHTV via RSS , email , or Twitter. 1.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Sunday: Israeli startup headlines March 8
    billion in the US to create new jobs – what is the impact on the venture capital industry? Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president said: “With $3.5 Tungle.me just launched a similar app (see embedded clip below) – should be interesting to see who wins in this heating space.
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Multiple-Round Strategy
    It is in the nature of the venture-capital beast that companies consume cash in their early stages at unforeseen, sometimes alarming rates. Not only must products be developed, but in the classic venture-capital scenario, a new market must be penetrated and sometimes created. Rather, the existence of the product created?uncovered,
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising Q1-Q3/2009 Survey
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 12 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. Tel Aviv, Israel, October 21, 2009. The Take Away: $303 million raised in Q3: 9% above second quarter levels.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  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.
  • 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.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Two reasons why we need large indigenous tech companies
    According to the National Venture Capital Association (of America) ninety-two percent of job creation comes after IPO. For a while now I’ve been saying that large indigenous tech companies are a vital component of a healthy startup ecosystem. The good news is that we are doing better and better at this in Europe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Predictions for 2012
    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. There will continue to be more venture capital placed than makes sense because of the perverse incentives created by the 2/20 model. Android 4.0
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] European Regulator Consults On Crucial Details Of The AIFMD
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Venture Capital] SV Angel's David Lee Takes Heat on Gender Inequality
    Only about 11 percent of senior-level venture capitalists are women, according to the National Venture Capital Association, and about half of venture firms don''t have even one female partner. TechCrunch writer Joshua Constine describes SV Angel as "dude, dude, even older dude, more dudes, female executive assistant."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] TheSkimm: A Little Attitude, Audience Can Draw Big Backing
    million in seed financing led by Homebrew, the venture capital firm founded by early Googlers Hunter Walk and Satya Patel, and supported by RRE Ventures, Troy Carter of Atom Factory, and Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. But Zakin and Weisberg weren''t afraid to ask for help. percent average in media and publishing.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups
    Today, institutions like the Launch Pad University and Americas Venture Capital Conference mean that a city is a hot place for startups to get financed. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself? There is no doubt about it, the appeal of startup culture is inarguable. With luck, we might even make some money doing it. Seattle. Miami.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Entrepreneur Thesis
    So it was kind of obvious when Steven and Yves Sisteron (the partner on my first deal) offered me a role as a partner in their firm that I would work here.  I knew that we were aligned intellectually and ethically.  I had initially called them wondering if they’d fund my third venture.  I never imagined I would switch sides of the table.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. ” Then the fun starts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. However, thats it. Thats it. Any comments? Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Fog of Entrepreneurship. Optimizing resources is tough enough, and you can generally count your resources. Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome?really close now
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. An added goal is that it should be done for that price on-demand, and within a day. Newer Post.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CrowdIPR Offers Freemium Plan For Intelectual Property Crowdsourcing Service
    Also In early February, CrowdIPR also received $135 000 of additional funding from Northstar Ventures and IP Group, both UK-based venture capital firms. CrowdIPR has adjusted their pricing model , now allowing their intellectual property rights crowdsourcing platform to take advantage of freemium features.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Pivoting « 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. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • WWW.THEDAILYMUSE.COM  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What Start-ups Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer
    You don’t want a senior partner preparing documents for an incorporation, nor do you want a third-year lawyer negotiating with a seasoned venture capitalist for you. Raising capital. Company Profiles. About. Contact. Get Involved. Meet the Team. We’re Hiring. Career. Job Search. Entrepreneurship. Education. Style. Health. Money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Report: Square Debating 2014 IPO
    In addition to getting high-profile partnerships, including ones with Starbucks and the City of New York, the company has $340 million in total financing from venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. Another year, another billion-dollar IPO for entrepreneur Jack Dorsey? That''s the rumor.
  • 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
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Fundraising: Words of Wisdom from Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen
    This week, we present legendary angel investor Ron Conway (commonly referred to as the “ Godfather of Silicon Valley ”) and Marc Andreessen , a brilliant entrepreneur and co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The venture capital business is 100% a game of outliers; it’s extreme exceptions.”
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Switching Costs
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged business model , freemium , startup , switching costs. looked around and ultimately decided to use TypePad by Six Apart. Well, after a couple of years and 150+ blog posts, it became clear I had made the wrong choice. Network Solutions.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Startup Executive Compensation Scorecard
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Management , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged bonus , compensation , compstudy , equity , founder , pay , salary , startup. This is the 11th year for the survey and the biggest year ever in terms of participation. The options available are seen in the image below.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf
    In April, VideoSurf raised $16 million in a round of funding led by Israel's Pitango Venture Capital. The video search technology, which cost Microsoft a reported $70 million, will be integrated into XBox. Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf, an Al Gore-backed video search technology start-up, for a reported $70 million. which Yahoo!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Computing Revolution
    We got our hands on this as part of our partnership with Nexit Ventures, who know this stuff by hard and have realised the potential there is in the market place. This post is part of a series of posts supported by Nexit Ventures. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] TheFunded Coming To Boston
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← How Not To Do Customer Support Thoughts On Market Timing → TheFunded Coming To Boston Posted on February 4, 2009 by fnazeeri Put this event in your calendar. Bookmark the permalink.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Happy Holidays
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Where Do Tech VCs Invest? leave you with my all-time favorite holiday card / greeting from Blueprint Ventures back in 2006. So happy holidays to you and yours. Patayto, Patahto. Bookmark the permalink.
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