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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Defaulting on U.S. Debt is Just Plain Stupid
    Treasuries] and we will still need to raise capital from China, but under which conditions can we do this?" Congress is close to devastating America''s shaky economy, its reputation around the world--and its small business owners. The U.S. is just 10 days away from defaulting on the national debt, currently worth about $16.7 trillion.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
    With all the Championship hoopla of late, wouldn't it be fun if there was a monster venture fund bracket and a battle to the death to crown a venture capital Champion? UNC's Venture Capital Investment Competition includes over 50 student venture capital teams from across the world. unc vcic
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
    Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011
    Funding Strategy In Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson offer a terrific, in-depth explanation of term sheets, funding strategy, VC motivations, etc. Fred Wilson discusses working capital financing and customer financing. Rob Go on the downside of a career in venture capital. Happy New Year! Are We in a Bubble?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
    About 10 years ago, I entered the venture capital business after being an entrepreneur. The L ean Start Up movement , which has trained entrepreneurs on capital-efficient start-up techniques. 2. When it comes to funding young companies, the investment community is constantly raising the bar. Here's why. They were right.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures together with South Korean, Israeli, British, German, Sri Lankan, American, Swedish and other judges make a unique combination that you can reach nowhere else for feedback. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Tom Laine, CEO at Innopinion and Teemu Polo of Soljuva Technologies and Starttaamo.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Punt to Fred: Following Through
    Some of them have or will raise a follow-on round from the angels; fewer will raise a formal venture round. This will create opportunities for early-stage venture funds, which will have had a lot of their homework done for them in the seed rounds and inevitable thinning of the herds. This year, anyway.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is NextView’s Focus? Another Stroll Through Our Portfolio
    Here’s a good example from Volition Capital. We typically invest between $250K – $500K.  We have pretty strong guidelines internally about how much capital we want to invest in a given company, at what valuation, and thus, what ownership we are looking for.  We tend to be fairly strict, but not dogmatic about these. B2B: 9.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
    We've only, we've got to date with very little capital. We've never done a venture capital round. Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. And the first one is "Talk is cheap. Execution sets you apart." And we think it's all about execution.
  • STARTUP MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements of a Massively Scalable Startup
    Venture capital and hype help bypass this element Figuring Out Your Way to Startup Success » Make Work Meaningful Jul 20, 2010 2:53 am [.] After analyzing several startups I’ve worked with that have reached or are approaching these valuations I’ve boiled it down to four interdependent commonalities that always seem to exist. 
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Donors Choose AVC Meetup
    Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0 talk at Canada National Angel Summit conf - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. 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! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Monday night, I’ll again be the co-host of Entrepreneurs Unplugged where we will be interviewing Tyler Tysdal, the Managing Director of Mantucket Capital. Tyler’s background follows: Mr. Tysdal serves on the Board of Directors for the following Mantucket Capital portfolio companies: BrandJourney Capital and PRN Medical Services.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
    It is no secret that the world of venture capital (VCs) has been turned upside down by the recession, and the many other changes in the marketplace. I see now emerging a new wave of investors, popularly known as “super angels,” micro-VCs, or “super-seed” investors. Every early-stage startup should explore this new funding alternative.
  • VCBALL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Revel in your Defects - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.  I would venture to say that if not for the defect, the opportunity wouldn't be there.       October 05, 2011 in Entrepreneurship and VC , Venture Capital | Permalink.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.
    Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 Dow Jones also states that later-stage financing rounds accounted for 55% of all venture investment in the first quarter of 2009, up from 47% in the same quarter last year. billion in U.S. The median size of $2.4 Not necessarily. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. link] I like the advice.one of the biggest pains is to get VCs to move on your timetable. They went as far as putting down a term sheet. Please share it! Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? In other words, "play to your strengths". The U.S.s link] I agree wholeheartedly.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] the best funding strategy of them all: none
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 The Best Funding Strategy Of Them All: None This blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping. link] Bootstrapping is one of the mantras I repeatedly drive home to the startup companies I work with. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] some thoughts on term sheets
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Its a logical question, but a hard one to answer.the distribution curve, if it could be plotted, would show a huge dispersion around any "typical" mean. Many Thanks!
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Matt is a Chicago VC and MD at DFJ Portage VP (just to throw a few mysterious acronyms at you). And, can you begin a dialogue with multiple mortal enemies?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] in search of.the ideal term sheet
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. You can download it on docstoc here. It is very basic (a good thing) and entrepreneur-friendly. Anyway, its useful as a starting point for discussions. Many Thanks!
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Being Contrarian Is About To Be Mainstream
    Suddenly, to become a successful investor in any segment (angel, venture capital, public markets, debt markets) you have to be contrarian. Over the past two weeks I’ve heard the word “contrarian&# more times than I can count. The assertion that a “contrarian strategy&# always wins seems to be in the air.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, 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%
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Well whaddya know. 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. er, Dorsey.
  • 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
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: The Path of Warriors and Winners.
    Once that proof is obtained, the company can go through the last two steps of Customer Creation and Company Building to capitalize on the opportunity it has found and validated. This post describes a solution – the  Customer Development Model. The difference is that the ones that succeed invent a Customer Development model. Order Here.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff
    On Wednesday, a group of 13 companies presented to 50 investors, looking to raise an aggregate of $16 million in capital. The companies were all part of Capital Innovators, an accelerator venture fund that has been operating since last fall. To be successful, a venture needs this laser focus. Two events this week in St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 170 Companies. 64 Venture Firms. Now Go.
    The National Venture Capital Association hosts World''s Largest Office Hours, its first-ever matchmaking event It’s not easy for entrepreneurs to get the introductions they need to venture backers. ’” says Venky Ganesan, a managing director at Menlo Ventures. Sommers was similarly positive.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Congrats Mint :) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Turning off the email auto-responder. 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! Facebook Ads Suck? Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Web 2.0 Expo SF: Series of Tubes + Startup Metrics 101 - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Google Q1 2008 Earnings: "Comscore, Eat My Shorts." | Main | Startup Metrics 101: a Product & Marketing Workshop (@ Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « 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. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Q: How in Holy Hell are Facebook, Slide, Ning, & "Toy Apps" worth.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! 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! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MicroHooFreude! 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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Mike Speiser is Laserlike on Spreadsheets 2.0 - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Memo to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, & AOL: How to Turn 500M email logins into Facebook Platform & a Crapload of Revenue. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] RockYou Raises $35M from Doll Capital - Master of 500 Hats
    Posted by Dave on Monday, June 09, 2008 at 08:16 AM in Facebookaholic , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : dcm , doll capital , gspeast08 , jia shen , lance tokuda , ro choy , rockyou Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DNN: The Death News Network | Main | Finishing Dead Last. 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! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] STARTonomics.com: Simple, Actionable Metrics for Startup Success.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Finishing Dead Last. 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. er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6.
    Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : Andrew Chen , Silicon Valley , Startup Metrics , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Digg This | Save to del.icio.us 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Become a Web 2.0 Metrics Jedi: Using Product & Marketing Metrics.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On) | Main | Do Re Mi (Antwerp) » Friday, April 03, 2009 Become a Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DMC Metamorphosis :) | Main | US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) » Saturday, June 06, 2009 The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] US Startup Investment Market Overview (Startonomics Tokyo, June.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) | Main | Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) - Master.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Your SOLUTION is Not My PROBLEM | Main | fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups » Saturday, August 29, 2009 Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) Want to meet geeks, startups, VCs, and other folks in DC and/or Europe?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Gordon Gekko 2.0:   (COUGH) Posted by Dave on Monday, October 05, 2009 at 12:31 AM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : glenn kelman , redfin , wrong Digg This | Save to del.icio.us
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] An American Geek in Paris (LeWeb) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 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! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 500 Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER. agree that tuning with the least amount of capital till customers start buying is the way to go. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « 500 Startups | Main | The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Why NOT to do a Startup -- becuz yer Gonna FAIL. 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! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 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, 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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Have You Heard of the Col-Pop?
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Finnish Fintech Is Bright
    And it’s a gap that the magical combo of geeks in T-shirts and venture capital have been all too happy to fill. Our guest blogger, John Hill from Zervant wants to tell why fintech is big – and why Finland is the place to look for it. From the Ashes of the Multinational Comes the Start-up Phoenix. And the change isn’t just economic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?
    Posted on December 3, 2009 by steveblank In my 21 years of startups I’ve had my ideas “stolen” twice.  Once it almost mattered. This is about the time it didn’t. What if, gasp, someone steals my idea?  Then all my hard work will be for nothing. This actually happened to me twice in my career. Are those my initials on the slide? And the slide was….
  • 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
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting
    2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital.  I had multiple term sheets to do my Series A financing. This was pre Venture Hacks so not a lot of help on terms on the Net. The meme was kicked off by Chris Dixon with this post saying that term sheets need to be simplified and align investor / founder interests.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SlideShare launches AdShare, LeadShare: Performance-based social.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong | Main | RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! (FoWA London, Oct.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GeeksOnaPlane @ Ignite Paris (Brady Forrest) | Main | Gordon Gekko 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!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Bernard Lunn: Microsoft=Ali, Google=Foreman, & "Web 3.0" = "Rumble.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Iron Mike Tells Stan Lee to Fuck Off. 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! Facebook Ads Suck? Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Very Close USA-China Olympic Medal Race (if you count points.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebook Inbox 666: Number of The Zuck | Main | Andrew Chen Knows How to Get PAID. 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] TonchiDot Sekai Camera (aka World Camera): "Look Up, Not Down! We.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « OMG. 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. Facebook Ads Suck? Fook Me?
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