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FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] That WikiSucks
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
In particular, Chinese venture capital fund Northern Lights has recruited the founders of Silicon Valley successes NetScreen, OmniVision, Spreadstrum and LinkSys to be a part of their $100M fund in China. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Take Wikia for example, a St.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] How to Build a Health Care Startup--and Not Tick Off the FDA
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
No matter which strategy you choose, Amir Nashat, a managing partner with venture capital firm Polaris Partners, advises you to just chill out. The venture capitalists didn''t want to work with medical device companies that were doing U.S.-first There are plenty of health-related ventures that don''t need FDA regulation.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) | Main | Got SchadenFreude? while i don't profess to understand credit or capital markets, i do know that internet startups cost less money than ever to get started. Part II! er, Dorsey.
REDEYE VC [Venture Capital] Introducing our New Head of Talent at First Round Capital, Jack Leidlein
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Today I'm thrilled to announce that Jack Leidlein has joined First Round Capital as our new Head of Talent. . Please join me in welcoming Jack to the First Round Capital team. Jack has spent the vast majority of his career enabling early stage technology companies to attract and retain top talent. He's
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Pay attention: Digital Health Track on the opening day of Arctic15
| THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
Just recently they raised 3,5 million € funding from XLHEALTH , a German Venture Capital Investor specialized in Digital Health startups. This post is by Ville Koiste from the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. It is expected that all together 1200 attendees will participate and that’s neither too much nor too few. Just copy and paste?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Denmark Moves Towards Dropping The "Entrepreneurs' Tax"
| FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
This made the marginal tax rate roughly 67% for any investor or entrepreneur who fell into the bracket, making it extremely difficult for Danish entrepreneurs to attract capital, exit, or keep up with their taxes whenever they received an investment. The abolishment of the tax comes as part of the government's proposed tax reform.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Open Ocean Capital Closes Fund Three Worth 40M Euro
| MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
Open Ocean Capital , founded by some of the individuals that invested into MySQL before it was later sold to Sun MIcrosystems, has raised its third fund - Fund Three. Open Ocean Capital looks to use the funds to invest into startups in "Europe and beyond", pretty much meaning there is no geographical restrictions on those who can apply.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Vigo Accelerators To Start Building Funds
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
The so called mini-funds, will work in a way to fill the gap in seed and venture capital investments. Veraventure, the investment arm of the government, has been granted permission to invest on maximum 5 million euros per fund and at maximum, it's share of the capital should be 49% or less.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Raising Money? Don't Get Ripped Off
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
Before you look for venture capital, you'd better have a great venture lawyer, and be prepared to keep her in the loop. Work with a True Venture Lawyer Naturally, I am a little biased on this one! Provisions that are odd to your buddy the real estate lawyer are often quite standard in the eyes of a venture lawyer.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Fishbrain closes $2,4M Funding Round lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners
| THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
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.
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Angels Finance 27 Times More Start-ups Than VCs
| FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
It’s amazing how many entrepreneurs think venture capital funds are the primary source of funding for seed and start-up companies. Scott Shane makes an important contribution to our understanding of entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital in his new book Fool’s Gold published earlier this year.
GUST [Venture Capital] The World of Gust
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
When we originally conceived of a single platform tying together the world’s entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and supporting organizations , it quickly became apparent that the biggest challenge had nothing to do with technology. Welcome to Gust! Gust News Gust gust.com launch
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Who's An Entrepreneur-Talk with the Kauffman Foundation « Steve Blank
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
Translation: They write checks for $100 Million dollars a year.) The Churchill Club , Silicon Valley’s largest public affairs organization, invited Carl Schramm , president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and I to talk about entrepreneurship. Rich Karlgaard , publisher of Forbes and co-founder of the Churchill Club refereed the event.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] The Cognitive VC
| SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
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. Oil and Water: Mobile Apps and Fast Iteration Due Your Diligence The Best Tech Ventures Pursue Vision First and Mon.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank
| MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
You’re Hired, You’re Fired. My first job in Silicon Valley: I was hired as a lab technician at ESL to support the training department. packed up my life in Michigan and spent five days driving to California to start work. Driving across the U.S. is an adventure everyone ought to do. This could be a bad day. Are You Single? Sign me up.
PROFESSOR VC [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? As an active participant in the Silicon Valley new venture ecosystem and entrepreneurship educator, Im intrigued by the recently announced program Venture for America (VFA). Back to Venture for America. Venture capital Texas. Venture Hacks. Venture News.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] Business Model Analysis, Part 9: Outsourcing
| SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
This consumed most of the $9 million in venture capital that Cake had raised, and put the startup in a precarious position when demand for its service was slow to emerge and then capital markets slammed shut during the 2008 global economic crisis. This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs.
TECHCRUNCH.COM [Venture Capital] Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy? Think Again.
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise GreenTech CrunchBase TechCrunch TV Disrupt SF More TechCrunch TV Beta Invites Crunchies Elevator Pitches Gillmor Gang Podcasts TechCrunch Europe TechCrunch Trends TechCrunch France TechCrunch Japan Whats Hot: Android Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Zynga Subscribe: Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy?
WATCHING WEBSITES [Venture Capital] Lean analytics: Questions VCs should ask (and you'd better answer)
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
This is a great metric because you can track it month over month, and understand the impact of hiring or capital expenditure on the site. The same way the lean startup phenomenon is a reaction to the years of easy venture capital, lean analytics are a reaction to the mounds of data we’re drowning in. Sorry about that.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] [U.S.] Small Businesses Look To Hire In The Next Six Months: Pepperdine
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
The findings come from the initial results of a survey of 7,502 small privately-held businesses with revenues of less than US$5 million dollars by the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project with the cooperation of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Access To Capital Key Reason Why Small Businesses Not Able To Hire.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Is Amazon Fresh a Boon For Small Businesses?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
Then, of course, there’s the issue of setting prices, adds Tom Furphy, a former Amazon executive who worked on Fresh for four years and now runs Consumer Equity Partners, a venture capital firm in Seattle. Startups are loving the exposure that comes with joining the e-commerce giant''s grocery-delivery business.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] The Rise Of Nordic Health
| FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
Last year Slush brought together 15,000 attendees, including 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. This guest post is written by Bogdana Gamburg , the coordinator of Finnish health & wellness startup association HealthSPA. Why should we care about this?
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?
| SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
Today’s runner up post is from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures titled 30/10/10 where he explains a pattern to the metrics he sees across his portfolio for both web and mobile apps. VC firm credibility : The quality of a VC can often be judged by the quality of its LPs. High-quality LPs invest in high-quality VCs.
- [Venture Capital] Some New Stuff From USV
The idea for office hours comes from our friends at First Round Capital and Foundry Group. Tags: Venture Capital and Technology Yesterday we kicked off "office hours" for USV. We did it with this post on the USV twitter account. We got 68 responses in a few hours for 32 slots. We try to tweet out a job or two every day.
- [Venture Capital] Thanks For Entrepreneurs
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GENUINE VC [Venture Capital] Excited to Co-Found a New Micro VC Firm
| THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
My new partners, Rob Go and Lee Hower , and I are very enthusiastic about starting our new firm, NextView Ventures. The three of us believe that there is a compelling market opportunity on the east coast for a new seed-stage venture capital firm for founders starting internet-enabled businesses. Stay tuned for more to come
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Stock Purchase Agreement
| FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
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 ninth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Representations and Warranties. Conditions to Closing.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Four Reasons Index Ventures Invested In Grey Area
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
million euro series A round from Index Ventures, London Venture Partners and Initial Capital. Ben Holmes from Index Ventures outlined four reasons why they invested in Grey Area. think this is a good read for all entrepreneurs to keep in mind if they are looking for venture capital. Positive early traction.
SOCAL CTO [Venture Capital] Map of VC Investments
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] My 10 Most-Read Posts of 2011
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
This is a good list and a good reminder that it isn’t all about angel investors or venture capital. While I’m happy to post here once a week, I’m posting much more frequently over at my main blog, Planning Startups Stories , which is also hosted on bplans.com. These are the most-read posts on that blog for 2011.
ALLTHINGSD.COM [Venture Capital] Fenwick VC Survey: Q2 Funding Valuations Shoot the Moon
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
According to Fenwick & West’s latest Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey , fundings in the second quarter of this year showed the highest valuation increases in more than five years. Patrick, price , Q1 , Q2 , report , round , second quarter , Series B, Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey, survey , up, valuation.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank
| THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
Reply Dave , on June 18, 2009 at 10:14 am Said: Steve, Thank you so much for this article. I’m 3 years in on my first venture with 2 kids and you’ve outlined some fantastic, and very concrete, suggestions. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. But entrepreneurs can be great spouses and parents. Put the kids to bed.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Study Looks at Equity Financing in Skåne
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
The business Angels were sourced from Connect Skåne and Almi Delfinerna, while the VCs were sourced from the venture capital associations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Germany. There are a few takeaways that I found interesting, which we''ll summarize, but the entire thesis can be found online. investments on average.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
The previous government initiatives in Latvia have been found to focus on providing funds with capital, rather than helping startups develop their ideas to a fundable level. Editor''s note: our writer Marija Odineca part of the Labs of Latvia team. Community platforms are great uniters, storytellers and entry points to their scenes.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
I've been involved with a hundred companies, and YouSendIt's development was very, very standard," says Nick Sturiale, a YouSendIt board member and partner at Jafco Ventures, a Palo Alto, California, venture capital firm. Then the cyberattacks started. It started with a pen, a piece of paper, and an idea. He was wrong.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Creative Capital Advantage
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
For the entrepreneur, creative capital can be the catalyst to compel investors to sign on earlier in the start-up process. These creative assets brought our start-up venture to life and made it easier to evaluate and compel investors, partners and vendors to believe in our start-up and want to work with us earlier in the process.
WWW.THEDAILYMUSE.COM [Venture Capital] What Start-ups Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
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.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Drowning in Liquid Assets: 5 Risks Faced by Over-Funded Startups
| SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
With Venture Capital investments up 22% in 2011 and average deal size on the rise , there is a lot of money floating around the startup world. In this “founders market” investors are eager to deploy capital, and when VC bank accounts start to resemble Scrooge McDuck’s vault, startup valuations and funding rounds rise. Sept 201
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Startup Incubator Begins Accepting Applications In Estonia
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
The takeaway for entrepreneurs is that they're give more resources, coaching advice and seed capital. Startup Incubator , a new program aimed at helping startups, has spun off from Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and begun accepting applications. The Startup Incubator site features 12 mentors that help companies get further in their track.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] DealDash Recruiting Talent With Strong Growth And $1M Investment
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
We talked to William Wolfram, the founder and CEO of the company and he's able to confirm that the company has closed a $1 million investment in the last days of December from David Friend, Spintop Ventures, Finnvera Venture Capital, Juha Halttunen and Teemu Aho. Currently DealDash is looking for front-end developers.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] No Regrets (Mostly): Reflections from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs
| MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
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. One is searching for a role in a new venture after a hiatus to start a family. What are these alums doing now?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Finnish Industry Investment Launches FoF Growth II
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Finnish Industry Investment has raised a total capital of €130 million is the first closing of their new FoF Growth II fund. During a period of 4 years (2009-2013) FoF Growth I in 11 Finnish venture capital and small buyout funds. The FoF Growth fund will invest in approximately 10 funds between the years 2014-2018.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Now Comes The Hard Part
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
His lack of experience didn’t limit the company at first, but as Etsy grew and took on tens of millions of dollars in venture capital financing, it began buckling under the weight of its success. You call it Etsy. “You’d go to Etsy.com, and it was like dead air,” Dickerson says. twice). billion this year.
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Right of First Refusal, Right of Co-Sale and Lock-Up
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
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 fourteenth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Right of First Refusal. Right of Co-Sale. Lock-Up.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Latvian startup scene overview: March
| FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
Public venture capital (PVC) plays an important role in Latvia. In March Latvian Venture Capital Association (LVCA) has for the first time released official numbers to back up this argument. Let''s look back on what happened last month: Launch of Latvian startup community platform. Bottom line: €16.4 million. Infogr.am
FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] How To Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010
While I’ve spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley — both as an angel and venture capital investor — I’ve never lived there. Last week I posted an article on peHUB titled How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community. Here it is in its entirety. I’ve lived in Boulder for 15 years after living in Boston for a dozen.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Outbox Wants to Revolutionize U.S. Mail
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
The lead investor was Floodgate Fund, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm founded by former Austin software entrepreneur Mike Maples Jr. Co-founder Evan Baehr is one of several new entrepreneurs that may make you less dependent on the U.S. Postal Service. As the U.S. One of them, Austin-based Outbox has received $2.2 Why Austin?
SOCAL CTO [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
And And after 30 years of Venture investing we still have a hard time articulating why. Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. How To Pick A Co-Founder , by Naval Ravikant (Venture Hacks). Why You Should Write. Kanye West.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] City Transit Drag Race: Uber Vies for Ubiquity
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
Uber, which connects smart-phone users with private drivers of sedans, SUVs, and taxis, is no longer just a scrappy Silicon Valley start-up burning through its venture capital funding. To nod to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen''s frequent phrasing, this is software "eating" urban transportation. market.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Estonia Or Silicon Valley – What's The Difference?
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
What we do miss is capital. In Estonia, there are also some angel investors from EstBAN , local accelerators and smaller venture capital firms for pre-seed investments but you’ll mostly need to look outside for funding to scale. But today, one should still keep his eyes on the Valley for different mentors and of course capital
TAFFY WILLIAMS [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights
| TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
The institution believes that keeping the products and companies separate would be the best value and make it easier for each company to raise capital and develop products. Startup Basics Recap from Interview Introduction to Links for Capital Market Articles. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what? Stuck?
TAFFY WILLIAMS [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
The fund managers that fall into Hedge Funds, Cross-Over funds, and Venture Capital, will certainly do more of an examination of you and your company. Investors will often seek to invest lesser money and try to get to an inflection point before having the company raise added capital. Also, DO NOT request too little capital.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth.
| SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists Exploiting a Position of Power → If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth… Posted on June 13, 2009 by fnazeeri You knew this was coming.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Symptoms Of The Norwegian Startup Ecosystem
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
While Nordic and Baltic startups seems to thrive, why don’t we see any ventures emerging out of Norway, several Nordic and European professionals questioned me. This guest post is by Tor R. Grønsund. He is the co-founder of Waffle Labs , a lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo, and the writer of the blog Methodologist.
ONLYONCE [Venture Capital] Book Short: I Wish This Existed 12 Years Ago
| MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
Brad Feld has been on my board for over a decade now, and when he and his partner Jason Mendelson told me about a new book they were writing a bunch of months ago called Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist , I took note. I thought, “Hmmm. I’d like to be smarter than my lawyer or venture capitalist..
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 6 Questions for Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
He's a personal mentor of mine. I was a partner at Maveron, which is a venture capital firm in Seattle he co-founded. The CEO of the yogurt chain talks leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, overcoming copycats, and coping with a scandal. The company's CEO Ron Graves, who joined Pinkberry in 2007, stopped by Inc.'s It's so successful.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Study Reveals Silicon Valley Is Way Behind on Gender Equality
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] State of Entrepreneurship? Kauffman Says Could Be Better
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
The investment performance of the venture capital industry has drawn increasing criticism, while bank finance remains challenging after the recession. Change the economics of the venture capital industry. The Kauffman Foundation released its annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. Financing is still a big challenge.
WWW.WOMEN2.ORG [Venture Capital] Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Prior to that, she worked in venture capital at OpenView Venture Partners. Women’s Capital Connection: Changing The Face Of Angel Investing (Women Angel Investors). Pitch 2009 is a unique startup competition open to early-stage ventures globally. Rebecca Lynn Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures. about.
BABBLING VC [Venture Capital] Your Track Record Probably Sucks
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Let's connect this to venture capital and where your track record comes into play. There's plenty of funds who have to invest their capital and they will find you. Let me phrase that otherwise: "if I have to ask you about your track record, you probably don't have one." There's a huge difference between a CV and a track record.
CASASIEGEL [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Comments from Kopetz.
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Comments from Kopetz. Earlier this week we had Georg Kopetz, the Managing Director of TTTech , come visit our class at Stanford. Posted by. Robert Siegel. at 8:41 PM. Email This BlogThis!
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] VC:VC Rising Tides, Ebbing Tides
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
My VC:VC posts compare the venture capital world with the venture cycling world of bikes and non-profits. "A rising tide lifts all boats" is a famous aphorism, much loved by observers of the financial markets, and duly applied by everyone to everything. However, some folks beg to differ. don't ride a bike in a rising tide.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Venture Capital] Kauffman Foundation Awards 15 Dissertation Fellowships | Entrepreneurship Research
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
Egan, University of California, Berkeley “Rights to Valuations in Venture Capital Backed Startups: The Effects of Reputations” Erik P. I applied for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program this year and was rejected. Here is information on the 15 that received the award. Evidence from U.S. Congrats to all.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
The structure of the Entrepreneur Tax makes individuals personally liable to pay capital gains tax from the increased valuation of the company after investment, even if they recieve no additional personal income. Would you start a high growth company if you knew that if you were to make it to exit, the government could levy a 67% tax? Period.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] 9 Creative Ways to Finance a New Product-Based Business
| THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
But other than traditional sources, like loans, venture capital, and angel investments, how can you get the cash you need to grow? It’s much easier to do than raise capital because the client will be getting your services. When launching a new product, getting the right funding is key. Sell It Into Existence.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] The Anti-Pivot
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
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.
- [Venture Capital] Another Win for Uber and Hailo: Payments
Hailo, which has more than $50 million in venture capital, already operates in five major cities. Forget about the Benjamins: In two months, e-hailing taxicab apps Uber and Hailo will process payments, New York City promises. It''s official: approved app-makers can legally connect cab drivers with passengers in New York City.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
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.
- [Venture Capital] Seven Ways Universities Can Help All Startups
Don’t look here for venture capital levels of funding, but certainly early-stage government grants, incubators, and entrepreneurship incentives are available from endowments and state funds. Collaborative efforts with companies, like Siemens Venture Capital, are available for certain technology and focus areas. Funding.
- [Venture Capital] Use Investment Banks for Exit, not Startup
Officially, the investment banks mission is to raise money for companies by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets, and providing advice on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. In addition, they will likely take between 3% and 10% of any capital raised. None really provide funds for early-stage startups.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins: Talented Designers Wanted
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
The venture capital firm announced the launch of a new fellowship program matching student designers with internships at portfolio companies. This past summer, 30 students got a taste of start-up life in Silicon Valley as engineering fellows at portfolio companies of the venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Preparing For A Financing Round
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things
| TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
Boris Wertz, founding partner of Version One Ventures, believes that if you’ve worked in an industry you’re passionate about for a long time, you may know something about the market that nobody else knows. If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It. Note: Nothing within this article should be construed as legal advice. The U.S.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] 10 Things You Need to Know About LOGIN Startup Fair
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
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.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Google Base Is The Merchant of Record, Now That's Interesting
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006
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FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Does the JOBS Act Help These IPOs?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
According to Renaissance Capital, 71 percent of all IPOs this year have come from companies that have filed confidentially. Nearly 200 companies are expected to go public this year, in no small part due to the president''s bill. And most filed confidential IPOs, courtesy of the JOBS Act. So why are so many filing confidentially? Timing.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Bootstrapped Backbone of the Quantified-Self Movement
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] It's A Magical World Out There Hobbes Ol' Buddy - Let's Go Exploring!
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
He also has ambitions in venture capital. It's been more than five years since the first post on ArcticStartup. We've published thousands of blog posts promoting news important to the Nordic and Baltic European startup ecosystem. Things grew nicely and this year we have employed three full time people to run this show. Antti Vilpponen.
THE VC IN ME [Venture Capital] the vc in me.: The DISRUPTION of Brands
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. As an individual striving to create a brand in venture capital, I too am EXCITED for this future ; ). the vc in me. Welcome! Archives. Profile. Subscribe.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] A Fundraising Survival Guide
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
Opportunities like this dont sit unexploited forever, even in anindustry as conservative as venture capital. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. But the second biggestcause of death is probably the difficulty of raising money.Fundraising is brutal. One reason its so brutal is simply the brutality of markets.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 on the dollar through 6/30/08. October 13, 2008 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Venture Capital.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0 talk at Canada National Angel Summit conf - Master of.
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
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?
CONVERSIONXL [Venture Capital] 19 Psychological Tactics for Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
Education plays a major role in venture capital. Friends and family disproportionately invest early in the funding cycle, generating a signal for later funders through accumulated capital.” ( Agrawal, Catalini, & Goldfarb, 2013 ). Crowdfunding is painful. With standard conversions, people receive value immediately. Fraud.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] Five Learnings Of Growing From A Local Online Startup To An International Business
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Of course there are examples of large international success backed by big venture capital firms starting out with a full crew of seniors and breaking into the market, but most of us will not have that luxury (or desire). 3. By Willem Nout, project manager and Head of Search for Flipit.com. Plan for growth. Build-Measure-Learn.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] 8 Risky Business Investments That Paid Off Big
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Their patience paid off months later when big name venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital invested $25 million in Google. 6. Business is not for the overly cautious or the faint of heart. Here are eight risky business investments that paid off big. 1. Target. Harley-Davidson. Apple. Spanx.
COLORADO STARTUPS [Venture Capital] University of Colorado Denver – Annual Business Plan Competition
| FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
CU Denver's Bard Center is hosting their 10th annual business plan competition on June 10th, and it's open to all early stage Colorado based companies which have not yet received significant Angel or Venture Capital funding. . Orientation for the 10th Annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is coming up.
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Venture Capital] Lessons Learned: About the author
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has worked as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture capital firms. Lean startups can be the most capital efficient companies in the world, because they strive to prevent energy from being expended uselessly. So much for timing. Thanks!
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank
| MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
Founders and dysfunctional families Startup CEO Traits I was having lunch with a friend who is a retired venture capitalist and we drifted into a discussion [.] [.] What makes an individual a great startup founder (versus an employee) has been something I had been thinking about since I retired. Steel, Whirlpool. Steel plant by Lake Erie.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] The Future Of Finnish Fintech Is Bright
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
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.
- [Venture Capital] Mark Suster: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay
Here I talked about Lending Club where I understand hedge fund managers are now deploying capital to lend directly against pools of borrowers. Venture capital will be easy and then hard. Collaborative consumption is the path to growth for successful businesses, explains the internet entrepreneur. Kudos. Prices down. Network Up.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Congrats Mint :) - Master of 500 Hats
| THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Buddy Media raises $6.5M, launches "app" network. SGN buying.
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck? er, Dorsey.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Web 2.0 Expo SF: Series of Tubes + Startup Metrics 101 - Master of.
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! - Master of 500 Hats
| FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Q: How in Holy Hell are Facebook, Slide, Ning, & "Toy Apps" worth.
| FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)
| MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Mike Speiser is Laserlike on Spreadsheets 2.0 - Master of 500 Hats
| TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] RockYou Raises $35M from Doll Capital - Master of 500 Hats
| MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) - Master of 500 Hats
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] STARTonomics.com: Simple, Actionable Metrics for Startup Success.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
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.