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  • 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, 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.
  • 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%
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    5 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.
  • 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."
  • 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. Nate, tell us a bit about Rustic Canyon Venture Partners. Not bad, hey? Both companies were in Los Angeles.
  • 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. While people in the article claim ‘this time is different, I am not so sure. (I
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] How We Started Small & Raised Money
    Gupta started working with venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners during college, and went on to help open their Palo Alto office and source $80 million worth of investments. As soon as you raise capital, the stakes go up, your clock is ticking. Start-up NatureBox just raised $2 million in seed financing. asked Gupta. "We
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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  |  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. 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? Government 12.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Quotations-in-Stories Litmus Test
    Mark Suster continues write an outstanding blog about entrepreneurship and venture capital. Listen to conversations around you. I’ve been listening and wondering, is there a difference between the two? Do they just tell stories differently? It’s a Quotation Litmus Test in the making. Definitely plausible. Need a technical co-founder?
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Ten Takeaways from Deloitte’s 2010 Israel VC Indicator Survey
    D eloitte Touche in Israel produces a Venture Capital and Private Equity survey every other quarter in an attempt to identify trends within the venture capital arena, give a summary of VC expectations of the Israeli VC community for the next six to twelve months. Clear cut: VC activity in Israel will become difficult.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    I 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
    I had initially called them wondering if they’d fund my third venture. I’d like to get involved with capital efficient companies early in their lifecycle. I believe in my bones that entrepreneurs shouldn’t “over raise” capital. They should right size their capital raises. They should right size their capital raises.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I 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. No head-banging. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I 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?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I 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.
  • 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. I 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
    On the Lightspeed Venture Partners blog shares notes about "pivoting" from a recent discussion with CEOs of Slide, SayNow (videoegg), Triggit, "all companies that made at least two major pivots before getting to where they ended up, and we discussed the topic of pivoting at some length." Pivot fast. Comments » 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Do Venture Capitalists Really Deserve Half a Billion Dollars in Taxpayer Money?
    Two government programs designed help fund critical, long-shot technology have recently been opened to venture firms. But is this the sort of development venture capitalists do best? According to the National Venture Capital Association, 169 venture capital firms raised $18.7 billion in 2011. No longer.
  • 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.
  • 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
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Migrating…lots of broken stuff Outsourcing For Startups → Switching Costs Posted on September 12, 2010 by admin I wonder if having a high switching cost is the evil twin of the freemium customer acquisition model.
  • 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.
  • 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. Click here to register for the event.
  • 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? I leave you with my all-time favorite holiday card / greeting from Blueprint Ventures back in 2006. I’m optimistic as ever about next year. Patayto, Patahto. link] Enjoy! [.]
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 6: Building The Killer Team – Mission, Intent.
    No one had sat the marketing department down and defined what our department Mission (with a capital “M”) was. Reply How to close a term sheet quickly - Venture Hacks , on April 28, 2009 at 10:43 am Said: [.] During the first few weeks I asked each of my department heads what they did for marketing and the company. Period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Meet the Champions of Clean Tech
    Clean-technology ventures have become something of a non-starter in investment circles. Clean tech venture investment dropped 29 percent from Q4 2012 to Q1 2103, but a few brave souls are staying the course.--Francesca Francesca Louise Fenzi Khosla Ventures has become almost synonymous with clean tech and renewable energy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Venture Capital] It's Not All Rovio - Supercell Is Defining Finnish Mobile Gaming
    In March 2011 Rovio raised $42 million in venture capital funding from Accel Partners, Atomico and Felicis Ventures, but after some digging, it looks like that investment went back to the owners. Rovio has become synonymous with Finnish mobile gaming. And for good reason. Significant digits: Rovio has a longer history. Growth.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Can't Get a Loan? Don't Feel Singled Out
    Acquiring capital is always at least an issue if not outright problem for entrepreneurs. For example, the 2012 level of venture capital investments in most companies was about 60 percent of 2007 levels. Start-up rates continue to be off pace from before the financial collapse because money has been so tight. percent last year.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Moneyball and Picking People
    I watched Moneyball last night. Fun movie, but as is usually the case, the book was better. I did enjoy watching their depiction of the old school scouts talking about the different players they were evaluating. We end up making snap judgements about people and decide in a 30 minute conversation or presentation that “I like that guy!”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership
    As we talked about in our recent article, " What You Need to Know About Private Equity ," most growing companies are dependent on private equity capital, whether it be angel investors, venture funds, or they are looking to buyout funds for an exit opportunity. That's not as easy as it may sound. Find the right investor.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    I 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.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Google Android's Ice Cream Sandwich - Epic Fail
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Sunday, December 18, 2011. Google Androids Ice Cream Sandwich - Epic Fail. I was so excited yesterday when my Nexus S received on Over The Air (OTA) update to Ice Cream Sandwich, the new version of the Android OS.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present
    Last night, GroupMe announced their acquisition by Skype , a great outcome for Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci, and for their investors, First Round Capital included. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. I work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Things I Wish I Could’ve Told Young Mr Fishkin | Rand Fishkin, Moz | BoS EU 2016
    So MOZ is a moderately successful SAS company by venture capital standards. But when you have investors and venture capital in you, as Nick pointed out yesterday, the growth expectations are very different. 6: Raise Capital. A talk that is not just about SEO and Inbound marketing but the entrepreneurial journey.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Is Amazon Fresh a Boon For Small Businesses?
    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.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Pimpin da Maestro: May 29th Eric Ries "Lean Startup" Geek Masterclass | Main | Tweeting Real-time @TWTRcon w/ Kara Swisher, Jeremiah Owyang, Paul Saffo » Sunday, May 31, 2009 The Faces, the *FACES*. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CardCash: The Cure for Unwanted Gift Cards
    So, they decided to capitalize on the "secondary gift card industry" by establishing a secure, online marketplace for it. And if the entrepreneurial pair receives the venture capital they’re seeking, they believe they can capture even more of the $10 billion in unspent gift card money, annually. Forget decorum.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Dave McClure
    This week, we present Dave McClure , a smart entrepreneur turned angel investor and founding partner of 500 Startups , a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” I hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Scott. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jSYuUGZzas.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] From the Buzz of Modular Innovation to Success in Redesign
    On Starting Up… [link] Quick and useful tips on raising venture capital. Every week I read thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you. Have a great weekend! On Design & Product Experience… [link] Finding success in site redesign.
  • 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. vs. $39.5M
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Second Age of Aquarius: Facebook Connect + Facebook Payments.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startonomics Conference on Startup Metrics, AARRR! 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's Progress is Significant For Northern Europe
    In the previous post with Nexit Ventures we talked about the maths behind venture capital. In the post we basically outlined with the help of very basic level maths and assumptions why venture capitalists aim for ten fold returns on their investments. Back in 2005 Ebay bought Skype for $2.6 billion.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Grass is Often Greener on Your Side of the Chasm
    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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Eureka! National Science Foundation's I-Corps Trains a New Generation of Scientists in Business
    The combination of venture capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering). Until today. Gues
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. This time last week I arrived in Berkeley, CA to support my brother Andy and his two children. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Harry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Looking for the Black and Latino Faces in Silicon Valley
    Along with her husband, Mitch Kapor, she also invests in startups with founders who are women and people of color from an underrepresented background through Kapor Capital, a venture capital firm. The Kapors recently wooed former NAACP President Ben Jealous to Kapor Capital to help boost its social impact investing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Collaboration between corporations and startup companies – the key to future success
    While the option to raise huge amount of venture capital and utilize investors networks and connection is limited to a few, the option to sell your ready solution to a customer is given to each of you who made it to the product launch. Yes it is. Both options are the keystones of our B2B TRACK May 27 th.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
    [Venture Capital] What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings
    I’ve had a number of crazy investor meetings over the course of my career, and each of these extreme cases has yielded some valuable insights of what to do, and more importantly, what not to do, when raising venture capital. Venture CreationAs a startup founder, a huge amount is staked on your ability to fundraise.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nov. 7, NYC: NY Tech International Meetup
    On November 7 th evening at our fitness office in midtown, Michael Petrucelli and I will present to members of the NY Tech International Meetup regarding US visa regulations for startups and international venture capital. RSVP: NY Tech International Meetup. Events New York Policy Uncategorized
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Humor from the New Yorker
    Last week's New Yorker magazine (the "Innovation" edition) had several wonderful cartoons that might as well have been drawn for a VC:VC posting (comparing Venture Capital to Venture Cycling). To start with, I couldn't resist a wife's eye view of a not-fit-enough husband becoming a venture cyclist. VC:VC Whimsy
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Stupid Italy Pix
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Well, after an extended break I'm back in the US, back in the US, back in the US of A. An anniversary trip to Italy (and reading Caesar's biography) was just what the doctor ordered for pending world domination, er, building more great companies.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] HD TV 1080i vs. 720p: True Blogosphere Story
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, so it took me a year to care about the great HD TV 1080i vs. 720p wars that were fought back in 2005, but the answers are no less important or funny to me today. If you're doing the same research, I think you'll enjoy finally reading the definitive review.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT: Gainesville Underground Technology
    I've also attached one of GUT's assigned viewings below -- Steve Jobs' Stanford graduation speech (nice tip Todd): Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Steve/Colin: you guys can relax now. GUT was a success, big success, like "I can't wait for GUT 2" success.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Enter the IOS Matrix
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've shared some fun web mashups before, but they grow/improve daily. John Musser over at ProgrammableWeb has built a terrific resource site on Web 2.0 Although Web 2.0 is often defined by user data generation such as blogs, podcasts etc., larger Web 2.0
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost Gets Some Love, and Gives Some
    If you haven't already found RockStartup , the world's first real-time reality show, check out what it's like in the belly of a venture-backed startup. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Arrington had some nice things to say about one of my portfolio companies today. So did Scoble.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Don't Tase Me Bro
    I was going to let the whole Andrew Meyer tasing brouhaha skip this blog (even though I'm broadcasting from ground zero), but one shining example of crowdsourced capitalism caught my attention. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! taser andrew meyer dont tase me bro gainesville cafepress
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] IZEARanks.com Alpha Now Live: Open Analytics Arrives
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! It was announced earlier today that IZEARanks.com has been released in alpha. Ted's post at the IZEA blog provides plenty of context, including details on the open analytics , smooth graphs, and API.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Florida BioDatabase
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! A friend of mine, Mike Schmitt, has been collaborating with the University of Florida for some time on a database for Florida's biotech sector. Some are very early stage companies. This reflects our interest in tracking development stage companies in Florida.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #2
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! As I shared in my first Where's Dan Now? post, I'm on the road a lot. Today's pic is very different than last time. Can you be the first to name this location within 1 block (e.g. address, google map etc) via comment? Enjoy! I must be missing something.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] I'm Back on the Grid!!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! For those of you wondering why it's been awhile since my last post, blame Alaska. In honor of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, our extended family met in Seattle for a group Alaska cruise. Our time there was amazing, relaxing, and very "off the grid".
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Sunscreen, for Fruit?
    The Fremont, CA-company even closed $25M from Foundation Capital earlier this year. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Given Florida's roots in agriculture, PurFresh caught my attention recently. Evidently, the sun can destroy 20-40% of some crops. What'll they think of next.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Upon opening my office snailmail today I was surprised to find a brochure publicizing a "Webcast Auction" liquidating AdobeAir® products. I didn't remember MasterCool or ArchCircle apps based upon AdobeAIR. irony air apps adobe trademark adobe air
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster interviews AngelList survivor TODAY (Wednesday 5pm Pacific)
    Mark Suster is interviewing a founder who used AngelList on This Week in Venture Capital. Today. This Wednesday 5pm Pacific. The show is live and you can send in questions. Watch it here. If you been reading this blog for the last few months, you know we’re big fans of Mark. You may also know Mark as the guy who wrote this.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The rise of the angels
    This is Naval’s keynote from Capital Factory ’s demo day. Some of my favorite quotes from the presentation: The venture industry has already changed. Venture capital is a business and is open to attack by startups with disruptive new business models and technologies. It’s excellent. Here are the slides.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing in the 21st Century Video - Part 1-2
    This is part 1-2 of the video series from my Early Exits workshop at Angel Capital Association National Summit, San Francisco May 5, 2010. It was sponsored by the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association. When do traditional Venture Capital investors make sense for technology companies?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Upon opening my office snailmail today I was surprised to find a brochure publicizing a "Webcast Auction" liquidating AdobeAir® products. I didn't remember MasterCool or ArchCircle apps based upon AdobeAIR.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Inside Clinkle: A Stanford Kid Got $30 Million and Then Everything Blew Up
    Last July, Clinkle announced a $25 million round of seed financing from a dozen top venture capital firms and angel investors--the largest early investment raised in Silicon Valley history. A look behind the scenes of the much-hyped payment startup. At the front of the room stood 21-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Shortest Starbucks Order
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Shortest Starbucks Order. Back in 2006 I posted on The Longest Starbucks Order (it is still a good traffic-source from Google searches). said.
  • 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, MAY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q1 2010
    This Survey reviews capital raised by private Israeli high-tech companies from Israeli venture capital funds, foreign and other investors. The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Chris Barchak of Index Ventures and FGPE Joined Conor Venture Partners
    However when the news has profound implications for the region, such as the time when Max Niederhofer joined Sunstone Capital , this is definitely something to write about. Barchak was previously a Principal at Fidelity Growth Partners Europe in London and an associate at Index Ventures. Both of them have very respectable portfolios.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC:VC
    Meanwhile, I found another VC to add to Venture Capital and Venture Cycling. As might be expected, the conversation turned to "what do you do" and when I was asked I said "venture capital". I must have spoken quietly because Cecil said "veggie capital?", Veggie Capital. Food VC:VC Whimsy Hazon
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] From Family and Friends, to Angels to VC's (Part 2)
    He is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a course in venture capital law. The first presentation from this series was quite excellent. mattshampine : WilmerHale and WeWork Labs are pleased to present the 2011 Summer Legal Series. WHEN Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5 -7 p.m.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Happy Birthday FVB!
    My goal for the past year was to blog at least once a week on a variety of Florida, Venture Capital and Technology topics. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well loyal readers (even that guy who found FVB just because he googled for " horse porn "), it's been a great year. CHECK!
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