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  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
    For five years I was a Microsoft evangelist to the startup and venture capital community. That ended a couple months ago. I am now a Developer Advocate at Google and I love it. After years of defending Microsoft against the Apple fanatics I decided to go to the other side of the road to see for myself. The Mac touchpad is great.
  • 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
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Facebook: Hey! i Can Haz yr Links n my Chat! - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « RockBand @ SXSW 2008 | Main | 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Resumes are for *Shit*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Secret History of Silicon Valley: Thu 11/20 Brown Bag Lunch.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] SlideShare to Microsoft: "All Your Powerpoint Are Belong to Us.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Employees Suck. 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  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Intensive, May 2010.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Check-Ins are Coupons. 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. More Jobs.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sec. State Hillary Rodham Clinton & GeeksOnaPlane / StartupVisa.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GeeksOnaPlane Shanghai! 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.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Stop playing with your food - WayTooEarly - First Round Capital
    Fortunately, we are lucky to be coinvesting with Harrison Metal and Intel Capital , as well as some of the savviest angel food cake eaters – I mean angel investors) I know.    November 16, 2010 in First Round Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. First Round Capital. WayTooEarly. TrackBack. Way Too Early.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Pay attention: Digital Health Track on the opening day of Arctic15
    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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Detroit's Education Edge
    What's more: Venture capital— once virtually nonexistent in Motor City —has set up shop, too. There are well-known firms, such as Detroit Venture Partners, which counts entrepreneurial celebrities Josh Linker and Dan Gilbert on its team, to smaller seed-stage firms, such as 313 Ventures. (Yes, really.)
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] The List
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, you're probably sick of posts about Web2.0, mashups and the like. Therefore, I thought I'd provide another and really test your loyalty. Baris at ComVentures has posted a long list of Web2.0 companies , across multiple categories.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] What Should Entrepreneurs Look For in Company Counsel?
    During a talk today with Dave Felman at UF's Law School (Professor Danny Sokol 's class), a student asked what I look for in venture capital counsel.  It was a good question, and the answer for me is similar to what I'd recommend for entrepreneurs vetting company counsel. uf lawyers faqfriday dave felman danny sokol
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] A Checklist For Writing Code
    Nate Jenkins, co-founder of Authorea (ff Venture Capital company), offers, “Sometimes solving a simpler problem can be a beachhead towards a fully-featured solution. Max Segan , Facebook engineer and former ff Venture Capital intern, observes, “Specifically, think through your API. ” 3) Design the code.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Case Study: The L.A. Start-Up Scene
    said Mark Suster, general partner of Upfront Ventures. "We graduate more engineers in Southern California than any other region." No Money, Big Problems But at bottom, nearly everyone acknowledged the city''s biggest weakness--the lack of freely flowing venture capital. "Is there enough capital in L.A.? At the L.A.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-Up Follies
    Forman, whose company was behind the uber-popular game Draw Something, which sold to Zynga for $210 million last year, says his "leverage" came from not other acquisition offers, but rather from collecting term sheets from three venture capital firms that affirmed the valuation he wanted. Only it rarely looks like heaven.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Majority of both Drivers and VCs are Above Average
    The one other group which seems to exude this type of thinking is venture capitalists. I can’t tell you many times I’ve been at breakfast/lunch/cocktails with another one or a couple VCs and someone talks about all of the other “bad” VCs who don’t know what they’re doing. Yet the reasons discussed in these conversations are always different.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Update From ADPrentice
    In the post I described the entrepreneurship education event I helped put on with Sameer Gandhi (Accel Partners – then at Sequoia Capital) and Mark Siegel (Menlo Ventures). In 2005, I wrote a post titled ADPrentice that talked about a weekend event I did with a number of the undergraduates in my MIT fraternity (ADP).
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown
    But given that the Coop is throwing off as much money in annual profit as it needed to open the first center, it probably doesn’t need to take investment capital at all. They In the venture-backed startup world, there are a couple of types of firm that will lend to a startup, even a startup that is still losing money.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Venture Capital] On Building RED Labs
    We created a “startup curriculum,” which included guest speakers on business models, venture capital, angel investing, legal issues, user experience, and more. Starting a university accelerator is hard, but advancing an ecosystem is even harder. RED Labs, upgraded. Bauer and Entrepreneurship. Academic Activities. Getting Started.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Inside Thrillist's Grand Plan For Growth
    He should know: He also, with his father, runs Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. "I feel like I have been a fraud previously. I now have a much more sophisticated view of how things work." Perhaps that's because Thrillist hadn't relied (much) on outside capital before. Rich said.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Election of the Board of Directors
    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 fifteenth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Election of the Board of Directors.
  • WILL PRICE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Seeking Alpha
    Seeking Alpha is a blog focused on investment strategy, portfolio management, and alternative assets (hedge fund, venture capital, etc). My blog recently was added to the VC section of Seeking Alpha. The site is a useful aggregation of information pertinent to those interested in alternative asset management. Check it out
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Voice-Blogging Start-up Gets More Funding
    Bubble Motion secures an additional $5 million from Japanese capital firm JAFCO, as its popularity spreads across Asia. Bubble Motion, the voice-activated blogging service based in Singapore, just announced a $5 million Series E funding round, led by JAFCO, a venture capital firm in Japan.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Move over #SoMoLo ? it's time for #SoMoLoClo
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Move over #SoMoLo … it’s time for #SoMoLoClo. We use Facebook to tell friends what we have bought (and follow their recommendations).
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Some insight into how Instagram secured a $1bn valuation
    Firstly they used a venture capital round to induce Twitter to make an offer, and then they took that offer to Facebook and doubled their valuation. If you have M&A discussions that are not moving forward as fast as you would like then raising a round of venture will force the potential acquirer into making a decision.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
    Want Venture Capital Funding? Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Just got acquired?
  • OC VC  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] CES - Debriefing Part 1 | OC VC
    OC VC Just a VC in The OC thinking out loud July 20th, 2010 19:08:07 January 9th, 2008 CES - Debriefing Part 1 » Posted in My Damn Channel , Venture Capital at 9:56 pm Howdy there. just returned from having spent the past three days in Vegas and thought I’d give you a teaser of what I was up to. Enjoy. License.
  • OC VC  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] It’s All About the Exit… | OC VC
    The Orange County Venture Group (&# OCVG&# ) is holding an event 7-9am on April 15th at the Westin South Coast Plaza that is essentially a case study on the Entropic [NASD: ENTR] IPO that is worth checking out.  liquidity event).  Simply put, we are in business to make money…period.  experts, school, state, church, etc.) License.
  • OC VC  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Just Along for the Ride | OC VC
    OC VC Just a VC in The OC thinking out loud July 20th, 2010 19:07:57 May 15th, 2008 Just Along for the Ride » Posted in Start-Ups , Venture Capital at 7:07 pm I have written about the parallels between surfing and investing in start-ups before (see Surf’s Up! Life is short.  Enjoy the ride. License. Valid XHTML & CSS.
  • OC VC  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Few, the Proud, the Email-Free | OC VC
    He has a few caveats, but is “off of email&# for all intents and purposes for the next few months. As I think of what it would be like for me to follow suite, a couple of things come to mind. Having said all that, it’s nice for me to dream about being email-free but I really want to hear from all of you. License. Valid XHTML & CSS.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Highlights of the Estonian Tech News
    At the end of January, Estonian founded and London-based money transfer startup TransferWise raised $58 million in a Series C round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with participation also from previous backers Sir Richard Branson, Peter Thiel''s Valar Venture, Index Ventures, IA Ventures and Seedcamp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] One CEO's Quest for VC Funding
    Jeff Gordy, CEO of Z2 Systems, learned two important lessons while looking for growth capital. One thing all growing companies need is access to growth capital. We have an insatiable desire to grow, and access to capital can help us achieve our growth goals-except when it's in short supply. This is a huge mistake.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Raise Funding From Venture Capitalists
    Venture capitalists (VCs), unlike angel investors, are professional investors that invest other people's money. This is because even with all their relevant experience, the average venture capital firm will lose money on half the companies they invest in and only break even on a third. Finding high growth companies 2. read more.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Note that this is based on an analysis by CB Insights of.
    As is abundantly clear, B2B / enterprise tech is not some new phenomenon, but something that has been the reality for quite some time.  (via jryu ). tech enterprise tech IPO VC private equity B2B B2C
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT II - Even Bigger than Last Time
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you thought GUT I was big, wait until you see GUT II. Gainesville Underground Technology II is bulging this Thursday, July 26th, 5-8pm. Company Best Practices in Web Application Development Advertising 2.0: Related links: GUT I , Gainesville Underground.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Will I See You at NextMiami?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I know it's late notice, but I am now confirmed for the NextMiami shindig tomorrow night. Jason Baptiste , Nathaniel McNamara and a bunch of other smart folks are getting together Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-11:30pm at 510 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #3
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well, just like WDN #1 , you folks solved WDN #2 faster than I expected. Given the long time gap between those, I thought I'd toss you another one I snapped this morning. Where is this Papa John's commercial being shot? Thanks for playing along! Enjoy!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Spymaster Game on Twitter
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! An area I've been digging into lately, Twitter Games, got a boost today with the launch of [link] -- created as a "side project" by the iList team. Luckily SpyMaster is early so game-fatique hasn't set in.yet. playspymaster twitter games spymaster
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VC Fund Lifetimes
    My previous post was about how it takes about a decade longer to exit in companies with venture capital investors. That's much longer than most entrepreneurs and angel investors would guess. Most VC funds are designed for ten year lifetimes. The actual distribution of VC fund lifetimes is show in the graphic below.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Spymaster Game on Twitter
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! An area I've been digging into lately, Twitter Games, got a boost today with the launch of [link] -- created as a "side project" by the iList team. Luckily SpyMaster is early so game-fatique hasn't set in.yet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired
    The start-up and venture capital communities see it differently. Venture capitalists will be eyeing a portfolio company's exit from the day they decide to write the entrepreneur a check. Faley sees these conversations happening at the venture level, too. Those days may be over. What's the best exit? It's very different.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is This the End of Patent Reform?
    The entire issue has riled participants in the venture capital as the technology world. On his blog Thursday Fred Wilson , a venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures, wrote: Information technology startups are probably spending hundreds of millions of dollars collectively on an annual basis fighting off patent trolls.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Gerald Kearby, 1947-2012
    Liquid Audio raised $2 million in venture capital, then raised another $63 million in an initial public offering. Before iTunes, there was Gerald Kearby's Liquid Audio. What a great business idea: Sell music digitally over the Internet, respecting copyright laws and channeling money back to musicians, songwriters, and record companies.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] It's A Magical World Out There Hobbes Ol' Buddy - Let's Go Exploring!
    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.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Taxing VCs' Carry as Income Won't Shift Behavior
    To me the important question in the debate over whether or not VCs "carry" should be taxed as income rather than capital gains is " will increasing taxation levels change VC behavior? " The answer to this question is clearly no because there is no other industry that provides the same lifestyle to compensation ratio that venture capital does.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Opportunity Fund
    We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. The start-ups are more capital efficient. In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. The amount of venture capital focused on the sector has exploded. Focus
  • WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs
    Cynthia Mignogna Finance Principal, OpenView Venture Partners www.openviewpartners.com blog comments powered by Disqus « SolidWorks: The best VAR management program in the world? SolidWorks 2: The best VAR management program in the world? SolidWorks 3: The best VAR management program in the world? Obvious, isn’t it? The question is why?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank
    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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] In Victory: Magnanimity
    ——– In March I was the  keynote at the In-Q-Tel Venture Capital Conference, giving a talk on the Secret History of Silicon Valley. (In-Q-Tel is the Central Intelligence Agency’s Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley.). “In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. Irony.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science
    Jon Feiber of Mohr Davidow Ventures and Ann Miura-Ko of Floodgate are co-teaching the class with me (and Alexander Osterwalder is a guest lecturer.) We have two great teaching assistants , plus we’ve rounded up a team of 25 mentors (VC’s and entrepreneurs) to help coach the teams. Shawn Carolan , Menlo Ventures. Why Teach This Class?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs
    Defy Ventures offers former criminals a second shot by training them to run their own businesses. These men are the inaugural class of Defy Ventures, a yearlong, M.B.A.-style She worked as an associate at Summit Partners, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto. Defy Ventures has raised more than $1.5 Rohr pounces.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why most computer programs suck
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why most computer programs suck. Posted Thursday, October 07, 2010. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Tech industry.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Walking through closed doors
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Walking through closed doors. Posted Monday, April 11, 2011. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Imisms.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: YouTube meme: S**t People Say
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. YouTube meme: S**t People Say. Satire isn’t always cruel, and mostly these videos are not. Some (most) are R-rated for language. Yes, we do!
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
    Dick Kramlich is an old school businessman who has been active in venture capital since 1969 with Arthur Rock and Co. He has co-founded the venture firm NEA, investing in many successful companies including Juniper Networks, ImmuneX, Macromedia, and Dallas Semiconductor. Yoram Tietz – Are these times different?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to Approach VCs
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I got a great set of questions from an entrepreneur (Delena) on an earlier post, concerning how to approach, qualify and follow-up with VCs. This is especially true for shark fishing. What does silence mean? How soon is too soon to follow-up? hope they help.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 20th – May 17th
    Quora: What is the best order of slides in a venture capital pitch deck? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past four weeks (three of which are Quora-related).
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: November 10th – 30th
    Quora: What great companies did not raise venture capital? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (three of which are Quora-related). Cheers, Scott.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns
    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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] #TrackThis Episode 3: The Lean Startup
    We’re not a business that has $150 million of investment from a venture capital firm where you can invest some more money to do things, and you can fail at things, and start over. Have you ever heard of the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries? We’re going to start in with Matt. He’s the CEO of TSheets. Exactly.
  • 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?
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
    Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
  • 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
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Bplans Briefcase: Business Stories to Keep You in the Know
    Why they made headlines: The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is becoming known as a great place for startups.  Previously this startup depended largely on renting clothes and accessories, and  raised 60 million dollars in venture capital after only five years in business. Who doesn’t want this guy for a lunch date? What U.S.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] What We Must Learn from Asia
    I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms.  My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 3 Ways to Avoid a Power-Hungry Investor
    Nir Eyal , a start-up veteran and the author of the forthcoming book "Hooked: How to Drive Engagement By Creating User Habits," offers one particularly difficult kind in the Harvard Business Review : when a venture capitalist wields his power over a founder, inflicting self-doubt, poor performance, and even failure. Adopt the right mindset.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] VC Market Dynamics
    Interesting article on some of the market dynamics in the global venture capital industry. Central point - venture investing is a competitive market, and the model adapts in response to market forces. Having said that, it adapts very very slowly!
  • WILL PRICE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Feedburner
    Brad Feld details the new service on his blog and he has set up a Feedburner Network on the Venture Capital industry that you can subscribe to by clicking here. I am pleased to be a member of the Network and congratulate Feedburner on creating a useful new service around "channels" of content
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GrowVC Looking To Disrupt Global VC Business
    The concept GrowVC is looking to disrupt is the age old venture capital business model. Furthermore, the need for capital has gone down dramatically making smaller private investors more potential investors in startups than larger venture capitalists. Venture Capital 2.0: Related Posts.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Why They Don't Answer Your Emails
    Share 2010 06 /20 CATEGORY Uncategorized TAGS business development email marketing servicey startups venture capital View Comments freerobby Good post. Realizing that this is a fact of life — and an inevitable part of being an entrepreneur — has been one of the toughest things to wrap my mind around. Forward it?
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?
    The answer is  no ,  yes , and  it’s irrelevant. despite having lots of competitors. ” With that in mind… No:  It’s a similar situation in the entrepreneurial funding space. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *. Gust News David Rose Gust investors replicate startups
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Study Looks at Equity Financing in Skåne
    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.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
    Luckily, venture capital is a long-term business and private company valuations/fortunes don't fluctuate like public entities -- particularly when the mess has mortgage roots (little direct tech connection). Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Erik Bethke on game balance in free to play games « 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. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] myspace suspending some categories of performance advertising?
    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. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Flash in the Datacenter? « 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. This is the cost/performance wave. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Best practices in contextual and performance advertising in social.
    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. Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [Venture Capital] some game design considerations for a free form eldergame
    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. It’s long but worth the read. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Who buys extended warranties? Poor people. « Lightspeed Venture.
    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. Poor people. Interesting research. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] “Wars” style social games placed in context of other web based.
    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. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] $200 off engage – virtual goods, games and social media conference
    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. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Speaking at Virtual Goods Summit – 15% off code
    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 full program is here. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is Entrepreneurship?
    For some, it refers to venture capital-backed startups and their kin; for others, to any small business. For example, a new venture might employ a new business model for an innovative product. At a new venture’s outset, its founders control only their own human, social, and financial capital.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] How to Win Google's Backing
    sweet spot for Google Ventures managing partner is where the cloud meets genome sequencing. sweet spot for Google Ventures’ managing partner is where the cloud meets genome sequencing. His assessment: "If you've got a great idea, I know lots of venture capitalists that would like to fund you Want Googles money?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.
    But the case didn''t come to a head until July 2012, when Lauren filed a motion to sell her 50 percent stake in the company to Anthos Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, for $20 million. Outside of court, Glassman launched World War III against his wife and Anthos Capital. Greg Glassman!"
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Say Hello to the New Way of Raising Money
    Whether you’re pitching a venture firm on Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road or recording a video for Kickstarter, the principles of a good pitch remain the same. There is one big change that’s come from the new ways to connect with capital: you can fail faster and restart with a new concept quicker. The promise of fast money always is.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs on Twitter
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Technology , Venture Capital and tagged blog , entrepreneur , startup , Twitter. ← Directory of Blogs by Entrepreneurs Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists → Comments are closed. Bookmark the permalink.
  • INFORMATION ARBITRAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Reflections on IA Ventures, 3.5 years in
    I periodically write about my learnings as the leader of IA Ventures, principally to unlock what is in my head and in my heart. As an operating partner with people who are giving their lives to building their businesses and a financial partner with those who have entrusted us with their capital, this is a very serious undertaking.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
    [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← White Collar Crime Spree How Much Is A Free Customer Worth? think it’s interesting how this blog has turned me into some sort of quotable source on startups, venture capital and the like.
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! Tips: $75 Killver VC Pitch Deck Not much to learn here.
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
    One highly anticipated provision of the JOBS Act, Title III, is entitled ”Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012” or the ”CROWDFUND Act.” Under pressure from Congress, the SEC agreed to review its regulations and their effect on capital formation in spring 2011.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Early Stage Investing In Europe And Why You Should Apply To Seedcamp
    Limited Partners or LPs, the people or institutional investors who invest their money in venture funds, are pulling away and the European investment climate is going from bad to worse. Beyond just the capital, they aim to connect entrerpeneurs with the best mentors across Europe, UK and US. Measure, measure, measure! Related Posts.
  • VCBALL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Move On - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.    He’s my former boss at GCP Capital, a $1B+ private equity firm spinout from Greenhill & Co., and the parent company for the VC fund I co-managed, GSA Ventures. Become a Fan. John R.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Be an Angel Investor
    The rest exist to satisfy demandamong fund managers for venture capital as an asset class. March 2009 (This essay is derived from a talk at AngelConf.) When we sold our startup in 1998 I thought one day Id do some angelinvesting. Seven years later I still hadnt started. I put it offbecause it seemed mysterious and complicated.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being.
    Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being Eliminated on Sale of VC/PE Management Companies. According to Bloomberg, there’s a nasty surprise in the bill that eliminates capital gains treatment for carried interest in investment partnerships.  Venture Capital. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Blogs.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Will Win in the 2nd Great Tech Boom
    Service businesses -- organizations that provide human capital to solve specific problems for clients. Not that all the destination business examples I listed are fads, but a vast majority will be nothing more than that because they're currently capitalizing on something that is presently *hot*. That's easier said than done.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the  prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. Mini Seedcamp NY will be held on June 14th at Google's New York offices.
  • WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
    Aim to recover your CAC in < 12 months, otherwise your business will require too much capital to grow. From a funding standpoint, it is useful to know that your ability to raise capital will dramatically improve as soon as you have proven that you have a viable business model. that will cost the company significant amounts of money.
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