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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Spinach – Mobile Commerce And Group-Buying Platform
    It closed a US$1 million round of venture capital funding in January 2011 that came from multiple sources including Blumberg Capital, Quest Venture Partners, LaunchCapital, and Transmedia Capital. The customer gets to save money, and the merchant is able to attract a local customer at minimal expense.”.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Who Wants To Join #MillionDollarWomen?
    As a successful author, entrepreneur and filmmaker, who’s raised $20+M in venture capital, Pimsleur has set an audacious goal to inspire and support 1M women to get to $1M in revenues by 2020. Great entrepreneurs don’t get mad, they solve problems. Pimsleur shared her new book with both of Dr. Kurt Beyers’ entrepreneurship classes.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Doing Deals – 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 2)
    Entrepreneurs are often negotiating with guys (or gals) on the other side of the table who are far more deal savvy and experienced than they – e.g., venture capitalists, private equity guys, corporate development guys – and are masters at playing on their emotions. Tips Tip #1 – Check Your Emotions and Remain Disciplined.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship?predefined
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Entrepreneurship–predefined. This is a slightly purer form of the concept … not optimizing, but pursuing opportunity. like it. Newer Post.
  • 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
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 8 Risky Business Investments That Paid Off Big
    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.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: United Breaks Guitar and more!
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Friday, July 10, 2009.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. So, I’ve had about 4 years on the “inside” of a fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS startup. How To Raise Venture Capital View more presentations from Mark Davis.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010
    Draw Your Ideas - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 16, 2010 I saw Jack Dorsey give this talk at The 99% Conference last month. The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 22, 2010 For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] With New Capital Gain Tax Rates, Should You Buy or Sell?
    If your company is owned directly by an individual or a family, or if it received capital from venture capital, private equity, or angel funds, will make a difference in how the new tax rates will be applied, and the best way for you to act. Your capital gains, if you have any, will be taxed at 23.8%. Run the numbers.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Sunday: Israeli startup headlines March 8
    billion in the US to create new jobs – what is the impact on the venture capital industry? Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president said: “With $3.5 Tungle.me just launched a similar app (see embedded clip below) – should be interesting to see who wins in this heating space.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Ten Founder Success Factors – And a Few Surprises
    First-timers usually fund their own venture. Venture capital and private/angel investments play a relatively small role in the startups of first-time entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, even in venture-backed businesses, 32% said it was only slightly important. We can all dream about what it takes to make our startup a success.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The GoPro Army
    funBug was a venture-backed Web marketing company, and it went bust with the rest of the market in 2001. "I feel like I went through the Great Depression," says Woodman. Last May, Woodman broke his pledge not to take on venture capital. Radical Proposition All of the images here were taken with GoPro camera. Let's back up.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank
    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.
  • 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.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] When good investment decisions end up backing more women CEOs: Conversation with Cameron Lester at Azure Capital.
    Azure Capital , a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $650 million under management, has been remarkably successful since its inception a little over ten years go. They’ve been backed by maybe another great venture firm that could talk about how great they are. Did Azure follow a specific strategy?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] State of Entrepreneurship? Kauffman Says Could Be Better
    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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank
    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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Art? Maybe. Childlike Wonder? Definitely.
    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.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Conversion and Anti-dilution
    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 sixth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Optional Conversion and Mandatory Conversion. Anti-dilution Provisions.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] “Has that horse bolted” – State of angel investment in India
    In relation to the kind of companies angel investors are backing, i.e. companies which will need more capital in the future, not to thrive but just to survive, we remain critically dependent on the health of venture capital. Ecommerce is an extreme case in point, where large amounts of follow-on capital are required.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Having Open Office Hours is the Best Way to Help People
    years of working in venture capital and a life of living in America where people try to sell us crap constantly had conditioned me to be cautious about making myself available. Summary : Inspired by my friend Joel Gascoigne of Buffer, I recently created Open Office hours to give free advice to any entrepreneur in the world. Or both?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans
    By not allowing individuals to invest in startups and venture capital funds unless they're already wealthy, we're widening the gap between the rich and everyone else. Full disclosure: I'm an investor in a stealth daily fantasy sports company. That's my major concern. Side note, since when does the government really care about cheating?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More
    We also spent a fair bit of time talking about the changing nature of venture capital and in particular the hand-on practitioner role of early-stage VC led by accelerators such as YC, 500Startups, Betaworks and the like. 16:15  Thank you to Detroit Venture Partners for their support of the show. Not bad, hey? agree with him.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The NYC Startup Drink List
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The NYC Startup Drink List The NYC Startup Drink List I hosted a party with Superconductor’s Matt Brimer a couple weeks back. Click to enlarge] They tried to capture the spirit / theme of each startup in the drink. Or something like that.
  • 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, AUGUST 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 6 Questions for Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves
    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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet
    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 chocolate matters to a smarter planet. Why does anyone need to ask? Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012. Email This BlogThis! Labels: Whimsy. Posts.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition
    US healthcare investment management firm OrbiMed has announced the closing of its first investment fund dedicated to life science venture capital opportunities in Israel. For the Invest in Israel archive,  click here. This month’s trend continues to be acquisitions of Israeli firms by large US corporates. OridionSytems,Ltd. for $15.5
  • TEXAS STARTUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Pressure = Ethical Dilemmas (Update)
    Hanson from Santa Clara University wrote a piece titled, “ A Good Start, New Ventures Can Make Ethics Part of Their Business Plan &# where he argues that ethics play a critical role in the first months and years of a company’s existence and I agree. When you start a company everything is black and white. Kirk O. Startup Advice
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday: Israeli startups get funded, launch new products
    The 2009 Calpers investment report shows another disappointing year for Israeli venture returns – most funds had negative returns and those with positive returns were extremely low. Carmel Ventures I was on the top spot with 6.6% In 2009 incubators invested in 81 new ventures.  Funding. via TheMarker ). Launches.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] allensblog: Is Amazon.com Building a Private "Uber for Package.
    « Entrepreneurs: For Venture Capital Pitches, Say What Your Startup "Does" not What It "Is" | Main. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Note to Apple & Opportunity for a new Startup by Hardware Entrepreneurs? » May 12, 2012. usually UPS) or via the USPS. 
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Freemium business models for enterprise software?
    Most of these small companies don't take Venture Capital so they own the whole company. The Freemium business model is normal for consumer applications, but can it work for enterprise software? Freemium usually means a free service with an "up sell" to paid premium subscriptions. The ads rarely cover costs. Do the math.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Lessons Learned: About the author
    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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Latvian startup scene overview: March
    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
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] CRF Health's Three Founders Are Buying Back Big Part Of Their Company
    Other owners includes Nordic Venture Partners and SMAC Partners. CRF In 2009 3i informed its portfolio companies that it wants to sell all of its venture assets from its portfolio as part of moving away from venture capital where it stumbled as many VCs have with the technology market crash. more-->.
  • 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. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Benefits Of The Perfect Independent Board Member
    About a year later, we raised our Series A round of venture capital from General Catalyst. One of the many nice things about being venture-funded is that it sends a positive signal to the prospective candidate that the company has something going for it. To our surprise, she agreed! Taught us the economics of SaaS. 3. 3.
  • 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.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] TheFunded Coming To Boston
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← How Not To Do Customer Support Thoughts On Market Timing → TheFunded Coming To Boston Posted on February 4, 2009 by fnazeeri Put this event in your calendar. Bookmark the permalink.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Happy Holidays
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Where Do Tech VCs Invest? leave you with my all-time favorite holiday card / greeting from Blueprint Ventures back in 2006. So happy holidays to you and yours. Patayto, Patahto. Bookmark the permalink.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Why Wall Street Can’t Be Trusted and What to Do About It
    We then reviewed the various approaches to gain exposure to this return potential: Investing directly in operating companies, doing so through a Venture Capital Fund , or “Doing as Warren Does" and utilizing “ The Berkshire Approach ” of investing in an operating company that in turn invests in other operating companies. Trust.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Venture Capital] It might not be a bubble but sure as hell the rent is too damn high!
    already own stock in Twilio indirectly through a limited partnership interest in a venture fund and don''t need to bet more on Twilio. I don''t know the reasons for selling, but presumably Authy felt their prospects weren''t promising as a standalone entity and may have had difficulty raising further financing. You can register here.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Why the Series A Crunch Might Be a Good Thing
    Yes, it''s true that the situation has created far more demand for venture capital than there is supply of it, and many new companies will perish in infancy as a result. Thousands of start-ups will go under for lack of Series A funding. That''s a problem, all right. But not the problem you think. But they came up empty-handed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Symptoms Of The Norwegian Startup Ecosystem
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Behind the Series B Crunch: Profligate Entrepreneurs or Stingy Investors?
    One interesting twist can be gleaned from data provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Get this: in 2011, the average venture-backed company got only $2.4 Are startups burning through their early funding rounds faster? Or just raising less than it seems? There is no doubt that has fallen.
  • 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. If someone directly quotes dialogue, tries to tell stories by playing roles in a conversation rather than paraphrasing it, does it indicate they can empathize more or less? Definitely plausible. Random
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [Venture Capital] What is the difference between a good product and a good company.
    August 12, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in startups , Venture Capital. These can be terrific projects for individual entrepreneurs, but because they don’t create enterprise value in the long term, are not necessarily good investments for venture capitalists. Lightspeed Venture Partners Blo… (tags: business software) [.]
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Count Your Blessings on This Thanksgiving Holiday
    Venture capital investments are returning to startups. Venture capitalists invested $4.8 billion in 780 deals in the third quarter of 2010, according to National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Startups are springing up all over to capitalize on these opportunities. New focus on a sustainable planet.
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Win the Talent War - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.   In attendance were representative from virtually the entire New York venture capital community, as well as an equal number of prominent local entrepreneurs.  Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] GrayBug: Disruptive RX for Your Eyes
    Other innovators include Zyngenia , a biotech company, and MedImmune''s venture capital arm, which invests in health start-ups A Baltimore start-up tackles blindness with new innovative treatments. Warby Parker isn''t the only start-up disrupting the vision space. and Europe.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The $1,000 Genome is old news. have written a few times about the coming of the $1,000 genome, and what that really means. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] How Do We Fix Entrepreneurship In Northern Europe?
    While venture capital is always too scarce if you ask entrepreneurs, there is actually plenty of it. Europe's a mess right now. Even Spain has been put on European tax payer life support and more countries could be in the queue for aid. But looking at things on a global level, we don't believe Europe is as strong as it could be.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: What is Big Data?
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What is Big Data? This is the first post of a series on Big Data. Watch for more! People use computers, phones, the internet to do more and more.
  • 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. Although Web 2.0 is often defined by user data generation such as blogs, podcasts etc., larger Web 2.0 ramifications are likely to come from synergistic linking of data & APIs.
  • 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! 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! Related posts: Adobe FAIL , Adobe Bully , FreshAIRApps Rename , Adobe Claims AIR Domains , Adobe Goes After FreshAIRApps Related images: adobe air , adobe air , adobe trademark , air apps. irony air apps adobe trademark adobe air
  • 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! Related posts: Adobe FAIL , Adobe Bully , FreshAIRApps Rename , Adobe Claims AIR Domains , Adobe Goes After FreshAIRApps Related images: adobe air , adobe air , adobe trademark , air apps.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: The First Round BOT
      Those of you who know First Round Capital have learned that we are fanatics about measurement and metrics.    October 28, 2011 in First Round Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. TrackBack. Verify your Comment.
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VitalFields Receives €250 000 To Keep Real Farms Watered And Fertilized
    The round was led by SmartCap with their new fund - Early Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Estonian Development Fund. With all the farming games out there, it is about time that somebody addressed the real needs of real farmers and not the virtual ones.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 26th – May 22nd
    The process of raising venture capital is a process of younger men and women seducing older men and women.” I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and video clips relating to startups, entrepreneurship and legal issues. Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. four years to write all these rules.”
  • 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.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Introducing our New Head of Talent at First Round Capital, Jack Leidlein
    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
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The problem with VC Motivation
    Let's zoom in on money Here is the issue with venture capital as a way of making money: It's easy to get a comfortable lifestyle (say $300,000+ a year, often multiples thereof) It's (really) hard to make it really big (say $20,000,000+) The not-so-secret fact about venture capital is that it has not made serious money for 10 years now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Inside Disney's Billion Dollar Startup Purchase
    Given the performance of AwesomenessTV after its acquisition, "$500 million for Maker doesn''t sound so crazy," says Howard Morgan, managing partner of venture capital firm First Round Capital. Disney''s purchase of the YouTube content maker is a boon to entertainment and tech startups. Cartoons. It''s too hard. Facebook Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] City Transit Drag Race: Uber Vies for Ubiquity
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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". must have spoken quietly because Cecil said "veggie capital?", and someone else said "yes, that's what I heard".
  • 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. mattshampine : WilmerHale and WeWork Labs are pleased to present the 2011 Summer Legal Series. WilmerHale is proud to be the law firm sponsor of WeWork Labs ?and 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!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Give Back
    Maybe that's one reason some of the largest and most successful university foundations in the world embrace the venture capital asset class -- you reap what you sow. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The H. gift for research towards the treatment of melanoma.
  • 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.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Mastering the VC Game: An Important Read for Startup Entrepreneurs
    Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms is written by Jeff Bussgang , General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. It’s a strong, introductory primer to the venture capital and investor world. You’ll be that much more equipped to succeed.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
    [Venture Capital] That WikiSucks
    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  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Should You Crowdfund Your Next Business?
    In one instance, a well-known venture capitalist referred his 300,000 Twitter followers to SeedInvest''s offering for a moped-sharing service in San Francisco called Scoot. For all the talk about crowdfunding''s potential to disrupt traditional finance, it''s hardly shaping up to be a cheaper source of capital. It''s like a party.
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