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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Business Model Analysis, Part 9: Outsourcing
    This consumed most of the $9 million in venture capital that Cake had raised, and put the startup in a precarious position when demand for its service was slow to emerge and then capital markets slammed shut during the 2008 global economic crisis. This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs.
  • 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.
  • 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!”
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    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. and was psyched to get it. What a disaster -- and thats an understatement. When my wife updated her iPhone 3 to iOS4 her phone became unusable it was so slow. Theyve ruined my $500 phone.
  • 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.
  • 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. He made a list for me. #6: Raise Capital. Thanks to Rand and Geraldine for sharing this story. Video. Sorry?
  • 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  |  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 few months later, the company raised $5 million more from Stanford''s StartX fund as well as Virgin CEO Richard Branson. There was a long pause.
  • 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.” 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.
  • 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. 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. Abraham.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] HootSuite: $165 Million Series B 'Takes the Pressure Off'
    The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, followed by Accel Partners and OMERS--all three will now have a seat on Hootsuite''s board. The deal marks the second largest venture capital deal this year No IPO for now: CEO Ryan Holmes says the massive round allows the company to add more employees and expand.
  • 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.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
    [Venture Capital] What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings
    However, sometimes that can go a little too far. 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 CreationFunding means survival.
  • 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. 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
  • 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! 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.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Shortest Starbucks Order
    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 Shortest Starbucks Order. Back in 2006 I posted on The Longest Starbucks Order (it is still a good traffic-source from Google searches). sheryl k.
  • 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.
  • 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". 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.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Is Angel or VC Financing Best?
    The Corporate DNA of angel investors and venture capital investors is quite different. Venture Capital Funds. Amount of capital required to prove the business model [2]. Entrepreneurs and directors frequently ask me whether angel or VC financing would be best for their company. Best Funding Source. Angel Investors.
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    This means considering what the opportunity cost for working on a high risk venture is relative to other things they can spend their time on. But then again, you may be better of going out and getting an investor to help you fund your even higher risk venture. These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. Step 2.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 4 Things a VC Will Never Tell You
    To hear them tell it, venture capitalists aren't too different from entrepreneurs. As Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of BookRenter says, “A venture capitalist is first and foremost a money manager. ”) Venture funds share this “two-and-twenty” structure with hedge funds and private equity funds. They greate jobs.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part V: Happy 100th Birthday.
    And since there was no Venture Capital in the 1950′s/’60′s where was the money coming from? And throughout my career as an entrepreneur I kept asking questions of my VC investors and friends; Where did entrepreneurship come from?  How did Silicon Valley start? Why here?  Why now? Who would have known? Good link BTW!
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) | Main | Got SchadenFreude? while i don't profess to understand credit or capital markets, i do know that internet startups cost less money than ever to get started. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • REDEYE VC  |  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
  • 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  |  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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Denmark Moves Towards Dropping The "Entrepreneurs' Tax"
    This made the marginal tax rate roughly 67% for any investor or entrepreneur who fell into the bracket, making it extremely difficult for Danish entrepreneurs to attract capital, exit, or keep up with their taxes whenever they received an investment. The abolishment of the tax comes as part of the government's proposed tax reform.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Open Ocean Capital Closes Fund Three Worth 40M Euro
    Open Ocean Capital , founded by some of the individuals that invested into MySQL before it was later sold to Sun MIcrosystems, has raised its third fund - Fund Three. Open Ocean Capital looks to use the funds to invest into startups in "Europe and beyond", pretty much meaning there is no geographical restrictions on those who can apply.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Vigo Accelerators To Start Building Funds
    The so called mini-funds, will work in a way to fill the gap in seed and venture capital investments. Veraventure, the investment arm of the government, has been granted permission to invest on maximum 5 million euros per fund and at maximum, it's share of the capital should be 49% or less.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Fishbrain closes $2,4M Funding Round lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners
    Despite the company being a bit “fishy” investors have been attracted to Fishbrain like hungry cats; two days ago Fishbrain announced the closing of a funding round of $2,4 million, lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners. Angling in the US alone , according to Fishbrain, is an annual industry worth over $48 billion.
  • 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.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The World of Gust
    When we originally conceived of a single platform tying together the world’s entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and supporting organizations , it quickly became apparent that the biggest challenge had nothing to do with technology. Welcome to Gust! Gust News Gust gust.com launch
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Angels Finance 27 Times More Start-ups Than VCs
    It’s amazing how many entrepreneurs think venture capital funds are the primary source of funding for seed and start-up companies. Scott Shane makes an important contribution to our understanding of entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital in his new book Fool’s Gold published earlier this year.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Cognitive VC
    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.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time?
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? As an active participant in the Silicon Valley new venture ecosystem and entrepreneurship educator, Im intrigued by the recently announced program Venture for America (VFA). Back to Venture for America. Venture capital Texas. Venture Hacks. Venture News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Rdio: Great Music, for a Price
    The founders of Skype and Kazaa have moved onto their next digital venture: Rdio, a streaming music service. Initially with funding from Zennström's venture capital firm—when Skype was sold twice in recent years, Friis and Zennström reportedly earned close to $1 billion in the process—they set up shop in San Francisco.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy? Think Again.
    Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise GreenTech CrunchBase TechCrunch TV Disrupt SF More TechCrunch TV Beta Invites Crunchies Elevator Pitches Gillmor Gang Podcasts TechCrunch Europe TechCrunch Trends TechCrunch France TechCrunch Japan Whats Hot: Android Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Zynga Subscribe: Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Who's An Entrepreneur-Talk with the Kauffman Foundation « Steve Blank
    Translation: They write checks for $100 Million dollars a year.) The Churchill Club , Silicon Valley’s largest public affairs organization, invited Carl Schramm , president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and I to talk about entrepreneurship. Rich Karlgaard , publisher of Forbes and co-founder of the Churchill Club refereed the event.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Lean analytics: Questions VCs should ask (and you'd better answer)
    This is a great metric because you can track it month over month, and understand the impact of hiring or capital expenditure on the site. The same way the lean startup phenomenon is a reaction to the years of easy venture capital, lean analytics are a reaction to the mounds of data we’re drowning in. Sorry about that.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Venture Capital] [U.S.] Small Businesses Look To Hire In The Next Six Months: Pepperdine
    The findings come from the initial results of a survey of 7,502 small privately-held businesses with revenues of less than US$5 million dollars by the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project with the cooperation of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Access To Capital Key Reason Why Small Businesses Not Able To Hire.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How to Build a Health Care Startup--and Not Tick Off the FDA
    No matter which strategy you choose, Amir Nashat, a managing partner with venture capital firm Polaris Partners, advises you to just chill out. The venture capitalists didn''t want to work with medical device companies that were doing U.S.-first There are plenty of health-related ventures that don''t need FDA regulation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Rise Of Nordic Health
    Last year Slush brought together 15,000 attendees, including 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. This guest post is written by Bogdana Gamburg , the coordinator of Finnish health & wellness startup association HealthSPA. Why should we care about this?
  • ASK THE VC  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?
    Today’s runner up post is from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures titled 30/10/10  where he explains a pattern to the metrics he sees across his portfolio for both web and mobile apps. VC firm credibility : The quality of a VC can often be judged by the quality of its LPs. High-quality LPs invest in high-quality VCs.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Some New Stuff From USV
    The idea for office hours comes from our friends at First Round Capital and Foundry Group. Tags: Venture Capital and Technology Yesterday we kicked off "office hours" for USV. We did it with this post on the USV twitter account. We got 68 responses in a few hours for 32 slots. We try to tweet out a job or two every day.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Thanks For Entrepreneurs
    Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
  • GENUINE VC  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Excited to Co-Found a New Micro VC Firm
    My new partners, Rob Go and Lee Hower , and I are very enthusiastic about starting our new firm, NextView Ventures. The three of us believe that there is a compelling market opportunity on the east coast for a new seed-stage venture capital firm for founders starting internet-enabled businesses. Stay tuned for more to come
  • 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.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Stock Purchase Agreement
    These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the ninth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Representations and Warranties. Conditions to Closing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Four Reasons Index Ventures Invested In Grey Area
    million euro series A round from Index Ventures, London Venture Partners and Initial Capital. Ben Holmes from Index Ventures outlined four reasons why they invested in Grey Area. think this is a good read for all entrepreneurs to keep in mind if they are looking for venture capital. Positive early traction.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Map of VC Investments
    Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.
  • ALLTHINGSD.COM  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fenwick VC Survey: Q2 Funding Valuations Shoot the Moon
    According to Fenwick & West’s latest Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey , fundings in the second quarter of this year showed the highest valuation increases in more than five years. Patrick, price , Q1 , Q2 , report , round , second quarter , Series B, Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey, survey , up, valuation.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Raising Money? Don't Get Ripped Off
    Before you look for venture capital, you'd better have a great venture lawyer, and be prepared to keep her in the loop. Work with a True Venture Lawyer Naturally, I am a little biased on this one! Provisions that are odd to your buddy the real estate lawyer are often quite standard in the eyes of a venture lawyer.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Venture Capital] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    The previous government initiatives in Latvia have been found to focus on providing funds with capital, rather than helping startups develop their ideas to a fundable level. Editor''s note: our writer Marija Odineca part of the Labs of Latvia team. Community platforms are great uniters, storytellers and entry points to their scenes.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Drowning in Liquid Assets: 5 Risks Faced by Over-Funded Startups
    With Venture Capital investments up 22% in 2011 and average deal size on the rise , there is a lot of money floating around the startup world. In this “founders market” investors are eager to deploy capital, and when VC bank accounts start to resemble Scrooge McDuck’s vault, startup valuations and funding rounds rise. Sept 201
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Startup Incubator Begins Accepting Applications In Estonia
    The takeaway for entrepreneurs is that they're give more resources, coaching advice and seed capital. Startup Incubator , a new program aimed at helping startups, has spun off from Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and begun accepting applications. The Startup Incubator site features 12 mentors that help companies get further in their track.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] DealDash Recruiting Talent With Strong Growth And $1M Investment
    We talked to William Wolfram, the founder and CEO of the company and he's able to confirm that the company has closed a $1 million investment in the last days of December from David Friend, Spintop Ventures, Finnvera Venture Capital, Juha Halttunen and Teemu Aho. Currently DealDash is looking for front-end developers.
  • 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.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] No Regrets (Mostly): Reflections from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs
    Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. One is searching for a role in a new venture after a hiatus to start a family. What are these alums doing now?
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