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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Personal Reinvention - Lessons From the Kingdoms of Amalur
    I became a venture capitalist over nine years ago, leaving my entrepreneurial career at the ripe age of 32.  At the time, I had been an entrepreneur for ten years across three companies , and felt helping start Flybridge Capital represented an exciting opportunity to team with a few friends to create a new kind of venture capital firm.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Read Early Exits – Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
    Research shows that the more money that goes into a company (and generally that means venture capital) the longer it takes for an exit to occur. Research also shows that companies with venture capital are more likely to fail (although those that succeed tend to succeed much, much bigger — which is where we see the big wins).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Top 5 Myths About Selling Your Business
    If you’re selling to a financial investor, such as a venture capital firm or private equity group, having a talented management team that’s willing to stay on after the sale is a positive selling point that helps command a premium price. Is one of these myths keeping you from selling your business? Don't let it. Wrong.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Campalyst Announces Seed Funding, New Integrations
    Campalyst has raised a seed round of funding from Amsterdam-based venture capital firm  HENQ. The size of the round was not disclosed. Campalyst creates return-on-investment analytics for social media marketing campaigns. Along with the funding round, Campalyst also announces some new integrations.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Quote Of The Day
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! This from the head of Intel Capital while speaking at CES (according to Jeff Busang over at Flybridge Capital Partners ).  I think it takes a VC to appreciate this humor!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins Loses Round in Pao Case
    A judge has ruled that Ellen Pao's sexual misconduct suit against the renowned venture capital firm will not go to arbitration. high-profile discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins appears to have moved one step closer to the courtroom. The ruling is seen as a loss for Kleiner Perkins.
  • BERKONOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Think ahead, if you will need more money later.
    Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Email readers, continue here.] 
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Kick Butt In Investor Meetings
    In Venture Capital Pitch Formula , I cover how to do mental rehearsal in preparation for a meeting with venture capitalists. The program also includes how to find and contact venture capitalists, exactly what information to include in your presentation, and how to close the deal after the presentation. read more.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax
    The structure of the Entrepreneur Tax makes individuals personally liable to pay capital gains tax from the increased valuation of the company after investment, even if they recieve no additional personal income. Would you start a high growth company if you knew that if you were to make it to exit, the government could levy a 67% tax? Period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's $4 Billion Valuation Is Tone Deaf
    A venture cash infusion might do wonders for growth, but mounting losses could stifle profits. With $250 million in venture capital raised at a valuation of $4 billion, it''s good to be Spotify. The Swedish start-up is closing in on the market capitalization of Pandora, which is currently valued at $5.7 Or so it seems.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Angels or Icarii?
    Although the paper-based column allows me to go deeper on topics I might just touch here, I hope VCFAQ, like FVB, can also be a place to share questions and answers from the venture game. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Enjoy and let me know your comments/questions.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Fill a Building Full of Tech and Startup People
    Venture capital firms, on the other hand, draw people in. experience that in my Gowanus office for Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. In a place like New York, many real estate families are major investors in venture capital funds. know, I know--we've all been there. Well, have no fear, I've got your solution right here.
  • VENTUREBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] "How to Create a Personal Brand as a Venture Capitalist"
    I received an email today from ExecSense Webinars advertising a course on "How to Create a Personal Brand as a Venture Capitalist." Brand is a dirty word in the venture business. made the assertion that Josh was the best marketer in all of venture capital, to which one of my lunch companions replied "he's a marketing savant."
  • WWW.SERIESSEED.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Series Seed Financing Documents
    For this reason, startup companies are now raising significantly less capital – and many investors have begun to focus efforts on this smaller early stage investment – which typically ranges from $500,000 to $1.5 SeriesSeed.com Series Seed Financing Documents Blog Home Documents Blog Archives Subscribe 09/02/2010 Version 2.0 Then you win.”
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Useful Books for Founders
    Overview/stories about venture investors. Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories , edited by Udayan Gupta. Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Case Book , edited by Josh Lerner, Felda Hardymon and Ann Leamon. [Originally posted in November 2010, updated in March 2014].   Stories about startups. Books
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Highlights from the MoneyTree Israel Report for Q1 2011
    According to the MoneyTree Report produced by PWC Israel , Venture-backed companies raised $342 million in the first quarter of 2011, a dramatic 102% increase from the  $170 million raised in the equivalent period in the previous year. Annual investment levels of Venture Capital Funds (in millions of dollars) are on the way UP.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Referrals & Marketing Techniques to Find Investors
    For example, having a consultant or lawyer introduce you to an angel investor or venture capitalist is a great way to get in the door to present your opportunity. Like it is with traditional direct mail, the key is creating a great list; mainly to create a list of investors that have an interest in your type of venture. Direct Mail.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Report: Square Debating 2014 IPO
    In addition to getting high-profile partnerships, including ones with Starbucks and the City of New York, the company has $340 million in total financing from venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. Another year, another billion-dollar IPO for entrepreneur Jack Dorsey? That''s the rumor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Quirky Snags $68 Million in VC Cash
    The company, which makes products whose designs are crowdsourced from customers, on Thursday announced a $68 million round of Series C funding, led by big-name venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The crowdsourced product developer aims to boost production--and build more in the U.S.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 15, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Seasonality is not confined to annual cycles either. Reply 3.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Dropping out of college is suddenly cool, venture capital is stuffy and bad, and a big company can be built with almost no cash. But, just having capital to deploy does not make you a drunken sailor that walks into a port of call ready to blow all his money and befriend the natives. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Yes, in person.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Computing Revolution
    We got our hands on this as part of our partnership with Nexit Ventures, who know this stuff by hard and have realised the potential there is in the market place. This post is part of a series of posts supported by Nexit Ventures. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, ?Mass? 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. Big Data, “Mass” Data. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Four Horsemen of ?
    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 Four Horsemen of … A long time ago, around the time of the dot-com bubble , four companies emerged as the tech powerhouses of their time.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment
    ff Venture Capital of New York led the investment along with the Central Texas Angel Network, Nebraska Angel network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network. VolunteerSpot, which creates tools for moms, nonprofit organizers and others to coordinate volunteers, has received $1.5 million.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] In Defense of Lifestyle
    There was the palpable sense that unless you raise significant capital, you’re not running a real business.* Matt and I abandoned the business in early 2007, choosing instead to focus our efforts on raising venture capital for an online gaming startup, GoCrossCampus. You have a job. Aloysius was a fun business. scale).
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
    tweet]. 9) Venture capital is not a necessary evil. My favorite conference both as an attendee and as a speaker is the Business of Software Conference. I've spoken there for the past three years and am once again speaking this year. There's a full video and transcript of my 2010 talk. They're my peeps. No sponsored speaking slots.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] how to use popularity lists to influence your users behavior
    was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] was reading a post on Lightspeed Ventures (a popular venture capital blog) recently about how being popular has been found to make you [.] Suddenly, everything changed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States. The size of the funding round was not announced. So far, RentHome.ru
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Venture Capital] GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company
    GrubHub, which was founded in Chicago in 2004, has expanded to more than 500 cities and 18,000 restaurants, and raised $84 million in venture capital funding in the process. The two online food delivery services are merging to scale growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The name of the combined team--Grubless, anyone?--has
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The $10 Million Photo and Other VC Stories
    When we were trying to raise money for E.piphany, my last startup, I was negotiating with a venture capital firm called Infinity Capital. Before we closed our Series A with Infinity, I had called on Mohr, Davidow Ventures , the firm which had funded my last company, Rocket Science. Sponsor. We can do $9.99 million."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape
    After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions. Of 165 consumer Internet companies that raised venture capital in 2010, just under half have raised an equity round since, according to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Team Building: Cultivating Your Greatest Asset
    As I grew into management roles and then moved into venture capital, the value of team building became more obvious. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've said it many times before, but people make or break any company. However, team cohesion doesn't just happen, it takes work.
  • TEXAS STARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 59 Angels
    The Venture Capital Cycle” by Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner. Attracting Capital from Angels: How Their Money — and Their Experience — Can Help You Build a Successful Company” by Brian E. Term Sheets & Valuations — A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations” by Alex Wilmerding.
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