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  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? The company’s previous backers, including Cisco, Greylock Partners, Miven Venture Partners, and Pitango Venture Capital, also participated in the round [ Techcrunch ].
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q2 / H1 2010
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. The remainder of capital came from foreign investors as well as from non-VC Israeli investors.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Indian Company Plugs Gap In Google's Enterprise Solution
    No investment is possible without that validation, whether it is government grants (and there is quite a bit of that available for clean energy projects) or angel or venture capital. It's simply a capital-intensive business that needs money. Sponsor. One of the primary drivers of the switch is cost. second is collaboration.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups | Chronicle of Higher Education | #Edtech #hackedu
    From DeSantis : Investments in education-technology companies nationwide tripled in the last decade, shooting up to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002, according to the Na­tional Venture Capital Association. Udacity, Udemy, and University­Now all have plans to revolutionize online learning.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The accelerating rate of change
    I’m at Singularity University (SU) in Palo Alto this week learning more about the big technologies that are changing the world and how to apply them to solving the world’s biggest problems. Moore’s Law is perhaps the best known example of an enduring exponential improvement, but it’s just one of many. will blog it tomorrow.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Venture Capital] The More Human You Are, the More Successful You and Your Company Will Be.
    In this age of texting and emails, less and less personal contact, some of the human touch seems to have been lost. And that can be a crucial difference in how you communicate and address issues that help you as a leader and drive your company's success. It starts at the top. strong leader allows their personality to shine through, flaws and all.
  • 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.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Chasing Returns
    If he can't understand it, he withdraws from the fund, no matter how good the returns are. I'll take this conversation back to a market that I do understand - venture capital. The venture capital business is showing good returns for the first time in a decade. Venture capital is not financial engineering.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Eight Action Items to Make Your Startup Bankable
    In all cases, the loan option should be investigated before looking for an angel investor, since the “cost” of a loan is usually considered less than giving up a large share of your company equity and control to angel or venture capital investors. I’m told that 21 companies on the Inc 500 list started with bank loans, so you can do it too.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is."
    ““There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is not top of mind,” said Tripp Jones, a partner at August Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Half-joking, he added: “For many companies, a security breach would almost be a nice problem to have in some cases.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Blog - Untitled Article
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Cool News/Map Mashup Jeff Clavier's recent post turned me on to What's Up a news map project developed by Jeroen Wijering. I've been looking into a variety of data visualization mashups and this one is quite elegant. You can launch it here.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). Related images: nerve graft.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] ClariFI clears $3.5M
    TL Ventures is putting in $3.5M and getting a couple board seats: William Guttman and Robert Keith. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Brad and his team over at ClariFI landed a quality finance-sector partner -- who also brought some dollars. wonder if I could have avoided that YHOO dive.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Am I the Key to a Secret CIA Conspiracy?
    It seems two of the companies I'm on the board of (PayPerPost & CallMiner) have a secret joint venture with the CIA to identify and undermine radical, dissident bloggers. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This has to be an April Fool's Joke , but it got a chuckle nonetheless.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Tropic Thunder "Viral" Video
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, especially when the hammer comes out. Enjoy! [It looks like MTV is forcing viewers to MTV.com -- I'll embed for now, in hopes they eventually ditch the shackles. Go watch it anyway!]
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Israel, Feldman, Winer, Calacanis, Arrington: Take it to the Fight Club
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The never ending drama around puppets is just amplifying what I always suspected about the social media elites. No wonder Ted Murphy scared them so much, he took much worse and handled it much better. Those guys need to take it to a ring.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Dystonia Cure Within Reach for Tyler's Hope
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've blogged here before about Tyler's Hope and wanted to share a big day for Tyler and his family. This morning CNN.com posted the video below and TylersHope.org is getting bombarded with people wanting to help find a Dystonia cure. tylers hope cnn dystonia
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sources of Capital - Private Equity
    Private equity is a term used to broadly group funds and investment companies that provide capital on a negotiated basis generally to private businesses. This category of firms is a superset that includes venture capital, buyout-also called leveraged buyout (LBO)-mezzanine, and growth equity or expansion funds. PRIVATE EQUITY.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Secured Bridge Loans to Emerging Companies
    Recent initial public offerings bring hope of improved liquidity for venture capital investments. But venture capitalists (VCs) and the companies they incubate continue to face turbulent economic conditions in 2010. IPO activity, which hit its zenith in 2006 and 2007, will remain depressed in the foreseeable future.
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday – Israeli Funding Recap
    V enture capital funding of Israel companies opened strongly in Q1 2010, with 55 deals completed since January 1oth 2o1o, according to Capital IQ. Canaan Partners; Greylock Partners; Siemens Venture Capital GmbH; Warburg Pincus LLC;Wellington Partners Venture Capital GmbH. Sequoia Capital. -. Target.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Personal Equity
    Steve Bird of Focus Ventures wrote an interesting paper on what drives venture capital returns. The paper looks at two investment cycles: the PC era of 1983-1987 and the Internet boom of 1997-2001. In the former era, the top 50 firms represented 13% of the industry and captured 44% of the value created.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists that Fail
    Silicon Beat has an interesting article on the failure of Worldview Technology Partners that provides some interesting insight into why venture firms fail. think understanding how venture capital firms work and why they fail is important for entrepreneurs that are trying to raise capital.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Dilution Concern for Founders
    Then, I remind them of the old saying in the commercial real estate business: "There are three rules for making money in commercial real estate and they are Location, Location, Location." I then migrate that old joke to the venture capital business. Sound off on this week's buzz in the Comments Section
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Future Goals
    I'm more focused than I have ever been. always set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Student Startup Offers Quora Like Platform for Profs and Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
    She raised an initial round of $1.5-million last year from the venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, and raised an additional $6-million from investors in November. Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the boom in higher education startups. From Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ms.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade
    It is clear to me, after doing these strategy sessions for over two years, that entrepreneurs need a lot more training on positioning and go-to-market, financing strategies, including alternative financing besides venture capital. Sponsor. As usual, then, I worked with three entrepreneurs working on specific businesses. Juju Band.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Founders: Get Those Skeletons Out of the Closet!
    Here’s the problem with that way of thinking: Partnering with a venture backer is like getting married. Why Revealing Your Issues Can Help Your Business Prosper Yes, I’m the founder of a venture capital firm. No company is perfect. And your investors are going to discover your imperfections sooner or later.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Getting Funded: Step 5, The Legal Grind
    While there is nothing overly complicated about venture financings, especially early ones, there is a cadre of legal professionals that not only know the law behind getting a deal done but also know what the expected behavior  of the legal team should be. Often, mistakes made at this stage can cost dearly later in the company’s life.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » 2009 Startup Executive Compensation.
    Basically the survey collects salary, cash bonus and equity information for the top executives in private companies (mostly venture- and preventure-backed companies). So if you are a startup CEO of CFO (whether you have venture backing or not) please take the time to go  complete the survey and you’ll get the 2009 results for free.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: The Unintended Consequences of Facebook.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Thursday, October 20, 2011. The Unintended Consequences of Facebook. On 10/18 Ian Van Hoven, currently with Netflix , came to my class at the Stanford GSB to discuss the CDNetworks case (where he used to work). Posted by.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Mintos Signs Up Czech Mortgage Lender ACEMA
    Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos closed last month a seed-funding round, attracting €2 million from Skillion Ventures , a Riga-based venture capital firm. Starting from 2015, Mintos offers a peer-to-peer lending business model on a single platform for investors and borrowers.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Why You Can't Live (or Die) Without Business Systems
    Funding Try walking into a bank or a venture capital firm and telling them what a talented widget maker you are and that they should give you money to build your company. Business systems, business systems, business systems.why is everyone always going on and on about systems in your business? Well, it''s simple really. read more.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale?From Point to Line to Curve
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? That’s not all.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Anti-Pivot
    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. Venture Hacks VentureBeat Watching Websites Simple template. The next day she approaches their table looking sharp.
  • 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.”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Return of Play
    If I was going to start a venture capital fund around a theme, I''d pick something a little different. Forget Enterprise, or Mobile. It wouldn''t be "networks" or any other standard classification of startup. I''d start a fund around "Play". Play, it seems, is making a huge comeback. Certainly not very creative or inspiring.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development: Past, Present, Future
    Our startup was venture funded in 1999 and we didn’t pay enough attention to this advice! They were kind enough to sponsor a meet-up in San Francisco. The video below was my presentation to the group. sgblank Lean Startup Cirle 111909 This movie requires Adobe Flash for playback. The slides below go with the video. Order Here.
  • 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.
  • 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-->.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Why Did I Invest in the Company Pose?
    Pose is no different.  I first met the founder of Pose, Dustin Rosen , when he was a junior person with an LA-based venture capital firm called The Mail Room Fund.  My first two calls were to True Ventures & Founder Collective.  Still, I didn’t chase the deal.  I registered it in my background consciousness.  The Future.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The “Good” Student « Steve Blank
    love Google. think its one of the smartest companies out there. And it hires very smart people from the best schools.  And if you meet their criteria of a “good student”, you ought to go to work there. Or Microsoft or IBM. BTW, by the standards mentioned in the Times article, the following people would never have been interviewed or hired at Google.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] NYC: Regulatory nightmare for tech startups trying to conduct consumer friendly businesses
    It''s undoubtedly the number one form of lodging for NYC tech entrepreneurs heading out west to pitch for venture capital--and for founders and startup professionals to come here to work on deals with clients and other companies when they come here. New York City is a fantastic place to live--I''ve been here all my life. Enter Airbnb.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 10: The Video Spigot « Steve Blank
    And I got to experience a type of customer buying behavior I had never seen before –  the  Novelty Effect. But the team believed adding video as an integral part of an operating system and user experience (where there had only been text and still images) would be transformative.  The software was idiot proof.  My first IPO at Convergent.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Whose Life are You Going to Change?
    You can also spend time with a newer startup helping them navigate the world of product management, venture capital or team building.  I’m sure somebody helped you along the way – you can pay it forward. Many of us have the ability to change the trajectory of other people’s lives. If I need to be blunt I am. Sorry.
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Survey Finds VCs Optimistic About 2011 Investments
    Venture capitalists say they plan to invest more next year, according to a survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource. The survey polled 330 venture capitalists and 180 CEOs for their thoughts on where they see investment headed in 2011. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Report on Q3 VC Investment Finds Funding Down for Internet Companies
    Venture capital database VentureDeal has released its report on investment trends for the third quarter of 2010. During the third quarter, the report finds total funding for Internet companies down by 14% and the number of companies funded down by 6%. Sponsor. The report says that 343 Internet companies raised $1.8 Discuss. Analysis
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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