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FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] IZEARanks.com Alpha Now Live: Open Analytics Arrives
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Florida BioDatabase
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #2
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] I'm Back on the Grid!!
| THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Sunscreen, for Fruit?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
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 [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Related posts: Adobe FAIL , Adobe Bully , FreshAIRApps Rename , Adobe Claims AIR Domains , Adobe Goes After FreshAIRApps Related images: adobe air , adobe air , adobe trademark , air apps. irony air apps adobe trademark adobe air
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Angel Investing in the 21st Century Video - Part 1-2
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
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.
- [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.
WAYTOOEARLY [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: The First Round BOT
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
Those of you who know First Round Capital have learned that we are fanatics about measurement and metrics. October 28, 2011 in First Round Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. TrackBack. Verify your Comment.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] VitalFields Receives €250 000 To Keep Real Farms Watered And Fertilized
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
The round was led by SmartCap with their new fund - Early Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Estonian Development Fund. With all the farming games out there, it is about time that somebody addressed the real needs of real farmers and not the virtual ones.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 26th – May 22nd
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
The process of raising venture capital is a process of younger men and women seducing older men and women.” I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and video clips relating to startups, entrepreneurship and legal issues. Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. four years to write all these rules.”
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] City Transit Drag Race: Uber Vies for Ubiquity
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
Uber, which connects smart-phone users with private drivers of sedans, SUVs, and taxis, is no longer just a scrappy Silicon Valley start-up burning through its venture capital funding. To nod to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen''s frequent phrasing, this is software "eating" urban transportation. market.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Is Amazon Fresh a Boon For Small Businesses?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
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.
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] The problem with VC Motivation
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
Let's zoom in on money Here is the issue with venture capital as a way of making money: It's easy to get a comfortable lifestyle (say $300,000+ a year, often multiples thereof) It's (really) hard to make it really big (say $20,000,000+) The not-so-secret fact about venture capital is that it has not made serious money for 10 years now.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] S3 Ventures Invests in Metal Networks
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
S3 Ventures, a leading Texas venture capital firm, led the round. After its 2013 graduation from SURGE Ventures’ accelerator program, Metal Networks is using this latest round of funding to extend its growth and sales. Enterprise metal networks S3 ventures
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million In Funding
| TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies. Returning investors include Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Civitas Learning today announced $8.75 Enterprise civitas
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] VC:VC:VC
| SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007
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 [Venture Capital] From Family and Friends, to Angels to VC's (Part 2)
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
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 [Venture Capital] Happy Birthday FVB!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006
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 [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Give Back
| SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007
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.
INSTIGATOR BLOG [Venture Capital] Mastering the VC Game: An Important Read for Startup Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms is written by Jeff Bussgang , General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. It’s a strong, introductory primer to the venture capital and investor world. You’ll be that much more equipped to succeed.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Steve Case's Reddit AMA Reveals Striking Apology From Former Teen Hacker
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
… We believe impact investing is at a tipping point… Just as we saw startups and venture capital develop over the past fifty years, we think we''ll see social enterprises and impact investing develop over the next fifty years." The questioner then took the opportunity to apologize to Case. Yikes!" replied Case.
REDEYE VC [Venture Capital] The Money Chart
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
I've previously written several blog posts about venture capital fund size -- and how it impacts fund performance. I just came across a report that Silicon Valley Bank wrote last month which had some amazing data on fund-size and performance. capital. capital. And 92% of the funds returned less than 1.5x
- [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.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] That WikiSucks
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
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.
- [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q3 / 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 data suggest a slow recovery in the local high-tech sector's ability to raise capital. million.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
Last year it replaced its CEO (also the company's first employee) and moved its headquarters to California last year to be closer to its venture capital backers: Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers together control 48 percent of Jive's stock. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Venture Capital] The Return of University Building in the US | VC Firm Backs New University | Minerva Project
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
25% of my time is spent researching university builders in the US. The people who funded, planned, and built Universities like Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Michigan are among the greatest innovators in American history. In many cases this was the building of great universities. Or not?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Raising Money? Don't Get Ripped Off
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
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.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] A Fundraising Survival Guide
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
Opportunities like this dont sit unexploited forever, even in anindustry as conservative as venture capital. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. But the second biggestcause of death is probably the difficulty of raising money.Fundraising is brutal. One reason its so brutal is simply the brutality of markets.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Everything I Need to Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned at the.
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
It was at the request of Thomas Zurbuchen and Doug Neal who lead the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship. I was asked to give a talk on entrepreneurship. Here’s a link to a recording of my talk, complete with a simulcast of the slides. The best way to learn is by doing. Bookmark the permalink.
CONVERSIONXL [Venture Capital] 19 Psychological Tactics for Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
Education plays a major role in venture capital. Friends and family disproportionately invest early in the funding cycle, generating a signal for later funders through accumulated capital.” ( Agrawal, Catalini, & Goldfarb, 2013 ). Crowdfunding is painful. With standard conversions, people receive value immediately. Fraud.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Bitbar Raises €2.28 Million To Expand Mobile Device Testing
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
The newly announced round was led by Creathor Venture (Frankfurt, Germany), DFJ Esprit (London), Finnvera Venture Capital (Finland), and Qualcomm Incorporated, acting through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, with additional funding from TEKES financing.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Now Comes The Hard Part
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
His lack of experience didn’t limit the company at first, but as Etsy grew and took on tens of millions of dollars in venture capital financing, it began buckling under the weight of its success. You call it Etsy. “You’d go to Etsy.com, and it was like dead air,” Dickerson says. twice). billion this year.
STARTUP HOUSTON [Venture Capital] Q&A with Mercury Fund’s Aziz Gilani
| MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
Mercury Fund , a seed-stage venture capital firm in Houston, makes equity investments in what it describes as compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities. When I applied to go to business school, the person who gave me my admissions phone call ran a venture capital fund in Chicago, and offered me a job.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Finally, for those of you who need some additional infusion of courage, please study the story of Ryan Allis in North Carolina who bootstrapped his company iContact to $1 million in revenue and THEN raised venture capital to get to $40 million. I know that many, many entrepreneurs are feeling dejected because of investor rejections.
GUST [Venture Capital] The World of Gust
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
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
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Parkour and Entrepreneurs
| FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
Running around the playground puts us all on same playing field – literally. ff Venture Capital built our “ fitness office ” precisely because we want to make staying fit as convenient as possible for our employees and founders. Parkour is to entrepreneurs as golf is to (some) corporate executives. Previously posted at Forbes.).
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] On Expert Networks, Compliance, the Drunk and the Lamppost
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
wholeheartedly agree with the thrust of their commentary: expert networks replace social capital with financial capital. How Executives Can Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies.and Buy a Company with Private Equity Backing.  . Lastly, I’ve blogged frequently about expert networks.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] One Cheer for the JOBS Act
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
It also creates a system through which startups can solicit capital from ordinary (that is, not wealthy) investors, who were previously excluded from the private equity markets. The cheering section also includes venture capitalists, investment bankers and securities lawyers, not to mention entrepreneurs. And yet.
- [Venture Capital] Another Win for Uber and Hailo: Payments
Hailo, which has more than $50 million in venture capital, already operates in five major cities. Forget about the Benjamins: In two months, e-hailing taxicab apps Uber and Hailo will process payments, New York City promises. It''s official: approved app-makers can legally connect cab drivers with passengers in New York City.
- [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.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things
| TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
Boris Wertz, founding partner of Version One Ventures, believes that if you’ve worked in an industry you’re passionate about for a long time, you may know something about the market that nobody else knows. If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It. Note: Nothing within this article should be construed as legal advice. The U.S.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] First Round Capital is a Firm with No Principals
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
With the ascension of Kent Goldman and Phin Barnes to Partner, Christine Herron leaving to join Intel Capital and me starting Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , there are no longer any people at the Principal level. It's true. The Principal level at any firm is a bit of an awkward stepchild. Is this person going to be here for the long run?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] How to Build a Health Care Startup--and Not Tick Off the FDA
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
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.
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?
| SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
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.
- [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.
- [Venture Capital] Thanks For Entrepreneurs
Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Out of the Ashes - Something Isn't Quite Right
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
Both venture firms sought my advice for their portfolio companies. began to gain an appreciation of how world-class venture capitalists develop pattern recognition for these common types of problems. “Oh yes, company X, they’re having problem 343. Surprisingly, I enjoyed seeing other startups from an outsider’s perspective. Order Here.
GENUINE VC [Venture Capital] Excited to Co-Found a New Micro VC Firm
| THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
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
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium.
| FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley? After RTFM Anyway, that experience made me hungry for more info on venture capital, startup finance, and in general on how small businesses get access to capital.
SOCAL CTO [Venture Capital] Map of VC Investments
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
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.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Check-Ins are Coupons. Game Mechanics are Bullshit. Show Me The.
| SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Better Get Ready. this is customer acquisition cost on a scale that only a few big players can fathom, or a few larger venture / private equity players can go after. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
In April, VideoSurf raised $16 million in a round of funding led by Israel's Pitango Venture Capital. The video search technology, which cost Microsoft a reported $70 million, will be integrated into XBox. Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf, an Al Gore-backed video search technology start-up, for a reported $70 million. which Yahoo!
BABBLING VC [Venture Capital] "Founder Friendly"
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
It's crept now though into general discussion of venture deals. This means the company is performing to plan or better, has proven their business case, or isn't running out of money without the prospect of raising additional capital. As has been written many times before, venture capital is a people business.
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Venture Capital] In VC deals, Price Doesn't Matter - But The "Promote" Does
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
typical start-up company will do 2-4 venture capital financings before a successful exit (or, conversely, an ignomious ending). A typical serial entreprenur may lead 2-3 companies in their career before calling it quits (or checking themselves in to an insane asylum). The post-money is the pre-money plus the invested capital.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
I've been involved with a hundred companies, and YouSendIt's development was very, very standard," says Nick Sturiale, a YouSendIt board member and partner at Jafco Ventures, a Palo Alto, California, venture capital firm. Then the cyberattacks started. It started with a pen, a piece of paper, and an idea. He was wrong.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Great Startup Event In Boston
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
These events are a great format. About 30 people get together and over dinner founders/entrepreneurs give their 20-minute pitch and then the audience discusses it at their table. Apparently these clinics (and the forum) have been going on for nearly 30 years. Suffice it to say, however, that both companies are very cool and have real potential.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Year End Management Changes
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.com) ← The 3X Liquidation Preference Is Back! In this case the founding CEO Reid Hoffman is back as CEO (he had previously been kicked upstairs to Chairman). Bookmark the permalink.
ALLEN'S BLOG [Venture Capital] allensblog: The Problem with Compensation Surveys
| SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
Here in Silicon Valley, many of the major Venture Capital firms persuade their portfolio companies to participate in (anonymized) compensation surveys, and these are used in much the same way as in public companies. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. » June 11, 2011. Year 2, et seq.:
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Inside Clinkle: A Stanford Kid Got $30 Million and Then Everything Blew Up
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
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.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Venture Capital] Cargo Cult Game Design
| SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Cargo Cult Game Design Cargo Cult Game Design During World War II, many remote Pacific islanders received their first taste of modern goods when Allied or Japanese armies showed up and took over. But this doesn’t really work.
WWW.KERNELMAG.COM [Venture Capital] Nailing that elusive technical co-founder
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Smart people with a lot more experience than me have been observing how the amount of capital required to start a tech company has reduced dramatically. Nic Brisbourne on venture capital. The Kernel. New technology for enquiring minds. Thursday, 8 March 2012. Comment. Features. Yiannopoulos. The Scene. The Nutshell. Andy Young.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why Didn't Fred Wilson Invest in 2012?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
Not every entrepreneur needs the money a venture capital firm can pour in. Dan Primack at Fortune noticed that venture capitalist Fred Wilson hasn't done a deal in 2012. What's notable is that Wilson and his New York firm, Union Square Ventures, have always taken an interest in start-ups. Is it time for founders to worry?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup2Startup: Giving Back to the Geek & Entrepreneur Community.
| THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « World of Wifecraft | Main | Most Awesome Global Practical Joke: What a Bunch of Sushis. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Got SchadenFreude? Profit from Other's Despair -- Enter the.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we must be MuadDib, not Clark Kent) | Main | EBAY Q3 2008 Earnings: MarketPlace Rev$ Flat (note to mgmt: spin out PayPal, or expect to get taken over) » Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Got SchadenFreude?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Some new & old startup blogs & presos i'm in love with - Master of.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
Posted by Dave on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM in Blog the Blogging Bloggers , Dave, Friends, Family , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Marvelous Marketing , Metrics & Measurement , Search, SEO/SEM, etc , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! More Jobs.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Employees Suck. Don't Be One. Don't Hire One. - Master of 500 Hats
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) | Main | SlideShare to Microsoft: "All Your Powerpoint Are Belong to Us." Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Silicon Valley 2.0: The Startup Metrics Revolution (Tokyo, Dec.
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
tags: dave.mcclure tokyo ) Posted by Dave on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 08:33 PM in Conferences & Events , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : "dave mcclure" , "startup metrics" , Japan , Tokyo Digg This | Save to del.icio.us The 4 Things You Really Need.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Securitizing Happiness: Hacking Human Suffering thru Financial.
| SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
Posted by Dave on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 07:11 PM in Big Ideas, Hot Air , Conferences & Events , Finance & Economics, Capital Ideas , Microfinance, Social Entrepreneur , Prediction Markets , She Blinded Me With SCIENCE! Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups | Main | Startup 2.0: A Silicon Valley Success Story » Thursday, September 10, 2009 LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
STARTUPENGINEERING [Venture Capital] Lean Entrepreneurship is Undermining the U.S. Economy – The 60% Challenge
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Last Spring, a lot of bloggers were worrying about what this means for the traditional venture capital model, where successful VCs manage too much money to break up into $500,000 bits. In response, “super angels” like Maples, Chris Dixon, and Ron Conway have raised small funds and are investing relatively small amounts of money.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
The company is currently seeking first-round venture capital and institutional funding. It’s undeniable how the Internet has revolutionized education , especially with the use of online video learning through sites such as Khan Academy. With MentorMob , you spend more time learning and less time searching.”. Learning From Others.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] The Product Development Model « Steve Blank
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
And even more importantly, was there any way to reduce risk in early stage ventures? What was the difference here? Were all startups the same? Were startups failing because of product failures or was there some other failure mode? Is there any way to predict success or failure? That day, alone in the cabin I knew I had to find the answer.
VCBALL [Venture Capital] Eat Failure for Breakfast - VCball
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
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LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.
| MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog - December 3, 2010 [.] For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] These are the numbers in blue. Comments » 1.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates @ SXSW 2008 - Master of 500 Hats
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Geek Woodstock @ Foo Camp 2008 + Startup Metrics @ OATV Startup.
| MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebooks Yishan Wong to Kottke, TechCrunch, et al: "You Wouldnt know a Walled Garden if it bit you in your F8." | Main | Startonomics Conference on Startup Metrics, AARRR! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
500 HATS [Venture Capital] SeedCamp 2008: congrats to BaseKit, Kyko, MobClix, Soup, Stupeflix.
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6 Steps to Startup Analytics" B4 Lunch. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) - Master of.
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Best of DMC / Master of 500 Hats: The "Greatest Hats" Album | Main | Employees Suck. As the rest of the US economy getsturned upside-down, startups in silicon valley are getting used to alot less capital, and a lot more numbers.
ROB GO [Venture Capital] Moneyball and Picking People
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
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!”
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Voting Rights and Protective Provisions
| FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
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 fifth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. This becomes ever more important as the number of investors grows.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] How to Pitch, Plan, and Track Your Business with LivePlan [VIDEO]
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
How much startup capital are you going to need. That if you are getting venture capital money, that if you are an angel investor, you’re going to want a business plan and if you are going to a bank, you might need a business plan, but other than that, I don’t need a plan. Are you going to make money? It is lean.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Georgetown Cupcake: Scaling a Beloved Brand
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Because you''ve been--am I right that you''ve been funded with cash flow, so-- 02:02 LaMontagne: Yeah, ourselves, so we don''t have any institutional capital. 02:21 Presenter: But could you be growing more quickly and sort of, you know, more agilely if you had some kind of institutional capital? 00:40 Sophie LaMontagne: Yeah, sure.
LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Like 2 bloggers like this post. Reply 2.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Should Your Startup Give Performance-Based Warrants?
| SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
This is part of my ongoing series on Startup Advice. Large companies can be strange sometimes. As startup entrepreneurs we all want to work with them because having their name as reference clients makes it so much easier for marketing, PR, selling to other customers, fund raising and even recruiting. Sometimes it actually does. Guidelines: 1.
- [Venture Capital] Startup Visa: More Startups. More Jobs.
2006 study by the National Venture Capital Association found that nearly half of the private and 20% of the public venture-backed startups were found by immigrants. The aggregate market capitalization of these companies (i.e. Intel, Google, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and eBay) exceeds $500 billion.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND [Venture Capital] "Neo-entrepreneurship"
| MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
have had alums who have created larger, high growth ventures. Maybe if they had to white-knuckle it from payday to payday for a few months like most start-up entrepreneurs they may appreciate that even modest entrepreneurial ventures require knowledge and skills that we can offer in business schools.
VENTURE HACKS [Venture Capital] VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
The interview was inspired by these posts (in chronological order): Venture Hacks: Keep your Series A options open if you raise debt. Nivi : Hi, this is Nivi from Venture Hacks. I’m here with Chris Dixon, who I think is in New York; Mark Suster, who I think is in L.A.; This is the first time we’ve interviewed so many people.
MARK BIRCH [Venture Capital] "The Groupon investment flurry that ended in January 2011 was part of a recent Silicon Valley trend."
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
Groupon would never have gotten this big without that late-stage money,” said Bill Gurley, a general partner at venture-capital firm Benchmark Capital.” - “ Groupon Investors Give Up ” by The Wall Street Journal. Critics say the phenomenon builds unsustainable valuations for those young companies.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Venture Capital] Just One Thing Management Dynamics
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
There are few overnight successes in this industry, which sees the rare success among a sea of failures as a result of a thousand incremental developments and course corrections. Coming from a big, very big, company I always resented the fight against inertia that resulted in all but certain late arrival with the next new thing.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Venture Capital] WSJ on Stanford Student Startup Accelerator | StartX
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
At StartX, Stanford students or recent grads undergo a three-month program where they receive free office space and attendant services, plus get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts. via American Free Enterprise. Dream Big.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
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VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Business coaching for entrepreneurs
| SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
I recently left the venture capital world to set up a business coaching practice and wrote the following piece for a venture capital related publication. From Venture Capitalist to Business Coach. Pasting it below, and would love to get the forum’s thoughts on how they perceive the value of coaching. Musing
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] What the Government Can Do. And What It Can't.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
What's more, the feds essentially created the Valley's venture capital industry back in 1958, with the Small Business Investment Corporation, which was created to spur private capital investors. Why both parties could use a dose of myth-busting. Neither stance is entirely accurate. Let's take on the GOP myth first.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] What I *Would Have* Said at TechCrunch Disrupt
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
There are real changes in the venture capital industry and it would have been fun to talk about them. I said almost nothing in the 30 minutes. Dave McClure argued passionately that since the overwhelming majority of exits are sub $100 million we need to readjust how much capital goes in. Answer: Not much. It’s a shame.
PASSIONATE INTENSITY [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. But, there’s a problem… and the problem is simple: governments should not allow this thing to exist. As the Mt.
CRACKING THE CODE [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
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. Tuesday, December 01, 2009.