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  • 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.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Build a Global Center of Innovation Excellence in Salzburg, Austria
    But it is not enough to simply have technology tools and risk capital in hand to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Peter Thiel was born in Germany, co-founded PayPal and Palantir, and is one of the most successful venture investors in the world through his Founders Fund. Why is this the case?
  • 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!
  • 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.] 
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Venture Capital] €40 Billion - One Panel: How Do Investors Get Money?
    EIF is one of the largest cornerstone investors of European venture capital funds and as such indirectly supports the next generation of European technology champions. They invest into bonds, equities as well Venture investments. Fluent Digital Capital. How often do you see 40 billion worth of investors on the stage?
  • 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."
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Exit Early - Exit Often Keynote Video
    This is the high def video of my keynote at the Capital Connects! Southeastern Regional Angel Capital Association Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina - October 1, 2009. Today, the corporate buyers are competitors to the traditional Venture Capital funds. Angels, directors and coaches can help.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Sven Beiker on The Future of Electric Cars. CARS is looking at many different aspects of automotive transportation, but is not just focusing on batteries. Posted by. Robert Siegel. About Me.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Atlanta Technology Compensation
    68% of the companies are angel or venture capital funded. Last week FoG covered compensation at technology startups  on the national level. Today we are going to get a little closer to home and talk about technology compensation in Atlanta. This is the third year that TER has been conducting its survey. Atlanta Technology Compensation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company. Balderton has been investing since 2000, when it was Benchmark Capital Europe, before rebranding in 2007. billion to invest in European technology start-ups. and board member of EyeEm, Hailo and YPlan, joined the team in late 2013.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Founder Dialogues
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← CompStudy: Useful Resource For Entrepreneurs & VCs Alike Who is this Julian Assange guy anyway? have to say that Tim Healy, co-founder and CEO of EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) rocked the house.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
    It is no secret that the world of venture capital (VCs) has been turned upside down by the recession, and the many other changes in the marketplace. I see now emerging a new wave of investors, popularly known as “super angels,” micro-VCs, or “super-seed” investors. Every early-stage startup should explore this new funding alternative.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Meet the Champions of Clean Tech
    Clean-technology ventures have become something of a non-starter in investment circles. Clean tech venture investment dropped 29 percent from Q4 2012 to Q1 2103, but a few brave souls are staying the course.--Francesca Francesca Louise Fenzi Khosla Ventures has become almost synonymous with clean tech and renewable energy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The goal of your startup is to exit. What do you actually know about that process?
    That’s especially a thing for venture capital investors to say. We love a good exit story on ArcticStartup. Applifier''s acquisition by Unity got the Helsinki entrepreneurs excited, and quick and eventually lackluster build-up to the Swedish-founded King IPO was fun to speculate on. But there''s a knowledge gap. See you then!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
    With all the Championship hoopla of late, wouldn't it be fun if there was a monster venture fund bracket and a battle to the death to crown a venture capital Champion? UNC's Venture Capital Investment Competition includes over 50 student venture capital teams from across the world. unc vcic
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Harness the Power of Celebrity
    million stake from venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins. As Meg Whitman joins Zaarly, an e-commerce start-up, the company's CEO offers advice on finding your company's next advisor, and why you might want to consider a boldfaced name. But he knows he will need help building it. Kutcher brought his wife, Moore, to the event.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011
    Funding Strategy In Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson offer a terrific, in-depth explanation of term sheets, funding strategy, VC motivations, etc. Fred Wilson discusses working capital financing and customer financing. Rob Go on the downside of a career in venture capital. Happy New Year! Are We in a Bubble?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Starting up down under: The guide to Australia’s growing startup scene
    Another alumni of the AngelCube accelerator, Coinjar is a consumer facing Bitcoin wallet that went on to raise $500,000 from Blackbird ventures and is rumoured to have grown to a $5m monthly turnover in the past three months alone. 9. Bryce Keane is an Australian expat now living in London. Companies to watch. 99designs. Atlassian. App.io.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures together with South Korean, Israeli, British, German, Sri Lankan, American, Swedish and other judges make a unique combination that you can reach nowhere else for feedback. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Tom Laine, CEO at Innopinion and Teemu Polo of Soljuva Technologies and Starttaamo.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Punt to Fred: Following Through
    Some of them have or will raise a follow-on round from the angels; fewer will raise a formal venture round. This will create opportunities for early-stage venture funds, which will have had a lot of their homework done for them in the seed rounds and inevitable thinning of the herds. This year, anyway.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is NextView’s Focus? Another Stroll Through Our Portfolio
    Here’s a good example from Volition Capital. We typically invest between $250K – $500K.  We have pretty strong guidelines internally about how much capital we want to invest in a given company, at what valuation, and thus, what ownership we are looking for.  We tend to be fairly strict, but not dogmatic about these. B2B: 9.
  • STARTUP MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements of a Massively Scalable Startup
    Venture capital and hype help bypass this element Figuring Out Your Way to Startup Success » Make Work Meaningful Jul 20, 2010 2:53 am [.] After analyzing several startups I’ve worked with that have reached or are approaching these valuations I’ve boiled it down to four interdependent commonalities that always seem to exist. 
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Donors Choose AVC Meetup
    Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0 talk at Canada National Angel Summit conf - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • OC VC  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Ignorance is Bliss | OC VC
    OC VC Just a VC in The OC thinking out loud July 20th, 2010 19:07:58 May 2nd, 2008 Ignorance is Bliss » Posted in Venture Capital at 7:45 am They say ignorance is bliss and I’m beginning to appreciate the sentiment in new ways. Well, I have two thoughts I’d like to share with you. License. Valid XHTML & CSS.
  • OC VC  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Congratulations to DATAllegro…and Microsoft! | OC VC
    » Posted in Start-Ups , Venture Capital , Orange County at 7:33 am I thought I’d give a big shout out to Stuart, Mark, and the rest of the DATAllegro team and congratulate them on their recently announced acquisition by Microsoft.  I love to see local start-ups succeed!!!  and Redmond, Wash. — Jul. License.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Monday night, I’ll again be the co-host of Entrepreneurs Unplugged where we will be interviewing Tyler Tysdal, the Managing Director of Mantucket Capital. Tyler’s background follows: Mr. Tysdal serves on the Board of Directors for the following Mantucket Capital portfolio companies: BrandJourney Capital and PRN Medical Services.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Interview Your VC
    Choosing a venture capitalist shouldn''t be all about roping in a big name. When you’re looking for a venture capital partner, there are five criteria that really should matter: 1. The reality is that a venture capitalist’s brand and reputation will only get you so far. Here''s what really matters.
  • VCBALL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Revel in your Defects - VCball
    VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship.  I would venture to say that if not for the defect, the opportunity wouldn't be there.       October 05, 2011 in Entrepreneurship and VC , Venture Capital | Permalink.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.
    Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 Dow Jones also states that later-stage financing rounds accounted for 55% of all venture investment in the first quarter of 2009, up from 47% in the same quarter last year. billion in U.S. The median size of $2.4 Not necessarily. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. link] I like the advice.one of the biggest pains is to get VCs to move on your timetable. They went as far as putting down a term sheet. Please share it! Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? In other words, "play to your strengths". The U.S.s link] I agree wholeheartedly.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] the best funding strategy of them all: none
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 The Best Funding Strategy Of Them All: None This blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping. link] Bootstrapping is one of the mantras I repeatedly drive home to the startup companies I work with. Like This?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] some thoughts on term sheets
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Its a logical question, but a hard one to answer.the distribution curve, if it could be plotted, would show a huge dispersion around any "typical" mean. Many Thanks!
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. Matt is a Chicago VC and MD at DFJ Portage VP (just to throw a few mysterious acronyms at you). And, can you begin a dialogue with multiple mortal enemies?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] in search of.the ideal term sheet
    Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. You can download it on docstoc here. It is very basic (a good thing) and entrepreneur-friendly. Anyway, its useful as a starting point for discussions. Many Thanks!
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Being Contrarian Is About To Be Mainstream
    Suddenly, to become a successful investor in any segment (angel, venture capital, public markets, debt markets) you have to be contrarian. Over the past two weeks I’ve heard the word “contrarian&# more times than I can count. The assertion that a “contrarian strategy&# always wins seems to be in the air.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Decent 401(k)s for Businesses
    When I left the corporate world to become the CFO for several venture-capital backed startups, I was distressed to find that small businesses didn’t have the same low-cost options. At long last, you can offer employees plans that matches the big guys in efficiency. What took so long? Finally! Consider what a 2.5%
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster: Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions
    Here''s a short sketch of what I''ve learned after seven years as a VC. I was having dinner with a friend last night, and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I''ve learned. in bull tech markets like we''re in you often find non-venture investors entering our market. And there''s conferences. Disrupt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nope, Your Investors Can't Help
    Thanks to a thaw--some would say bubble--in venture capital investing, raising money no longer seems like such a crazy idea. What investment capital can do is fairly obvious. Less well understood is what investment capital can’t do for a business. With a boom in VC, it's tempting to start fundraising. RIMM, anyone?)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Defaulting on U.S. Debt is Just Plain Stupid
    Treasuries] and we will still need to raise capital from China, but under which conditions can we do this?" Congress is close to devastating America''s shaky economy, its reputation around the world--and its small business owners. The U.S. is just 10 days away from defaulting on the national debt, currently worth about $16.7 trillion.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Well whaddya know. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. er, Dorsey.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
    We've only, we've got to date with very little capital. We've never done a venture capital round. Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. And the first one is "Talk is cheap. Execution sets you apart." And we think it's all about execution.
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] What are the most valuable recommendations in order to raise money from VCs connected via Gust?
    To begin with, it is important to understand some basic facts about the world of entrepreneurial finance: There are many more entrepreneurs than there are investors, with the result that only one company out of every 400 that seeks venture funding actually receives it. One of the primary ones is the referral source. Trust me. Gust News
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: The Path of Warriors and Winners.
    Once that proof is obtained, the company can go through the last two steps of Customer Creation and Company Building to capitalize on the opportunity it has found and validated. This post describes a solution – the  Customer Development Model. The difference is that the ones that succeed invent a Customer Development model. Order Here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
    About 10 years ago, I entered the venture capital business after being an entrepreneur. The L ean Start Up movement , which has trained entrepreneurs on capital-efficient start-up techniques. 2. When it comes to funding young companies, the investment community is constantly raising the bar. Here's why. They were right.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff
    On Wednesday, a group of 13 companies presented to 50 investors, looking to raise an aggregate of $16 million in capital. The companies were all part of Capital Innovators, an accelerator venture fund that has been operating since last fall. To be successful, a venture needs this laser focus. Two events this week in St.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Congrats Mint :) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Turning off the email auto-responder. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck? Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Web 2.0 Expo SF: Series of Tubes + Startup Metrics 101 - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Google Q1 2008 Earnings: "Comscore, Eat My Shorts." | Main | Startup Metrics 101: a Product & Marketing Workshop (@ Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Q: How in Holy Hell are Facebook, Slide, Ning, & "Toy Apps" worth.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MicroHooFreude! Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Mike Speiser is Laserlike on Spreadsheets 2.0 - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Memo to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, & AOL: How to Turn 500M email logins into Facebook Platform & a Crapload of Revenue. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] RockYou Raises $35M from Doll Capital - Master of 500 Hats
    Posted by Dave on Monday, June 09, 2008 at 08:16 AM in Facebookaholic , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : dcm , doll capital , gspeast08 , jia shen , lance tokuda , ro choy , rockyou Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DNN: The Death News Network | Main | Finishing Dead Last. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] STARTonomics.com: Simple, Actionable Metrics for Startup Success.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Finishing Dead Last. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6.
    Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : Andrew Chen , Silicon Valley , Startup Metrics , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Become a Web 2.0 Metrics Jedi: Using Product & Marketing Metrics.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On) | Main | Do Re Mi (Antwerp) » Friday, April 03, 2009 Become a Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DMC Metamorphosis :) | Main | US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) » Saturday, June 06, 2009 The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] US Startup Investment Market Overview (Startonomics Tokyo, June.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) | Main | Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) - Master.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Your SOLUTION is Not My PROBLEM | Main | fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups » Saturday, August 29, 2009 Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) Want to meet geeks, startups, VCs, and other folks in DC and/or Europe?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Gordon Gekko 2.0:   (COUGH) Posted by Dave on Monday, October 05, 2009 at 12:31 AM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : glenn kelman , redfin , wrong Digg This | Save to del.icio.us
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] An American Geek in Paris (LeWeb) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 500 Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER. agree that tuning with the least amount of capital till customers start buying is the way to go. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « 500 Startups | Main | The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. 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  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Why NOT to do a Startup -- becuz yer Gonna FAIL. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
    When I started in venture capital, east coast VC’s largely had a formula for the kind of founders they wanted to back. There was a high degree of interest in backing repeat, experienced entrepreneurs or executives. This region lost many amazing companies to the west coast in the process. This model worked, and things were good.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting
    2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital.  I had multiple term sheets to do my Series A financing. This was pre Venture Hacks so not a lot of help on terms on the Net. The meme was kicked off by Chris Dixon with this post saying that term sheets need to be simplified and align investor / founder interests.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Have You Heard of the Col-Pop?
    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.
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