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UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Friday Roundup: Win business plan competitions, be an amazing boss, and get a patent
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
percent of venture capital funding. A new study illustrates some of the reasons why women are so seldom funded by vcs. Don’t get so wrapped up in work that you forget to stay up with the current events of the business world! CNN Money gathered some competition advice from some past winners of the Rice Business Plan Competition.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
If the government was really serious about helping small business, they'd find better ways to make capital accessible for true small businesses. Howard Schultz has a venture fund that provides venture capital for food startups. Before his talk, DeLuca sat down with Inc. Below are edited excerpts from their conversation.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Lean Startups: The Most Efficient Path To Non-Differentiation
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
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. Outstanding post, Joris! Glad someone finally wrote this.
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Venture Capital] Shortcuts To Entrepreneur Funding Are Usually Scams
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
No real investor or venture capital firm asks for money from the company they are intending to invest in. Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall. Off-shore unsolicited investor offers. Phantom fund investors.
- [Venture Capital] How to Minimize the Red Tape and Taxes of a Startup
For example, you and your partner may be perfectly happy with an LLC, but venture capital or Angel investors may insist on having “preferred” stock, forcing an upgrade to a C-Corp. A few states, like Delaware and Nevada, offer tax advantages to large companies. Declare a separate taxable entity to optimize taxes. But don’t be misled.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Return of Play
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K
| FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
Earlier in the day, keynote speaker Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital noted that Oregon companies have received more than $600 million in venture capital funding, and challenged us, the WAC members, to continue investing in our area. This year’s event was held on campus at Oregon State University.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] VC:VC The Exit
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
This is a VC:VC post - comparing venture cycling with venture capital. I am going to talk about "The Exit", which is a focus of attention in the venture capital world, and much less in the venture cycling world. At the end of the day a venture capital firm is always working towards a successful exit.
STARTUP MUSINGS [Venture Capital] Top startup articles of the week
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
The eight best questions we got while raising venture capital 6 ways to use Ning for business Hiring is hard. Enjoy and have a great weekend! SMBs to Increase 2010 Email Marketing, Social Media Spend How and why you really can raise prices Making Stuff Up Good question! Here’s proof. Do you really even need VC?
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.
THE NEXT WEB [Venture Capital] How to Launch Your Own Startup Part 4 (money, culture and becoming a manager)
| MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
Wunderlist is the first business I secured the interest of experienced investors, including Atomico , Earlybird and T-Venture. Don’t pitch too early, and don’t pitch to world-class venture capitalists before you are ready. Stefan Tirtey, Partner at Doughty Hanson Ventures , created this document with Berlin early stage investors.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: The Path of Warriors and Winners.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
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.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Want to Work in VC? Here’s How
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
Background: GRP Partners is a Los Angeles based Venture Capital firm with additional operations in London and Paris. Must-Have Experience / Attributes: We are looking for an individual with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a leading strategy consulting, investment banking, venture capital or technology or media firm.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
| THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. Mini Seedcamp NY will be held on June 14th at Google's New York offices.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Excerpt from "Do More Faster" - Avoid Co-Founder Conflict by Dharmesh Shah
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Common areas to address are decisions around capitalization, executive hiring and firing, share issuance (dilution), and acquisitions. Raise venture capital funding? Below is his chapter, Avoid Co-Founder Conflict. Find out where Cohen and Feld's book tour will stop next here. Sponsor. How will decisions get made? By whom?
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Sell Snowblowers in the Winter, Not Lawn Mowers
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
Usually it's in the context of soliciting advice on how to raise money for their idea / business. The problem with most of the business ideas I see is they they are pretty much the same today as those I've seen for the past few years. " I've been repeating myself so many times I'm just going to write it here.
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.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] 104 Year Old Video of San Francisco
| SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← HBS Student Business Plan Contest Finalists CompStudy: Useful Resource For Entrepreneurs & VCs Alike → 104 Year Old Video of San Francisco Posted on April 25, 2010 by fnazeeri I love stuff like this.
KEVIN DEWALT [Venture Capital] Having Open Office Hours is the Best Way to Help People
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
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?
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Fred Wilson wrote an excellent post in response to Claire Cain Miller's article in the New York Times titled " Venture Capital Returns Dip Below Zero." So what's really going on?
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Choosing a Form of Entity for Your New Company
| THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
second reason is that angel investors and venture capital funds generally prefer to invest in corporations rather than LLCs, and while it is possible to convert from one form of entity to another, this may add some time, cost and complexity to a financing transaction (although it is usually easier to go from an LLC to a corporation than vice versa).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Study: Going Public Zaps a Start-up's Innovation
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
all backed by venture capital funding and founded between 1980 and 2000. The public scrutiny that an IPO brings may have a bigger effect on a company''s ability to stay ahead than you think. As far as exit strategies go, taking a company public has plenty of allure. That, in turn, affects the company''s goals.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Posted on December 3, 2009 by steveblank In my 21 years of startups I’ve had my ideas “stolen” twice. Once it almost mattered. This is about the time it didn’t. What if, gasp, someone steals my idea? Then all my hard work will be for nothing. This actually happened to me twice in my career. Are those my initials on the slide? And the slide was….
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Wrapp Explodes Out Of Sweden, Taking Online Gift Cards To US With $5.5mm Funding
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Million Series A funding led by Atomico, the international venture capital firm formed by Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of Skype, Kazaa and other companies. Another disruptive service is launching in Sweden today. Wrapp , a new social gifting service, has just received $5.5 million users. Wrapp has a fairly simple premise behind it.
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Round-up: Start-ups & the Election
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
The company has raised $750,000 in venture capital and earns revenue by providing its app to media partners. Want to know how much your vote is worth? Thinking of running your own campaign? Still not sure who to vote for? These start-ups will help you out. It's finally here: Election Day. How much is your vote worth? Check it out
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Atomico Buys 20% Of Klarna For €11 Million
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Zennström has stated that he founded the company in 2006 after "seeing that new technology would disrupt not just consumer markets, but the venture-capital industry itself," so it should be interesting to see what future he predicts for Klarna Klarna recently saw some of their ownership change hands.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 10: The Video Spigot « Steve Blank
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
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.
- [Venture Capital] How to Find a Job at the Right Startup for You
For those of you who want to get in on the ground floor of a new venture, but haven’t yet worked up the nerve to start your own, begin with a job at a startup. Visit venture capital websites. But first you should ask yourself if you are prepared for the realities. Start networking. Start here for a list of VC organizations.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] BehavioSec Secures 1M Euro Investment Lead By Conor Venture Partners
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
Conor Venture Partners , Partnerinvest Norr and Innovationsbron will invest 1 million euro into BehavioSec , a Sweden based security startup to accelerate its growth and internationalisation. BehavioSec is a spin off from Luleå University of Technology and the company was founded in 2007. There are two solutions they offer.
- [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.
- [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.
- [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
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] Preparing an effective executive summary
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
PREPARING AN EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — OR “TEASER” TO LAND VENTURE CAPITAL FINANCING. An effective executive summary — also known as a “teaser” — is a crucial tool that helps entrepreneurs catch the eye of venture capitalists and other sophisticated investors. By: Ted D. Rosen, Esq.,
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: July 6th – 26th
| MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
Quora: “What are the best-kept secrets about venture capital?” I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks. Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 20th – May 17th
| MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
Quora: What is the best order of slides in a venture capital pitch deck? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past four weeks (three of which are Quora-related).
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: November 10th – 30th
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
Quora: What great companies did not raise venture capital? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (three of which are Quora-related). Cheers, Scott.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: January 19th – February 9th
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Quora: When a founder is already worth $1B, why would they need or want to seek Venture Capital for a new start-up? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Cheers, Scott. . Top 5 Tweets. 1fC9NT6. LilXap.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their.
| THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
June 21, 2007 in Internet , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Internet|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
December 31, 2008 in Internet , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Internet|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
December 31, 2008 in Software , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Software|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] TechJournal Journeys South
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community One of my favorite publications when I was investing across North Carolina was the TriangleTechJournal and I was sad to lose it when launching Inflexion further South. In fact, I pushed a few folks to connect with TTJ about launching a Florida version.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] AxoGen Strikes a Nerve
| MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Gainesville-based AxoGen , Inc. has landed $7.75M to help people walk, write and maybe even smile like "Smiling Bob" again. They are neighbors here at Gainesville's tech incubator GTEC and good friends.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Florida Posts 2nd Fastest Tech Job Growth in the US
| FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community The AeA just announced the results of their Cyberstates 2006 report and Florida had an impressive showing. Early stage dollars continue to be a missing piece of that puzzle, but we're moving in the right direction.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Groovy Man
| TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community While reading some of the MashupCamp stories and planning a FL version, I ran across a Jacksonville BarCamp coming up June 17th. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Check it out.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Battle of the Founders
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Andrew shared some tough, but valuable founder lessons in his post Key Lessons From Cryptine Network’s Failure. Note, it's also usually easier to have the tough/equity discussions before money shows up than risking a blow-up in the middle.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] StripGenerator: Naked Comicversations
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Hat tip to OrangePly 's dev blog for exposing me to StripGenerator , a handy blog comic strip generation tool. have no idea whether there's a business here, but the design and implementation were terrific. orangeply webkinz stripgenerator vc 2.0
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Speed-Dating for Entrepreneurs
| FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is hosting a "Speed-Dating for Entrepreneurs" event March 16 and I've agreed to help out on the investor panel. BusinessWire just got the press release and event details are now finalized.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Seen on SoutheastTechWire.
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This bodes well for our local IT providers. Go get 'em. o IDC: Ga., Texas and Fla. The three states -- the largest in the country -- accounted for 30% of total spending on business IT within the U.S. last year. Source: SETW -- Blogged from my Treo.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Vegas Map for BlogWorld, PostieCon and BloggersChoiceAwards
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! While planning my IZEA trip to BlogWorld / PostieCon I created a map of key locations such as the Hard Rock, Las Vegas Convention Center, Tao, Bellagio and others. hope to see you there!
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Cloverfield Reviews from 1-15-08 Screenings
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! OK, blame it on my BLOG260 commitment or my love of ARGs, but this is yet another post about Cloverfield. Likewise, if you attended one of tonight's California screenings in San Francisco, Fresno, Milpitas, or Sacramento, I'd like to do the same.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Mako Surgical Files for $68M IPO
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Ft Lauderdale-based Mako Surgical filed for a 5.1 million share public offering, with a price target of $14-16/share. really liked Maurice and his company when we first saw it, but we didn't pull the trigger alongside Tony Natale (formerly MDS, now at Prism).
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] New Tampa Firm to Fund Distressed Healthcare Companies
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005
I don't know the distressed PE business, but more risk capital for area entrepreneurs is better than less. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC claims $20M closed and more to come. They are looking for companies that are struggling but not failing."We're
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Beatbox, SXSW Style
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Most of the SXSW wrap-up posts have trickled in by now, but I noticed this when I was checking IZEA 's latest video antics. There are a lot of great bloggers in this vid I didn't name, can you name them -- via comment here or post at your blog?
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Best Video for Wii Internet Channel?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! What is the best HD video option for the Wii Internet Channel? The Wii is a great way to watch video on our HD flat-screen, but it feels like the category could be much better served by a Wii-optimized site. YouTube low quality is magnified on large screens).
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Venture Capital] Tim O'Reilly: A Splendid Life
| SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
Runs a venture capital fund that invests in tech entrepreneurs. Tim O'Reilly : Runs a $100 million dollar book publishing and conference business. Owns a pair of white Icelandic horses that he enjoys taking care of. Bakes scones and serves them with a strawberry jam that he makes. himself. Happily married for 35 years. introspection.
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] Background - Pequot Ventures
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005
I work in the Venture Capital industry for Pequot Ventures , the private equity arm of Pequot Capital Management. Pequot Capital is an alternative asset management company that provides limited partners access to a variety of investment prdoucts.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG [Venture Capital] Definitions: Pre-money & Post-Money
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006
In VC there tends to be lots of jargon and it can certainly exacerbate confusion for anyone attempting to learn about the process of raising capital. One set of the terms that I wasn't sure of when I first started thinking about venture capital were the " pre-money " and " post-money " valuations.
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Venture Capital] Friedman Figuratively Speaking
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
Government funds for the VC industry is simply unnecessary. At $30 billion per year, there is no lack of VC capital being deployed in America. The bottleneck in the VC-entrepreneurship equation isn't in the inputs of capital, it's in the outputs. There are numerous reasons this is a dumb and impractical idea.
ASK THE ANGELS [Venture Capital] LA County Technology Week
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
Shameless Self-Promotion Alert]…The last program of the day is the annual Pasadena Angels program on the state of Angel and Venture Capital in Southern California. On Thursday (10/22) this week, join us for a full day of worthwhile events in Altadena at Tech Week.
VCBALL [Venture Capital] Eat Failure for Breakfast - VCball
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Milestone Venture Partners Newsletter Uncommonly good thought pieces on VC with a socioeconomic apolitical commentary. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Want to Expand Your Business? Enter the Fab.com Economy
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
million users, and had raised $40 million in venture capital. Fast-growing Fab.com joins the expanding list of flash sales sites that are putting the spotlight on small designers. Need to Grow Your Business? Fast forward six months, and Fab was valued at $100 million, had 1.5 The buyer told me she saw my line on Fab.com.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] Launching Tech Ventures: Part II, Class Sessions
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
This is the second of four posts about Launching Technology Ventures (LTV), a new MBA elective course I'm developing at Harvard Business School to explore lean startup management practices. Part III lists a set of tools and techniques that I think any MBA working in a tech venture should master. Dropbox. Triangulate. Cake Financial.
GUST [Venture Capital] What are the most valuable recommendations in order to raise money from VCs connected via Gust?
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
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
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] Steve Case: IPOs Are Good for You
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
When I put the question to AOL founder Steve Case in front of the audience at CED Tech Venture in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday, he vigorously defended initial public offerings. I was surprised, but perhaps I shouldn't have been. But Case has his reasons, and they may not be yours. What's going on here?
VCBALL [Venture Capital] Win the Talent War - VCball
| THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
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.
- [Venture Capital] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5. State of Venture Capital: Less Money, Smaller Funds 11. The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. 1. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? 3.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Randy Komisar on Failure
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.com) ← How to Fail Successfully What is the World’s Largest Fraud? → Randy Komisar on Failure Posted on January 27, 2009 by fnazeeri Failure seems to be the topic of today. Randy is an excellent speaker.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Exploiting a Position of Power
| MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged deals , entrepreneur , relationship , startup , vendor , venture capital. " If you read TheFunded , a decent amount of the posts follow the same theme (although far less than many folks think).
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Webinar: Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices
| FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
Introductions: Dan Rosen (Partner, Commerce Ventures; Learning Officer- HBS Alumni Angels). Speaker: David Teten (Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Chair, HBS Alumni Angels NY). INTRO BY: Dan Rosen, Partner at Commerce Ventures & Learning Officer at HBS Angels. Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern Time (9:00 am Pacific).
PASCAL'S VIEW [Venture Capital] Private Equity Investing in Trust– the Fiduciary Duty of Oversight Requires Robust Process to Avoid Liability
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
The article, which you may read in full by clicking HERE , makes the following key points: Sophisticated trust portfolios often benefit from direct exposure to active and passive investments made in venture capital and private equity. Share and Enjoy
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] What Kind of Funding is Right for Your Business?
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Attracting venture capital or angel investors is something that very few businesses will succeed at, though many will definitely try. In a nutshell: Venture capital firms want repeat entrepreneurs and businesses with huge growth rates. It’s the question that everybody starting a small business asks.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] 3 Little Known Reasons Why Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
The other two funding options are typically in the form of equity, and they are 1) equity from individual or "angel" investors and 2) equity from venture capitalists. Also, venture capitalists generally only invest in companies that have the potential to be valued at over $100 million within five years. read more. Dave Lavinsky
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Bitesize Cyber Monday: Anobit, Oberon, Sightic-Vista, MyThings, Celeno and Startup Tools
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
Previous Celeno investors Pitango Venture Capital , Greylock Partners , Miven Venture Partners, and Cisco Systems Inc. In addition to Intel Capital, investors include Pitango Venture Capital , Battery Ventures , and strategic investors. Israeli Startups Funding Rounds. also participated in the round.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Gravity Will be Turned Off « Steve Blank
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
When I was 19 I accidentally had a test run of my ability to do so. created havoc at an air force base by convincing thousands of airman that gravity would be turned off so that the Air Force could make repairs under their buildings. Two Million Students First some background. Ever since WWII U.S. Library Hour s I loved libraries since I was a kid.
BERKONOMICS [Venture Capital] Your business: Grow it and hold it?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
Taking money from professional investors such as angels or VCs usually requires that you agree to seek an exit for those investors in your plan, often targeting five to seven years as the ideal period for growth before a liquidity event. For some, that comfort is worth forgoing building high equity value. General Growth
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.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « User Engagement Panel @ SNAP Summit 2.0 (SF) -- Questions? » Thursday, March 27, 2008 Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital, The Long Tail of Cool, & The Friends List. Q: Social Networks still Sexy? Part II!
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
NEW LAW FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS OFFERS LOWER TAXES, HIGHER GRANT. The Israel Parliament (“Knesset ) recently approved the new Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments directed at supporting the industrial sector with a wide range of programs. See the January 2011 edition after the jump. billion. Intel Israel Ltd.’s
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
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.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Customer Development: Past, Present, Future
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
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.
- [Venture Capital] Fred Wilson Q&A: The Legendary Investor Talks Retirement, Tumblr's Exit, and Getting Over a Tough Year
It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a "half-way decent" venture capitalist. Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga, Tumblr and Twitter investor might step away from the firm he co-founded, Union Square Ventures, and retire. But stepping away from his day-to-day role at Union Square Ventures has crossed his mind.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Venture Capital] If Your Mentor's Only Tool is a Hammer, You'd Better be a Nail!
| FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
And, of course, all of them will eventually be funded by a well-known venture capital firm. What is a mentor? Advisors, mentors and business coaches, call them what you will, typically, give you a snapshot of their advice/focus in the books, blogs and articles that they write. Hey, is that you. Can you relate? didn't think so.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
In 2010 I called Crowdfunding the most exciting thing that’s happened in the entrepreneurial space since the first venture capital investment was made in the 1950s. Every year I make predictions. predict who will win the Super Bowl. predict who will win this election or that. And so on. Like most people, sometimes I’m right. billion.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – August 2012 Edition
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
The Israeli Venture Capital funds are struggling to raise follow-on funds , but nevertheless it seems like Israel is holding up as an attractive startup hub as evidenced by Wired ranking of Israel in #2 for attractiveness to startups. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. See the headlines below. . Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Y chromosome genetics
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. chromosome genetics. Posted Monday, October 12, 2009. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. Post a Comment. Posts.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: A brief history of Dale
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. brief history of Dale. My 11 year old son is doing a family history project at school and has written up the story of our family name. Labels: Whimsy.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – May 2012 Edition
| MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
As a condition for financing, the China Development Bank will require the venture to buy solar panels from Chinese manufacturer ET Solar, or for the company to build the project. billion in venture capital and private equity funds. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. Great for them, good for Israel.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] 7 Ways to Terrorize Your Competition
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
For example, if someone wanted to compete against Growthink with a capital raising product, it would be hard for them as we offer a product for raising angel capital, a product for raising venture capital, a product to get loans, a product to get grants, etc. Yet, this happens all the time in our businesses. read more.
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.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Hello World!
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Hello World! Powered by Blogge
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] How Do We Fix Entrepreneurship In Northern Europe?
| FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
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.
K9 VENTURES [Venture Capital] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. K9 Ventures, L.P. The fund will be deployed over a period of 3-4 years, with initial investment in the range of $100K – $250K, while reserving capital to participate in the follow-on round. – a seed-stage fund. Either protectable IP or at least hard IP.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly. and Yes, Mike, I Have.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. This is America, This is Capitalism , and it's a Free Fucking Country. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! er, Dorsey.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
This from Kate Mitchell, the former chair of the National Venture Capital Association, and current Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. Treasury Department assembled 17 leaders of the startup business investment community, under the auspices of its Access to Capital Conference. Sponsor. In March 2011, the U.S.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Report: Indeed.com Sells for $1 Billion
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
The company was co-founded by Rony Kahan and Forster in 2004 and received $5 million in venture capital from a variety of investors including Union Square Ventures and Allen & Company, VentureBeat reports The job search website was acquired by Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd, but will remain an independent operating unit.
SOCAL CTO [Venture Capital] Pricing Customer Acquisition Sunk Costs and More - Ten Recent Great Startup Posts
| MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
My experiments in lean pricing - Venture Hacks , February 16, 2010 Ash Maurya, a lean entrepreneur who runs a bootstrapped startup called CloudFire, discusses pricing issues for first versions (Minimum Viable Product – MVP). Here are some recent great posts that I’ve come across that generally fall in the intersection of startups and CTOs.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] How to Start a Startup
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
This is calledseed capital. Venture investments are usually described in terms ofthat number. The next round of funding is the one in which you might deal with actual venture capital firms. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. March 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Harvard ComputerSociety.)
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.