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  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Seven Ways Universities Can Help All Startups
    Don’t look here for venture capital levels of funding, but certainly early-stage government grants, incubators, and entrepreneurship incentives are available from endowments and state funds. Collaborative efforts with companies, like Siemens Venture Capital, are available for certain technology and focus areas. Funding.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Use Investment Banks for Exit, not Startup
    Officially, the investment banks mission is to raise money for companies by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets, and providing advice on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. In addition, they will likely take between 3% and 10% of any capital raised. None really provide funds for early-stage startups.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Preparing For A Financing Round
    Antti advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions. Antti has also worked on numerous capital markets transactions. The series is sponsored by Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd. So you have the company up and running and your team is working hard on the service/product.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights
    The institution believes that keeping the products and companies separate would be the best value and make it easier for each company to raise capital and develop products. Startup Basics Recap from Interview Introduction to Links for Capital Market Articles. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what? Stuck?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
    The fund managers that fall into Hedge Funds, Cross-Over funds, and Venture Capital, will certainly do more of an examination of you and your company. Investors will often seek to invest lesser money and try to get to an inflection point before having the company raise added capital. Also, DO NOT request too little capital.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins: Talented Designers Wanted
    The venture capital firm announced the launch of a new fellowship program matching student designers with internships at portfolio companies. This past summer, 30 students got a taste of start-up life in Silicon Valley as engineering fellows at portfolio companies of the venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Venture Capital] 10 Things You Need to Know About LOGIN Startup Fair
    Central and Eastern Europe is becoming a technology hub for many corporates, startups and venture capital funds. 50+ confirmed investors such as Index Capital, Intel Capital, Passion Capital, Blumberg Capital and Earlybird Venture Capital, Paua Ventures, Inventure, Mobility Ventures, Karma.VC to name just a few.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Google Base Is The Merchant of Record, Now That's Interesting
    Venture Capital. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] A Fundraising Survival Guide
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] It's A Magical World Out There Hobbes Ol' Buddy - Let's Go Exploring!
    He also has ambitions in venture capital. It's been more than five years since the first post on ArcticStartup. We've published thousands of blog posts promoting news important to the Nordic and Baltic European startup ecosystem. Things grew nicely and this year we have employed three full time people to run this show. Antti Vilpponen.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] the vc in me.: The DISRUPTION of Brands
    This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship.   As an individual striving to create a brand in venture capital, I too am EXCITED for this future ; ). the vc in me. Welcome! Archives. Profile. Subscribe.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] 19 Psychological Tactics for Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [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.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.
    1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 on the dollar through 6/30/08. October 13, 2008 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Venture Capital.
  • 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?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] State of Entrepreneurship? Kauffman Says Could Be Better
    The investment performance of the venture capital industry has drawn increasing criticism, while bank finance remains challenging after the recession. Change the economics of the venture capital industry. The Kauffman Foundation released its annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. Financing is still a big challenge.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Five Learnings Of Growing From A Local Online Startup To An International Business
    Of course there are examples of large international success backed by big venture capital firms starting out with a full crew of seniors and breaking into the market, but most of us will not have that luxury (or desire). 3. By Willem Nout, project manager and Head of Search for Flipit.com. Plan for growth. Build-Measure-Learn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 8 Risky Business Investments That Paid Off Big
    Their patience paid off months later when big name venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital invested $25 million in Google. 6. Business is not for the overly cautious or the faint of heart. Here are eight risky business investments that paid off big. 1. Target. Harley-Davidson. Apple. Spanx.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Does the JOBS Act Help These IPOs?
    According to Renaissance Capital, 71 percent of all IPOs this year have come from companies that have filed confidentially. Nearly 200 companies are expected to go public this year, in no small part due to the president''s bill. And most filed confidential IPOs, courtesy of the JOBS Act. So why are so many filing confidentially? Timing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Bootstrapped Backbone of the Quantified-Self Movement
    Owen Thomas, an editor at ReadWrite, has another theory about the investment: It wasn''t necessarily the founders getting to a new place, but rather the venture capital community finally coming around to an idea that caught on first with folks who weren''t tech elites. Mike Lee emerged from the first dot-com boom with an idea.
  • COLORADO STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] University of Colorado Denver – Annual Business Plan Competition
    CU Denver's Bard Center is hosting their 10th annual business plan competition on June 10th, and it's open to all early stage Colorado based companies which have not yet received significant Angel or Venture Capital funding.  . Orientation for the 10th Annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is coming up.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Lessons Learned: About the author
    He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has worked as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture capital firms. Lean startups can be the most capital efficient companies in the world, because they strive to prevent energy from being expended uselessly. So much for timing. Thanks!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 9 Creative Ways to Finance a New Product-Based Business
    But other than traditional sources, like loans, venture capital, and angel investments, how can you get the cash you need to grow? It’s much easier to do than raise capital because the client will be getting your services. When launching a new product, getting the right funding is key. Sell It Into Existence.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Buddy Media raises $6.5M, launches "app" network. SGN buying.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? 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? er, Dorsey.
  • 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  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « TonchiDot Sekai Camera (aka World Camera): "Look Up, Not Down! 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! 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  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Hawaii Here We Come. - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « What is Design all about? 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.
  • 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, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) | Main | LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • 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, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « SlideShare launches AdShare, LeadShare: Performance-based social media marketing is *here*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 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  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Weekend Tokyo & GeeksOnaPlane Japan (Dec 2009) - Master of.
      You can also watch the [no longer live] Ustream below: Live TV : Ustream Posted by Dave on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 06:30 PM in Blog the Blogging Bloggers , Conferences & Events , Dave, Friends, Family , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Music, Art, Food, Travel , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0: a Silicon Valley Story - Master of 500 Hats
    Posted by Dave on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 06:06 PM in Conferences & Events , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : aarrr , echelon2010 , silicon valley , singapore , startup 2.0 , startup metrics Digg This | Save to del.icio.us
  • 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?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur
    chair the Selection Committee of the Arizona Angels, and have been an active Angel investor as General Partner of Lobodos Ventures over the last thirteen years. AttachSoft started with a novel idea, raised $7M in venture funding, but then closed its doors within months of the financing, returning much of the capital raised.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Ten Top Funding Sources for Startups
    Venture capital. An investment from a venture capital firm is usually expensive, in equity and control. If you go for venture capital, don’t expect a quick fix, so prepare to spend at least six months searching for and closing the deal. Of course, there are pros and cons to each of these. Friends and family.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Lean Startups: The Most Efficient Path To Non-Differentiation
    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  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Shortcuts To Entrepreneur Funding Are Usually Scams
    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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [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.  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Return of Play
    If I was going to start a venture capital fund around a theme, I''d pick something a little different. Forget Enterprise, or Mobile. It wouldn''t be "networks" or any other standard classification of startup. I''d start a fund around "Play". Play, it seems, is making a huge comeback. Certainly not very creative or inspiring.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay
    Here I talked about Lending Club where I understand hedge fund managers are now deploying capital to lend directly against pools of borrowers. Venture capital will be easy and then hard. Collaborative consumption is the path to growth for successful businesses, explains the internet entrepreneur. Kudos. Prices down. Network Up.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank
    Founders and dysfunctional families Startup CEO Traits I was having lunch with a friend who is a retired venture capitalist and we drifted into a discussion [.] [.] What makes an individual a great startup founder (versus an employee) has been something I had been thinking about since I retired. Steel, Whirlpool.  Steel plant by Lake Erie.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC The Exit
    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  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Top startup articles of the week
    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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Estonia Or Silicon Valley – What's The Difference?
    What we do miss is capital. In Estonia, there are also some angel investors from EstBAN , local accelerators and smaller venture capital firms for pre-seed investments but you’ll mostly need to look outside for funding to scale. But today, one should still keep his eyes on the Valley for different mentors and of course capital
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Launch Your Own Startup Part 4 (money, culture and becoming a manager)
    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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] My 10 Most-Read Posts of 2011
    This is a good list and a good reminder that it isn’t all about angel investors or venture capital. While I’m happy to post here once a week, I’m posting much more frequently over at my main blog, Planning Startups Stories , which is also hosted on bplans.com. These are the most-read posts on that blog for 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the  prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. Mini Seedcamp NY will be held on June 14th at Google's New York offices.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Want to Work in VC? Here’s How
    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. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Inside Disney's Billion Dollar Startup Purchase
    Given the performance of AwesomenessTV after its acquisition, "$500 million for Maker doesn''t sound so crazy," says Howard Morgan, managing partner of venture capital firm First Round Capital. Disney''s purchase of the YouTube content maker is a boon to entertainment and tech startups. Cartoons. It''s too hard. Facebook Inc.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Excerpt from "Do More Faster" - Avoid Co-Founder Conflict by Dharmesh Shah
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Sell Snowblowers in the Winter, Not Lawn Mowers
     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  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Everything I Need to Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned at the.
    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  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 104 Year Old Video of San Francisco
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← 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  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Having Open Office Hours is the Best Way to Help People
    years of working in venture capital and a life of living in America where people try to sell us crap constantly had conditioned me to be cautious about making myself available. Summary : Inspired by my friend Joel Gascoigne of Buffer, I recently created Open Office hours to give free advice to any entrepreneur in the world. Or both?
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    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  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Choosing a Form of Entity for Your New Company
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Steve Case's Reddit AMA Reveals Striking Apology From Former Teen Hacker
    … 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Money Loves Mobile: VC Highlights From 2012
    Venture capital database CB Insights released its latest Venture Capital Activity report Tuesday, which showed that while overall VC investment fell by 7.5 According to a CB Insights survey, VC activity in the mobile sector increased in 2012. Mobile VC investment was up 75 percent versus the third quarter of 2011.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Wrapp Explodes Out Of Sweden, Taking Online Gift Cards To US With $5.5mm Funding
    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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q2 / H1 2010
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. The remainder of capital came from foreign investors as well as from non-VC Israeli investors.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Atomico Buys 20% Of Klarna For €11 Million
    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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] BehavioSec Secures 1M Euro Investment Lead By Conor Venture Partners
    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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sources of Capital - Private Equity
    Private equity is a term used to broadly group funds and investment companies that provide capital on a negotiated basis generally to private businesses. This category of firms is a superset that includes venture capital, buyout-also called leveraged buyout (LBO)-mezzanine, and growth equity or expansion funds. PRIVATE EQUITY.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Secured Bridge Loans to Emerging Companies
    Recent initial public offerings bring hope of improved liquidity for venture capital investments. But venture capitalists (VCs) and the companies they incubate continue to face turbulent economic conditions in 2010. IPO activity, which hit its zenith in 2006 and 2007, will remain depressed in the foreseeable future.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Dilution Concern for Founders
    Then, I remind them of the old saying in the commercial real estate business: "There are three rules for making money in commercial real estate and they are Location, Location, Location." I then migrate that old joke to the venture capital business. Sound off on this week's buzz in the Comments Section
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Preparing an effective executive summary
    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.,
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 10: The Video Spigot « Steve Blank
    And I got to experience a type of customer buying behavior I had never seen before –  the  Novelty Effect. But the team believed adding video as an integral part of an operating system and user experience (where there had only been text and still images) would be transformative.  The software was idiot proof.  My first IPO at Convergent.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Venture Capital] The Future Of Finnish Fintech Is Bright
    And it’s a gap that the magical combo of geeks in T-shirts and venture capital have been all too happy to fill. Our guest blogger, John Hill from Zervant wants to tell why fintech is big – and why Finland is the place to look for it. From the Ashes of the Multinational Comes the Start-up Phoenix. And the change isn’t just economic.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: July 6th – 26th
    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  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 20th – May 17th
    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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: November 10th – 30th
    Quora: What great companies did not raise venture capital? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets for the past three weeks (three of which are Quora-related). Cheers, Scott.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: January 19th – February 9th
    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  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their.
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
    [Venture Capital] TechJournal Journeys South
    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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen Strikes a Nerve
    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  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Posts 2nd Fastest Tech Job Growth in the US
    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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Groovy Man
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Battle of the Founders
    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.
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