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  • PROFESSOR VC  |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Can you start a company on $10K?
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. Venture Hacks. Congratulations on the Best Venture Capital Investment. Venture News. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Saturday, May 30, 2009. Can you start a company on $10K? Posted by. Steve.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Burn Rate
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. Venture Hacks. Congratulations on the Best Venture Capital Investment. Venture News. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Burn Rate. Posted by. Steve Bennet. at 11:07 AM.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Would a Dart Board Provide better VC Returns?
    Was amused to read about Right Side Capital this week. Of course, when 10-year returns for the entire venture capital asset class is about to drop below zero, drastic measures may be in order. Labels: entrepreneur , seed investing , venture capital , venture financing. Venture Hacks. Venture News.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Negotiating an Angel Deal in your PJ's
    It had a good mix of viewpoints with east ( James Geshwiler, Common Angels ) and west coast (yours truly) angels, early stage venture capitalist ( Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group ), and a couple of attorneys ( Dan Hansen and Mario Rosati ). Labels: Angel Investors , fundraising , term sheets , venture capital , venture financing.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Do you have a U.S. Strategy?
    similar trend is happening in alternative energy, the industry that has greatly benefited from both venture capital and US government assistance over the past decade. This does show that venture backed companies have a huge impact on the US economy. Labels: Andy Grove , economics , venture capital. Venture Hacks.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Angie's List or AngelList?
    In corporate finance, students are taught that capital markets are efficient and this is an underlying assumption for valuing stocks, bonds and other financial instruments. According to the Center for Venture Research at UNH , there are over 260,000 angel investors. However, angels invested in 57,225 ventures vs. 2,795 for VCs.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Is There Any Truth in "The Social Network"?
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. Venture Hacks. Congratulations on the Best Venture Capital Investment. Venture News. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Monday, October 11, 2010. Is There Any Truth in "The Social Network"?
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Don't Stop Believin'
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. Venture Hacks. Congratulations on the Best Venture Capital Investment. Venture News. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Dont Stop Believin. Do I need a reason?
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: How Much Diligence is Due.
    strongly believe (at least for very early stage technology ventures) that you will get diminishing returns and arguably negative returns once you get past an initial threshold of team, product, market and financial diligence. Part of it was the out of the box thinking and turning the typical venture investment thesis upside down.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: A Lot of Horn Tooting over a Kazoo sized deal
    At the time when you met with the CardMunch team, wed already raised some amount of capital for the seed round. Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic. Venture Hacks. Congratulations on the Best Venture Capital Investment. Venture News.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: How much is enough?
    Less than a month later, we received a term sheet from Charles River Ventures for the Series A and as they say, the rest is financing history.with investments from Intel, Kleiner Perkins, Cisco, GE, Comcast, ADT, Rogers, and others. Is $120M enough capital to reach these exit goals? Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time?
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Waah.Do I have to build a financial model?
    Everyone seems to know someone who has raised huge amounts of venture capital without ever putting together even back of the envelope projections. Labels: entrepreneurial finance , financial analysis , venture capital. Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time?
    Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? As an active participant in the Silicon Valley new venture ecosystem and entrepreneurship educator, Im intrigued by the recently announced program Venture for America (VFA). Back to Venture for America. Venture capital Texas. Venture Hacks. Venture News.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Best VC Blog Posts – June 12, 2009
    Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital. Fred Destin, Atlas Venture. Todd Dagres, Spark Capital. Mike Hirshland, Polaris Ventures. Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures. Israel Venture Keynote: When Failure Is An Option.  Jeff Bussgang, Flybridge Capital. Posted in Venture Capital. Venture Capital
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Favorite VC Blog Posts – June 26, 2009
    Mark Solon, Highway 12 Ventures (med device VCs really do cool stuff). Rick Segal, JLA Ventures (wish all of my companies thought this way). Lee Hower, Point Judith Capital (this is an important trend to watch). Posted in Venture Capital. Venture CapitalIn no particular order: The Heart of the Matter.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] 4 Questions and 4 Pressure Tests To Decipher A VC’s Interest In Your Company
    Posted in Venture Capital. Venture CapitalI have heard from a number of entrepreneurs over the past couple of months about how they wished VCs would give them a “quick no” more often. think it’s a totally fair critique and have tried to improve in this area myself. Without further ado… 4 Questions.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Prosper Marketplace: Changing The World
    Posted in Venture Capital. Venture CapitalIt is with great pride that I congratulate Prosper Marketplace on successfully completing their SEC registration process pioneering the first true auction marketplace for person-to-person lending (Prosper’s blog post ). It’s a beautiful thing. We have had some downs.
  • POSSIBLE INSIGHT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Seed Funding Bubble?
    First, look at the amount of seed funding by angels over the last nine years, as reported by the Center for Venture Research.  Check out the seed dollar chart and the average seed investment data from the National Venture Capital Association. They confuse the true frequency of high valuations with the amount of coverage. 
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Upside of the Downturn
    In doing so, they will ensure that their time, the sweat of their potential employees and the capital of their potential investors will be used more efficiently. Great ideas will continue to be funded – we’re lucky, we get to see a lot of them at First Round Capital. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Announcing: First Round Capital Office Hours (and free coffee)
    Posted in start-ups, venture capital. start-ups venture capitalRemember when you were in college and you had lots of questions about how the world worked and yet being around a university environment you still felt safely isolated from the crazed gyrations and threats of the real world? And I miss them. There’s no agenda.
  • THE CORNICE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] AC/DC VC
    Posted in music, venture capital. music venture capitalAC/DC is back. The new album, Black Ice, has some great cuts on it. And after seeing them in concert on Tuesday night, I can tell you that they still rock. If you have a chance to see them live don’t hesitate pay what you gotta pay to see them. Be succinct.
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] We’re Doomed! And Now a Top 10 List.
    The first meme is the recurring commentary and speculation surrounding Sequoia Capital’s RIP presentation. Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital has his post up today  (agree with Death Cab and Radiohead, Vampire Weekend was fun but forgettable) and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures will have his up tomorrow. shocked!)
  • THE CORNICE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] FRC Office Hours: Next Stop Vancouver!
    The First Round Capital team had such a good time , at our inaugural Office Hours , that we’ve decided to make it a semi-regular practice. On January 15th, we’ll be partnering with our good friends at W Media Ventures to host an Office Hours in Vancouver. Posted in venture capital. venture capital
  • THE CORNICE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Office Hours SXSW
    Now that the  First Round Capital team has hosted Office Hours in two countries, we thought we might be ready for Texas. Posted in financing, start-ups, venture capital Tagged: first round capital, kentgoldman, office hours. financing start-ups venture capital first round capital kentgoldman office hours
  • THE CORNICE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Office Hours: San Francisco
    Since our first Office Hours event in Palo Alto last fall, First Round Capital has hosted similar events in Vancouver, New York City, Austin and Philadelphia. Details below and sign-ups here : First Round Capital Offices. Posted in venture capital Tagged: #frc. venture capital #frcGreat stuff. 6/11/2009.
  • THE CORNICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Capital Alchemy: Make Fixed Costs Variable
    This is better than capital efficiency, this is capital alchemy. Only allocate capital the instant it can marry customer demand. In Capital alchemy is a trend that has already revolutionized both the advertising worlds and the web infrastructure worlds. Posted in start-ups, venture capital Tagged: #frc.
  • JASON BALL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007
    [Venture Capital] How VCs really spend their time
    This has to be the one of the Top Five dirty little secrets of venture capital. He does re-iterate a point I made on Shantanu’s blog a few weeks back: the best venture parter to work with is one who’s been in the industry for 20 years. Venture CapitalCan you imagine how un-fun that would be?
  • JASON BALL  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Google Gadget Ventures?
    It appears that Google is going head to head with seed investors (like Y combinator) with its Google Gadget Ventures : Google Gadget Ventures is a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets. Only Google Gadget Venture grant recipients are eligible for this type of funding.
  • JASON BALL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Oxford University Entrepreneurship Competition
    Events, Conferences and Panels Technology Venture CapitalYou don’t have to be an Oxford student to participate. The application deadline is 12th October.
  • JASON BALL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Busy Week
    Events, Conferences and Panels Search Venture CapitalThe Alarm Clock reported on our follow on investment into Mirriad last week and also picked up my recent post on RSS- highlighting one of our other portfolio companies- Magpie. Tomorrow, I’ve been asked to join a panel at Mashup Demo.
  • JASON BALL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Tumblr Funding
    Union Square Ventures announced blogged their investment in Tumblr yesterday. Also if they can roll cocomment style comment tracking into the mix, they’re really off to the races… Software Venture CapitalIt does give a good “global” snapshot of my online activity- which is a good thing.
  • JASON BALL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Microsoft invests in Facebook at $15 billion
    Looking back at the last round of venture funding, Accel participated in the $25 million round at a whopping $500 million pre-money. Other Venture CapitalThe Wall Street Journal has a good overview and recap of the negotiation process. As a point of reference , Facebook’s revenue is worth 7.1x
  • JASON BALL  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Qualcomm Ventures Europe
    I joined the Qualcomm Ventures Europe team earlier this month. Qualcomm, Inc ( NASDAQ: QCOM ) announced their European fund last May , in addition to Qualcomm Ventures in the US, China and India. Venture CapitalAs a consequence, you’ll see a shift towards these sectors in the blogging content.
  • JASON BALL  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] London Venture Capital Events
    A comment was posted earlier in the week asking what events are relevant for new arrivals in London looking to get involved in the venture/start-up comunity. Europreneurship Events, Conferences and Panels Venture Capitalwas looking for the same in 2004 and posted a short list in 2005. Open Coffee. City Zone. Chinwag.
  • JASON BALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] iSurprise with Kleiner’s iFund
    It’s not everyday that I can blog about Apple AND Venture Capital in the same post…). iPhone Venture CapitalWow, who would have thought Steve’s “One more thing” would be a $100 million fund dedicated to iPhone apps. The only part that threw me was it’s Kleiner Perkins and not Sequoia.
  • JASON BALL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Ireland Venture Capital/Startup Events
    Continuing with the Startup Events theme , I thought I’d start posting what I’m seeing around Europe. Conor over at Argolon gave me the low-down on what’s happening on the green isle: Dublin has traditionally been the mobile dev centre here (Movidia, Newbay, Xiam, Puca, S3, Rococo etc etc) and I think that is still the case.
  • JASON BALL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Can i haz VC?
    A great post over on Under the Radar on VC slang: VC vocab for those of you who are about to venture into, well, venture…and for those of you who could use the refresher: Star : A portfolio company that generates 5-10x ROI upon exit. Kennel Capital : A portfolio of dogs. Dogcatcher : A VC whose portfolio is kennel capital.
  • JASON BALL  |  SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Smartsynch raises $20 Million (Jackson, Mississippi)
    Other round investors included Siemens Venture Capital, Beacon Group, and OPG Ventures, Innovation?Valley Valley Partners, Endeavor Capital Management, GulfSouth Capital,?Southern Southern Farm Bureau, and Battelle Ventures. — Industry: Vertical Market Applications Software —?. Software
  • JASON BALL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] First-time Entrepreneurs?
    It goes against one of the basic tenants of venture capital investing – focusing on the experience of the management team. Europreneurship Venture CapitalThe best analogy is with a lottery,’ Storey writes, ‘it is not possible to learn to win a lottery.’. I've never lost any sleep over that one.
  • JASON BALL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Wii Sports Resort: MotionPlus
    The best part is the Jet Ski demo at 2:24… Games Venture CapitalNormally, I don't post anything portfolio related, but one of our companies, InvenSense , is launching some very cool technology inside the upcoming Wii Sports Resort.
  • JASON BALL  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Dropbox- how file sync should be
    Apple Internet Venture CapitalMy beta invite for Dropbox (funded by  Y Combinator ) arrived this weekend - and my initial impression is very positive. I’ve migrated my home mac use to a client/server (MacBook Pro/iMac) set up- with my iMac doing most of the heavy lifting.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Interview on Fox Business News
    Last month I sat down with Fox Business News to provide advice to entrepreneurs looking for venture funding. Entrepreneurship Startups Technology Venture Capital WomenThere is visibly more interest in tech entrepreneurship in NYC, which is encouraging to see. This is a clip of the video.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Why Way Too Early
    hope that the venture community is at the right stage to take these comments with the appropriate grains of salt, and that I dont offend the entrepreneurs involved. hope that the venture community is at the right stage to take these comments with the appropriate grains of salt, and that I don't offend the entrepreneurs involved.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: The Year Of
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « The 6th P | Main. Business Plan Hyperbole » The Year Of. TrackBack. Idealab.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Business Plan Hyperbole
    However, Ive been told that most Venture Capitalists wont sign such things , so Ill trust you to keep it quiet. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. « The Year Of | Main. Business Plan Hyperbole. Hahaha.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Changing CEOs - Too early or too late
    Because venture capitalists see many companies over a decade or two, patterns of performance appear. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. « Business Plan Hyperbole | Main. China - Way Too Early - Not!
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: China - Way Too Early - Not!
    At a wonderful dinner with Gary Rieschel, who left Mobius to found Qiming Ventures in Shanghai along with Duane Kuang and Ignition Partners Rich Tong, and some local partners, I learned that it is possible to do business there. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. Thanks.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Finally, searching is a snap (.com)
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « China - Way Too Early - Not! But it was no Google. TrackBack. Comments. Very nice.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: How Long Is The Honeymoon
    found Guy Kawaskais post " After The Honeymoon " to be so on target that I sent it to most of the CEOs I work with at Idealab and First Round Capital. Fred Adler, a noted early NY based venture capitalist, had a sign on his wall that said "Happiness is positive cash flow." Capital raised is a depreciating asset.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: You Think I Made How Much??
    found that many people overestimate the actual returns on many venture investments. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Josh and the Waterfall
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « You Think I Made How Much?? Way Out In Space » Josh and the Waterfall.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Way Out In Space
    Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital » Way Out In Space. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. TrackBack.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital
    » Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. Charles River Ventures announced Quickstart - their new effort at doing seed stage deals with modest amounts of money. Bill Tai and George Zachary are seasoned venture capitalists with operating and investment banking experience, and I wish them well. First Round Capital.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Time Warner and TiVo - too early for CableCARDs(TM)?
    « Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital | Main. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. Then came HD. So he left.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Techcrunch NY - No bubble yet
    Too much capital? But it didnt have the hordes of venture capitalists roaming around with open checkbooks the way Web 2.0 First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. » Techcrunch NY - No bubble yet.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Too much capital?
    Lenovo is Setting The Table » Too much capital? We keep hearing that the world is awash in capital. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Too much capital? we would love to get washed over with that capital! First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Lenovo is Setting The Table
    « Too much capital? First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. Done right, as he has, it leads to a virtuous circle.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Information May Be Free - But You'll Pay
    As the uber venture blogger , hes made the decision to live a largely blogged life, so we readers know about his musical tastes, his family, his travels and his thoughts about politics. See the pdf for the slides and his comments on the Union Square Ventures blog. First Round Capital. WayTooEarly. Highly recommended. TrackBack.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Gotcha
    is just a trend in communications that has been going on to this point for zillions of years, and, judging from your portfolio at First Round Capital, is likely to continue for quite some time to come! First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. Mark Walsh. TrackBack. Sign Out.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: 3 by 5 Marketing - Shameless Self Promotion
    Simply put, every venture has three key things to sell, to five different constituents. The biggest mistake I see as a venture capitalist is that almost all the business plans I see are about marketing the product to the user. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Too Early - TechForward Makes It Easier
    Thats why the business plan for TechForward, our latest First Round Capital investment, resonated so strongly. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. « 3 by 5 Marketing - Shameless Self Promotion | Main.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: John Rain Has an iPhone and I don't, but I've tried one
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « Too Early - TechForward Makes It Easier | Main. TrackBack. Posted by: David S.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Eating Our Own Dog Food
    " Full disclosure - Bigger Boat is a First Round Capital investment, and Im a board member. So yes, its a good practice for venture capitalists to eat our own dogfood. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. Look Ma, No Wires » Eating Our Own Dog Food.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Look Ma, No Wires
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « Eating Our Own Dog Food | Main. Lessons From The Jungle » Look Ma, No Wires.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Wirewize: Connecting the CE Future to your CE Past
    First Round Capital is an investor in this venture). First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. TrackBack. Sign Out.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Demo and TechCrunch50 - Startups are going strong
    At FirstRound Capital , we normally look at 2,000 deals a year to make 20 investments, and both of these great conferences provide tremendous raw material (although I must admit we prefer to see them before theyve gotten the exposure). First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: We still love startups
    And Im pleased to say that the economic turmoil has not dampened my enthusiasm, nor that of my partners at First Round Capital , nor that of other early stage players such as New Yorks Betaworks. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. Someecards.com - a great site. Sign Out.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: @Martin RIP
    First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « We still love startups | Main. January 30, 2009 | Permalink. TrackBack. Edward.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: UNI � Acquired tastes in food and investing
    Between Idealab , First Round Capital , the New York Angels , and just plain email, I see about 50 new business plans a week.   They just don’t work for the venture business. You may well have a winner – for small scale investors, but   cannot generate the scale that works with venture math. First Round Capital.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: Gresham/Morgan Internet Law - Cheap Tweeting.
    Our society has been on a quest for some time now to find the lowest common denominator of intellectual capital. These strategies are products of a rigid and dedicated planning stage wherein you will consider all factors which may affect your venture to minimize losses and maximize profit. First Round Capital. WayTooEarly.
  • ERIC FRIEDMAN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] 99.99% (or its totally going to happen but isnt signed yet)
    Venture capital % chance of happeningI hear this number a lot – 99.99%. It is usually within this context: Me: Is it a done deal? Them: Yeah totally. Me: Is the deal signed? Them: No, but it is 99.99% going to happen… This can apply to so many different things but I thought I would share a few examples below. Diligence.
  • ERIC FRIEDMAN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Unnecessary Animations (and features)
    Technology Venture capital Add new tag Windows 7I finally got around to installing Windows 7 in my laptop a few weeks ago (had to reformat – always fun). After installing it and getting back up and running I have noticed some unnecessary animations in menus and windows. Unnecessary animations. Yes, seriously. Marketing.fm
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The future is in services
    From a venture investor’s point of view, this forces a rethinking of investment approaches. Implications for Venture Capital. The venture community is as well. The net result is that services businesses can be quite capital intensive, even if the market responds well to the service. Product Delivery Model.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The turndown with encouragement
    The list of reasons I turn down plans is endless; the plan may a) not fit Meritage’s investment focus , b) not fit my investment interests/thesis, c) require too much capital for our firm to participate, d) be too early or too late; or perhaps I just think the investment is doomed to fail. Investment Selection Risk Venture Capital
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The most undervalued discipline in venture capital
    In my opinion, a venture investor with a fixed mindset is doomed and potentially dangerous. Posted in Books, Lessons Learned, Venture Capital Tagged: executive development, mindset, personal development, psychology. Books Lessons Learned Venture Capital executive development mindset personal development psychology
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Financing a Services Business: The Valley of Death
    Services businesses can be capital efficient, but are not necessarily so. To Early in the businesses’ development, the services operator is by definition operating at well less than minimum efficient scale, so these up-front investments can consume significant amounts of capital and look highly inefficient on paper. million.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cognitive Dissonance: Are you a technology or a service?
    By services businesses, I’m referring to the category of businesses that some venture investors refer to as technology-enabled services (“TES”). It is much more capital efficient and the execution risk is significantly lower. Salesforce.com is a technology company; Yahoo! AT&T is not a technology company! So what is the difference?
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Why VCs Need to Create Value
    VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner has a must read post today on the recent history of the Venture Capital business model. Every entrepreneur should read this, particularly those looking to raise venture capital and in the enviable position of being able to select the right investor for their company.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program
    HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below. Select Finalists for Venture Capital Access Program. Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York and the. Take the Interview  ( www. Torsh, Inc.’s 
  • DAVID TETEN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Startup Idea/Seeking Developers to Bid on a Project
    As payment to me for generating this idea, I’ll just ask for complimentary lifetime licenses for all ff Venture Capital employees. b)    ff Venture Capital might invest in a startup to do this. Entrepreneurship ff Venture Capital Product DevelopmentI have a great idea for a product.  Switching is a hassle.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Surprise gift for your spouse or partner
    ff Venture Capital Personal Productivity Uncategorized WomenAs part of joining ff , I’ve moved as much of my personal technology stack over to our portfolio companies as possible.  I switched from Phonetag.com to Phone.com for managing my personal telephony. So, I created a custom message for my wife, with a romantic message for her. 
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] ff Venture Capital profiled in Creative Workspaces Magazine
    ff Venture Capital was recently  profiled  in The Roger, an online magazine that profiles creative workspaces. ff Venture Capital FitnessThe feature, titled “ Fitness Financed: Motion, Margin, Risk & Reward ,” offers an inside look into ff VC’s 5,000 square-foot “fitness office”.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why We Chose Salesforce CRM Over Zoho
    ff Venture Capital Fundraising Marketing SalesI finally did it: I’ve moved my contact database over to the web. After extensive research of different CRM solutions (thanks BestVendor ), we’re working with Salesforce.com. We also used Salesforce heavily at one of my prior companies, Circle of Experts.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York
    We are co-sponsoring two upcoming events with the HBSCNY: Tuesday, 03/22/11 at 5:00pm : HBS Alumni New Venture Contest: Regional Finals. Jim Robinson IV, RRE Ventures, HBS 92. Rick Heitzman, Firstmark Capital, HBS 99. Chip Austin, i-Hatch Ventures, HBS 90. NextNY Venture CapitalIan Sigalow, Greycroft LLC.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] New VC/Tech Meetup for Parents of Pre-Teen Kids
    ff Venture Capital is launching a periodic Meetup for people who work in the innovation community and who are parents of pre-teen children. Our Venture Partner Michael Yavonditte (father of a 2-year-old) and I (girls ages 6, almost 4, and 8 months) are leading this. Career Events NextNY Venture Capital
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] August 3 panel- How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics
    I hope you can join me at PluggedIn Ventures ‘ August 3 roundtable, 8:30-10am, focused on "How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics" “Social Technologies and mobile devices mean that words, images, and video now travel faster than the speed of sound, across the street and around the world.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Invitation to InSITE Pitch Event, Dec. 2
    ff Venture Capital is a sponsor of a graduate Fellowship program called InSITE. InSITE works with New York based businesses looking for their first round of funding. Twice a year, we mentor 6-7 teams and help them refine their business plans and finance pitch. I’ll be serving as one of several judges. Companies: Zeel. Geno.me.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Holiday Video 2011 – The Circle of Startup Life
    From all of us at ff Venture Capital : Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and a little cheer with our 2011 Holiday Video, a tribute to our startups and partners – The Circle of Startup Life: NextNY
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ultra Light Startups Investor Feedback Forum, Feb. 9
    Steve Brotman (@stevebrotman) Managing Partner and Founder at Silicon Alley Venture Partners. Charlie O’Donnell (@ceonyc) Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. David Teten (@dteten) Partner at ff Venture Capital. Pizza/soda provided for all attendees. Panelists (alphabetic order). Startup Pitches. Agenda. Format.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Funding Post Feb. 7, 2012
    ff Venture Capital will be there. The New York Fundingpost VC and Angel Showcase will be next Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. 37 VC Funds & Angel Groups will be exhibiting their firms during a cocktail party setting from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. The event is sponsored by Credit Suisse, WeiserMazars, Morgan Lewis and SocialRadius.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Just Say No to a VC Bailout: A Green Government Venture Fund Is a Flawed Idea
    [Note: Update to this post, posted 2/22/09] A few weeks back, a friend mentioned an idea he had heard suggesting that the government consider entering the VC (venture capital) business as part of the overall stimulus plan.  Green Internet Web/Tech Bailout government stimulus Green fund Investing NVCA Thomas Friedman Venture Capital
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Just Say No to a VC Bailout – Part 2
    Last week he merely suggested that the government invest along side venture firms.  government stimulus Green Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital friedman governement bailout stimulusThis week, he went even further astray and suggested that the government [.].
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Note To Timothy Geithner: Do Startups & Venture Capitalists Really Need More Regulation?
    Internet Regulation Uncategorized Venture Capital IPO sarbanes-oxley sarboxGeithner: In the late 1990′s, in response to the obvious financial shenanigans of large companies like Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom, Washington handed us the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Sarbox created [.].
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Bill Gurley’s Online Video Market Snapshot
    Internet online video Uncategorized Venture Capital video Media New MediaI recently spoke at AlwaysOn’s OnHollywood conference on the subject of today’s extremely dynamic online/Internet video world. Things are moving so amazingly fast that its extremely hard to predict specific outcomes.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Software Stocks Update: October 2005
    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.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: $500M Folly: Wireless E-Mail Software Investing.
    subscription required), taking their total paid-in-capital to an astounding $230M (and this doesn’t even count the $35M+ in PIC invested in companies that Visto has acquired). Visto’s round comes just 8 months after Good Technology closed yet another round of $65M taking its own paid-in-capital to $211M. Venture Capital.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Serial Persistence Follow-up
    Just a quick follow-up to my recent post on the serial persistence of venture returns. This study, a brief of which you can download here , was done by and LP advisory firm called Alignment Capital Group. November 15, 2005 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Venture Capital. Venture Capital|.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Nokia Buys Intellisync: Another Elephant Joins the.
    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.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web
    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.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Is RFID Application Oriented Networking's Killer App?
    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.
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