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  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Bitbar Raises €2.28 Million To Expand Mobile Device Testing
    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.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Say Hello to the New Way of Raising Money
    Whether you’re pitching a venture firm on Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road or recording a video for Kickstarter, the principles of a good pitch remain the same. There is one big change that’s come from the new ways to connect with capital: you can fail faster and restart with a new concept quicker. The promise of fast money always is.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Q&A with Mercury Fund’s Aziz Gilani
    Mercury Fund , a seed-stage venture capital firm in Houston, makes equity investments in what it describes as compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities. When I applied to go to business school, the person who gave me my admissions phone call ran a venture capital fund in Chicago, and offered me a job.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    Last year it replaced its CEO (also the company's first employee) and moved its headquarters to California last year to be closer to its venture capital backers: Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers together control 48 percent of Jive's stock. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The World of Gust
    When we originally conceived of a single platform tying together the world’s entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and supporting organizations , it quickly became apparent that the biggest challenge had nothing to do with technology. Welcome to Gust! Gust News Gust gust.com launch
  • REDEYE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Money Chart
    I've previously written several blog posts about venture capital fund size -- and how it impacts fund performance.  I just came across a report that Silicon Valley Bank wrote last month which had some amazing data on fund-size and performance.  capitalcapital.  And 92% of the funds returned less than 1.5x
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Raising Money? Don't Get Ripped Off
    Before you look for venture capital, you'd better have a great venture lawyer, and be prepared to keep her in the loop. Work with a True Venture Lawyer Naturally, I am a little biased on this one! Provisions that are odd to your buddy the real estate lawyer are often quite standard in the eyes of a venture lawyer.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Parkour and Entrepreneurs
    Running around the playground puts us all on same playing field – literally.  ff Venture Capital built our “ fitness office ” precisely because we want to make staying fit as convenient as possible for our employees and founders. Parkour is to entrepreneurs as golf is to (some) corporate executives. Previously posted at Forbes.).
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] On Expert Networks, Compliance, the Drunk and the Lamppost
    wholeheartedly agree with the thrust of their commentary: expert networks replace social capital with financial capital. How Executives Can Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies.and Buy a Company with Private Equity Backing. &#160. Lastly, I’ve blogged frequently about expert networks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Now Comes The Hard Part
    His lack of experience didn’t limit the company at first, but as Etsy grew and took on tens of millions of dollars in venture capital financing, it began buckling under the weight of its success. You call it Etsy. “You’d go to Etsy.com, and it was like dead air,” Dickerson says. twice). billion this year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] One Cheer for the JOBS Act
    It also creates a system through which startups can solicit capital from ordinary (that is, not wealthy) investors, who were previously excluded from the private equity markets. The cheering section also includes venture capitalists, investment bankers and securities lawyers, not to mention entrepreneurs. And yet.
  • 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.
  • ASK THE VC  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?
    Today’s runner up post is from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures titled 30/10/10  where he explains a pattern to the metrics he sees across his portfolio for both web and mobile apps. VC firm credibility : The quality of a VC can often be judged by the quality of its LPs. High-quality LPs invest in high-quality VCs.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Some New Stuff From USV
    The idea for office hours comes from our friends at First Round Capital and Foundry Group. Tags: Venture Capital and Technology Yesterday we kicked off "office hours" for USV. We did it with this post on the USV twitter account. We got 68 responses in a few hours for 32 slots. We try to tweet out a job or two every day.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Thanks For Entrepreneurs
    Tags: Venture Capital and Technology
  • GENUINE VC  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Excited to Co-Found a New Micro VC Firm
    My new partners, Rob Go and Lee Hower , and I are very enthusiastic about starting our new firm, NextView Ventures. The three of us believe that there is a compelling market opportunity on the east coast for a new seed-stage venture capital firm for founders starting internet-enabled businesses. Stay tuned for more to come
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] What We Must Learn from Asia
    I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms.  My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].
  • 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.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Map of VC Investments
    Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How to Build a Health Care Startup--and Not Tick Off the FDA
    No matter which strategy you choose, Amir Nashat, a managing partner with venture capital firm Polaris Partners, advises you to just chill out. The venture capitalists didn''t want to work with medical device companies that were doing U.S.-first There are plenty of health-related ventures that don''t need FDA regulation.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Venture Capital] "Founder Friendly"
    It's crept now though into general discussion of venture deals. This means the company is performing to plan or better, has proven their business case, or isn't running out of money without the prospect of raising additional capital. As has been written many times before, venture capital is a people business.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] In VC deals, Price Doesn't Matter - But The "Promote" Does
    typical start-up company will do 2-4 venture capital financings before a successful exit (or, conversely, an ignomious ending).  A typical serial entreprenur may lead 2-3 companies in their career before calling it quits (or checking themselves in to an insane asylum).  The post-money is the pre-money plus the invested capital
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Rdio: Great Music, for a Price
    The founders of Skype and Kazaa have moved onto their next digital venture: Rdio, a streaming music service. Initially with funding from Zennström's venture capital firm—when Skype was sold twice in recent years, Friis and Zennström reportedly earned close to $1 billion in the process—they set up shop in San Francisco.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf
    In April, VideoSurf raised $16 million in a round of funding led by Israel's Pitango Venture Capital. The video search technology, which cost Microsoft a reported $70 million, will be integrated into XBox. Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf, an Al Gore-backed video search technology start-up, for a reported $70 million. which Yahoo!
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Great Startup Event In Boston
    These events are a great format. About 30 people get together and over dinner founders/entrepreneurs give their 20-minute pitch and then the audience discusses it at their table. Apparently these clinics (and the forum) have been going on for nearly 30 years. Suffice it to say, however, that both companies are very cool and have real potential.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Year End Management Changes
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← The 3X Liquidation Preference Is Back! In this case the founding CEO Reid Hoffman is back as CEO (he had previously been kicked upstairs to Chairman).  Bookmark the permalink.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] allensblog: The Problem with Compensation Surveys
    Here in Silicon Valley, many of the major Venture Capital firms persuade their portfolio companies to participate in (anonymized) compensation surveys, and these are used in much the same way as in public companies. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. » June 11, 2011. Year 2, et seq.:
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cargo Cult Game Design
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Cargo Cult Game Design Cargo Cult Game Design During World War II, many remote Pacific islanders received their first taste of modern goods when Allied or Japanese armies showed up and took over. But this doesn’t really work.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh
    I've been involved with a hundred companies, and YouSendIt's development was very, very standard," says Nick Sturiale, a YouSendIt board member and partner at Jafco Ventures, a Palo Alto, California, venture capital firm. Then the cyberattacks started. It started with a pen, a piece of paper, and an idea. He was wrong.
  • WWW.KERNELMAG.COM  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nailing that elusive technical co-founder
    Smart people with a lot more experience than me have been observing how the amount of capital required to start a tech company has reduced dramatically. Nic Brisbourne on venture capital. The Kernel. New technology for enquiring minds. Thursday, 8 March 2012. Comment. Features. Yiannopoulos. The Scene. The Nutshell. Andy Young.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Inside Clinkle: A Stanford Kid Got $30 Million and Then Everything Blew Up
    Last July, Clinkle announced a $25 million round of seed financing from a dozen top venture capital firms and angel investors--the largest early investment raised in Silicon Valley history. A few months later, the company raised $5 million more from Stanford''s StartX fund as well as Virgin CEO Richard Branson. There was a long pause.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Airplane Thumbing
    In fact, it’s pretty rare that I write much of anything that’s not about technology, venture capital, or occasionally politics here. Plus, at least with venture capital and tech I feel like I have some clue what I’m doing. I wrote this post yesterday on the plane flight from Chicago. Her name was Lisa.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Lean Entrepreneurship is Undermining the U.S. Economy – The 60% Challenge
    Last Spring, a lot of bloggers were worrying about what this means for the traditional venture capital model, where successful VCs manage too much money to break up into $500,000 bits.   In response, “super angels” like Maples, Chris Dixon, and Ron Conway have raised small funds and are investing relatively small amounts of money. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing
    The company is currently seeking first-round venture capital and institutional funding. It’s undeniable how the Internet has revolutionized education , especially with the use of online video learning through sites such as Khan Academy. With MentorMob , you spend more time learning and less time searching.”. Learning From Others.
  • VCBALL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Eat Failure for Breakfast - VCball
    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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.
    2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog - December 3, 2010 [.] For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] These are the numbers in blue. Comments » 1.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Moneyball and Picking People
    I watched Moneyball last night. Fun movie, but as is usually the case, the book was better. I did enjoy watching their depiction of the old school scouts talking about the different players they were evaluating. We end up making snap judgements about people and decide in a 30 minute conversation or presentation that “I like that guy!”
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Voting Rights and Protective Provisions
    These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the fifth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. This becomes ever more important as the number of investors grows.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Like 2 bloggers like this post. Reply 2.
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup Visa: More Startups. More Jobs.
    2006 study by the National Venture Capital Association found that nearly half of the private and 20% of the public venture-backed startups were found by immigrants. The aggregate market capitalization of these companies (i.e. Intel, Google, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and eBay) exceeds $500 billion.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] "Neo-entrepreneurship"
    have had alums who have created larger, high growth ventures. Maybe if they had to white-knuckle it from payday to payday for a few months like most start-up entrepreneurs they may appreciate that even modest entrepreneurial ventures require knowledge and skills that we can offer in business schools.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed
    The interview was inspired by these posts (in chronological order): Venture Hacks: Keep your Series A options open if you raise debt. Nivi : Hi, this is Nivi from Venture Hacks. I’m here with Chris Dixon, who I think is in New York; Mark Suster, who I think is in L.A.; This is the first time we’ve interviewed so many people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why Didn't Fred Wilson Invest in 2012?
    Not every entrepreneur needs the money a venture capital firm can pour in. Dan Primack at Fortune noticed that venture capitalist Fred Wilson hasn't done a deal in 2012. What's notable is that Wilson and his New York firm, Union Square Ventures, have always taken an interest in start-ups. Is it time for founders to worry?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Georgetown Cupcake: Scaling a Beloved Brand
    Because you''ve been--am I right that you''ve been funded with cash flow, so-- 02:02 LaMontagne: Yeah, ourselves, so we don''t have any institutional capital. 02:21 Presenter: But could you be growing more quickly and sort of, you know, more agilely if you had some kind of institutional capital? 00:40 Sophie LaMontagne: Yeah, sure.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?
    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.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Business coaching for entrepreneurs
    I recently left the venture capital world to set up a business coaching practice and wrote the following piece for a venture capital related publication. From Venture Capitalist to Business Coach. Pasting it below, and would love to get the forum’s thoughts on how they perceive the value of coaching. Musing
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Venture Capital] "The Groupon investment flurry that ended in January 2011 was part of a recent Silicon Valley trend."
    Groupon would never have gotten this big without that late-stage money,” said Bill Gurley, a general partner at venture-capital firm Benchmark Capital.” - “ Groupon Investors Give Up ” by The Wall Street Journal. Critics say the phenomenon builds unsustainable valuations for those young companies.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Just One Thing Management Dynamics
    There are few overnight successes in this industry, which sees the rare success among a sea of failures as a result of a thousand incremental developments and course corrections. Coming from a big, very big, company I always resented the fight against inertia that resulted in all but certain late arrival with the next new thing.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WSJ on Stanford Student Startup Accelerator | StartX
    At StartX, Stanford students or recent grads undergo a three-month program where they receive free office space and attendant services, plus get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts. via American Free Enterprise. Dream Big.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Venture Capital] How to Pitch, Plan, and Track Your Business with LivePlan [VIDEO]
    How much startup capital are you going to need. That if you are getting venture capital money, that if you are an angel investor, you’re going to want a business plan and if you are going to a bank, you might need a business plan, but other than that, I don’t need a plan. Are you going to make money? It is lean.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The $10 Million Photo and Other VC Stories
    When we were trying to raise money for E.piphany, my last startup, I was negotiating with a venture capital firm called Infinity Capital. Before we closed our Series A with Infinity, I had called on Mohr, Davidow Ventures , the firm which had funded my last company, Rocket Science. Sponsor. We can do $9.99 million."
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Tuesday, December 01, 2009.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
    Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. But, there’s a problem… and the problem is simple:  governments should not allow this thing to exist. As the Mt.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010
    And And after 30 years of Venture investing we still have a hard time articulating why. Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. How To Pick A Co-Founder , by Naval Ravikant (Venture Hacks). Why You Should Write. Kanye West.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Thoughts on Investing
    And several VC funds are set up to provide follow-on capital to startups backed by Sequoia, Benchmark, Khosla, and other tippity-top-tier venture funds. That’s because capital is flowing into the system and, therefore, there is more demand. Richard Branson. And maybe that’s a good thing. On Social Proof. On Angels.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What the Government Can Do. And What It Can't.
    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.
  • ALTGATE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth.
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists Exploiting a Position of Power → If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth… Posted on June 13, 2009 by fnazeeri You knew this was coming. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Timeline: Russian eCommerce Leaders
    The website had over 3M registered users by 2009, raised around $21M funding from Index Ventures, Holtztbrinck and Cisco and reported revenue of $60M by mid-2010. June 2010 Sapato - This online shoestore raised about $1M funding from Direct Group and eVenture Capital Partners. Image by zizzybaloobah
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Small business Congress-watch: Two Reasons to Call Your Representative!
    If an investor puts up to $100,000 into a high technology small venture, they would receive a tax credit of as much as 20% of their investment! This proposal is to create a fund that investment companies will be able tap into for a share of $100 Million in government support for venture capital. Hard to believe, but it is true.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Venture Capital] AngelList Markets Tour, Part 2
    It’s also the nature of venture capital to chase new markets, whether it’s a broad new market like Mobile or a specific one like Location Based Services. Finally, we replaced the text-box with a nice autocomplete form: I think we now have the most accurate set of venture capital market names in the world.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] AS Discussions: Sequoia Capital raises 1.3 Billion Fund
    Venture capitalism is doing fine, if there's believing the over-subscribing of Sequoia's latest fund by some 300 million USD. Click here to read more about discussion item
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Former Facebookers: Where Are They Now?
    million from investors including American Express and Comcast Ventures. Launched out of San Francisco in 2010, the company now has a total of $42 million in funding from investors such as Index Ventures and Redpoint. Facebook's first intern got a hefty investment in his own start-up this week. His first fund raised $450 million.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Pivot3 Gets $14 Million in Financing
    Pivot3 has closed on $14 million in venture capital. InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial Capital Partners led the round, according to a news release. Other funders included Focus Ventures, Lightspeed Partners, Silver Creek Ventures, Northleaf Ventures and Wilson Sonsini. Austin
  • SILICONHILLS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Macheen Lands $10 Million in Financing
    The Austin-based company reports its existing investors including GemVentures, North Bridge Venture Capital and DFJ Mercury participated in the latest funding round. Macheen Inc. provider of cloud-based services and broadband connectivity, has closed on $10 million in funding. Austin Technology
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    This means considering what the opportunity cost for working on a high risk venture is relative to other things they can spend their time on. But then again, you may be better of going out and getting an investor to help you fund your even higher risk venture. These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. Step 2.
  • BRYCE DOT VC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] OATV Fund III
    With all of the turmoil in startupland and the world of venture fund raising we feel extremely fortunate to have been able to raise this new fund and to have done it in such a short amount of time. In several cases these rounds will allow companies to easily clear the hurdles of more traditional venture capital firms. years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Do Venture Capitalists Really Deserve Half a Billion Dollars in Taxpayer Money?
    Two government programs designed help fund critical, long-shot technology have recently been opened to venture firms. But is this the sort of development venture capitalists do best? According to the National Venture Capital Association, 169 venture capital firms raised $18.7 billion in 2011. No longer.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Top 5 Best Practices for Disaster Relief
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to tame comment trolls « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. The comment hasn’t vanished. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] One difference between VCs and Entrepreneurs « Lightspeed Venture.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. These are usually difficult or impossible to reverse.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Flinch based pricing « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. It must have been back in the mid-’70s. Reply 4.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Social Gaming Summit coming up in June « Lightspeed Venture.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. How about a cookie or a snack? Hope to see you there.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Skyfire Launches v1.0 of Mobile Browser « Lightspeed Venture.
    Sources: IAB and Lightspeed venture partners [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] focusing on copy can dramatically improve user response
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Talk to people! Why aren’t they adopting your software?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Gaming business models: Freemium beats advertising « Lightspeed.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. His solution? Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] When your brand becomes a verb « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. What am I forgetting ? Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to measure how well an online media company is scaling.
    post was originally published on Lightspeed Ventures Blog and is reposted here with permission. Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners shifts his view to the factors involved in scalability of online media companies. post was originally published on Lightspeed Ventures Blog and is reposted here with permission. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] More Consolidation to Come in Social Gaming « Lightspeed Venture.
    Tweets that mention More Consolidation to Come in Social Gaming « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - August 17, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. trackback These are interesting times in the social gaming industry. Reply 2.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Good Science vs. Good Business
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. After all, venture is supposed to be "risk capital.") The second risk, Execution risk, is also good risk -- if the team needs help, we can usually work with the entrepreneurs to recruit talent to make the enterprise successful. CasaSiegel. and Web 3.0"
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Leadership
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Leadership. There have been hints in my blog that I love dancing. Posted Monday, March 01, 2010. Email This BlogThis! Labels: VC:VC , Whimsy.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Interview with Mark McGuinness; Free eBook and Course
    But I’m writing about a very specific type of entrepreneurship – small, agile businesses that are created without venture capital, payroll, big offices – or even the ambition to grow big, in terms of headcount. Mark McGuinness is many things in one – he is competent, creative, caring and COOL! Entrepreneur.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
    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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Online video CPMs can't hold up « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. TV CPMs are at $6-10. Comments » 1. Reply 4.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] People under the age of 30 use Myspace more than Facebook.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sloppy Reporting from The New York Times on Carried Interest Debate
    But I cheated and peeked at my email late Saturday afternoon and discovered an email from a friend saying, "I'm surprised to see you take such a public stance on the capital gains tax rates," with a link to a New York Times article on the topic. I swore I would go offline for much of Memorial Day Weekend. towards investment and job creation.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
    Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    concluded that this dynamic, which allowed a startup to take multiple “shots on goal” with a venture capital investment, was what had brought renewed investor interest to gaming, an industry that had largely been financed by publishing deals. This has changed dramatically. Game design has improved, as has design and art.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Announcing Thomas Grota of Deutsche Telecom's investment arm at Arctic15
    For ArcticStartup''s third annual event, we''re also putting on stage Thomas Grota, Investment Director at T-Venture Holding (the corporate Venture Capital arm of Deutschte Telekom). Justin Waldron : Co-founder Zynga Paul Bragiel : Investor at I/O Ventures. He exited Swoodoo to Kayak.com in 2010. Acclaimed author.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed in 2011 « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 8, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Apparently she’s seen the commercials.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Round-up: Start-ups & the Election
    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
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] How to Fill a Building Full of Tech and Startup People
    Venture capital firms, on the other hand, draw people in. experience that in my Gowanus office for Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. In a place like New York, many real estate families are major investors in venture capital funds. know, I know--we've all been there. Well, have no fear, I've got your solution right here.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Martyrs, or How to be Miserable and Inefficient
    Rather, the unhappiest people I know are also some of the smartest and hardest-working. But they’re also martyrs, a dangerous and under-appreciated workplace pathology. Approximately every tenth highly intelligent person I meet is a martyr. Martyrs have an addiction to making themselves miserable for the sake of others.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Two reasons why we need large indigenous tech companies
    According to the National Venture Capital Association (of America) ninety-two percent of job creation comes after IPO. For a while now I’ve been saying that large indigenous tech companies are a vital component of a healthy startup ecosystem. The good news is that we are doing better and better at this in Europe.
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