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  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Don't Tase Me Bro
    I was going to let the whole Andrew Meyer tasing brouhaha skip this blog (even though I'm broadcasting from ground zero), but one shining example of crowdsourced capitalism caught my attention. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! taser andrew meyer dont tase me bro gainesville cafepress
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] IZEARanks.com Alpha Now Live: Open Analytics Arrives
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! It was announced earlier today that IZEARanks.com has been released in alpha. Ted's post at the IZEA blog provides plenty of context, including details on the open analytics , smooth graphs, and API.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Florida BioDatabase
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! A friend of mine, Mike Schmitt, has been collaborating with the University of Florida for some time on a database for Florida's biotech sector. Some are very early stage companies. This reflects our interest in tracking development stage companies in Florida.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #2
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! As I shared in my first Where's Dan Now? post, I'm on the road a lot. Today's pic is very different than last time. Can you be the first to name this location within 1 block (e.g. address, google map etc) via comment? Enjoy! must be missing something.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] I'm Back on the Grid!!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! For those of you wondering why it's been awhile since my last post, blame Alaska. In honor of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, our extended family met in Seattle for a group Alaska cruise. Our time there was amazing, relaxing, and very "off the grid".
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Sunscreen, for Fruit?
    The Fremont, CA-company even closed $25M from Foundation Capital earlier this year. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Given Florida's roots in agriculture, PurFresh caught my attention recently. Evidently, the sun can destroy 20-40% of some crops. What'll they think of next.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Related posts: Adobe FAIL , Adobe Bully , FreshAIRApps Rename , Adobe Claims AIR Domains , Adobe Goes After FreshAIRApps Related images: adobe air , adobe air , adobe trademark , air apps. irony air apps adobe trademark adobe air
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing in the 21st Century Video - Part 1-2
    This is part 1-2 of the video series from my Early Exits workshop at Angel Capital Association National Summit, San Francisco May 5, 2010. It was sponsored by the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association. When do traditional Venture Capital investors make sense for technology companies?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Related posts: Adobe FAIL , Adobe Bully , FreshAIRApps Rename , Adobe Claims AIR Domains , Adobe Goes After FreshAIRApps Related images: adobe air , adobe air , adobe trademark , air apps.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WayTooEarly: The First Round BOT
      Those of you who know First Round Capital have learned that we are fanatics about measurement and metrics.    October 28, 2011 in First Round Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. TrackBack. Verify your Comment.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VitalFields Receives €250 000 To Keep Real Farms Watered And Fertilized
    The round was led by SmartCap with their new fund - Early Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Estonian Development Fund. With all the farming games out there, it is about time that somebody addressed the real needs of real farmers and not the virtual ones.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: April 26th – May 22nd
    The process of raising venture capital is a process of younger men and women seducing older men and women.” I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and video clips relating to startups, entrepreneurship and legal issues. Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. four years to write all these rules.”
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science
    Jon Feiber of Mohr Davidow Ventures and Ann Miura-Ko of Floodgate are co-teaching the class with me (and Alexander Osterwalder is a guest lecturer.) We have two great teaching assistants , plus we’ve rounded up a team of 25 mentors (VC’s and entrepreneurs) to help coach the teams. Shawn Carolan , Menlo Ventures. Why Teach This Class?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Is Amazon Fresh a Boon For Small Businesses?
    Then, of course, there’s the issue of setting prices, adds Tom Furphy, a former Amazon executive who worked on Fresh for four years and now runs Consumer Equity Partners, a venture capital firm in Seattle. Startups are loving the exposure that comes with joining the e-commerce giant''s grocery-delivery business.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank
    Reply Dave , on June 18, 2009 at 10:14 am Said: Steve, Thank you so much for this article. I’m 3 years in on my first venture with 2 kids and you’ve outlined some fantastic, and very concrete, suggestions. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. But entrepreneurs can be great spouses and parents. Put the kids to bed.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The problem with VC Motivation
    Let's zoom in on money Here is the issue with venture capital as a way of making money: It's easy to get a comfortable lifestyle (say $300,000+ a year, often multiples thereof) It's (really) hard to make it really big (say $20,000,000+) The not-so-secret fact about venture capital is that it has not made serious money for 10 years now.
  • 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.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Introducing our New Head of Talent at First Round Capital, Jack Leidlein
    Today I'm thrilled to announce that Jack Leidlein has joined First Round Capital as our new Head of Talent. . Please join me in welcoming Jack to the First Round Capital team. Jack has spent the vast majority of his career enabling early stage technology companies to attract and retain top talent.  He's
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] City Transit Drag Race: Uber Vies for Ubiquity
    Uber, which connects smart-phone users with private drivers of sedans, SUVs, and taxis, is no longer just a scrappy Silicon Valley start-up burning through its venture capital funding. To nod to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen''s frequent phrasing, this is software "eating" urban transportation. market.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q1 2010
    This Survey reviews capital raised by private Israeli high-tech companies from Israeli venture capital funds, foreign and other investors. The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC:VC
    Meanwhile, I found another VC to add to Venture Capital and Venture Cycling. As might be expected, the conversation turned to "what do you do" and when I was asked I said "venture capital". must have spoken quietly because Cecil said "veggie capital?", and someone else said "yes, that's what I heard".
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] From Family and Friends, to Angels to VC's (Part 2)
    He is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a course in venture capital law. mattshampine : WilmerHale and WeWork Labs are pleased to present the 2011 Summer Legal Series. WilmerHale is proud to be the law firm sponsor of WeWork Labs ?and WHEN Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5 -7 p.m.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Happy Birthday FVB!
    My goal for the past year was to blog at least once a week on a variety of Florida, Venture Capital and Technology topics. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well loyal readers (even that guy who found FVB just because he googled for " horse porn "), it's been a great year. CHECK!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Give Back
    Maybe that's one reason some of the largest and most successful university foundations in the world embrace the venture capital asset class -- you reap what you sow. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The H. gift for research towards the treatment of melanoma.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CardCash: The Cure for Unwanted Gift Cards
    So, they decided to capitalize on the "secondary gift card industry" by establishing a secure, online marketplace for it. And if the entrepreneurial pair receives the venture capital they’re seeking, they believe they can capture even more of the $10 billion in unspent gift card money, annually. Forget decorum.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Mastering the VC Game: An Important Read for Startup Entrepreneurs
    Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms is written by Jeff Bussgang , General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. It’s a strong, introductory primer to the venture capital and investor world. You’ll be that much more equipped to succeed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership
    As we talked about in our recent article, " What You Need to Know About Private Equity ," most growing companies are dependent on private equity capital, whether it be angel investors, venture funds, or they are looking to buyout funds for an exit opportunity. That's not as easy as it may sound. Find the right investor.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
    [Venture Capital] That WikiSucks
    In particular, Chinese venture capital fund Northern Lights has recruited the founders of Silicon Valley successes NetScreen, OmniVision, Spreadstrum and LinkSys to be a part of their $100M fund in China. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Take Wikia for example, a St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Should You Crowdfund Your Next Business?
    In one instance, a well-known venture capitalist referred his 300,000 Twitter followers to SeedInvest''s offering for a moped-sharing service in San Francisco called Scoot. For all the talk about crowdfunding''s potential to disrupt traditional finance, it''s hardly shaping up to be a cheaper source of capital. It''s like a party.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Return of University Building in the US | VC Firm Backs New University | Minerva Project
    25% of my time is spent researching university builders in the US. The people who funded, planned, and built Universities like Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Michigan are among the greatest innovators in American history. In many cases this was the building of great universities. Or not?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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 [.].
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Five Years Ago We Didn’t Even Have…
    Venture capital served a different purpose once, one that was nobler and riskier and scary. Five years seems like an eternity these days.  So much changes in a short about of time, at least from where we sit now. In any other era of human history, the difference in five years never really amounted to much. The year was 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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