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  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
    [Venture Capital] blogorlando -- I'll Be There!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I'm attending the blogorlando "unconference" tomorrow afternoon and hope to see ya there. They've got a nice schedule , blog and multiple sessions planned: Corporate Blogging Leaders - Dave Coustan Can a corporation blog? We'll discuss a variety of topics.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2006
    [Venture Capital] StartupFlorida has a Blog
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've known Rich Swier and the StartupFlorida folks for awhile now and always enjoy my time with Rich. He recently kicked off a blog to track current events for their incubator and portfolio companies. Check it out here when you can. blogs
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2006
    [Venture Capital] A Tribute to Entrepreneurs: The Riskmaster
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! My first significant exposure to Tim Draper was when he boldly stated he was looking for "risk seeking missiles" at a Kansas City Kauffman Fellows event I attended. Tim is passionate, savvy and sometimes over the top -- like many great entrepreneurs I know.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Traditional(?) VC Model: Broken or Forgotten
    Stowe Boyd had some insightful thoughts on Miguel Helft's New York Times article A Kink in Venture Capital's Gold Chain. That article, at a high level, questioned whether the traditional venture capital model is broken because of excess capital and tight exits. vcfaq askthevc
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost Revolution Accelerates with Funding (oh, and a chance to win $1000!)
    Well, all that diligence led up to today's TechCrunch leak that Inflexion led a $3M Series A funding including Village Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Consider this funding a loud invitation to bloggers (Blogger, TypePad, WordPress.), payperpost
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006
    [Venture Capital] B-L-O-G Your Way to Transparency with DisclosurePolicy.org
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! One of my portfolio companies, PayPerPost , launched DisclosurePolicy.org today and I just posted the following at blog.DisclosurePolicy.org. ink to that Discosure Policy with the phrase "Disclosure Policy" in some standard place (e.g.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Congratulations to student entrepreneurs Ryan Tseng (left) and Alex Nogueras (right) who won Florida's inaugural statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Nearly 100 business, government and academic leaders attended the competition. conferences
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost Blue Monster
    To find this treasure trove you might want to check for posts at Galt's Gulch blog (reply when u visit), check for messages at Florida Venture Blog community (join when u visit), and recheck the comments of this digg (digg when u visit). Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! is it.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
    [Venture Capital] The $64,000 Answer to "What's Your Valuation?"
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This post isn't about how early-stage companies are valued by investors, nor is it about how entrepreneurs value their babies. No, this post is about answering the inevitable fundraising question: " What's your company's valuation? Why do I say this?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] HD TV 1080i vs. 720p: True Blogosphere Story
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, so it took me a year to care about the great HD TV 1080i vs. 720p wars that were fought back in 2005, but the answers are no less important or funny to me today. If you're doing the same research, I think you'll enjoy finally reading the definitive review.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Super Duper Blog Tag: Five Things About Me
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Owen over at Ugh!!'s Greymatter Honeypot just tagged me on the "Blog Tag: 5 Things About Me" meme. Here are 5 things you may may not already know about me: 1) I'm an avid University of Florida sports fan (and alum), loving the year of the Gator so far.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007
    [Venture Capital] My Birthday Zune Haikus
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Gotta birthday Zune wifi synching, could it be? No, nO, NO.that sux! Zune, iPod, Treo Not one does it all for me Maybe PSP? Do I ask too much? Probably, but I'm hoping for that one device! zune haiku treo psp ipod
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference
    Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! widefi kangarua payperpost florida venture capital conference florida venture forum conferences
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Yahoo Buys the Future of the Internet, er MyBlogLog
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Eric and the MyBlogLog guys made it official last week -- Yahoo has acquired MyBlogLog. couldn't be happier for the whole crew over there including Eric, Todd, Scott , John, Steve and even the CloudSpace cheering squad. Sound crazy?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
    [Venture Capital] blogorlando -- Partial Recap
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I was asked by some to summarize my experiences at blogorlando. Unfortunately, I was closing an investment the same day so my observations are limited. I'd welcome and appreciate sharing from others. My key takeaway is that few issues are black-and-white.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Mobile365 (Inphomatch) Acquired for $425 million by Sybase
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Seeing your babies grow up is often sad, but seeing them marry off for over $400 million can really take the sting away. Mobile365 (formerly Inphomatch ) announced this evening a deal to be acquired for $425 million by Sybase. But I'm sure glad I was the first.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Upcoming Venture & Social Media Events
    Starting with today, the next two weeks for me will be a whirlwind of good venture capital and social media events -- some small, some large, some near, some far. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you haven't considered them, do so.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
    [Venture Capital] StripGenerator: Naked Comicversations
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Hat tip to OrangePly 's dev blog for exposing me to StripGenerator , a handy blog comic strip generation tool. have no idea whether there's a business here, but the design and implementation were terrific. orangeply webkinz stripgenerator vc 2.0
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Splitting the Pie: Looking Forward or Back
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! A common issue every entrepreneur faces is how to split the equity pie early-on. recent founder discussion reminded me of my first company and the pie-splitting process -- it wasn't pretty. CEO, silent founder etc.) They want to be rewarded for that investment.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT: Gainesville Underground Technology
    I've also attached one of GUT's assigned viewings below -- Steve Jobs' Stanford graduation speech (nice tip Todd): Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Steve/Colin: you guys can relax now. GUT was a success, big success, like "I can't wait for GUT 2" success.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Contest: Be the VC
    Would you like to be a Venture Capitalist (for a day, that is)? It was a squeaker, but my favorite post was Who Deserves Venture Capital? Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I ran a small contest over a couple days last week via PayPerPost. Hmmm at kitty.nu is a concern.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Top Ten Limited Partner (LP) Lies
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Paul Kedrosky has published another great Top Ten list, following on his previous Top Ten VC Lies. This time it's the Top Ten LP Lies. I'll give you the first five, but you'll have to visit Paul to see the rest. paulkedrosky lp vcfaq vc 2.0
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Not-So-Stupid Blog Tricks
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Bijan over at BijanBlog got a business presentation by blog -- pretty cool! Commenters echoed the idea that blogs can be used for many purposes -- not just your typical one-to-many blog fodder. Our clients should. bijan blogs jobs payperpost
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Fun LP Meeting
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Inflexion had our Limited Partner (LP) Meeting tonight and it was a good one. Hearing all of our entrepreneurs share their stories reminded me how much I enjoy building companies with these visionaries and how much I appreciate the LPs who make it all possible.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Blogs = News, So Sayeth Google
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! We shall see if Google's new Blog Alerts service lives up to the needs of the blogosphere. I've been using Google News/Search Alerts for some time now and have only a few complaints (like the lack of integration with other Google services). I'm hoping it does.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] What is the Meaning of Life? Ask Yahoo!
    In learning more about the service, I provided answers to a couple softball questions: 1) What is Venture Capital? Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! yahoo google yahoo answers meaning of life venture capitalmean, where better to ask "What is the meaning of Life?"
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Florida Gators: Top College Basketball TEAM of All Time?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! "I'm not saying they were the most talented," Donovan said of his bunch shortly after the 84-75 win against Ohio State on Monday night at the Georgia Dome. I'm not saying they were flawless. OK, it took me a couple days to compose myself and let it all sink in.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Gators Put on A Show(case)
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Yesterday was Pro Day in the Swamp as draft prospects from the National Champion Gators put on a show for over 100 NFL coaches and scouts. It sounds like Reggie Nelson (running a 4.3 That show, however, is not what this post is about.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Capital Conference Recap and Best of Show
    2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference wrap-up Boca Resort venue was awesome, particularly for those who participated in the resort course golf tourney. Between golf, wine, and gambling the venture banks Square 1 Bank , Silicon Valley Bank , and RBC Centura sponsored a great kickoff to the conference. Congrats Kelly!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Gators, Buckeyes, Oh My.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Although I've kept my Gator support pretty low-key here at FVB, I'd be remiss if I didn't give my Old Boys of Florida a vote of support and good luck tonight against OSU. Go Gators ! national championship buckeyes gators
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
    [Venture Capital] 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference
    Just a get-your-reservations-now reminder for the upcoming Florida Venture Capital Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, February 6-7, 2007. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida venture capital conference florida venture forum conferences
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Speed-Dating for Entrepreneurs
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida is hosting a "Speed-Dating for Entrepreneurs" event March 16 and I've agreed to help out on the investor panel. BusinessWire just got the press release and event details are now finalized.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Hydrogen, ethanol and water, Oh my!
    As you'll see from Rob's post, cleantech is heating up in venture circles and Florida has a lot to contribute to the party. Vinod is playing the energy field via his own fund Khosla Ventures rather than KP's, but the Florida endorsement is worth paying attention to. In Vinod's words: "I only invest in state-of-the-art technology.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006
    [Venture Capital] FVCC 2006, Day 3: Panels, Presentations, and a Sneak Peek
    - Venture Capital State of the Industry: Mark Heesen of the NVCA , as usual, brought a mound of stats and declared the state of the venture industry was good with growing company and fund investments. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! So that's it.I
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
    [Venture Capital] FVCC 2006, Day 1: Duffers and Dinner at Florida Venture Forum
    If the 2006 Florida Venture Capital Conference is any indicator, the venture vibe is up in the sunshine state. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida venture capital tpc kangarua florida venture capital conference sawgrass florida venture forum
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Top 10 VC Guerrilla Marketing Stunts
    While reading Guy Kawasaki's post The Venture Capitalist Wishlist , detailing his top 10 list for attracting VC interest, it reminded me of some of the guerrilla ways entrepreneurs have made their presence known at past VC conferences. outside venture conference halls. 6 : Sidewalk chalking company logos, mottos etc.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Another Day, Another Set of FL Venture Numbers
    Florida venture investing hit $361M for 2005, up from $318M in 2004 -- not as big a jump as reported by E&Y. It was the largest year for Florida venture investing since 2002 and after a 2004 of zero VC-backed IPOs, 2005 saw three reach the public markets. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2006
    [Venture Capital] E&Y/VentureOne Shows 2005 Florida Boost
    Interesting VC stats show 46% increase in FL venture investments, but in fewer deals. Venture capital investment in Florida in 2005 soared 46 percent to $389 million versus the previous year -- its best showing since the dot-com days of 2002, according to the Quarterly Venture Capital Report released Monday by Ernst & Young and Venture One.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Are the Dots Painting a Picture?
    This article from the Miami Herald, about biotech/Scripps, makes another mention of legislative interest/support for more local venture capital: "Atwater believes legislation will be offered in the next 60 days to help remedy the problem. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC Guberteaser?
    In announcing a FL Space agenda , there was this VC snippet: "Not in today's budget proposal but coming soon: a request to expand a current $10 million "closing fund" the governor has broad discretion to use to lure new business ventures to Florida, and a venture capital fund to help launch new companies." Details to come.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006
    [Venture Capital] 2006 Predictions, Part II: Entrepreneurial Vision
    3) The burgeoning population of skilled "baby boomers" moving to Florida will ignite corporate and venture investments that both cater to and employ this segment of the state's population. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! can I SMS-order/pay for pickup at closest drive thru -- sweet!]
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006
    [Venture Capital] 2006 Predictions
    For fun, I'm going to spread the predictions across this week -- with the venture ecosystem (topic for another post?) That should give me enough fodder for venture predictions of my own next week. 3) The Southeast's venture investments in 2006 will double those in 2005. 2) Florida gains more capital for investment.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] CES: Land of cables, tricked-out rides and home theaters.
    ChannelIntelligence, Intellon, WiDeFi, Authentec and a few others are on the venture track and hopefully CES will bring even more customers/partners. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! For fun, I did a quick review of Florida's listed presenters and the list is included below. KYE Sys.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida: Center of the Feediverse?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Congratulations to Florida blogger Rogers Cadenhead and his blog Workbench for winning "Feed of the Year" in Feedster's countdown. Read why Feedster was so impressed. Chalk up one for the home team! rogers cade feed of the year feedster
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Capital Conference Presenters Announced
    Florida Venture Forum just anounced their Christmas present to some worthy Florida technology companies -- presentations at the Florida Venture Capital Conference at Sawgrass. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Merry Christmas! Brijot Imaging, Inc. XStream Systems, Inc.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Formula 409A: Cleaning Fluid or Gunk in the Works?
    Proposed IRS Regulation 409A has gotten a lot of venture capitalists, board members and entrepreneurs spinning the legal meter before January 1, 2006. He doesn't have the Florida perspective, but on general venture topics he's one of my favorites. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Seen on SoutheastTechWire.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This bodes well for our local IT providers. Go get 'em. IDC: Ga., Texas and Fla. The three states -- the largest in the country -- accounted for 30% of total spending on business IT within the U.S. last year. Source: SETW -- Blogged from my Treo.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Will Mutiply Fly?
    I felt it appropriate to start this Florida Venture Blog with some kudos to Peter, Michael and the rest of their team at Multiply.com -- a Florida, blog-related story of serial success. For now, they closed venture funding in Q4 from TransCosmos and are balancing functionality, revenue and userbase priorities.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Wow, The MyBlogLog Guys Have Done It Again
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I introduced MyBlogLog to everyone here back in early June , with the "I Want My FVB!" table of visitors on the left. The network effects of such a platform boggles the mind. But, what does this provide and where can it go? mybloglog
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] A World of Biofuel (and then some)
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community This article from Jeff Schafer had some interesting data on biofuels. Schafer spends much of the article touting Biodiesel and the benefits of diesel generally, but many of his comments relate to bioethanol as well. What's the deal with Oil Palms?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Web 2.0, Old-school Style
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Frank Gruber from Somewhat Frank posted a nice web-based feed reader comparison over at TechCrunch. He liked Bloglines and Rojo for best features. That said, he felt none of these web-based readers had the speed and agility(?)
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Supreme Diagnosis
    This week should be a fun one for diagnostic companies and the venture funds who back them. Dennis Crouch over at Patently-O has done a fine job documenting the issues to be considered, including links to briefs from big guys and small weighing in on this case (including one jointly submitted by Mohr-Davidow Ventures). Patent No.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006
    [Venture Capital] No-BS Venture Thoughts for No-BS Entrepreneurs
    Given that one of my goals with FVB was to add some non-Boston/Silicon valley balance to the VC blogosphere, I've adopted the tagline " No-BS Venture Thoughts for No-BS Entrepreneurs." I've been lucky enough to build funds in the two largest venture networks focused on non-traditional venture markets ( DFJ and VV ).
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Enter the IOS Matrix
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've shared some fun web mashups before, but they grow/improve daily. John Musser over at ProgrammableWeb has built a terrific resource site on Web 2.0 Although Web 2.0 is often defined by user data generation such as blogs, podcasts etc., larger Web 2.0
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost Gets Some Love, and Gives Some
    If you haven't already found RockStartup , the world's first real-time reality show, check out what it's like in the belly of a venture-backed startup. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Arrington had some nice things to say about one of my portfolio companies today. So did Scoble.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
    With all the Championship hoopla of late, wouldn't it be fun if there was a monster venture fund bracket and a battle to the death to crown a venture capital Champion? UNC's Venture Capital Investment Competition includes over 50 student venture capital teams from across the world. unc vcic
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007
    [Venture Capital] American Venture Network
    Tim and his team over at American Venture have been building a good brand and business, one brick at a time. The network has grown beyond American Venture Magazine -- a nice mag I've enjoyed reading for a few years -- to include VentureCapitalConference.com , BusinessPlanPosting.com , and American Venture Capital Exchange.
  • 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.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2007
    [Venture Capital] PPP Direct Makes it a TechCrunch Baker's Dozen
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! In honor of TC's lucky 13th post about PayPerPost, most with some Mike Arrington swipe at PPP or Ted Murphy, I've created the "Be Like Mike" game below. As much as I like Mike and appreciate his coverage, I'd love to see more TechCrunch reviews at Andy's depth.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Floridian Judging Next "American Inventor"
    As a venture capitalist, I see a lot of crazy ideas, but this quote sums up what we might expect from season two: "We saw a man who had invested $1 million to create a new superhero, The Cougar," Blakely said. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This season sounds like no exception.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Market Your Blog -- On PPP's Dime
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! My FVCC recap post mentioned some portfolio work that kept me from a yacht wine tasting and gambling. Some called me crazy, but the tradeoff was well worth it. PPP has already been called a virus by some, but they haven't seen anything yet.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Convertible Notes vs. Equity
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Over at AsktheVC someone asked: "Should Entrepreneurs Be Worried About Convertible Notes as a First Financing Event?" It's worth a read for anyone facing this question. You want everyone aligned and equity does that best.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007
    [Venture Capital] The PayPerPost Revolution Accelerates (yes, again)
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! consumer generated advertising today show draper fisher jurvetson forbes village ventures jeff jarvis ppp direct dfj gotham inflexion payperpost management mike arringtonI'll take that. ;-).
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Enjoy Your Avalon This 4th of July
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Avalon is my favorite film of all time. It covers topics ranging from childhood, to early immigrants, to technology, to entrepreneurship, to family. I've embedded the opening below. Enjoy the movie and your holiday.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Economic Gardening: Grow Your Own
    Although the topic is second nature for venture hotspots, the call to "grow your own" is getting louder across the rest of the country. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I just completed reading Alison Trinidad's coverage of Jacksonville's "Economic Gardening" in the Florida Times-Union.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Search Engines: It's the Economics, Stupid
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've been meaning to play around with Google's custom search for awhile and a recent prod to try Lijit Search was enough to push me over the top. I've also been using Swicki at FVB for some time. Swicki hints about future sponsored search potential.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Search the Gator Nation or The ChompRoll
    It doesn't have to be sports-related -- for example, some of the sites I've included stem from UF's growing startup and venture network. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! My Google Custom Search experiment focused on solving an ongoing problem I've had following the Gators.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well, it was a successful Harry Potter midnight run.accompanied by my little Griffindorables! Related images: harry potter , deathly hallows , harry potter and the deathly hallows , ginny weasley , hermione granger.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT II - Even Bigger than Last Time
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you thought GUT I was big, wait until you see GUT II. Gainesville Underground Technology II is bulging this Thursday, July 26th, 5-8pm. Location is UF, CSE E221. Company Best Practices in Web Application Development Advertising 2.0:
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Will I See You at NextMiami?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I know it's late notice, but I am now confirmed for the NextMiami shindig tomorrow night. Jason Baptiste , Nathaniel McNamara and a bunch of other smart folks are getting together Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-11:30pm at 510 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Coming Full Circle to Apple?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! My technology love affair really bloomed when my parents brought home an Apple II and the empowerment of its BASIC interpreter. progressed to an Apple II+, Apple IIc and got through college with an Apple IIGS and its color ribbon printer. Go figure.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). Related images: nerve graft.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Renaissance Man 2.0
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I snapped this picture on my way home last week. It appears the growing ease of web development has launched a whole new kind of polymath : Related images: funny signs , funny signs , funny signs. renaissance man polymath funny sign definitions
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Customer Interest != Big Opportunity
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! presentations customer interest market size vc-faq venture capitalWe had a couple interesting entrepreneurs present today, but they both fell into a trap that snares many entrepreneurs pitching institutional VCs. well.less than super.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] CallMiner Adds to their Trophy Case
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This was an eventful and fruitful summer for CallMiner, one of my portfolio companies. In addition to closing some big deals, CallMiner was recognized by multiple industry groups for their leadership in Speech Analytics. Congrats guys!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
    [Venture Capital] To all the messages I've missed before.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! While at lunch today I saw an entrepreneur who reached out to me awhile back. He was cool about the lack of follow-up, but I hate that so many messages fall through the cracks nowadays. currently have over 11,000 emails in my inbox -- just from this year.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
    [Venture Capital] A Double Dash of Dingo.er, Wingo
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Scot Wingo is one of my all-time favorite entrepreneurs (and current Inflexion Advisor). He builds great teams, a passionate culture and eats competitors for breakfast. Yesterday Wingo came up a couple times. billion of gross merchandise value (GMV).
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! It's gotten to be a running joke among family and friends. Because Florida has great entrepreneurs spread across hotspots around the state, any given day can find me in Orlando, Ft Myers, Boca, Melbourne, Tampa, Miami, Gainesville or anywhere in between.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
    [Venture Capital] SEOmoz: SEO Expert Quiz
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've gotten to know Rand Fishkin a little bit and I'm impressed with his evolution of SEOmoz. I'm no SEO expert so I won't claim Rand's intel is any better than others, but he's got plenty of it. If you try it out, let me know how you do.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
    [Venture Capital] blogorlando 2007: I hope I can sneak in.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! OK, so after talking up blogorlando 2007 to every blogger (and some sponsors) I could find in the area, I find myself locked out of registration. My bad for waiting too long to make my attendance official. It's scheduled for this Thu-Sat, Sept.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Business Plan Templates
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Although I believe business plans are most important for the mental process they make an entrepreneur go through, this post is largely an experiment with Google's new cost-per-action text link ad units. why will customers buy what I'm selling), the $39.99
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Sometimes Bigger is Better
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! round size vc-faq fund size venture capitalRound size is a topic that always makes me chuckle when entrepreneurs share the feedback they hear on the fundraising trail. don't think most VCs are being disingenuous, at least not consciously.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Grooveshark = Legal P2P or Napsitunefacepedia
    love crowdsourced capitalism done right, everybody wins. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! So I'm sitting here listening to " Don't Cry Out " by Shiny Toy Guns and it makes me want to buy. My fund's investment paid for that second server. don't know that answer, but I hope not.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2007
    [Venture Capital] BlogWorld & PostieCon: Will I see you there?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The last time a combo this good came along they named it PB&J. BlogWorld and PostieCon are just around the corner, taking over Vegas from Wednesday November 7th to late, late Saturday November 10th. If you haven't booked yet, get moving.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Startup on Other People's Servers (OPS)
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! A came across Peter Yared's Musings while looking for details on his latest startup, wdgtbldr. Peter previously built ActiveGrid and has some great nuggets to share the second time around. Amazing.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Blog Ethics, Bias and Disclosure for Online Communicators
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've been reading Dave Taylor's writing for the past year+ and he garnered plenty more fans before me. He's an accomplished entrepreneur, techie and writer. match his school of thought that almost all blogging contains elements of bias. don't agree with them.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Not Required
    This post is for all those entrepreneurs who are building great businesses, but have no need or interest in venture capital. see plenty more opportunity with the addition of smart capital, but I tried to restrain myself. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] IZEA: Sponsored Social Media and so much more.
    Founded in June 2006, IZEA has raised over $10 million in venture capital from top venture firms including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Village Ventures and Inflexion Partners. IZEA is venture funded by Inflexion Partners , Village Ventures , Draper Fisher Jurvetson , and DFJ Gotham. think I'll be OK. umbrella.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Vegas Map for BlogWorld, PostieCon and BloggersChoiceAwards
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! While planning my IZEA trip to BlogWorld / PostieCon I created a map of key locations such as the Hard Rock, Las Vegas Convention Center, Tao, Bellagio and others. hope to see you there!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2007
    [Venture Capital] That Just Happened -- SocialSpark that is.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! " What does that do, does that blow your mind? That just happened!" ~ Ricky Bobby That is IZEA 's announcement today of SocialSpark.com (codenamed Argus) -- the future of online advertising. can't believe how much stuff is in SocialSpark.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2005
    [Venture Capital] iPod: Just an MP3 Player?!?
    They really hit a homerun with partnerships in an industry looking for a way to capitalize on all the digital music flying around. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! OK, so now my 7yo daughter has asked Santa for an iPod. blog). Even that cute little iDog got kicked to the curb.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost: The Consumer Generated Advertising Revolution Has Begun
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well it's been over a month since PPP launched and the blogosphere hummed with PPP-related class warfare between the elite and mainstream bloggers. In fact, I see quality organic posts growing alongside sponsored posts by PPP adopters. payperpost
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Even Calacanis loves PayPerPost?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This parody was too fun to pass up; especially as a test of PPP's charity donation engine. Don't thank me Red Cross , thank PayPerPost. Viva la Revolucion! payperpost
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2006
    [Venture Capital] If Michael Jordan and Howard Stern can do it.
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! And now a word from our sponsor, literally -- I mean this post will contribute $10 to pay my hosting fees. The era of celebrity endorsements has arrived for bloggers -- or at least gotten a whole lot easier. Not all the buzz is good buzz , but when is it ever.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2006
    [Venture Capital] My Hope for Tyler's Hope
    In the venture business we're often focused on very large numbers -- we invest millions of dollars, at million dollar valuations, tapping billion dolars markets, in hopes for millions or billions of return. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! He was a rabid Gator fan. hope you will.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Florida Statewide Business Plan Competition
    Last week I had the pleasure of judging the Sunshine State Venture Challenge -- Florida's only statewide business plan competition. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! There were two tracks of presenters: Limited Investment and Investment Intensive (my track).
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GuessNow: Can Predictive Markets Be Fun?
    Will venture capitalists from the U.S. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've always been intrigued by the potential of predictive markets : speculative markets created for the purpose of making predictions. like serial entrepreneurs. Will Facebook do an IPO before Halloween?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] The Police
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This isn't one of those inside-music VC posts that lists 3 new bands you've never heard of playing Greenwich Village this weekend. Although I love those posts, this post is about a band most VCs probably even know: The Police.
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