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  • 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. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Referrals & Marketing Techniques to Find Investors
    For example, having a consultant or lawyer introduce you to an angel investor or venture capitalist is a great way to get in the door to present your opportunity. Like it is with traditional direct mail, the key is creating a great list; mainly to create a list of investors that have an interest in your type of venture. Direct Mail.
  • REDEYE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] VC - Back to the Future?
    I just came across a great report by Industry Little Hawk entitled the Venture Capital Rebound (pdf).  In the report, the authors reach a similar conclusion to Paul Kedrosky (read Paul's great research for the Kauffman Foundation here ) -- that too much capital has gone into venture capital
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Venture Capital] There Is Something Happening In Oslo
    One of the main guests of the week, angel investor and a former New York Venture Capitalist, Jeanne Sullivan , in one of her talks compared Norway’s tech and startup scene to New York about 15 years ago. Even a world record was made with drones! Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. MESH Relaunch. Rising Stars.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The “Good” Student « Steve Blank
    love Google. think its one of the smartest companies out there. And it hires very smart people from the best schools.  And if you meet their criteria of a “good student”, you ought to go to work there. Or Microsoft or IBM. BTW, by the standards mentioned in the Times article, the following people would never have been interviewed or hired at Google.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Goodbye Industrial Robotics; Hello Rock Stars
    In other words, why should you exist as a business? I was lucky enough in my career to be with a venture capital firm, to have looked at more than 100 different businesses. Gordon Mayer's first job out of college was working for a start-up company creating industrial robots. But Mayer got burnt out and quit working in 2000.
  • GUST  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?
    The answer is  no ,  yes , and  it’s irrelevant. despite having lots of competitors. ” With that in mind… No:  It’s a similar situation in the entrepreneurial funding space. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *. Gust News David Rose Gust investors replicate startups
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism
    The reinforcement of his example, in hours of darkness, has offered me light and direction to take on a big, bold idea: restructuring capitalism through the 1M/1M program. This is where numerous ventures fail. And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0, a distributed, democratic model of capitalism.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Funding Rounds In November 2015
    Investors: Fourier transform , Karolinska Development and SEB Venture Capital Sportlala $ 700,000.00 (Seed Round) Sportlala is an online shopping club for sporting goods. Investors: Aggregate Media Funds and Chalmers Ventures. Investor: Spintop Ventures Noccela $ 605,049.00 Investors: Shanda Group and NSA Ventures.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene
    Nick Davidov is the Investment Director at iTech Capital and Managing Director of The Pult Group. QIWI plc is the largest Russian operator of electronic payment systems and was founded by a group of iTech Capital LPs. In a similar vein, the Russian Venture Company is a government fund of funds, and a development institution.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Youngstown, Ohio: A Fascinating Economic History
    Tech start-ups are often funded by venture capital -- and VC firms have no qualms about selling a company as soon as it achieves some success and letting it be swept out of town. Using the Youngtown, Ohio, Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute as a model, the president called for Congress to pass legislation to fund 15 more.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Has The Next Bubble Arrived?
    company called Color (app by the same name) announced today that they received $41 million for their photo sharing app from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Venture capital isn't a business model. Back then, I said no. Today, I'm not so sure anymore. How did the launch of Color go then?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] SEC Registration Rules for Non-US Fund Managers
    These included, among others: the ' Public Affairs Executive ', representing the whole of the European private equity industry; the Alternative Investment Management Association, representing hedge funds globally; and the national private equity and venture capital associations for China, Hong Kong and Singapore. By SJ Berwin LLP.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
    We've only, we've got to date with very little capital. We've never done a venture capital round. Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. And the first one is "Talk is cheap. Execution sets you apart." And we think it's all about execution.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Who Will Champion Entrepreneurship?
    Other important policy ideas have been put forward by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and others – such as patent reform, increased investment in broadband, increased investment in NIH funding, reforming the FDA approval process. I love Jackson Hole , Wyoming.  economy. So here’s what I don’t understand. 
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] SEC Proposes Rule Disqualifying Felons And Bad Actors From Rule
    Haimm and Luc Attlan of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. A new rule proposed by the SEC on May 25 would add a hurdle for companies seeking to raise capital in a private placement offering. By Neil K. The SEC's proposed new rule would prohibit the use of Rule 506 if felons or other "bad actors" are involved in the offering. Conclusion. Neil K.
  • 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.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] From Debating Stack Overflow to Re-designing Janko
    On Starting Up… [link] Questioning the value-add of venture capital, from 37Signals to Stack Overflow. Every week I read thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you. Have a great weekend! What are you reading this weekend? Jeremy Horn The Product Guy.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to Fund a Startup
    November 2005 Venture funding works like gears. With angels were now talking about venture fundingproper, so its time to introduce the concept of exit strategy.Younger would-be founders are often surprised that investors expectthem either to sell the company or go public. The reason is thatinvestors need to get their capital back.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Is it OK to Want to Make Money?
    Myths such as &# real companies raise venture capital,&#  &# you’re selling out if you sell your company for JUST $15 million,&# or “companies need two co-founders&# need closer examination.  I disagree with all three of these. You can download the deck here. Actually, it was a wonderful chance to slay another dragon.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] VCs Bet $1.4 Billion on Big Data in 2012
    Venture capital investment in big data has gotten, well, big, according to a report from law firm Orrick and research firm CB Insights. Top deal makers in 2012 were SV Angel, Sequoia Capital, IA Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and First Round Capital. You've undoubtedly heard of big data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Gerald Kearby, 1947-2012
    Liquid Audio raised $2 million in venture capital, then raised another $63 million in an initial public offering. Before iTunes, there was Gerald Kearby's Liquid Audio. What a great business idea: Sell music digitally over the Internet, respecting copyright laws and channeling money back to musicians, songwriters, and record companies.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] NYC: Regulatory nightmare for tech startups trying to conduct consumer friendly businesses
    It''s undoubtedly the number one form of lodging for NYC tech entrepreneurs heading out west to pitch for venture capital--and for founders and startup professionals to come here to work on deals with clients and other companies when they come here. New York City is a fantastic place to live--I''ve been here all my life. Enter Airbnb.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Seattle Board Day
    I’m on a six week rhythm in Seattle for the three boards I’m on up here – Gist , BigDoor , and Impinj. While I don’t have them perfectly synced up, I’m hopeful that I will in 2011.  In the mean time, today full of BigDoor and Gist. It was an absurdly beautiful day in Seattle. When the sun is out, this place shines.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Phenomenal Essay On Why Software Patents Are The Problem
    If there is one thing you read today, go read Brad Burnham at Union Square Ventures excellent essay titled Software patents are the problem not the answer. Several years ago my partner Jason Mendelson agreed and since then he’s become outspoken about his desire for the end of software patents.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Venture Spiral
    The business of venture capital is relatively young. The birth of modern-day venture capital (not considering the European monarchs financing explorations and projects as venture capital) can be traced back to American Research and Development, which was started by Georges Doriot. Background. News VC
  • 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.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] S3 Ventures Invests in Metal Networks
    S3 Ventures, a leading Texas venture capital firm, led the round. After its 2013 graduation from SURGE Ventures’ accelerator program, Metal Networks is using this latest round of funding to extend its growth and sales. Enterprise metal networks S3 ventures
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million In Funding
    million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies. Returning investors include Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Civitas Learning today announced $8.75 Enterprise civitas
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] HBS Student Business Plan Contest Finalists
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged Boston , HBS student business plan contest , startup. Apparently there are 12 semifinalists (listed below). The finals judging is later this month. expect they’re all equally as interesting. wish them all the best!
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q3 / 2010
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. The data suggest a slow recovery in the local high-tech sector's ability to raise capital. million.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Can A Falafel Truck Teach Us About How To Do Business?
    For others, such as the venture capital group I work for, location isn’t nearly as important, as most of our dealings happen online. Who you align yourself with – or – who you keep your roads open to can bring you a great deal of success in your online ventures. 2. Well, two lunches is better than one, right? Bonus! Louis.
  • 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.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Pivoter Beware
    Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Venture Hacks VentureBeat Watching Websites Simple template. In this case, pivoting worked out. This is a good thing.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans
    By not allowing individuals to invest in startups and venture capital funds unless they're already wealthy, we're widening the gap between the rich and everyone else. Full disclosure: I'm an investor in a stealth daily fantasy sports company. That's my major concern. Side note, since when does the government really care about cheating?
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Reinventing the Startup Board Meeting: Part 2
    It might be possible to create Virtual Valley Ventures. Jon Feiber at MDV is going to try investing in startups emerging from universities with great engineering schools outside of Silicon Valley that have entrepreneurship programs, but minimal venture capital infrastructure. That's great if you can get it. Sponsor. Summary.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurial Story Telling
    The first one is about Next Big Sound and is titled  Fueled by venture-capital funding and a love for unknown bands, can Boulder’s Next Big Sound predict the next rock star? I think the best way for entrepreneurs – especially first time or aspiring ones – to learn is to hear stories from other entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Awkward and Absurd: How HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Nailed Startup Culture
    An intense bidding war between Hooli''s founder and a well-known venture capitalist ensues. Pre-production, Berg and his colleagues spent days touring venture capital firms and startup incubators. ''Silicon Valley'' Executive Producer Alec Berg spoke with Inc. Viewers will see that Richard has a similar experience.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Out of the Ashes - Something Isn't Quite Right
    Both venture firms sought my advice for their portfolio companies. began to gain an appreciation of how world-class venture capitalists develop pattern recognition for these common types of problems. “Oh yes, company X, they’re having problem 343. Surprisingly, I enjoyed seeing other startups from an outsider’s perspective. Order Here.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Launching Inductive Capital. Finally
    Launching Inductive Capital. Well its October 1st, the beginning of Q4 2006, and I am happy to announce that I have finally launched Inductive Capital , a investment fund targeting public technology companies. Why did I decide to do a public fund instead of staying in venture? Venture Capital. Venture Capital.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: The Three Horsemen of the VC Apocalypse
    The Venture Capital industry is about to enter a kind of mid-life crisis that could test its very foundations thanks to three key drivers: Returns: For a long time, returns have the biggest selling point for venture capital as an asset class. As for correlation, venture is what it is. Venture Capital.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley? After RTFM Anyway, that experience made me hungry for more info on venture capital, startup finance, and in general on how small businesses get access to capital.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: Market Type (part 4) « Steve Blank
    —– Next: Part 5 of the Customer Development Manifesto – why your goals and those of your venture investors may not be the same –  the last post on what’s broken in the Product Development Model. Not All Startups Are Alike There’s an urban legend that Eskimos-Aleuts have more words to describe snow than other cultures.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Pioneering VC Gives $116 Million to Alma Mater
    The Welsh-born venture capitalist and his wife, novelist Harriet Heyman, have donated more than 75 million British pounds ($116 million) to the University of Oxford, his alma mater, The Guardian reports. University of Oxford says the endowment is the largest contribution to undergraduate financial assistance in European history. billion
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup2Startup: Giving Back to the Geek & Entrepreneur Community.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « World of Wifecraft | Main | Most Awesome Global Practical Joke: What a Bunch of Sushis. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp 2008, London) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels | Main | Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6 Steps to Startup Analytics" B4 Lunch. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « STARTonomics is NEXT Thurs 10/2 in SF (seats going fast, register now b4 we sell out.) | Main | Resumes are for *Shit*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Got SchadenFreude? Profit from Other's Despair -- Enter the.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we must be MuadDib, not Clark Kent) | Main | EBAY Q3 2008 Earnings: MarketPlace Rev$ Flat (note to mgmt: spin out PayPal, or expect to get taken over) » Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Got SchadenFreude?
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Some new & old startup blogs & presos i'm in love with - Master of.
    Posted by Dave on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM in Blog the Blogging Bloggers , Dave, Friends, Family , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Marvelous Marketing , Metrics & Measurement , Search, SEO/SEM, etc , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! More Jobs.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Employees Suck. Don't Be One. Don't Hire One. - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) | Main | SlideShare to Microsoft: "All Your Powerpoint Are Belong to Us." Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Silicon Valley 2.0: The Startup Metrics Revolution (Tokyo, Dec.
    tags: dave.mcclure tokyo ) Posted by Dave on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 08:33 PM in Conferences & Events , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : "dave mcclure" , "startup metrics" , Japan , Tokyo Digg This | Save to del.icio.us The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) - Master of 500.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) | Main | 15 Minutes of Twitter Fame on Press:Here TV » Friday, March 06, 2009 Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (Startonomics Beijing, June 2009.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Securitizing Happiness: Hacking Human Suffering thru Financial.
    Posted by Dave on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 07:11 PM in Big Ideas, Hot Air , Conferences & Events , Finance & Economics, Capital Ideas , Microfinance, Social Entrepreneur , Prediction Markets , She Blinded Me With SCIENCE! Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups | Main | Startup 2.0: A Silicon Valley Success Story » Thursday, September 10, 2009 LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics 4 Pirates (Startonomics Hawaii, Nov09) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Virtual Goods in Asia -> US Gold Rush Begins (Benjamin Joffe, Plus8Star @ Virtual Goods Summit 2009) | Main | Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1
    The guy who replaced him invented the idea of the modern corporation. Understanding the future of entrepreneurship may depend on understanding the contribution each of them made in the past. This is the first of several posts on Durant versus Sloan. Alfred P. Sloan In the middle of the 20th Century Alfred P. There’s the Alfred P. car market.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. 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  |  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?
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates @ SXSW 2008 - 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arrington's Charles Barkley.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Web Mail Services Market Share (Comscore, Oct 2007) | Main | Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium-size Enterprises (Sonal Shah) » Wednesday, March 19, 2008 The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Geek Woodstock @ Foo Camp 2008 + Startup Metrics @ OATV Startup.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebooks Yishan Wong to Kottke, TechCrunch, et al: "You Wouldnt know a Walled Garden if it bit you in your F8." | Main | Startonomics Conference on Startup Metrics, AARRR! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] SeedCamp 2008: congrats to BaseKit, Kyko, MobClix, Soup, Stupeflix.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6 Steps to Startup Analytics" B4 Lunch. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Best of DMC / Master of 500 Hats: The "Greatest Hats" Album | Main | Employees Suck.   As the rest of the US economy getsturned upside-down, startups in silicon valley are getting used to alot less capital, and a lot more numbers. 
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Pimpin' da Maestro: May 29th Eric Ries "Lean Startup" Geek.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Consumer Web Platforms: Apps & Customer Acquisition (TieCon 2009) | Main | The Faces, the *FACES*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • BERKONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The most important person on the startup team
    accredited investors in 1,000 angel groups and venture capital funds to. And because it is this function which is the scarcest of all, it is this function that (adjusting for the cost of capital) ends up with the lion’s share of the money from a successful venture. By David S. He is the. Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak?
  • 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
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Bill Gurley
    This week, we present Bill Gurley , a general partner at Benchmark Capital and a very smart investor. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Every week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  hope you enjoy it. 
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Have some empathy this Christmas
    Venture capital is one of those professions. Happy Holidays everyone! hope you had a great year, and thanks for reading The Equity Kicker. I’m going to leave you with a short video and some thoughts on empathy, which Google defines as: noun. 1. the the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Not judging.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Pradeep Raman joins us at Forward Partners
    I’m pleased to let you all know that Pradeep Raman has joined us as Senior Associate from Piton Capital , a VC fund that invests in marketplaces. As cash requirements drop, and as capital gets commoditised, competing on value add is the key to making money as a venture capital fund. Forward
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] August 3 panel- How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics
    I hope you can join me at PluggedIn Ventures ‘ August 3 roundtable, 8:30-10am, focused on "How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics" “Social Technologies and mobile devices mean that words, images, and video now travel faster than the speed of sound, across the street and around the world.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Invitation to InSITE Pitch Event, Dec. 2
    ff Venture Capital is a sponsor of a graduate Fellowship program called InSITE. InSITE works with New York based businesses looking for their first round of funding. Twice a year, we mentor 6-7 teams and help them refine their business plans and finance pitch. Friday, Dec 2, 8:30am – 11:30am. Companies: Zeel. Geno.me. Bre.ad.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ultra Light Startups Investor Feedback Forum, Feb. 9
    Steve Brotman (@stevebrotman) Managing Partner and Founder at Silicon Alley Venture Partners. Charlie O’Donnell (@ceonyc) Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. David Teten (@dteten) Partner at ff Venture Capital. Pizza/soda provided for all attendees. Panelists (alphabetic order). Startup Pitches. Agenda. Format.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
    [Venture Capital] NYU Stern: 2nd Annual Entrepreneur and Investor Summit
    Mike Brown, General Partner and Founder of AOL Ventures. David Teten, ff Venture Capital and founder of HBS Angels of NY. Build Something-NYU EEX. hope you’ll join me at the 2nd Annual Entrepreneur and Investor Summit , sponsored by NYU Stern’s Entrepreneurs Exchange Club. Click here to get your tix now!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Venture Capital] SURGE Joins the TechStars Network
    The accelerator offers entrepreneurs access to mentors from the energy, entrepreneur, and venture capital communities to help them grow their company from idea to major success. Houston Venture Capitalists Incubators Surge VC and Angel Funding[link]. SURGE ACCELERATOR JOINS THE TECHSTARS NETWORK AS PART OF STARTUP AMERICA.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Daily Deals For Dog Owners With doggyloot; Gets Sandbox Funding
    Sandbox Ventures Invests. Chicago-based Sandbox Ventures , the venture fund of business incubator and venture capital firm Sandbox Industries ( www.sandboxindustries.com) , has announced that it is investing in doggyloot.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006
    [Venture Capital] The "No Free Lunch" Story of Serial Entrepreneurs
    Venture funds take leaps every day and one of the cliches in the industry is "we like backing serial entrepreneurs." Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community One of the sayings that still surprises me with its applicability is " No Free Lunch ".
  • 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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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 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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2007
    [Venture Capital] UF and Alexandria Ink Biotech Labspace Deal
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you aren't already familiar with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., This is great news for all of us: biotech researchers, entrepreneurs and investors alike, that call Gainesville home. Great work!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Awash in Social Graphs and News Feeds, Happy Birthday felt great!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Yesterday was my birthday and it was good. My wife and girls treated me to a great lunch, a great dinner, a sparkler-filled Krispy Kreme donut cake and plenty of presents along the way. also had multiple early morning well-wishers from various social networks.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Even the Cloverfield Monster Does Endorsements
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Maybe it's because I've seen the power of respectful, well-done product placements, but I noticed a few brands (when my eyes weren't shut) at my recent pre- screening of Cloverfield. Also, thanks for helping support such great entertainment!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] SBSS Week 2: 10 Reasons to Talk to Your Customers Early
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! We had another great week of the Success Breeds Success Series. This week covered Markets and Market Research -- with a focus on sizing your market and understanding what customers want. Go talk to your customers. sbss novamin customers randy scott vcfaq
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Yes We Can, Sell the Sizzle
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! There are a few sayings in marketing, sales and fundraising that involve "Sizzle" and "Steak". The most common is to "Sell the Sizzle, not the Steak". Hopefully, your company/products can deliver both. I've embedded it here. politics yeswecan
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Stage6 Explodes Onto the Video Scene (HD Video: House of Flying Daggers)
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! HD video sharing site Stage6.com has had an impressive first few months. Alexa and Compete graphs tell the same story -- explosive growth. HD makes everything look better, but I wonder how user-generated videos will fare as viewer expectations rise.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Human Powered Cause Discovery
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! As I waited for its release, I've always felt SocialSpark held great potential for spreading the word about good causes. just didn't realize how easy it would be. It hasn't even been a week and I've already learned about 4 new Causes.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Stupid Entrepreneur Tricks: Blast Email From:Mail Reflector
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! In between twitter updates tonight, I kept seeing replies to the same email pop up from my Outlook. That email came from an entrepreneur who was looking for "partners" or possibly funding. There's nothing wrong with that, right? Bad combination.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] HP's Ultimate Filmmaker Kit & 3Minutes2Launch Contest
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! My daughter's kicking off a webshow, one nephew is a director and another is a parkour nut with his own blog/videos. guess that explains why the HP Channelbee.com contest caught my eye over at SocialSpark.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Lead Conversion at the Heart of RichFX Acquisition by ChannelAdvisor
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! ChannelAdvisor CEO, Scot Wingo, wrote a great post today about their acquisition of RichFX. At first blush, RichFX appears to be all about sexy rich media sizzle ( PDF ), but Scot's post zeros in on the meat he's after: lead conversions.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Gainesville is Titletown: Back-to-Back National Champs -- AGAIN!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Just in time for ESPN's Titletown contest , Gainesville just landed another back-to-back national title to go along with it's back-to-back NCAA basketball titles, multiple NCAA football titles and reigning Heisman Trophy Winner, Tim Tebow.
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