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FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Battle of the Founders
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Andrew shared some tough, but valuable founder lessons in his post Key Lessons From Cryptine Network’s Failure. Note, it's also usually easier to have the tough/equity discussions before money shows up than risking a blow-up in the middle.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] StripGenerator: Naked Comicversations
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
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 [Venture Capital] Speed-Dating for Entrepreneurs
| FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006
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 [Venture Capital] Seen on SoutheastTechWire.
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005
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. o 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 [Venture Capital] Vegas Map for BlogWorld, PostieCon and BloggersChoiceAwards
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
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 [Venture Capital] Cloverfield Reviews from 1-15-08 Screenings
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! OK, blame it on my BLOG260 commitment or my love of ARGs, but this is yet another post about Cloverfield. Likewise, if you attended one of tonight's California screenings in San Francisco, Fresno, Milpitas, or Sacramento, I'd like to do the same.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Mako Surgical Files for $68M IPO
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Ft Lauderdale-based Mako Surgical filed for a 5.1 million share public offering, with a price target of $14-16/share. really liked Maurice and his company when we first saw it, but we didn't pull the trigger alongside Tony Natale (formerly MDS, now at Prism).
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] New Tampa Firm to Fund Distressed Healthcare Companies
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005
I don't know the distressed PE business, but more risk capital for area entrepreneurs is better than less. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC claims $20M closed and more to come. They are looking for companies that are struggling but not failing."We're
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Beatbox, SXSW Style
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Most of the SXSW wrap-up posts have trickled in by now, but I noticed this when I was checking IZEA 's latest video antics. There are a lot of great bloggers in this vid I didn't name, can you name them -- via comment here or post at your blog?
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Best Video for Wii Internet Channel?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! What is the best HD video option for the Wii Internet Channel? The Wii is a great way to watch video on our HD flat-screen, but it feels like the category could be much better served by a Wii-optimized site. YouTube low quality is magnified on large screens).
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Venture Capital] Tim O'Reilly: A Splendid Life
| SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
Runs a venture capital fund that invests in tech entrepreneurs. Tim O'Reilly : Runs a $100 million dollar book publishing and conference business. Owns a pair of white Icelandic horses that he enjoys taking care of. Bakes scones and serves them with a strawberry jam that he makes. himself. Happily married for 35 years. introspection.
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] Background - Pequot Ventures
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005
I work in the Venture Capital industry for Pequot Ventures , the private equity arm of Pequot Capital Management. Pequot Capital is an alternative asset management company that provides limited partners access to a variety of investment prdoucts.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG [Venture Capital] Definitions: Pre-money & Post-Money
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006
In VC there tends to be lots of jargon and it can certainly exacerbate confusion for anyone attempting to learn about the process of raising capital. One set of the terms that I wasn't sure of when I first started thinking about venture capital were the " pre-money " and " post-money " valuations.
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Venture Capital] Friedman Figuratively Speaking
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
Government funds for the VC industry is simply unnecessary. At $30 billion per year, there is no lack of VC capital being deployed in America. The bottleneck in the VC-entrepreneurship equation isn't in the inputs of capital, it's in the outputs. There are numerous reasons this is a dumb and impractical idea.
ASK THE ANGELS [Venture Capital] LA County Technology Week
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
Shameless Self-Promotion Alert]…The last program of the day is the annual Pasadena Angels program on the state of Angel and Venture Capital in Southern California. On Thursday (10/22) this week, join us for a full day of worthwhile events in Altadena at Tech Week.
VCBALL [Venture Capital] Eat Failure for Breakfast - VCball
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
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.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] Launching Tech Ventures: Part II, Class Sessions
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
This is the second of four posts about Launching Technology Ventures (LTV), a new MBA elective course I'm developing at Harvard Business School to explore lean startup management practices. Part III lists a set of tools and techniques that I think any MBA working in a tech venture should master. Dropbox. Triangulate. Cake Financial.
GUST [Venture Capital] What are the most valuable recommendations in order to raise money from VCs connected via Gust?
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
To begin with, it is important to understand some basic facts about the world of entrepreneurial finance: There are many more entrepreneurs than there are investors, with the result that only one company out of every 400 that seeks venture funding actually receives it. One of the primary ones is the referral source. Trust me. Gust News
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Posted on December 3, 2009 by steveblank In my 21 years of startups I’ve had my ideas “stolen” twice. Once it almost mattered. This is about the time it didn’t. What if, gasp, someone steals my idea? Then all my hard work will be for nothing. This actually happened to me twice in my career. Are those my initials on the slide? And the slide was….
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Study: Going Public Zaps a Start-up's Innovation
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
all backed by venture capital funding and founded between 1980 and 2000. The public scrutiny that an IPO brings may have a bigger effect on a company''s ability to stay ahead than you think. As far as exit strategies go, taking a company public has plenty of allure. That, in turn, affects the company''s goals.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] First Round Capital is a Firm with No Principals
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
With the ascension of Kent Goldman and Phin Barnes to Partner, Christine Herron leaving to join Intel Capital and me starting Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , there are no longer any people at the Principal level. It's true. The Principal level at any firm is a bit of an awkward stepchild. Is this person going to be here for the long run?
VCBALL [Venture Capital] Win the Talent War - VCball
| THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. In attendance were representative from virtually the entire New York venture capital community, as well as an equal number of prominent local entrepreneurs. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Want to Expand Your Business? Enter the Fab.com Economy
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
million users, and had raised $40 million in venture capital. Fast-growing Fab.com joins the expanding list of flash sales sites that are putting the spotlight on small designers. Need to Grow Your Business? Fast forward six months, and Fab was valued at $100 million, had 1.5 The buyer told me she saw my line on Fab.com.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Randy Komisar on Failure
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← How to Fail Successfully What is the World’s Largest Fraud? → Randy Komisar on Failure Posted on January 27, 2009 by fnazeeri Failure seems to be the topic of today. Randy is an excellent speaker.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Exploiting a Position of Power
| MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged deals , entrepreneur , relationship , startup , vendor , venture capital. " If you read TheFunded , a decent amount of the posts follow the same theme (although far less than many folks think).
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Webinar: Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices
| FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
Introductions: Dan Rosen (Partner, Commerce Ventures; Learning Officer- HBS Alumni Angels). Speaker: David Teten (Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Chair, HBS Alumni Angels NY). INTRO BY: Dan Rosen, Partner at Commerce Ventures & Learning Officer at HBS Angels. Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern Time (9:00 am Pacific).
PASCAL'S VIEW [Venture Capital] Private Equity Investing in Trust– the Fiduciary Duty of Oversight Requires Robust Process to Avoid Liability
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
The article, which you may read in full by clicking HERE , makes the following key points: Sophisticated trust portfolios often benefit from direct exposure to active and passive investments made in venture capital and private equity. Share and Enjoy
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] What Kind of Funding is Right for Your Business?
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Attracting venture capital or angel investors is something that very few businesses will succeed at, though many will definitely try. In a nutshell: Venture capital firms want repeat entrepreneurs and businesses with huge growth rates. It’s the question that everybody starting a small business asks.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Bitesize Cyber Monday: Anobit, Oberon, Sightic-Vista, MyThings, Celeno and Startup Tools
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
Previous Celeno investors Pitango Venture Capital , Greylock Partners , Miven Venture Partners, and Cisco Systems Inc. In addition to Intel Capital, investors include Pitango Venture Capital , Battery Ventures , and strategic investors. Israeli Startups Funding Rounds. also participated in the round.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Gravity Will be Turned Off « Steve Blank
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
When I was 19 I accidentally had a test run of my ability to do so. created havoc at an air force base by convincing thousands of airman that gravity would be turned off so that the Air Force could make repairs under their buildings. Two Million Students First some background. Ever since WWII U.S. Library Hour s I loved libraries since I was a kid.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « User Engagement Panel @ SNAP Summit 2.0 (SF) -- Questions? » Thursday, March 27, 2008 Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital, The Long Tail of Cool, & The Friends List. Q: Social Networks still Sexy? Part II!
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
NEW LAW FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS OFFERS LOWER TAXES, HIGHER GRANT. The Israel Parliament (“Knesset ) recently approved the new Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments directed at supporting the industrial sector with a wide range of programs. See the January 2011 edition after the jump. billion. Intel Israel Ltd.’s
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
It is no secret that the world of venture capital (VCs) has been turned upside down by the recession, and the many other changes in the marketplace. I see now emerging a new wave of investors, popularly known as “super angels,” micro-VCs, or “super-seed” investors. Every early-stage startup should explore this new funding alternative.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Steve Case: IPOs Are Good for You
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
When I put the question to AOL founder Steve Case in front of the audience at CED Tech Venture in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday, he vigorously defended initial public offerings. I was surprised, but perhaps I shouldn't have been. But Case has his reasons, and they may not be yours. What's going on here?
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Venture Capital] If Your Mentor's Only Tool is a Hammer, You'd Better be a Nail!
| FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
And, of course, all of them will eventually be funded by a well-known venture capital firm. What is a mentor? Advisors, mentors and business coaches, call them what you will, typically, give you a snapshot of their advice/focus in the books, blogs and articles that they write. Hey, is that you. Can you relate? didn't think so.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
In 2010 I called Crowdfunding the most exciting thing that’s happened in the entrepreneurial space since the first venture capital investment was made in the 1950s. Every year I make predictions. predict who will win the Super Bowl. predict who will win this election or that. And so on. Like most people, sometimes I’m right. billion.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – August 2012 Edition
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
The Israeli Venture Capital funds are struggling to raise follow-on funds , but nevertheless it seems like Israel is holding up as an attractive startup hub as evidenced by Wired ranking of Israel in #2 for attractiveness to startups. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. See the headlines below. . Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Y chromosome genetics
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. chromosome genetics. Posted Monday, October 12, 2009. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. Post a Comment. Posts.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: A brief history of Dale
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. brief history of Dale. My 11 year old son is doing a family history project at school and has written up the story of our family name. Labels: Whimsy.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter – May 2012 Edition
| MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
As a condition for financing, the China Development Bank will require the venture to buy solar panels from Chinese manufacturer ET Solar, or for the company to build the project. billion in venture capital and private equity funds. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. Great for them, good for Israel.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] 7 Ways to Terrorize Your Competition
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
For example, if someone wanted to compete against Growthink with a capital raising product, it would be hard for them as we offer a product for raising angel capital, a product for raising venture capital, a product to get loans, a product to get grants, etc. Yet, this happens all the time in our businesses. read more.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Bitbar Raises €2.28 Million To Expand Mobile Device Testing
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
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.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Hello World!
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Hello World! Powered by Blogge
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] How Do We Fix Entrepreneurship In Northern Europe?
| FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
While venture capital is always too scarce if you ask entrepreneurs, there is actually plenty of it. Europe's a mess right now. Even Spain has been put on European tax payer life support and more countries could be in the queue for aid. But looking at things on a global level, we don't believe Europe is as strong as it could be.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Round-up: Start-ups & the Election
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
The company has raised $750,000 in venture capital and earns revenue by providing its app to media partners. Want to know how much your vote is worth? Thinking of running your own campaign? Still not sure who to vote for? These start-ups will help you out. It's finally here: Election Day. How much is your vote worth? Check it out
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Customer Development: Past, Present, Future
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
Our startup was venture funded in 1999 and we didn’t pay enough attention to this advice! They were kind enough to sponsor a meet-up in San Francisco. The video below was my presentation to the group. sgblank Lean Startup Cirle 111909 This movie requires Adobe Flash for playback. The slides below go with the video. Order Here.
K9 VENTURES [Venture Capital] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. K9 Ventures, L.P. The fund will be deployed over a period of 3-4 years, with initial investment in the range of $100K – $250K, while reserving capital to participate in the follow-on round. – a seed-stage fund. Either protectable IP or at least hard IP.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Friday Roundup: Win business plan competitions, be an amazing boss, and get a patent
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
percent of venture capital funding. A new study illustrates some of the reasons why women are so seldom funded by vcs. Don’t get so wrapped up in work that you forget to stay up with the current events of the business world! CNN Money gathered some competition advice from some past winners of the Rice Business Plan Competition.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly. and Yes, Mike, I Have.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. This is America, This is Capitalism , and it's a Free Fucking Country. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! er, Dorsey.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K
| FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
Earlier in the day, keynote speaker Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital noted that Oregon companies have received more than $600 million in venture capital funding, and challenged us, the WAC members, to continue investing in our area. This year’s event was held on campus at Oregon State University.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
This from Kate Mitchell, the former chair of the National Venture Capital Association, and current Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. Treasury Department assembled 17 leaders of the startup business investment community, under the auspices of its Access to Capital Conference. Sponsor. In March 2011, the U.S.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] What the Government Can Do. And What It Can't.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
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 [Venture Capital] Pricing Customer Acquisition Sunk Costs and More - Ten Recent Great Startup Posts
| MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
My experiments in lean pricing - Venture Hacks , February 16, 2010 Ash Maurya, a lean entrepreneur who runs a bootstrapped startup called CloudFire, discusses pricing issues for first versions (Minimum Viable Product – MVP). Here are some recent great posts that I’ve come across that generally fall in the intersection of startups and CTOs.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] How to Start a Startup
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
This is calledseed capital. Venture investments are usually described in terms ofthat number. The next round of funding is the one in which you might deal with actual venture capital firms. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. March 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Harvard ComputerSociety.)
WWW.KERNELMAG.COM [Venture Capital] Nailing that elusive technical co-founder
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
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.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Top 10 VC Guerrilla Marketing Stunts
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2006
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 [Venture Capital] Referrals & Marketing Techniques to Find Investors
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] VC - Back to the Future?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] How to Pitch, Plan, and Track Your Business with LivePlan [VIDEO]
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
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.
GUST [Venture Capital] Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
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 [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
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.
- [Venture Capital] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5. State of Venture Capital: Less Money, Smaller Funds 11. The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. 1. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? 3.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Has The Next Bubble Arrived?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
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?
- [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.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #163 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
How One Startup Grew a $100M Business Without Spending Venture Capital | Forbes – [link]. Chicago venture picture better than U.S. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Time is rough to presidents. Forbes – [link].
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Want Venture Capital Funding? Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Just got acquired?
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Venture Capital] Who Will Champion Entrepreneurship?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
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.
- [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.
- [Venture Capital] Fred Wilson Q&A: The Legendary Investor Talks Retirement, Tumblr's Exit, and Getting Over a Tough Year
It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a "half-way decent" venture capitalist. Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga, Tumblr and Twitter investor might step away from the firm he co-founded, Union Square Ventures, and retire. But stepping away from his day-to-day role at Union Square Ventures has crossed his mind.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM [Venture Capital] How to Fund a Startup
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
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.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Venture Capital] From Debating Stack Overflow to Re-designing Janko
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
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.
THE NEXT WEB [Venture Capital] What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
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.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] NYC: Regulatory nightmare for tech startups trying to conduct consumer friendly businesses
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
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 [Venture Capital] Seattle Board Day
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Phenomenal Essay On Why Software Patents Are The Problem
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] The Venture Spiral
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2008
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
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Is it OK to Want to Make Money?
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
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 [Venture Capital] Youngstown, Ohio: A Fascinating Economic History
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Goodbye Industrial Robotics; Hello Rock Stars
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
| THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
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.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] S3 Ventures Invests in Metal Networks
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
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 [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million In Funding
| TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
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 [Venture Capital] HBS Student Business Plan Contest Finalists
| MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
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!
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Report: Indeed.com Sells for $1 Billion
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
The company was co-founded by Rony Kahan and Forster in 2004 and received $5 million in venture capital from a variety of investors including Union Square Ventures and Allen & Company, VentureBeat reports The job search website was acquired by Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd, but will remain an independent operating unit.
BERKONOMICS [Venture Capital] Your business: Grow it and hold it?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
Taking money from professional investors such as angels or VCs usually requires that you agree to seek an exit for those investors in your plan, often targeting five to seven years as the ideal period for growth before a liquidity event. For some, that comfort is worth forgoing building high equity value. General Growth
- [Venture Capital] Report: Number of VC Funds Fall in Q1
A recent report found that while the money raised by venture capital funds increased by 22 percent since last quarter, the number of VC funds fell by 14 percent. That’s the takeaway from a recent report by the National Venture Capital Association on the state of venture capital for the first quarter of 2013.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: Market Type (part 4) « Steve Blank
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
—– 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.
VENTURE HACKS [Venture Capital] VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
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.
ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE [Venture Capital] When Burn Rate Outweighs Enthusiasm
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
Despite that nearly all venture-backed startups burn capital unsustainably, Uber’s level of spending is viewed as particularly problematic among its naysayers. That bet, re-evaluated at each round of funding, is based on the belief of venture capitalists that multiples of value will be created with the money they invest in a company.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Pivoter Beware
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
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.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Reinventing the Startup Board Meeting: Part 2
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
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 [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurial Story Telling
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
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.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Launching Inductive Capital. Finally
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2006
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 [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: The Three Horsemen of the VC Apocalypse
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
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.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Out of the Ashes - Something Isn't Quite Right
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
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.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium.
| FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] VCs Bet $1.4 Billion on Big Data in 2012
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
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 [Venture Capital] Gerald Kearby, 1947-2012
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 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.
- [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.