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ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Atomico Buys 20% Of Klarna For €11 Million
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Zennström has stated that he founded the company in 2006 after "seeing that new technology would disrupt not just consumer markets, but the venture-capital industry itself," so it should be interesting to see what future he predicts for Klarna Klarna recently saw some of their ownership change hands.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] BehavioSec Secures 1M Euro Investment Lead By Conor Venture Partners
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
Conor Venture Partners , Partnerinvest Norr and Innovationsbron will invest 1 million euro into BehavioSec , a Sweden based security startup to accelerate its growth and internationalisation. BehavioSec is a spin off from Luleå University of Technology and the company was founded in 2007. There are two solutions they offer.
- [Venture Capital] Sources of Capital - Private Equity
Private equity is a term used to broadly group funds and investment companies that provide capital on a negotiated basis generally to private businesses. This category of firms is a superset that includes venture capital, buyout-also called leveraged buyout (LBO)-mezzanine, and growth equity or expansion funds. PRIVATE EQUITY.
- [Venture Capital] Secured Bridge Loans to Emerging Companies
Recent initial public offerings bring hope of improved liquidity for venture capital investments. But venture capitalists (VCs) and the companies they incubate continue to face turbulent economic conditions in 2010. IPO activity, which hit its zenith in 2006 and 2007, will remain depressed in the foreseeable future.
- [Venture Capital] The Dilution Concern for Founders
Then, I remind them of the old saying in the commercial real estate business: "There are three rules for making money in commercial real estate and they are Location, Location, Location." I then migrate that old joke to the venture capital business. Sound off on this week's buzz in the Comments Section
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [Venture Capital] Preparing an effective executive summary
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
PREPARING AN EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — OR “TEASER” TO LAND VENTURE CAPITAL FINANCING. An effective executive summary — also known as a “teaser” — is a crucial tool that helps entrepreneurs catch the eye of venture capitalists and other sophisticated investors. By: Ted D. Rosen, Esq.,
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Steve Case's Reddit AMA Reveals Striking Apology From Former Teen Hacker
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
… We believe impact investing is at a tipping point… Just as we saw startups and venture capital develop over the past fifty years, we think we''ll see social enterprises and impact investing develop over the next fifty years." The questioner then took the opportunity to apologize to Case. Yikes!" replied Case.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 10: The Video Spigot « Steve Blank
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
And I got to experience a type of customer buying behavior I had never seen before – the Novelty Effect. But the team believed adding video as an integral part of an operating system and user experience (where there had only been text and still images) would be transformative. The software was idiot proof. My first IPO at Convergent.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] The Future Of Finnish Fintech Is Bright
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
And it’s a gap that the magical combo of geeks in T-shirts and venture capital have been all too happy to fill. Our guest blogger, John Hill from Zervant wants to tell why fintech is big – and why Finland is the place to look for it. From the Ashes of the Multinational Comes the Start-up Phoenix. And the change isn’t just economic.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their.
| THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
June 21, 2007 in Internet , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Internet|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
December 31, 2008 in Internet , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Internet|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
December 31, 2008 in Software , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Venture Capital. Software|Venture Capital|Wall Street|. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] TechJournal Journeys South
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community One of my favorite publications when I was investing across North Carolina was the TriangleTechJournal and I was sad to lose it when launching Inflexion further South. In fact, I pushed a few folks to connect with TTJ about launching a Florida version.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] AxoGen Strikes a Nerve
| MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Gainesville-based AxoGen , Inc. has landed $7.75M to help people walk, write and maybe even smile like "Smiling Bob" again. They are neighbors here at Gainesville's tech incubator GTEC and good friends.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Florida Posts 2nd Fastest Tech Job Growth in the US
| FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community The AeA just announced the results of their Cyberstates 2006 report and Florida had an impressive showing. Early stage dollars continue to be a missing piece of that puzzle, but we're moving in the right direction.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Groovy Man
| TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community While reading some of the MashupCamp stories and planning a FL version, I ran across a Jacksonville BarCamp coming up June 17th. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Check it out.
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.
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
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Money Loves Mobile: VC Highlights From 2012
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Venture capital database CB Insights released its latest Venture Capital Activity report Tuesday, which showed that while overall VC investment fell by 7.5 According to a CB Insights survey, VC activity in the mobile sector increased in 2012. Mobile VC investment was up 75 percent versus the third quarter of 2011.
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?
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: May 23rd – June 13th
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
No Venture Capital Needed or Wanted [link] “taking venture capital can be risky…founders often fail to read the fine print” “Be worthy of trust; sweat the details; aim higher; ‘we’ not ‘I’; & the fifth is…a smiling cupcake.”- Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. link].
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.
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 (email@example.com) ← 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).
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.
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] 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.
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.
- [Venture Capital] How to Find a Job at the Right Startup for You
For those of you who want to get in on the ground floor of a new venture, but haven’t yet worked up the nerve to start your own, begin with a job at a startup. Visit venture capital websites. But first you should ask yourself if you are prepared for the realities. Start networking. Start here for a list of VC organizations.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
- [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.
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.
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.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Ben Parr
| SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
This week, we present Ben Parr , Co-founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund , a seed-stage venture capital fund, and author of the book “ Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention ” (which I highly recommend). To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” qxiArdmhCCU.
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
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
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.
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.
- [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.
- [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.