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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Does the JOBS Act Help These IPOs?
    According to Renaissance Capital, 71 percent of all IPOs this year have come from companies that have filed confidentially. Nearly 200 companies are expected to go public this year, in no small part due to the president''s bill. And most filed confidential IPOs, courtesy of the JOBS Act. So why are so many filing confidentially? Timing.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Martyrs, or How to be Miserable and Inefficient
    Rather, the unhappiest people I know are also some of the smartest and hardest-working. But they’re also martyrs, a dangerous and under-appreciated workplace pathology. Approximately every tenth highly intelligent person I meet is a martyr. Martyrs have an addiction to making themselves miserable for the sake of others.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Two reasons why we need large indigenous tech companies
    According to the National Venture Capital Association (of America) ninety-two percent of job creation comes after IPO. For a while now I’ve been saying that large indigenous tech companies are a vital component of a healthy startup ecosystem. The good news is that we are doing better and better at this in Europe.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Last word on Venn Diagrams
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Last word on Venn Diagrams. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Cycling , Tech industry , Whimsy. comment: stefano. Posts.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur
    chair the Selection Committee of the Arizona Angels, and have been an active Angel investor as General Partner of Lobodos Ventures over the last thirteen years. AttachSoft started with a novel idea, raised $7M in venture funding, but then closed its doors within months of the financing, returning much of the capital raised.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: The Path of Warriors and Winners.
    Once that proof is obtained, the company can go through the last two steps of Customer Creation and Company Building to capitalize on the opportunity it has found and validated. This post describes a solution – the  Customer Development Model. The difference is that the ones that succeed invent a Customer Development model. Order Here.
  • COLORADO STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] University of Colorado Denver – Annual Business Plan Competition
    CU Denver's Bard Center is hosting their 10th annual business plan competition on June 10th, and it's open to all early stage Colorado based companies which have not yet received significant Angel or Venture Capital funding.  . Orientation for the 10th Annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is coming up.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Funding, startup traction and news from Latvia: September
    Alex Wyatt , a business angel from Australia with impressive background has invested in the company together with Imprimatur Capital who had provided them a €50,000 soft loan earlier. The Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia has approved amendments to rules on technology transfer and venture capital. Funding rounds. Startup traction.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Well whaddya know. 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. er, Dorsey.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Silicon Valley: Only Game in Town?
    venture capital investing activity, Silicon Valley is the nation’s unrivaled tech early technology investing epicenter. As the stories above illustrate, deal prices there are high , and there is more money than ever (including $7 billion in fresh capital raised last quarter) chasing fewer and fewer deals. With 41% of all U.S.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Predictions for 2012
    This will create opportunities for early-stage venture funds, which will have had a lot of their homework done for them in the seed rounds and inevitable thinning of the herds. There will continue to be more venture capital placed than makes sense because of the perverse incentives created by the 2/20 model. Android 4.0
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Money Loves Mobile: VC Highlights From 2012
    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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff
    On Wednesday, a group of 13 companies presented to 50 investors, looking to raise an aggregate of $16 million in capital. The companies were all part of Capital Innovators, an accelerator venture fund that has been operating since last fall. To be successful, a venture needs this laser focus. Two events this week in St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Can't Get a Loan? Don't Feel Singled Out
    Acquiring capital is always at least an issue if not outright problem for entrepreneurs. For example, the 2012 level of venture capital investments in most companies was about 60 percent of 2007 levels. Start-up rates continue to be off pace from before the financial collapse because money has been so tight. percent last year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 4 Things a VC Will Never Tell You
    To hear them tell it, venture capitalists aren't too different from entrepreneurs. As Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of BookRenter says, “A venture capitalist is first and foremost a money manager. ”) Venture funds share this “two-and-twenty” structure with hedge funds and private equity funds. They greate jobs.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Congrats Mint :) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Turning off the email auto-responder. 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? Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Web 2.0 Expo SF: Series of Tubes + Startup Metrics 101 - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Google Q1 2008 Earnings: "Comscore, Eat My Shorts." | Main | Startup Metrics 101: a Product & Marketing Workshop (@ Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « 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. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Q: How in Holy Hell are Facebook, Slide, Ning, & "Toy Apps" worth.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! 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?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MicroHooFreude! 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. Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Mike Speiser is Laserlike on Spreadsheets 2.0 - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Memo to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, & AOL: How to Turn 500M email logins into Facebook Platform & a Crapload of Revenue. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] RockYou Raises $35M from Doll Capital - Master of 500 Hats
    Posted by Dave on Monday, June 09, 2008 at 08:16 AM in Facebookaholic , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : dcm , doll capital , gspeast08 , jia shen , lance tokuda , ro choy , rockyou Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DNN: The Death News Network | Main | Finishing Dead Last. 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! Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] STARTonomics.com: Simple, Actionable Metrics for Startup Success.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Finishing Dead Last. 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. er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6.
    Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : Andrew Chen , Silicon Valley , Startup Metrics , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Digg This | Save to del.icio.us 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Become a Web 2.0 Metrics Jedi: Using Product & Marketing Metrics.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On) | Main | Do Re Mi (Antwerp) » Friday, April 03, 2009 Become a Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « DMC Metamorphosis :) | Main | US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) » Saturday, June 06, 2009 The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] US Startup Investment Market Overview (Startonomics Tokyo, June.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « US Platforms & Social Networking (Startonomics Tokyo, June 2009) | Main | Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) - Master.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Your SOLUTION is Not My PROBLEM | Main | fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups » Saturday, August 29, 2009 Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) Want to meet geeks, startups, VCs, and other folks in DC and/or Europe?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Gordon Gekko 2.0:   (COUGH) Posted by Dave on Monday, October 05, 2009 at 12:31 AM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : glenn kelman , redfin , wrong Digg This | Save to del.icio.us
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] An American Geek in Paris (LeWeb) - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 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! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 500 Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER. agree that tuning with the least amount of capital till customers start buying is the way to go. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « 500 Startups | Main | The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. 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  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Why NOT to do a Startup -- becuz yer Gonna FAIL. 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  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. ” Then the fun starts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. However, thats it. Thats it. Any comments? Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Fog of Entrepreneurship. Optimizing resources is tough enough, and you can generally count your resources. Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2011. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome?really close now
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. An added goal is that it should be done for that price on-demand, and within a day. Newer Post.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
    [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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC The Exit
    This is a VC:VC post - comparing venture cycling with venture capital. I am going to talk about "The Exit", which is a focus of attention in the venture capital world, and much less in the venture cycling world. At the end of the day a venture capital firm is always working towards a successful exit.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Top startup articles of the week
    The eight best questions we got while raising venture capital 6 ways to use Ning for business Hiring is hard. Enjoy and have a great weekend! SMBs to Increase 2010 Email Marketing, Social Media Spend How and why you really can raise prices Making Stuff Up Good question! Here’s proof. Do you really even need VC?
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Keep the People Attending Your Conference Alive
    The food movement is one of the reasons for the rapid growth of Plated , a ff Venture Capital portfolio company which makes it easy and fast to prepare home-cooked meals. Many of us use them in the ff Venture Capital “ Fitness Office.” Do you organize events?  Do you like your attendees alive? Sitting kills.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Study: Going Public Zaps a Start-up's Innovation
    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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 1: Are Those My Initials?
    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….
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014
    [Venture Capital] A Good Year
    Having left venture capital, I figured many of my readers wouldn''t necessarily care about the things I''d have to write about in 2013. I thought I''d kick off my return to work this year with a blog post. spent the past two weeks mostly out of the office and in a kind of semi-vacation state. You fill in the blanks. Enjoy 2014
  • CASASIEGEL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: A Thought on Board Meetings
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Executives need to bring their “A” game as they are “always selling”; and, the CEO, in particular, is always raising money (especially if one is in a venture-backed startup). Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Posted by.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Switching Costs
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged business model , freemium , startup , switching costs. looked around and ultimately decided to use TypePad by Six Apart. Well, after a couple of years and 150+ blog posts, it became clear I had made the wrong choice. Network Solutions.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Startup Executive Compensation Scorecard
    Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Management , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged bonus , compensation , compstudy , equity , founder , pay , salary , startup. This is the 11th year for the survey and the biggest year ever in terms of participation. The options available are seen in the image below.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting
    2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital.  I had multiple term sheets to do my Series A financing. This was pre Venture Hacks so not a lot of help on terms on the Net. The meme was kicked off by Chris Dixon with this post saying that term sheets need to be simplified and align investor / founder interests.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
    [Venture Capital] 5 startup investments in 5 industries: How can Practica Capital handle this?
    Donatas Keras , the partner responsible for early-stage investments at Practica Capital, comments on the peculiar mix: These radically different startups have the most important thing in common: a potential for high-growth business and long-term value. Donatas Keras , Partner at Practica Capital. How did Practica Capital contribute?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay
    Here I talked about Lending Club where I understand hedge fund managers are now deploying capital to lend directly against pools of borrowers. Venture capital will be easy and then hard. Collaborative consumption is the path to growth for successful businesses, explains the internet entrepreneur. Kudos. Prices down. Network Up.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Creative Capital Advantage
    For the entrepreneur, creative capital can be the catalyst to compel investors to sign on earlier in the start-up process. These creative assets brought our start-up venture to life and made it easier to evaluate and compel investors, partners and vendors to believe in our start-up and want to work with us earlier in the process.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Google Android's Ice Cream Sandwich - Epic Fail
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Sunday, December 18, 2011. and was psyched to get it. What a disaster -- and thats an understatement. When my wife updated her iPhone 3 to iOS4 her phone became unusable it was so slow. Theyve ruined my $500 phone.
  • WWW.FROZENNORTH.ORG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The cult of the NDA
    To all those entrepreneurs with innovative, unique business ideas who want to capitalize on them before someone else does, I have one piece of advice: Get over it. Good venture capitalists understand this, and many will refuse to sign an NDA before looking at a business plan. "The more I find out, the less I know.". You can. magazine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Grindr as a Lifestyle Business
    Did you take venture capital? My top piece of advice to entrepreneurs is do everything you can not to raise capital. Joel Simkhai founded the location-aware hookup app five years ago. Things haven''t gone as planned. Bizarrely enough, it''s smooth sailing now. Its utility also hinges on being location-aware. How did you grow?
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Grass is Often Greener on Your Side of the Chasm
    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. Oil and Water: Mobile Apps and Fast Iteration Due Your Diligence The Best Tech Ventures Pursue Vision First and Mon.
  • PROFESSOR VC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Card Counting for Investors
    Ive written previously about Right Side Capital Management (RCSM) , the latest in my post earlier this year, " How Much Diligence is Due. " (Full disclosure: I am an investor and adviser in RCSM.) So we focus on specific aspects of a proposed venture that we can evaluate with minimal ambiguity. Venture Hacks. Venture News.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. This time last week I arrived in Berkeley, CA to support my brother Andy and his two children. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Abraham.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Launch Your Own Startup Part 4 (money, culture and becoming a manager)
    Wunderlist is the first business I secured the interest of experienced investors, including Atomico , Earlybird and T-Venture. Don’t pitch too early, and don’t pitch to world-class venture capitalists before you are ready. Stefan Tirtey, Partner at Doughty Hanson Ventures , created this document with Berlin early stage investors.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Fred Wilson wrote an excellent post in response to Claire Cain Miller's article in the New York Times titled " Venture Capital Returns Dip Below Zero." So what's really going on?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Disclosure and Brain Pickings
    Also, in full disclosure, Maria works in a space called Studiomates that is not only full of awesome people, but the network of people around it is throwing off cool venture backed startups left and right like Sherpaa , Editorially , and Tinybop. Disclosure: I am friends with Maria Popova. Well, we're not great friends. I'm not sure.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Shortest Starbucks Order
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Shortest Starbucks Order. Back in 2006 I posted on The Longest Starbucks Order (it is still a good traffic-source from Google searches). sheryl k.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Q&A with Rice Alliance
    And some of our core flagship programs are venture capital conferences that we hold each year, in energy, and in IT and in life sciences. And we’ve had over a thousand companies pitch at the venture capital forums over the history of the Rice Alliance, and they’ve raised over 2 billion dollars in funding.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: State of the SaaS 13: Q1 2010 Sentiment
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Friday, March 12, 2010.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SlideShare launches AdShare, LeadShare: Performance-based social.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong | Main | RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Top 7 Unrestricted Cash Awards in Business Plan Competitions
    200K in unrestricted cash ($75K Business / $50K Social Venture / $75K Tech). 150K in unrestricted cash ($75K business track, $75K social venture). The Harvard Business School New Venture Competition “provides a unique opportunity for HBS students—working with classmates and others—to investigate and launch a new business venture.”
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! (FoWA London, Oct.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « GeeksOnaPlane @ Ignite Paris (Brady Forrest) | Main | Gordon Gekko 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Bernard Lunn: Microsoft=Ali, Google=Foreman, & "Web 3.0" = "Rumble.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Iron Mike Tells Stan Lee to Fuck Off. 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? Nope, CPM Sucks.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Very Close USA-China Olympic Medal Race (if you count points.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebook Inbox 666: Number of The Zuck | Main | Andrew Chen Knows How to Get PAID. 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] TonchiDot Sekai Camera (aka World Camera): "Look Up, Not Down! We.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « OMG. 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? Fook Me?
  • FRED DESTIN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
    [Venture Capital] On risk taking in the venture world
    Nick Britton wrote a great, well-researched piece on venture capital which I encourage you to read ( A Crisis in Venture Capital ). He has a point, but the capital crunch maybe more of a driving factor here :-). Venture is all about taking managed risk. want to look at risk-return in more detail here.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q2 / H1 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 remainder of capital came from foreign investors as well as from non-VC Israeli investors.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Indian Company Plugs Gap In Google's Enterprise Solution
    No investment is possible without that validation, whether it is government grants (and there is quite a bit of that available for clean energy projects) or angel or venture capital. It's simply a capital-intensive business that needs money. Sponsor. One of the primary drivers of the switch is cost. second is collaboration.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The 5 Best States In America For New Business
    It has invested $500 million in capital since its inception. North Carolina is also one of the top states in the country for venture capital investment. Over the past forty years, venture capitalists poured $8 billion into nearly 500 companies in the state. by   Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Texas. Idaho.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Top European (+Nordic and Baltic) Startup Events for the Rest of 2015
    Webrazzi Istanbul , 21-22 October Tickets from 600€ Webrazzi Summit 2015 is a premium internet event and will cover a range of topics including Digital Marketing, Social Media, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Angel Investment, Online Gaming, Mobile Applications and more. At ArcticStartup, we’re event junkies. The Events. Pretty cool!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Need Cash? Your Biggest Competitor Is Offering--For A Price
    While that''s a drop in the bucket in terms of small business'' overall financial needs, the programs address a seed funding gap for startups that banks and venture capitalists don''t address. At the end of this mentoring process, they are introduced to potential venture capital investors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Private Tech Company Acquisitions Are Up: Report
    percent between 2011 and 2012 as a result of tech buildup in New York City, talent acquisitions by technology sector heavy-hitters, and large non-technology companies launching online ventures, according to a report released Tuesday. The number of private technology company acquisitions increased 20.1 percent in 2012.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Get Rid of the Accreditation Requirement
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Get Rid of the Accreditation Requirement Get Rid of the Accreditation Requirement As anyone who has tried to raise angel capital knows, there are strict restrictions on taking money from individual investors. Anyone can buy public equity.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Who's An Entrepreneur-Talk with the Kauffman Foundation « Steve Blank
    Translation: They write checks for $100 Million dollars a year.) The Churchill Club , Silicon Valley’s largest public affairs organization, invited Carl Schramm , president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and I to talk about entrepreneurship. Rich Karlgaard , publisher of Forbes and co-founder of the Churchill Club refereed the event.
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
    [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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [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
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade
    It is clear to me, after doing these strategy sessions for over two years, that entrepreneurs need a lot more training on positioning and go-to-market, financing strategies, including alternative financing besides venture capital. Sponsor. As usual, then, I worked with three entrepreneurs working on specific businesses. Juju Band.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Interview with Ben Holmes of Index Ventures
    Ben Holmes has been a partner at Index Ventures since 2002, and has been heavily involved with Index's investments in Europe. We actually have two funds vehicles: one is a venture fund for up to €10-15 million investments while the growth fund is for €10-50 million investments. They're based in the U.S., Yes, our U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
    If the government was really serious about helping small business, they'd find better ways to make capital accessible for true small businesses. Howard Schultz has a venture fund that provides venture capital for food startups. Before his talk, DeLuca sat down with Inc. Below are edited excerpts from their conversation.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: The Benefits of Perspective
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Monday, March 21, 2011. The Benefits of Perspective. I had lunch last week with one of my former students from Stanford. hope you are having fun!” Ergo, she better be sure to enjoy the ride. Posted by. at 7:33 AM.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Legal Challenges Related To Crowdfunding: Volume 2
    Antti advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions. Antti has also worked on numerous capital markets transactions. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Antti Hemmilä, a Specialist Partner at Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd. Friends, Family … the Crowd? million or more.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: January 19th – February 9th
    Quora: When a founder is already worth $1B, why would they need or want to seek Venture Capital for a new start-up? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Cheers, Scott.  . Top 5 Tweets. 1fC9NT6. LilXap.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their.
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
    [Venture Capital] TechJournal Journeys South
    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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen Strikes a Nerve
    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  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Posts 2nd Fastest Tech Job Growth in the US
    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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Groovy Man
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Battle of the Founders
    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.
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