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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What the Government Can Do. And What It Can't.
    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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] What I *Would Have* Said at TechCrunch Disrupt
    There are real changes in the venture capital industry and it would have been fun to talk about them.  I said almost nothing in the 30 minutes. Dave McClure argued passionately that since the overwhelming majority of exits are sub $100 million we need to readjust how much capital goes in. Answer: Not much. It’s a shame.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
    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. Tuesday, December 01, 2009.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
    Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. But, there’s a problem… and the problem is simple:  governments should not allow this thing to exist. As the Mt.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010
    And And after 30 years of Venture investing we still have a hard time articulating why. Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. How To Pick A Co-Founder , by Naval Ravikant (Venture Hacks). Why You Should Write. Kanye West.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Former Facebookers: Where Are They Now?
    million from investors including American Express and Comcast Ventures. Launched out of San Francisco in 2010, the company now has a total of $42 million in funding from investors such as Index Ventures and Redpoint. Facebook's first intern got a hefty investment in his own start-up this week. His first fund raised $450 million.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Do Venture Capitalists Really Deserve Half a Billion Dollars in Taxpayer Money?
    Two government programs designed help fund critical, long-shot technology have recently been opened to venture firms. But is this the sort of development venture capitalists do best? According to the National Venture Capital Association, 169 venture capital firms raised $18.7 billion in 2011. No longer.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Thoughts on Investing
    And several VC funds are set up to provide follow-on capital to startups backed by Sequoia, Benchmark, Khosla, and other tippity-top-tier venture funds. That’s because capital is flowing into the system and, therefore, there is more demand. Richard Branson. And maybe that’s a good thing. On Social Proof. On Angels.
  • ALTGATE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth.
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists Exploiting a Position of Power → If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth… Posted on June 13, 2009 by fnazeeri You knew this was coming. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Timeline: Russian eCommerce Leaders
    The website had over 3M registered users by 2009, raised around $21M funding from Index Ventures, Holtztbrinck and Cisco and reported revenue of $60M by mid-2010. June 2010 Sapato - This online shoestore raised about $1M funding from Direct Group and eVenture Capital Partners. Image by zizzybaloobah
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Small business Congress-watch: Two Reasons to Call Your Representative!
    If an investor puts up to $100,000 into a high technology small venture, they would receive a tax credit of as much as 20% of their investment! This proposal is to create a fund that investment companies will be able tap into for a share of $100 Million in government support for venture capital. Hard to believe, but it is true.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Venture Capital] AngelList Markets Tour, Part 2
    It’s also the nature of venture capital to chase new markets, whether it’s a broad new market like Mobile or a specific one like Location Based Services. Finally, we replaced the text-box with a nice autocomplete form: I think we now have the most accurate set of venture capital market names in the world.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] AS Discussions: Sequoia Capital raises 1.3 Billion Fund
    Venture capitalism is doing fine, if there's believing the over-subscribing of Sequoia's latest fund by some 300 million USD. Click here to read more about discussion item
  • SILICONHILLS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Pivot3 Gets $14 Million in Financing
    Pivot3 has closed on $14 million in venture capital. InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial Capital Partners led the round, according to a news release. Other funders included Focus Ventures, Lightspeed Partners, Silver Creek Ventures, Northleaf Ventures and Wilson Sonsini. Austin
  • SILICONHILLS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Macheen Lands $10 Million in Financing
    The Austin-based company reports its existing investors including GemVentures, North Bridge Venture Capital and DFJ Mercury participated in the latest funding round. Macheen Inc. provider of cloud-based services and broadband connectivity, has closed on $10 million in funding. Austin Technology
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    This means considering what the opportunity cost for working on a high risk venture is relative to other things they can spend their time on. But then again, you may be better of going out and getting an investor to help you fund your even higher risk venture. These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. Step 2.
  • BRYCE DOT VC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] OATV Fund III
    With all of the turmoil in startupland and the world of venture fund raising we feel extremely fortunate to have been able to raise this new fund and to have done it in such a short amount of time. In several cases these rounds will allow companies to easily clear the hurdles of more traditional venture capital firms. years.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Atomico Buys 20% Of Klarna For €11 Million
    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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Christine: Top 5 Best Practices for Disaster Relief
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to tame comment trolls « 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. The comment hasn’t vanished. Comments » 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] One difference between VCs and Entrepreneurs « Lightspeed Venture.
    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. These are usually difficult or impossible to reverse.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Flinch based pricing « 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. It must have been back in the mid-’70s. Reply 4.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Social Gaming Summit coming up in June « Lightspeed Venture.
    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. How about a cookie or a snack? Hope to see you there.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Skyfire Launches v1.0 of Mobile Browser « Lightspeed Venture.
    Sources: IAB and Lightspeed venture partners [.] 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] focusing on copy can dramatically improve user response
    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. Talk to people! Why aren’t they adopting your software?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Gaming business models: Freemium beats advertising « Lightspeed.
    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. His solution? Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
    [Venture Capital] When your brand becomes a verb « 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. What am I forgetting ? Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] How to measure how well an online media company is scaling.
    post was originally published on Lightspeed Ventures Blog and is reposted here with permission. Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners shifts his view to the factors involved in scalability of online media companies. post was originally published on Lightspeed Ventures Blog and is reposted here with permission. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] More Consolidation to Come in Social Gaming « Lightspeed Venture.
    Tweets that mention More Consolidation to Come in Social Gaming « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - August 17, 2010 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. trackback These are interesting times in the social gaming industry. Reply 2.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Good Science vs. Good Business
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. After all, venture is supposed to be "risk capital.") The second risk, Execution risk, is also good risk -- if the team needs help, we can usually work with the entrepreneurs to recruit talent to make the enterprise successful. CasaSiegel. and Web 3.0"
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Leadership
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Leadership. There have been hints in my blog that I love dancing. Posted Monday, March 01, 2010. Email This BlogThis! Labels: VC:VC , Whimsy.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Understanding a VC’s Seed Funding Policy is Critical
    Many (Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, True Ventures, GRP Partners, Mike Hirshland at Polaris Ventures) do it the right way – we treat it as a normal investment and we don’t have a “options&# strategy with our investment.  I’ve done 4 seed investments in the past year and they are 100% referenceable. 3.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Interview with Mark McGuinness; Free eBook and Course
    But I’m writing about a very specific type of entrepreneurship – small, agile businesses that are created without venture capital, payroll, big offices – or even the ambition to grow big, in terms of headcount. Mark McGuinness is many things in one – he is competent, creative, caring and COOL! Entrepreneur.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
    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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Online video CPMs can't hold up « 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. TV CPMs are at $6-10. Comments » 1. Reply 4.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] People under the age of 30 use Myspace more than Facebook.
    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. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [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.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Sloppy Reporting from The New York Times on Carried Interest Debate
    But I cheated and peeked at my email late Saturday afternoon and discovered an email from a friend saying, "I'm surprised to see you take such a public stance on the capital gains tax rates," with a link to a New York Times article on the topic. I swore I would go offline for much of Memorial Day Weekend. towards investment and job creation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Round-up: Start-ups & the Election
    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
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"
    This from a man who knows from having made bigger investments that are smaller : Duncan Davidson, Managing Director of Menlo Park-based Bullpen Capital. The way startup funding worked at the turn of the decade, he describes, small firms would raise "seed round" capital from friends and family to get off the ground. The question is why?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    concluded that this dynamic, which allowed a startup to take multiple “shots on goal” with a venture capital investment, was what had brought renewed investor interest to gaming, an industry that had largely been financed by publishing deals. This has changed dramatically. Game design has improved, as has design and art.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] First Round Capital is a Firm with No Principals
    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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Announcing Thomas Grota of Deutsche Telecom's investment arm at Arctic15
    For ArcticStartup''s third annual event, we''re also putting on stage Thomas Grota, Investment Director at T-Venture Holding (the corporate Venture Capital arm of Deutschte Telekom). Justin Waldron : Co-founder Zynga Paul Bragiel : Investor at I/O Ventures. He exited Swoodoo to Kayak.com in 2010. Acclaimed author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins: Talented Designers Wanted
    The venture capital firm announced the launch of a new fellowship program matching student designers with internships at portfolio companies. This past summer, 30 students got a taste of start-up life in Silicon Valley as engineering fellows at portfolio companies of the venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
  • 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed in 2011 « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 8, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Apparently she’s seen the commercials.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] DNN: The Death News Network - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Content & App Distribution | Main | The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Geek Meets Chic; Feet Meet Floor. Just Dance (GaGa) - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « With Apologies to Kathy Sierra & Paul Graham: Make Something Users Care About. 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape
    The most important belt that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act loosens concerns the amount of capital a new company may raise through the sale of securities in a 12-month period. Crowdfunding is an efficient way for entrepreneurs to raise seed capital," the editors wrote. Number of U.S. Credit: Prof. Sponsor. Ritter. Discuss.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1
    The guy who replaced him invented the idea of the modern corporation. Understanding the future of entrepreneurship may depend on understanding the contribution each of them made in the past. This is the first of several posts on Durant versus Sloan. Alfred P. Sloan In the middle of the 20th Century Alfred P. There’s the Alfred P. car market.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.
    1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 on the dollar through 6/30/08. October 13, 2008 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Venture Capital.
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] IVC - Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q3 / 2010
    The following are the findings of the IVC-GKH Quarterly Private Equity (PE) Survey conducted by IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 years has been at the forefront of private equity, high-tech and venture capital research and data in Israel. By Marianna Shapira, Research Manager, IVC Research Center Introduction. and U.K.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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  |  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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Story Behind “The Secret History” Part IV: Library Hours at an.
    All You Can Read Without a Library Card It was 1978. Here I was, a very junior employee of ESL, a company with its hands in the heart of our Cold War strategy. Clueless about the chess game being played in Washington, I was just a minion in a corporate halfway house in between my military career and entrepreneurship. The reality was pretty humbling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Web 3.0 isn't the Semantic Web, it's Hailstorm 2.0. Why it Matters.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital, The Long Tail of Cool, & The Friends List. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.
  • 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, 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?
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] SEC Registration Rules for Non-US Fund Managers
    These included, among others: the ' Public Affairs Executive ', representing the whole of the European private equity industry; the Alternative Investment Management Association, representing hedge funds globally; and the national private equity and venture capital associations for China, Hong Kong and Singapore. By SJ Berwin LLP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Eureka! National Science Foundation's I-Corps Trains a New Generation of Scientists in Business
    The combination of venture capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering). Until today. Gues
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] SEC Proposes Rule Disqualifying Felons And Bad Actors From Rule
    Haimm and Luc Attlan of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. A new rule proposed by the SEC on May 25 would add a hurdle for companies seeking to raise capital in a private placement offering. By Neil K. The SEC's proposed new rule would prohibit the use of Rule 506 if felons or other "bad actors" are involved in the offering. Conclusion. Neil K.
  • 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?
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Other People's Platforms: You Down With OPP? Yeah, U Know Me.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Securitizing Happiness (v0.9): Solving the Worlds Problems by Creating Trillion-Dollar Asset Classes for Individuals, Small Business & Natural Resources | Main | Bill Gates is LinkedIn, and Kay Luo works miracles. The Internet Revolution, Act III.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Bill Gates is LinkedIn, and Kay Luo works miracles. - Master of.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Other Peoples Platforms: You Down With OPP? 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? er, Dorsey.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
    [Venture Capital] MySpace Strikes a Pose, There's Nothing To It. (Chris DeWolfe's.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Bill Gates is LinkedIn, and Kay Luo works miracles. 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  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Room with a View - Master of 500 Hats
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « MySpace Strikes a Pose, Theres Nothing To It. 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? More Jobs.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Kara breaks another one: Sheryl Sandberg to join Facebook as COO.
    Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Room with a View | Main | Chris Messina & The DiSo Project: Distributed Social Networking Starts HERE. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
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