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500 HATS [Venture Capital] Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « User Engagement Panel @ SNAP Summit 2.0 (SF) -- Questions? » Thursday, March 27, 2008 Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital, The Long Tail of Cool, & The Friends List. Q: Social Networks still Sexy? Part II!
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
NEW LAW FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS OFFERS LOWER TAXES, HIGHER GRANT. The Israel Parliament (“Knesset ) recently approved the new Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments directed at supporting the industrial sector with a wide range of programs. See the January 2011 edition after the jump. billion. Intel Israel Ltd.’s
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Venture Capital] Startups Wait For the ‘Super Angels’ to Descend
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
It is no secret that the world of venture capital (VCs) has been turned upside down by the recession, and the many other changes in the marketplace. I see now emerging a new wave of investors, popularly known as “super angels,” micro-VCs, or “super-seed” investors. Every early-stage startup should explore this new funding alternative.
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.
- [Venture Capital] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5. State of Venture Capital: Less Money, Smaller Funds 11. The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. 1. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? 3.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
- [Venture Capital] Fred Wilson Q&A: The Legendary Investor Talks Retirement, Tumblr's Exit, and Getting Over a Tough Year
It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a "half-way decent" venture capitalist. Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga, Tumblr and Twitter investor might step away from the firm he co-founded, Union Square Ventures, and retire. But stepping away from his day-to-day role at Union Square Ventures has crossed his mind.
WWW.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.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] The “Good” Student « Steve Blank
| TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
love Google. think its one of the smartest companies out there. And it hires very smart people from the best schools. And if you meet their criteria of a “good student”, you ought to go to work there. Or Microsoft or IBM. BTW, by the standards mentioned in the Times article, the following people would never have been interviewed or hired at Google.
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] Nordic And Baltic Funding Rounds In November 2015
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
Investors: Fourier transform , Karolinska Development and SEB Venture Capital Sportlala $ 700,000.00 (Seed Round) Sportlala is an online shopping club for sporting goods. Investors: Aggregate Media Funds and Chalmers Ventures. Investor: Spintop Ventures Noccela $ 605,049.00 Investors: Shanda Group and NSA Ventures.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Has The Next Bubble Arrived?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
company called Color (app by the same name) announced today that they received $41 million for their photo sharing app from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Venture capital isn't a business model. Back then, I said no. Today, I'm not so sure anymore. How did the launch of Color go then?
- [Venture Capital] SEC Registration Rules for Non-US Fund Managers
These included, among others: the ' Public Affairs Executive ', representing the whole of the European private equity industry; the Alternative Investment Management Association, representing hedge funds globally; and the national private equity and venture capital associations for China, Hong Kong and Singapore. By SJ Berwin LLP.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #163 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
How One Startup Grew a $100M Business Without Spending Venture Capital | Forbes – [link]. Chicago venture picture better than U.S. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Time is rough to presidents. Forbes – [link].
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Want Venture Capital Funding? Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Just got acquired?
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.
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Goodbye Industrial Robotics; Hello Rock Stars
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
In other words, why should you exist as a business? I was lucky enough in my career to be with a venture capital firm, to have looked at more than 100 different businesses. Gordon Mayer's first job out of college was working for a start-up company creating industrial robots. But Mayer got burnt out and quit working in 2000.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Venture Capital] “The Magnificent Seven of Entrepreneurial Investment:” What Investors Are Looking For!
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
” Here are the seven key criteria that most investors will look for when determining whether or not to make an investment in your business. I’ve written countless articles and blog posts about raising capital. Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or small business owner, in business for years, raising capital is hard.
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Report: Indeed.com Sells for $1 Billion
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
The company was co-founded by Rony Kahan and Forster in 2004 and received $5 million in venture capital from a variety of investors including Union Square Ventures and Allen & Company, VentureBeat reports The job search website was acquired by Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd, but will remain an independent operating unit.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Youngstown, Ohio: A Fascinating Economic History
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Tech start-ups are often funded by venture capital -- and VC firms have no qualms about selling a company as soon as it achieves some success and letting it be swept out of town. Using the Youngtown, Ohio, Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute as a model, the president called for Congress to pass legislation to fund 15 more.
- [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.
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto
| THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
We've only, we've got to date with very little capital. We've never done a venture capital round. Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. And the first one is "Talk is cheap. Execution sets you apart." And we think it's all about execution.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] S3 Ventures Invests in Metal Networks
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
S3 Ventures, a leading Texas venture capital firm, led the round. After its 2013 graduation from SURGE Ventures’ accelerator program, Metal Networks is using this latest round of funding to extend its growth and sales. Enterprise metal networks S3 ventures
AUSTIN STARTUP [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million In Funding
| TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies. Returning investors include Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Civitas Learning today announced $8.75 Enterprise civitas
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] HBS Student Business Plan Contest Finalists
| MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged Boston , HBS student business plan contest , startup. Apparently there are 12 semifinalists (listed below). The finals judging is later this month. expect they’re all equally as interesting. wish them all the best!
- [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q3 / 2010
The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. The data suggest a slow recovery in the local high-tech sector's ability to raise capital. million.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] VCs Bet $1.4 Billion on Big Data in 2012
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Venture capital investment in big data has gotten, well, big, according to a report from law firm Orrick and research firm CB Insights. Top deal makers in 2012 were SV Angel, Sequoia Capital, IA Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and First Round Capital. You've undoubtedly heard of big data.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Gerald Kearby, 1947-2012
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Liquid Audio raised $2 million in venture capital, then raised another $63 million in an initial public offering. Before iTunes, there was Gerald Kearby's Liquid Audio. What a great business idea: Sell music digitally over the Internet, respecting copyright laws and channeling money back to musicians, songwriters, and record companies.
- [Venture Capital] What Can A Falafel Truck Teach Us About How To Do Business?
For others, such as the venture capital group I work for, location isn’t nearly as important, as most of our dealings happen online. Who you align yourself with – or – who you keep your roads open to can bring you a great deal of success in your online ventures. 2. Well, two lunches is better than one, right? Bonus! Louis.
VENTURE HACKS [Venture Capital] VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
The interview was inspired by these posts (in chronological order): Venture Hacks: Keep your Series A options open if you raise debt. Nivi : Hi, this is Nivi from Venture Hacks. I’m here with Chris Dixon, who I think is in New York; Mark Suster, who I think is in L.A.; This is the first time we’ve interviewed so many people.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES [Venture Capital] Pivoter Beware
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Venture Hacks VentureBeat Watching Websites Simple template. In this case, pivoting worked out. This is a good thing.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
By not allowing individuals to invest in startups and venture capital funds unless they're already wealthy, we're widening the gap between the rich and everyone else. Full disclosure: I'm an investor in a stealth daily fantasy sports company. That's my major concern. Side note, since when does the government really care about cheating?
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Reinventing the Startup Board Meeting: Part 2
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
It might be possible to create Virtual Valley Ventures. Jon Feiber at MDV is going to try investing in startups emerging from universities with great engineering schools outside of Silicon Valley that have entrepreneurship programs, but minimal venture capital infrastructure. That's great if you can get it. Sponsor. Summary.
FELD THOUGHTS [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurial Story Telling
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
The first one is about Next Big Sound and is titled Fueled by venture-capital funding and a love for unknown bands, can Boulder’s Next Big Sound predict the next rock star? I think the best way for entrepreneurs – especially first time or aspiring ones – to learn is to hear stories from other entrepreneurs.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Launching Inductive Capital. Finally
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2006
Launching Inductive Capital. Well its October 1st, the beginning of Q4 2006, and I am happy to announce that I have finally launched Inductive Capital , a investment fund targeting public technology companies. Why did I decide to do a public fund instead of staying in venture? Venture Capital. Venture Capital.
BURNHAM'S BEAT [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: The Three Horsemen of the VC Apocalypse
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
The Venture Capital industry is about to enter a kind of mid-life crisis that could test its very foundations thanks to three key drivers: Returns: For a long time, returns have the biggest selling point for venture capital as an asset class. As for correlation, venture is what it is. Venture Capital.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Out of the Ashes - Something Isn't Quite Right
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
Both venture firms sought my advice for their portfolio companies. began to gain an appreciation of how world-class venture capitalists develop pattern recognition for these common types of problems. “Oh yes, company X, they’re having problem 343. Surprisingly, I enjoyed seeing other startups from an outsider’s perspective. Order Here.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Former Facebookers: Where Are They Now?
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
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.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium.
| FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley? After RTFM Anyway, that experience made me hungry for more info on venture capital, startup finance, and in general on how small businesses get access to capital.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Awkward and Absurd: How HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Nailed Startup Culture
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
An intense bidding war between Hooli''s founder and a well-known venture capitalist ensues. Pre-production, Berg and his colleagues spent days touring venture capital firms and startup incubators. ''Silicon Valley'' Executive Producer Alec Berg spoke with Inc. Viewers will see that Richard has a similar experience.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] There Is Something Happening In Oslo
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
One of the main guests of the week, angel investor and a former New York Venture Capitalist, Jeanne Sullivan , in one of her talks compared Norway’s tech and startup scene to New York about 15 years ago. Even a world record was made with drones! Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare / EUP-BERLIN. MESH Relaunch. Rising Stars.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: Market Type (part 4) « Steve Blank
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
—– Next: Part 5 of the Customer Development Manifesto – why your goals and those of your venture investors may not be the same – the last post on what’s broken in the Product Development Model. Not All Startups Are Alike There’s an urban legend that Eskimos-Aleuts have more words to describe snow than other cultures.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Pioneering VC Gives $116 Million to Alma Mater
| THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
The Welsh-born venture capitalist and his wife, novelist Harriet Heyman, have donated more than 75 million British pounds ($116 million) to the University of Oxford, his alma mater, The Guardian reports. University of Oxford says the endowment is the largest contribution to undergraduate financial assistance in European history. billion
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup2Startup: Giving Back to the Geek & Entrepreneur Community.
| THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « World of Wifecraft | Main | Most Awesome Global Practical Joke: What a Bunch of Sushis. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp 2008, London) - Master of.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels | Main | Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6 Steps to Startup Analytics" B4 Lunch. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. - Master of 500 Hats
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « STARTonomics is NEXT Thurs 10/2 in SF (seats going fast, register now b4 we sell out.) | Main | Resumes are for *Shit*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Got SchadenFreude? Profit from Other's Despair -- Enter the.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we must be MuadDib, not Clark Kent) | Main | EBAY Q3 2008 Earnings: MarketPlace Rev$ Flat (note to mgmt: spin out PayPal, or expect to get taken over) » Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Got SchadenFreude?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Some new & old startup blogs & presos i'm in love with - Master of.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
Posted by Dave on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM in Blog the Blogging Bloggers , Dave, Friends, Family , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Marvelous Marketing , Metrics & Measurement , Search, SEO/SEM, etc , Social Networking & Social Media , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Part II! More Jobs.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Employees Suck. Don't Be One. Don't Hire One. - Master of 500 Hats
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) | Main | SlideShare to Microsoft: "All Your Powerpoint Are Belong to Us." Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Silicon Valley 2.0: The Startup Metrics Revolution (Tokyo, Dec.
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
tags: dave.mcclure tokyo ) Posted by Dave on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 08:33 PM in Conferences & Events , Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : "dave mcclure" , "startup metrics" , Japan , Tokyo Digg This | Save to del.icio.us The 4 Things You Really Need.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) - Master of 500.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. - Master of.
| FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates: FOWA/Miami (Feb 2009) | Main | 15 Minutes of Twitter Fame on Press:Here TV » Friday, March 06, 2009 Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates (Startonomics Beijing, June 2009.
| THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Securitizing Happiness: Hacking Human Suffering thru Financial.
| SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
Posted by Dave on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 07:11 PM in Big Ideas, Hot Air , Conferences & Events , Finance & Economics, Capital Ideas , Microfinance, Social Entrepreneur , Prediction Markets , She Blinded Me With SCIENCE! Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups | Main | Startup 2.0: A Silicon Valley Success Story » Thursday, September 10, 2009 LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics 4 Pirates (Startonomics Hawaii, Nov09) - Master of.
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Virtual Goods in Asia -> US Gold Rush Begins (Benjamin Joffe, Plus8Star @ Virtual Goods Summit 2009) | Main | Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Nope, CPM Sucks.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics for Pirates @ SXSW 2008 - Master of 500 Hats
| FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arrington's Charles Barkley.
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Web Mail Services Market Share (Comscore, Oct 2007) | Main | Google.org Initiative: Accelerate Growth of SMEs, Small- & Medium-size Enterprises (Sonal Shah) » Wednesday, March 19, 2008 The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley?
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Geek Woodstock @ Foo Camp 2008 + Startup Metrics @ OATV Startup.
| MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Facebooks Yishan Wong to Kottke, TechCrunch, et al: "You Wouldnt know a Walled Garden if it bit you in your F8." | Main | Startonomics Conference on Startup Metrics, AARRR! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II!
500 HATS [Venture Capital] SeedCamp 2008: congrats to BaseKit, Kyko, MobClix, Soup, Stupeflix.
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6 Steps to Startup Analytics" B4 Lunch. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) - Master of.
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Best of DMC / Master of 500 Hats: The "Greatest Hats" Album | Main | Employees Suck. As the rest of the US economy getsturned upside-down, startups in silicon valley are getting used to alot less capital, and a lot more numbers.
500 HATS [Venture Capital] Pimpin' da Maestro: May 29th Eric Ries "Lean Startup" Geek.
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Consumer Web Platforms: Apps & Customer Acquisition (TieCon 2009) | Main | The Faces, the *FACES*. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
BERKONOMICS [Venture Capital] The most important person on the startup team
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
accredited investors in 1,000 angel groups and venture capital funds to. And because it is this function which is the scarcest of all, it is this function that (adjusting for the cost of capital) ends up with the lion’s share of the money from a successful venture. By David S. He is the. Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Timeline: Russian eCommerce Leaders
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
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.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Bill Gurley
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
This week, we present Bill Gurley , a general partner at Benchmark Capital and a very smart investor. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Every week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. hope you enjoy it.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Have some empathy this Christmas
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
Venture capital is one of those professions. Happy Holidays everyone! hope you had a great year, and thanks for reading The Equity Kicker. I’m going to leave you with a short video and some thoughts on empathy, which Google defines as: noun. 1. the the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Not judging.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Pradeep Raman joins us at Forward Partners
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
I’m pleased to let you all know that Pradeep Raman has joined us as Senior Associate from Piton Capital , a VC fund that invests in marketplaces. As cash requirements drop, and as capital gets commoditised, competing on value add is the key to making money as a venture capital fund. Forward
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] August 3 panel- How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
I hope you can join me at PluggedIn Ventures ‘ August 3 roundtable, 8:30-10am, focused on "How companies are leveraging real time data, content, and analytics" “Social Technologies and mobile devices mean that words, images, and video now travel faster than the speed of sound, across the street and around the world.
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Invitation to InSITE Pitch Event, Dec. 2
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
ff Venture Capital is a sponsor of a graduate Fellowship program called InSITE. InSITE works with New York based businesses looking for their first round of funding. Twice a year, we mentor 6-7 teams and help them refine their business plans and finance pitch. Friday, Dec 2, 8:30am – 11:30am. Companies: Zeel. Geno.me. Bre.ad.