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Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains

Agile VC

Most folks reading this will know that many startups were built in part with the help of venture capital. Endowments. Foundation s.

The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1] ? AGILEVC

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The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1]. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. Kleiner).

Why Average VC Returns Don’t Really Matter

Agile VC

LPs investing in venture hold a subset of all the funds in the VC universe by design (see #4 & 5). The same is not true for venture capital of course, since the underlying startups VCs invest in aren’t publicly selling their equity. What about fund of funds (FoF), you ask?

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The VC Shakeout: Are We There Yet?

Agile VC

There are some obvious structural reasons why a shakeout in the venture capital industry takes a long time.  We all know that VC funds are typically structured as limited partnerships with a 10 year life, so even if firms are no longer investing and don’t raise a new fund they take a long time to go away.

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The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 2]

Agile VC

good example of this was Charles River Ventures experience with their 11th fund. And yes… great firms are self-confident too.

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Venture Capital Returns

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. I'd like to dispel that notion. You lose more than you win.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Venture Capital is a people business. Nothing fancier.

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities. In it, he looked at Venture Capital financing (total dollars and number of deals) on a per-capital basis. High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley.

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J.

Q316 State of Venture Capital Update With Cooley

Feld Thoughts

This quarter they interviewed me as part of it on  Quarterly VC Update: Brad Feld on the State of Venture Capital Investing.  At the same time, if you are a clearly successful growth company, there is a huge amount of capital available once you’ve reached a point of clear success (often after $20m – $40m has been raised).

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

But you need to understand venture economics. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. And Lyft?

The Babe Ruth Effect in Venture Capital

Chris Dixon

One of the hardest concepts to internalize for those new to venture capital is what is known as the “Babe Ruth effect. Venture Capital

Venture Capital Funding: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

Up and Running

Getting venture capital funding to launch your business is incredibly difficult. Is venture capital right for you?

Love and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

The post Love and Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital fred wilson Jerry Colonna podcast rebootIf you’ve missed me, it’s because I spent a week in Australia. This has easily been the sickest I’ve ever been. first met Fred in the suburbs of Boston at Yoyodyne  in 1996.

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death:  Venture Capital in the 1980’s. So contrary to the piece, it wasn’t VC were good at early stage technology, it was that they had newfound capital and a big exit window. Total. 1,250,000.     Total.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? have never come across a sophisticated A, B or C round venture capitalist who thinks convertible notes are a smart move for entrepreneur or investor. This week. Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. Him: Huh?

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

Gust

The post From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup? billion in funding and created over 6,500 jobs.

Something Ventured: The Founding of the Venture Capital Industry

Feld Thoughts

Last night Amy and I watched the movie Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. andrewchen.co. Feld Thoughts.

Forecasting in venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Good VCs need to be good forecasters. We need to predict which companies are going to succeed and second guess future trends so we can develop our firms to stay ahead of the curve. The main and most surprising insight is that deep expertise doesn’t produce more accurate predictions. open minded. sceptical of deterministic theories. reflective.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  Thank you, Aaron Sorkin!

Venture Capital Market Analysis

Design Staff

Forbes Reveals the 2013 Venture Capital Midas List

VC Cafe

Forbes released the 2013 Midas List for Venture Capital today, proving that to be successful in VC, all you need is one big hit.

It’s Not Easy applied to Venture Capital

K9 Ventures

Pattern matching in venture capital may work for figuring out how to build companies, but it is less likely to work for ideas. ”  .

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes

Feld Thoughts

The post Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months

Gust

A woman you don’t know tells you that she’s going to run a marathon of 7-minute miles. She’s never run a long distance race before. And so you do.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

In fact, if you add the capital flows of the past ten years, there have been just shy of $50 billion in net cash outlays. Sorry! Summary.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

This post is about the rise of Chinese venture capital and how it helped build the countries entrepreneurial ecosystem. Like the U.S.

Owlchemy Labs Nabs $5 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Owlchemy Labs, an independent virtual reality game developer, announced this week the company has closed on $5 million in venture capital.

Where Are The Best Executive Programs and Crash Courses for Venture Capital?

Ask The VC

Aside from crunching through some early deals, where are the best executive programs and crash courses for newbies to the VC world? A: While self serving, we recommend you start with our book – Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer And Venture Capitalist. Q: As a rookie VC trial by fire is a great way to learn.

Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. Bill Draper, the first West Coast venture capitalist, has been more blunt: “[Without it] I never would have gotten into venture capital.

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ePatientFinder Lands $8.3 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

million in venture capital. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. ePatientFinder, a matchmaking platform for physicians, patients and clinical trials, announced this week it has received $8.2 The Austin-based startup has raised a total of $11 million since its founding in 2013. Austin

Venture Capital's Newest Frontier

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hundreds of new funds and a new type of entrepreneur are driving growth today

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” Having worked through the data with Glenn I am even more optimistic about venture capital than I was even a year ago.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

In the fall of 2010 Mahendra Ramsinghani reached out to me by email about a new book he was working on called The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. Books ramsinghani VC Venture Capital

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive. Venture Capital & Technology

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. Funding on Your Terms.

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made.

Myth Busters: Debunking Seven Conventional Wisdom Maxims of Venture Capital

Genuine VC

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science. The art of venture capital also means that for entrepreneurs raising it, there isn’t one definitive playbook which can be used as a guide. MYTH: The venture capital model is broken.