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

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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.

Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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McClure on Scaling Venture Capital

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While Foundry Group has a very different strategy than 500 Startups , an awesome thing about Dave and 500 Startups is that they HAVE a strategy, which many VC firms don’t. VC Post of the Day 500 startups mcclure vc post of the day

How Do I Get A Job In A Venture Capital Firm?

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In 2008 my partner Seth Levine wrote what I think is the definitive post about how to get a job in venture capital. His post followed an insightful earlier post of his that he wrote in 2005 titled  how to become a venture capitalist. Jobs jobs levine taussig vc venture capital

Mentors, Revenue Based Financing, and Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Fred Wilson (USV) has his normal MBA Mondays series with a guest post from Andy Sack titled Revenue Based Financing.  It’s an advertorial for Andy’s firm Lighter Capital  but is a really good explanation of how revenue based financing works. Today, we have three great ones.

Spreadsheets To Model Cap Tables

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Venture Hacks: How To Make A Cap Table. Mark Suster:  Venture Capital Valuation Spreadsheet. StartupNetwork: Capitalization Table. ModelSheet: Capitalization Table. There are many others on the web – just search around for “cap table&# or “capitalization table&#. Here are some examples.

Why We Wrote Venture Deals

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Every day for the next two weeks we’ll give you a small taste of our new book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist  by giving you the overview of each chapter along with the titles of each subsection. One of the ways to finance a company is to raise venture capital.

Are People Who Claim To Be “VC Brokers” Legit?

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Interesting, there was a similar question asked in 2007 – see the post Are There Venture Capital Brokers? There is also a good post up on The Smart Startup site titled Beware of Venture Capital Brokers. Is there such a concept in the investing world? for a somewhat broader treatment of the topic.

Convertible Debt Series

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We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for our book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. As As part of the experience of releasing the book, we’ve gotten the chance to interact with many new people interested in the venture capital and angel financing process.

Bussgang: Why You Should Eliminate Titles at Start-ups

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Today’s post is from Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Venture Capital  titled Why You Should Eliminate Titles at Start-ups. As we crank up AsktheVC after a nice long hiatus, we are going to start putting up the VC Post of the day. There are now tons of VC blogs – some great, some ok, some meh, and some embarrassingly bad.

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Dale: All The Bad Things VCs Want To Do To You!

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VC Post of the Day bad things vc vc post of the day venture capitalToday’s VC Post of the Day is from Richard Dale (Sigma Partners) titled  All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!   I don’t think this particular post needs much of an explanation.

Venture Deals: Chapter 3: Overview of the Term Sheet

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Chapter 3 of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist is a transitional one that sets up the next few chapters on Term Sheets. Venture Deals book venture dealsAt the end of 2005, we participated in a financing that was much more difficult than it needed to be.

Wilson: Herky Jerky Investing

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Venture Capital investing usv vc vc post of the day wilsonFred Wilson (USV) has today’s VC Post of the day titled Herky Jerky Investing. In it he refers to a WSJ article where several very prominent VCs have recently said they are backing off investing at frothy valuations and now going and looking off the beaten path.

Venture Deals: Chapter 1: The Players

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On day two of our romp through the table of contents of  Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist , we cover the various players involved. Let’s begin our journey to understanding venture capital financings by making sure we understand each player and the dynamics surrounding the participants.

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Crash Course on Venture Capital

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Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Funds

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LearnVC - A Web Resource About Venture Capital for Entrepreneurs.

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How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm?

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Should I Pay My Lawyer A Success Fee For Venture Capital Intros?

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What Is The Effect of the "Pending" Recession on Venture Capital.

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What Is The Effect of the "Pending" Recession on Venture Capital.

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Why Don’t Venture Capitalists Tell You Why They Won’t Invest?

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Fundraising Venture CapitalToday, we were asked the following question: ‘”Why don’t VCs tell you the reason why they don’t invest? Any feedback would be useful. You can see Jason’s thoughts here.

Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?

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Today’s runner up post is from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures titled 30/10/10  where he explains a pattern to the metrics he sees across his portfolio for both web and mobile apps. VC firm credibility : The quality of a VC can often be judged by the quality of its LPs. High-quality LPs invest in high-quality VCs.

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Beers with Brad in Seattle

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Thoughtful Analysis on the Dynamics of the VC Industry

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I tend to stay out of the “VC is dead, long live the VC Industry” discussion but I couldn’t avoid Bill Gurley’s fantastic post titled What Is Really Happening To The Venture Capital Industry? All I can say to this post is “what Bill said.”.

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How To Wind Down Your Company – New Series

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Although much has been written about how to start a new venture, very little has been written about how to shut down a failed venture. In fact, the venture capital model is based upon failure. One of the subjects that we've wanted to tackle has been the dissolution of companies. Take it away, Roger. Who do you tell first?

Global Venture Capital Distribution

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Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. Outside of the U.S.,

Venture Capital Returns

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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.