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skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. To wit: 1.

A Better Way To Ask For Investor Intros

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The email you write should go something like this: “Hi Nathan, I see you are connected to Lewis at ACME Ventures. Indeed, I love making intros.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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Part of my job description involves prepping startups to raise capital. Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy. They dazzle. Thanks!

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

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It’s a bit like a triathlon, in that it stretches your abilities in multiple arenas. Focus on the right targets. Get creative. Please share it!

Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

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They take a ton of time to build. They are complex and often messy. Here’s why. Why Build A Model? Please share it! Many Thanks! Like This?

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Startup Financial Models and Forecasts: Part II.

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You can read that post here. In this post, I discuss what makes a model a "good" model. For example, let’s say you have an ad supported website.

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

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Being strategic about when to raise capital is important, since a full-court investor press takes a huge amount of time and effort to do right.

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In Praise of "Dumb Money"

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How about “concept capital&# ? Granted, angels are opportunistically driven by a desire to get in early. tell them to seek dumb money.

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Tough Market for Entrepreneurs? VC Firms Are Having a Rough Go Of.

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So why does it seem that the venture industry is almost totally synchronized and correlated with the U.S. economy and stock market? Many Thanks!

A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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Interestingly, Ive pitched (with clients, as interim CFO) to Doll Capital Management a number of times, and found them to be solid folks.

Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

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See below for our presentation, which can also be found on Slideshare by clicking here. If you like it, please share it or tweet it. Thanks! Like This?

Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 08 October 2009 Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost? Please share it! Many Thanks! Like This?

What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)

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For startups preparing to venture forth, replace the words ‘right equipment’ with the words ‘right talent.’ Many Thanks!

Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.

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Now there are signs that things may be (slowly) starting to turn around. Ive had a couple lunches with attorneys this week which were illuminating.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

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more access to talent and capital-but are weighed down by sluggish decision-making and bureaucracy. with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups.

The Case for Taking a VC's Money (even if you don't need it.

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This had the added-- and very significant-- advantage of giving him leverage in his discussions and negotiations. Please share it! Many Thanks!

in search of.the ideal term sheet

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You can download it on docstoc here. It is very basic (a good thing) and entrepreneur-friendly. Anyway, its useful as a starting point for discussions.

Wisdom from Marc Andreessen | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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Here are a few particularly salient links that provide solid insight into the VC world: The Truth about Venture Capitalists, parts one, two and three.

Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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They have compiled some pretty useful content and pitching tips. Somtimes its the little things. Please share it! Many Thanks! Like This?

Things A Founder Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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and, Preparedness: "Our marketing plan is to pray for TechCrunch coverage." Spot on! Please share it! Many Thanks! Like This? Please Share It!

Things A VC Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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Things a VC Will Never Say My favorites: Humility: "Quite frankly, Im not the smartest person in the room." Good stuff! Please share it! Many Thanks!

apple's business plan and offering memorandum

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 08 June 2009 Apples Business Plan and Offering Memorandum Apple is one of the most fascinating companies, ever.

More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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According to the National Venture Capital Association, venture-capital firms account for only 0.2% of all financing, but 10% of all U.S.

The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards

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posed this question recently to my good friend and colleague Diana Benedikt who runs Venture Insight Advisors. flameout Pets.com. Many Thanks!

The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

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This involves a fair bit of navel gazing, and helps us both figure out our strengths, as well as identify what human-capital gaps we need to fill.

vc blog lists and rankings

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This is true whether the deal is a venture pitch, a strategic partnership, a marketing alliance/JV, or even an acquisition. Please share it!

Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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Matt is a Chicago VC and MD at DFJ Portage VP (just to throw a few mysterious acronyms at you). Please share it! Many Thanks! Like This?

More on M and A for Startups | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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link] I particularly like these tips: "Look at it from the acquirer’s perspective." In other words, whats in it for them? What do they need?

Acquisition As An Exit Alternative | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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Scarcity and synergy. In my view, the "scarcity" discussion may be hard for many startups-- particularly in the Internet space-- to argue effectively.

some thoughts on term sheets

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Among them: #1: The salary he asks for ($225k). He was hungry. The founder is looking to carve off 8.3% of the company to incentivize new hires.

Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? In other words, "play to your strengths". The U.S.s Please share it!

the best funding strategy of them all: none

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link] Bootstrapping is one of the mantras I repeatedly drive home to the startup companies I work with. thrown by newly funded startups. Many Thanks!

closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)

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link] I like the advice.one of the biggest pains is to get VCs to move on your timetable. They went as far as putting down a term sheet. Many Thanks!

Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.

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Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 billion in U.S. The median size of $2.4

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.

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

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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

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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

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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).