Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction
MARCH 11, 2013
Beginner's Guide to Investors How to Speak the Language of Venture Capital" But the reality is that they don't mean that. Bad News?
Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010
JANUARY 5, 2011
Both Sides of the Table , July 22, 2010 An updated Digital Trends presentation - Jeff Hilimire , June 2, 2010 I do what I hate - Jessica Mah , January 7, 2010 Startup Equity Allocation - charliecrystle.com , January 11, 2010 When good investment decisions end up backing more women CEOs: Conversation with Cameron Lester at Azure Capital.
Los Angeles Startup Community
MAY 17, 2011
Venture Capital As long as I'm pulling this together, here are some venture capital firms in Los Angeles that can help get you wired in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.
StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups
JULY 13, 2011
Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.
How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
A lot of my time is spent helping early-stage companies get to proof points so that they can raise capital. They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). Because of this, I've always tried to stay up-to-speed on how early-stage investors look at valuation of companies.
Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Many entrepreneurs have an idea but don’t know how to monetize it. A few years ago “venture capital” was a revenue model.
Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010
OCTOBER 5, 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.
Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
AUGUST 3, 2010
Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. So, I’ve had about 4 years on the “inside” of a fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS startup. How To Raise Venture Capital View more presentations from Mark Davis.
Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April
MAY 4, 2010
Some great posts from April 2010 that talk to me in terms of being a CTO at a Startup. Redeye VC , April 13, 2010 Startup Development - SoCal CTO , April 23, 2010 Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Never. Let me know
Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
How To Pitch A Product - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , August 4, 2010 I've said a bunch of times on this blog that the perfect pitch is a very short intro to provide context followed immediately by a demo. Rick Ross. clearly didn’t cause this.” How it happens. More tiers = more complication = more confusion. Full stop. Fooey!
Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010
JUNE 9, 2010
Draw Your Ideas - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 16, 2010 I saw Jack Dorsey give this talk at The 99% Conference last month. The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 22, 2010 For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.
Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010
JULY 13, 2010
10 Ways To Be Your Own Boss - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , June 18, 2010 The folks at Behance and Cool Hunting asked me to talk at their 99% Conference a couple months ago. SEO in #20tweets - Gabriel Weinberg , June 13, 2010 Recently I spoke at Dreamit Ventures on SEO. It shows a lack of interest. Now I have. Twice.
Pricing Customer Acquisition Sunk Costs and More - Ten Recent Great Startup Posts
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.
Map of VC Investments
MARCH 9, 2007
skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.
F2F Still Matters
MARCH 16, 2007
As an aside, I personally question that view. The challenge will be getting people used to this - hence the 25 years. Kathys on the money on this one.
Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple
MARCH 20, 2007
skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time). Its certainly something to keep in mind.
Kevin Federline Search Engine
MARCH 20, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. actually think this is a pretty innovative model. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.
8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing
MARCH 13, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Glad you liked the post. Thanks! He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.
MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point
MARCH 12, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. “They’re probably a little ahead of their time, she said. really think MyShape has a great concept. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Open Source Business Model
MARCH 5, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license.
MARCH 1, 2007
Whether that’s pointing new entrepreneurs in the right direction–toward an attorney, an angel, or venture capitalist–or whether it’s helping a small company grow bigger–there’s a lot of people “behind the scenes working to help entrepreneurs succeed. Thats right on the money. No small task Ben.
Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups
MARCH 22, 2007
Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. as an example. and Ph.D.
Global Venture Capital Distribution
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
JANUARY 31, 2016
Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. Outside of the U.S.,
Venture Capital Returns
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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.
Love and Venture Capital
AUGUST 11, 2016
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.
How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 25, 2016
But you need to understand venture economics. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. And Lyft?
Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
AUGUST 5, 2014
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.
Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
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.
From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?
MARCH 21, 2016
The post From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup? billion in funding and created over 6,500 jobs.
The Babe Ruth Effect in Venture Capital
JUNE 7, 2015
One of the hardest concepts to internalize for those new to venture capital is what is known as the “Babe Ruth effect. Venture Capital
A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley
AUGUST 25, 2015
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.
Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 5, 2016
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.
Bad Notes on Venture Capital
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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?
Something Ventured: The Founding of the Venture Capital Industry
JANUARY 6, 2013
Last night Amy and I watched the movie Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists.
17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading
Up and Running
MARCH 11, 2015
Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. andrewchen.co. Feld Thoughts.
Venture Capital Market Analysis
JUNE 20, 2016
Forecasting in venture capital
The Equity Kicker
MAY 6, 2016
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 Not Easy applied to Venture Capital
OCTOBER 19, 2015
Pattern matching in venture capital may work for figuring out how to build companies, but it is less likely to work for ideas. ” .
Owlchemy Labs Nabs $5 Million in Venture Capital
AUGUST 4, 2016
Owlchemy Labs, an independent virtual reality game developer, announced this week the company has closed on $5 million in venture capital.