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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.

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

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

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking

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Luckily in the last quarter of the 20 th century a new source of money called risk capital emerged. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital.

Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

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For the first 75 years of the 20 th century, when capital for new ventures was scarce, the smartest engineering talent went to corporate R&D labs.

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

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Venture-backed startups will often have a Series C or D or later rounds during this phase. Family/Career/Culture Lean LaunchPad Venture Capita

How to Get a VC Meeting – the flowchart

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Filed under: Customer Development , Venture Capital. Customer Development Venture Capital

Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

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How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

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Lessons Learned: Investment Readiness ties capital-raising to the capital-efficient Lean Startup methodology. Here’s John’s story.

A New Way to Look at Competitors

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Then they annotated the private companies with the amount of private capital they had raised. Customer Development Teaching Venture Capital

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

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Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. Bend needed its own venture firm. visited Bend last year and caught up with his progress.

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Fund Raising is a Means Not an End

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If you’re a scalable startup, you want to spend small amounts of money (seed capital) as you run experiments testing your hypotheses.

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Don’t Give Away Your Board Seats

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That said, professional venture capital firms that lead a Series investment round usually make their investment contingent on a board seat.

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

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The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly  – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The aircraft carrier is obsolete. Well-defended targets.

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When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

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“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” ” Groucho Marx. learned about Michael Porter s’s five forces.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

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Evangelos has spent the last 15 years as a Venture Capitalist, first at Apax Partners and later at Trident Capital. —-. In the U.S.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

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Companies often initially staff their innovation outpost with a venture investing group. How do you staff it? In what order? Lessons Learned.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

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China has embraced state capitalism in a way Wall Street can only dream about. China Customer Development Technology Venture Capital

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China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

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The downside is that with so much venture and angel capital available, investors have been willing to fund the 10 th Groupon clone. 

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

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started working with startups and venture capitalists. What happened? Well, I’m 25 and that’s still not the case. Jessica Mah.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

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He then busts the myths clusters tell themselves; “lets be like Silicon Valley” and the “there’s not enough capital here.”. Leaders and Feeders.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

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Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. Local Early-Stage Risk Capital. Bend Venture Conference Winner. 5. University.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Weeks 8 and 9

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The canvas illustrates the search for the unknowns that new ventures face. This post is a continuation of the series. link]. It’s a ton of work.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 7

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Examples are a company-owned manufacturing facility, big data or machine learning engineers, DOD proposal writers, venture capital, etc. 

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

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Not all new ventures are at the same stage of maturity. For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. So what?

The Helsinki Spring

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—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University.

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

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According to Schumpter, capitalism is an evolutionary process where new industries and new companies continually emerge to knock out the old.

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Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lite

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The SBIR/STTR program made ~6,200 seed stage investments in 2014, dwarfing the seed investments made by venture capital. Eleven U.S.

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Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

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Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. What’s Missing Is Early Stage Capital. Regions are missing early-stage capital.

Lean Goes Better with Coke – the Future of Corporate Innovation

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We had some radical thoughts how companies were going to have change to remain competitive in the 21 st century in a blog post. Innovation sounds easy.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 29: Ajay Kshatriya and Steven Cohn

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Before co-founding Biota Technology , he was an investor and entrepreneur-in-residence at  Seed  Capital , a investing in science-based innovation.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 29: Ajay Kshatriya and Steven Cohn

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Before co-founding Biota Technology , he was an investor and entrepreneur-in-residence at  Seed  Capital , a investing in science-based innovation.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 17: Tiffani Bell and Clay Hebert

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If you’re a technical startup founder, one of the painful lessons is that it’s not enough just to build a great product. Tiffani Bell. ” .

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

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Our extended teaching team includes venture capitalists with decades of experience. Facebook has adroitly capitalized on market forces on a scale never seen in the history of commerce. The reality is that it took venture capital almost a decade to recover from the dot-com bubble. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital.

The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

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Filed under: Venture Capital. Venture CapitalMy friend, Ben Horowitz , and I debate the tech bubble in The Economist.

Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level-video

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17:20 The Investment Readiness Level (IRL) for new ventures. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching Venture Capital

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

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The combination of Venture Capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. Join us.

The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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But there is no standard strategy and structure for creating corporate innovation. organizational) changes corporations need to make. In the U.S.

University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

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I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation. These were very expensive supercomputers. It was closure. Career Choices.

Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

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Each of these has their own approach to supporting the creation of new ventures – but all are working to help young startups solve big problems.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

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There are no tours of companies or venture capital firms. Sand Hill Road – Adventure Capital. California Dreaming. startups.