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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. American Home Video: Video Stores.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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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.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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

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

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

Video Of The Week: Paul Graham in 2005

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U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

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Video. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. venture capitalists put $8.1 Latest Video. Media.

Video Of The Week: Founder Liquidity

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I am surprised this video only has 483 views as of now. Venture Capital and TechnologyIt's about six minutes long. Enjoy.

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How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

Growthink Blog

Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That's a lot. read more.

Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level-video

Steve Blank

This video is a companion to the blog post  here. 17:20 The Investment Readiness Level (IRL) for new ventures. Additional videos here.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. Video.

Video Of The Week: My talk with Sarah Lacy

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Video Of The Week

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The video of the week this week is from Popular Science and it comes from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our portfolio company Shapeways ' Factory Of The Future in Long Island City. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechNotice that the Mayor cut the ribbon with 3D printed scissors. You can read more about the scissors here.

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Video Of The Week: William's Interview of My Partner Albert

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The video is about an hour and half, including intro and Q&A. Venture Capital and Technology

Video Of The Week: The kbs+ Ventures Interview

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I sat down with kbs+ Ventures late last year and they produced this interview which I think came out well.

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Video Of The Week: NY Enterprise Tech Meetup Talk

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Here it is: Venture Capital and TechnologyEarlier this week I attended and spoke at the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup.

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Video Of The Week: Jerry Colonna on ThisWeekIn

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Venture Capital and Technology We hired Jason to do some due diligence for us on a potential investment in Geocities.

Video Of The Week: John Doerr at Pando Monthly

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Venture Capital and Technology I like what Sarah Lacy is doing with these monthly talks called Pando Monthly. I am going to do one on June 13th. Last week Sarah talked with John Doerr , who has been a role model for me for many years and someone I have looked up to for a long time. It''s a long talk, more than two hours.

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Video Of The Week: Talking VC With Mark Suster

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It is an hour long broad ranging conversation about the venture capital and startup business. VC & Technology

Video Of The Week: Chris, Marc, and Eric

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The entire video is about 45 minutes. I'm a third of the way through it and thoroughly enjoying it. Venture Capital and Technology

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Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking

Growthink Blog

Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist. You see, venture capitalists or VCs hear tons and tons of business ideas.

Ultimate Pushup Videos / ffMASSIVE Conference at SXSW

David Teten

Last year at ffMASSIVE, we held an on-stage pushup contest and Indiegogo fundraiser. All proceeds went to Virtual Enterprises International.

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Video Of The Week: My Talk With Startup Milan

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When I watched this video this morning, the audio and video were out of sync which made it hard for me to watch.

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Video Of The Week: Parrot AR Drone

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Venture Capital and Technology It's also a good excuse to learn a bit of node.js so I can program the thing.

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Video Of The Week: Data Driven NYC Talk

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Venture Capital and Technology A few weeks ago I did a 40 minute talk with Matt Turck at the Data Driven NYC meetup.

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Video of the Week: Mike Moritz on Charlie Rose

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William reminded me that I posted this interview to my tumblr a while back but it had never made it to AVC Video of the Week. At 35mins, the video turns to Charlie's talk with Aaron Levie. Venture Capital and Technology So I went back to Charlie Rose's site and figured out how to embed it here.

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Video Of The Week: My Talk With John Battelle at CM Summit

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Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech If you want to watch here, hit play and go to 47 minutes in.

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#startupstories

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The NY Tech Meetup has produced a series of short videos talking about some of the key early challenges that startups face.

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What Do You Look For?

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Venture Capital and TechnologyI'm asked this question all the time. Is it team? Is it the idea? Is it product? Is it market?

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Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

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mention an entrepreneur pitching me about 22 minutes into this video. Venture Capital and Technology

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Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive

Feld Thoughts

But I think cheap capital is only half of the equation. Capital remains incredibly cheap, so it’s flowing into wages. But

8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital

Growthink Blog

I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. With what I do (helping companies raise venture capital among other things), it's really important that I stay abreast of trends in venture capital - who's raising money, from whom, and in what amount.

Video of the Week: Nick’s OuiShare Fest Talk

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Video Of The Week: Talk with Dave Morgan, John Battelle & Me

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Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech We had a great chat and the folks at Simulmedia edited it down to about 18mins.

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Girls Who Code

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hacking education Venture Capital and Technology We see very few women entrepreneurs walk into USV and that is disappointing to me.

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The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. By Estelle Shumann*.

The Video That Puts All Company Holiday Cards to Shame

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Seed-stage venture capital firm First Round Capital gives a startup twist to the biggest music hits of the year

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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It was the place that every startup knew they HAD TO be in order to attract initial users and also gain the attention of venture capitalists.

Sound

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This video expresses it well. "Sound" from SoundCloud on Vimeo.   Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechOne slide.

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“Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch

Steve Blank

Brendan McManus said: “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch [link] #startup #advice [.] Here’s how they did it. Thanks!