AngelList Syndicate Feedback From An Experienced Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

We recently funded Blinkfire Analytics using our FG Angels Syndicate. The CEO and founder, Steve Olechowski , was co-founder / COO of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. So, we were psyched he was willing to do an FG Angels Syndicate with us.

Overclocking Content: How To Get More From What You Already Create by Yaro Starak

I knew how important multimedia is way back during my first launch in 2007 , which is why I spent about four hours talking out an audio version of my Blog Profits Blueprint that I gave away for free along with the PDF text version. In an ideal world I’d have a team of outsourcers pounce on every blog post I write and ensure it’s made into all media formats and syndicated as far as we can take it.

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Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

Feld Thoughts

In 2007 we raised our first fund – Foundry Venture Capital 2007. Our investment strategy has been unchanged since we raised our first fund in 2007. We are syndication agnostic – we’ll invest with other VCs or invest by ourselves.

The Opportunity / Growth Fund Trend

Feld Thoughts

It was a $225 million fund, just like our other three $225 million funds raised in 2007, 2010, and 2013. Our goal is to make about 30 investments in each fund (2007 has 28, 2010 had 31) that range between $5m and $15m over the life of the company.

What Are Pre-Seed Rounds and Why Do They Exist?

View from Seed

In the years immediately prior to the popularity of institutional seed investing (I’m using a time frame of 2002 – 2007), the early-stage financing landscape looked similar to the first segment of the chart. This is the first of several blog posts discussing pre-seed rounds.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

*. If you are a 20-something tech entrepreneur you could be forgiven for thinking that seed-stage investors, Angellist Syndicates and widely available angel money always existed.

How We Think About Values Versus Deeply Held Beliefs

Feld Thoughts

” Each of our funds is $225 million, we have four partners and no other investment staff, and we work out of the same office we’ve worked out of since we started in 2007. ”) But at the end of 2013, when the JOBS Act became official and AngelList created Syndicates, we decided to understand the phenomenon better by participating in it. Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Return Path, has an outstanding post up this morning titled The Difference Between Culture and Values.

Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

I know that I had things easier as a new VC because I came into the business in 2007 when the market was frenzied like today but an order-of-magnitude less so and the world wasn’t living in public. We are experiencing a frenetic time. I rarely talk to any startup entrepreneur or VC who doesn’t feel it and somehow long for simpler times despite the benefits we all enjoy from increased enthusiasm for our sector. For entrepreneurs there’s too much money sloshing around.

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This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Founded in November 2007 in New York City by Alexis Maybank and Kevin Ryan (co-founder of DoubleClick); CEO is Susan Lyne (ex-CEO Marta Stewart Living Omnimedia) Revenue estimates: $50mm in 2008; $170mm in 2009 (versus budget of $150mm); $450mm forecasted for 2010. Founded in 2007.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

I started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). I told my friend that I felt that in 2014 too many new VCs feel the pressure to chase deals, to be a part of syndicates with other brand names and to pounce on top of every startup whose numbers are trending up quickly.

Thinking About 2015

Feld Thoughts

When we reflect on the 37 companies we’ve invested in since we raised our first Foundry Group fund in 2007 , we’re delighted with the mix of companies and entrepreneurs we are working with. We have a very clear thematic strategy that we’ve discussed openly, along with a few other key principles such as being willing to invest anywhere in the US and being syndication agnostic. Once a quarter my partners ( Seth , Ryan , Jason ) and I spend 48 hours together.

How to Supercharge your Content Marketing with Paid Advertising


Taboola was founded in 2007 in New York City, and has been competing with Outbrain head-to-head almost from day one. As a Content Marketer, your content piece can be syndicated across all these top publisher sites, for a very nominal Cost-per-Click thereby increasing the reach of your post.

Viva La Revolucion! AngelList goes into Hyperdrive

Fred Destin

Jobs, Syndicates, Invest Online. Some VentureHacks posts are today mentioned like religious scriptures by entrepreneurs, such as Nivi''s 2007 Option Pool Shuffle. Viva La Revolucion !

Ethos: What 'Blank Canvas' Means to NextView ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

This is true not just for entirely new product categories like tablets, but even existing ones… smartphones had been around for 5+ years before the first gen iPhone launched in 2007 (remember Palm Treos and the original Blackberry phones?). How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC Syndicate 10 July 2012, 5:13 pm What A VC Orders for Breakfast Says 27 June 2012, 10:16 am To Leave or Not to Leave as Your Startup Grows 12 June 2012, 12:21 pm. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

Cliff Notes S-1: Kayak ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Historically more revenue came from distribution/lead-gen (57% in 2007), but this tipped in 2008 though appears to be steady from 2009 to 2010 at about 58% advertising and 42% distribution. 166M round closed Dec 2007. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future.

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Google started and is still headquartered in Mountain View, but they opened an office in SF at the end of 2007. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Urbanization of Startups. April 13, 2012.

Our New Fund – Foundry Group Next 2018

Feld Thoughts

For historical reference, our early-stage funds (FG 2007, FG 2010, FG 2013, and FG 2016) are all $225 million in size. We are syndication agnostic, being indifferent between investing by ourselves or with co-investors – especially our partner funds – where we mostly have long and successful relationships. This post originally appeared as Announcing Foundry Group Next 2018 on the Foundry Group website.

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Bitesize Friday: Israeli startups get funded, launch new products

VC Cafe

Founded in 2007, PredictAd’s product puts an emphasis on monetization, by showing contextual ads on the autocomplete drop-down in the search box – this old Mashable post by Ayelet Noff tells their story. Fribiz , a syndicated virtual currency platform launched this week.

How to find a good programmer or web developer

Peter Drew Internet Marketing Tools Online Blog Home Recieve an Email for Each New Post Here Contact Peter Drew You are here: Home / Internet Marketing / How to find a good programmer or web developer How to find a good programmer or web developer October 1, 2007 By Peter Drew Leave a Comment 1.

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Four Stories: A Decade of Writing Occam's Razor!

Occam's Razor

Then as I grew busy after the first book, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day was published, June 2007, I started writing once a week to keep the quality high. I deliberated decided not to syndicate the content on this blog.

The Case For Creating A Podcast For Your E-Commerce Or Software Company


However, in 2007, “familiarity” jumped to 37%, and in 2012, it was 45% – that’s a 105% difference!! According to an Edison Research and Arbitron report in 2012, podcasting is becoming one of the more viable methods for acquiring and retaining customers.

Invest in Israel Newsletter September 2010 Edition

VC Cafe

acquired 5min Media, the world’s leading video syndication network with a library of more than 200,000 categorized, tagged and rated videos from more than 1,000 of the world’s largest media companies and professional independent video producers. Procter & Gamble and ConTIPI, which was founded in 2002 and is based in Caesarea, have had a distribution agreement since 2007 based on royalties.

Google VP: Here's How to Get Bought By Us

In July 2007 Google acquired web security and archiving company Postini for $625 million. billion in April 2007. In July 2007 Google acquired web security and archiving company Postini for $625 million. billion in April 2007. Global Syndication Partners. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people.

Valuations 101: Scorecard Valuation Methodology


These anticipated outcomes were validated by “ Returns to Angels in Groups ” by Professor Rob Wiltbank in November 2007. Furthermore, angel groups frequently syndicate (co-invest) with neighboring angel organizations in an effort to help fill round of investment for local companies and assist members in diversifying their portfolios with investments in nearby regions.

The Different CTO Roles

Main July 11, 2007 The Different CTO Roles I was putting together a short panel presentation on the roleof a Chief Technology Officer in corporate innovation and I once again realized that there is quite a bit of confusion around the role of the CTO. Seattle, WA, 98104 Syndication Subscribe to this weblogs atom feed or rss feed Search Powered by Movable Type 4.01. All Things Distributed Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

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McKinsey highlight #1 - Cracking The Code - Yes

Cracking the Code

Done deal: after a quick syndication with the kitchen team (their job was at stake, so they were easy to convince.), ► 2007. (10). Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Cracking The Code.

The Singularity hits Venture Capital (Wilson/Kauffman Redux)

Fred Destin

Trace it back (symbolically) to Babak Nivi's VentureHacks, started in 2007, or the work of Paul Graham. If entrepreneurs come in seeking cash on the explicit understanding that they are putting together a diverse syndicate to help them run a series of experiments called "a company" with no notion of probability of success, that's cool by me. I mean, really, who still wants to be a venture capitalist ?

Transcript of How to Turn Marketing Costs Into Profit

Duct Tape Marketing

That show daily turned into the Red Bull, which now has two million subscribers and then all the videos and the syndication and they’re having The New York Times and Wall Street Journal pay them money for some of their content.

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