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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. Total. 1,250,000. Total.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. Haywire.

Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains

Agile VC

Most folks reading this will know that many startups were built in part with the help of venture capital. Google, Intel Capital).

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. This article originally ran on PEHub.

Who Dares Wins – The 2nd Annual International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

The Business Plan ?- The business plan is a wonderful document for organizing and planning for existing companies to launch follow-on products.

Test Your Business Model Against These 10 Elements

Startup Professionals Musings

I support her assertion that a business model consists of at least the first seven of the following ten basic elements: Value proposition.

Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

For the full year 2012, venture-backed initial public offerings raised $21.5 Identify the right people in the right venture firms.

Startups With Real Revenue Can Get Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

I just read the Q1 2011 report from CB Insights , which shows venture capital is back. Overall, investors put $7.5 startups.

When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

In my 21 years as an entrepreneur, I would come up for air once a month to religiously read the Harvard Business Review. ” Groucho Marx.

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

This is going to be BIG.

The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology Billion valuation.

Venture Cyclist: Four Reasons for a Business Model

Venture Cyclist

Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Four Reasons for a Business Model. Pages.

Pinterest's Not So Controversial Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

My company uses the same business model--and there's nothing unethical about it. And, ahem, venture capital is not a business model.

Venture Capital and "Innovation"

Information Arbitrage

Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” This is not how the venture industry is supposed to operate.” But for the venture industry to be labeled as ineffective or unfairly risk-averse by not backing such initiatives simply isn’t fair.

Ten Questions to Ensure a Viable Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

I support her assertion that a business model consists of at least the first seven of the following ten basic elements: Value proposition.

Will Google Ventures Disrupt Venture Capital?


They’ve taken the classic venture capital playbook and out-executed just about everyone. The folks at Google Ventures are smart.

The 47th (-46) International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

The most visible step was the first International Business Model Competition , hosted by the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

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The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

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

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

Loading… Business. Business. Small Business. SMALL BUSINESS. SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. more in Small Business. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. BUSINESSES.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Or at least venture-style returns. You can’t scale a large business quickly on your $500,000 alone. Funny, that. That’s wise.

I’m on the Air – On Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

Alex Osterwalder – Business Models. And if the past is prologue I guarantee you that this will be radio worth listening to.

Soundcloud’s losses: How much is too much?


How much “should” a startup burn before it has a proven business model and path to profitability? To date, they have raised over $150M.

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Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?


Their entire business model is based on investing in companies that can potentially offer very high returns. For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

For policy makers, the first order of business is to methodically think through which of these entrepreneurial paths they want to help and grow.

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

Steve Blank

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

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Corporate business development and strategic partner executives are flocking to Silicon Valley to find these five types of innovation. So what?

Google Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model

[Follow Me on Twitter] I like to think of myself as an aficionado of business disruption. After all, as a venture capitalist it is imperative to understand ways in which a smaller private company can gain the upper hand on a large incumbent. One of the most successful ways to do this is to change [.].

The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

So some or most of this post might be that I’ve overdosed on business books for the month.). Enter the Business Model Canvas.

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank

In this first step, the goal of a startup is to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. He had been through heck and back.

Fund Raising is a Means Not an End

Steve Blank

For many entrepreneurs “raising money” has replaced “building a sustainable business” as their goal. The consequences of raising venture money.

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A New Way to Look at Competitors

Steve Blank

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

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

If you’d like to join them, contact Skillfer ASAP; there may still be some openings. Others range from students to senior developers.

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The Humanity of Our AI Future


The lure to sell: working on their technologies, supported by large teams and resources, and unencumbered by constraints of the VC model.

Bill Gurley on the “Free” Business Model

I have been intrigued by the back and forth between Chris Anderson, Malcolm Gladwell, and Mark Cuban on the topic of “Free” as a strategy and business model. advertising Internet online video Uncategorized Venture Capital video Web/Tech FreeHere they are in a list: 1) Back in February of 2008, Chris [.].

How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

a language corporate innovation groups can use to communicate to business units and finance. Here’s John’s story. But the ‘ah-hah!’

In Defense Of Free

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There is a paid TV business and it is flourishing. Spotify's core business model is a subscription music service.

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

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. Job creation in Bend is everyone’s business. Bend needed its own venture firm. Monday.

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The Third Way

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital and TechnologyWhat do you do when you don't want to sell your company and you don't want to go public either?

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

A business model that, like Google's, is the best on the Internet. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechThe first great investment we made at USV was Indeed in the summer of 2005. Brad had been looking for a search engine for jobs and I saw this post on John Battelle's blog in late 2004. They have it all.

Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I just don’t think that an entrepreneur who wants a real shot at success should start their business there. The Android and iOS platform set us up to fail by attracting us with the veneer of users, but in reality you are going to fight harder for them than is worthwhile to your business. mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

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18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors

David Teten

To help me, I interviewed the two most knowledgeable people I know about financial modeling. 11) Separate out your model output.