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. The key reason for the explosion in capital flowing into the industry, and therefore the large increase in practitioners, had nothing to do with 1970’s performance, early stage investing, or technology. Continental Capital*. $ 250,000. KPC&B II. $ 775,000.

5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia

YoungUpstarts

There is a thin line between success and failure for startups, and that is usually determined by capital. The more capital a startup has, the easier it is to get off the ground and ramp up growth. KPMG’s Venture Pulse Q3 2017 reported that the Asian market has raised $12.3

Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on the final report for 2012 from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), it may appear that IPOs are back as a viable startup exit strategy. For the full year 2012, venture-backed initial public offerings raised $21.5

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. Or more accurately, startups are a temporary organization designed to search for a scalable and repeatable business model.)

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

If you read startup news, then you might believe “getting funded” is the ultimate goal of any business. As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. The Drawbacks of Venture Capital.

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. Inside the Minds of Top Venture Capitalists: Blogs You Need to Read to Understand How VCs Think. Andrew Parker is a VC with Spark Capital in Boston.

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. I can’t help feel a bit of rear-view mirror analysis in all of “VC model is broken” bears in our industry. They are, in fact, great news for traditional venture capitalists.

Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital

Version One Ventures

And so, we keep hearing how venture capital is about to be disrupted. And most importantly, most companies cannot and should not do an ICO as their business model is not decentralized and hence their token has no utility value, Yet, with all that said, I still believe that this wave of decentralized platforms will be the biggest disruptor to hit the VC industry over the next decade. Decentralized platforms are a mix of a new technology and a new business model.

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. To me, this indicates that venture capitalists (VCs) are looking for business, but not from first-time startups. It also helps to keep track of the business sectors VCs are focusing on.

Test Your Business Model Against These 10 Elements

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t succeed in business without an operational model that delivers value to customers at a reasonable price, with an underlying cost that allows you to make a profit. Revenue model. Investors will want to understand your business model very well and very early.

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

Steve Blank

Alexander Osterwalder and I spent last week in Salt Lake City, Utah as judges at the 2 nd Annual International Business Model Competition , hosted by Professor Nathan Furr , and his team at the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship. The Business Plan ?-

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". It''s just not cool these days to say anything bad about the business side of startups unless you cross over into the "Big enough to pick on" world, like an Uber. Venture Capital & Technology

Ten Questions to Ensure a Viable Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t succeed in business without an operational model that delivers value to customers at a reasonable price, with an underlying cost that allows you to make a profit. Revenue model. Investors will want to understand your business model very well and very early.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of the series on the changes to the software industry over the past decade that has led to changes in the venture capital industry itself. Or at least venture-style returns. You can’t scale a large business quickly on your $500,000 alone.

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

Gust

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. If you already have a startup, why do you believe it will take two to five months to write a business plan?

Venture Capital is Back But Moving Up-Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

To me, this indicates that venture capitalists (VCs) are looking for business, but they are clearly moving away from early-stage (pre-revenue) deals. Back to VCs, Silicon Valley venture capital firms are still the most active. Create an investment-grade business plan.

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. So I wanted to dive a little deeper into what I call the startup capital supply chain. Google, Intel Capital).

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

Breaking The VC Business Model For Next-Gen Investors

YoungUpstarts

By Dan Soha, Five Mill Ventures. Once I had a few under my belt, I realized I was a start-up junkie, and founded Five Mill Ventures in San Francisco before I was 30. Our initial business plans have only the basics: an idea and creative implementation.

Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

The Harvard Business Review is offering free reprints of the May 2013 cover article, “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything “ Available here.

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Business Model is a Design Consideration

This is going to be BIG.

Build an awesome product and figure out the business later. I'm starting to realize that these statements are mutually exclusive--that if you don't understand your potential market and how you might make money one day, you're going to have an awful time trying to bolt on a business to a consistent design. This doesn't mean you have to implement your business model day one, but your design is betting on a monetization strategy and a market whether you're conscious of it or not.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

After work on April 18, thirty-five curious developers will visit the ff Venture Capital offices to learn about our fund and listen to technical talks by the founders and technical experts of Parsely and Movable Ink.

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

abovethecrowd.com

[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. Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech Android Business Model Disruption Google GPS Mobile Navigation TomTom

Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

The Harvard Business Review is offering free reprints of the May 2013 cover article, “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything “ Available here.

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

Steve Blank

Starting this Monday, March 9 th 4-6pm Pacific Time I’ll be on the radio hosting the Bay Area Ventures program on Sirius XM radio Channel 111 – the Wharton Business Radio Channel. Alex Osterwalder – Business Models.

How to calculate your total addressable market and make a great TAM slide for investors

For Entrepreneurs

Getting Funded Startup Help Business Model Funding SaaS TAM TAM slide Total Addressable Market Venture capitalI’ve seen hundreds of startup pitch decks in my time at Matrix, and have found total addressable market (TAM) slides to be among the most frequently mis-executed. I get the sense they are often included as a formality in an attempt to get VCs to check a mental box and continue on hearing about other.

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. As much as I loved the magazine, there was little in it for startups (or new divisions in established companies) searching for a business model.

Incorporating Your Business: Tips to Follow

The Startup Magazine

If you want to grow your business and achieve added protection for all your assets, incorporating is the way to go. Millennials who own startups and offer innovative solutions to the world are not exempted from the all too tedious legalities of incorporating a business.

Bill Gurley on the “Free” Business Model

abovethecrowd.com

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 FreeFor those that haven’t read the articles and posts, I highly reccomend them all. Here they are in a list: 1) Back in February of 2008, Chris [.].

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University. Startup Accelerators: Startup Sauna and Vigo which includes Lifeline Ventures , KoppiCatch , and Veturi. Business Angels: FiBAn , Sitra.

When doing the right thing by people is also the better business model: Why I backed Homer Logistics

This is going to be BIG.

These small businesses needed a single delivery solution in order to focus on what they do best--whether it's making food or curating products to sell in a store. This way, Homer doesn't have to raise hundreds of millions of venture capital dollars to change consumer ordering behavior. It found a better business model that solves doing right by customers and doing right by its staff.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

A version of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Reading the NY Times article “ Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture, ” I realized it was time for a new startup heuristic: the amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital. After the crash, venture capital was scarce to non-existent.

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Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

2) With one noticeable exception, governmental entrepreneurship policies and initiatives appear to be less than optimal, with capital deployed inefficiently (read “They would have done better throwing the money in the street.”) Small Business Startups: Work to Feed the Family.

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

online.wsj.com

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. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. backed by venture capitalists.

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Reinventing the board meeting may offer venture-backed startups a more efficient, productive way to direct and measure their search for a profitable business model. The combination of Venture Capital and technology startups is only about 50 years old.

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 2 of 2 – Virtual Valley Ventures

Steve Blank

Reinventing the board meeting may allow venture-backed startups a more efficient, productive way to direct and measure their search for a profitable business model. Startups now understand what they should be doing in their early formative days is search for a business model.

Capital Efficient Business Models

BeyondVC

Yesterday I participated on a panel at the Mid Atlantic Venture Conference on the current venture capital market and how to raise capital. While this was a plain-vanilla panel about venture investing, there was one theme that was echoed by a number of my fellow panelists from Rho Ventures, New Venture Partners, Edison Ventures, and Cross Atlantic-today’s world requires software companies to have a capital-efficient business model.

Why Board Meetings Suck – Part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Reinventing the board meeting may offer venture-backed startups a more efficient, productive way to direct and measure their search for a profitable business model. The combination of Venture Capital and technology startups is only about 50 years old.

Nokia as “He Who Must Not Be Named” and the Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University. Toxic Business Press and Contradictory Government Incentives. Unique to Finland with its strong cultural emphasis on equality and the redistribution of wealth is a business press that doesn’t understand startups and is overtly hostile to their success. Instead the business press dumped on the founders for “selling out.”

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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. For decades this revered business magazine described management techniques that were developed in and were for large corporations – offering more efficient and creative ways to execute existing business models. ” It defined a startup as a “temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”

Announcing Version One Fund III

Version One Ventures

We are very happy to announce the launch of Version One Ventures III with $45M USD ($57M CAD) in commitments. But a thesis centered around network effects isn’t static – and isn’t limited to any particular sector, business model, or platform. We believe these emerging tech ecosystems are more relevant than ever, and want to empower entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley with opportunities to grow successful businesses.

Now Hear This

Steve Blank

His big payoff from this effort is the chance to put a few lines of copy about his latest venture, Clearshore, at the bottom of each podcast link email. Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path.