California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? The California Sunday Magazine tells stories about people and culture and ideas in California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience.

Venture Summit: Connecting with Silicon Valley Venture Capital

The Startup Magazine

Event Details: The event will be held March 13th-14th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Shan Aggarwal | Greycroft Partners. Shawn Ahdout | Alsop Louie Partners. Venture Partners. Kris Bjornerud | Wavemaker Partners.

Startup firms partnering with government? Really?

Austin Startup

Cities that are currently participating in the Startups in Residence program include the California cities of Oakland, San Leandro and San Francisco, and Washington D.C. With a startup partner, the city was able to develop a platform to extract data from all available city information repositories, track trends, handle registrations and alert citizens to upcoming programs of interest. selected five startup companies to partner with for a 12-week program.

Project Kairos Helps Startups with Funding

The Startup Magazine

Kairos (??????) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). Project Kairos is the umbrella brand for Informa’s community built for startups, and in particular connecting investors with startups.

Huge Round for Waze, Raises $25 Million for Social GPS

VC Cafe

The proceeds of this round will be used to scale operations, continue building its platform for real-time location data and move its headquarters from Israel to Palo Alto, California, according to the CEO’s post on the company blog, By The Waze.

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Qwilt Raises $24M to Reduce Data Load of Video by Up to 80%

VC Cafe

Qwilt has offices in Hod Hasharon, Israel and Redwood City, California. Crescendo Networks Qwilt video accel partners B2B Cisco content crescendo networks Crescent Point hod hasharon israel juniper landline networks Load Redpoint Ventures redwood city california rob glaser Startup stealth mode trafficQwilt is on the hot on the heels of something big in high-data video delivery.

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Mentoring With LivePlan: Success Story

Up and Running

David Calderon, a teacher at the Villa Park High School in Villa Park City, California, participated in the BEC Boost with his students, and was the mentor to two of the competition’s grand prize winners. How did you hear about the California BEC Boost business plan competition?

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Well, finding a place in Silicon Valley to call home is not the easiest thing to do, but this infographic from Riviera Partners may help. This infographic was first posted on Riviera Partners ‘ blog.

Hiring A Key Executive – Tips For The Hands-On CEO

YoungUpstarts

By Ali Behnam, co-founder of Riviera Partners. Prior to co-founding Riviera Partners , Ali Behnam co-founded and acted as EVP, Operations & Services at PeopleMover. Ali is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a BA in Economics.

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Early Growth Financial Services Announces New Partner and VP of Sales

Early Growth Financial Services

New VP of Sales to lead EGFS business development efforts in California San Francisco, CA Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsource accounting, finance, and tax support firm that provides on-demand services to early-stage companies, has just announced a new partner to their leadership team. Originally published in PRWeb.

Late-stage comeback: Acton Capital Partners in 150M final close of new fund

Fred Destin

Great news for European entrepreneurs of the later stage variety: Acton Capital Partners closes on a EUR 150M maiden fund , the so-called Heureka Growth Fund, presumably named after the discovery of gold in California rather than Archimedes running naked through the streets of Syracuse.

Three Bitcoin Billionaires Share Their Story of How They Moved Early into the Asset Class

Both Sides of the Table

At the recent Upfront Summit my partner Stuart Lander had the opportunity to show some California Love and interview three of the wealthiest Bitcoin owners, each of whom were some of the earliest owners in the asset class and who haven’t sold any of their holdings.

3 Things You Need For Seeking Investors

Up and Running

About the team: ‘Do not come to me by yourself,’ says Mike Scanlin, a longtime venture capitalist and CEO of Born to Sell , an investment tool company based in Los Altos, California. ‘A

Where Does Foundry Group Invest?

Feld Thoughts

In it, he talked about his own experience expanding his investment horizons beyond the bay area, but also mentioned some other folks, including us and USV, where he did a quick analysis of the location of our partner funds.

Rocket Science 4: The Press is Our Best Product

Steve Blank

The positive effect of the tidal wave of press was as a door opener for us to raise money from corporate partners.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

The Maker Movement Is A New Mecca For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Back in the early 2000s, the Maker Movement took hold in California, based on the emergence of such do-it-yourself (DIY) tools as 3-D printers, Google''s SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop, with all the tools you need to make almost anything.

[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

California-based executive search and technical recruiting firm Riviera Partners recently crunched some numbers by aggregating salary figures from the highest paying tech companies and from a recent report covering the correlation of tech skills in demand and expected salary ranges.

SoCal Stunners: Why Homebrew Has Gone South

Hunter Walker

This can be based in the founders (strong hiring relationships locally), the local industry (access to customers, partners, talent) or academic hubs (research, talent).

Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silverton Partners and Floodgate’s new partnership with Capital Factory is offering the incubator’s startups a chance to take their companies to the next level, according to Mike Maples Jr., Floodgate’s managing partner. When I moved to California, one of the things I noticed was that the cost […] The post Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie appeared first on SiliconHills.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners. John Kuhn , who works at BMNT Partners.

How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit

YoungUpstarts

They spend a lot of time, effort and resources on developing a business plan, and even more time and effort on raising capital, finding the right people and developing strategic partners. Millias is the managing partner and co-founder of OUM & Co. by Chris S.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack

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Draft of Cat Hoke’s Upcoming Book – Second Chance

Feld Thoughts

” A few months later I spent the day at California State Prison, Los Angeles County in Lancaster with Cat, 50 EITs (Entrepreneurs-in-training), and 75 volunteers. I’ve been friends with Seth since the mid-1990s when I met him doing diligence for SoftBank in conjunction with Fred Wilson on the investment that SoftBank and Flatiron Partners (Fred and Jerry Colonna’s new VC firm at the time) made in Seth’s company Yoyodyne (later acquired by Yahoo!).

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million In Funding

Austin Startup

million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies. New investors include Felicis Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners. Civitas Learning today announced $8.75 Returning investors include Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Enterprise civitas

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

Both Sides of the Table

Nate Redmond is the managing partner of Rustic Canyon Partners – he’s probably one of the youngest managing partners of a major fund you’ll meet. And no wonder, lately he and his partners are on a tear, investing out of their $200+ million VC fund.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

Whereas we had four partners investing Fund IV we now have six partners actively looking at deals for Fund V. Geographically our strategy is to fund about 50% of our deals in Southern California (from San Diego to Santa Barbara) and 50% of our deals on a national basis.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

Having grown up in Northern California and living near a Japanese family when I was really young, I always had a fascination with Japan and wanted to live there. I looked in the worldwide directory to find the partner in charge of the project who happened to be based in San Francisco.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

Putting Tom Perkins Comments into Context

Both Sides of the Table

Kleiner has taken a lot of s**t in the press over the past few years and as someone who has known many of the partners and staff over the years I find almost all of it unwarranted. So I hate to see the firm saddled with the remnant thoughts of its long retired founding partner.

Unique Workspace Photos from 11 Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

” — Ben Pappas, Call Creator Plus / Sell My Couch; California. California. ” — Stephanie Jiang, Lazy Creatures ; California. Stephen Antisdel, Precept Partners, LLC. ” — Stephen Antisdel, Precept Partners, LLC ; Michigan.

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Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

This time I told him I’d run it by my partners and get their feedback. While roughly 33% of our investments continue to be in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a third city to be named in a week or so) and 33% of our investments are in Colorado (primarily Boulder and Denver), we have developed deep networks in many different cities, including Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis through the other 33% of the investments we’ve made.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

DEMO Report: Startup Creativity Through Variety

ReadWriteStart

The young companies that took the stage Wednesday to kick off the three-day startup fest in Santa Clara, California, demonstrated a surprisingly wide variety of software and Web services. But perhaps the coolest startup on display was Mountain View, California-based NotesCloud.

[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack

YoungUpstarts

Jeffrey Paine, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, Sayanee Basu, Curator of We Build SG and Mohan Belani, Co-Founder & CEO, e27.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Ellis Meng University of Southern California. Principal Investigator: Jacob Schmidt University of California-Los Angeles. Principal Investigator: Karen McDonald University of California-Davis.

How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life

Both Sides of the Table

On September 10th of this year I spent an entire day in California State Prison with people who had committed felonies and worked with them on business plans to help them create legal enterprise upon their release as part of Defy Ventures 6-month training program.

ITSEF III– Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Our Innovation Ecosystem Are Both Matters of National Security

Pascal's View

Mark Weatherford, the Chief Information Security Officer at the State of California , posted on his blog, Securing GovSpace, about his experience as a panelist at the third annual IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum.  Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Foreign Policy Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Science Venture Capital Web/Tech