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Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees

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The advantage, for all the investors (the VCs and their LPs), is that $100m gets put to work as invested capital, rather than just $85m.

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

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The last few funding corrections saw many great companies disappear due to bad capital planning / high burn rates. Why does this matter?

Lightspeed is growing our Consumer Investing team

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Alex Taussig joined us as a partner from Highland Capital Partners where he spent the last 7 years as a venture capitalist. 2016 LSVP Team

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What Investors Want to Know Before They Commit

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A Fortune 100 investor outlines what questions he would ask before signing on the dotted line. What is your view on the trends among retailers?

NEA Closes $2.6 Billion Venture Capital Fund

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In two months, the venture capital firm raised one of the largest venture funds ever. New Enterprise Associates closed a $2.6

Institutional Venture Partners Raises $1 Billion Fund

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The firm raised the $1 billion fund, IVP XIV, over four months and now manages $4 billion in committed capital.

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SEC Gives VC and Smaller Private Fund Managers Limited Relief from Investment Adviser Registration

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Investment managers of private funds (”Private Fund Managers”) such as venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge funds (i.e.,

Max Niederhofer Joins Copenhagen's Sunstone Capital

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Sunstone Capital has now added Max Niederhofer as a partner in its Copenhagen office, after leaving his position as Vice President in Accel Partners'' London office. At Sunstone, we are building Europe’s premier, early-stage, West Coast-style venture capital firm. His personal investements include Last.fm, among others.

Recycling: The challenge and the opportunity for a Seed stage VC

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When Limited Partners (LPs) invest in a venture fund, they agree to pay an annual Management Fee on committed capital, usually on a declining scale over a 10 year period. LPs generally expect to have 100% of their investment working for them, and best practice is to invest up to around 120% of committed capital when possible.

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Are you a fund with committed capital? Some firms prefer to lead. Others never do. At some firms, principals can lead deals. At others, only partners can. At some firms, everyone is called a partner. Who can lead a deal then? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Sometimes, it depends on the size of the deal. Some funds aren't funds at all. They're family offices.

How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation How to deal with bad PR March 5, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in PR. By restating the rumours, Coke helps to propagate them. Its web page is a magnet for search engines.

Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.

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Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders January 14, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in founders , mistakes. We funded Siqi and Alex Le at Serious Business. Reply 2.

Royalty Based Financing As A New Tool for Start-Up Financing?

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Felder of Foley & Lardner LLP With the market still in flux, raising capital for companies -- whether equity or debt -- remains a challenge. One innovative vehicle for raising capital that is generating attention in the market lately is royalty-based financing. By Beth J. three times the original loan amount). Beth J. Full Bio. Foley.

Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. trackback We continue to be very enthusiastic about the tremendous amount of opportunity in the Enterprise Infrastructure sector for 2011. In terms of really working with “Big Data,” Google started it.

If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either December 24, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in advertising , local. Comments » 1.

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Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Once you’ve decided to make the change, run with it right away, and with commitment. Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. Pivot fast.

The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained « Lightspeed.

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Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained April 12, 2011 Posted by John Vrionis in 2011 , blogging , start-up , startup , startups , Summer Program , Venture Capital. Starting last year, we made a commitment to every team we accept. Background. We had to draw the line somewhere.

Taking Your Pro Rata as Angel Investing Strategy - DShen's Blogs

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In the world of the so-called lean startup and capital efficiency, everyone talks about finding a startup that only requires one round of financing, then gets to breakeven and profitability without requiring more rounds of financing. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Archives. Search.

How VCs Make Money….Hopefully

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First, VCs get capital commitments from limited partners (i.e., That means that it has capital commitments from investors of $100mm. Capital is called when needed for investment, fund expenses or management fee. All capital returned from investment gets paid out. Here is a short explanation. investors).

How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.

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For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. These are the numbers in blue. Thanks.

Interview with Mike Brown Jr. of AOL Ventures

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We’re a small fund with $30M of committed capital, so we focus on Seed and Series A opportunities. I get it, but that’s not a logical investment thesis for us to deploy capital against. Venture Capital AOL Ventures corporate VC startupI had the chance to chat with Mike Brown Jr., CrunchBase Profile for AOL Ventures ).

The Expanding Birthrate Of Web Startups

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I like to think of the venture capital business like parenting. When I invest in a company, I am committing to the care and feeding of the company until cash flow breakeven (the startup equivalent of adulthood). I see the capital calls. When a fund has called 40% of its committed capital six months into its existence, I worry.

The TTD Investment and the IA Ventures Model

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Gearing up for Global Expansion - The Series B As the Company was rapidly expanding its global footprint, we as a Board decided it made sense to put more capital on the balance sheet to both support growth as well as secure a substantially larger credit line for financing receivables and a slice of term debt. So far, so good. Perhaps.

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How can you improve LTV and CAC? « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation How can you improve LTV and CAC? June 15, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in CAC , ltv. I’ll post more about this later. Both metrics are very important. Reply 2. Reply 3.

Big day for Living Social – $10 for a $20 Amazon gift certificate.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Big day for Living Social – $10 for a $20 Amazon gift certificate January 19, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in amazon , living social. Comments » 1. Reply 2.

Internet/Media: 5 things that will define 2011 « Lightspeed.

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The resulting web traffic represents top-of-the-funnel users who are interested in learning more about the products/services, but not ready to commit just yet. Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. The New Year will create tons of opportunities.

VC Returns through 12/31/06

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Today, the NVCA released venture capital returns performance data through year-end 2006. Tags: return data venture capital and Google.

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation 2011 Consumer Internet Predictions December 3, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in 2011 , advertising , Consumer internet , Ecommerce , ltv , mobile , predictions , social games.

Via Venture Partners Raises A New Fund Of EUR 134 Million Targeting Nordic ICT

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Via Venture Partners has announced (PDF) raising of a new fund. The fund is its second, amounting to 134 million euros.

Startup CEO New Years Resolutions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Startup CEO New Years Resolutions January 6, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in 2011 , culture , growth , HR , new years resolutions , product management. Comments » 1.

How To Change The World - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

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 Get others committed to your enterprise on the team with you.   Reduce donor risk and raise effectiveness of committed capital.  Get others committed to your enterprise on the team with you.   Reduce donor risk and raise effectiveness of committed capital. Archives. Profile. Search.

Oncos Therapeutics Raises € 4M From HealthCap To Develop Cancer Treatments

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HealthCap is one of the largest specialized providers of venture capital within life sciences in Europe with committed capital exceeding € 800 million.

Lessons from leaders in virtual goods « Lightspeed Venture.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Lessons from leaders in virtual goods October 30, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in digital goods , virtual goods. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1.

Notes from my keynote at Engage Expo Virtual Goods conference today

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Notes from my keynote at Engage Expo Virtual Goods conference today September 23, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in games 2.0 , virtual goods. Comments » 1.

Awesome stats on social game purchasing « Lightspeed Venture.

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Awesome stats on social game purchasing September 23, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in virtual goods. Read the whole thing and see the pretty charts here.

Congrats to Living Social for launching 25 new cities today.

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10% of ecommerce sites convert at better than 8%

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation 10% of ecommerce sites convert at better than 8% June 17, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in Ecommerce. Comments » No comments yet — be the first.

Best practices in MMOG metrics « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

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Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Best practices in MMOG metrics April 30, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in games , games 2.0 , gaming , metrics. Like Be the first to like this post. Blog at WordPress.com.

$2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.

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