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Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J.

Love and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Over the last 20 years, the three of us have worked on lots of things in different configurations, but I’d put the deep friendship we’ve developed ahead of all of our business deals. The post Love and Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital fred wilson Jerry Colonna podcast reboot

Forecasting in venture capital

The Equity Kicker

We need to predict which companies are going to succeed and second guess future trends so we can develop our firms to stay ahead of the curve. Good VCs need to be good forecasters. The main and most surprising insight is that deep expertise doesn’t produce more accurate predictions. open minded. sceptical of deterministic theories.

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.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

The first post described how China built a science and technology infrastructure to support advanced weapons systems development. Like the U.S.

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital


As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than as a cautionary tale of venture capital. Funding on Your Terms.

Hive9 Receives $5.4 Million in Venture Capital


million in funding from LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money to hire five or more additional employees and for product development and marketing, said Darin Hicks, its CEO. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

How ff Venture Capital Works With Universities And Students

David Teten

I meet with a lot of people from the academic world, so I thought it would be helpful to summarize how ff Venture Capital works with universities.

Edgecase Gets $7.5 Million in Venture Capital


million in venture capital. The Austin-based startup received the funds from lead investor Austin Ventures and other investors. The company plans to use the money for research and development and sales and marketing. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Growth Hacking Without Venture Capital

Software By Rob

Paid channels can lead to incredible growth, but let’s be honest, they require at least some capital to do well. Image above from Toban Black.

Pristine Lands $5.4 Million in Venture Capital


Pristine, the startup that develops healthcare apps for Google Glass, has raised $5.4 Austin-based S3 Ventures led the round, which also included Capital Factory, HealthFundr and several clients. The company plans to use the money to expand its research and development, sales, marketing and operations teams. million.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. Single, non-developer (knows how the tech works, though) male w/outsourced offshore tech team, 30’s, dad, white. It also doesn’t guarantee that any developer will want to work for you—so lack of a tech team isn’t instantly solved by cash.

When, Where, and How to Raise Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

All the products they could develop. And as they sit and dream, most entrepreneurs think about venture capitalists.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different.

On Human Capital & Venture Capital


My (very rudimentary) graph of the relationship between human capital and financial capital in a company’s evolution.

A 12 Step Program for Breaking An Addiction to Venture Capital

Bryce Dot VC

Venture Capital is a hell of a drug. At Step 2- Came to believe that a metric greater than our valuation could restore us to sanity. Step 3- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the uncompromising vision of the business we are uniquely qualified to build, not the one best suited to attract VC investment.

Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

The VCs operating in Vietnam since the early 2000s are: Mekong Capital , IDG Ventures Vietnam, Dragon Capital and DFJ Vina Capital.

CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital


million in venture capital. Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital co-led the round. CognitiveScale plans to use the money to expand its salesforce and on research and development of its product portfolio. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

Trending – Baird: RIM Is Bleeding Developers. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. MarketWatch.

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.” And come to think of it, is there really only one kind of innovation, that which results in the development of a new compound or a new technology?

Why You Don't Need Venture Capital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So often, young entrepreneurs think the viability of their fledgling company depends on their ability to intrigue investors and raise capital. But the truth is, raising capital is often a pipe dream. Don't get discouraged, though: Raising capital should be the least of your concerns. The reality is, no bank will give you a loan.

How to Get a VC Meeting – the flowchart

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development , Venture Capital. Customer Development Venture Capital

How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

Growthink Blog

Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That's a lot. read more.

Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Lobby.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

billion in venture capital money. Still, raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. companies raised $7.2

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

SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. 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. Twitter.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

VCAP© Addresses the Gap between Venture Capital and Funding for Women and Diverse Entrepreneurs. New York Policy Venture Capital

A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds

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2) Supply and demand of capital willing to invest in your company. Sometimes, this also relates to capital requirements of what the team needs.

Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for startups with real products and a proven business model, ready to scale.

How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying

This is going to be BIG.

After checking out The Information's "open dataset" on diversity in venture capital , I felt pretty disappointed. I went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Not directly, anyway.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Or at least venture-style returns. Not to mention providing the capital for growth. This led to an explosion in startups. Funny, that.

Young Startups Are Getting the Short End of the Venture Capital Stick

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Becoming more risk-averse, angels and VCs are focusing on companies that have already moved past the early stages of development. Venture capitalists are spending their money on more established companies rather than young startups , according to data from the first quarter of this year. In an interview with Inc.,

Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First

Both Sides of the Table

I know that the tone of the title and post will seem a bit aggressive for a post from a venture capitalist on fund raising. It is 2010.

How Women and Minorities Can Overcome Venture Capital Investing Bias

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For fun, I was pitted in a mock debate with a Bay Area venture capitalist. So when should you should go see a venture capitalist?

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

This creates a low-pressure environment for developers to explore and learn about startups. Others range from students to senior developers.

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Why Venture Capital Firms Need To Add Market Development Expertise To Their Organizations

Austin Startup

I was chatting with a couple of venture capital (VC) guys from 2 different firms recently and something dawned on us - Most VC firms are not well equipped to deal with the disruptive changes ongoing in the technology field today. Especially when it comes to marketing and sales execution. Continue reading → Enterprise B2B Sales

The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries.

Worked Up about Unrealistic Venture Capital Valuation

Growthink Blog

So, Mike tells me he wants to raise a first round of venture capital based on a $100 million valuation. Now, anyone who knows anything about venture capital will literally laugh when they read a line like that. And how most likely, the chance of him raising venture capital with just an idea was zero.

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