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Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. SF proper and the broader bay area make up 25% of the global venture capital investment activity (~$10bn out of $42bn).

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Richard Florida continues to write amazing stuff about Startup Communities in The Atlantic Online. Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities. In it, he looked at Venture Capital financing (total dollars and number of deals) on a per-capital basis. The post Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. The Drawbacks of Venture Capital. One Florida franchise was doing well, so its owner wanted to expand to a second location.

Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition

Thinking About Thinking

This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ). This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs. Many thanks to my colleagues at Volition Capital for their assistance with this directory - we hope it’s a useful service for everyone. . Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC (81,483). Mike Speiser, SutterHill Ventures, Laserlike (490).

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

online.wsj.com

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. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. backed by venture capitalists. Florida. High Capital Franchises. Florida.

Fredsquare

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But while I’m running things, if Fred tells me to do or not do something, I will obey, so long as the order does not violate any law imposed by the US Federal government or the state of Florida, USA. Games hacking education Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

I hypothesize that unlike bubbles in other sectors – tulips, Florida land prices, housing, financial – tech bubbles create lasting value. Instead, today the McDonalds in plazas labeled “Revolutionary Square” has been the victory parade for democracy and capitalism. Filed under: Family/Career , Secret History of Silicon Valley , Venture Capital. Family/Career Secret History of Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Florida Venture Capital Conference 2008: It's Gonna Be Big, Again

Florida Venture Blog

The 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference is gearing up for another record year. You can see my wrap-up posts from the last two conferences at Florida Venture Capital Conference 2006 Day 1 , Day 2 , Day 3 and Florida Venture Capital Conference 2007.

Florida Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Interviews

Florida Venture Blog

Phil Leigh of Inside Digital Media caught me at the Florida Venture Capital Conference and we sat down to discuss the state of Florida entrepreneurship and venture capital. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida venture capital phil leigh inside digital media interview david bayer inflexion florida venture capital conference databanq

The Pony’s Lucky Horseshoe

David Cohen

To date, I’m an investor in more than 500 companies, mostly through Techstars and our related venture funds. If I had still been living in Florida (where I was born) I would not have been in Ryan’s path on that particular drive. Venture Capital Jerry Neumann’s “ Betting on the Ponies ” is easily the single best thing I’ve read online in 2014.

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Just a get-your-reservations-now reminder for the upcoming Florida Venture Capital Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, February 6-7, 2007. Note that February 4th is Superbowl XLI , being played in South Florida so hotel rooms could be in short supply. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida venture capital conference florida venture forum conferences

Presenting Companies at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

The following companies were selected to present at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference. ReDesigning Women is the winner of the Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Florida Venture Capital Conference Presenters Announced

Florida Venture Blog

Florida Venture Forum just anounced their Christmas present to some worthy Florida technology companies -- presentations at the Florida Venture Capital Conference at Sawgrass. Northern Florida and Panhandle - Cogon Systems Inc. Merry Christmas!

Florida Venture Capital Conference Recap and Best of Show

Florida Venture Blog

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference wrap-up Boca Resort venue was awesome, particularly for those who participated in the resort course golf tourney. I really enjoyed last year's Capital Steps show, but found myself checking my Treo too often this time around.

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Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Dry Powder = Venture Capital Reserves

Florida Venture Blog

An investor that doesn't reserve properly can also impact your ability to raise future capital, because lack of insider reserves can signal weakness to new investors. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida venture capital dry powder vcfaq venture capital reserves

What happens when you find the right journalist for the story

This is going to be BIG.

I''m incredibly excited to announce Brooklyn Bridge Ventures'' investment in Plum Print. She''s a mom herself and her family is a big part of why she lives down in Florida. Venture Capital & Technology Plum Print turns your kid''s artwork into buyable merchandise like coffee table books, and soon note cards, framed prints, and calendars.

2012 Florida Venture Capital Conference - Call for Sponsors and Presenting Companies

EIN News

be presenters at its 21st Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, to be held January 31 through. were venture capital firms from across the U.S., become a "must attend" networking opportunity for venture capitalists and other investors interested in emerging Florida Europe and South America representing billions of.

Florida Opportunity Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Despite my time off the grid for the holidays it was hard to miss some of the buzz around the recently announced Florida Opportunity Fund. A pool of $30M split among a few early-stage venture funds isn't going to change the state's venture ecosystem overnight.

Florida Opportunity Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Despite my time off the grid for the holidays it was hard to miss some of the buzz around the recently announced Florida Opportunity Fund. A pool of $30M split among a few early-stage venture funds isn't going to change the state's venture ecosystem overnight.

Florida BioDatabase

Florida Venture Blog

A friend of mine, Mike Schmitt, has been collaborating with the University of Florida for some time on a database for Florida's biotech sector. Some early results from that work are now available via the Florida BioDatabase , hosted by the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator.

Florida Growth Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Earlier this week I attended a Florida Venture Forum welcome event for the Florida Growth Fund, a $250 million hybrid fund-of-funds managed by Hamilton Lane for the Florida State Board of Administration.

Florida Growth Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Earlier this week I attended a Florida Venture Forum welcome event for the Florida Growth Fund, a $250 million hybrid fund-of-funds managed by Hamilton Lane for the Florida State Board of Administration.

Florida Growth Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Earlier this week I attended a Florida Venture Forum welcome event for the Florida Growth Fund, a $250 million hybrid fund-of-funds managed by Hamilton Lane for the Florida State Board of Administration. A say “hybrid” because the fund has two missions: 1) invest into Florida-focused venture capital funds and 2) invest directly into Florida companies. […].

The Florida Venture Forum Announces Presenting Companies for 2011 Early Stage Venture Capital Conference

EIN News

companies to present at its Early Stage Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Reunion. concept to provide domestic "intermodal" service between U.S. ports that can help solve a looming. from electrical fires claiming annually, in the United States alone, about $1.4 billion in property damages/losses

FVCC 2006, Day 1: Duffers and Dinner at Florida Venture Forum

Florida Venture Blog

If the 2006 Florida Venture Capital Conference is any indicator, the venture vibe is up in the sunshine state. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

E&Y/VentureOne Shows 2005 Florida Boost

Florida Venture Blog

Interesting VC stats show 46% increase in FL venture investments, but in fewer deals. Venture capital investment in Florida in 2005 soared 46 percent to $389 million versus the previous year -- its best showing since the dot-com days of 2002, according to the Quarterly Venture Capital Report released Monday by Ernst & Young and Venture One. Nationally, venture capital investment was up 2 percent at $22.1

How Large Corporations Can Learn From the Innovation Economy

David Teten

Florida Market Research Mergers & Acquisitions Presentations and Conferences Software Venture CapitalOne of the core functions of a VC is to identify the next generation of disruptive companies.

Florida Entrepreneurs in the Valley

Florida Venture Blog

It was a nice reunion, giving me a taste of the impact Florida entrepreneurs are making in the Bay Area. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Florida Statewide Business Plan Competition

Florida Venture Blog

Last week I had the pleasure of judging the Sunshine State Venture Challenge -- Florida's only statewide business plan competition. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! florida companies erica courtney sophisticated finance business plan sunshine state venture challenge redesigningwomen robert hacker operators blog tonerite chuck papgeorgiou

The Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

crowdSPRING Blog

This is not true in all sectors – for example, women are being nearly completely left out of the venture capital game. Did you know that women start businesses at 1.5x the U.S. national average?

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

Both Sides of the Table

While many of my friends bragged about their 5 condos in Florida I kept talking about how the real estate market was in a bubble – their gains an illusion. They have marked-up paper gains propped up by an over excited venture capital market that has validated their investments.

Private Equity and Social Media

David Teten

I’m giving a talk next month on “ How Private Equity Funds Raise Capital and Source Deals with Social Media” at Terrapinn’s Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America conference in Miami. Raise capital. Alternative Assets ff Venture Capital Florida Presentations and Conferences Private Equity Social Media Venture Capital

Florida: Center of the Feediverse?

Florida Venture Blog

Congratulations to Florida blogger Rogers Cadenhead and his blog Workbench for winning "Feed of the Year" in Feedster's countdown. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

Venture Capital Conferences to Attend in 2010

Southeast VC

If you are thinking about raising capital, here is a list of some of the upcoming venture conferences in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic: Florida Venture Forum's - 2010 Venture Capital Conference, February 2 & 3, Champions Gate, FL. Southeast Venture Conference - February 24 & 25, Tysons Corner, VA. CED's   Venture   Conference  - April 20-22, Pinehurst, NC.

Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Florida Venture Blog

Congratulations to student entrepreneurs Ryan Tseng (left) and Alex Nogueras (right) who won Florida's inaugural statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The winner was Alex Nogueras, graduate of Florida International University, and his G-Force line of ergonomic garden tools.

How to Start a Travel Agency

Up and Running

Are you seeking a loan or investment from an angel investor or venture capital firm? In California, Washington, Hawaii, Iowa, and Florida, you’ll need a Seller of Travel license. From personal funds to venture capital funding, it’s all a possibility.

VCDB: Venture Funds by Keyword, Geography, Assets and Blogs?

Florida Venture Blog

and some of it needs some scrubbing, but the resulting mashup is another great step behind the curtain of raising venture capital. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! vc database florida venture capital vcdb matt winn

VentureGeeks Unveils Pre-Seed Investments in Five Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

The fund is backed by David Moche, a Florida based real estate investor, and one of the co-founders of About.com. GeekVentures Lassoit Nogeno Shop Rooster SixScan Sleeve VentureGeek Veradata app easy hack Genesis hack attacks Israel Israeli startups level nogeno real estate investor seed investments shop rooster student venture capital VentureGeeks y combinator

FVCC 2006, Day 3: Panels, Presentations, and a Sneak Peek

Florida Venture Blog

- Venture Capital State of the Industry: Mark Heesen of the NVCA , as usual, brought a mound of stats and declared the state of the venture industry was good with growing company and fund investments. Themes: more early-stage investing will come with new funds being raised, Florida is getting a lot of attention from outside funds, funds are syndicating with FL/non-FL synergies, more talk about services than I usually hear.