Innovation and Venture Capital in New Jersey

Feld Thoughts

If this topic is interesting or important to you, either as a leader or a feeder in a startup community, or someone in government, academic, or a large company who is exploring or participating in innovation in a geographic ecosystem, give me a shout anytime! The post Innovation and Venture Capital in New Jersey appeared first on Feld Thoughts. If you are a fan of Startup Communities , there’s a lot going on around new initiatives on this front.

Why governments support venture capital

The Equity Kicker

The Canadian government is investing directly in funds, some other governments have followed that model whilst others achieve the same result via manipulation of the tax code. adequate risk capital [for startups] is vital of the economic future [i.e. Venture Capital

Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. If you want to see a fun quote on it, read A History of Silicon Valley which quotes: “ …many venture capital pioneers think the SBIC program did little to advance the art and practice of venture investing. Peter Adams, head of Rockies Venture Club, is quoted a few times.

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Q316 State of Venture Capital Update With Cooley

Feld Thoughts

This quarter they interviewed me as part of it on Quarterly VC Update: Brad Feld on the State of Venture Capital Investing. At the same time, if you are a clearly successful growth company, there is a huge amount of capital available once you’ve reached a point of clear success (often after $20m – $40m has been raised). There is a huge capital supply gap for companies that are in between early startups and companies that are successful growth companies.

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


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

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Recently Upfront Ventures published its outlook for the technology startup world and venture capital overall titled it “ WTF Happened to Winter ?” Since the change in government is still fresh on people’s minds we asked what VCs thought about the Trump Administration.

Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has shared a circular (a regulatory document, in Vietnam speak) for improving the legal environment for venture capital investing in the Socialist state.

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

Steve Blank

This post is about the rise of Chinese venture capital and how it helped build the countries entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital. SBIR and STTR programs, the Torch Program’s funding for new ventures was limited to seed funding the front end.

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. Then, if you win the deal, you have major influence on the development of the start-up through negotiated governance mechanisms like board seats, information rights, anti-dilution rights, etc. But you also have almost no influence on the project in terms of governance. The post Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital appeared first on Version One.

Corporate Venture Capital: Obligatory or Oxymoron?

David Teten

She had so much insight to share that we broke the interview into two parts, 1) Corporate Venture Capital and more broadly, 2) How the Fortune 500 Can Buy, Invest and Partner with the Innovation Economy (coming soon). . Corporate venture funds are also investing earlier today.

How To Lose Fat And Gain Muscle With Venture Capital

David Teten

All venture capital and NIH funding data for CY 2010 – 2014 in USA. A standardized way to look at the issue is to calculate funding per DALY, i.e., the amount of venture capital (both private and corporate) and NIH research funding allocated to combat each year of healthy life lost.

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.”) but then the government got out of the way.

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).

Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor

David Teten

I’ve also published research here on private equity , venture capital , hedge funds and mutual funds , and angel investing , as well as on fund management : origination , due diligence , investment research , and portfolio acceleration. Directors College For Venture Backed Company Directors. TheDeal Corporate Governance Conference. The post Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor appeared first on David Teten.

Daily News Round-up: Self-finance vs. venture capital, Obamacare and “micro” businesses

Up and Running

on lean start-ups : The Times continues the venture capital conversation with Steve Blank , a serial entrepreneur and founder of the lean start-up movement. Finance News micro business obamacare venture capital To V.C. or not to V.C.?

Finding a ‘purpose’ for a venture capital company

The Equity Kicker

Steve Denning is one of my favourite writers on the future of capitalism and management. In government it’s to help citizens. As part of an article about the New Centre of Gravity of Management yesterday he reiterated what is fast becoming a cliche amongst the entrepreneurs I talk to, namely, that all the best business are ‘purpose’ or ‘mission’ driven.

What Government funding is available for startups in NZ?

NZ Entrepreneur

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “What Government funding is available for startups in New Zealand?” ” shortly followed by, “I wonder if there’s any funding for startups from the Government?”

Why This New York Venture Capital Firm is Investing in Canada

David Teten

At our firm, ff Venture Capital , we didn’t aim to go to Canada, but ended up there anyway. We’re a New York based early-stage venture capital firm. Another Canadian firm that’s attracted venture capital is InteraXon *, founded in 2007.

Venture Capital Term Sheets – Redemption Rights

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction This post originally appeared in the “ Ask the Attorney ” column I am writing for VentureBeat ; it is part of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets. Investors are thus given the opportunity to exit their investment by exercising their redemption rights – which is particularly important because venture capital funds have limited lives (typically 10 years).

Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson discussed the role of government grants in helping launch tech companies. Fred is not a fan and argues that evaluating and aiding early-stage companies is not a core competency of government organizations. Venture Capital

The Great European Venture Capital Crisis

Fred Destin

The exercise of drawing up target list of investors has been a depressing one, for the European venture landscape is starting to look extremely depleted. We have three clearly dominant firms based out of London, in the form of Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. European venture capital is out of favor with LP's. The wonderful White Beat Yard / Passion Capital initiative is one such example. Venture Capital *Notable Europe

Government Grants are Not as Free as You Think

Startup Professionals Musings

Grants start as small a few thousand dollars, but can provide millions of dollars in capital to new ventures. It’s time for you to meet state and local government officials, make them aware of what you are doing, and get them excited and working for you.

Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

Grants start as small a few thousand dollars, but can provide millions of dollars in capital to new ventures. Since government grants are funded by tax dollars for specific industries and research, usage of grant funds is carefully monitored.

The Coming Venture Capital Boom


It’s times like these that test what you believe in, and I believe in the Business Cycle, Human Creativity, and the stimulative effect of massive Government spending. Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Venture Capital and tagged business cycle , startup , venture capital.

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

Venture capital in China


First, from his perspective, he would rather pick one or two ventures at a time then spread out investments VC style. It is also tough to have any real governance and control of an investment by just sitting on a board in China, especially if you are monitoring a deal from thousands of miles away. That is one of his gaiting factors in ramping up his ventures. He said it was difficult because the private companies you are selling to are really quasi-government agencies.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in the vaping industry

The Startup Magazine

During that boom, launching a startup was easy, if for a brief moment in time, when capturing the interest of a venture capitalist was a simple as presenting a new idea, and bootstrapping a startup was a realistic option.

Governance Models That Don’t Scale: The World According to Charles T. Munger and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pascal's View

Can you name five successful, long serving CEO’s (excluding Warren Buffett ) whose governance histories are free of the “high-beta” associated with outliers such as Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs ? It is in this context that I found “Corporate Governance According to Charles T.

Connecting the Dots: How New Job Creation, IPO’s, and Venture Capital in America Are Intimately Linked

Pascal's View

6) The most efficient fuel for this IPO engine is venture capital. government dataset compiled by the U.S. Consistent with this success, venture capital has fueled many of the most successful start-ups of the last thirty years.

Managing Your Startup Board?—?A Short Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

A Short Presentation I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the Khosla Ventures CEO Summit this week in Sausalito. venture-capitalManaging Your Startup Board?—?A

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

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. And while the “first mover advantage” was the rallying cry of the last bubble, today’s is: “Massive capital infusion can own the entire market.”

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Whither Venture Capital– A Constructive Perspective from the Kauffman Fellows Program

Pascal's View

There is plenty of ink flowing with speculation on the future of the venture capital industry. First, that entrepreneurial capital is about enabling scale, and the value we deliver as an industry is much the same at any stage or in any environment.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. “We’ve Over the last two months the U.S.

7 Steps To Finding Investors Aligned With Your Values

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from new business owners and startups is about the pain and difficulty raising capital. The “venture capital” model is the only option they know, where they feel they get no mercy, giving up equity and control.

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Israeli Government Reveals High Tech “Bail Out” Plan to Boost the Technology Sector

VC Cafe

T he birth of the Israeli venture capital industry was supported by government programs like Yozma. Another point emphasized in the plan is higher education and academia, because we can’t do without human capital.&#.

New Book by Professor Mannie Manhong Liu and Pascal Levensohn– Venture Capital: Theory and Practice, published by the University of International Business and Economics Press, Beijing

Pascal's View

My contributions to this undergraduate textbook, Venture Capital: Theory & Practice , are the result of two important collaborations. Venture Capital started in China in 1985, when the first government-sponsored venture capital firm was established. In 2006, China’s total venture capital investment reached $1.78 B, becoming number two globally, next to the US; the US venture capital investment was $25.6B

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Incorporating Your Business: Tips to Follow

The Startup Magazine

Going the LLC route, you are not obliged to pay corporate taxes; instead, you will be governed by a pass-through taxation system. The caveat to this is that you won’t be able to access funds from outside sources, especially venture capitalists.

A New VC Crop of Series A Firms


The expansion of the venture capital industry (as explained brilliantly by Eric Feng recently here ) has created space for a new breed of Series A investor, most of whom arrived at this point by slowly scaling up from smaller, more modest seed funds.

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018


6/ Venture Capital In Expansion Phase. Add to the mix that high growth companies now often prefer to stay private longer and some altogether shun public markets, venture capital firms have bulged in size, many of them leading $100M rounds, going multi-stage (from seed to growth to pre-IPO), going global (investing down the street and across the Pacific), and making sure they have enough assets to defend positions in their best companies.

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Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive

Feld Thoughts

We’ve had a very long period of low to no inflation, at least based on the way the government calculates it. While my cynicism around government math and how inflation is calculated is substantial, there isn’t much question that since 2008 capital has been extremely cheap.

VC Governance FAQ: (5) How are VC funds governed differently from the governance standards applied to their portfolio companies?

Pascal's View

This is the fifth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships. The VCs want capital efficiency, which means they want management to do more with less.

How to Get Funding for a Business

Up and Running

Startups have to deal with starting costs and ongoing businesses have to finance growth and working capital. Myth #1: Venture capital is a growing opportunity for funding businesses. Actually, venture capital financing is very rare. Venture capital.

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RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans

This is going to be BIG.

I can't say, however, that the government has a great track record of implementing consistent and sensical policy around this. Side note, since when does the government really care about cheating? It took them forever to act on the obvious steroid usage going on in baseball, and just recently, the government overturned Tom Brady's ban by the NFL for deflating footballs to gain an advantage as a quarterback.