3 Prerequisites for Winning Over Institutional Investors

Inc Startups

Roselle Safran, President of Rosint Labs, discusses successful strategies to prepare for institutional investors. Strategy

Institutional Investor Just Published our Research Study on Disruption of Investing

David Teten

We’re happy to report that Institutional Investor just published our summary of our research study in their April issue: “ Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted ” (about 2,000 words).

VC Governance FAQ: (7) How should institutional investors contact VC funds?

Pascal's View

This is the seventh in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships. Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question; How should institutional investors contact VC funds?

29th Annual ROTH Conference Makes a Statement: Medical & Recreational Marijuana is Big Business

Inc Startups

Wiz Khalifa, opening panels and participants opened a dialogue about America's newest trending industry amongst institutional investors, private equity investors, VCs and execs

Super Specialized Wine and Film Private Equity Funds

Entrepreneurial Growth Culture

The latter offers investors a return on investment of $42.5 Tags: Access to Capital Colombia Institutional Investor Latin America Private Equity USA Nowadays, many people will pull out their red flag if told that some sophisticated financiers are creating specialized private equity funds.

Why Small Businesses Are Becoming a Favored Wall Street Piggy Bank

Inc Startups

Small banks are paring back on business loans as institutional investors and big banks go full throttle

Why Your Business Has a Unicorn Problem

Inc Startups

As institutional investors flood into late-stage investments searching for huge returns, there's danger of a bubble that could hit your own company hard

Pension Funds, Insurance Companies: Meet the Newest Small Business Lenders

Inc Startups

The latest report from online lending platform Biz2Credit highlights important changes in the small business lending market this year, including the participation of institutional investors

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund

SiliconHills

The fund was oversubscribed by $25 million and its limited partners include leading institutional investors, funds of funds and family offices. Next Coast Ventures announced Thursday that it has closed on its debut fund at $85 million. Next Coast Ventures is looking at investing in deals in Austin and in the middle part of the […] The post Austin-based Next Coast Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

In the 10th edition of Traction, we hear the story of Vin Vacanti , co-founder/CEO of Yipit.com (daily deals aggregator) and YipitData (analyzes web data for institutional investors).

The Gift of Feedback, Part V

OnlyOnce

I have a lot of institutional investors in our cap table at Return Path. One was from one of our institutional investors, sharing guidelines and timetables for doing CEO reviews across its portfolio.

March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

The Southern States Business Coalition (SSBC) is bringing some of the country’s leading Plan Sponsors, Institutional Investors, and Alternative Investment professionals to Birmingham, AL, March 3-6 for the Southern States Alternative Investment Symposium 2013.

Intel, McAfee Tout Chip-Software Security Advance

EIN News

endured a decade of small returns, some venture capitalists and institutional investors are adopting a strategy Stocks Trim Losses; Volume Quiet For Blue ChipsU.S. stocks climbed off the day's lows in.

Stocks Trim Losses; Volume Quiet For Blue Chips

EIN News

endured a decade of small returns, some venture capitalists and institutional investors are adopting a strategy * Silver Standard Res * Top-Rated Company U.S. stocks climbed off the day's lows in.

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

Steve Blank

In fact, what happened is activist investors. In 2015 Trian Partners, an activist investor, bought $2.5 The firm wrote a white paper, “Transformation Underway… But Nobody Cares” which essentially said that GE stock was undervalued because investors didn’t believe that Immelt and GE management would do the things needed to deliver a higher stock price and dividends. Activist Investors. There is an upside to an activist investor taking a run at a company.

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LGL to Present at the G8: ThinkEquity's 8th Annual Growth Conference

EIN News

to institutional investors, corporate and private clients, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors. As a Panmure. in The LGL Group's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE: The LGL

Pentagon is investing in a greener military

EIN News

stage, but are already drawing interest from venture capitalists and institutional investors. too high? Have a look at the U.S. military, which spent a whopping $13 billion. Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Millennium HealthCare Inc. to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 2011 Annual Global Investment Conference

EIN News

Institutional investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, sophisticated private investors and include a speech by Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State who will address our. meetings and daily networking opportunities.

Rodman & Renshaw Announces Details of a Financial Services Industry Panel Taking Place on September 13, 2011 During

EIN News

Institutional investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, sophisticated private investors and include a speech by Henry Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State, who will address our. meetings and daily networking opportunities.

TIBCO Software to Present at the 13th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum

EIN News

annual gathering of technology's elite institutional investors, venture capitalists and public and private company executives hosted. trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and

Intuit to Acquire Demandforce for $424MM

abovethecrowd.com

As with Instagram, Benchmark Capital is the largest institutional investor in Demandforce. This morning, Intuit announced its agreement to acquire one of Benchmark’s portfolio companies, Demandforce, for $424mm. Unlike Instagram, which is a consumer application and is extremely well known, Demandforce focuses on local professional businesses and has chosen to keep an intentionally low profile [.]. advertising Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech Demandforce Local

Venture Debt 101

Up and Running

Venture debt provides a very cost-effective way to receive capital from a big financial institution if you have liquidity or existing financial backing from a well-known investor. A considerable number of banks and financial institutions, all which specialize in this type of financing.

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

In the 10th edition of Traction, we hear the story of Vin Vacanti , co-founder/CEO of Yipit.com (daily deals aggregator) and YipitData (analyzes web data for institutional investors).

Bits, Bytes, and the Blockchain: An Overview of Bitcoin

Early Growth Financial Services

Once regarded as part of a libertarian fringe, Bitcoin is increasingly commanding the attention of the world’s major financial institutions, institutional investors, and governmental regulatory bodies. Current estimates put the amount of Bitcoin outstanding at $14.2 million.

Helping the military go green

EIN News

done IPOs but are drawing interest from venture capitalists and institutional investors. too high? Have a look at the U.S. military, which spent a whopping $13 billion. Ocean Power Technologies Inc., company closed a $22 million round of venture capital financing with support from oil service firm

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Shulman: Should Founders Personally Guaranty Bank Loans?

Ask The VC

If, as an entrepreneur, you’ve raised any institution money, the answer should be – as Zack explains – a decisive NFW. In addition, your institutional investors are likely prohibited from doing this by their fund agreements. Their requirement for a personal guarantee from the founders and any owners (including investors) of over 20% of the company is another reason the SBA is a total fail when it comes to lending for high growth companies.

Pentagon is investing in a greener military

EIN News

stage, but are already drawing interest from venture capitalists and institutional investors. too high? Have a look at the U.S. military, which spent a whopping $13 billion. Ocean Power Technologies Inc., whose firm is backed by Enterprise Partners Venture Capital of San Diego, doesn't rule on out

To Understand VCs, Founders Should Meet Their LPs

Hunter Walker

I’m suprised how many founders – even multiple time entrepreneurs – are unfamiliar with the institutional investors that back most of the major venture funds. I don’t think we’re unique in encouraging this mixing (True Ventures & Khosla Ventures do something similar) but it doesn’t seem to have historically been standard practice for venture capitalists to talk about their investors or their economics.

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from Angel investors , called seed investments.

Introducing the New-Look NextView + Seed-Stage Startup Platform

View from Seed

We are quite simply high conviction, hands-on seed investors. – We are seed investors. Although the definition of seed is changing, we are focused on being the first institutional investor for an early-stage company, and most of our investments are pre-traction. One core idea behind our firm is that investors and founders by definition have different goals.

Seeking Investors to Participate in Study on Disruption of Asset Management

David Teten

We are seeking Partner-level investment professionals at hedge funds, mutual funds, VCs, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, and other institutional investors to interview for this research project. .

The SEC and Private Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Two things I would strongly suggest the commission look at is the 500 shareholder rule and the requirements to be a qualified and/or accredited investor to invest in privately held companies. Both of these rules directly or indirectly keep small investors, ie the general public, from investing in privately held companies. Most people do not qualify as accredited or qualified investors so their ability to invest in privately held companies is significantly restricted.

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8 Strategies For Regularly Reinventing Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If your business success so far is based on family and Angel investors, perhaps it’s time to start working with institutional investors and external business partners.

Where Does VC Money Actually Come From? [Flowchart]

View from Seed

Most of the dollars a VC firm invests come from outside limited partner investors (LPs). To better understand VC capital, let’s look more closely at the various types of institutions (LPs) and their raison d’etre : Pension Funds.

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Funding From Friends

Startup Professionals Musings

Then you don’t have to worry about the fact that most angel investors and venture capitalists won’t take a bet on you if none of your friends and family have given you a vote of confidence with money. Treat the transaction as you would expect to be treated by an angel investor or VC.

The Wall Street Journal’s Top Venture Investors Of 2012

Nick O'Neill

When I read the listing of the Wall Street Journal’s top 50 Startups last week, I immediately began wondering which investors had the most portfolio companies in the list. While the article lists out the startups, they don’t let you sort by investor. I reached out to one of my researchers and had them compile all the investors to see who ranked at the top. Unfortunately, it isn’t clear who the individual investors were as the article doesn’t name them.

Don’t Let Investors Conclude Your Startup Is A Hobby

Gust

Even when your startup is a one-man show and lots of fun, a “business” needs some discipline and controls to keep it from being defined as a hobby by investors, and assure some financial return. Invested Interests entrepreneur funding investor processes

Can Pre-Seed Capital Hurt an Entrepreneur’s Chances to Raise Seed from VCs?

View from Seed

Much digital ink has been spilled about what dollar amount constitutes a pre-seed and how that might affect a startup’s ability to go raise a “normal” seed round from institutional investors. ” Those trends increased the typical “institutional seed” round sizes from the previous levels I mentioned to $1.5M-$2M or even more. It all depends on the type of startup, the types of investors, the structure of rounds, and so on.

How Facebook maximized the IPO proceeds, but botched the process

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Investors are happy. Now investors are paying the price. Investors who bought the IPO shares thinking they would immediately go up 20% to 50% were sadly mistaken. Perfect time for a Secondary Offering of the "locked up" shares from early VC investors and employees. .

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The NextView Ventures Manifesto

View from Seed

Most of these rhyme with what we’ve said in the past, but some have also evolved to fit the changing landscape and our own convictions about what really matters for founders and their investors at the seed stage. As the venture capital industry has evolved, more and more seed investors are passing on traditionally “seed stage” startups because there isn’t enough traction. We are first and foremost pre-traction investors. Lead investors are few.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Look for More Than Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from Angel investors , called seed investments.

Landmark Angels and Marcum MicroCap conferences

David Teten

The Landmark Venture Forum is hosted by Landmark Angels , an angel investor group, and will feature 12 promising emerging companies in the digital media space. The Marcum MicroCap Conference is hosted by Marcum LLP and co-presented by CCG Investor Relations. The conference is geared towards investors in small-cap equities; expected attendees include institutional investors, mutual funds, hedge funds, wealth managers, and family offices.

How to Find a VC That Best Fits Your Startup? Ask For Their LP List

ArcticStartup

There aren’t many things more important for startup founders than finding the right investor. Some investors are more sensitive to fluctuations in public equity valuation multiples, while others are less sensitive to the number of exits the fund executes. The Founder-Investor Fit Model.