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).

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

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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

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

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

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.

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.

6 Ways To Attract A Flock Of Angels To Your Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back, I outlined “ 10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative six. I still get a lot of questions on these mysterious and often invisible investors, so here is another attempt to bring them out of the ether.

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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Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains

Agile VC

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.

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.

NIMBOXX Lands $12M in Funding and Launches Company

Austin Startup

The company also announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding from SMC Holdings, a Hong Kong-based institutional investor with a strong track record in backing U.S. NIMBOXX today unveiled its ‘atomic unit’ of the software-defined data center, an all-in-one solution that puts a hyper-scale computing model within reach for organizations of all sizes.

New money into venture explains ups and downs in the market

The Equity Kicker

He also surveyed 72 institutional investors in VC funds who said they think they will maintain their rate of commitments to new funds this year. There’s been a lot of talk recently about what will happen to startup financing in 2016, including here on this blog.

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.

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

Along with Greycroft, I was the first institutional investor in Maker Studios (sold to Disney for nearly $1 billion) and am still the largest investor in Mitu Network , the largest online video producer of Latino content.

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How to Up Your Board Meeting Game as a Founder [Deck Templates 2.0]

View from Seed

Board meetings are not simply about updating your directors and investors about what you’re doing. Some founders hesitate to spin up a board early, maybe due to the perception that investors would try to control the company, maybe out of a concern of putting too many balls in the air at once. At NextView, one founder we invested in last year proactively asked us, as her lone institutional investor, to start doing this.

Don’t Let Investors Conclude Your Startup Is A Hobby

Startup Professionals Musings

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. entrepreneur funding hobby investors startup

The Biggest Threats to My Business

Rob Go

Unlike large funds with hundreds of missions of dollars in each fund, it doesn’t take a huge amount of capital to getting going as a seed investor, so the barriers to entry are not as high. Some founders are able to skip an institutional seed round and go straight to a multi-million dollar A-round where a larger VC puts in the lion’s share of the capital. Non-institutional Leads. The institutions walked, but the round got done.

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.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

*. If you are a 20-something tech entrepreneur you could be forgiven for thinking that seed-stage investors, Angellist Syndicates and widely available angel money always existed. I began asking around who the likely investors were for such a market.

How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves To Thrive

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.

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.

Standart termsheets

The Equity Kicker

Normal termsheets, by contrast, take a position that is favourable to the investor with the expectation that they will be negotiated down. We couldn’t use them as is because they don’t have enough detail on key items, like investor protections and founder vesting.

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

8 Action Items Required To Sustain Market Leadership

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.

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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Founders Finding Funding From Friends May Be Fools

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.

Why Successful Business Owners are Moving Towards On-Demand Marketplace?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Though the on-demand space is still young, the amount of growth it has observed in terms of real revenue and the influx of capital from the institutional investors indicate the revolutionary force it will create on the economy.

The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank

In the stealth phase , prescient angel investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs) start investing in an industry or market segment that others have not yet found. And all of the investors trot out explanations of “why—this time—everything is different&#.

How To Take Money From Friends And Still Be 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.

Some Thoughts On Public and Private Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in the days of the IPOs of Apple and Intel, great tech companies would go public at low valuations, there were dozens of small market makers who would do research on the stocks, and most of the investors in these deals were individuals. Now we have markets that are largely closed to the individual investor. VC investing is largely instititional and limited to "qualified investors" (ie rich people). I had breakfast with Alan Patricof last week.

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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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How to think about cash vs. equity compensation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

This is the key, because Q — what an institutional investor would accept — is a well-understood system. So what kind of return does an angel investor need to make on their $84,000?

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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.

A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat

YoungUpstarts

As a VC and angel investor, I believe deeply in entrepreneurs. There are inherent challenges in raising smaller amounts from many shareholders rather than leveraging larger checks from fewer experienced, accredited investors. By Tom Walker, CEO Rev1 Ventures.

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 To Find An Angel Funding Match For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back, I outlined “ The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative #6. I still get a lot of questions on these mysterious and often invisible investors, so here is another attempt to bring them out of the ether.

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.

Trends: Follow or flee?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

For the institutional investor, it’s a set of bets. I’m not a “big trends” thinker. Maybe that makes me short-sighted, maybe that makes me focussed on reality. How much should you care about “trends?” ” A lot of predictions are easy.