To Follow On or Not to Follow On

This is going to be BIG.

I know, because those people all used to pitch me as an institutional LP back in the day. That's why I constantly remind companies that when you do an outsized financing price or size-wise, you expose yourself to getting hit bad in a downtown unless you're conservative about how you use the money. If you're doing seed deals, how often does a down round in a seed deal even happen? Some big VCs are awesome at seed, and to a lot of work to help their companies.

VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed

Venture Hacks

The topic was VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round. SlideShare: VC signaling in seed rounds. Chris Dixon: The problem with taking seed money from big VCs. VC signaling in seed rounds.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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He wanted to raise angel money. If your idea is so amazing that it warrants my hard-earned angel money or the money of my LP investors from our fund then why should I take a risk on you if you won’t take a risk on yourself?

Venture Seed vs Angel Seed

Immersive Web

Among the many great discussions, the most critical one in my mind centered on the impact that the source of money can have on an early, seed startup. The discussion covered two main sources of seed funding: Vc and true angel. Isn’t seed money just seed money? Yeah, but not to the VC or the LP’s of a VC. Most seed investments, however, are just that — seeds. Not sprouts or full grown plants, just seeds.

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Venture Seed vs Angel Seed « Immersive Web

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Immersive Web Home About Venture Seed vs Angel Seed I really enjoyed the Boston Angel Boot Camp on June 1. Among the many great discussions, the most critical one in my mind centered on the impact that the source of money can have on an early, seed startup. The discussion covered two main sources of seed funding: Vc and true angel. Isn’t seed money just seed money? Yeah, but not to the VC or the LP’s of a VC.

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Burnham's Beat: Edgeio and the ?Write Once, Publish Everywhere.

Burnham's Beat

I am not sure when they are officially launching but they have raised seed money from a bunch of top tier angels and from my tour of their new site, they appear to be well on their way to having the first vertical search engine that explicitly targets personal listings embedded inside individual web sites and blogs. The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit From the New World of Money. ">. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts.

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Here I Go Again. Why My Second Startup is Different. | Nick Halstead, Cognitive Logic | BoS Europe 2016

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Nick discusses some of the things that he has learned at DataSift he is applying to his new startup, from deciding when to take money, the good and bad of relying on large partners, dealing with organisational change in a high growth business and coping with the everyday stresses and strains of running a business in hyper-growth mode as a first time founder with a young family. it’s important for everything: selling well, raising money, hiring good employees.