True Stories of the NCIS with Oblong Mezzanine

Feld Thoughts

I like NCIS, but I’m especially excited about Oblong’s Mezzanine product being a central part of the show. The post True Stories of the NCIS with Oblong Mezzanine appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Investments mezzanine ncis oblong

Mercy Hospital Virtual Care Center Supported By Oblong

Feld Thoughts

My friends at Oblong have been involved in some very cool new installations of their Mezzanine product in different vertical markets. Investments collaboration HIMSS mercy mezzanine oblong virtual care center

Getting Your Demos Right

Feld Thoughts

The demo is iconic and amazing, but it takes too long and is too abstract for their corporate customers buying Oblong’s Mezzanine product. For several months, I kept banging on them to set up a simple use case, which is the how I use the Mezzanine system in our office.

Price of Admission Is An Amazing Product

Feld Thoughts

Accenture just launched their Connected Analytics Experience’s immersive environment which is enabled by Mezzanine. As a daily user of Mezzanine, it actually makes video conference and collaboration tolerable. Technology 3dr bb8 glowforge mezzanine oblong product sphero teslaAs I read about the unveiling of the Tesla Model X , I have two thoughts. The first one is “I want” (hint: Amy – you need to replace your red Range Rover.)

How’s That No Travel Thing Working For You?

Feld Thoughts

I’ve also started using my Mezzanine video conferencing system extensively – it’s just incredible. Life Boulder life mezzanine oblong travel video conferencing I stopped travelling mid-May (I arrived home in Boulder from San Francisco on 5/17). I’ve decided not to travel at all for the rest of 2013, except for three personal trips (my parents 50th anniversary, Amy’s birthday, and my birthday.)

What’s Old Is New Again

Feld Thoughts

A year ago the present caught up with the future and their first product, Mezzanine , came to life. My Investments future mezzanine oblong pixels user interfaceOver the weekend, Kwin Kramer, the CEO of Oblong , wrote a great essay on TechCrunch titled Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment. He starts off with a great Mark Twain quote. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

The New Venture Landscape

K9 Ventures

Series C/D is the new Mezzanine. Opinion VC Mezzanine pre-seed seed Series A Series B Series C venture capital venture landscape Venture Spiral In May 2011, I wrote the post: Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral. That post got a lot of attention because back then all the buzz was about “Super Angels.” ” The venture landscape was evolving and had reached a point where Super Angels were an important part of the ecosystem.

Getting a New Receptionist with TextUs.Biz

Feld Thoughts

As a result, we redesigned the entrance to our office with “Receptionist” front and center, a new lobby, and a Mezzanine room. While I have nothing against receptionists, I’ve always felt like it was a thankless job that should be able to easily be replaced by the machines.

Through the Looking Glass

Feld Thoughts

Our first 3D-related investment was Oblong , which has reinvented the way we engage with computers (which we call infopresence ) through the use of their 3D spatial operating system called g-speak and their collaboration product Mezzanine.

This Is The Droid You Are Looking For

Feld Thoughts

If you hang around in our office at Foundry Group you see plenty of Makerbots, Fitbits, an Oblong Mezzanine, an Occipital Structure Sensor, ModRobotics Cubelets, littleBits, 3D Robotics drones, and Spheros.

How To Make The Most Of Your Small Startup Office

YoungUpstarts

A much simpler but equally as effective option is installing a mezzanine warehouse. Get in touch with a specialist company, like Invicta Mezzanine Floor, to learn how you can better utilise high ceilings and create a whole new level of floor space in your building. #3:

Today’s Fun – Gnip, Twitter, Uncommon Stock, and Pre-Seed Rounds

Feld Thoughts

Series C/D is the new Mezzanine. FSA (Feld Service Announcement) – my version of a “public service announcement”: Moz is on the hunt for a VP of UX and Design. This role is one of our most crucial hires this year. The ideal candidate will come to us with experience and examples to show of very complex, technical projects that s/he made simple and fun.

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My Plan to Master Video Conferencing

Feld Thoughts

At the high end, we use Oblong’s Mezzanine. It integrates directly with a Cisco system so you get the Mezzanine experience virtualizing the Cisco high end video conferencing. I’ve decided not to travel for the rest of 2013. There are a lot of inputs into this decision, including the fact that I’ve been travelling 50% – 75% of the time for the last 20 years and I’m just tired of it.

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10 Keys To Evolution From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

They need a large infusion from venture capitalists, private equity, bank loans, or mezzanine financing. Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service.

10 Steps To Scaling Your Startup Toward A Fortune 500

Startup Professionals Musings

They need a large infusion from venture capitalists, private equity, bank loans, or mezzanine financing. Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service.

This Friday at NYU-Annual Stern Private Equity Conference

David Teten

The Stern Private Equity Club will host its 8 th Annual Stern Private Equity Conference on Friday, March 1 st , 2013. Keynote Speakers are Andrea Bonomi (Chairman of Investindustrial), Mark Dzialga (Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee at General Atlantic) & me.

The Next Business Stage Requires Aggressive Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

They need a large infusion from venture capitalists, private equity, bank loans, or mezzanine financing. Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service.

IVC PE Survey: Private Equity Deals Booming in Israel

VC Cafe

2)mezzanine – One mezzanine financing accounted for $50 million, or 18 percent of the aggregate deal value, compared to $7 million (two deals) or 5 percent in the previous quarter, and $10 million (one deal) or 6 percent in Q3 2009. (3)distressed

Financing Acquisitions: Keys to Structuring the Deal And Obtaining The Funding

YoungUpstarts

Many acquisitions in the middle market require a combination of senior debt and some type of equity or quasi-equity like mezzanine financing. by Kenneth H.

The 5 Key Stages of Equity Funding

Growthink Blog

Mezzanine Financing Most companies that raise equity capital and are eventually acquired or go public receive multiple rounds of financing first. Mezzanine investors generally take less risk, since the company is generally solid and poised to "cash out" relatively quickly.

Decline in Private Equity Deals in Israel for Q1 2011

VC Cafe

One mezzanine financing accounted for $36 million or 17 percent of aggregate deal value, compared to $68 million (three deals) or 8 percent in the previous quarter, and $63 million (one deal) or 6 percent in Q1 2010.

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Late stage large regionally based funds that invest in late stage or mezzanine deals. Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster.

Early Seed Financing Terms Endure… Whether We Like It or Not

Genuine VC

Dharmesh Shah had a great post up last week about the lessons learned from raising a mezzanine round of financing. It’s really interesting, but perhaps only applicable to a more limited set of entrepreneurs. However, there was one gem of a small section in there with a more widely acceptable takeaway: “It turns out that the terms from your Series A are most often cut and pasted into your later round deals.

Ten Takeaways from Deloitte’s 2010 Israel VC Indicator Survey

VC Cafe

13% of respondents believe this gap to be in Mezzanine financing and no venture capitalist believes that there is no investment gap.

Israel 101

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

As some of the last generation of startups have gotten bigger many VCs have also chased later-stage investments that were traditionally dominated by growth equity or mezzanine funds.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

Founded in 1970, NAIC firms invest in venture (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/distressed/secondary funds).

Show Me the Money: What are my Financing Options for my Business?

Up and Running

Traditional banks, government programs, credit unions, micro-lenders, and mezzanine funds all have initiatives to help businesses at all stages of development. Image via Wikipedia.

Twitter Link Roundup #153 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Surprising Insights From HubSpot’s $35M Mezzanine Round | ON Startups – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

The Pre-Seed FAQ

K9 Ventures

Series C/D is the new Mezzanine. One of the people I respect the most in the VC/PE media ecosystem is Dan Primack. I’ve been an avid reader of Dan’s Term Sheet while he was at Fortune , and now Pro Rata at Axios. His writings and knowledge of the inner workings of the VC/PE ecosystem is impressive, and I have learned a lot from reading his columns over the years.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

Founded in 1970, NAIC firms deposit in try (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/ distressed/secondary funds). HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below. If you’re from a major media outlet, please contact me to attend as a guest the pitch night in midtown Manhattan on June 27.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

And this is happening in mezzanine (pre-IPO) deals as well. This post originally ran on TechCrunch. I recently spoke at the Founder Showcase at the request of Adeo Ressi. I asked what the audience most needed to hear.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

Founded in 1970, NAIC firms deposit in try (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/ distressed/secondary funds). HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below. If you’re from a major media outlet, please contact me to attend as a guest the pitch night in midtown Manhattan on June 27.

Scaling the Chasm

Seeing Both Sides

Financing: Do we have the metrics to support a growth or mezzanine round? One of my favorite business books of all time is Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore. It is a classic.

The Second VC Round – A True Test of Scalability

Scalable Startup

The second round can also be a mezzanine, or pre-IPO round, or even the IPO itself. The Second Round, or “B Round”, or “Follow On” round can be the achilles heel of a startup. It requires much more than a first injection of funding especially in the current healthy seed and angel investing environment.

ProfessorVC: Survey says VC's invest on Gut Instinct

Professor VC

One other chart worth noting is the the expected returns from various private capital providers (Banks, Asset based lenders, Mezzanine, Private Equity and VC). ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Thursday, September 24, 2009. Survey says VCs invest on Gut Instinct.

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter 2010 Unveils Promising Growth Companies Ahead of Conference

VC Adventure

Twenty Companies Ranging From Seed Stage to Mezzanine Will Showcase Next Generation Technologies from Various Industries at the 27 th Annual VCIR Winter 2010 Conference. Denver, CO, February 23, 2010 – The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association today unveiled its final lineup of growth companies at the 27 th annual Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) 2010 Winter conference.

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter 2010 Unveils Promising Growth Companies Ahead of Conference

VC Adventure

Twenty Companies Ranging From Seed Stage to Mezzanine Will Showcase Next Generation Technologies from Various Industries at the 27 th Annual VCIR Winter 2010 Conference Denver, CO, February 23, 2010 – The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association today unveiled its final lineup of growth companies at the 27 th annual Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) 2010 Winter conference.

Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy? Think Again.

techcrunch.com

Researchers polled experts in lending, mezzanine capital, private equity, venture capital and private businesses themselves.