How VCs Structure a Syndicate and Recruit Coinvestors

David Teten

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York Fast Track offers a company quick visibility to serious potential investors, some of whom can be very additive. Although EquityZen is primarily an online marketplace for secondary shares in private companies, they also offer syndicated primary investments. This is primarily an advantage for the underlying investor in the company, not the VC leading the syndicate. .

HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein

David Teten

Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures , will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY. In December 2010, Richard Kane, then-President, Harvard Business School Club of New York , asked me if I’d like to found an HBS alumni-affiliated angel group in NY. about 150 for Golden Seeds in New York, the largest group). We are also the second or third most active angel group in New York, depending on which metric you use.

HBS Alumni Angels assets for investing in women and minority-led startups

David Teten

Because of our large network, we can identify angels who have very specific industry background pertinent to a given company, and solicit them to join a given syndicate. Diversity Entrepreneurship HBS Alumni Angels New York NextNY Venture Capital WomenHarvard Business School is featuring an article about the Venture Capital Access Program on the website of the U.S. Competitiveness project.

Another $100,000 For Every TechStars Company

Feld Thoughts

Today, TechStars announced that they’ve raised $24 million from a broad syndicate of investors to fund an additional $100,000 for every TechStars company going forward. There are lots of good articles on the news – two of them are at TechCrunch ( Startup Incubator TechStars Raises $24M, Increases Funding For Each Company By $100K ) and Launch ( TechStars Offering Extra $100K to All Companies with New $24M Fund.).

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

I decided to sit on it for a while and continue to ponder the history of VC in the 1980’s and the current era we are experiencing to see if anything new appeared after Jerry’s post. Take a look at the founding syndicates of each: Masstor Sytems (5/1979). Quantum Corporation (6/1980). What is striking about these syndicates is that nobody had any meaningful capital, which forced syndication and cooperation.

Stop Networking and Start Focusing on Relationships That Matter

Duct Tape Marketing

He and I discuss his new book, Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter. Gerber is an internationally syndicated columnist, author of Never Get a “Real” Job and co-author of Superconnector.

Just Starting Up: 15 Bloggers You Should Read

Early Growth Financial Services

Gene Marks Gene is the leading expert on small businesses, with an active readership across multiple syndication platforms. This guest post by David Cheng was originally published on Zenpayroll. If you’re looking to start a business, there’s no better time.

As a new independent angel investor, how will I find new companies to invest in?


For a new angel investor, by far the best thing to do is to join a local angel investor group that belongs to the Angel Capital Association. Most groups run regular education sessions for new members, and provide mentoring for less experienced investors by those with many deals under their belt. The typical US angel group will receive a dozen or more funding applications from startups each month; the most active ones, such as New York Angels will receive over 100.

[INTERVIEW] Eldon Mascoll, Toronto Entrepreneur, Founder Of Freedom Park Media Group


a production company that produced Phat TV for Canadian broadcaster CFMT Television, as well as a year-end television special, “Phat TV 97”, that was syndicated nationally in the U.S. Mascoll’s experience then took him to New York City, where he immersed himself in the advertising world, working on several campaigns with major national clients like Pepsi, Target and Burger King. It’s scary but it’s the new world.

Boston Startup Talent: Leaky Bucket or Everlasting Spring?

Agile VC

We’re thrilled for the company to have a great investment partner joining the syndicate and one with deep payments expertise having backed companies like Square, Stripe, Fundbox, and others.

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The NextView Ventures Manifesto

View from Seed

During June, July, and August, we’ve closed 4 new investments and several follow-ons, with a number of companies gearing up to go out in the fall. It occurred to me that although we mentioned our new thematic approach when we raised our last fund in 2017, we haven’t really shared a broader manifesto about how we are approaching the early stage market. Despite rumors that the VC business slows down in the summer, we’ve had one or our busiest periods in quite a while.

How to Find and Close Angel Investors from a Standing Start

View from Seed

Whether an entrepreneur is raising a smaller (pre-)seed round entirely from individuals or she has a seed-stage or larger VC firm involved in (leading) the seed syndicate, it’s somewhere between necessary and optimal to have multiple individual angel investors involved. As a VC myself, at a New York- and Boston-focused firm, I frequently point entrepreneurs to the same resources.

Episode 30: Social Media Marketing with Shama Hyder and Tim Knox

Mike Michalowicz

As a thought leader, she’s been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes. Also Available On. Show Summary. Shama Hyder and Tim Knox join us for Episode 30 of the Profit First Podcast.

Million Dollar PR On A Dime


Through this type of tailored pitching, we’ve secured coverage for an array of companies in top tier media outlets such as USA Today, Real Simple Magazine, CNN, New York Times, Good Housekeeping and more. If your company is brand new, that can be a well-timed angle in itself.

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Episode 16: Tips for Starting A Profitable Business With Melinda Emerson

Mike Michalowicz

In addition to being a regular columnist for the New York Times, she is frequently quoted by other media organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC and Fox News. Show Summary.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Their first fund was a $75 million fund raised in 2006 and they very recently announced a brand new $130 million fund.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. New Mexico Angels. 2) Competition for deals in regions, such as Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston, has resulted in higher and, in many cases, rising valuation. b) New York (2 groups) – $2.9

How to Supercharge your Content Marketing with Paid Advertising


Any Digital Marketer living in today’s age will tell you that Content Marketing is a must, for not only promoting your brand to new prospects, but also to maintain a relationship with your existing customers.

What are the biggest global events for Venture Capitalists and Business Angels where they can learn about their own business?


Further down the scale are the regional events that the organizations put on, which usually combine regional investment syndication with classes and tutorials. This invitation-only event, which premiered in New York this year, is the first conference to specifically target both serious angel investors and early stage venture funds.

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Viva La Revolucion! AngelList goes into Hyperdrive

Fred Destin

Jobs, Syndicates, Invest Online. from New York and 500 from Boston. Angellist as a New Product Factory. Now that the basics are in place, the rate of launch of new products and initiatives in staggering. Viva La Revolucion !

Episode 82: Permission to be Profitable with Jen Sincero

Mike Michalowicz

Jen Sincero is a NY Times Bestselling author, speaker and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her public appearances, coaching seminars, online courses and, most recently, her New York Times Bestselling book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Running Press, 2013). Jen currently lives in New Mexico, and can be found on the web at JenSincero.Com.

Austin’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

Austin Startup

Or perhaps it’s New York City — where companies like Foursquare, Warby Parker, and Rent the Runway got their start. We have a nationally ranked university of over 50,000 students (with a new state of the art medical school set to open this year), Whole Foods, Dell and SXSW.

How to Scale a Venture Capital (or Private Equity) Fund

David Teten

Another example is Correlation Ventures ($300M+ AUM), a VC firm which co-invests in financings with at least one other new outside VC. Coinvestors need to figure out ways to prioritize themselves in a VC’s preference stack for syndicating opportunities.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

Both Sides of the Table

DataSift is one of only two companies today that has the rights to re-syndicate the way it does. Here’s some examples you can infer from the social data: @SnoopDogg has more Twitter fans in Texas than he has in New York.

Where are the Deals? How VCs Identify the Next Generation of Startups

David Teten

It might appear that origination is becoming much easier because of new tools like AngelList and the SEC moving toward adoption of rules that will allow equity based crowdfunding. Prior to joining ff Venture Capital , I published the first-ever study of how private equity and venture capital funds originate new investments, with my coauthor Chris Farmer , CEO of SignalFire and an experienced VC.

Never Say No to Networking

When new entrepreneurs ask me for advice, I sometimes tell them to NYFO — Network Your Face Off. In thirty days, I went from no relationships at Yahoo to three warm introductions to power players who could make my desired content syndication partnership happen.

Twitter Link Roundup #224 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

New edition of Empower Your Small Business, @crowdSPRING ‘s SmallBiz newsletter – Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective –

What is Duct Tape Marketing?

Duct Tape Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing is a brand partner – We are often called upon to produce sponsored content, syndicated and cobranded eBooks, training, channel marketing programs and consulting – for brands such as HP, Dell , UPS , FedEx Office , Sage Software and Microsoft. What is Duct Tape Marketing?

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Startups in the city of SF are not exactly a new phenomena… a bunch of startups have been founded/built in SF in the last five years or so. New York never went through a phase as a suburban startup hub… basically just an urban boom as Silicon Alley 1.0

Our Investing Manifesto at NextView

Rob Go

During June, July, and August, we’ve closed 4 new investments and several follow-ons, with a number of companies gearing up to go out in the fall. Despite rumors that the VC business slows down in the summer, we’ve had one or our busiest periods in quite a while.

LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not surprisingly, San Francisco was the top startup region, with New York City in second place and Boston in third. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Behind Every Great Product


In addition to all the new features, the team had another very large objective. Most of the team were using those new computers because the Word 6.0 Of course, most of the Mac user base was not on new PowerMacs, they were on 'regular' Macs -- hardware upgrade cycles were much slower then. Those were the technology-powered innovations that enabled the new, much more desirable business model. Kate is now a product leader at Shutterstock in New York City.

A Stroll Through The NextView Portfolio

Rob Go

The main focus of our fund is in the Boston-New York corridor. Syndicate Composition: Angels: 5. We aren’t that dogmatic about syndicate composition. There are benefits and drawbacks of different types of syndicates and we try to help entrepreneurs navigate the nuances of each. . A year ago, I wrote a post detailing some tidbits about our portfolio. One year later, we’ve made more investments and learned a lot.

Content Marketing for Brand Engagement and Demand Generation

Duct Tape Marketing

For content distribution, use a combination of email, social media, SEO, PPC, content syndication, trade shows, sales reps, PR, and partners. Previously, David was brand strategist at Interbrand New York and Senior Director of Marketing for ESPN.

The Texas Startup Manifesto

Austin Startup

Some businesses can service all four cities with a single distribution hub in one of the cities, making it a unique market for launching new businesses. This number will double by the end of 2018 as we invite new mentors from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

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6 Important Startup Trends that Defined 2011

For instance, in 2011 group messaging both took off — with more new companies than we could count — and all but shut down, as the startups with most traction were scooped up and repurposed by giant companies. The chatter surrounding group messaging apps at South by Southwest was so loud that some wondered whether one of the startups would emerge from the conference as the new Twitter. Did You Get a New Android Phone? Global Syndication Partners.

Asset Management Is A Bizarre Industry Ripe For Disruption

David Teten

Each new investor tends to raise valuations and lower returns for all the other competitive investors. One are investors in truly new asset classes, e.g., frontier markets like the Pakistani stock market, which really do provide new opportunities for investors to put capital to work.

Announcing First Round’s Investment in GroupMe

This is going to be BIG.

They also couldn’t have asked for a better syndicate of investors. They’ve met some great developer hires and are cranking away to launch new features for the TechCrunch Disrupt in SF—quite fitting given where they started. As a personal note, I’m excited to finally get to announce a First Round investment in a company that I was involved with in New York City.

How Can Israeli Startups Raise Funding in Silicon Valley?

VC Cafe

tax, R&D incentives, what not) to keep your company as a non-US entity, then you should consider a corporate flip i.e., create a new Delaware corporation that will own all the shares of your local company.

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. That company, which now has a client list of more than 200 companies and additional offices in the Philippines and New York, takes on the startup projects that Kayweb Angels selects.

The Mentality Of The Young Entrepreneur by Yaro Starak

I am a 29 year old business owner of an executive search firm by the name of KAS Placement based out of New York City at Herald Square. Living in New York City and being unemployed in a great economy at age 25 prompted to me to visit the entrepreneurship section at Barnes and Noble shortly after leaving and, by fate or stroke of something close, I happened to pick up a thirty-page book on staffing, went home and started KAS. My name is Ken Sundheim.

Invest in Israel Newsletter September 2010 Edition

VC Cafe

the New York-based Internet company spun off from Time Warner Inc., acquired 5min Media, the world’s leading video syndication network with a library of more than 200,000 categorized, tagged and rated videos from more than 1,000 of the world’s largest media companies and professional independent video producers.

16 Tips for Picking the Perfect Startup Name

Jobs Events Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! Cezary Pietrzak is a New York-based creative marketer and growth strategist. As you create new ones, keep them organized in thematic groups on your spreadsheet. Global Syndication Partners.

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