Global Venture Capital Distribution

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Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. SF proper and the broader bay area make up 25% of the global venture capital investment activity (~$10bn out of $42bn).

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle , a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend. Gravitate to what’s new.

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A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980’s. 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. So contrary to the piece, it wasn’t VC were good at early stage technology, it was that they had newfound capital and a big exit window.

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

YoungUpstarts

As an entrepreneur, though, you should look no further than Fab.com as a cautionary tale of venture capital. The Drawbacks of Venture Capital. When you’re constantly chasing investors, it’s tough to focus on growing your brand and attracting new customers.

Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. On the other hand, venture capital doesn’t get smoothly spread across the geographic and demographic landscape, and the number of active venture capital firms has dropped sharply.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. In New York City, at least, there is a TON of money out there—lots of alternative sources of funding. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it.

Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai

VC Cafe

A lan Patricof, a veteran venture capital investor and partner in NY based Greycroft Partners, said that “an Israeli company has to come to New York to access advertisers and content&# , during the BootCamp Ventures Innovation Marathon in his recent visit to Israel.

Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition

Thinking About Thinking

This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ). This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs. Many thanks to my colleagues at Volition Capital for their assistance with this directory - we hope it’s a useful service for everyone. . Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC (81,483). Mike Speiser, SutterHill Ventures, Laserlike (490).

Why This Billion-Dollar New York Startup Is Re-Branding

Inc Startups

Zocdoc, which recently raised $130 million in venture capital funding for a reported $1.8 billion valuation, got a makeover this week. A friendly logo and yellow hues should help to better attract young patients

How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

Version One Ventures

One of the most common questions I get is “How can I become a Venture Capitalist?” I suppose this is because to many people, being a VC is a coveted position: you control large amounts of money and can pick and choose where that capital goes. The traditional career path in venture capital has been around for decades. I still remember Fred’s series on Venture Fund Economics from back in 2008.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Loading… New York. New York. SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ » smaller. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. backed by venture capitalists.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. When I think back to what the Colorado market looked like when I joined the venture industry about 12 years ago (based here, but working for a CA firm), it’s almost hard to fathom the changes. And while the number of venture firms located in Colorado has diminished significantly in that time, the overall entrepreneurial environemnt has really flourished.

Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D

ithacaVC

I received this report yesterday: Entrepreneurship in New York ebook. Hello Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to pass along to you our recent paper “Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D”. This study, which updates reports published by Excell Partners in 2009, confirmed that New York State continues to be exceptionally strong in academic R&D and innovation.

Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%

VC Cafe

billion in venture capital funding in Q3 2010, representing a 14% decline in total funding amount compared to the previous quarter. There are Many Angel Bubbles , New York Time’s A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs of Re inflating and Fred Wilson’s Invest in the mess ).

David S. Rose – Father of Angel Investing in New York

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, who has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. Marty: Were your own first investment ventures a positive and learning experience?

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms. And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. I had a better one when I came back from New York.

The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL

BeyondVC

OK, I may be biased having been an early stage VC based out of New York since 1996, but I must say that the vibe, energy, and people at the Techstars NYC Demo Day event yesterday was simply awesome. As mentioned above, what I loved most about yesterday was not only catching up with many new friends, but also many old ones who were an integral part of NYC 1.0. I remember the number 1 complaint in the mid-90s, New York VCs don't get it.

The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL

BeyondVC

OK, I may be biased having been an early stage VC based out of New York since 1996, but I must say that the vibe, energy, and people at the Techstars NYC Demo Day event yesterday was simply awesome. As mentioned above, what I loved most about yesterday was not only catching up with many new friends, but also many old ones who were an integral part of NYC 1.0. I remember the number 1 complaint in the mid-90s, New York VCs don't get it.

How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update

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About seven years ago, I wrote a post on breaking into venture capital and I continue to point the five or six people a week who ask me how to break into venture. Yesterday, Amrit Richmond announced her new employment at RRE as Director of Community & Platform. The candidates for venture capital roles are already out there and usually in plain sight and there simply wasn''t anyone out there doing what Amrit was doing who wasn''t already fulltime at a firm.

Boston & New York Among Hottest VC Investment Markets Today

Inc Startups

New research illustrates extent of venture capital investment across US in Q2 2015

Harvard's Go-To Venture Capital Firm

Inc Startups

The Experiment Fund, NEA's seed-stage venture capital firm, set up shop on Harvard's campus to catch young, entrepreneurial talent early. So out of NEA he spun out the Experiment Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and set up shop on Harvard's campus.

Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter

Inc Startups

venture capital investment had its worst quarter--in both number of dollars and deals--since 2010, according to the Dow Jones VentureSource quarterly report released yesterday. billion in venture capital money.

Venture Capital Top Blogger Fred Wilson

DataGrant Venture Capital News

Venture Capital Top Blogger Fred Wilson. New Yorker Fred Wilson has been a Venture Capitalist since 1986. He is the managing partner of New York Venture Capital firms Union Square Ventures and Flatiron Partners. Union Square Ventures invests in Internet services that create large networks. Union Square Ventures is one of the venture capital firms that helped make Twitter happen.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. On the other hand, venture capital doesn’t get smoothly spread across the geographic and demographic landscape, and the number of active firms has dropped sharply.

Young Startups Are Getting the Short End of the Venture Capital Stick

Inc Startups

Venture capitalists are spending their money on more established companies rather than young startups , according to data from the first quarter of this year. According to the latest MoneyTree report --which was put together by the National Venture Capital Association and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers--there were only nine seed-stage investments in the Bay Area during the first quarter of this year--a 67 percent drop from the same period a year ago.

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Startup Professionals Musings

Obviously, a key factor is always the state of the economy and the mood of the venture capital community. On the other hand, venture capital doesn’t get smoothly spread across the geographic and demographic landscape, and the number of active firms has dropped sharply.

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

cities to start a business in for 2016 ), you will need to focus more on access to angel and venture capital funding, business incubators and accelerators, and a climate that is supportive of startups. New York City, New York, USA. Up New York City.

More Cash for Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Indiegogo

David Teten

As Steve Case has said, it’s ridiculous that anyone can gamble and be guaranteed to lose money, but there are strict regulations around who can invest in early-stage private companies and earn (in some cases) a 27% IRR on their capital. *.

Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2) New Models. It is way easier to invest in europe from New York City than the Bay Area and that is something we have taken advantage of. Venture Capital and Technology One of the big european tech conferences starts today. It's called DLD and my partner Albert is giving a talk there tomorrow. The last big european tech conference was LeWeb and I gave a talk there. You might wonder why we fly across the pond to attend and talk at these events.

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

After work on April 18, thirty-five curious developers will visit the ff Venture Capital offices to learn about our fund and listen to technical talks by the founders and technical experts of Parsely and Movable Ink.

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Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York

David Teten

Back in December, Richard Kane, President, Harvard Business School Club of New York , asked me if I’d like to chair the newly-formed Harvard Business School Angels of New York. Jim Robinson IV, RRE Ventures, HBS 92. Rick Heitzman, Firstmark Capital, HBS 99.

On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.

Fred Destin

The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. There is, of course, Big Fred [Wilson] from New York, so it is still tough for me to compete on my first name only.

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

David Teten

Harvard Business School is featuring an article about the Venture Capital Access Program on the website of the U.S. HBS Alumni Angels of NY has many Members (including me) who are institutional venture capitalists. Since 1970, NAIC Member firms who focus on private equity and venture have invested in and transformed more than 20,000 companies. Diversity Entrepreneurship HBS Alumni Angels New York NextNY Venture Capital Women

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

Professional expert networks allow you to efficiently convert your financial capital into relationship capital. This is particularly true in New York, where their traditional financial services industry client base has sustained significant damage since the 2008 financial crisis.

What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: I was just talking to my boss about New York's tech scene and the types of stories I should go after. He Like maybe there's a new Brookly luxury bulding where 10 startup founders all bought homes, or there's a restaurant that all the tech geeks in the city go to to close their deals. NYC Venture Capital and Technology

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History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme

Feld Thoughts

New York isn’t Silicon Alley. It’s New York. In 2015 there’s apparently a new effort in New York to rekindle with force the name Silicon Alley. The questions were great, but some of what they were hearing about venture capital was scary as s**t. A handful of them had jobs in venture capital firms and we talked about how to be effective as a freshly minted associated. billion going into venture capital.

The Religion of Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

Today, it’s a powerful epicenter, just like Detroit was a powerful epicenter in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s even earning a place in America’s Arsenal of Democracy during World War II with its sister cities Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. He’s very accomplished and starting a new company not in Silicon Valley. ” I was in New York on Friday for Techstars Demo Day and I saw evidence over and over again that the statement was false.

The Academy For Software Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In a speech that was largely about the intertwined nature of education and the economy , he announced that the city is opening The Academy For Software Engineering this fall in the Union Square neighborhood of New York City. The Gotham Gal and I have provided the initial financial support to hire a new schools team and recruit a top notch Principal. hacking education NYC Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

An Appearance On The Digital Age

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

His show, The Digital Age , is about how technology is changing the world and it runs on NYC's very own cable channel WNYE, channel 25 in New York City. Venture Capital and Technology