Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Feld Thoughts

Today Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced their support for Global EIR , a cause for which I care deeply. We were fortunate to have great partners in Bill Brah, George Deriso, and Anuradha Basu to help us figure this out to the point where we are now ready to scale to all 50 US states.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups. The offset strategy was smart weapons, smart sensors, and stealth using silicon chips, electronics and computers that only the U.S.

[Interview] Jonmichael Moy, Silicon Valley Veteran On Leading Digital Products To Market

YoungUpstarts

Jonmichael Moy (Jon Michael Moy) may be a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley, but this accomplished, dedicated technology executive with more than seventeen years of experience in management and operations, product and business development and marketing has now brought his talents to Toronto.

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

Up and Running

So, no: VC funding isn’t such a rare thing in Silicon Valley or anywhere else. Funding a Business funding Silicon Valley startups VC VC funding venture capital

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

So you’re looking to start up or relocating your company to the wonderful startup haven of Silicon Valley, eh? Well, finding a place in Silicon Valley to call home is not the easiest thing to do, but this infographic from Riviera Partners may help.

Venture Summit: Connecting with Silicon Valley Venture Capital

The Startup Magazine

In its effort to advocate and be a resource for the startup community, The Startup Magazine is sponsoring this leading venture capital gathering in the heart of tech hub Silicon Valley. Shan Aggarwal | Greycroft Partners. Shawn Ahdout | Alsop Louie Partners.

[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012

YoungUpstarts

Despite a year-on-year fall of 3.6-percent in the final quarter of 2012, overall average annual salaries has increased 3.7-percent year-on-year to US$118,900, according to an infographic from Silicon Valley technical recruiting firm, Riviera Partners.

Why Even Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Need a Business Plan

Up and Running

The cast of “Silicon Valley” Image credit: HBO. Silicon Valley is a crazy place. I’ve opted not to return to the Valley for various reasons, but still have plenty of friends who work there and return regularly for business meetings.

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

There was so much great content at the Upfront Summit but I think one held a special place in minds of most people I talked to – our panel on diversity led by my partner Hamet Watt (<– what? We want to partner with you to make money.”

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Gust

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world. The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. The Valley has been a unique place for over half a century. Still, the competition in the Valley is fierce.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” See Also: How to Find a Business Partner. What makes “Silicon Valley” work is the truth behind the exaggerated situations.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

They are putting Innovation Outposts into Innovation Clusters -in particular Silicon Valley – to tap into the clusters’ innovation ecosystems. (An In the last five years, hundreds of large companies have established Innovation Outposts (and here ) in Silicon Valley.

Bubbles, Unicorns, Outliers and Innovation in Silicon Valley and Austin

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News When the Facebooks and Twitters of the world are soaring everyone thinks of Silicon Valley as a glorious place, said Bill Gurley, general partner of Benchmark Capital. They scatter like the lights coming on in […] The post Bubbles, Unicorns, Outliers and Innovation in Silicon Valley and Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Silicon Valley T2 Venture Capital University of Texas UTinSV

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

In the traditionally slow moving world of venture capital they have gone from standing start to raising $4bn across three funds in 5 years – Summit Partners , an older highly successful later stage VC took 15 years to achieve the same feat.

A Silicon Valley Take on ABC’s Shark Tank

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Looking past the cheesy theatre of the guys pitch, this company was the one most likely to actually pitch a real Silicon Valley VC, given its technology angle. Similarly, when they see so much interest from so many partners, they should push for better terms.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

I trained the Startup Weekend Next Beijing mentors and instructors, presented to several hundred entrepreneurs, and had a great fireside chat with Zhen Fund founding partner Xu Xiaoping in front of another roomful of entrepreneurs.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

Both Sides of the Table

Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country. The VC partner, somebody I greatly respect said, “Yeah, we like Gil and what they’re doing. Funding is different outside of Silicon Valley.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

I trained the Startup Weekend Next Beijing mentors and instructors, presented to several hundred entrepreneurs, and had a great fireside chat with Zhen Fund founding partner Xu Xiaoping in front of another roomful of entrepreneurs.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. But startups located anywhere other than a high-tech center may as well be pitching for investment in the Silicon Taiga. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part IX: Entrepreneurship in.

Steve Blank

Funded by military contracts, these 1950′s microwave tube startups would help build Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and environment. They would also set the standard for the 20% carry for general partners.

Rocket Science 3: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

So I got out out of the building to meet and understand our customers and distribution partners. There couldn’t have been a worse choice for CEO in Silicon Valley. This wasn’t just some random Silicon Valley fantasy.

How Can Israeli Startups Raise Funding in Silicon Valley?

VC Cafe

VC investors rely heavily on referrals, but what should a non US startup do when looking to raise funding in Silicon Valley? How best can European startups land VC funding in the US / Sillicon Valley? In answer to the question Do Silicon Valley Angels invest in startups overseas?

The Secret History of Silicon Valley 11: The Rise of “Risk Capital.

Steve Blank

Yet one of the most remarkable things about the boom in microwave and silicon startups occurring in the 1950’s and 60’s was that it was done without venture capital. This post is about the rise of “risk capital” and how it came to be associated with what became Silicon Valley.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley 12: The Rise of “Risk Capital.

Steve Blank

The McMicking’s bought 50% of Ampex for $365,000 (some liken this to the first VC investment in the valley.) In a typical venture fund, the partners receive a 2% management fee. This is where the partners would make their money.

Exploiting Silicon Valley For Profit (and Maybe Fun)

Diego Basch

I believe that Silicon Valley is like Las Vegas, except they make you pass a number of tests before they let you gamble. The purpose of this post is to analyze the folowing problem: Joe Founder comes to Silicon Valley with a laptop full of dreams, but no money.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs - Silicon Valley: The Next Renaissance

ReadWriteStart

And the third was a discussion on Silicon Valley: The Next Decade. Lead Generation & Qualification With a Channel Partner. We went through a set of lead generation mechanisms and discussed the distribution of roles and responsibilities between the company and the channel partner.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part X: Stanford Crosses the.

Steve Blank

All branches of the military (the Air Force and Army would fund the program as well) wanted Stanford to build prototypes of electronic intelligence and electronic warfare systems that could be put into production by partners in industry. The future of the valley was clear – microwaves.

If You Get All Your Information On The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem From HBO, You’re Screwed

Feld Thoughts

It’s from Greg Sands post on TechCrunch titled The Real Silicon Valley. . I’m on the board with him at Return Path and he’s on the board with my partner Ryan at VictorOps. Along with my partners, we are all LPs in Greg’s fund Costanoa Ventures. Entrepreneurship purpose silicon valley unicornThis is the best quote I’ve seen all week. Greg is a long time friend and co-investor.

How to build a Silicon Valley caliber product engineering team in Asia

The Next Web

Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been the barometer for engineering and product talent, but that same caliber of skill that startups need is also available across Asia.

In Silicon Valley, Founders Fight for Control

online.wsj.com

Theres a power struggle underway in Silicon Valley. But Andreessens approach is also exposing a rift in Silicon Valley, where a group of young and relatively untested entrepreneurs have maintained control over their rapidly growing companies. Facebook. Twitter.

Far from Silicon Valley: From Startup to IPO?

Growthink Blog

I had the good fortune to moderate a panel at last week''s IBA Silicon Valley from Start-up to IPO / Exit Conference. With entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, attorneys, and investment bankers from over 18 countries represented - from places as far afield as Switzerland, Singapore, and Spain (and Santa Monica and Silicon Valley!) - it was a truly international gathering.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey Finds That, Yes, Valuations Are Up

ReadWriteStart

The law firm Fenwick & West LLP has released its Third Quarter 2010 Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey. The survey looks at the valuations and the terms of financing for over 100 technology companies in Silicon Valley that reported raising capital in the third quarter of this year.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. But startups located anywhere other than a high-tech center may as well be pitching for investment in the Silicon Taiga. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley.

10 Keys To Finding That Perfect-Fit Business Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner. As a mentor to aspiring business owners, I often get asked to find that partner for them, since founders are usually too busy with their solution. I always laugh, and ask them if they want me to find a spouse for them as well, since the right partner requires many of same attributes of chemistry, values, and passion. In fact, your ideal partner may also be an investor.

Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

[contact-form] Can any other region “catch up” to Silicon Valley, or be the next Silicon Valley? These towns are setting their expectations way too high while the real Silicon Valley giggles at the sight. Silicon – Uh, yeah, that word?

“Experiencing the spectrum of “outsider” status relative to Silicon Valley has been life changing.” Five Questions With Spotify’s Product Leader Shiva Rajaraman.

Hunter Walker

Living in Europe with easy access to different countries, divergent points of view, and experiencing the spectrum of “outsider” status relative to Silicon Valley has been life changing and a career choice I would recommend to everyone even if only for a couple of years.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

After years of trying to persuade Kara Nortman to become a partner at Upfront Ventures I can officially announce now that she’s joined us effective immediately. People often ask me what VCs look for when we hire partners and many have asked how to become VCs themselves one day.

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it.

Here's Your Chance to Pitch Silicon Valley This May

Growthink Blog

is an online community that allows entrepreneurs to showcase their ventures and communicate with customers, partners, and investors. Today, I'm writing to you about Vator's upcoming "Splash" showcase, where you'll have an opportunity to pitch Silicon Valley. On the evening of May 13, Thursday, in San Francisco, 10 seed- to early-stage companies selected by their peers will have the opportunity to pitch an audience of nearly 400 people including the Silicon Valley elite.

Ycombinator’s top advice for founders

VC Cafe

In a recent blog post, partners of Ycombinator distill the top advice for founders. Y-Combinator founders geoff ralston silicon valley startup advice YcombinatorIn this short post I summarise the top nuggets with a simple common thread - focus on the things that will move. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!

Something Ventured: A New Documentary on VCs and Silicon Valley

Campus Entrepreneurship

Mr. Holland, who is a partner at the venture firm Foundation Capital, spent years developing the film with fellow producers and the directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, who made the dance documentary “Ballets Russes.”. The stories in “Something Ventured” are told by and about a clutch of investors and innovators whose encounters in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s made Silicon Valley and its environs a hotbed of technological change, business growth and job and wealth creation.

Jobs, Zuckerberg Share Brand Equity W/Obama at Silicon Valley Dinner, Great Pics

Campus Entrepreneurship

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got one of the prime seats next to Obama at a private Silicon Valley dinner convened to discuss the economy and job growth. The guest list from the dinner: John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

The new paradigm, driven by disruptive technologies, cloud-served supercomputing, and the new generation of young adults with global empathy, is partnering and giving something now for a competitive advantage in the future. Find partners who can do what you cannot do alone.