Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them. While this it total FDI as opposed to just venture, it should give you an indication of the international trend.

Venture Capital Demystified: A Fundraising Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Lawyers

YoungUpstarts

by Jason Mendelson and Brad Feld, co-authors of “ Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist “ So, you’ve got a brilliant idea and you’re ready to launch a company. We recommend stating that you are raising a specific number.

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Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United StatesTom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles.

How to Raise Venture Capital If You're Outside the United States

Inc Startups

It's a struggle for many founders

Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

Up and Running

A few weeks ago I spoke with Boris Wertz, founder of JustBooks, COO of AbeBooks and founding-partner of Version One Ventures. In ” At present, Version One Ventures portfolio includes startups from all over the United States and Canada. Boris Wertz.

Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

The Next Web

Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost , a local advertising platform funded by Spark Capital and Google Ventures. Access to capital and resources is gaining momentum. Entrepreneur Insider United States Analysis and Opinion

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. angel investors business entrepreneurs startup wave venture capital

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Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

Every year Upfront Ventures surveys Limited Partners (LPs) who are the main source of capital that invests in VC funds and thus the main source of capital that goes to startups to get an early-warning sense of the year ahead, leaving aside any Black Swans.

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China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

All companies were owned by the state, all planning was centralized, and the state determined the allocation of resources. China has embraced state capitalism in a way Wall Street can only dream about. China Customer Development Technology Venture Capital

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Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

The combination of Venture Capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. This is a potential game changer for science and innovation in the United States. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching , Venture Capital.

My story and support for the Founders Visa

K9 Ventures

I came to the United States in 1992 at the age of 17 (so there, now you know exactly how old I am!) Fortunately, I was accepted into the program and that allowed me to legally stay in the United States. There were a sum total of three or four “venture capital” funds in Pittsburgh at the time, and none of them had done much with this new fangled thing called the Internet.

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The LP Opportunity to Change Tech Culture

thebarefootvc

Just a week before, Justin Caldbeck, founder of Binary Capital , admitted to sexually harassing a number of women who were seeking investment from his fund. Binary Capital was dissolved within days by its investors once the extent of the allegations were revealed. Limited partners (LPs), who manage the capital that gets deployed into venture capital funds, can play an important role in diversifying the funding landscape.

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What I'm Reading This Sunday Morning

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The Money Quote: The answer is that efficiency innovations are liberating capital, and in the United States this capital is being reinvested into still more efficiency innovations. When the doctrine emerged in stages between the 1930s and the ‘50s, capital was relatively scarce in our economy. So we taught our students how to magnify every dollar put into a company, to get the most revenue and profit per dollar of capital deployed.

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The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank

In the stealth phase , prescient angel investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs) start investing in an industry or market segment that others have not yet found. Some precursors to the bubble happened when Chinese Internet companies listed on United States stock exchanges.

How to Make the Perfect Startup Pitch

The Startup Magazine

Startup activity in the United States increased in 2016, continuing an upward trend that began in 2015 , according to the Kauffman Foundation. Keep in mind that venture capitalists and angel investors are pitched to every day, according to Forbes contributor Erica Swallow.

Top 20 U.S. Tech Conferences Every Startup And SMB Should Check Out

YoungUpstarts

Innovation Uncensored, is a two-day master class from the world’s most innovative companies for those who think of themselves as an innovative business leader in fields as various as technology, design, marketing, entertainment, venture capitalism, energy, infrastructure, non-profits and branding.

How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

Before I jump in and share the secrets of how to impress angel investors, I should tell you what an angel investor is, and how they differ from venture capitalists. Angels vs. venture capitalists. Angels differ from venture capitalists in many ways.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

abovethecrowd.com

Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley believe that the financial services industry in the United States is “ripe for disruption. ” There are now 61mm unbanked citizens in the United States, and that number is rising.

Startup America – Dead On Arrival

Steve Blank

by expanding startups access to capital (with two $1 billion programs ); creating a national network of entrepreneurship education, commercializing federally-funded research and development programs and getting rid of tax and paperwork barriers for startups. Technology Venture Capital

Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

When speaking about the blockchain to many people in the United States, I get a puzzled look on why the technology matters. They talked of making the decision to come to Burma instead of the United States, given the business potential they saw in Burma.

How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size

abovethecrowd.com

While it may seem like a tough question to answer, I would argue that most practitioners of valuation analysis would state “not very high.” Many of the women I know have explicitly stated that they feel dramatically safer in an Uber versus a taxi.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

2) With one noticeable exception, governmental entrepreneurship policies and initiatives appear to be less than optimal, with capital deployed inefficiently (read “They would have done better throwing the money in the street.”)

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

In the 20 th century, the United States was continually unprepared for an adversary using asymmetric warfare — the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Soviet Anthrax warheads on their ICBMs during the cold war, Vietnam and guerilla warfare, and the 9/11 attacks. An attack on the United States could begin with the destruction of all those financial records. (A Filed under: Family/Career , Secret History of Silicon Valley , Venture Capital.

Blockstream

thebarefootvc

I founded FuturePerfect Ventures earlier this year because I believe that technology’s potential for positive social impact is still in formative stages. Even in the United States, one in five households are underbanked. Bitcoin Emerging Markets Entrepreneurship Mobile Technology Venture Capital Women africa blockchain Blockstream emerging markets globalization social impact

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When Third is First

thebarefootvc

Others, including OnDeck Capital, Lending Club and Kabbage, offer small businesseses small, shorter term loans, with less fees than traditional merchant advances and a streamlined approval process. Telemedicine: The United States and much of Europe has over 2 doctors/1000 people.

My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013

Up and Running

From their website: While microfinance has helped millions, many people have been left out: Think remote rural villages in Kenya or recent refugees with no credit history in the United States. And if you’re outside of the United States….

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Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

When speaking about the blockchain to many people in the United States, I get a puzzled look on why the technology matters. They talked of making the decision to come to Burma instead of the United States, given the business potential they saw in Burma.

FuturePerfect Ventures: A 2015 Recap

thebarefootvc

New York City : NYC is growing as a startup hub; yet early stage (seed, small A rounds) institutional capital has not kept up with the local growth. FPV’s portfolio has offices in 10 countries around the world – in those companies headquartered outside of the United States, we partner with local investors that we trust. This global reach is a new model of early stage venture, one that we believe we will see more of in the future.

Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United StatesTom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles.

Rethinking Impact Investing

thebarefootvc

Impact investing, venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are all areas in practice and theory that have been close to my heart for years. Entrepreneurship Social impact Startups Technology Venture Capital impact investing social entpreneur technology

Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded

Up and Running

As the former co-founder and CEO of two technology companies, Caroline has experienced both start-up failures and successes, and has raised close to $1 million in investment capital. Are you bringing on some investment capital?

Next move: RTP Ventures

Passionate Intensity

One of the projects he was considering was taking his investment activities overseas, specifically, to the United States. We talked, traded emails, Skyped, and decided to form an investment group in the United States. Tweet.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

YoungUpstarts

Rutgers’ Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) , has announced a partnership with a minority-run early stage venture capital firm, H360 Capital , and NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center (EDC) , to attract technology companies to Newark, New Jersey.

Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1

Steve Blank

If you look around the United States it’s hard to avoid Sloan.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

The United States is not uniform in its friendliness toward small businesses, and some states make operating a business easier than others. There are many factors to consider in determining which state is the best to locate a new business. by Lewis Robinson.

East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners

The Next Web

Interestingly enough, CooTek’s co-founder and CEO, Michael Wong , who was formerly from Microsoft’s R&D unit, took an unconventional route by launching in the Western market first. China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people.

Who's An Entrepreneur-Talk with the Kauffman Foundation « Steve Blank

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How Scientists and Engineers Got It Right, and VC’s Got It Wrong

Steve Blank

In the 1950’s the groundwork for a culture and environment of entrepreneurship were taking shape on the east and west coasts of the United States. Each region had two of the finest research universities in the United States, Stanford and MIT, which were building on the technology breakthroughs of World War II and graduating a generation of engineers into a consumer and cold war economy that seemed limitless. government backed venture firms and limited partnerships.

Venture capital cuts US medical-therapies support

EIN News

investment in devices, biotech falling * Europe, - Venture-capital dollars have helped make the United States a top developer of medical technology, but. survey of 150 firms from the National Venture Capital Association, released on Thursday, shows that VCs * VC U.S.

American Is Pushing Entrepreneurship To Other Countries

Feld Thoughts

” Jeff Farrah of The National Venture Capital Association wrote a thoughtful post titled An Unforced Error for Job Creation. What was one of the key recommendations from venture leaders? Only then will the United States realize the full benefit of immigrant entrepreneurs to our nation.” Yesterday, the White House announced it was delaying and likely eliminating the International Entrepreneur Rule.