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BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
I know that the tone of the title and post will seem a bit aggressive for a post from a venture capitalist on fund raising. If you want to raise venture capital more easily the advice could be quite practical and counter-intuitive. Many companies that are raising B or C venture capital rounds right now raised their initial money in 2005-2008. They often have “dead or “tired investors who have stranded capital. Clean up your own shite.
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] What's in a (venture capital) website ?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
Late on Friday we launched the new website of Atlas Venture. One of the challenges that all venture capitalists are dealing with is that we are all peddling essentially the same product. The bottom line is we all sound pretty much the same , so what is a venture capitalist to do ? Let’s look at how folks are trying to stand out in the world of venture 2.0 B ig Balls of Steel Award: Spark Capital. I will start with Bain Capital Ventures.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] How to Get a VC Meeting – the flowchart
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
Filed under: Customer Development , Venture Capital. Customer Development Venture CapitalI often get asked, “how do I get a meeting with a VC?” ” Here is my slightly tongue-in-cheek view.
YFS MAGAZINE [Venture Capital] How To Overcome Bootstrapping Challenges In A Venture Capital World
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Outside of the operational reasons for pursuing investment (e.g., infrastructure, R&D, hiring, etc.), one of the things that rarely gets discussed are the signals associated with taking investment. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing media coverage media pitch
ASK THE VC [Venture Capital] Mentors, Revenue Based Financing, and Misperceptions About Venture Capital
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
It’s an advertorial for Andy’s firm Lighter Capital but is a really good explanation of how revenue based financing works. Charlie O’Donnell (First Round Capital) wraps up our posts of the day with a dynamite one titled 10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital. It’s Monday and our friendly neighborhood VCs stored up their posts over the weekend and launched a few with a vengeance. Today, we have three great ones.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Get Smart Content Lands $3.5 Million in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
Origin Ventures led the round with participation from Chicago Ventures and Virgo Capital. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Get Smart Content announced Monday it has closed on a $3.5 million funding round. To date, the company has raised just over $6.4 million, according to a news release. The Austin-based company runs an online platform that allows marketers to create personalized […] The post Get Smart Content Lands $3.5
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Shelfbucks Lands $6.5 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Selfbucks, which makes dynamic marketing platforms for retail stores and brands, announced this week it has closed its Series A funding and raised $6.5 million. To date, the Austin-based company, founded in 2013, has raised $11.5 million, according to its CrunchBase profile. With the latest funds, Shelfbucks plans to rollout its platform nationwide to even […] The post Shelfbucks Lands $6.5
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Funding: It's MORE Than the Dollars
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Many years ago I was involved in a business targeting the shoe market. Through some connections I made, I was introduced to a potential investor. This investor was one of the original employees of L.A. Gear, a shoe company that at one point went public and was the third leading athletic shoe retailer behind Nike and Reebok. read more. Dave Lavinsky
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin’s Venture Capital Investment Deals Drop 7 Percent in 2016
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Venture capital investments in Austin dropped 7 percent in deal flow to 112 deals and $834 million invested in 2016, down 3 percent, compared to the previous year, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. market which saw a drop of 16 […] The post Austin’s Venture Capital Investment Deals Drop 7 Percent in 2016 appeared first on SiliconHills.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. In 2000, venture capitalists poured a staggering $112.2 Today, venture capital deal flow has slowed to a relative trickle, just $28.4 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in 2011. Accelerators and crowdfunding are elbowing the fat boys of venture capital aside. Web start Venture Funding
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
VCAP© Addresses the Gap between Venture Capital and Funding for Women and Diverse Entrepreneurs. VCAP©, the first program of its kind, bridges the gap between venture capitalists and angel investor networks and women and diverse entrepreneurs, many of whom have not traditionally had access to these sources of capital. The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is the trade association representing women and diverse private equity and venture firms.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of the series on the changes to the software industry over the past decade that has led to changes in the venture capital industry itself. Amazon in turn led to the formation of an earlier stage of venture capital now led by what I call “micro VCs who typically invest $250-500k in companies rather than the $5-7 million that VCs used to invest. Or at least venture-style returns. Not to mention providing the capital for growth.
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
As the season for year roundups begins, here are my thoughts, originally published in Economic Times … It is now my eight year in succession of claiming a great year for venture capital. At the surface, 2013 was a slower year for venture capital investments than recent past. The first reason is the emergence of key investment themes which could redefine the complexion of technology ventures in India.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Sustainable startup growth and venture capital
| MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
On Friday it seemed like everyone in the venture capital industry was again reading about market turmoil, this time the news is that angel investors are pulling back and valuations taking a hit. In his post The end of the big venture formula Danny Crichton put it like this: What’s needed is a sustainable approach to startup growth and venture capital.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Vyze Lands $13.1 Million in Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
million in venture capital to accelerate its growth and expand into new markets. Austin Ventures with additional investment from Fathom Capital and Starvest Partners led the Series C financing round. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Vyze, a cloud-based financial technology company, has raised $13.1 The company, founded in 2008, has raised $48.1 million including the latest funding round. As part […].
VERSION ONE VENTURES [Venture Capital] Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
And so, we keep hearing how venture capital is about to be disrupted. The post Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital appeared first on Version One. These days not a single meeting with a fellow VC goes by without talking about Blockchain and how to invest in this space. We are all a bit puzzled by how quickly this market has evolved.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
2) Supply and demand of capital willing to invest in your company. Sometimes, this also relates to capital requirements of what the team needs. Note that, to even get venture in the first place, you are special. Venture Capital & TechnologyHow do you price a round? Its one of the most often asked questions and yet I've never seen a great answer given. It seems to me that the most important factor in pricing your round isn't your progress or your idea.
- [Venture Capital] 6 Ways To Increase Your Odds of Landing Venture Capital
This guest post was contributed by BJ Lackland, CEO of Lighter Capital. Running a growing tech startup with steadily increasing revenues might put you on the right track to being a successful business owner, but it doesn’t mean you’re on an easy path to securing venture capital. startups get venture capital. You might have a great idea, but an idea is not a product, nor is it … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC Funding
ONLINE.WSJ.COM [Venture Capital] The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. 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. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. backed by venture capitalists. High Capital Franchises. Capital Available.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked
| SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has shared a circular (a regulatory document, in Vietnam speak) for improving the legal environment for venture capital investing in the Socialist state. 500 Startups announced their $10 Vietnam fund in March , while FPT Ventures has a Seed Fund and Golden Gate Ventures maintains a rep focused on Vietnam.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Silverton Partners led the latest round with participation from Techstars Ventures, Capital Factory and Corsa Ventures. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Convey, a Techstars Austin graduate, announced Wednesday it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. To date, the company has raised $6.9 million. Rob Taylor is the CEO of Convey and Dan Bebout is the founder and vice […] The post Austin-based Convey Raises $4.5
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] The Great European Venture Capital Crisis
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
The exercise of drawing up target list of investors has been a depressing one, for the European venture landscape is starting to look extremely depleted. We have three clearly dominant firms based out of London, in the form of Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. European venture capital is out of favor with LP's. The wonderful White Beat Yard / Passion Capital initiative is one such example. Venture Capital *Notable Europe
INFORMATION ARBITRAGE [Venture Capital] Venture Capital and "Innovation"
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013
Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” This is not how the venture industry is supposed to operate.” When it comes to breakthroughs in long time-scale, massively capital intensive areas in the hard-sciences, e.g., battery technology and solar technology writ large, I’d posit that the right source of financing for this kind of innovation is either the Government or large corporations.
- [Venture Capital] Why being a VC sucks. Advice to anyone who wants to get into venture capital.
I probably get around a dozen e-mails a week asking me how to get into venture capital. On top of that, anytime I talk to anyone who wants to get involved in startups but isn''t sure what they want to do, inevitably, I hear, "And then I was thinking maybe I should look into venture capital, too.". I''ve never really debated people on why they want to get into venture in the first place, even though a lot of people have misconceptions of it.
- [Venture Capital] The Trouble with Venture Capital Data
There aren't many people who get the chance to analyze venture capital fund return data. Analyzing venture returns without even looking at the 90's? Looking at interim IRRs of young funds, especially during boom periods in venture isn't predictive of outcomes. If you don't think that it's harder to put more money to work in venture than less, in a world where companies do more with less, and great deals are scarce, than I don't know what color the sky is in your world.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] 5 Best-Kept Secrets About Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
The most important things you need to know about how venture capital works--demystified. After 10 years as a successful entrepreneur, I''ve recently become a venture capitalist. Or at least, you''ll find it easier and experience less confusion and friction if you try to raise funding , or work in a venture capital-backed company. Here are my top 5 secrets I''ve learned about venture capital: 1.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Seeking Venture Capital? Your Numbers Better Be Right.
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
Numbers make and break venture capital decisions. Are you sure you're using the right ones
JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES [Venture Capital] The Three P’s of Venture Capital
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Hard to fit all that fine print into 140 characters… Venture CapitalI’ve written many times about what VCs are looking for and what I’m looking for in particular. I sent out a tweet recently about my 3 P’s of investing and thought I’d elaborate briefly. 1) People. I have to like you. I have to think we can work together. That you’re smart. Opinionated. Informed. That you listen, ask questions, ask for help.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology The other day, I saw that one of my favorite products, Slack, just raised $120mm at a $1.12 Billion valuation.
GUST [Venture Capital] How do venture capital firms make money by investing in startups?
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
The venture capital fund itself makes money… …by investing early in a startup company’s life, when success is not at all assured. In exchange for investing capital to help the company grow, the fund receives an ownership interest in the company. In either case, the venture capital fund sells the shares that it owns, for more money than it originally paid for them.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Suggested Resource: In Venture Capital Pitch Formula , you'll learn exactly how to find and contact venture capitalists, exactly what information to include in your presentation, and how to secure your financing.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
It makes an analytics platform […] The post Vyopta Lands $5 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Vyopta, a video analytics firm, Thursday announced a $5 million Series A funding led by Austin-based AVX Partners. Austin-based Vyopta works with big companies to help them collaborate internally and serve customers better with videos. It has more than 70 customers including Vista Print and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Venture capital activity in Europe edging up, still way behind US
| THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
There has been a bit of buzz recently about the Q2 increase in VC activity in the US, and following discussion a discussion at a dinner last night where we fumbled for stats on the state of the venture market I decided to do a little research this morning and find out the latest trends. As you can see from the charts below, it turns out that the level of venture activity in Europe is increasing slightly, particularly on the side of funds raised by VCs to invest into startups.
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] The Next Step in Disrupting Venture Capital: Emerging Manager Funds
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
The Venture Capital industry is ripe for disruption. Over the last few years, super angels offered new capital to the market and groups such as Y-Combinator provided young entrepreneurs new avenues to success. The venture industry, however, lacks a very common model that the hedge fund industry has mastered - the emerging manager strategy. Why don't we see a similar model at play in the venture industry? Will we see an emerging manager strategy work in venture?
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] BigCommerce Lands $30 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
GGV Capital led the funding round with participation from existing investors including General Catalyst, Revolution Growth, Softbank Capital, Tenaya, Split Rock, Telstra Ventures and American Express Ventures. The company has […] The post BigCommerce Lands $30 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. BigCommerce, an ecommerce platform, announced Tuesday that it has closed a $30 million round.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Why You Don't Need Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
So often, young entrepreneurs think the viability of their fledgling company depends on their ability to intrigue investors and raise capital. But the truth is, raising capital is often a pipe dream. Don't get discouraged, though: Raising capital should be the least of your concerns. And pitching your company to venture capitalists is about as effective as chasing clouds. This is not to say that capital is not an integral part of expanding your company.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News GenXComm, a telecommunications startup spun out of the University of Texas at Austin, announced Tuesday it has raised $7 million in funding, led by Intel Capital. Other investors included Azure Capital Partners, Bandgap Ventures, Capital Factory, FAM Capital Partners, Lip-Bu Tan, UT Horizon Fund and WS Investment […].
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Rethink Education led the investment with additional funding from existing investors Austin Ventures and Emergence Capital. Civitas, which […] The post Civitas Learning Lands $16 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Civitas Learning, a three year old education technology startup, announced Tuesday it has secured $16 million in funding.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation
| THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries. But … Downsizing Venture Capital. The venture capital business itself is going through an even more fundamental change than just the entry of a new category at the earliest stage. Creative destruction is what drives capitalism and innovation.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”
| MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
Filed under: Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Customer Development Manifesto , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching , Venture Capital. Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development Customer Development Manifesto Lean LaunchPad Teaching Venture Capital
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
You run X amount of capital and Y percentage of that is allocated to venture capital. They don't have a directive to be invested in venture and they're not aiming to make some target return to pay out benefits or university operating expenses, etc. Partnership investing is boring. You give someone your money and, once a quarter, they give you a report that says what they did with your money.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] NY Startups Surpass San Francisco in Venture Capital Funding
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
Venture CapitalFunding in San Francisco was flat compared to the previous quarter.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Venture capital is only right for a small percentage of businesses
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Just today I was with a company where the most likely exit value is £25m, that could be a great result for the founders and employees, but wouldn’t be a great result for a VC, and hence raising venture capital is not the right idea for them, and they probably shouldn’t have been wasting cycles talking with us. The irony is that for companies that shouldn’t be raising venture the process often turns out to be no easier than the alternatives. VC isn’t good for every company.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Top 10 Industries Raising the Most Venture Capital (Infographic)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, First Round Capital, and New Enterprise Associates closed the most deals last year, according to the report. Check out how top industries have fared over the past two years in terms of new deals and investments. Whether or not software is really " eating the world, " it appears to be eating the lion''s share of investment dollars. Last year VC firms invested $11 billion in the sector, according to a report from advisory firm PwC.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Is Venture Capital Worth the Hassle? Experts Tell All
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
Some small businesses seek venture capital, some opt to bootstrap their way to success. What's really best for your business? Money
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READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Visualize Venture Capital Funding with Fundastic.Info
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
You can see the total number of companies funded, the number of companies that got acquired, the number of funded companies deadpooled, total acquisition amount, venture financings per year/quarter, funding rounds participated per year/quarter, and total venture capital raised. Below are the details for Sequoia Capital, for example. There's a lot of data available online - about companies, about entrepreneurs, about investors.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Top 10 Venture Capital Bloggers of 2010
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
As Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in a story about what the best-of-the- blogging venture capitalists love , VC Larry Cheng has posted his 4th annual Venture Capitalist Blog Index. The index ranks the top blogs written by venture capitalists, using data from Compete and the blogs' average monthly uniques from the fourth quarter of 2010. Many of the top investors in the tech industry are also prolific bloggers, offering their insights on investment and technology trends.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Harvard's Go-To Venture Capital Firm
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
The Experiment Fund, NEA's seed-stage venture capital firm, set up shop on Harvard's campus to catch young, entrepreneurial talent early. Patrick Chung, a venture capitalist and partner at NEA, one of Silicon Valley's premier investment firms, believes top-tier universities have a major problem: They're not doing enough to support student entrepreneurs. So out of NEA he spun out the Experiment Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and set up shop on Harvard's campus.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] eyeQ Gets $3.5 Million in Venture Capital
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
Align Capital, a new investor, led the round with participation from existing existing investors. As part of the deal, Lisa Harris, managing partner of Align Capital, joins eyeQ’s board of directors. Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. EyeQ, a shopper intelligence platform, announced it has received $3.5 million in Series A funding. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds for […] The post eyeQ Gets $3.5
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] My Least Favorite Part of Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
I'm a lead investor. That means I'm usually the first person to put down a price on what your company is worth--a dollar value on months, if not years, worth of your work, blood, sweat, tears, stress, etc. Here's a piece of paper that says how much I think your dreams are worth." The reality is, any price that I put down at the stage that I invest isn't going to feel like enough--and if it doesn't feel like enough, I'm probably grossly overpaying. But, you don't feel like that as the founder.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
Hopefully, the fund gets some nice wins early and you start to get your money back, but when you're in a venture fund, you're in for a really long haul. I recently met up with an investor who I'm not totally sure is a fit for my second fund , so it was important to me that I was upfront about all the reasons why he shouldn't come in. The last thing you want as either a founder or even a VC is to have an investor get stuck with you when you're not on the same page about expectations.
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital in India - the Next Decade
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
The underlying strength of growing markets and entrepreneurial talent make growth of venture capital a foregone conclusion - the questions lie more around how it will take shape… Would love your thoughts! Inc feb 2011 -alok mittal - venture capital. I authored this article for Inc Feb 2011 issue.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] data.world Lands $18.7 Million More in Venture Capital Funding
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
million in venture capital funding. Million More in Venture Capital Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. The fast growing data.world, a social network for data people, Tuesday announced it has closed on $18.7 The Austin-based startup reported the funding round closed at double the valuation of its previous round. To date, data.world has raised $32.7 million. The company plans to use the money to build its […] The post data.world Lands $18.7
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND [Venture Capital] The Truth about Venture Capital Financing
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
You may have heard that venture capitalists invest in “A” teams even if they only have “C” ideas. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post The Truth about Venture Capital Financing appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall Well, that is only half right. Read my take here at a guest post I wrote for one of my colleague’s who edits a finance blog.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] More Venture Capital Needed for Life Science Startups
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Building a regional life science ecosystem requires venture capital. And San Antonio has a shortage of venture capital, said John Kerr with Texas Next Capital. The critical factor, I don’t care whether you’re in San Antonio or Timbuktu, for all of these companies is access to capital,” […] The post More Venture Capital Needed for Life Science Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Tell the Story of the Journey The company got to a point where additional capital was needed to expand just to keep up with the business (a warehouse/shipping center collocated with UPS, etc.) Brendan McManus said: “Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch [link] #startup #advice [.] Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch « Steve Blank (tags: presentations presuation vc startup) [.]
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] Announcing ff Venture Capital fall interns
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
We’re fortunate to have two rising star interns this fall, Wei Deng and Raffi Sapire, who have already made real contributions to ff Venture Capital. She is currently working on a startup venture while getting immersed in the NY startup scene. We welcome applications for spring/summer internships. Wei Deng. Wei Deng graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Discipline Returns to Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
After a few years of frothiness, VCs are once again applying some basic discipline to startup financings. Technology
GENUINE VC [Venture Capital] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. And much like the emergence of microbreweries specializing in craft beer, new Micro VCs (disclosure: like my own firm NextView Ventures ) are thriving by specializing along at least one or more of these three dimensions (geo, sector, stage) with a unique offering for a specific subset of entrepreneurs.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] True Wealth Ventures’ Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp Seek to Change the Landscape of Venture Capital Investing
| FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
The general partners of True Wealth Ventures want to see more female led companies get venture capital investment. And they want to see more female venture capitalists making investments in the industry. The $20 million True Wealth Ventures fund invests in women led companies in the sustainable consumer and consumer health industries.
BABBLING VC [Venture Capital] Ridiculousness of Venture Capital Advice
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Well I am sure he meant it differently but the irony of it struck me differently than the intent: "A startup should raise venture capital (or “venture-style” angel/seed funding) only if: 1) the goal is to build a billion-dollar (valuation) company, and 2) raising millions of dollars is absolutely necessary or will significantly accelerate growth.". This is an awesome WIN in my eyes (for him and his angel investors maybe) but is by far not a venture capital WIN.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital's Newest Frontier
| THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
Hundreds of new funds and a new type of entrepreneur are driving growth today
YFS MAGAZINE [Venture Capital] How To Attract Venture Capital In 5 Smart Steps
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
Venture capital funding is an elusive beast. Finance Grow investors money raising capital venture capitalSo, here's a look at 5 sure-fire ways to prime the pump and attract VC funding.
THINKING ABOUT THINKING [Venture Capital] Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
It’s exciting times these days after we launched Volition Capital on Monday (01/11/10). The first post on the blog is: Why did you choose the name Volition Capital? Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, A VC (100,279). Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures, How To Change The World (82,838). Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital, Above The Crowd (23,084). Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital, Redeye VC (12,972). Rob Go, Spark Capital, robgo.org (1,908).
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] NarrativeDX Raises Venture Capital for its Artificial Intelligence Platform Aimed at Healthcare Providers
| TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
The Austin-based startup, founded in 2014, didn’t reveal the funding amount but reported it was led by LiveOak Venture Partners, Cultivation Capital and HealthX Ventures. Last year, in a profile on the company by […] The post NarrativeDX Raises Venture Capital for its Artificial Intelligence Platform Aimed at Healthcare Providers appeared first on SiliconHills.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Austin Startups Attract $152 Million in Venture Capital During Second Quarter
| TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin is still doing well when it comes to attracting venture capital investment into its technology startups.
- [Venture Capital] New Game for Corporate R&D and Venture Capital
This outdated R&D model of the industrial organization that progresses through internal development has been eclipsed by the reality of new, venture capital backed start-ups that achieve far greater competitive advantage through rapid cycles of innovation, customer acceptance and global distribution It would appear that US innovation has never been brighter. US Corporations are spending in excess of $200 billion on R&D annually, most of it on technology advancements.
- [Venture Capital] OCTANE Venture Capital Orange County
OCTANE | Venture Capital in Orange County. Keynote speakers will be founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vizio William Wang and Mark Stevens a partner at Sequoia Capital. The day will end with presentations by twelve start-up companies seeking investment capital followed by a round of VC Speed Dating. minute presentations to venture capitalists. Visit OCTANE VC in the OC to read more about the venture capitalists and speakers or to register.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] You'll Never Guess the Top 20 Cities for Venture Capital Activity
| MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
Here are 20 of the most capital-dense start-up communities in the country, according to new research. Feld wrote about the importance of "entrepreneurial density"--or the ratio of start-up founders and those they employ to the general population of a city--in his book, and emphasized the belief that access to easy capital is what makes or breaks a start-up community on his blog. Here are 20 of the most capital-dense start-up communities in the country, according to his research
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deals Drop in Second Quarter
| FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
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. VC investment in the second quarter of 2013 was also lower than the second quarter of 2012, when venture capital firms invested $8.91 Still, Fab.com raised $150 million in the largest transaction of the period. In April, May, and June, U.S.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
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. 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. but in a city like New York, with it''s access to capital, "getting in" shouldn''t be the hard part.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] The Face of Success, Part 3: Women and Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
Unless you're a female entrepreneur trying to raise venture funding. members told her of venture capitalists and angel investors interrupting pitches with comments such as: When are you planning to have kids? Soon after she started raising venture capital, Vinita learned that she was pregnant. I am close friends with and have interacted with dozens of venture capitalists and CEOs in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley appears to be the world's greatest meritocracy.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Compare Metrics Snags $3.8 Million in Follow-On Venture Capital
| SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
million in follow-on venture capital. Austin Ventures led the investment with additional funding by existing investors Julie Allegro of Allegro Venture Partners, Bob Greene of Contour Ventures, Capital Factory, Mike Maples Jr. Million in Follow-On Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin analytics Austin Ventures Compare Metrics retail venture capital
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] Why governments support venture capital
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
The Canadian government announcement yesterday of a $400m plan to strengthen the Canadian venture capital industry is the latest in a long series of similar announcements and initiatives from governments around the world that put government cash into VC funds alongside private money to make it more attractive for private investors. adequate risk capital [for startups] is vital of the economic future [i.e. Venture Capital
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Which Should You Chose?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
And such was the case when I read the latest statistics from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The seemingly good news from the NVCA was that the amount of venture capital funding grew 22% from 2010 to 2011. Specifically I found that the lion's share of this funding went to later stage companies (companies who have already raise previous rounds of venture capital, have revenues, and are looking to grow further before being acquired or going public).
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] 10 Big Venture Capital Trends to Watch in 2016
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
Is it getting harder for startups to raise money
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] Worked Up about Unrealistic Venture Capital Valuation
| FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
So, Mike tells me he wants to raise a first round of venture capital based on a $100 million valuation. Now, anyone who knows anything about venture capital will literally laugh when they read a line like that. Now, if I had the opportunity to give Mike the 2-hour consult, I would have explained to him how venture capital really works. And how most likely, the chance of him raising venture capital with just an idea was zero.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] NEA Closes $2.6 Billion Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
In two months, the venture capital firm raised one of the largest venture funds ever. billion venture capital fund on Wednesday, and it’s one of the largest venture funds ever assembled. Approximately 80% of the capital will be deployed in North America, Grossi said, but the firm will be pursuing business opportunities abroad as well. NEA's new fund comes in the midst of a contracting, more concentrated venture capital market.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Why Your Startup Doesn't Need Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Not all startups should raise venture capital, but this article provides questions to ask yourself before taking capital. Startup
SECRET FORMULA [Venture Capital] The State of Cleantech Venture Capital, Part 4: Parting Thoughts
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
This week we’ve analyzed the state of cleantech venture capital and used data to discern myth from reality. In summary, we’ve found that: There will be sufficient late-stage capital in the next few years to feed the ’06-’08 “baby boom” of cleantech start-ups, but there may be a corresponding dearth of Seed/Series A money. Cleantech venture capital investment only became substantial in 2006, and the average VC-backed start-up takes eight years from founding to exit.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
million in venture capital. Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital co-led the round. As part of the deal, Norwest’s Promod Haque and Intel Capital’s Vibhor Rastogi will join […] The post CognitiveScale Lands $21.8 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin-based CognitiveScale announced Tuesday it has landed $21.8
BRYCE DOT VC [Venture Capital] A 12 Step Program for Breaking An Addiction to Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016
Venture Capital is a hell of a drug. At Indie.vc we’ve developed a simple 12 step program for those of you looking to break the habit in 2017: Step 1- We admitted that we are powerless over VC’s partnership dynamics, tastes in trends, and their ever moving milestones—and that trying to time, or anticipate, them will make our lives, and the lives of our customers and employees unmanageable. Step 2- Came to believe that a metric greater than our valuation could restore us to sanity.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Venture Capital] How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
After checking out The Information's "open dataset" on diversity in venture capital , I felt pretty disappointed. I went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Most people need a little bit of capital to bring a product to market--or they're an engineer.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
So start making friends with the right […] The post Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Andrew Romans Austin Ventures DLA Piper Eric Garcia Harvest Growth Capital Krishna Srinivasan LiveOak Venture Partners Lou Marchetti Pat Noonan Silicon Valley’s Georgetown Angels The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets from Leaders in the Startup Game Vista Equity Partners
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] 2 Reasons to Avoid Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Many growth company CEOs believe they need to raise venture capital to achieve success. Our company is not a venture capital firm, so we are surprised with how many inquires we receive from CEOs, entrepreneurs, and even larger companies about the need to raise capital from an outside investor. Obviously, capital is often necessary to fuel a company's growth, especially when one is trying to massively scale a successful business concept.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] The Maths Behind Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
I want to be fully honest about this, but I'm really thrilled to be sharing information like this so openly about the venture capital business with the help of Nexit Ventures about the mathematics behind the venture capital business. In this post, we'll look at the fundamental financials and why venture capitalists are looking for certain growth figures in the way they invest. We'll have a 75 million venture capital fund. Nexit Ventures.
GUST [Venture Capital] Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms The direct answer to your question is NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing for any companies. Their entire business model is based on investing in companies that can potentially offer very high returns.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] 7 Top Trends in Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
As managing partner of Blumberg Capital; David Blumberg is a respected investor, with two decades of experience investing in early-stage tech startups
- [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Grubhub
Venture capitalists are hungry for a piece, too. million cash infusion came from Origin Ventures in 2007. GrubHub rounded up $2 million more in 2009 from Leo Capital Holdings, Amicus Capital and Origin Ventures and topped that off with an $11 million Series C round in November 2010. That round, led by Benchmark Capital, valued the company at $21 million, according to VC Experts Valuation & Deal Term Database. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Venture Capital] The disruption of venture capital
| TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger wrote a post yesterday about the disruption of venture capital which lists the changes afoot: Information about VCs on the internet. In the mid-1990s VCs began to have websites, but there were no good resources for entrepreneurs to find out about the venture capital process and learn about individual firms or partners.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] When it Comes to Venture Capital, Do Like Warren Does
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
All of a sudden, it is boom time again for venture capital funds, with over $10.3 billion in fresh capital raised by 578 funds in the 1st quarter, up 36% from 2012. But for the individual investor, is investing in a venture capital fund really a good idea? venture funds - and with so many of them pursuing similar deal sourcing strategies and approaches - it has become extremely difficult for VCs to find and secure high potential, well priced deals.
VIEW FROM SEED [Venture Capital] SlideShare: The Atomization of Seed Venture Capital
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Recently, I shared a two-part essay on the atomization of seed venture capital rounds. The Atomization of Seed Venture Capital – NextView Ventures from NextView Ventures. The post SlideShare: The Atomization of Seed Venture Capital appeared first on NextView Ventures. You can find both posts condensed into one essay on our Medium publication, Startup Traction, here.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] 3 Things to Know About Corporate Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
Corporate venture capital (CVC) funds are on the rise. Consider the growing number of big companies creating funds to find promising startups: Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Novartis Venture Funds, Samsung Ventures, AOL Ventures, Dell Ventures, Dow Venture Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Citi Ventures. Looking for funding? Think outside the VC box.
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] How to Secure Funding for Your Startup (with INFOGRAPHIC)
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
Small Business Administration (SBA) may also be able to offer assistance through loan financing, bond guarantees or by helping you find venture capital. Assembling investors is another useful option if you need more in the bank, as venture capital groups or angel groups can provide extra leverage. Why do so many businesses fail? According to a recent Forbes article , at the surface level, they simply run out of cash.
INC STARTUPS [Venture Capital] Jay Z to Launch Venture Capital Fund With Roc Nation's Jay Brown
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Jay Z and Roc Nation have invested in several small startups that have seen success
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
At the outset, it is worth noting that when it comes to the world of venture funding, I am a bit of an outsider. Until a handful of years ago, I didn’t even know what venture capital was, let alone anything about the complicated process of actually acquiring VC funding. I also think it’s important that we share this side of the story here on Bplans, as we are a voice in this space, and offer advice in terms of obtaining venture funding. billion in venture funding.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] TabbedOut Raises Additional $2 Million in Venture Capital
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
TabbedOut, a mobile payments app for bars and restaurants, announced Friday it has raised $2 million more in its Series C venture round. Miami-based Aeterna Capital provided the funds. The other investors include lead investor Wellington Management Company and participating investors NEA and Morgan Creek Capital […] The post TabbedOut Raises Additional $2 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] Aunt Bertha Raises $5 Million in Venture Capital
| SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Aunt Bertha, a social services search and referral platform, announced it has raised $5 million in venture capital. Techstars Ventures led the Series B round of financing and as part of the deal, Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures, will join the company’s board. “There’s a lot of unnecessary suffering going on for many Americans […] The post Aunt Bertha Raises $5 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] AirStrip Closes on $25 Million in Venture Capital
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
AirStrip announced Tuesday that it has raised $25 million in venture capital. The San Antonio-based company received the funding from the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust. AirStrip’s main focus is taking all […] The post AirStrip Closes on $25 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.