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VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Dividends
| FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the third post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. The next several posts in this series deal with the terms in Charter.
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Liquidation Preference
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the fourth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. stock of the acquiring company) to be divided among the stockholders.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] Top 20 U.S. Tech Conferences Every Startup And SMB Should Check Out
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
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. Venture Summit Silicon Valley.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Fits.me Raises Seven Figures To Expand Their Virtual Fitting Room
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Fits.me , the virtual fitting room, has announced it has raised "seven figures" from the Entrepreneurs' Fund, a London-based venture capital fund. The investment will be used to accelerate the delivery of virtual fitting room services, as well as to provide additional sales and marketing resources to fuel Fits.me’s s growth.
LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
| SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. By restating the rumours, Coke helps to propagate them.
GUST [Venture Capital] 5 Things I Look when Investing in a Startup
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
It’s the result of several decades in high tech, three years as an investor in a local Oregon angel investment group , some consulting in due diligence for venture capital, and my experience as founder and co-founder of successful ventures. What I say here is my opinion and mine alone. Startup experience. Scalability.
- [Venture Capital] Will Private Equity Firms Be Exempted From SEC Registration Rules?
Simon has advised on venture capital and development capital investments, management buyouts and general M&A, as well as numerous private equity investment fund establishments and structurings. By SJ Berwin LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP. March 18, 2011. These advisers are characterised as "exempt reporting advisers".
SOCAL CTO [Venture Capital] Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Global Survey: American Small Business Owners Most Independent
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
Overall, about 70 percent of businesses feel that banks aren’t doing an adequate job of making capital available to small businesses. “I believe that the development and encouragement of more diversified funding sources, such as angel investment, venture capital, peer-to-peer and crowd-funding, should be a priority.”
LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Tweets that mention Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 15, 2011 [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Seasonality is not confined to annual cycles either. Reply 3.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] IPOs Shine, But Entrepreneurs Turn Down Mergers
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
2013 was the best year for venture-backed IPOs since 2007, but when it comes to buyouts, entrepreneurs are looking for a better deal Snapchat isn''t the only company turning down seemingly-lucrative buyout offers. Some 82 venture-backed companies went public in 2013, including familiar names such as Twitter, Tableau Software, and Zulilly.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions. Of 165 consumer Internet companies that raised venture capital in 2010, just under half have raised an equity round since, according to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
He wanted to work in venture capital and I was new to the industry and in no position to hire anybody. He turned to Mike Jones at Science who was newly set up as an accelerator of sorts or a venture studio. Without DogVacay my Thanksgiving would have been ruined. That’s a fact. And I’m not an investor. What to do?
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Indian Company Plugs Gap In Google's Enterprise Solution
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
No investment is possible without that validation, whether it is government grants (and there is quite a bit of that available for clean energy projects) or angel or venture capital. It's simply a capital-intensive business that needs money. Sponsor. One of the primary drivers of the switch is cost. A second is collaboration.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #227 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
| FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Michael Moritz About Venture Capital – crowdspring.co/1kLoGb1. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! – crowdspring.co/Uo7qiz.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Top 5 Myths About Selling Your Business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
If you’re selling to a financial investor, such as a venture capital firm or private equity group, having a talented management team that’s willing to stay on after the sale is a positive selling point that helps command a premium price. Is one of these myths keeping you from selling your business? Don't let it. Wrong.
VENTUREWOODS [Venture Capital] VC Market Dynamics
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
Interesting article on some of the market dynamics in the global venture capital industry. Central point - venture investing is a competitive market, and the model adapts in response to market forces. Having said that, it adapts very very slowly!
UP AND RUNNING [Venture Capital] Bplans Briefcase: Business Stories to Keep You in the Know
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
Why they made headlines: The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is becoming known as a great place for startups. Previously this startup depended largely on renting clothes and accessories, and raised 60 million dollars in venture capital after only five years in business. Who doesn’t want this guy for a lunch date? What U.S.
WILL PRICE [Venture Capital] Feedburner
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2006
Brad Feld details the new service on his blog and he has set up a Feedburner Network on the Venture Capital industry that you can subscribe to by clicking here. Feedburner is beta testing Feedburner Networks. A Feedburner Network is a collection of blogs clustered around a particular topic.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Denmark's Accelerace Boosting Startups in new Smart City with €250,000 Grand Prize
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
As a brief overview of the Copenhagen-based accelerator''s normal operations, companies participate in the Accelerace acceleration program for six months, where Christian Hvashøj Schaarup says that they work approximately 200 hours per company to mentor their business and prepare them for future venture capital. Next Step.
STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
| SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
One highly anticipated provision of the JOBS Act, Title III, is entitled ”Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012” or the ”CROWDFUND Act.” Under pressure from Congress, the SEC agreed to review its regulations and their effect on capital formation in spring 2011.
LIGHTSPEED [Venture Capital] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Any opinions or views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion or view of Lightspeed Venture Partners. We funded Siqi and Alex Le at Serious Business. Reply 2.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Russian Investors Up Their Game
| FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
Venture capitalism works like the solar system: when the sun moves, the rest follow',- said Lubov Simonova-Emelyanova of Almaz Capital Partners. Russian venture capitalists are expected to make much more investments this year compared to 2010. Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital currently has $100M in funding.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] FIN-FSA Cracks Down On Equity Crowdfunding Platforms
| FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
While still in the pioneering stage, the largest Finnish equity crowdfunding platforms Invesdor and Venture Bonsai alone claim that approximately EUR 3.5 Antti Hemmilä advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions, with special focus on start-ups. About the Author.
- [Venture Capital] Is This the End of Patent Reform?
The entire issue has riled participants in the venture capital as the technology world. On his blog Thursday Fred Wilson , a venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures, wrote: Information technology startups are probably spending hundreds of millions of dollars collectively on an annual basis fighting off patent trolls.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
Luckily, venture capital is a long-term business and private company valuations/fortunes don't fluctuate like public entities -- particularly when the mess has mortgage roots (little direct tech connection). 3) Portfolio debt from venture debt pure-plays (e.g. LPs managing large pensions, foundations etc.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Venture Capital] Student Startup Offers Quora Like Platform for Profs and Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
She raised an initial round of $1.5-million last year from the venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, and raised an additional $6-million from investors in November. Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the boom in higher education startups. From Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ms.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
It is clear to me, after doing these strategy sessions for over two years, that entrepreneurs need a lot more training on positioning and go-to-market, financing strategies, including alternative financing besides venture capital. On Jan. Sponsor. As usual, then, I worked with three entrepreneurs working on specific businesses.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Creandum: 9% of global Billion dollar exits come from the Nordics
| MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
These numbers come from a report ( see the full presentation here ) issued today by Swedish Venture Capital firm Creandum , who hopes to draw more attention to the Nordics. “We Despite the Nordics housing five to ten million people per country and only 2% of global GDP, we’re killing it when it comes to tech acquisitions.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] Choose Your VC Wisely”- Conversation with Felda Hardymon
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
Felda Hardymon is a highly successful venture capitalist and popular Harvard Business School professor, where he teaches “Venture Capital and Private Equity”. Sharing research and examples from the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Felda Hardymon
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← White Collar Crime Spree How Much Is A Free Customer Worth? I think it’s interesting how this blog has turned me into some sort of quotable source on startups, venture capital and the like.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
| MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.com) ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! Tips: $75 Killver VC Pitch Deck Not much to learn here.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale?From Point to Line to Curve
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? That’s not all.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Venture Capital] Mobile Spinach – Mobile Commerce And Group-Buying Platform
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
It closed a US$1 million round of venture capital funding in January 2011 that came from multiple sources including Blumberg Capital, Quest Venture Partners, LaunchCapital, and Transmedia Capital. The customer gets to save money, and the merchant is able to attract a local customer at minimal expense.”.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Inside Thrillist's Grand Plan For Growth
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
He should know: He also, with his father, runs Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. "I Perhaps that's because Thrillist hadn't relied (much) on outside capital before. Seven years later, Ben Lerer and Adam Rich's company, Thrillist Media Group, has 230 employees and is growing--fast.
ROB GO [Venture Capital] Staying Hungry, Staying Humble
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
We were in many ways, the lean-start of venture capital funds. Not only did my partners and I not pay ourselves for over a year, but we deployed our own capital into a handful of companies that we ultimately sold to the fund at cost (despite some increases in valuation). Here they are below. It wasn’t pleasant.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] From New York to Napa: Meet the Man Behind City Winery
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
During the dot-com boom, we did three rounds of venture capital. How Michael Dorf created a chain of music clubs from New York City to Napa Valley. Michael Dorf opened a small club in New York City called the Knitting Factory in 1987. It featured avant-garde jazz and rock. Dorf, now 52, stumbled and lost his company in 2002.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
I came across this blog post about getting a computer science degree as the best degree for getting into venture capital or working at a VC-backed start up. This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.. I was reading Chris Dixon’s blog tonight. I had to laugh a bit reading it. MBA fine, but not required.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship?predefined
| MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Entrepreneurship–predefined. This is a slightly purer form of the concept … not optimizing, but pursuing opportunity. I like it. Posts.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Finnish Angels and VC's Release Their 2013 Stats
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The Finnish Business Angel Network (FiBAN) and Finland’s Venture Capital Association (FVCA) released their collected statistical data on investments made into early stage growth companies in 2013 by private investors and VC companies. It is the total number of investments that have exited, the exit value is likely to be higher. growth.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] We Are Giving Out Four Tickets To Arctic15 At ArcticEvening Tallinn
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Efficient co-operation has been set up with universities, venture capital firms and startups. ArcticEvening Tallinn will be organised in just a few weeks. We've already registered about 3/4 of the tickets (overall availability is 120 tickets), but there are still some spots left for those who would want to attend. Sponsors.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] HBH Investor Talks: Filip Petersson says it's about timely matchmaking
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
But it still took a while before he joined SEB Venture Capital in 2014. Filip Petersson , Investment Manager of SEB Venture Capital. Being a part of a small research team Filip struggled with finding the right investors and was constantly looking for funding. And why not? Or helping small companies evolve in larger ones?
ONSTARTUPS [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
9) Venture capital is not a necessary evil. My favorite conference both as an attendee and as a speaker is the Business of Software Conference. I've spoken there for the past three years and am once again speaking this year. There's a full video and transcript of my 2010 talk. They're my peeps. No sponsored speaking slots. No booths.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Max Niederhofer Joins Copenhagen's Sunstone Capital
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
Sunstone Capital has now added Max Niederhofer as a partner in its Copenhagen office, after leaving his position as Vice President in Accel Partners'' London office. He started and sold Qwerly, a data marketing business, and as a Principal at Atlas Venture, he has been involved with companies like DailyMotion, Seatwave, and Moo.
WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM [Venture Capital] Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Aim to recover your CAC in < 12 months, otherwise your business will require too much capital to grow. Banks and wireless phone companies ignore this rule, but they have access to tons of capital.) I am in very early stage of planning for my venture and have my first meeting with a VC in 2 days. This is a mistake. Good luck.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #144 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital – [link]. Fred Wilson on Why the Collapse of Venture Capital is Good – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. – [link]. – [link].
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Three new VC funds open in Iceland in one week with $80 million to invest
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
For many years the only VC fund in Iceland was NSA Ventures which was established in 1997 but his origins were government loan funds. NSA Ventures is an evergreen fund so it needs to exit an investment to have funds to be able to invest again. NSA Ventures CEO is Helga Valfells. The CEO of Frumtak is Eggert Claessen.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
About 10 years ago, I entered the venture capital business after being an entrepreneur. The L ean Start Up movement , which has trained entrepreneurs on capital-efficient start-up techniques. When it comes to funding young companies, the investment community is constantly raising the bar. Here's why. They were right. I'll wait.)
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Quote Of The Day
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) ← Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! This from the head of Intel Capital while speaking at CES (according to Jeff Busang over at Flybridge Capital Partners ). Bookmark the permalink.
ALTGATE [Venture Capital] Successories' New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists
| TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (email@example.com) ← Entrepreneurs on Twitter If Entrepreneurs Really Told the Truth… → Successories’ New Line of Posters for Venture Capitalists Posted on June 9, 2009 by fnazeeri Not really, but I had to chuckle when I saw this.
- [Venture Capital] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
Collectively, they make more money, employ more people, and have raised more capital than any previous 30 Under 30 list. With 269 full time employees, $49 million in venture capital, and a reported $100 in revenues, the company shows no signs of slowing down. Prepare to be awed! Prepare to be awed! Read More. Read More. Rowling.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Where Are All The Girls?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Editorial note: This is a guest post by Natalie Gaudet, who is one of the key people behind Aalto Venture Garage and Startup Sauna. For example, according to the Dow Jones VentureSource , only about 11% of US firms with venture capital-backing in 2009 had current or former female CEOs or founders. Role Models. Give up? Network.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
| FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
“38% of venture-backed founders are over 40 years old” - crowdspring.co/1hywYgv. Five Reasons Not To Raise Venture Capital, by Rachel Chalmers | Model View Culture - crowdspring.co/1lIlpYH. Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley’s Innovation Factory - crowdspring.co/1hyz3sN. 1lL1sTK. 1lL9b4b. 1mUNP1y.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Should You Join a Startup? The Answer Is Increasingly Yes!
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
All they need to worry about is getting the product right and for this precise reason they have venture capital to carry them to the point where they can ship a product other companies did not have the patience nor the vision to build because they were too worried about the immediate sales of their current products. Let me elaborate!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists are Bullish on Consumer Internet Companies—and New York
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Those are some of the conclusions from the National Venture Capital Association’s sixth annual ‘predictions’ poll, which asks 250 venture investors and 250 CEOs of venture-backed companies to pull out their crystal balls and tell us what 2012 will look like. Froth? What froth? link]. Ads by Pheedo
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] 3 Lessons I Learned from Hosting a Podcast
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
A unique opportunity surfaced this semester when I got to work on Traction , a podcast produced by the seed stage venture capital firm NextView Ventures. This guest post from my Harvard Business School student, MBA candidate Jenny Jao , describes a learning-by-doing project she completed for academic credit this semester.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Angels or Icarii?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
Although the paper-based column allows me to go deeper on topics I might just touch here, I hope VCFAQ, like FVB, can also be a place to share questions and answers from the venture game. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Enjoy and let me know your comments/questions.
VC READY BLOG [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Conversion and Anti-dilution
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
These posts refer to the model Series A Term Sheet put out by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and available for download here. * * * * * * * * * *. NOTE: This is the sixth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Optional Conversion and Mandatory Conversion. Anti-dilution Provisions.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #168 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Venture Capital Returns – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!
WWW.FORENTREPRENEURS.COM [Venture Capital] Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Cynthia Mignogna Finance Principal, OpenView Venture Partners www.openviewpartners.com blog comments powered by Disqus « SolidWorks: The best VAR management program in the world? VC Venture capital Viral growth Plugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes Copyright © David Skok 2009, 2010. Obvious, isn’t it? Now this! Noel W.
ROB GO [Venture Capital] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
When I started in venture capital, east coast VC’s largely had a formula for the kind of founders they wanted to back. There was a high degree of interest in backing repeat, experienced entrepreneurs or executives. Simultaneously, many of these companies relied on very strong proprietary technology and IP. Young, under 30.
FRED DESTIN [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Petition against AIFM Directive - Act by Sunday 25 April !
| THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
By this Sunday night, April 25, we need to get a significant number of European entrepreneurs to help the European Venture Capital Association in lobbying the EU and signing a petition against this damaging Directive. Euro Entrepreneurs, time to lobby ! under "AIFM Directive". Act now: Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- [Venture Capital] Chasing Returns
I'll take this conversation back to a market that I do understand - venture capital. The venture capital business is showing good returns for the first time in a decade. However, these sectors of the venture capital market are filling up with investors chasing returns. I'm enjoying it very much.
- [Venture Capital] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
million in venture capital. Meanwhile, Hoffer, who had spent the past few months meeting with venture capitalists, managed to close a $7.6 million round of financing from Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, and some angel investors. The website's goal was to connect people, not make money. The IRS disagreed.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Venture Capital] How To Raise Funding Using Milestones
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
I wish I could just say that if you do X, Y & Z, you'll magically raise millions of dollars for your venture. But unfortunately, that's not how raising capital works. So, your job as the entrepreneur seeking capital is to reduce your investor or lender's risk. Which is the riskier investment? Click here to learn more.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet. Why does anyone need to ask? Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012. Email This BlogThis! Labels: Whimsy. Posts.
TEXAS STARTUP BLOG [Venture Capital] Startup Pressure = Ethical Dilemmas (Update)
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Hanson from Santa Clara University wrote a piece titled, “ A Good Start, New Ventures Can Make Ethics Part of Their Business Plan where he argues that ethics play a critical role in the first months and years of a company’s existence and I agree. Pascal said, “ Things are always at their best in their beginning. Kirk O.
- [Venture Capital] Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.
But the case didn''t come to a head until July 2012, when Lauren filed a motion to sell her 50 percent stake in the company to Anthos Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, for $20 million. Outside of court, Glassman launched World War III against his wife and Anthos Capital. Greg Glassman!"
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Firstly, there has been a shift from friends, family and other wealthy individuals to professional angels, seed funds and even venture capital funds willing to invest smaller amounts of capital. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services. million and $2.7
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Venture Capital] Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
I’m not going to cover in this post the obvious post-show marketing tasks such as following up on all those business cards you grabbed, communicating with all those people who registered at your site and leveraging your new found fame to score venture capital. Once the cycle has passed it’s harder to capitalize.
SILICONHILLS [Venture Capital] VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
ff Venture Capital of New York led the investment along with the Central Texas Angel Network, Nebraska Angel network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network. VolunteerSpot, which creates tools for moms, nonprofit organizers and others to coordinate volunteers, has received $1.5 million.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Blaast Launches In Indonesia, Targets The Next Billion Users
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
Blaast is a portfolio company of Veturi Venture Capital , a Vigo accelerator We've received news that tomorrow Blaast is launching "the world's first cloud-based mobile platform" in Jakarta, Indonesia in cooperation with the mobile operator XL. Instead, developers will get paid according to ratios of how much time the app is used.
STEVE BLANK [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 3: Frank Rimalovski and Frank Sculli
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Frank Rimalovski is the executive director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and managing director of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund. Frank has spent 20+ years in technology companies and venture capital, working at Lucent , Sun Microsystems , Apple and NeXT. And wishing you had asked for help much earlier in a startup.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections
| TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
And 90 days later, Kim had two term sheets from venture capital investors. 50 years ago, the immortal rock band The Who got a rejection letter from EMI, the record label representing The Beatles. Here''s what you can learn from it. Here are three other lessons that rejection letters have to offer. So don''t take it hard.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Coinbase's $25 Million Funding Round Signals That Bitcoin Has Arrived
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
Coinbase, a year-old Bitcoin wallet company, received the largest venture capital funding round for a Bitcoin company to date, with $25 million announced Thursday. According to The New York Times , Coinbase has some of the heaviest hitters in the venture capital world backing it, including Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.
- [Venture Capital] Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs
Defy Ventures offers former criminals a second shot by training them to run their own businesses. These men are the inaugural class of Defy Ventures, a yearlong, M.B.A.-style She worked as an associate at Summit Partners, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto. Defy Ventures has raised more than $1.5 she barks. "No,"
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Founders Fund Angels Are Supporting New Tech Talent in Norway
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Founders Fund also partners with the Nordic investment community as well as providing access to the top tier international venture capital firms. The Founders Fund was established in 2013 – And it works through the StartupLab community. Photo: StartupLab. Hopefully they will invest the profits back to new startup projects. Byline.me
DAVID TETEN [Venture Capital] October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI). Events HBS Alumni Angels
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] Team Building: Cultivating Your Greatest Asset
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
As I grew into management roles and then moved into venture capital, the value of team building became more obvious. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've said it many times before, but people make or break any company. However, team cohesion doesn't just happen, it takes work.
TEXAS STARTUP BLOG [Venture Capital] 59 Angels
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
The Venture Capital Cycle” by Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner. Attracting Capital from Angels: How Their Money — and Their Experience — Can Help You Build a Successful Company” by Brian E. Term Sheets & Valuations — A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations” by Alex Wilmerding.
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Exit Strategies for Angel Investors Video
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
Venture Capital in North America is in crisis - big funds aren’t working anymore. Traditional Venture Capital funds have grown too large for today’s exits. We now have a much better idea of the differences between traditional Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors. The video is online here
ANGEL BLOG [Venture Capital] Exit Early - Exit Often Keynote Video
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
This is the high def video of my keynote at the Capital Connects! Southeastern Regional Angel Capital Association Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina - October 1, 2009. Today, the corporate buyers are competitors to the traditional Venture Capital funds. Angels, directors and coaches can help.
PROFESSOR VC [Venture Capital] ProfessorVC: Waah.Do I have to build a financial model?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
Everyone seems to know someone who has raised huge amounts of venture capital without ever putting together even back of the envelope projections. Labels: entrepreneurial finance , financial analysis , venture capital. Rebuild our Inner Cities one Venture at a time? The Most Important Venture Capital Statistic.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Two European VC funds invest in Reykjavik startup
| THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
Earlier this March, Reykjavik-based personal finance software startup Meniga announced they had received a €1 million investment from the Dutch venture capital fund Velocity. According to Meniga, this new capital will be used to finance further rapid growth as well as increase business and product development.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Immortality: The Next Great Investment Boom?
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
A growing cabal of venture capitalists, researchers, and entrepreneurs is working on curing viral disease, various types of cancer, and the most unavoidable ailment—death.'> Savvy entrepreneurs, scientists, and venture capitalists are getting in on a burgeoning market that some are calling "the Internet of healthcare." I absolutely do.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Defaulting on U.S. Debt is Just Plain Stupid
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
Treasuries] and we will still need to raise capital from China, but under which conditions can we do this?" Congress is close to devastating America''s shaky economy, its reputation around the world--and its small business owners. The U.S. is just 10 days away from defaulting on the national debt, currently worth about $16.7 trillion.
CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM [Venture Capital] 2012 Predictions: How'd I do?
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
Reading back on them, it strikes me what was on my mind that day--mobile phones and service because I was ditching ATT and wanted to try Android for the first time, startups, and venture capital. There will continue to be more venture capital placed than makes sense because of the perverse incentives created by the 2/20 model.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The $1,000 Genome is old news. I have written a few times about the coming of the $1,000 genome, and what that really means. Email This BlogThis!
ARCTICSTARTUP [Venture Capital] Russia Will See Huge Opportunities For Years
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
I talked to Marina Treshchova, CEO of Fast Lane Ventures , a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm a few weeks back about the investment market in Russia. Fast Lane Ventures is quite a young investment company, but during their 18 months in operation they have invested in almost 1 company every month.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Survey Finds VCs Optimistic About 2011 Investments
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
Venture capitalists say they plan to invest more next year, according to a survey released today by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource. The survey polled 330 venture capitalists and 180 CEOs for their thoughts on where they see investment headed in 2011. Sponsor. Discuss.
READWRITESTART [Venture Capital] Report on Q3 VC Investment Finds Funding Down for Internet Companies
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
Venture capital database VentureDeal has released its report on investment trends for the third quarter of 2010. During the third quarter, the report finds total funding for Internet companies down by 14% and the number of companies funded down by 6%. Sponsor. The report says that 343 Internet companies raised $1.8 Discuss. Analysis
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Founders: Get Those Skeletons Out of the Closet!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
Here’s the problem with that way of thinking: Partnering with a venture backer is like getting married. Why Revealing Your Issues Can Help Your Business Prosper Yes, I’m the founder of a venture capital firm. No company is perfect. And your investors are going to discover your imperfections sooner or later.
VENTURE CYCLIST [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: What is Big Data?
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What is Big Data? This is the first post of a series on Big Data. Watch for more! People use computers, phones, the internet to do more and more.
FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG [Venture Capital] VC Champions of the World
| MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
With all the Championship hoopla of late, wouldn't it be fun if there was a monster venture fund bracket and a battle to the death to crown a venture capital Champion? UNC's Venture Capital Investment Competition includes over 50 student venture capital teams from across the world. unc vcic
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] Detroit's Education Edge
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
What's more: Venture capital— once virtually nonexistent in Motor City —has set up shop, too. There are well-known firms, such as Detroit Venture Partners, which counts entrepreneurial celebrities Josh Linker and Dan Gilbert on its team, to smaller seed-stage firms, such as 313 Ventures. (Yes, really.)
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Venture Capital] 3 Ways to Avoid a Power-Hungry Investor
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Nir Eyal , a start-up veteran and the author of the forthcoming book "Hooked: How to Drive Engagement By Creating User Habits," offers one particularly difficult kind in the Harvard Business Review : when a venture capitalist wields his power over a founder, inflicting self-doubt, poor performance, and even failure. Adopt the right mindset.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Venture Capital] Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
Funding Strategy In Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson offer a terrific, in-depth explanation of term sheets, funding strategy, VC motivations, etc. Fred Wilson discusses working capital financing and customer financing. Rob Go on the downside of a career in venture capital. Happy New Year! is always "Yes!";
THE NEXT WEB [Venture Capital] How to raise money for your startup from VCs and investors in Asia
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
He is currently CEO of Bubbly , a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Asia has far fewer VC firms and institutional investors, each of which invests a far smaller amount of capital. China’s top dogs include the likes of GGV Capital , Sequoia China , IDG , Qiming , and a handful of others.
VC CAFE [Venture Capital] E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Dick Kramlich is an old school businessman who has been active in venture capital since 1969 with Arthur Rock and Co. He has co-founded the venture firm NEA, investing in many successful companies including Juniper Networks, ImmuneX, Macromedia, and Dallas Semiconductor. Yoram Tietz – Are these times different?