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  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Killing Innovation with Corner Cases and Consensus « Steve Blank
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: "10 Things Every CEO Needs to Know About.
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Tuesday, May 25, 2010. "10 10 Things Every CEO Needs to Know About Product Design" unveiled at the Bessemer Annual Cloud CEO Conference.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] What Will Win in the 2nd Great Tech Boom
    There are a lot of sure signs -- new businesses getting huge valuations even in public markets, investors in those businesses trying to convince people that those valuations are indeed rational , the huddled masses listening in violent agreement (amazingly enough), venture capital raising huge new funds, and billions of dollars going into startups worldwide again. Service businesses -- organizations that provide human capital to solve specific problems for clients.
  • EIN NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Gothere's journey on S'pore entrepreneurial road
    While the company started out with no venture capital, in the end, did you went to. If you say to venture capitalists, "Let's build a company." a way, yes. They'd say, "I'll. are aplenty and that somebody in the U.S. or India or China has thought of
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Traditional(?) VC Model: Broken or Forgotten
    Stowe Boyd had some insightful thoughts on Miguel Helft's New York Times article A Kink in Venture Capital's Gold Chain. That article, at a high level, questioned whether the traditional venture capital model is broken because of excess capital and tight exits. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • PUREVC  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] CXO - Another Productive Year
    Dear Readers, As we close out 2009 we wanted to thank you for your continued support of CXO Ventures and CXO Private Equity. Blog highlights include: -The publication TechCrunch recently ranking purevc.com the #53 top venture capital blog based on Google reader subscribers. One of our posts, entitled " Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds ," earned the #45 ranking in the Top 50 Venture Capital Blog Posts of 2009.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
    The fund managers that fall into Hedge Funds, Cross-Over funds, and Venture Capital, will certainly do more of an examination of you and your company. Investors will often seek to invest lesser money and try to get to an inflection point before having the company raise added capital. Also, DO NOT request too little capital. Startup Basics Recap from Interview Introduction to Links for Capital Market Articles.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Venture Capital] The Key to Success? Taking Care of Your Community
    Copyblogger never took venture capital and made it to 8 figures in annual revenue without advertising. Copyblogger never took venture capital and made it to 8 figures in annual revenue without advertising. The Key to Success? Taking Care of Your Community written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Brian Clark. Podcast Transcript.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ride-Sharing Start-up SideCar Raises $10 Million
    San Francisco company SideCar, a ride-sharing app maker, looks to expand with newly acquired venture capital funds. Ride-sharing app provider SideCar raised $10 million on Wednesday, in a Series A round led by Google Ventures and Lightspeed Venture. million in venture capital funding. SideCar CEO Sunil Paul told Inc.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Fundraising: Words of Wisdom from Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen
    This week, we present legendary angel investor Ron Conway (commonly referred to as the “ Godfather of Silicon Valley ”) and Marc Andreessen , a brilliant entrepreneur and co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The venture capital business is 100% a game of outliers; it’s extreme exceptions.” To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How I Work
    What’s your current venture? I came in as part of a $7 million venture capital round in 2011. A couple of months ago the good folks at Hypepotamus asked if if I would participate in their "How I Work" series in which people share their daily routines. I was flattered and of course accepted. I am republishing the full text here with their permission. You can see the original article here. . Lance Weatherby ( @lance ) builds thriving internet companies.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 44 Ways To Reinvigorate Your Entrepreneurial Drive
    Entropy is what is responsible for socks, wet towels and underwear ending up on the floor, and for critical files to go missing three minutes before your first venture capital presentation. 44 Ways To Reinvigorate Your Entrepreneurial Drive. Here’s your pseudo-science lesson for the day.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: A Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech
    Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Venture Capital. (3). Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Explore Venture Capital. Cracking The Code. Sunday, November 07, 2010. A Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech. I love this video: everything you need to know about online advertising! Posted by Philippe Botteri. at 5:29 PM.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] The List
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, you're probably sick of posts about Web2.0, mashups and the like. Therefore, I thought I'd provide another and really test your loyalty. Baris at ComVentures has posted a long list of Web2.0 companies , across multiple categories. The post is over a month old so I'm sure it's doubled since then. However, it does provide a comprehensive look at what is happening to the fabric of the Net.enjoy!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] What Should Entrepreneurs Look For in Company Counsel?
    During a talk today with Dave Felman at UF's Law School (Professor Danny Sokol 's class), a student asked what I look for in venture capital counsel. Although good lawyers come in many packages, there are really four main things I look for: 1) Experience doing venture capital deals: There is no substitute for firms who have done venture captial deals before. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Leading Cause of Startup Death – Part 1: The Product.
    The startup develops its first positioning statement and uses this to explain the company and its benefits to venture capitalists. If the startup is to be backed by venture capitalists, the financial model has to be alluring as well as believable. The venture investors start measuring progress by number of orders in place by first customer ship. The CEO refines his or her fund-raising pitch and hits the street and the phone searching for additional capital.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Best Way to Learn to Be an Entrepreneur?
    Dave: Done differently, I would have started my career at a VC-backed start-up (it would have been nice to know what "venture capital" even was back then). the window of opportunity to launch it was fairly small) then I would have entertained the option of starting my own venture from the get-go. Should you work for a big company first, or stay as far away from them as possible? Read the debate and weigh in. As an Inc.com columnist it's my job to take a position.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Venture Capital] MassChallenge Joins the Texas Ecosystem
    The Forrest Four-Cast: October 17, 2017 If you didn’t get a chance to be part of their launch event on Monday afternoon at the Bob Bullock Museum on Monday afternoon, then be sure to attend the Meet MassChallenge Texas Meet Up at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 17 at Capital Factory (701 Brazos Street in the Omni Hotel). Deeply embedded in the region’s innovation community, Milliard has held senior positions at Ascension, Austin Ventures, and AT&T Knowledge Ventures.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Great Start-ups Succeed on Products, not Patents
    billion in venture funding , is hardly the average company. For example, venture capital investors might insist on them. Your No. 1 job is to get to market and start making money. Here's why protecting your IP should stay off your to-do list. Twitter has tried innovation in a number of areas of its business. Now it's extending that to a new area: patents. Or, rather, how it uses patents.
  • WILL PRICE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2005
    [Venture Capital] Seeking Alpha
    Seeking Alpha is a blog focused on investment strategy, portfolio management, and alternative assets (hedge fund, venture capital, etc). My blog recently was added to the VC section of Seeking Alpha. The site is a useful aggregation of information pertinent to those interested in alternative asset management. For example, the blog's most recent section deals with the investment ramifications of the yuan's revaluation and easing of peg to the US $. Check it out
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
    “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. 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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 'I Want to Take a Lot of Credit'
    Zipcar founder Robin Chase dishes about the Avis acquisition, the next big thing in car-sharing, and her latest venture, Deniam. staff writer Jeremy Quittner about her reasons for leaving Zipcar in 2003, her other startup ventures, and the latest big ideas capturing her attention. The fall of 2002 was a nuclear winter for venture capital. I laugh, because when you are out raising capital, people ask what is the exit strategy.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Winners and Losers in the Coming Crowdfunding World
    Well, the first group of winners will undoubtedly be the tens of millions of American entrepreneurs - and eventually hundreds of millions of worldwide - that for the first time in human history will have access to on-demand capital for their creative and future-focused projects and initiatives. This week, the President is expected to pass H.R. 3606 - the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill, which includes provisions that for the first time legalize investment-based crowdfunding.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Renewable Energy Sector is Fundable in 2011
    The Clean Technology venture capital sector, which includes alternative energy, soared 68 per cent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2010. My picks for favorite startup sectors to improve your fundability in the new year include green, biotech, and renewable energy (also called alternative energy or sustainable energy). In previous articles, I’ve put some definition around the green and biotech investment categories, so I’ll try to do the same here for renewable energy.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Tough Love: Brought to You By the Notorious Mark Suster
    Entrepreneur-turned-venture-capitalist Mark Suster is known for his blunt critiques. Co-managing partner at Los Angeles venture capital firm GRP Partners, he has built his name into a powerful brand, much of which is based on his hype-deflating candor. In fact, most entrepreneurs shouldn''t seek the "rocket fuel" of venture capital, he says, firmly and often. His take on venture capitalists?
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Mastering the VC Game: An Important Read for Startup Entrepreneurs
    Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms is written by Jeff Bussgang , General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. It’s a shame we have to speak about venture capitalists and entrepreneurs as being “on opposite sides of the table&# but that seems to be the case much of the time. It’s a strong, introductory primer to the venture capital and investor world.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What CISPA Could Mean for Start-ups (and You)
    Each individual intrusion on our privacy might seem small and incidental, but it is the cumulative effect that matters," says Victor Hwang, co-author of The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley and Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital. The proposed bill aims to fight cyber attacks by giving the government access to customer data. But at what cost?
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Dave McClure
    This week, we present Dave McClure , a smart entrepreneur turned angel investor and founding partner of 500 Startups , a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] I’m Back!
    Stay tuned for new posts on venture capital, corporate governance trends, and current public policy issues that impact investors and entrepreneurs. After a one-year hiatus, I am back. I have also done a lot of hiking throughout America and Europe in the last year and will share highlights from my hiking experiences as a new topic. Over the past year I’ve made meaningful personal and professional changes. Today I am healthier, happier, and more energized than ever.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Note that this is based on an analysis by CB Insights of.
    Note that this is based on an analysis by CB Insights of “472 venture capital- and private equity-backed technology companies in the United States today with valuations, real or rumored, of greater than $100 million.” As the article rightly states, not all of these companies will reach an IPO event, but it is an interesting proxy to evaluate where investor interest lies.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Economic diversification: Reimagining the future
    Venture-capital firms and angel investors have been looking at New York more seriously than they once did. billion was invested by venture-capital firms in New York in 2010. The Big Apple even overtook Massachusetts in venture-capital funding for internet and tech start-ups, making it second only to Silicon Valley. And in the third quarter of last year, it surpassed it in venture capital in all categories.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT II - Even Bigger than Last Time
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you thought GUT I was big, wait until you see GUT II. Gainesville Underground Technology II is bulging this Thursday, July 26th, 5-8pm. Location is UF, CSE E221. I am keynoting with a short bit on launching fundable companies, but more importantly, the panel lineup looks great: Monetizing a Web 2.0 Company Best Practices in Web Application Development Advertising 2.0:
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Will I See You at NextMiami?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I know it's late notice, but I am now confirmed for the NextMiami shindig tomorrow night. Jason Baptiste , Nathaniel McNamara and a bunch of other smart folks are getting together Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-11:30pm at 510 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL. You can check the Facebook event page or the NextMiami Ning for more details. Miami's startup network is buzzing and gets me excited every time I visit.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #3
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well, just like WDN #1 , you folks solved WDN #2 faster than I expected. Given the long time gap between those, I thought I'd toss you another one I snapped this morning. Where is this Papa John's commercial being shot? I gave plenty away in the picture so I need the exact address. UPDATE, 02-29-08: Congrats to Brian who nailed it (I shoulda blurred the Cantina). Thanks for playing along!
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Spymaster Game on Twitter
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! An area I've been digging into lately, Twitter Games, got a boost today with the launch of [link] -- created as a "side project" by the iList team. First impressions are good, quality implementation, but I wonder how the tweet noise will impact users as more games hit the stream. Luckily SpyMaster is early so game-fatique hasn't set in.yet.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VC Fund Lifetimes
    My previous post was about how it takes about a decade longer to exit in companies with venture capital investors. That's much longer than most entrepreneurs and angel investors would guess. Most VC funds are designed for ten year lifetimes. In actual practice, it takes significantly longer to actually exit the investments and shut down the typical IT VC fund. The actual distribution of VC fund lifetimes is show in the graphic below.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Spymaster Game on Twitter
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! An area I've been digging into lately, Twitter Games, got a boost today with the launch of [link] -- created as a "side project" by the iList team. First impressions are good, quality implementation, but I wonder how the tweet noise will impact users as more games hit the stream. Luckily SpyMaster is early so game-fatique hasn't set in.yet.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Has The Bar For Series A Changed?
    In fact, at this moment, we have a few early-stage companies in our portfolio at NextView Ventures that are raising really nice rounds in the face of this perception. One of our portfolio companies has no revenue, and good but not explosive user growth, and yet it’s still raising a very nice series A from a very good venture capital firm at a significantly higher valuation from our seed. (Note: The majority of this post first ran on BetaBoston.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] DocuSign Raises $47.5 Million in VC Funding
    The investment, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, brings the company's total funding to $115 million. DocuSign--a software companies that provides users with a way of signing digital documents--says it plans to use the new capital to pursue opportunities in international markets and develop products that will complement its electronic signature platform.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Forget the High Court: Why Start-ups Will Fix Health Care
    And 92 venture capital firms have invested in digital health start-ups so far this year, Chase wrote in his post for TechCrunch. This entrepreneur says that disruptive health start-ups are the only thing that can fix the broken health care system. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this week on the Affordable Care Act. Big deal? Not to everyone.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The Humans Behind Cards Against Humanity
    Instead of seeking venture capital or a cash infusion from an angel investor, they took the project straight to Kickstarter. Eight high-school friends who created a profane, hilarious game are all grown up, and have a thriving business. It has grossed millions. Only none of its creators is quitting his day job. What gives? Several months ago, I brought a game to a bar.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Introducing Mucker Academy: A Discussion With Jerry Jao
    On the “babysitting” side of investment: JJ: You shouldn’t rely solely on venture capital, because I’ve started two other companies, and I know what it means to have a board, and what it means to raise money. Once you have capital, time is more important. But it allows you to learn, and I think that’s what venture money allows us as entrepreneurs to do.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Why My Roommate Called Me a Cheater
    My thinking was like this: why would someone ever want to go into a meeting with a venture capitalist without knowing the questions they would be asked? So that's why I created a program for raising venture capital. In my freshman year in college I took a very challenging Calculus class. It turned out that my roommate was also in the class. Both of us had a hard time keeping up. And we were both nervous as the final exam approached. We both studied hard for the exam.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Pitch to Adeo Ressi at ArcticStartup's Founder Hotseat Webinar
    In addition, Adeo started TheFunded.com, an exclusive community for entrepreneurs to rate and review venture capitalists. Adeo is regarded as a worldwide expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, with numerous appearances in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, NBC News, ABC News, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNN, and more
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Rather than take on venture capital to stabilize the company's cash flow, he decided to sign up with Ariba, an online invoicing firm that offers dynamic discounting—a service that has existed for years, but made much easier by smart use of the Web. Venture capital may seem like an attractive option for start-ups, but it's still an expensive—not to mention pressure-chocked—way to take money, especially if the start-up is merely looking to cure a cash flow issue.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] New China-U.S. Start-up Competition Swaps Money for Talent
    Not necessarily, says Larry Li, co-founder of Z Park Venture, an investment firm that will be supporting the competition. He argues that in the Beijing start-up community there is plenty of venture capital, but not as many experienced technology entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Steve Blank notes in a recent blog post that Beijing has the biggest venture capital industry outside of the U.S.
  • REDEYE VC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Good Luck Charlie
    After two years at First Round Capital, today Charlie O’Donnell announced he was leaving to launch his own seed-stage venture fund, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures - the first venture capital fund based in Brooklyn. When Charlie initially joined First Round Capital, we had both agreed that it would be for a one-year term.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Taxing VCs' Carry as Income Won't Shift Behavior
    To me the important question in the debate over whether or not VCs "carry" should be taxed as income rather than capital gains is " will increasing taxation levels change VC behavior? " The answer to this question is clearly no because there is no other industry that provides the same lifestyle to compensation ratio that venture capital does.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Venture Capital] D-Wave's Dream Machine
    Along the way, D-Wave has acquired the trappings of a technology powerhouse: state-of-the-art superconducting expertise, a team of 35 in-house mathematicians and physicists, a wafer fabrication deal with Cypress Semiconductor, and nearly $130 million in venture capital. Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the archetypal Sand Hill Road venture capital firm, had already turned D-Wave down. That''s starting to look like a wager only a venture capitalist would take
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] How to Teach the World to Code
    million in venture capital from Union Square Ventures, among others, in October, and brought in a Series B of $10 million more in June. Pair a whiz-kid programmer with a guy who can't learn to code, and what do you get? One of the biggest start-up stories of the year. If there is a prototype method for building a tech start-up, this is it: A business- and tech-savvy student meets a whiz-kid programmer.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Secret History of Silicon Valley 11: The Rise of “Risk Capital.
    This is the first of two posts about the rise of “risk capital” and how it came to be associated with what became Silicon Valley. ———————– Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship By the mid 1950’s the groundwork for a culture and environment of entrepreneurship were taking shape on the east and west coasts of the United States. Yet one of the most remarkable things about the boom in microwave and silicon startups occurring in the 1950’s and 60’s was that it was done without venture capital.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Dividends
    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.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Liquidation Preference
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Top 20 U.S. Tech Conferences Every Startup And SMB Should Check Out
    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. Apps World North America will be taking place in the tech capital of the world San Francisco on February 5th-6th February at the Moscone Center. Venture Summit Silicon Valley.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fits.me Raises Seven Figures To Expand Their Virtual Fitting Room
    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. Along with the investment, Fits.me is moving its management to London while engineering, operations, and production will remain in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation How to deal with bad PR March 5, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in PR.
  • GUST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 5 Things I Look when Investing in a Startup
    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. Since this is my inaugural post here, I decided it would fit the occasion to list the five things I value most in an startup investment proposal. What I say here is my opinion and mine alone.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Will Private Equity Firms Be Exempted From SEC Registration Rules?
    Last November, the SEC proposed regulations to define the exemptions and implement new requirements, with the result that firms headquartered in the US with more than $150 million in assets under management would find it hard to escape registration (unless they are solely advising "venture capital funds", which the SEC has proposed to define very narrowly). By SJ Berwin LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP. March 18, 2011.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 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. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Reality Check
    The 4-Hour Workweek was really about hacking your time," says Mike Maples, founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate and an occasional co-investor with Ferriss. His co-investors include Digg founder Kevin Rose (now a partner at Google Ventures), About.me Silicon Valley's productivity guru takes a month off in Bali. It might be the most demanding vacation ever. Tim Ferriss wants me to know that pigs have an extremely high feed conversion ratio, or FCR. They grow fast.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
    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. gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion
    But their second venture, Simplify Mobile, which made mobile-phone software for corporate users, never got off the ground. In my mind, that's the secret of the business—teaching thousands of small, mid, and large manufacturers how to do drop-ship so well," says Alex Finkelstein, general partner of Spark Capital, a Boston venture capital firm. And the enterprise had been entirely self-funded; they hadn't taken a dime in venture capital. You Want It?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving
    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. Their business model was to help young companies accelerate their launch by helping assemble a team, do initial marketing, provide seed capital and help them raise financing. Without DogVacay my Thanksgiving would have been ruined. That’s a fact.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Tim Draper Wants to Break California Into Six States
    The venture capitalist plans to present a initiative to the California Attorney General to break the nation''s most populous state into six smaller ones--including a state of Silicon Valley. The founder of venture capital firm DFJ has proposed a plan to split California into six separate states.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Venture Capital] What happens without Black entrepreneurs?
    The other day, after getting engaged, I wrote that I wake up everyday knowing that I can draw a very straight line between venture capital… Continue reading on Austin Startups
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Indian Company Plugs Gap In Google's Enterprise Solution
    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 is squarely in his critical path, blocking all sorts of financing options, and unfortunately, he cannot really make progress with this venture without some external financing. It's simply a capital-intensive business that needs money.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Inside Zynga, Fun & Games Are Over
    Zynga is being punished in the public market," says Jeff Clavier, a venture capitalist and managing partner of SoftTech VC, an early-stage venture firm that has invested in the social gaming industry. million shares for $200 million, while Institutional Venture Partners walked away with $70 million, Union Square Ventures pocketed $62 million, and Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, sold off nearly 700,000 shares for $8.2
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] VC Market Dynamics
    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. The author points to some of the corrections that these long term dynamics are making to the model (such as super angels, survival of funds, founder liquidity etc). Having said that, it adapts very very slowly!
  • WILL PRICE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Feedburner
    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. I am pleased to be a member of the Network and congratulate Feedburner on creating a useful new service around "channels" of content
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Marc Andreessen's Greatest Twitter Hits
    It would be another four years before the Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist returned to tweet, "I''m back--did anything happen while I was gone?," On Venture Capital Funding: "Most great businesses in the world are not funded by VC, nor should they be," Andreessen tweeted on February 5. "VC
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 7 Startup Hubs From Around the World to Watch in 2014
    Between transforming rundown warehouses and providing much-needed startup capital, cities all over the world are helping encourage local entrepreneurship. Venture capital firm Creandum reported in 2011 that Nordic companies represented 9 percent of all global billion dollar technology exits between 2005 and 2009, and 33 percent of exits in the European market. Here are the international cities poised to give the U.S. a real run for its money.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Denmark's Accelerace Boosting Startups in new Smart City with €250,000 Grand Prize
    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. Ever wish you had an entire city with next-generation infrastructure to test out your startup on?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Prepping for the Big Meeting: 6 Tips
    For private companies, look at the management team and the investors, which may include representatives from venture capital firms. You've finally got a meeting with the person who should be your largest customer. How not to blow it. After working your contact list for months, you’ve finally got the right introduction to the right person at your top customer prospect. It’s time for The Meeting. First, pat yourself on the back.
  • STARTUP COMPANY LAWYER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Is crowdfunding legal?
    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. Raising Capital Apart from Crowdfunding.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
    Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Venture Capital] How to Find a Mentor
    If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It. Sometimes, you need a little help finding your way. Some of the most common advice for new entrepreneurs is to “find a mentor.”. It’s understandable—after all, it’s good advice; having a mentor relationship is often a dream come true. A mentor is a teacher, a trusted advisor that a budding entrepreneur can turn to with questions and get valuable advice, tailored directly to their industry and specific business situation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Russian Investors Up Their Game
    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. Following the lead Almaz Capital Partners announced their plans to invest in four start-ups with the overall sum of investment comprising $30M. Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital currently has $100M in funding.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Venture Capital] FIN-FSA Cracks Down On Equity Crowdfunding Platforms
    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. Antti has also worked on numerous capital markets transactions.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] How Does the Mortgage Meltdown Affect VCs?
    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. That means venture capital gets a growing share of alternative asset allocations. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Meet Aviary: The Start-up Powering Twitter's Photo Filter
    To date, the company has raised a total of $17 million in financing across three rounds from investors including Spark Capital, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, through his personal venture capital arm Bezos Expeditions. Twitter debuted its own photo filter this week. Here's the start-up behind the new photo editing tool. Aviary is the scrappy New York-based photo editing start-up you've probably never heard of.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Student Startup Offers Quora Like Platform for Profs and Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
    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. Today it profiled a few of them, including one created by Stanford MBA student Pooja Sankar. From Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ms.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade
    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. 6, 2011 we hosted our 64th free One Million by One Million (1M/1M) strategy roundtable for entrepreneurs, and the first for this year.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Creandum: 9% of global Billion dollar exits come from the Nordics
    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 Think about Skype , Spotify , Supercell , Klarna , MySQL , TAT , Unity , Mojang , Zendesk , Just Eat , King … the list of massive tech powerhouses coming from the Nordics goes on and on.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Investors Look for Chemistry, Not Just Big Ideas
    From the outside, most people think that venture capitalists are just looking for the best ideas that will generate the biggest companies. Venture capital investing is not like angel investing or public stock investing. And it is the central act of venture capital investing. VC Fred Wilson says the quality of your ideas matter to investors. But your relationships with them matter more.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Twitter Link Roundup #168 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
    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! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?
    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. He writes with a great perspective and is well worth reading.
  • REID HOFFMAN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Alliances that power HBO’s Silicon Valley
    While you might think that HBO’s Silicon Valley is a hit comedy about startups, venture capital, programming, egos, sex (well, for Erlich and Jared, at least), friendship, mind-altering drugs (well, for Erlich at least), and vomiting, it is easy to overlook the serious lessons it can teach us about people management.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
    [Venture Capital] A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← White Collar Crime Spree How Much Is A Free Customer Worth? → A Squeeze On Boston Venture Valuations Posted on December 12, 2008 by fnazeeri Today there was a front page story in the Boston Business Journal about how the market’s downturn is putting a squeeze on local venture valuations.
  • ALTGATE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] top 10 posts from 2008
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur! Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Current Affairs , Entrepreneurship , Green Business , Management , Startups , Technology , Venture Capital , Venture Debt and tagged top posts. ← Layoffs In Venture Capital Be Glad You Are An Entrepreneur!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale?From Point to Line to Curve
    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? This is what growth looks like. It starts slow, almost linear, from zero, and then (we hope) accelerates. The horizontal axis is time.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Venture Capital] Harassment in Tech: Getting Beyond Words & Committing to Action
    ” As Josh notes in his accompanying OpEd : …traditional harassment law does not adequately shield founders since they are not technically employees of the venture capitalists. To fill this gap, venture capital firms should adopt formal investor/founder sexual harassment policies that can be consistently enforced. Brave women and tenacious reporters. Those are the people responsible for the escalating conversation about sexual harassment in the tech community.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Spinach – Mobile Commerce And Group-Buying Platform
    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. San Mateo, California-based Mobile Spinach ( www.mobilespinach.com ) is an integrated mobile commerce and group-buying platform that provides users with virtual discount coupons that can be redeemed at participating local merchants.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship?predefined
    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. I quoted my friend Paul Gompers here and here in the past as saying that management is the optimization of resources and entrepreneurship is the optimization of opportunity.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Finnish Angels and VC's Release Their 2013 Stats
    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. Editor''s Note: The last paragraph has been changed to reflect that the €994 million is not in fact the value of exits. It is the total number of investments that have exited, the exit value is likely to be higher.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] We Are Giving Out Four Tickets To Arctic15 At ArcticEvening Tallinn
    Efficient co-operation has been set up with universities, venture capital firms and startups. Technopolis Ülemiste organizes Business Breakfast matchmaking events, annual MoneyTalks® Tallinn event brings Estonian growth seeking startups together with business angels and international venture capital investors and Technopolis Funding Services help your company to get funding more effectively and with better terms.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Why You Shouldn't Care About Facebook's IPO
    If you like your freedom, stay small Finally, an IPO may seem like a great idea, and could even be necessary to make venture capital investors happy. Don't look to Facebook's financial future to learn much; it's the company's early history that start-up founders should study. In case you hadn't heard the latest rumors—that is, in case you've been off-planet for the last day or two— Facebook plans a $100 billion valuation IPO , probably in the April to June 2012 range.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Shame on You PrivCo
    The title of the report is “Top 20 Tech Venture Capital Firms of 2012″ The chart in the main body is titled “PrivCo’s Ranking of the Most Successful Venture Capital Firms (2012)” The giveaway is in the subtitle below that: “ranked by total number of private tech co. Venture Capital performance tends to be about outlier, outsized returns that drive fund economics.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Venture Capital] 43 Pithy Quips On The Business of Software
    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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 5 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley
    Many would argue that since Silicon Valley gets the most venture capital, has the most powerful pillar companies, the deepest talent pool, and the best universities that it’s the best place to locate your start-up. A big reason that so many of those Silicon Valley seed-capital-backs start-ups will fail is that their CEOs won’t be able to get that help. So stay away and less you have a huge capital basis.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Why Tech Founders Who Act like Jerks Become Rich and Successful
    One venture capitalist whose firm implemented a "no a s policy" passed on an investment in Uber. Burbidge is now a VC at London''s Passion Capital, which has invested in startups like Lulu and Go Cardless. I believe that integrity and honesty are very important to most venture capital investors," he wrote on his blog, Both Sides of the Table. Though bad behavior elicits criticism, it doesn''t stop people from marveling at its related success.
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