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  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Huge Lifestyle Businesses
    Quite often, someone pitches me a lifestyle business looking to secure venture financing. When I tell them this, the question asked is, "If that's true, why won't venture capitalists invest in lifestyle businesses then?". The only answer that can't be found from a lifestyle business, is if your whole goal is to raise venture financing. Keval Desai told me that in order to succeed, venture capitalists need 100x (or more) returns from their companies.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Why We're Excited to Be a 2-Woman VC Team
    The founding partners of new firm Aspect Ventures on why they view their gender as an advantage. Probably 30 percent, whereas it used to be less than 10 percent," Theresia Gouw, a VC that recently left Accel to form a new firm , Aspect Ventures , with her friend and fellow experienced investor Jennifer Fonstad, told Inc.com. But the statistics about venture capitalists themselves are hard to characterize as anything but dismal.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown
    But given that the Coop is throwing off as much money in annual profit as it needed to open the first center, it probably doesn’t need to take investment capital at all. In the venture-backed startup world, there are a couple of types of firm that will lend to a startup, even a startup that is still losing money. Another source of loans is Venture Debt firms, including Triplepoint , Pinnacle , WTI and many others.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: NorCal and SoCal - A Tale of Two States
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. For example… In Southern California when I am at one of my children’s soccer practices and I am asked what I do for a living, I respond, “I am a venture capitalist.” ” In Northern California when I am at one of my children’s soccer practices and I am asked what I do for a living, I respond, “I am a venture capitalist.” Why Size Matters in Venture.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Hiring at a Startup? Know Thy Weaknesses
    I know that people find safety in numbers (and there always seems to be 3 amigos) but imagine this for a moment – you go and raise venture capital and you’re fighting over whether to dilute with a VC by 25% or 30% as a company. This is part of my ongoing series on Startup Advice. I was reading one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs, VentureHacks, this weekend and noticed that they are running a long piece on how to pick a co-founder.
  • BRYCE DOT VC  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Venture Capital] Questions Worth Asking
    There are questions being asked in and around tech and venture capital these days. That number. I hadn’t seen that number pop up on my phone in years. 12 years to be exact. I’ve thought a lot about the conversation I had the last time that number popped up on my phone. I can still remember where I was standing, the time of day and the way the air felt on my skin as I sat on the stoop in front of my house as I answered that call.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Lean Entrepreneurship is Undermining the U.S. Economy – The 60% Challenge
    Last Spring, a lot of bloggers were worrying about what this means for the traditional venture capital model, where successful VCs manage too much money to break up into $500,000 bits. According to Mike Maples of Floodgate, “$500,000 is the new $5,000,000.” The idea is that the growing opportunity to rent rather than build and own various assets, from servers to payment systems to inventory management, means that a new company can get a lot accomplished on much less money.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing
    The company is currently seeking first-round venture capital and institutional funding. It’s undeniable how the Internet has revolutionized education , especially with the use of online video learning through sites such as Khan Academy. But while there is plenty of great educational material out there on the Web, the problem is locating it; in fact, it is said that about 66-percent of time spent learning online is wasted simply looking for the right Internet sources.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development is Not a Focus Group
    Reply Customer Development Defined | Venture Adventure , on November 30, 2009 at 8:35 am Said: [.]
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Case for Crowdfunding
    Thanks to the JOBS Act, new ventures can actually provide small funders a piece of the action—so all of us can be investors in new ideas we believe in. They were turned down by 30 venture capital funds before their successful Indiegogo campaign proved there was a market for a wireless tracking device which allows any camera to follow your every move by raising $24,000—which led these Bay-area engineers to nearly $1 million in follow-up "offline" investments.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Anatomy of a Term Sheet: Voting Rights and Protective Provisions
    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 fifth post in our series about standard terms in early stage equity financings. Voting Rights and Protective Provisions define when investors vote with the other stockholders and when they have the right to a separate vote.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Benefits Of The Perfect Independent Board Member
    About a year later, we raised our Series A round of venture capital from General Catalyst. One of the many nice things about being venture-funded is that it sends a positive signal to the prospective candidate that the company has something going for it. When we were first starting HubSpot , we identified the perfect candidate for an outside board member: Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Why You Should Hire Ex-Cons
    Real Change, Real Results Having spent the first six years of my career in venture capital and private equity, I was trained to recognize a great ROI opportunity. I’m now leading my second nonprofit organization, New York City-based Defy Ventures, which transforms former gang leaders and drug leaders into successful entrepreneurs, employees, and businesspeople. Mikey Cole is a recent graduate of Defy Ventures.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Logistics Required Before Approaching Investors
    But for angel investors and venture capital investors, just remember that investors are not on your team (yet). Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time. They approach key potential investors way too early, trying to talk their way up the hill, with no supporting business plan, and before they have a support team around them.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] SkySQL Raises €3 Million Series A Round
    a government-own venture capital company), as well as Spintop Ventures , Open Ocean Capital , and U.S.-based The company was founded October 2010 and has been funded to date with seed money from OnCorps, as well as Open Ocean Capital. ”We SkySQL a Finnish provider of affordable MySQL & MariaDB database solutions, has announced that it has raised $4 million (€3 million) in Series A investments. The funding round was led by Finnish Industry Investments Ltd. (a
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What Is NextView’s Focus? Another Stroll Through Our Portfolio
    Here’s a good example from Volition Capital. We almost always invest in the first round of institutional capital for these companies, in rounds that range from approximately $500K – $2M. We have pretty strong guidelines internally about how much capital we want to invest in a given company, at what valuation, and thus, what ownership we are looking for. This year will mark the third year of NextView’s existence.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Detroit VC: Why Bankruptcy Is Great For Us
    Josh Linkner, founder of Detroit Venture Partners, says filing for Chapter 9 is necessary for Detroit. I don''t want to say this is a great day--because it will have a negative impact on human beings, and I want to be compassionate," says Linkner, the founder of Detroit Venture Partners, a $50 million venture capital firm that invests in early-stage start-ups in the city. What about Detroit''s human capital?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 5 Steps to Managing Start-up Growth
    And at the same time, it had just raised tens of millions in venture capital. Growing fast? Here's how to make sure your company culture and organization keeps up. Last week, I was talking with the CEO of a start-up that was so successful that in the last year it had increased its revenues and employee count by more than 50%. Did this start-up have the bull by the horns? Not exactly.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Brian Halligan: Tips for Raising VC Funding
    and shared his experience raising venture capital and what he learned in the process. Don’t worry, raising venture capital is hard for everyone--even those with a distinct advantage and knowledge-base like Brian Halligan, the co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Halligan, who has also authored two books, Inbound Marketing and Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead, worked in venture capital before he co-founded the inbound marketing company HubSpot in 2006.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How to estimate Lifetime Value; Sample cohort analysis.
    2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog - December 3, 2010 [.] For a great post describing how to measure the lifetime value of your customers have a read of this blog post from the Venture Capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. [.] Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Two Upstarts Join Forces to Take on Apple
    In 2008, Vlingo raised $20 million in venture capital from investors including Yahoo and Boston-area VC firms Charles River Ventures and Sigma Partners. Voice technology firm Nuance acquires competitor Vlingo with hopes to take on Apple's iPhone 4S voice assistant, Siri. Voice technology firm Nuance has agreed to buy its top rival, the start-up Vlingo, in an attempt to take on Apple's iPhone 4S voice assistant. The terms were not disclosed.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Keeping Your Edge as the Developing World Gets Competitive
    On the other side of the world, entrepreneur and angel investor Fadi Ghandour recently teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to launch a new venture capital fund for tech startups across the Middle East and North Africa, known as the MENA region. A new study released at Davos shows the U.S. economy made strides in the past year, but emerging markets cast a long shadow.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Getting our Angel List On
    In the news/hype cycle of venture and start-ups it’s rare when a single news item captures the attention of the entire community, even for a few days, let alone 3 or 4. The idea to democratize capital formation is the important idea here and a continuation of a key trend around start-ups and venture capital of the past 20 years.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Forget Angels, Try Your Parents or Piggy Bank – The Accelerators – WSJ
    We found that only 9% had raised any angel capital, and 11% had raised venture capital after they had grown. Nice piece by Vivek Wadwha the echoes Scott Shane’s Illusions of Entrepreneurship.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?
    Venture Capital. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Venture Capital. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being.
    Theater of the Absurd: Capital Gains Now Being Eliminated on Sale of VC/PE Management Companies. According to Bloomberg, there’s a nasty surprise in the bill that eliminates capital gains treatment for carried interest in investment partnerships.    Not only is the government planning on eliminating carried interest on the investment profits generated by a partnership, but they are planning on eliminating capital gains treatment on. Venture Capital.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Just One Thing Management Dynamics
    I have a unique background among small company (I’m loath to write “startup”, Get Satisfaction is more substantial than that) executives in that I have venture capital, and very large company to very small company experience.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] WSJ on Stanford Student Startup Accelerator | StartX
    At StartX, Stanford students or recent grads undergo a three-month program where they receive free office space and attendant services, plus get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts. So far, 32 companies have graduated from StartX, with many receiving funding from venture-capital firms including Charles River Ventures, said Mr. Teitelman.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Business coaching for entrepreneurs
    I recently left the venture capital world to set up a business coaching practice and wrote the following piece for a venture capital related publication. From Venture Capitalist to Business Coach. As a venture capitalist I was in the privileged position of having smart, passionate and highly driven entrepreneurs approach me with their business plans and try to sell me on their ideas.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Venture Capital] July 17 NYC: Event for Angel Investors Only
    Co-Sponsored by Empire Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, and Young Venture Capital Society. Empire Angels is a member-led New York City based angel group of young finance professionals which seeks to invest in and support early stage technology ventures with a focus on young, US based entrepreneurs. The group aims to help educate and equip the next generation of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Income and Outcome
    Here is another posting in my VC:VC series (comparing Venture Cycling to Venture Capital). In Venture Capital, outcome is exactly income. In the Venture Cycling world, there is also some component where Outcome = Income. Technorati: Hazon Venture Capital. When does income = outcome? We are a ruthless, capitalist lot (hence the name), and its all about the dollar.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Pillar III - Tax Incentives : From globally competitive capital gains rates, to carried interest taxation, to one-time IPO-related tax incentives; the NVCA advocates a suite of tax initiatives that will encourage investment and company growth.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Two Good Posts on Angel and VC Investment
    This is great timing too, because both angel investment and venture capital are in the midst of rapid readjustment to longer-term changes in the economy of startups and entrepreneurship. This fits, by the way, very well with another of his recent posts, his post last Saturday recommending Venture Hacks’ AngelList Service. We have the great recession, venture capital investing is down, but it also costs less than it used to to get a web based business going.
  • WILL PRICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006
    [Venture Capital] eBay Devcon 2006
    The first centers on raising venture capital and the second on building a great team. This panel will give you insight into the recruiting process within a venture capital firm, including how they identify and hire CEOs and then work with them to develop top-tier management teams. You'll also learn how potential candidates can best network with venture capitalists to gain the upper hand in a competitive job market
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] NVCA Four Pillar Plan to Restore IPO Market
    The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) annual meeting kicks off today with a great mix of sessions and speakers. One example provided was Inside Venture, which pre-screens cross-over investors who agree to hold long-term. Pillar III - Tax Incentives : From globally competitive capital gains rates, to carried interest taxation, to one-time IPO-related tax incentives; the NVCA advocates a suite of tax initiatives that will encourage investment and company growth.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Pecunia olet. a bit
    Anonymous currency, cleverly designed, but not yet perfect, attracted a throng of fanboys and almost $100M in venture capital investment. Trouble in paradise? Unless you’ve sat in cave for six months, Bitcoin’s all the rage. The idea that I can buy stuff in an untraceable, safe, and 100% electronic way, without governments or payment-fee nickel and dimers makes my libertarian heart sing.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Cracking The Code: Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your.
    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, December 01, 2009. Cloudonomics and 2010 Planning for your SaaS and Cloud Computing business.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Switching Costs Startup Executive Compensation Scorecard → Outsourcing For Startups Posted on September 16, 2010 by fnazeeri A few weeks ago John Prendergast (founder/CEO of Blueleaf ) and I gave a presentation on outsourcing at the Boston Founder Institute. You must balance short term constraints (human, capital, etc.)
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Getting Funded: Step 5, The Legal Grind
    While there is nothing overly complicated about venture financings, especially early ones, there is a cadre of legal professionals that not only know the law behind getting a deal done but also know what the expected behavior of the legal team should be. Stay tuned for the next series “Seven Deadly Sins of Venture Capital” Related articles.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds
    Ex-founders, Hollywood personalities, the rich and the powerful, the smart and the cool, all seem to be foregoing or, at least, de-emphasizing the usual trappings of wealth (homes, cars, planes, baubles) and taking center stage at pep rallies preaching lean, capital-efficient startups poised to change the social fabric and consumer experiences, all for a few hundred thousand dollars invested. Tweet.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? Two year-old TaKaDu , a SaaS product for water utility companies to monitor water infrastructure, has raised an undisclosed second round of funding led by Emerald Technology ventures and joined by existing investors Giza Venture Capital and Gemini Israel Funds [ Zdnet ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? Two year-old TaKaDu , a SaaS product for water utility companies to monitor water infrastructure, has raised an undisclosed second round of funding led by Emerald Technology ventures and joined by existing investors Giza Venture Capital and Gemini Israel Funds [ Zdnet ].
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
    Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? Two year-old TaKaDu , a SaaS product for water utility companies to monitor water infrastructure, has raised an undisclosed second round of funding led by Emerald Technology ventures and joined by existing investors Giza Venture Capital and Gemini Israel Funds [ Zdnet ].
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Ardent 2: Get Out of My Building
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 9: Sales, Not Awards « Steve Blank
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Why They Don't Answer Your Emails
    Share 2010 06 /20 CATEGORY Uncategorized TAGS business development email marketing servicey startups venture capital View Comments freerobby Good post. Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Why They Don’t Answer Your Emails Why They Don’t Answer Your Emails Occasionally, people don’t answer my emails.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Become a Regular Bplans Contributor
    We’re looking for smart writers with a good knowledge of what it takes to start a small business, to get a business funded, or to work through the various aspects of planning a venture. Venture capital funding and angel investment stories. If you’re interested in writing for Bplans on a regular basis , we want to hear from you. If it’s a once-off submission however, please use our single contribution form. Otherwise, read on!
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] You Can Be an Entrepreneur--and Not Get Divorced
    There were now venture capital partners, a board of directors, and a full management team at BzzAgent. Tend to your marriage as carefully as you care for your company. (In In other words: Don''t do what I did.) I have some significant but difficult news to share. After a decade of marriage, my wife and I have divorced. As with many divorced couples, the two of us never, ever thought we''d be here.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups
    The Price of Mistakes are Inversely Proportional to Available Capital In times of abundant venture capital if you miss your revenue plan, additional funding from your investors is usually available to cover your mistakes – i.e. you get “do-overs” or iterations without onerous penalties (assuming your investors still believe in the technology and vision.) The goal is to reach venture-scale (~10x return on investment.)
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] "There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is."
    ““There’s so much focus on acquiring customers and delivering products and services that security is not top of mind,” said Tripp Jones, a partner at August Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Half-joking, he added: “For many companies, a security breach would almost be a nice problem to have in some cases. It means you have enough customers for someone to care.”” - When Start-Ups Don’t Lock the Doors via The New York Times.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Venture Capital] INSEAD Panel Event: Angel Investing 101, NY
    David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital, and Founder and Chair of the Harvard Business Angels of Greater New York. INSEAD is holding an angel investing panel on November 4, 2013. I hope you can join us (in NY). Panelists are: - Alain Bankier, active member of New York Angels and former CEO of Manichewitz. Vince Scafaria, a serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of DotAlign and previously DealMaven. Nick Taranto, Co-Founder of Plated.com.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Florida Venture Blog - Untitled Article
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Cool News/Map Mashup Jeff Clavier's recent post turned me on to What's Up a news map project developed by Jeroen Wijering. I've been looking into a variety of data visualization mashups and this one is quite elegant. I'm not sure it helps us cut through information overload, but it "feels good" -- kinda like the slick but almost useless Orb. You can launch it here.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
    [Venture Capital] AxoGen: First Human Nerve Graft Implant
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! AxoGen , a recent neighbor from GTEC and a company Inflexion came very close to funding, recently announced a significant milestone: the first human nerve graft implant (not autograft, taken from another part of the body). I'll leave the teaser quotes to their press release , but congrats to Jamie, John and the rest of the AxoGen team.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] ClariFI clears $3.5M
    TL Ventures is putting in $3.5M Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Brad and his team over at ClariFI landed a quality finance-sector partner -- who also brought some dollars. and getting a couple board seats: William Guttman and Robert Keith. I've seen ClariFI's ModelStation product for portfolio managers and it's impressive.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Am I the Key to a Secret CIA Conspiracy?
    It seems two of the companies I'm on the board of (PayPerPost & CallMiner) have a secret joint venture with the CIA to identify and undermine radical, dissident bloggers. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! This has to be an April Fool's Joke , but it got a chuckle nonetheless.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Tropic Thunder "Viral" Video
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, especially when the hammer comes out. Enjoy! [It It looks like MTV is forcing viewers to MTV.com -- I'll embed for now, in hopes they eventually ditch the shackles. Go watch it anyway!] Related images: ben stiller , jack black , robert downey jr , tropic thunder , kung fu panda , ironman , mtv movie awards.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Israel, Feldman, Winer, Calacanis, Arrington: Take it to the Fight Club
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! The never ending drama around puppets is just amplifying what I always suspected about the social media elites. No wonder Ted Murphy scared them so much, he took much worse and handled it much better. Those guys need to take it to a ring.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Dystonia Cure Within Reach for Tyler's Hope
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've blogged here before about Tyler's Hope and wanted to share a big day for Tyler and his family. This morning CNN.com posted the video below and TylersHope.org is getting bombarded with people wanting to help find a Dystonia cure. How can you help?
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing is Where VC was 25 Years Ago
    The angel investment ‘industry’ today is at about the same stage of development as the venture capital industry was in the mid 1980’s. Last week, I was at the Angel Capital Association annual conference in Atlanta. Few people appreciate that angels invest about as much money as venture capital funds do each year – about $25 billion in the US. When I was a young entrepreneur, part of our plan was to finance our growth with venture capital.
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Friday – Israeli Funding Recap
    V enture capital funding of Israel companies opened strongly in Q1 2010, with 55 deals completed since January 1oth 2o1o, according to Capital IQ. The combination of companies looking for capital and investors looking for liquidity put a strain on early stage start ups but seemed to have played favourably for growth equity investments and later stage companies. Benchmark Capital; Bessemer Venture Partners; Mangrove Capital Partners. Sequoia Capital. -.
  • WILL PRICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Personal Equity
    Steve Bird of Focus Ventures wrote an interesting paper on what drives venture capital returns. The paper looks at two investment cycles: the PC era of 1983-1987 and the Internet boom of 1997-2001. In the former era, the top 50 firms represented 13% of the industry and captured 44% of the value created. In the latter era, the top 50 firms represented 4% of the industry and captured 66% of the value created.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists that Fail
    Silicon Beat has an interesting article on the failure of Worldview Technology Partners that provides some interesting insight into why venture firms fail. I think understanding how venture capital firms work and why they fail is important for entrepreneurs that are trying to raise capital. I'm curious to know what the Worldview partners learned from their failure and what their perspectives on the roles of luck and gut instinct in venture investing success are now
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Future Goals
    I'm more focused than I have ever been. I always set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term.
  • ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] It Doesn’t Matter Unless We Win
    The second a founder takes venture capital funding, they are signing up to deliver improbable outcomes and the definition of winning becomes way more ambitious. I had lunch recently with one of our portfolio CEOs, and he said something that really caught my attention. I had just commented on how well they were executing and the quality of the team he put in place. He thanked me and said that he was really proud of the team, the culture, and how hard everyone was working.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Balderton Capital raises $305m Series A Venture Fund
    This news is a day or two late, but just to keep our readers updated we should write that Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s largest venture capital investors and behind breakthrough successes such as Betfair, Lovefilm, MySQL, NaturalMotion and Yoox, has announced yesterday the closing of its fifth European fund, raising a further $305 million and bringing its total funds to $2.2 Our goal is to be the first venture fund with an international outlook to invest in a company.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Venture Capital] The goal of your startup is to exit. What do you actually know about that process?
    That’s especially a thing for venture capital investors to say. We love a good exit story on ArcticStartup. Applifier''s acquisition by Unity got the Helsinki entrepreneurs excited, and quick and eventually lackluster build-up to the Swedish-founded King IPO was fun to speculate on. For us in the media business, an exit puts a big fat dollar sign next to a company name, which drives traffic and likes.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 5 Steps That Made Israel a Start-up Haven
    If you are a leader in your local start-up community, you will be better off if you can attract more capital, more entrepreneurs, and more mentors to your region. That’s because my visits to start-up communities around the world suggest that entrepreneurs who run companies in cities with insufficient capital have much lower odds of success. But not so many years ago, it was the opposite of that - a country that prized socialism and distrusted capitalism.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Voice-Blogging Start-up Gets More Funding
    Bubble Motion secures an additional $5 million from Japanese capital firm JAFCO, as its popularity spreads across Asia. Bubble Motion, the voice-activated blogging service based in Singapore, just announced a $5 million Series E funding round, led by JAFCO, a venture capital firm in Japan. The start-up, which has $50 million in total funding and counts Sequoia Capital among its early backers, also operates in India, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] With Angels Like These, Who Needs VCs?
    Ginn took a board seat, he says, because he’s been in angel deals where the early investors “got hammered” when the company needed to raise venture capital. Ondot, a financial technology startup, tries to get to breakeven using only angel money. It’s not unusual for a tech startup to raise $18 million. To do it all with angel financing is pretty much unheard of.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Fast Lane Invests In Russian Clone of Airbnb
    Fast Lane Ventures, a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm, recently announced it has invested in RentHome.ru , a clone/competitor of the Airbnb service that has grown to become popular in the United States.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson on VC Funding and "The Era of Cheap"
    This from a man who knows from having made bigger investments that are smaller : Duncan Davidson, Managing Director of Menlo Park-based Bullpen Capital. In an interview with ReadWriteWeb, Davidson explains how the latest industry to receive the disruption treatment has been the venture capital business itself, with the epicenter of the quake right around San Francisco. The emergence has been extraordinarily traumatic and disruptive on the venture industry.".
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] An Urgent Letter From the Managing Editor
    I am working on a book entitled Venture Capital: Our Economic Cornerstone and the Threats to Its Existence: The Crucial Debate. The last chapter, Chapter 7, is entitled, "The Great Life Or Death Debate: Half Full Vs. Half Empty.". See [link]. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 7 Signs of the Silicon Valley Apocalypse
    And it's coming to Silicon Valley, home of so many technology companies and venture capital firms. Forget the Mayans. Ignore the Christians. There are signs of an apocalypse. It's coming to Silicon Valley, home of so many entrepreneurs, VCs, and tech firms. One of Silicon Valley's top investors announces he's getting out. Y Combinator, the country's top startup "factory," says it's paring down.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Venture Capital] First Round Capital is a Firm with No Principals
    With the ascension of Kent Goldman and Phin Barnes to Partner, Christine Herron leaving to join Intel Capital and me starting Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , there are no longer any people at the Principal level. In all seriousness, Kent and Phin are two of the most principled professionals I know in the venture capital world--and their promotions are well deserved after four years of hard work at one of the most principled firms I know. It's true.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
    Tweets that mention Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed in 2011 « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - February 8, 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] 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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Selfies With Lindsay Lohan and the State of Tech
    Just take the selfie and hope being part of this very modern experience leads one to a greater understanding of this moment in 2013, in which a beautiful starlet with recurring substance-abuse problems is standing in six-inch heels hawking an app created by a Russian-born serial entrepreneur with $1 million in venture capital investment that''s most notable for letting users temporarily make their recorded voice sound like a chipmunk squeak?
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Venture Capital] JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape
    This week, President Obama is scheduled to sign into law a bill that eases the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) auditing and reporting requirements on new companies looking to go public, as well as effectively legalizing the principle of crowdfunding - pooling the resources of micro-investors to make small batches of seed capital available to early-stage startups. Crowdfunding is an efficient way for entrepreneurs to raise seed capital," the editors wrote. Number of U.S.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster
    So then when I wanted to go into venture capital, they said, “You can’t do that, you need to be in EIR.” So when I got into venture capital, I thought, “Well, what can I do that’s different?” But I feel pretty good about how we’re doing, I feel good about our chances of raising more capital. ” “Okay, well you can be an operating partner or a venture partner.”
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory. So, I’ve had about 4 years on the “inside” of a fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS startup. The collapse of the IPO market and dysfunctional math in the venture capital community has stacked the odds against you. How To Raise Venture Capital View more presentations from Mark Davis.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010
    Draw Your Ideas - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 16, 2010 I saw Jack Dorsey give this talk at The 99% Conference last month. The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , May 22, 2010 For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business. This probably hurt Zynga’s profitability but also helped them fend off less well-capitalized rivals.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 10 Ways To Win In 2014: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide To A Successful Startup
    And finally, in Darwinian fashion, competition for market share amongst the venture capitalists as a result of increased numbers of angel investment syndicates will clear the decks of the low-value add venture capital dollars. The more an entrepreneur can do personally, the more the entrepreneur is investing in the venture and can allocate financial resources elsewhere. by Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Venture Capital] All Signs Point to 2014 Twitter IPO
    Of course, no one can say precisely what they''ll do," says Santosh Rao, the managing director and head of research for Greencrest Capital, a New York City-based boutique advisory firm that follows emerging companies. But David Ethridge, the senior vice president and head of the capital markets group at NYSE Euronext, believes that while the first quarter of 2013 has been a relatively quiet period for tech IPOs, the market is poised for a rebound.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Venture Capital] John Doerr: The salesman for nerds
    Here are the latest videos from Venture Hacks TV (the best startup advice you can get while you’re folding the laundry). This Week in Venture Capital with Jason Calacanis. Video: This Week in Venture Capital Episode 6 ( Download ). This Week in Venture Capital is a combination of startup analysis and startup advice from Jason Calacanis ’ burgeoning ThisWeekIn empire.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Bitesize Sunday: Israeli startup headlines March 8
    billion in the US to create new jobs – what is the impact on the venture capital industry? Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president said: “With $3.5 billion of equity capital to invest in the most promising new ventures in the country, our collective goal is to continue to drive technology innovation and stimulate economic activity.&#.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Going Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility
    Access to Capital Entrepreneurs need adequate financing to launch and grow their businesses. At the same time, angel-investment networks, venture-capital firms, and private-equity funds have been expanding across the region in recent years. Microfinance is another growth industry, populated by microventure funds and microfinance institutions that mobilize capital for microenterprises. Companies can advance social goals by nurturing startup ecosystems.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Multiple-Round Strategy
    It is in the nature of the venture-capital beast that companies consume cash in their early stages at unforeseen, sometimes alarming rates. Not only must products be developed, but in the classic venture-capital scenario, a new market must be penetrated and sometimes created. Few, if any, start-ups survive to maturity on the basis of a single round of financing.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising Q1-Q3/2009 Survey
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 12 years has been at the forefront of high-tech, venture capital and private equity research in Israel. This Survey reviews capital raised by private Israeli high-tech companies from Israeli venture capital funds, foreign investors and other investors. Tel Aviv, Israel, October 21, 2009.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 5 Ways to Make Your Company Worth More
    Financial buyers, like venture capital funds and private equity groups, are in the business of investing in companies, not running them. It doesn''t matter when you plan to sell your company. Do these five things, today, to get at better valuation at the finish line. It doesn’t matter if you want to sell your company next year, in five years, or in 10 years or more.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More
    We also spent a fair bit of time talking about the changing nature of venture capital and in particular the hand-on practitioner role of early-stage VC led by accelerators such as YC, 500Startups, Betaworks and the like. A summary of the show with direct links to a spot you might like to watch is below: 1:00 Welcome everyone to episode 69, season 3 of This Week in Venture Capital. Nate, tell us a bit about Rustic Canyon Venture Partners.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Help African Entrepreneurs
    In a recent conversation with Voices from McKinzey & Company, Thakkar explained how the Mara Foundation provides mentoring and start-up capital to young entrepreneurs across Africa. Then they built up capital, set up a small business, built some more capital, and bought a home. I know from experience that when you are young, the concept of networking is very alien and you don’t know how to go about raising capital.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Invest Different. (Alan Patricof, GreyCroft Ventures) - Master of.
    Categories A Few of My Favorite Posts Big Ideas, Hot Air Blog the Blogging Bloggers Books, Movies, & Media Conferences & Events Dave, Friends, Family Facebookaholic Finance & Economics, Capital Ideas Fun, Funny, Silly Games, Sports, Frisbee Geeks, Tech, Startups Life Lessons Marvelous Marketing Metrics & Measurement Microfinance, Social Entrepreneur Music, Art, Food, Travel Politics & Foreign Policy Prediction Markets Search, SEO/SEM, etc She Blinded Me With SCIENCE!
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Fire Fast: Why Startups Let So Many Employees Go
    John Greathouse, a partner at venture capital firm Rincon Venture Partners, told the Wall Street Journal. New BLS data found that startups are much more likely than corporate companies to fire employees. Here''s why. Startups fire nearly 25 percent of their employees within the first year of the company''s existence, according to a recent survey from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This compares with the 6.6
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Two reasons why we need large indigenous tech companies
    According to the National Venture Capital Association (of America) ninety-two percent of job creation comes after IPO. For a while now I’ve been saying that large indigenous tech companies are a vital component of a healthy startup ecosystem. Large companies are important sources of entrepreneurs, executives that can help startups grow, partnerships, and exits and all these functions come from human relationships and work better locally.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Venture Capital] A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups | Chronicle of Higher Education | #Edtech #hackedu
    From DeSantis : Investments in education-technology companies nationwide tripled in the last decade, shooting up to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002, according to the Na­tional Venture Capital Association. The boom really took off in 2009, when venture capitalists pushed $150-million more into education-technology firms than they did in the previous year, even as the economy sank into recession.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Can an App Save the Planet?
    While it''s structured as a company and has a three different revenue streams in mind, Oroeco has so far foregone seeking significant venture-capital funding in favor of grants and an Indiegogo campaign (it has about $91,000 in grants and awards, and $40,000 in angel funding). This startup''s Earth Day launch has a massive goal: Cut carbon emissions globally. It has its work cut out for it. More than half of Americans say they worry about global warming.
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Predictions for 2012
    This will create opportunities for early-stage venture funds, which will have had a lot of their homework done for them in the seed rounds and inevitable thinning of the herds. There will continue to be more venture capital placed than makes sense because of the perverse incentives created by the 2/20 model. Hey, everybody's doing it, why not me? What follows is absolutely armchair conjecture. Android 4.0
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Venture Capital] GE Sparks High-Tech Crowdsourcing Ideas
    To squeeze more value out of its many patents, General Electric recently began sharing hundreds of them with Quircky, a New York City-based crowdsourcing site that has raised more than $90 million in venture capital. The megacorp partners with Quirky. With an online community of more than 500,000 inventors who develop procducts- and share in the profits-Quirky creates and sells many kitchen gadgets and electronic gizmos. Its best-seller is a flexible power strip.)
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] European Regulator Consults On Crucial Details Of The AIFMD
    This week, the new European super-regulator, ESMA, issued an eagerly awaited consultation paper setting out its proposed advice to the European Commission on most of the crucial "level 2" implementing measures under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive - the sweeping new regulation for European private equity and venture capital fund managers which was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 1 July 2011, and which has to be implemented by EU member states by mid-2013
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Quotations-in-Stories Litmus Test
    Mark Suster continues write an outstanding blog about entrepreneurship and venture capital. Listen to conversations around you. As people tell and recount stories, do they directly quote someone (… “ Yeah, Gates finally said, ‘We should really get together after New Year’s.’” …) or do they simply paraphrase and reframe a story without quoting dialogue directly (… “ I saw Gates, and he finally said we should get together after New Year’s.” …)?
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