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  • 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.” …)?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Venture Capital] America Loses When VC Money Ignores Women
    This reality is especially stark among venture capitalists who provide the seed funding to get so many ideas into the marketplace. Lesa Mitchell, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation vice president of initiatives on advancing innovation, told The New York Times, "[Women] raise 70 percent less money than men do because of their lack of access to capital." A number of female-focused capitalization options have stepped in to try to fill the void.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    I concluded that this dynamic, which allowed a startup to take multiple “shots on goal” with a venture capital investment, was what had brought renewed investor interest to gaming, an industry that had largely been financed by publishing deals. In 2009 I wrote a guest post at Industry Gamers about why social gaming is so attractive to investors , where I talked about the three key elements oin gaming: Development, Distribution and Discovery.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups
    Today, institutions like the Launch Pad University and Americas Venture Capital Conference mean that a city is a hot place for startups to get financed. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself? There is no doubt about it, the appeal of startup culture is inarguable. It represents our chance to get away from the nine to five grind, stop taking orders, and start working for yourself.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Lessons From the World's Most Ruthless Competitor
    Over the course of two months, he raised some seed capital and used it to build a slick website. Last year, Airbnb surpassed 100,000 room listings, was hailed as the star of the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference, and picked up $112 million in venture capital funding. The investment that Bleckwenn described to me as "seed" capital was worth $20 million, and by June 2011, the company had raised $90 million. Copycatters used to knock off designer shoes.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The Entrepreneur Thesis
    I had initially called them wondering if they’d fund my third venture. I’d like to get involved with capital efficient companies early in their lifecycle. I believe in my bones that entrepreneurs shouldn’t “over raise” capital. They should right size their capital raises. I, for one, am with Rob Hayes of First Round Capital on this one. I had initially called them wondering if they’d fund my third venture. They should right size their capital raises.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    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. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. “Hold on,” you say, “I’ll give it to you.” ” Then the fun starts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. Everyone who uses Blackberry phones loves the physical form factor, especially the keyboard, and this means the phones are great for email.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Fog of Entrepreneurship. As I have quoted before , Paul Gompers of HBS succinctly notes that management is the optimization of resources and entrepreneurship is the optimization of opportunity. Optimizing resources is tough enough, and you can generally count your resources.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome?really close now
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. I loved seeing the recent Xconomy story about A Wowser Moment in DNA Sequencing – yes, getting close to that thousand dollar genome.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Quirky Snags $68 Million in VC Cash
    The company, which makes products whose designs are crowdsourced from customers, on Thursday announced a $68 million round of Series C funding, led by big-name venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The crowdsourced product developer aims to boost production--and build more in the U.S. Ben Kaufman’s company may be called Quirky, but investors haven’t shied away from making big bets on it.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Venture Capital] From Reporter to a16z Venture Capitalist: Five Questions with Kyle Russell
    The next day, there was an email in my inbox asking if I’d consider a move to venture capital. HW: Once you were inside of a venture fund, versus talking with VCs as a reporter, what was most surprising or otherwise contrary to your previous assumptions? HW: Venture has historically been called an “apprenticeship business” — do you think that’s true?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] CrowdIPR Offers Freemium Plan For Intelectual Property Crowdsourcing Service
    Also In early February, CrowdIPR also received $135 000 of additional funding from Northstar Ventures and IP Group, both UK-based venture capital firms. CrowdIPR has adjusted their pricing model , now allowing their intellectual property rights crowdsourcing platform to take advantage of freemium features. The company has also moved part of the operations to the TechHub in London, while also keeping a presence in Newcastle and Tallinn.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Venture Capital] 10 Top States for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The National Venture Capital Association called Atlanta the No. Recently I told you about the 10 worst states for new business in America. Now here''s where entrepreneurship is thriving. Recently, I told you about the 10 worst states in America for new businesses --at least, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Today, it''s time for the best of the bunch. First, the background.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    On the Lightspeed Venture Partners blog shares notes about "pivoting" from a recent discussion with CEOs of Slide, SayNow (videoegg), Triggit, "all companies that made at least two major pivots before getting to where they ended up, and we discussed the topic of pivoting at some length." Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Venture Capital] When 700,000 Bitcoins Vanish, You Can Expect New Regulation
    Fred Wilson, the co-founder of venture capital firm Union Square Ventures, wrote in a blog post Thursday that officials should not overreact to Mt. The bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, the world''s largest Bitcoin exchange, has increased calls for new rules governing the virtual currency. In the picture above, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles apologizes for losing all his customers'' bitcoins during a press conference Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Venture Capital] 6 Things to Consider Before Entering a Market
    Venture West Ranches is more of a boutique real estate brokerage that fills the gap in the market by providing estate planning seminars and building close relationships with organizations that are advocates for Montana ranchers. After answering the following questions, you may be feeling good about where your business venture idea is sitting. Family and friends: This may be a risky area but if you are short on investment capital, ask your family and friends for some assistance.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Update on Financial Services Reform for Private Fund Managers
    As widely reported in the financial press, the Senate Banking Committee recently approved financial services reform legislation proposed by Senator Dodd (the "Dodd Bill"), containing a number of significant differences from the House bill approved at the end of 2009 (the "House Bill"), including a potentially broadened exemption from federal investment adviser registration for private equity and venture capital fund managers.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Switching Costs
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Migrating…lots of broken stuff Outsourcing For Startups → Switching Costs Posted on September 12, 2010 by admin I wonder if having a high switching cost is the evil twin of the freemium customer acquisition model.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Startup Executive Compensation Scorecard
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Outsourcing For Startups No one wants to tell you your baby is ugly → Startup Executive Compensation Scorecard Posted on October 1, 2010 by admin In a couple of weeks, CompStudy will release the 2010 survey results with the latest on startup executive compensation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mobile Computing Revolution
    We got our hands on this as part of our partnership with Nexit Ventures, who know this stuff by hard and have realised the potential there is in the market place. This post is part of a series of posts supported by Nexit Ventures. Nexit Ventures is a mobile venture capital firm focused on wireless technologies and services. Mobile computing is said to be the third step in the evolution away from smartphones, according to a recent report by Morgan Keegan.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Venture Capital] TheFunded Coming To Boston
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← How Not To Do Customer Support Thoughts On Market Timing → TheFunded Coming To Boston Posted on February 4, 2009 by fnazeeri Put this event in your calendar. Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups , Venture Capital and tagged Boston , CEO Event , fundraising , TheFunded , venture capital.
  • ALTGATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Venture Capital] @altgate » Blog Archive » Happy Holidays
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Where Do Tech VCs Invest? I leave you with my all-time favorite holiday card / greeting from Blueprint Ventures back in 2006. Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Venture Capital and tagged startups , venture capital.
  • WWW.THEDAILYMUSE.COM  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] What Start-ups Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer
    You don’t want a senior partner preparing documents for an incorporation, nor do you want a third-year lawyer negotiating with a seasoned venture capitalist for you. Raising capital. Steve Kaplan, attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP , practices in the areas of venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial transactions. Company Profiles. About. Contact. Get Involved. Meet the Team. We’re Hiring. Career. Job Search.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Venture Capital] It's Not All Rovio - Supercell Is Defining Finnish Mobile Gaming
    In March 2011 Rovio raised $42 million in venture capital funding from Accel Partners, Atomico and Felicis Ventures, but after some digging, it looks like that investment went back to the owners. Rovio has become synonymous with Finnish mobile gaming. And for good reason. It's undeniable they've built an empire and completely raised the bar of what a mobile game can accomplish.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] ReDigi: Sell Your Unwanted MP3s
    The company has raised $1 million in venture capital and attracted more than 100,000 users since launching last October. ReDigi's John Ossenmacher has one big idea: Anyone should be able to sell their unwanted MP3 files. Others disagree. If you buy a CD and decide you don't like it, you can sell it on eBay or to your local record shop. But what about that Ke$ha song you downloaded from iTunes on a whim? Is that destined to take up space on your hard drive forever?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kleiner Perkins Loses Round in Pao Case
    A judge has ruled that Ellen Pao's sexual misconduct suit against the renowned venture capital firm will not go to arbitration. A high-profile discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins appears to have moved one step closer to the courtroom. A recent New York Times article points out that venture capital companies and the enterprises they back are still male-dominated
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Made to Measure: J.Hilburn Gives Direct Selling Some Style
    The most obvious pro was low capital expenditures--you're not building physical stores or restaurants, and you don't have to pay for customer acquisition up front. A couple of months later, J.Hilburn closed its first round of venture capital financing, with a million-dollar investment led by the firm Battery Ventures. Hil Davis took a business model people love to hate, gave it upscale polish, and left the menswear industry wondering, Why didn't I think of that?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Venture Capital] How to Get Money from Founders Fund
    Unlike most venture capital firms, not at Monday morning meetings. "We’re At most venture firms, you have to be at Monday meetings, when maybe you should be meeting with a great company. Partner Bruce Gibney talks about what's hot, Facebook, and why Monday morning meetings aren't necessary. Founders Fund , investors in Facebook and Space X, last week announced it had raised $625 million for its fourth fund, larger than the first three funds combined.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Moneyball and Picking People
    A lot of these principles are drawn from the academic research of Geoff Smart who actually wrote a paper on “Management Assessment Methods in Venture Capital” In a Moneyball-esque approach, Geoff actually looked at the evaluation methods of VC’s in selecting entrepreneurs, and tried to tie that back to the ultimate outcomes of the companies. I watched Moneyball last night. Fun movie, but as is usually the case, the book was better.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Discovery is the problem in gaming
    I concluded that this dynamic, which allowed a startup to take multiple “shots on goal” with a venture capital investment, was what had brought renewed investor interest to gaming, an industry that had largely been financed by publishing deals. In 2009 I wrote a guest post at Industry Gamers about why social gaming is so attractive to investors , where I talked about the three key elements oin gaming: Development, Distribution and Discovery.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Google Android's Ice Cream Sandwich - Epic Fail
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Sunday, December 18, 2011. Google Androids Ice Cream Sandwich - Epic Fail. I was so excited yesterday when my Nexus S received on Over The Air (OTA) update to Ice Cream Sandwich, the new version of the Android OS. I had read about the better UI, cooler features, etc., and was psyched to get it. What a disaster -- and thats an understatement.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Venture Capital] GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present
    Last night, GroupMe announced their acquisition by Skype , a great outcome for Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci, and for their investors, First Round Capital included. First Round Capital. ClezeripLover on Fad and Fashion in Venture Capital. WayTooEarly. I work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « A Pivotal Week At Firstround | Main. |
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Things I Wish I Could’ve Told Young Mr Fishkin | Rand Fishkin, Moz | BoS EU 2016
    So MOZ is a moderately successful SAS company by venture capital standards. But when you have investors and venture capital in you, as Nick pointed out yesterday, the growth expectations are very different. But Michelle and Brad are two of the kindest, nicest, most empathetic people that you will ever find in the investment world, especially the venture capital world and I’ve been thrilled to have them as investors and wouldn’t change that for the world.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    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!
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] SuperMac War Story 6: Building The Killer Team – Mission, Intent.
    No one had sat the marketing department down and defined what our department Mission (with a capital “M”) was. Reply How to close a term sheet quickly - Venture Hacks , on April 28, 2009 at 10:43 am Said: [.]
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010
    [Venture Capital] From the Buzz of Modular Innovation to Success in Redesign
    On Starting Up… [link] Quick and useful tips on raising venture capital. Every week I read thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you. Have a great weekend! On Design & Product Experience… [link] Finding success in site redesign. On Modular Innovation… [link] Modular Innovation’s disruptive capabilities demonstrated via Google Buzz. What are you reading this weekend?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Are you a Nordic startup looking to raise big VC? Here's what's been done by the startups before you
    In particular, we wanted to know whether there was a difference between the companies/founders that did and did not raise venture capital from Nordic investors. 70% of such founders had previously been involved in an entrepreneurial venture, compared to 48% of the founders who initially raised money from Nordic VCs. This post is written by Kjetil Holmefjord , the manager of the incubator at Oslo-based StartupLab.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Venture Capital] The Dot-Com Crash's Most Lasting Mistake
    Located right in the heart of Silicon Valley and a product of the first wave of Internet venture capital, Exodus and its core team knew every well-funded start-up along the peninsula. The tech bubble bust offered an infinite number of lessons for entrepreneurs. But there's one in particular that many have failed to grasp. By the late '90s, Exodus Communcations had become one of the greatest success stories of the Internet era.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Second Age of Aquarius: Facebook Connect + Facebook Payments.
    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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Spotify's Progress is Significant For Northern Europe
    In the previous post with Nexit Ventures we talked about the maths behind venture capital. In the post we basically outlined with the help of very basic level maths and assumptions why venture capitalists aim for ten fold returns on their investments. As the business of venture capital and risky investments is mainly a hit business, similar to the music industry - big hits and home runs are needed every time.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Grass is Often Greener on Your Side of the Chasm
    Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Creating Culture Through Prototype Development Launching a Tech Venture, One Iteration at a Time Selling Ice to Eskimos: Learning from Selling Why Yin Needs Yang: Product Managers and Engineers. Venture Hacks VentureBeat Watching Websites Simple template.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Eureka! National Science Foundation's I-Corps Trains a New Generation of Scientists in Business
    The combination of venture capital and technology entrepreneurship is one of the great business inventions of the last 50 years. The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering). Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    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. Rebecca Dale. Rebecca Dale, dear lovely, loving and loved wife of my broken-hearted brother Andy, and mother of their two wonderful children, died early Saturday morning. This time last week I arrived in Berkeley, CA to support my brother Andy and his two children.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Venture Capital] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures together with South Korean, Israeli, British, German, Sri Lankan, American, Swedish and other judges make a unique combination that you can reach nowhere else for feedback. Starttaamo member companies have raised over €20 million in venture capital since its launch, and the amount is easily doubled when calculating the public funding on top of the risk capital.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Venture Capital] ArcticStartup's Guide To Lithuania: Top Startups, Events, Spaces
    StartupHighway - a startup accelerator led by Rokas Tamosiunas with background in IT, startup community building and venture capital. Startup.lt - a support programme ran by professionals from Practica Capital and accepting ambitious startups close to investment readiness in order to help them make the final move. Practica Capital has 25 investments in their portfolio so far. Nextury Ventures - a fund founded by Ilja Laurs after his successful exit of GetJar.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Collaboration between corporations and startup companies – the key to future success
    While the option to raise huge amount of venture capital and utilize investors networks and connection is limited to a few, the option to sell your ready solution to a customer is given to each of you who made it to the product launch. Vigo´s current Accelerators are: Cleantech Invest, East Wing, Gorilla Ventures, Helsinki Ventures, Innovatum Parters, KoppiCatch, Lifeline Ventures, Newventures, Royal Majestic Helsinki, Vendep, Veturi Venture Accelerators.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
    [Venture Capital] What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings
    I’ve had a number of crazy investor meetings over the course of my career, and each of these extreme cases has yielded some valuable insights of what to do, and more importantly, what not to do, when raising venture capital. Venture CreationAs a startup founder, a huge amount is staked on your ability to fundraise. Investment means you have something to live on while you turn your idea into a reality.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Words of Wisdom from Ben Parr
    This week, we present Ben Parr , Co-founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund , a seed-stage venture capital fund, and author of the book “ Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention ” (which I highly recommend). To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Nov. 7, NYC: NY Tech International Meetup
    On November 7 th evening at our fitness office in midtown, Michael Petrucelli and I will present to members of the NY Tech International Meetup regarding US visa regulations for startups and international venture capital.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Humor from the New Yorker
    Last week's New Yorker magazine (the "Innovation" edition) had several wonderful cartoons that might as well have been drawn for a VC:VC posting (comparing Venture Capital to Venture Cycling). To start with, I couldn't resist a wife's eye view of a not-fit-enough husband becoming a venture cyclist. If this had been my cartoon, it would have this caption: Og Partners invested in Fire Tech, and Thorak Ventures got into that great Wheel Systems deal.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Stupid Italy Pix
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community Well, after an extended break I'm back in the US, back in the US, back in the US of A. An anniversary trip to Italy (and reading Caesar's biography) was just what the doctor ordered for pending world domination, er, building more great companies. When I wasn't saving the leaning tower of Pisa, I noticed some pretty interesting signs in Italy.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] HD TV 1080i vs. 720p: True Blogosphere Story
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community OK, so it took me a year to care about the great HD TV 1080i vs. 720p wars that were fought back in 2005, but the answers are no less important or funny to me today. When planning my family's Black Friday parking lot campout, I spent much of Thanksgiving evening trying to decide if $1499 for a 1080i 50" flat screen was worth braving the elements for.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] GUT: Gainesville Underground Technology
    I've also attached one of GUT's assigned viewings below -- Steve Jobs' Stanford graduation speech (nice tip Todd): Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Steve/Colin: you guys can relax now. GUT was a success, big success, like "I can't wait for GUT 2" success. For those of you who weren't there Wednesday night, the guys behind Orangeply pulled together a great unconference in Gainesville -- for the underground tech set.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Enter the IOS Matrix
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I've shared some fun web mashups before, but they grow/improve daily. John Musser over at ProgrammableWeb has built a terrific resource site on Web 2.0 as a Platform -- or, as I see it, the coming Internet Operating System (IOS) -- and your mind goes hyphy on what is possible. Although Web 2.0 is often defined by user data generation such as blogs, podcasts etc., larger Web 2.0
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006
    [Venture Capital] PayPerPost Gets Some Love, and Gives Some
    If you haven't already found RockStartup , the world's first real-time reality show, check out what it's like in the belly of a venture-backed startup. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Arrington had some nice things to say about one of my portfolio companies today. So did Scoble.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Don't Tase Me Bro
    I was going to let the whole Andrew Meyer tasing brouhaha skip this blog (even though I'm broadcasting from ground zero), but one shining example of crowdsourced capitalism caught my attention. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! If you don't already know about CafePress , you should check it out -- it's an awesome combination of creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] IZEARanks.com Alpha Now Live: Open Analytics Arrives
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! It was announced earlier today that IZEARanks.com has been released in alpha. Ted's post at the IZEA blog provides plenty of context, including details on the open analytics , smooth graphs, and API.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Florida BioDatabase
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! A friend of mine, Mike Schmitt, has been collaborating with the University of Florida for some time on a database for Florida's biotech sector. Some early results from that work are now available via the Florida BioDatabase , hosted by the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Where's Dan Now? #2
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! As I shared in my first Where's Dan Now? post, I'm on the road a lot. Today's pic is very different than last time. Can you be the first to name this location within 1 block (e.g. address, google map etc) via comment? Enjoy! UPDATE, 02-27-08: Congrats to Kris for guessing my Tampa, FL location -- looking out from the downtown Bank of America. I've added this WDN #2 to my GOOG map.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
    [Venture Capital] I'm Back on the Grid!!
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! For those of you wondering why it's been awhile since my last post, blame Alaska. In honor of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, our extended family met in Seattle for a group Alaska cruise. Our time there was amazing, relaxing, and very "off the grid". I'm now digging out of email, voicemails, twitter, friendfeed, facebook etc. backlog.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Sunscreen, for Fruit?
    The Fremont, CA-company even closed $25M from Foundation Capital earlier this year. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Given Florida's roots in agriculture, PurFresh caught my attention recently. Their product, PurShade, is an SPF 45 spray to protect fruit from solar radiation -- yes, sunscreen for fruit. Evidently, the sun can destroy 20-40% of some crops.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Upon opening my office snailmail today I was surprised to find a brochure publicizing a "Webcast Auction" liquidating AdobeAir® products. I didn't remember MasterCool or ArchCircle apps based upon AdobeAIR. As I looked inside I was even more intrigued by the opportunity to bid on intellectual property including the AdobeAir® trademark.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Mark Suster interviews AngelList survivor TODAY (Wednesday 5pm Pacific)
    Mark Suster is interviewing a founder who used AngelList on This Week in Venture Capital. Today. This Wednesday 5pm Pacific. The show is live and you can send in questions. Watch it here. If you been reading this blog for the last few months, you know we’re big fans of Mark. You may also know Mark as the guy who wrote this. I never miss an episode of Mark’s show—it helps me get into the work groove while I’m brushing my teeth in the morning.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Venture Capital] The rise of the angels
    This is Naval’s keynote from Capital Factory ’s demo day. Some of my favorite quotes from the presentation: The venture industry has already changed. Venture capital is a business and is open to attack by startups with disruptive new business models and technologies. It’s called The Rise of the Angels , but it should be called The Rise of the Entrepreneur. It’s excellent. Video: The rise of the angels. Here are the slides.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Angel Investing in the 21st Century Video - Part 1-2
    This is part 1-2 of the video series from my Early Exits workshop at Angel Capital Association National Summit, San Francisco May 5, 2010. It was sponsored by the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association. When do traditional Venture Capital investors make sense for technology companies? Highlights of Angel Investing in the 21st Century - Part 1-2: What happens to angels and entrepreneurs when traditional VCs invest in our companies?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Adobe Air Trademark Auction?
    Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Upon opening my office snailmail today I was surprised to find a brochure publicizing a "Webcast Auction" liquidating AdobeAir® products. I didn't remember MasterCool or ArchCircle apps based upon AdobeAIR. As I looked inside I was even more intrigued by the opportunity to bid on intellectual property including the AdobeAir® trademark.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Venture Cyclist: The Shortest Starbucks Order
    Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Shortest Starbucks Order. Back in 2006 I posted on The Longest Starbucks Order (it is still a good traffic-source from Google searches). Today I want to talk about my shortest Starbucks order: no lid, please.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] This VC Isn't Betting On China
    Bruce Gibney, a partner at Founders Fund, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm that's made investments in companies such as Facebook and SpaceX, just returned from what he called an Odyssey-like trip around the world, visiting, among many places, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing. While some venture firms are looking at Chinese start-ups for the next great idea, Gibney is looking at Troy.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Yes, You Can Raise Money if You're Not in Silicon Valley
    Just ask the people of Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Iowa, Princeton, Dallas or countless other cities that don’t have enough venture capital. If you don''t live in a major VC zone, I have some tips for how to make it easier to raise Venture Capital. When DataSift sets up a board meeting (next one in London, last was in NYC) we have investors from NYC (IA Ventures), SF (Scale Ventures) and the founding team plus chairman in London.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Venture Capital] NYC: Regulatory nightmare for tech startups trying to conduct consumer friendly businesses
    It''s undoubtedly the number one form of lodging for NYC tech entrepreneurs heading out west to pitch for venture capital--and for founders and startup professionals to come here to work on deals with clients and other companies when they come here. New York City is a fantastic place to live--I''ve been here all my life. I wouldn''t want to live anywhere else. That being said, it isn''t necessarily the easiest place to live, but it''s worth it.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] The Enterprise Cloud's Silver Lining
    Venture capital funding in consumer start-ups tripled between 2006 and 2010. Even as recently as the third quarter of last year, venture capital invested in consumer-oriented start-ups was almost two times that of the enterprise-software segment. Entrepreneurs have been tripping over themselves in recent years to launch consumer-facing Internet companies--missing the real opportunity that lies hidden elsewhere in the cloud.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Choosing the Right VC is More Important Than Any Hire You'll Ever Make
    Puretech Ventures' David Steinberg talks about building a successful partnership with a VC firm. When is the right time to look for venture capital, and how do you find the right VC firm to partner with? These days, more and more growth company CEOs and entrepreneurs are asking us about sources of growth capital. We thought it would be useful to talk to those with significant experience in raising venture capital.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q1 2010
    This Survey reviews capital raised by private Israeli high-tech companies from Israeli venture capital funds, foreign and other investors. The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center. The Survey is based on reports from 96 investors of which 48 are Israeli management companies and 48 are other - including foreign - investment entities. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Chris Barchak of Index Ventures and FGPE Joined Conor Venture Partners
    However when the news has profound implications for the region, such as the time when Max Niederhofer joined Sunstone Capital , this is definitely something to write about. Barchak was previously a Principal at Fidelity Growth Partners Europe in London and an associate at Index Ventures. FGPE has investments in Alibaba, and the Swedish Neo Technology while Index Ventures invested in Facebook, Skype, MySQL and more recently they led €100 million round into Supercell.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Venture Capital] Walker Twitter Highlights: May 23rd – June 13th
    No Venture Capital Needed or Wanted [link] “taking venture capital can be risky…founders often fail to read the fine print” “Be worthy of trust; sweat the details; aim higher; ‘we’ not ‘I’; & the fifth is…a smiling cupcake.”- Amen: “Besides a demo day, by far the best way to meet a venture capitalist or an angel is via a warm introduction.”
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC:VC
    Meanwhile, I found another VC to add to Venture Capital and Venture Cycling. As might be expected, the conversation turned to "what do you do" and when I was asked I said "venture capital". I must have spoken quietly because Cecil said "veggie capital?", Veggie Capital. In so far as Hazon's main programs are currently focused on bikes and food, this would be an ideal counterpart to my Venture Cycling.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Venture Capital] From Family and Friends, to Angels to VC's (Part 2)
    Please join us for the second presentation in the series: Raising Money: From Family and Friends, to Angels to VC’s (Part 2) Presented by Bob Schwed With more than 35 years of experience in private equity, Bob Schwed has represented venture capital and buyout firms as well as companies in various investment activities, including early-stage investing, initial public offerings and leveraged buyouts. The first presentation from this series was quite excellent.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Happy Birthday FVB!
    My goal for the past year was to blog at least once a week on a variety of Florida, Venture Capital and Technology topics. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! Well loyal readers (even that guy who found FVB just because he googled for " horse porn "), it's been a great year. CHECK! Since that time I've done 80 diverse posts, kicked off the FVB community (thanks MyBlogLog !),
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Give Back
    Maybe that's one reason some of the largest and most successful university foundations in the world embrace the venture capital asset class -- you reap what you sow. Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community! I'm sure there is some research on this topic already, but successful entrepreneurs continue to impress me with their record of giving back.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Is Angel or VC Financing Best?
    The Corporate DNA of angel investors and venture capital investors is quite different. Venture Capital Funds. Amount of capital required to prove the business model [2]. Entrepreneurs and directors frequently ask me whether angel or VC financing would be best for their company. Fortunately, the answer is usually easy to determine based on the characteristics of the company and its current shareholders.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Venture Capital] In Detroit, Start-Ups Fill Void Left by Automakers
    These old factories, abandoned by Detroit’s automakers during the recession, have become the new home for a diverse range of start-ups, including (fittingly) two small auto companies working under the umbrella company Automotive Performance Industries (API)--a repurposing that reaffirms Detroit’s reputation as a fast growing hub for new businesses and venture capital. Detroit's start-up boom continues, as new businesses reclaim empty auto factories.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
    [Venture Capital] That WikiSucks
    In particular, Chinese venture capital fund Northern Lights has recruited the founders of Silicon Valley successes NetScreen, OmniVision, Spreadstrum and LinkSys to be a part of their $100M fund in China. It was exciting for the region when Wikia landed their first venture round from Bessemer, Omidyar and various CA angels (Andreesen, Gillmore, Hoffman, Kopelman, Ito, Kapor, Bullington, Conway, Penchina, Tanne and Whorton).
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Venture Capital] When It's Time to Throw Out Your Playbook
    Hotmail co-founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith raised $300,000 of venture capital to create a Web-based personal database called Javasoft, but immediately discarded the plan and shifted gears toward creating web-based e-mail. Successfully growing your business requires regular questioning of the key elements of your plan. Here are five tips for keeping your business model fresh.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Now Playing on Your iPhone: The Olympics
    Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has raised nearly $30 million in venture capital and employs 75 people. Elemental Technologies, a 4-year-old video start-up, is set to stream 27 channels of live Olympic games directly to mobile devices. If you plan to watch the Olympics this summer on a phone, tablet, or PC, you’ll be able to do so because of Sam Blackman.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Meet the Infamous AOL Squatter
    ClassConnect] raised a little bit of venture capital. The entire story broke because Highland Capital heard about my story and a CNET reporter was there. Eric Simons spent two cash-strapped months living inside AOL's headquarters while trying to build his start-up. He explains how he played outside of the rules. The saying "he lives at his office" has rarely been taken so seriously.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Scaling is Hard, Case Study: TripAdvisor
    This is a company that took $4 million of invested capital to build a company now worth over $4 billion. The company agreed to be acquired by Expedia/IAC in 2004 for $210 million in cash, a huge win for all, particularly given their amazing capital efficiency: they had only raised $4 million in venture capital. billion market capitalization as of this writing. Think scaling a company is a walk in the park? Think again.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.
    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!
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Venture Capital] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    This means considering what the opportunity cost for working on a high risk venture is relative to other things they can spend their time on. But then again, you may be better of going out and getting an investor to help you fund your even higher risk venture.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Pay attention: Digital Health Track on the opening day of Arctic15
    Just recently they raised 3,5 million € funding from XLHEALTH , a German Venture Capital Investor specialized in Digital Health startups. This post is by Ville Koiste from the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. In addition to more than 250 startups, Arctic15 will gather over 150 investors, 55 media representatives including journalists from WSJ, Forbes, TechCrunch and tens of large corporations such as Bayer, 3M, IBM, Elisa, willing to meet innovative startups.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Denmark Moves Towards Dropping The "Entrepreneurs' Tax"
    This made the marginal tax rate roughly 67% for any investor or entrepreneur who fell into the bracket, making it extremely difficult for Danish entrepreneurs to attract capital, exit, or keep up with their taxes whenever they received an investment. The Danish Venture Capital Association estimates that Entrepreneurs' tax is only actively bringing in an estimated 150-200 million DKR (€20-27 million) a year while foregoing around 3.5
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Open Ocean Capital Closes Fund Three Worth 40M Euro
    Open Ocean Capital , founded by some of the individuals that invested into MySQL before it was later sold to Sun MIcrosystems, has raised its third fund - Fund Three. Open Ocean Capital looks to use the funds to invest into startups in "Europe and beyond", pretty much meaning there is no geographical restrictions on those who can apply. Previously we've written about Open Ocean Capital investing into WOT as well as MoiPal.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Vigo Accelerators To Start Building Funds
    The so called mini-funds, will work in a way to fill the gap in seed and venture capital investments. Veraventure, the investment arm of the government, has been granted permission to invest on maximum 5 million euros per fund and at maximum, it's share of the capital should be 49% or less. While no accelerators were mentioned in the statement, my guess is that Lifeline Ventures will be one of the first ones to announce their fund
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Protect Yourself and Your Employees
    to not come in," says Jeff Bussgang, general partner at venture capital firm Flybridge Capital Partners, which has an office on Boylston Street, near the epicenter of the crime scene. Emergencies like the Boston Marathon bombings raise thorny questions about what employers are required to do--and what they simply should do.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Report: VC Deal Activity on the Rise
    Seed investments now constitute the largest percentage of all venture capital deals. The third quarter was the most active quarter for venture capital deals since the dot-com boom, according to a new report released by venture capital research firm CB Insights. The 835 venture capital investments made in the most recent quarter totaled $7.5 billion, 2012 will be a down year in terms of venture capital investment.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Fishbrain closes $2,4M Funding Round lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners
    Despite the company being a bit “fishy” investors have been attracted to Fishbrain like hungry cats; two days ago Fishbrain announced the closing of a funding round of $2,4 million, lead by Northzone and Active Venture Partners. Other investors included in the catch are GP Bullhound and Edastra Venture Capital , as well as Mathias Ackermand, Rikard Steiber and ALMI , who are existing investors in the company.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The World of Gust
    When we originally conceived of a single platform tying together the world’s entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and supporting organizations , it quickly became apparent that the biggest challenge had nothing to do with technology. Instead it was the proverbial ‘chicken and egg’ question that bedevils all two-sided market place ventures.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Angels Finance 27 Times More Start-ups Than VCs
    It’s amazing how many entrepreneurs think venture capital funds are the primary source of funding for seed and start-up companies. Scott Shane makes an important contribution to our understanding of entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital in his new book Fool’s Gold published earlier this year. The Center for Venture Research (CVR) has been conducting research on the angel market since 1980.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    A decade ago, The New York Times notes , entrepreneurs had to milk every possible connection to score a meeting with a venture capital firm--but today, the hottest entrepreneurs often have the upper hand, scheduling coffee dates selectively only after combing through the coverage of each of the multiple firms vying for their attention. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
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