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  • BABBLING VC  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Your Track Record Probably Sucks
    Let's connect this to venture capital and where your track record comes into play. There's plenty of funds who have to invest their capital and they will find you. Let me phrase that otherwise: "if I have to ask you about your track record, you probably don't have one." There's a huge difference between a CV and a track record. Don't mistake one for the other. A CV lists what you have done without necessarily proving that you are good at anything.
  • CASASIEGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Venture Capital] CasaSiegel: Comments from Kopetz.
    Musings on venture capital, running a business and socio-economics. Why Size Matters in Venture. CasaSiegel. Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Comments from Kopetz. Earlier this week we had Georg Kopetz, the Managing Director of TTTech , come visit our class at Stanford. TTTech is an Austrian technology company that delivers highly reliable networks for critical systems in vehicles such as airplanes, space craft, automobiles, etc.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC Rising Tides, Ebbing Tides
    My VC:VC posts compare the venture capital world with the venture cycling world of bikes and non-profits. "A rising tide lifts all boats" is a famous aphorism, much loved by observers of the financial markets, and duly applied by everyone to everything. However, some folks beg to differ. A rising tide lifts all boats and so swamps the effect of the hard work of some of those boat crews.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Kauffman Foundation Awards 15 Dissertation Fellowships | Entrepreneurship Research
    Egan, University of California, Berkeley “Rights to Valuations in Venture Capital Backed Startups: The Effects of Reputations” Erik P. I applied for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program this year and was rejected. Here is information on the 15 that received the award. From the Kauffman Foundation: The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program annually recognizes 15 exceptional doctoral students and their universities.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax
    The structure of the Entrepreneur Tax makes individuals personally liable to pay capital gains tax from the increased valuation of the company after investment, even if they recieve no additional personal income. Other factors in the Danish business climate also led Schmidt to set up shop in Germany and Norway, but it's clear now he has easier access to capital.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] The Anti-Pivot
    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.
  • WWW.WOMEN2.ORG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder
    Prior to that, she worked in venture capital at OpenView Venture Partners. Women’s Capital Connection: Changing The Face Of Angel Investing (Women Angel Investors). Pitch 2009 is a unique startup competition open to early-stage ventures globally. Rebecca Lynn Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures. about. female founders. founder friday. Conference 2012. Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Seriously Ridiculous: Rethinking the SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules
    The opportunities to get funding without having to go hat-in-hand to a bank or to a venture capital firm are enormous. It''s a step in the right direction. Now let''s take the proposal apart. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rules for crowdfunding the other week. From the vantage point of being a small business owner, I think it’s a step in the right direction.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes #4: Lowball Pricing
    Tags: Venture Capital & Technology
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Seven Ways Universities Can Help All Startups
    Don’t look here for venture capital levels of funding, but certainly early-stage government grants, incubators, and entrepreneurship incentives are available from endowments and state funds. Collaborative efforts with companies, like Siemens Venture Capital, are available for certain technology and focus areas. Other engineering departments at ASU often provide grad students to build prototypes, and even venture funding for certain projects.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Use Investment Banks for Exit, not Startup
    A few, like Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), actually do provide management services to startups, invest in startups, or provide early-stage venture capital, but that is not called an investment service and is part of a function called Emerging Technologies, or sometimes Private Equity. Officially, the investment banks mission is to raise money for companies by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets, and providing advice on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Preparing For A Financing Round
    Antti advises on venture capital, M&A, capital markets and general corporate law related questions. Antti has also worked on numerous capital markets transactions. Editors note: “Road To Exit: Start-up’s First Year” is a practical blog series addressing the most common legal questions and problems that a startup company and its management faces during their first year of operation. The series is sponsored by Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006
    [Venture Capital] Google Base Is The Merchant of Record, Now That's Interesting
    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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Venture Capital] RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans
    By not allowing individuals to invest in startups and venture capital funds unless they're already wealthy, we're widening the gap between the rich and everyone else. Full disclosure: I'm an investor in a stealth daily fantasy sports company. Daily fantasy sports have exploded onto the scene in the last couple of years, and recent events have caused regulators to look at the area with increased scrutiny.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The Product Development Model « Steve Blank
    And even more importantly, was there any way to reduce risk in early stage ventures?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Venture Capital] It's A Magical World Out There Hobbes Ol' Buddy - Let's Go Exploring!
    He also has ambitions in venture capital. It's been more than five years since the first post on ArcticStartup. We've published thousands of blog posts promoting news important to the Nordic and Baltic European startup ecosystem. We set about in 2007 as a blog to promote this region as the best and most interesting place to run a startup. In 2009 we founded a company around this to make it more efficient to handle money and be responsible for the actions we took.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Venture Capital] the vc in me.: The DISRUPTION of Brands
    This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship.   As an individual striving to create a brand in venture capital, I too am EXCITED for this future ; ). the vc in me. Welcome! I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Guest Post from HBS Professor: The Nuances of Marketplaces | Main.
  • BURNHAM'S BEAT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.
    1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 During the 3 year market correction that followed the tech bubble, venture capital lost favor with many institutional investors. October 13, 2008 in Venture Capital | Permalink. Venture Capital. Venture Capital|.
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0 talk at Canada National Angel Summit conf - 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!
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Monday night, I’ll again be the co-host of Entrepreneurs Unplugged where we will be interviewing Tyler Tysdal, the Managing Director of Mantucket Capital. Tyler’s background follows: Mr. Tysdal serves on the Board of Directors for the following Mantucket Capital portfolio companies: BrandJourney Capital and PRN Medical Services.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] A Fundraising Survival Guide
    Opportunities like this dont sit unexploited forever, even in anindustry as conservative as venture capital. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. August 2008 Raising money is the second hardest part of starting a startup.The hardest part is making something people want: most startupsthat die, die because they didnt do that. But the second biggestcause of death is probably the difficulty of raising money.Fundraising is brutal.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Venture Capital] What is Growth Equity, Anyway? And When Do You Need It?
    Companies are staying private longer Prior to the famous dot-com bust, public markets were the primary source of growth capital for start-ups. They are growing to unprecedented scale and raising a lot more capital. A relatively new category of asset class, called growth-stage venture or growth private equity, has expanded rapidly in just the past five years. Even within the investment community, you will hear varied descriptions of growth capital.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Global Survey: American Small Business Owners Most Independent
    Overall, about 70 percent of businesses feel that banks aren’t doing an adequate job of making capital available to small businesses. “I believe that the development and encouragement of more diversified funding sources, such as angel investment, venture capital, peer-to-peer and crowd-funding, should be a priority.” Only about forty percent of American small businesses want more government assistance with securing bank loans.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Being Contrarian Is About To Be Mainstream
    Suddenly, to become a successful investor in any segment (angel, venture capital, public markets, debt markets) you have to be contrarian. Over the past two weeks I’ve heard the word “contrarian&# more times than I can count. The assertion that a “contrarian strategy&# always wins seems to be in the air.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Rise Of Nordic Health
    Last year Slush brought together 15,000 attendees, including 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. This guest post is written by Bogdana Gamburg , the coordinator of Finnish health & wellness startup association HealthSPA.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Five Learnings Of Growing From A Local Online Startup To An International Business
    Of course there are examples of large international success backed by big venture capital firms starting out with a full crew of seniors and breaking into the market, but most of us will not have that luxury (or desire). By Willem Nout, project manager and Head of Search for Flipit.com. I started out working for Imbull almost four years ago. Two 28-year old founders, a friend they hired to come work for them fulltime and one intern in a nice but small office in Amsterdam.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] 8 Risky Business Investments That Paid Off Big
    Their patience paid off months later when big name venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital invested $25 million in Google. Business is not for the overly cautious or the faint of heart. If you’re going to run a business or invest in a company, you have to be willing to take risks, big and small. Sometimes these risks become regrets, but sometimes they turn out to be the best decision you’ve ever made.
  • COLORADO STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Venture Capital] University of Colorado Denver – Annual Business Plan Competition
    CU Denver's Bard Center is hosting their 10th annual business plan competition on June 10th, and it's open to all early stage Colorado based companies which have not yet received significant Angel or Venture Capital funding. . Orientation for the 10th Annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is coming up. View Original Post.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
    [Venture Capital] Haasies Win Entrepreneur Choice @ VCIC Regionals
    Congrats to the VCIC Dream Team for winning Entrepreneurs’ Choice at this year’s Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) Regionals. BHEP’s VCIC program trains grad students from across campus to be “venture capitalists for a day” through a series of workshops and preliminary competitions.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Lessons Learned: About the author
    He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has worked as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture capital firms. Lean startups can be the most capital efficient companies in the world, because they strive to prevent energy from being expended uselessly.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Venture Capital] IPOs Shine, But Entrepreneurs Turn Down Mergers
    2013 was the best year for venture-backed IPOs since 2007, but when it comes to buyouts, entrepreneurs are looking for a better deal Snapchat isn''t the only company turning down seemingly-lucrative buyout offers. According to data recently released from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, the mergers-and-acquisitions market for venture-backed companies was uncharacteristically quiet in 2013, with only 377 deals completed.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights
    The institution believes that keeping the products and companies separate would be the best value and make it easier for each company to raise capital and develop products. NewCo's track record generating the revenue stream may be used to attract long-term investors, creditors and/or venture capital to reduce the risk of financing the development of the therapeutic application. Startup Basics Recap from Interview Introduction to Links for Capital Market Articles.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
    The fund managers that fall into Hedge Funds, Cross-Over funds, and Venture Capital, will certainly do more of an examination of you and your company. Investors will often seek to invest lesser money and try to get to an inflection point before having the company raise added capital. Also, DO NOT request too little capital. Startup Basics Recap from Interview Introduction to Links for Capital Market Articles.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Venture Capital] 9 Creative Ways to Finance a New Product-Based Business
    But other than traditional sources, like loans, venture capital, and angel investments, how can you get the cash you need to grow? It’s much easier to do than raise capital because the client will be getting your services. When launching a new product, getting the right funding is key. Some people would say, “Easy— crowdfunding.” ” But that’s just the tip of the creativity iceberg.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.
    But the case didn''t come to a head until July 2012, when Lauren filed a motion to sell her 50 percent stake in the company to Anthos Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, for $20 million. Outside of court, Glassman launched World War III against his wife and Anthos Capital. Greg Glassman''s essential business outlook is this: he can do whatever the hell he wants to.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Congrats Mint :) - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Buddy Media raises $6.5M, launches "app" network. SGN buying.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Web 2.0 Expo SF: Series of Tubes + Startup Metrics 101 - 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] VentureBeat Digital Media Party - Hot Hot HOT! - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Q: How in Holy Hell are Facebook, Slide, Ning, & "Toy Apps" worth.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Mike Speiser is Laserlike on Spreadsheets 2.0 - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
    [Venture Capital] RockYou Raises $35M from Doll Capital - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [Venture Capital] The Start Conference: Thu 8/7 in SF (tomorrow!) - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] STARTonomics.com: Simple, Actionable Metrics for Startup Success.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Andrew Chen: Solves Unified Field Theorem for Bkfst, Whips Out "6.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2008
    [Venture Capital] Hawaii Here We Come. - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Become a Web 2.0 Metrics Jedi: Using Product & Marketing Metrics.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [Venture Capital] The 2009 TechFellow Awards: The Envelope, Please. - 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Venture Capital] US Startup Investment Market Overview (Startonomics Tokyo, June.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) - Master.
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Venture Capital] fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Glenn Kelman has some good reasons i might be wrong - 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Venture Capital] RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. - 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] An American Geek in Paris (LeWeb) - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Startup Weekend Tokyo & GeeksOnaPlane Japan (Dec 2009) - 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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Startup 2.0: a Silicon Valley Story - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 500 Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm - Master of 500 Hats
    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!
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Venture Capital] GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.
    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!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur
    I chair the Selection Committee of the Arizona Angels, and have been an active Angel investor as General Partner of Lobodos Ventures over the last thirteen years. At Viasoft, we started with a unique product idea, raised venture capital from world class VC’s, sold into a virgin market, created a world-wide operation, completed a successful IPO, and generated a $1 billion market cap. Mike: Absolutely no question, raising outside capital for your venture.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Ten Top Funding Sources for Startups
    Venture capital. An investment from a venture capital firm is usually expensive, in equity and control. If you go for venture capital, don’t expect a quick fix, so prepare to spend at least six months searching for and closing the deal. Money to build the business is the number one challenge for most startups. Don’t believe the urban myth that you can sketch your idea on a napkin, and people will throw money at you.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Venture Capital] VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape
    After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions. Of 165 consumer Internet companies that raised venture capital in 2010, just under half have raised an equity round since, according to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource. From Silicon Valley to New York, venture investors in the consumer web space were quick to weigh in on the report.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Lean Startups: The Most Efficient Path To Non-Differentiation
    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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Top 5 Myths About Selling Your Business
    If you’re selling to a financial investor, such as a venture capital firm or private equity group, having a talented management team that’s willing to stay on after the sale is a positive selling point that helps command a premium price. ” I don’t want to discount the power of an infusion of growth capital in the life of your company, but the truth is that the right private equity group can offer you much more than just a big fat check.
  • ONLYONCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Venture Capital] A New VC Ready to Go!
    at Return Path is that we have been around longer than two of our Venture Capital funds. Fortunately for us, Fred led an investment in the company with his new fund, Union Square Ventures , even though his initial investment was via his first fund, Flatiron Partners. And even though Brad hasn’t invested out of his new fund, Foundry Group , he remains a really active member of our group as a Board Advisory through his Mobius Venture Capital investment.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
    [Venture Capital] VC:VC The Exit
    This is a VC:VC post - comparing venture cycling with venture capital. I am going to talk about "The Exit", which is a focus of attention in the venture capital world, and much less in the venture cycling world. At the end of the day a venture capital firm is always working towards a successful exit. Venture cyclists don't have "exits".
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Top startup articles of the week
    Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Get out of the office and interview a customer today Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing » Top startup articles of the week Published November 20, 2009 Small business , startup Leave a Comment Tags: angel funding , leadership , marketing , startup , venture capital Here are the top startup articles I read this week.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Venture Capital] Is This the End of Patent Reform?
    The entire issue has riled participants in the venture capital as the technology world. On his blog Thursday Fred Wilson , a venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures, wrote: Information technology startups are probably spending hundreds of millions of dollars collectively on an annual basis fighting off patent trolls. The Senate shelved a patent troll bill claiming lack of support.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Customer Development Manifesto: The Path of Warriors and Winners.
    Once that proof is obtained, the company can go through the last two steps of Customer Creation and Company Building to capitalize on the opportunity it has found and validated.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Shortcuts To Entrepreneur Funding Are Usually Scams
    No real investor or venture capital firm asks for money from the company they are intending to invest in. Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall. One would think that with all the sad stories and tools published over the past twenty years, this problem would be behind us.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Venture Capital] How to Minimize the Red Tape and Taxes of a Startup
    For example, you and your partner may be perfectly happy with an LLC, but venture capital or Angel investors may insist on having “preferred” stock, forcing an upgrade to a C-Corp. One of the first questions that I get from many entrepreneurs is “How should I set up my company to minimize my setup costs, tax liabilities, and risk of lawsuits?”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
    [Venture Capital] Estonia Or Silicon Valley – What's The Difference?
    What we do miss is capital. In Estonia, there are also some angel investors from EstBAN , local accelerators and smaller venture capital firms for pre-seed investments but you’ll mostly need to look outside for funding to scale. Although, life is at least 4 times cheaper in Estonia, meaning it's much more cost efficient to build your startup here and we can survive with much less capital here as well, but only until we want to start scaling.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Inside Thrillist's Grand Plan For Growth
    He should know: He also, with his father, runs Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. "I Perhaps that's because Thrillist hadn't relied (much) on outside capital before. Lerer Ventures and Bob Pittman's Pilot Group--the only prior investor in Thrillist, with more than $2 million over the years--also joined the round.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Venture Capital] My 10 Most-Read Posts of 2011
    This is a good list and a good reminder that it isn’t all about angel investors or venture capital. While I’m happy to post here once a week, I’m posting much more frequently over at my main blog, Planning Startups Stories , which is also hosted on bplans.com. As of the end of 2011 I thought it might be useful to post here about my most read posts over there. These are the most-read posts on that blog for 2011.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Together with the other teams they would compete for the access to Seedcamp's world-class network of mentors and advisors, for a direct route to seed and venture capital and, of course, for the prestige of being recognized as the best start-up in the region. The company is also part of the Startup Sauna program at Aalto Venture Garage, which recently took them to the Silicon Valley and resulted in a thorough interview with Robert Scoble.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Want to Work in VC? Here’s How
    Background: GRP Partners is a Los Angeles based Venture Capital firm with additional operations in London and Paris. Must-Have Experience / Attributes: We are looking for an individual with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a leading strategy consulting, investment banking, venture capital or technology or media firm. I’m often asked by people, “how do I get into VC?&# and I normally respond by saying, “there is no easy path.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
    Collectively, they make more money, employ more people, and have raised more capital than any previous 30 Under 30 list. With 269 full time employees, $49 million in venture capital, and a reported $100 in revenues, the company shows no signs of slowing down. His latest venture, BlueBridge Digital, sells customizable mobile apps into three vertical markets: tourism, higher education, and religious organizations.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Excerpt from "Do More Faster" - Avoid Co-Founder Conflict by Dharmesh Shah
    Common areas to address are decisions around capitalization, executive hiring and firing, share issuance (dilution), and acquisitions. Raise venture capital funding? Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is the new book by David Cohen , founder and CEO of TechStars, and Brad Feld , managing director of Foundry Group.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Why It's So Hard to Get Funded
    About 10 years ago, I entered the venture capital business after being an entrepreneur. The L ean Start Up movement , which has trained entrepreneurs on capital-efficient start-up techniques. Thus, if you are an entrepreneur, your competitors (not necessarily market-based competitors but simply other entrepreneurs who are pursuing capital) are that much more sophisticated and advanced than ever before.
  • ALTGATE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Sell Snowblowers in the Winter, Not Lawn Mowers
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Greed is Good Scientists Find Positive Correlation Between Wealth & Rudeness → Sell Snowblowers in the Winter, Not Lawn Mowers Posted on February 18, 2009 by fnazeeri Every week I get about a dozen or so inquiries from friends, colleagues or readers of this blog asking me what I think about so-and-so idea.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Everything I Need to Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned at the.
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Popular Posts Obama Speech on Clean Energy at MIT → Everything I Need to Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned at the University of Michigan Posted on October 15, 2009 by fnazeeri Last week I was back in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the first time in something like 12 years.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [Venture Capital] 104 Year Old Video of San Francisco
    @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← HBS Student Business Plan Contest Finalists CompStudy: Useful Resource For Entrepreneurs & VCs Alike → 104 Year Old Video of San Francisco Posted on April 25, 2010 by fnazeeri I love stuff like this.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Venture Capital] Having Open Office Hours is the Best Way to Help People
    3 years of working in venture capital and a life of living in America where people try to sell us crap constantly had conditioned me to be cautious about making myself available. Summary : Inspired by my friend Joel Gascoigne of Buffer, I recently created Open Office hours to give free advice to any entrepreneur in the world. In addition to meeting great people, learning a lot, and building passionate fans, creating Open Office hours was more productive for everyone.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Venture Capital] From New York to Napa: Meet the Man Behind City Winery
    During the dot-com boom, we did three rounds of venture capital. How Michael Dorf created a chain of music clubs from New York City to Napa Valley. Michael Dorf opened a small club in New York City called the Knitting Factory in 1987. It featured avant-garde jazz and rock. Dorf, now 52, stumbled and lost his company in 2002. But he wasn''t through. In 2008, he combined his love of live music, wine, and food to create City Winery.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Venture Capital] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Fred Wilson wrote an excellent post in response to Claire Cain Miller's article in the New York Times titled " Venture Capital Returns Dip Below Zero." " Part of Fred's argument is the data below, from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. The same is not true of the venture capital industry.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Venture Capitalists are Bullish on Consumer Internet Companies—and New York
    Those are some of the conclusions from the National Venture Capital Association’s sixth annual ‘predictions’ poll, which asks 250 venture investors and 250 CEOs of venture-backed companies to pull out their crystal balls and tell us what 2012 will look like. More than half of venture investors and their CEOs expect term sheets to favor investors next year. Half of the venture investors surveyed say they will invest internationally.
  • VC READY BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Choosing a Form of Entity for Your New Company
    A second reason is that angel investors and venture capital funds generally prefer to invest in corporations rather than LLCs, and while it is possible to convert from one form of entity to another, this may add some time, cost and complexity to a financing transaction (although it is usually easier to go from an LLC to a corporation than vice versa).
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Venture Capital] More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen
    This week, we again present Marc Andreessen , a brilliant entrepreneur, and co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Venture Capital] Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank
    Founders and dysfunctional families Startup CEO Traits I was having lunch with a friend who is a retired venture capitalist and we drifted into a discussion [.] [.]
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Venture Capital] 10 Things You Need to Know About LOGIN Startup Fair
    Central and Eastern Europe is becoming a technology hub for many corporates, startups and venture capital funds. 50+ confirmed investors such as Index Capital, Intel Capital, Passion Capital, Blumberg Capital and Earlybird Venture Capital, Paua Ventures, Inventure, Mobility Ventures, Karma.VC It is seen as an extremely promising emerging market, where an ever increasing number of successful startups are being born.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
    million in venture capital. Meanwhile, Hoffer, who had spent the past few months meeting with venture capitalists, managed to close a $7.6 million round of financing from Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, and some angel investors. The website's goal was to connect people, not make money. How would user react to a new, for-profit business model?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Venture Capital] The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things
    Boris Wertz, founding partner of Version One Ventures, believes that if you’ve worked in an industry you’re passionate about for a long time, you may know something about the market that nobody else knows. If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It. Note: Nothing within this article should be construed as legal advice. Please consult a patent attorney for more information about filing for a patent, and getting your idea to market. .
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Venture Capital] Wrapp Explodes Out Of Sweden, Taking Online Gift Cards To US With $5.5mm Funding
    Million Series A funding led by Atomico, the international venture capital firm formed by Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of Skype, Kazaa and other companies. Another disruptive service is launching in Sweden today. Wrapp , a new social gifting service, has just received $5.5 The company plans on updating the gift card model to the current era by tying their service to smartphones and social networks.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Venture Capital] Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising - Q2 / H1 2010
    The following are the findings of the IVC Quarterly Survey conducted by the IVC Research Center , which for more than 14 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 and other investors. The remainder of capital came from foreign investors as well as from non-VC Israeli investors.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs
    Defy Ventures offers former criminals a second shot by training them to run their own businesses. These men are the inaugural class of Defy Ventures, a yearlong, M.B.A.-style She worked as an associate at Summit Partners, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto. A couple of years later, after landing a job in New York City at American Securities Capital Partners, a private equity firm, Rohr took a trip to several prisons in Texas as part of a Christian outreach program.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Venture Capital] Atomico Buys 20% Of Klarna For €11 Million
    Zennström has stated that he founded the company in 2006 after "seeing that new technology would disrupt not just consumer markets, but the venture-capital industry itself," so it should be interesting to see what future he predicts for Klarna Klarna recently saw some of their ownership change hands. Atomico, led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, has purchased a 20% stake of the Swedish online payments provider from previous equity holders.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Venture Capital] BehavioSec Secures 1M Euro Investment Lead By Conor Venture Partners
    Conor Venture Partners , Partnerinvest Norr and Innovationsbron will invest 1 million euro into BehavioSec , a Sweden based security startup to accelerate its growth and internationalisation. Previously, the company had been funded by Lunova, PNF Venture Capital as well as Norrlandsfonden and they all participated in the new investment round as well.
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