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Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes

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My partner Jason and our dear friend Professor Brad Bernthal are attempting to teach everything there is to know about the venture ecosystem in 90 minutes on January 28th. The post Learn Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital in 90 Minutes appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Where Are The Best Executive Programs and Crash Courses for Venture Capital?

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A: While self serving, we recommend you start with our book – Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer And Venture Capitalist. Jason also did an excellent Crash Course on Venture Capital – the 90 minute video is below. Venture Capital Crash Course with Jason Mendelson from Andrew on Vimeo. Berkeley has an excellent Venture Capital Executive Program as do Harvard and Stanford.

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Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United StatesTom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles.

McClure on Scaling Venture Capital

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Dave McClure has a great post up today titled VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself. It’s a long ramble, as is Dave’s style, on a bunch of issues around the evolution of how VC works and scales. I’m an investor in Dave’s fund and have believed in him from the beginning so it’s cool to see him continue to push the edge of things.

How Do I Get A Job In A Venture Capital Firm?

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In 2008 my partner Seth Levine wrote what I think is the definitive post about how to get a job in venture capital. His post followed an insightful earlier post of his that he wrote in 2005 titled how to become a venture capitalist. Each post is required reading for anyone interested in a job at a venture capital firm. Today, I noticed a new post from Alex Taussig (Highland Capital Partners) titled 3 ways to land a job in VC.

How Do VCs Mitigate Risk In Their Investment Portfolios?

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Venture Capital hedging risk vcQuestion: How do VCs mitigate risk in their investment portfolios? Are VCs simply looking to diversify the type and stage of companies in which they invest, or do they employ other financial hedging strategies? I’m not aware of VCs using classic financial hedging strategies. In many cases, they are prohibited from doing this by their LP agreements and/or investment documents in the companies when they make an investment.

Spreadsheets To Model Cap Tables

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Venture Hacks: How To Make A Cap Table. Mark Suster: Venture Capital Valuation Spreadsheet. StartupNetwork: Capitalization Table. ModelSheet: Capitalization Table. There are many others on the web – just search around for “cap table&# or “capitalization table&#.

Why We Wrote Venture Deals

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Every day for the next two weeks we’ll give you a small taste of our new book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by giving you the overview of each chapter along with the titles of each subsection. One of the ways to finance a company is to raise venture capital. Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation, and America Online (AOL) raised venture capital early in their lives.

Are People Who Claim To Be “VC Brokers” Legit?

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Interesting, there was a similar question asked in 2007 – see the post Are There Venture Capital Brokers? There is also a good post up on The Smart Startup site titled Beware of Venture Capital Brokers. Question: We are looking early stage funding for our startup and came across some people claiming to be “VC Broker&#. Is there such a concept in the investing world? It’s highly unlikely that they are legit.

Bussgang: Why You Should Eliminate Titles at Start-ups

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Today’s post is from Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Venture Capital titled Why You Should Eliminate Titles at Start-ups. As we crank up AsktheVC after a nice long hiatus, we are going to start putting up the VC Post of the day. There are now tons of VC blogs – some great, some ok, some meh, and some embarrassingly bad. But we’ll save you the trouble of reading them (if you want us to) by posting our favorite post of the day here.

Convertible Debt Series

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We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for our book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. As part of the experience of releasing the book, we’ve gotten the chance to interact with many new people interested in the venture capital and angel financing process. The most often requested additional topic that we don’t cover extensively in our book is the use convertible debt in early stage – especially seed stage – financings.

Dale: All The Bad Things VCs Want To Do To You!

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VC Post of the Day bad things vc vc post of the day venture capitalToday’s VC Post of the Day is from Richard Dale (Sigma Partners) titled All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! I don’t think this particular post needs much of an explanation.

Wilson: Herky Jerky Investing

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Venture Capital investing usv vc vc post of the day wilsonFred Wilson (USV) has today’s VC Post of the day titled Herky Jerky Investing. In it he refers to a WSJ article where several very prominent VCs have recently said they are backing off investing at frothy valuations and now going and looking off the beaten path. Fred – as usual – has very a very focused reaction to this: “I am not a fan of this start and stop style of investing.

Venture Deals: Chapter 1: The Players

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On day two of our romp through the table of contents of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist , we cover the various players involved. While it might seem like there are only two players in the financing dance—the entrepreneur and the venture capitalist—there are often others, including angel investors, lawyers, and mentors. In Chapter 1, we describe and discuss the entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, syndicate, lawyer, and mentor.

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Venture Deals: Chapter 3: Overview of the Term Sheet

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Chapter 3 of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist is a transitional one that sets up the next few chapters on Term Sheets. We talked about what to do and, at the risk of giving away super-top-secret VC magic tricks, decided to write a blog series on Brad’s blog ( Feld Thoughts ) that deconstructed a venture capital term sheet and explained each section. Venture Deals book venture deals

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Crash Course on Venture Capital

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Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Funds

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Do I Need a Team To Raise Venture Capital?

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LearnVC - A Web Resource About Venture Capital for Entrepreneurs.

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Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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Board of Directors Debt Equity VC Bloggers Venture Capital Boulder Colorado Brad Brad Feld Foundry Group Startup Weekend techstars United StatesTom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles.

How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm?

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How To Get A Job In Venture Capital

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Should I Pay My Lawyer A Success Fee For Venture Capital Intros?

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What Is The Effect of the "Pending" Recession on Venture Capital.

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What Is The Effect of the "Pending" Recession on Venture Capital.

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Why Don’t Venture Capitalists Tell You Why They Won’t Invest?

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Fundraising Venture CapitalToday, we were asked the following question: ‘”Why don’t VCs tell you the reason why they don’t invest? Any feedback would be useful. It’s just plain rude.”. I (Jason) figured that this is really a personal question, so I thought that I’d post on my personal blog, as I certainly can’t speak (or even guess) the response for the entire VC industry. You can see Jason’s thoughts here.

Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?

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We cover a lot of this stuff, and more, in Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist in Chapter 8: How Venture Capital Funds Work but are psyched to see other VCs blogging about this in an effort to demystify how VC firms are actually structured, VCs are compensated, and what impacts their motivations at different points in the life of a fund or a firm.

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Beers with Brad in Seattle

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Thoughtful Analysis on the Dynamics of the VC Industry

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I tend to stay out of the “VC is dead, long live the VC Industry” discussion but I couldn’t avoid Bill Gurley’s fantastic post titled What Is Really Happening To The Venture Capital Industry? All I can say to this post is “what Bill said.”.

Where Are My ipos?

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How To Wind Down Your Company – New Series

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Although much has been written about how to start a new venture, very little has been written about how to shut down a failed venture. In fact, the venture capital model is based upon failure. The NVCA estimates that 40 percent of venture backed companies actually fail (another 40 percent produce moderate returns and only 20% actually have high returns).

Global Venture Capital Distribution

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Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. SF proper and the broader bay area make up 25% of the global venture capital investment activity (~$10bn out of $42bn).