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Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. This tip applies broadly to raising capital vs. being purely AngelList-specific, but it’s worth mentioning.

A Better Way To Ask For Investor Intros

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In addition, subscription databases such as Capital IQ and Pratts are good but expensive; some universities have them so you might get an MBA to help you here. The email you write should go something like this: “Hi Nathan, I see you are connected to Lewis at ACME Ventures.

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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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Part of my job description involves prepping startups to raise capital. In a DCF, we forecast several years of revenue and expenses, and then discount the resulting cash flow back to the present using a “venture capital expected rate of return.&#

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

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Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

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Startup Financial Models and Forecasts: Part II.

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When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" I spend a healthy chunk of my time helping startups think through their capital raise strategies. The latter situation is much preferred, and makes the tiring work of raising capital exponentially easier.

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In Praise of "Dumb Money"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 January 2010 In Praise of "Dumb Money" I am frequently contacted by startup founders seeking help raising an angel round of capital. How about “concept capital&# ?

Tough Market for Entrepreneurs? VC Firms Are Having a Rough Go Of.

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Venture capital investing is supposed to be a long-term investment play.venture funds generally have 7-10 year durations, over which time they invest the money raised from limited partners (e.g., skip to main | skip to sidebar 21 April 2009 Tough Market for Entrepreneurs?

A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 29 April 2009 A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market Dixon Doll and the National Venture Capital Association have put together a "4-Pillar Plan" to restore liquidity to the IPO market (see bottom of this post for the link).

Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

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The premise is that for many startups, it is actually more profitable for founders to raise a small amount of capital and sell early to an acquirer like Google or Zynga, than it is to raise multiple rounds of VC (with accompanying dilution) and aim for an IPO or mega-acquisition.

Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost?

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I came across this blog entry from Christine Herron of First Round Capital detailing the costs of starting web wunderkind Mint.com (acquired by Intuit for a handsome $170M). skip to main | skip to sidebar 08 October 2009 Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost?

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What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)

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For startups preparing to venture forth, replace the words ‘right equipment’ with the words ‘right talent.’ skip to main | skip to sidebar 16 December 2009 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I) I’m a simple guy.

Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.

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This fireside chat was led by Rob Hayes of First Round Capital , Jeff Clavier of Softtech VC , and Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures , all of whom have been very active investors as of late.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

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more access to talent and capital-but are weighed down by sluggish decision-making and bureaucracy. Post Script: F red Wilson of Union Square Ventures wrote a great blog post on this topic called "Action Oriented."

The Case for Taking a VC's Money (even if you don't need it.

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in search of.the ideal term sheet

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Wisdom from Marc Andreessen | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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And he recently announced that he and partner Ben Horowitz have raised a new $300 million venture fund-- in one of the worst fundraising environments in years. skip to main | skip to sidebar 06 July 2009 Wisdom from Marc Andreessen Marc Andreessen is an amazing guy.

Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 June 2009 Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips I stumbled across this blog this morning called Startable, co-written by an entrepreneur and a former VC with Atlas Ventures.

Things A Founder Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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Things A VC Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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apple's business plan and offering memorandum

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More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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was on Wall Street, then got involved in collateralized lending to small businesses in the 70s, then was one of the first venture investors in Colorado in the 80s. According to the National Venture Capital Association, venture-capital firms account for only 0.2%

vc blog lists and rankings

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This is true whether the deal is a venture pitch, a strategic partnership, a marketing alliance/JV, or even an acquisition. But of all those examples, its only the venture pitch where theres a ready-made window into the other party-- their blog.

The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

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This involves a fair bit of navel gazing, and helps us both figure out our strengths, as well as identify what human-capital gaps we need to fill. skip to main | skip to sidebar 10 August 2009 The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan!

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The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards

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I posed this question recently to my good friend and colleague Diana Benedikt who runs Venture Insight Advisors. Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy.

More on M and A for Startups | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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Acquisition As An Exit Alternative | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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some thoughts on term sheets

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Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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Share | About Nathan Beckord, CFA San Francisco, CA, United States Startup consultant focused on planning & strategy, business development, raising capital and exit strategy. skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups?

the best funding strategy of them all: none

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 The Best Funding Strategy Of Them All: None This blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping.

closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)

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Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.

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Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 Dow Jones also states that later-stage financing rounds accounted for 55% of all venture investment in the first quarter of 2009, up from 47% in the same quarter last year.

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).

Venture Capital Returns

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This post is for everyone who thinks venture capital is an easy business. Here are short term and long term returns for the venture capital business over the past ten years compared to the public equity markets in the US. Venture Capital and Technology

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Most VCs did well academically and had enough career success that a venture firm was willing to give them an investment role or they were able to raise their own fund. Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Venture Capital is a people business.

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

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Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

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Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle , a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend. So I started Foundation Capital in 1995.

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

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Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities. In it, he looked at Venture Capital financing (total dollars and number of deals) on a per-capital basis. And Richard acknowledges this: “I’ll continue to track the evolving geography of start-ups and venture capital in future posts.