A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

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In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980’s. The key reason for the explosion in capital flowing into the industry, and therefore the large increase in practitioners, had nothing to do with 1970’s performance, early stage investing, or technology. Continental Capital*. $ 250,000. KPC&B II. $ 775,000. American Home Video: Video Stores.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Be thoughtful about from whom you raise capital.

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It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. They are, in fact, great news for traditional venture capitalists. The most successful of these businesses will still need venture capital to scale their businesses.

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

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One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made. The beauty of venture capital is that on any given deal I can only lose one times my money.

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.

Video Of The Week: Paul Graham in 2005

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entrepreneurship Venture Capital and Technology There are a lot of awesome people in the startup community, but Paul is among the most awesome.

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

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Video. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days. venture capitalists put $8.1 Venture capitalists were particularly aggressive on early-stage investments in the second quarter. Tagged with: CB Insights, funding , VC , venture capital.

Video Of The Week: Founder Liquidity

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I am surprised this video only has 483 views as of now. Venture Capital and TechnologyIt's a talk I did with Chris Dixon eighteen months ago about founder liquidity. It's an interesting topic and worth a discussion here this morning. It's about six minutes long. Enjoy.

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Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level-video

Steve Blank

I observed that now that we’ve built software to instrument and monitor the progress of new ventures (using LaunchPad Central ), that we are entering the world of evidence-based entrepreneurship and the Investment Readiness Level. This video is a companion to the blog post here.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. An entrepreneur with a hot technology and venture-capital funding becomes a billionaire in his 20s. But now there is evidence that venture-backed start-ups fail at far higher numbers than the rate the industry usually cites. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. backed by venture capitalists. Video. Most Popular Video Feed. Video.

Video Of The Week: My talk with Sarah Lacy

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Venture Capital and Technology We've already been discussing some of the things that I said in this talk , but here's the whole thing.

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Video Of The Week

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The video of the week this week is from Popular Science and it comes from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our portfolio company Shapeways ' Factory Of The Future in Long Island City. The video of the week this week is from Popular Science and it comes from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our portfolio company Shapeways' Factory Of The Future in Long Island City. Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

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Video Of The Week: William's Interview of My Partner Albert

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Topics they discussed include how Albert got into Tech, working with entrepreneurs, the USV investment thesis, Tumblr, Foursquare, education, homeschooling, healthcare, Canada, crowdfunding's impact on venture capital, the new USV.com, machine learning, surveillance, privacy and security.

Video Of The Week: The kbs+ Ventures Interview

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I sat down with kbs+ Ventures late last year and they produced this interview which I think came out well. This video is part of a series on Creative Entrepreneurship that includes a book on the topic. entrepreneurship Venture Capital and Technology

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How to Get Venture Capital: What NOT to Do

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Many top venture capitalists (VCs) have blogs. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. This video explains more.

Video Of The Week: NY Enterprise Tech Meetup Talk

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Here it is: Venture Capital and TechnologyEarlier this week I attended and spoke at the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup. My talk was based on the Networks and Enterprises post I wrote this past August.

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Video Of The Week: Jerry Colonna on ThisWeekIn

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Venture Capital and Technology Back in 1996, at the very start of Flatiron Partners, Jerry Colonna, who started Flatiron with me, introduced me to Jason Calacanis. We hired Jason to do some due diligence for us on a potential investment in Geocities. That's how I met Jason.

Video Of The Week: John Doerr at Pando Monthly

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Venture Capital and Technology I like what Sarah Lacy is doing with these monthly talks called Pando Monthly. I am going to do one on June 13th. Last week Sarah talked with John Doerr , who has been a role model for me for many years and someone I have looked up to for a long time. It''s a long talk, more than two hours. But if you can put it on this morning and let it run, there''s a ton of good stuff in here.

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Video Of The Week: Chris, Marc, and Eric

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Tyrone sent this video to me and I started watching it this morning on Chromecast in my family room. The entire video is about 45 minutes. Venture Capital and Technology I don't think I've seen Chris and Marc do anything together publicly.

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The Best Time To Invest In Something Is …

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Watch the video. Venture Capital avc fred wilson jerry colonnaAt 18 minutes into this awesome talk that Fred Wilson did at MIT a few weeks ago , he finishes the statement “ The best time to invest in something is.”

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Video Of The Week: Talking VC With Mark Suster

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It is an hour long broad ranging conversation about the venture capital and startup business. Mark asked me to come on his TV show before leaving LA and I did that last week. VC & Technology

Ultimate Pushup Videos / ffMASSIVE Conference at SXSW

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Modesty blocks me from reporting who won… If you’re seeking some inspiration for your training: I get a lot of ideas for workouts from bodyweight exercise videos. We’re now gearing up for the 2015 version of ffMASSIVE , ffVC’s annual conference as part of SXSW.

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Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. https://medium.com/media/3c33723f326245292958d4b055dfb424/href Today we learned that another great fund was announced — Fika Ventures. startup venture-capital

Video Of The Week: My Talk With Startup Milan

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The main topics were building a tech community outside of the main startup hubs, raising angel and venture capital in a market where there isn't much of that, and the differences between US and european investors. Venture Capital and Technology

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Video Of The Week: Data Driven NYC Talk

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Venture Capital and Technology A few weeks ago I did a 40 minute talk with Matt Turck at the Data Driven NYC meetup. Matt's a super sharp guy and talking to him was a lot of fun and we got into a bunch of interesting stuff. Data Driven NYC #18 - Fred Wilson from Matt Turck on Vimeo.

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Video Of The Week: Parrot AR Drone

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Venture Capital and Technology I bought one of these on amazon at the suggestion of Laurent Eschenauer in yesterday's comment thread. I can feel my 14 year old self re-emerging. I can't wait to play with it. It's also a good excuse to learn a bit of node.js

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Video Of The Week: My Talk With John Battelle at CM Summit

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Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech If you want to watch here, hit play and go to 47 minutes in. Or click on this link which will take you to you YouTube and get you to 47 minutes in.

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Video of the Week: Mike Moritz on Charlie Rose

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William reminded me that I posted this interview to my tumblr a while back but it had never made it to AVC Video of the Week. At 35mins, the video turns to Charlie's talk with Aaron Levie. Venture Capital and Technology So I went back to Charlie Rose's site and figured out how to embed it here. This is a great interview that everyone who reads AVC should watch. I have not watched that yet, but I plan to and I imagine it is pretty good too.

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#startupstories

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The NY Tech Meetup has produced a series of short videos talking about some of the key early challenges that startups face. Venture Capital and Technology

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What Do You Look For?

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I saw this clip at the end of one of the startup stories videos and it does a good job of explaining this "the way they come together" notion. Venture Capital and TechnologyI'm asked this question all the time. Is it team? Is it the idea? Is it product? Is it market?

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4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

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While there’s a certain cachet that comes with being able to say you raised a round of funding for your startup, realize that it’s a lot of hard work to actually secure venture capital (VC) funding , and there are reasons you might not want to.

Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking

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Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist. You see, venture capitalists or VCs hear tons and tons of business ideas. Interestingly, I went to business school nearly 15 years ago with several bright guys who became venture capitalists.

Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

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I mention an entrepreneur pitching me about 22 minutes into this video. So in the spirit of all that, here's a video of a panel I sat on at LeWeb 2008, moderated by AVC community member, Ouriel Ohayon. Venture Capital and Technology

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Video Of The Week: Talk with Dave Morgan, John Battelle & Me

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Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech During the OpenCo event/week in NYC a month or so ago, I sat down at cocktail hour at Simulmedia with Dave Morgan and John Battelle. We had a great chat and the folks at Simulmedia edited it down to about 18mins. It's a fun talk.

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Girls Who Code

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hacking education Venture Capital and Technology I feel badly for Paul Graham because he's being made out to be something I am sure he is not.

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Video of the Week: Nick’s OuiShare Fest Talk

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My colleague Nick Grossman went to the OuiShare Fest this year and delivered a talk he called “Venture Capital vs Community Capital” Here it is: blockchain entrepreneurship marketplaces VC & Technology

The Role Venture Capital is Playing in Online Schooling (Guest Post)

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Venture capital and other forms of seed funding have been crucial for the development of the best online colleges. A Wall Street Journal piece from April 2012 reports on the impact of $16 million in venture capital awarded to Coursera to increase the scope of the program.

Sound

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It had various media types (photos, videos, long form text, short form text) and underneath each was a large social platform that had been built on and for that media type. This video expresses it well. "Sound"   Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

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How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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It was the place that every startup knew they HAD TO be in order to attract initial users and also gain the attention of venture capitalists. This Week in Venture CapitalProduct Hunt.

“Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch

Steve Blank

Tell the Story of the Journey The company got to a point where additional capital was needed to expand just to keep up with the business (a warehouse/shipping center collocated with UPS, etc.) Lessons Learned” – A New Type of Venture Capital Pitch [.]