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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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will argue that LPs who invest in VC funds will also need to adjust a bit as well. Tech Market Analysis VC IndustryRewind. Enter Amazon.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Venture Capital - What's the rush?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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Both are basically people businesses. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. If you fail, you need to start all over.

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn’s scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry’s masses.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

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2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Elements of Sustainable Companies

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: I'm 30, now will you take me seriously?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Hire Entrepreneurs!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice. craze. 

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Move Fast. Be Agile. Stay Focused.

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 2.0: The Internet is Coming! How will we make money?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Welcome to FounderBlog!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Venture Capital Funding 7.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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It reminds me a lot of how TechCrunch felt in 2006. This Week in Venture CapitalProduct Hunt.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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All of that might be true, but the 2006 price might still be over-valued. source: Capital IQ. source: Capital IQ. 3. believe that.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs.  Another called Parker Harris, the co-founder and CTO.  In case VC’s haven’t figured this out yet, shit rolls downhill.  Thus is venture capital. And covered we did. 

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#. We could do more in 2010 with more VC investment; the doubling assumes only ratable increase in marketing spend to achieve profitability. That’s when the VC has lost. For a while but not forever.

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Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. Tags: results investment exit california southern acquisition merger capital venture

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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What Jason has achieved in no time flat in VC is astounding. He would double down on what he knew better than nearly any VC – SaaS.

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Can VC’s Invest Across Two Funds?

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This is part of a series that I’ve been working on called Understanding Venture Capital. Specifically Roy commented.

Does the Size of a VC Fund Matter?

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It in not uncommon to see a VC talk about “total assets under management&# as in “We have $1.5 What is a VC fund?

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

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This episode of This Week in Venture Capital featured Michael Montgomery, president of Montgomery & Co. Venture Financing. 1.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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Many companies that were in the process of raising money did not.  It quickly became impossible to raise venture capital. Things change.

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Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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In 2006 I started using Facebook and most of my friends & colleagues thought I was strange. In 2011 I started using Instagram. love it.

TVC Gets Big Exit In Accordent

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The sale this morning of El Segundo-based Accordent Technologies was a big win for San Diego investment firm TVC Capital. TVC invested $4M in Accordent in 2006--the only investment round the firm raised over its lifetime. accordent merger acquisition venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

Malauzai Lands $1.3M For Mobile Banking

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The firm's board includes executives from Digital Insight, the local online banking software firm acquired in 2006 by Intuit. malauzai digital insight venture capital startup mobile banking financialNo details on the funding have been announced.

SOS Online Backup Gets $3M

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SOS Online Backup was founded by Ken Shaw, and first launched its services in 2006. online backup data storage venture capital cloud

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Babak Razi - Founder  Third Wave Ventures.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Greycroft is an early-stage VC.  Closing a VC fund in 2009/10 is a major achievement in and of itself. Time will tell. OTHER DEALS: 1.

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $4.5M

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The firm has previously raised funding from ad pepper media international, CGI Opportunity Fund, Fulcrum Venture Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, Newport Coast Investments, and RimLight Capital. brand affinity technologies venture capital ryan chad steelberg endorsement celebrityREAD MORE>>.