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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

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There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry. Where are we today?

How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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And Greg has had the most influence on Upfront Ventures’ strategy since he joined. Upfront Ventures VC IndustryEarnestly.

Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First

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Many companies that are raising B or C venture capital rounds right now raised their initial money in 2005-2008. It is 2010. Good luck.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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I was having dinner with a friend last night and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I’ve learned. know I can’t be in every deal and I know that the easy part of being a VC is writing the first check in a deal. Upfront Ventures And there’s conferences. Oh, the conferences. Recode.

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Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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At the time almost nobody had heard of the following funds: FirstRound Capital, TrueVentures, Floodgate and SoftTech. But not many others.

The $100K Startup? Changes in VC Land?

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I've been reading or hearing quite a bit about how startups these days don't take nearly as much capital to create as they used to. If that's actually true, then it creates New Rules Of Technology VC. What used to cost $1M now takes $100K. Each of these is aimed at effectively providing earlier, smaller financing rounds.

F2F Still Matters

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As an aside, I personally question that view. The challenge will be getting people used to this - hence the 25 years. Kathys on the money on this one.

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Really Valuable Start-up Compensation Numbers

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From Ask the VC - What are typical compensation numbers

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Thanks!

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.

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Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time). and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. actually think this is a pretty innovative model. Disclosure: we helped build the system that is behind these.)

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MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. “They’re probably a little ahead of their time,&# she said. really think MyShape has a great concept. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Open Source Business Model

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Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing. However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license.

Entreprenuer Network

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. and Ph.D.

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A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. What I really liked in my conversations with The Hive is that they are willing to work with and fund ventures that would never get VC dollars. and Ph.D.

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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.

Want To Be A TechStar? Read Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s New Book: Venture Deals

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I recently reviewed Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s book Venture Deals , in THIS ENTRY. If you have not yet read Venture Deals , seek it out.

Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

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Venture Capitalists typically have partners’ meetings on Mondays. When I first got into the industry it was 2007. Why is that?

Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

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2007, 2011) and for the hottest of companies and in bad markets for fund raising (2003, 2008) prices test the bottom end of the range. Simple.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Stay Positive

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: FounderBlog’s 1 Year Anniversary! A BIG THANK YOU to 3,500 entrepreneurs in 50+ countries

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Go Fast, but Don’t Hurry

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? Do we invest more capital into the business to grow it faster?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The DNA of an A++ Team

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 6.0 - the Rubicon Project: Internet Advertising

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Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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That’s like you saying you don’t want to go to cocktail parties and network anymore while every 25-35 year-old VC steals your customers.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Setting up Shop - Picking an Office Space

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 4. Build a SWAT team

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 3. Virtual Location, Location, Location

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

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► August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2. Under Process, Over Deliver

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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.

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

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

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▼ August (3) Venture Capital - What's the rush? Venture Capital - What's the rush? Where's Jack Bauer?

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?

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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Brad was openly writing about this and it felt like he was giving the VC playbook away for free! Now for every dollar a VC raises $2.50

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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