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What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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In fact, if you add the capital flows of the past ten years, there have been just shy of $50 billion in net cash outlays. Summary. Sorry!

What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years. spencer capital venture private equity reflections 2015

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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As a generalization LPs seem to recognize this general trend requiring less capital to start businesses and are arguing for smaller VC funds.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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If you read this blog often you'll know that I'm a huge fan of First Round Capital. First Round Capital’s Tools, Techniques, Processes.

Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook

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As such, the primary goal of your executive summary is to open the door to an in-person meeting. Real World Executive Summary Template.

If You Don’t Have a Discrete Hypothesis You Are Incapable of Failing

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interviewed Eric for an hour for - This Week in Venture Capital. 26:44 Too much capital is not good. This Week in Venture Capital

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

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Stable Capital Amongst the hardest things to find when one raises a new fund is ability to have stable capital. Why? 1. Beezer did.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. Executive Summary. But the summary for you is: - get an intro.

How to Better Manage Relationships with Your VC

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In summary, VC partnerships are like any organization. Raising Venture Capital Startup Advice We make decisions as groups.

Fauxmentum

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get out and raise money now because when markets change they change on a dime and capital completely dries. Summary. __. faux·men·tum.

Going to Raise VC? Here’s a Primer on Process, People, Deck

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Raising Venture Capital Startup Advice This Week in Venture CapitalWill a VC sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement)? Demo could go here].

What To Do When Your Competitor Gets Funded?

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announced they raised $9 million from Sequoia , arguably the best venture capital firm that exists. ” In summary: The competitors are the incumbents. If well capitalized (like we are at MakeSpace – remind investors of that). This morning Clutter.io Congratulations. Sincerely. Simple. What mistakes do people make?

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

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understand this instinct for more capital and I have two very different personal experiences: In my first company we raised an A-round of $16.5

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. Normal.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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You can watch this week’s TWiVC episode by clicking on the link and my summary notes are below. {if you missed Episode 1 it is here }.

What to Make of Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns?

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Rolf Winkler wrote a piece in the WSJ about A16Z’s returns in which he says they “lag behind Sequoia, Benchmark and Founders Fund.” Or not. Whoops!

Venture Outlook 2016

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There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.

Why You Shouldn’t Decide Anything Important at Your Board Meeting

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Whether you should raise a big round of capital and from whom. M&A discussions. Can we do an inside round of capital? Summary.

The Morning After

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Last night I wrote a post about how the fall in the stock market over a 3-day period may affect the venture capital markets. So now what? There.

Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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This overview (executive summary) needs to include: Product and Business What is the product? Have you raised capital? If you primary questions right now are how to raise capital, that's not us. However, there are lots of other people who help companies raise capital Of course, I provide part-time CTO services.

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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? billion).

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

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Summary. Everybody has a blog these days and there is much advice to be had. What is a founder to do? So what IS one to do? 1. Triangulate.

Startup Fundraising 101: Getting Ready To Raise A Round

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There’s plenty of capital out there, but there’s also a lot of competition for startup funding. First things first. Why raise funds? Target VCs.

Interview: Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder AngelList and Co-Maintainer Venture Hacks

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What follows is a summary which paraphrases Naval’s responses. Capital is very mobile, but capitalists are not. Former Founder Epinions.

8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal

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Below is a nice summary of our interview with some great quotes from Joanne. Startup Advice This Week in Venture CapitalSay very little.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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This overview (executive summary) needs to include: Product and Business What is the product? Have you raised capital? If you primary questions right now are how to raise capital, that's not us. However, there are lots of other people who help companies raise capital Of course, I provide part-time CTO services.

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How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

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For a well-funded A or B round company I have recommended “ leveling up ,” which entails many things but in summary I tell people to “act your stage.” great CFO can help you negotiate venture debt to extend your runway or cover these working capital timing issues. Summary. And so must you. Board meetings.

In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen

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Watch the 30-minute interview to hear why but summary notes below. He spoke about  ROCE (return on capital employed). Venture Capital.

Find your champion.

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Together we fund, maybe, twenty-five of these. Banks and lenders often are the same way. Spend time finding your champion.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. 2.  Angels & Recycled Capital. Venture Capital. Summary. Artsy?

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Summary notes, as always, provide below. Entrepreneur Advice This Week in Venture CapitalIt was a pleasure to write them myself. Heresy.

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

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Many experienced partners are funds have 7-10 boards and most of these will need more capital. In Summary. The Motive for Speaking Up.

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital

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For those not familiar with Saban Capital, tell us about the fund? Richard Yen: Saban Ventures kicked off early this year. where he is Chairman.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

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Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

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Or read the quick, informative summary below the image! What better than to have capital from somebody who has actually done it in the trenches?

How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck

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talked about this in the TWiVC video but I didn’t do a good enough job of writing it up in the summary notes in the post. Consumer?

Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs

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”  It was meant both as a call to those writing angel checks into other people’s companies that they ought to think about putting that capital toward themselves either by becoming a startup founder or (and this was my real point) by taking an under-market salary in a company where they can learn the right skills to do it in the future.

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Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

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But as usual there is a short summary to know the key topics where you can just skip to the critical point in the video you want to watch. This

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Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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Or, as always, summary notes available below. But, in fact, I would rather have an executive summary than a pitch deck. Brad on blogging.

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In Defense of Uber: An Unbiased Opinion

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They seemed a little excessive in trying to make it hard for their competitors to raise capital. Journalist, train thyself. I’ve been user Uber longer than most. I was at the first pitch meeting they ever did to raise capital. Summary: Has Uber been a bit aggressive in business practices? Grievances – yes. ” 2.

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