Venture Capital Q&A Session

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We received so much positive feedback from our This Week in Venture Capital show walking through valuation calculations & term sheets that we decided to do a Q&A show this week to address topics that entrepreneurs want to learn about.

Why We Must Have Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct in Venture Capital

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I titled this post “We Must Have Zero Tolerance in Venture Capital” but of course I could just say “zero tolerance anywhere” because that’s true. As a VC let me specifically just speak out for our industry. Yet when it’s in tech or VC we seem much slower to speak up.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” That’s a shame because many of these people missed out on what will be a few great VC vintages. I wrote about this in a blog post last year titled “ It’s Morning in VC ” but I never made the full deck available until now.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

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Finally, a lot of people asking me about typos on my blog. Investors: Foundation Capital (lead), with existing investors: Morgenthaler Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan Partners. Investors: True Ventures, Social Leverage (Howard Lindzon).

U.S. Venture Capital Deals on Pace to Exceed $100B in 2018

Xconomy

Once considered a passing phase, the concentration of capital into fewer, larger venture capital deals appears to be the new normal. based venture-backed companies as of the end of the third quarter hit a decade high, and is on pace to pass the $100 billion mark by year’s end.

The VC Inclusion Clause #MovingForward

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Upfront Ventures has a deep-seated commitment to equality in funding & building diverse teams across all ethnicities, nationalities and genders. diversity venture-capital

Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

Xconomy

venture industry is also exhibiting some fatigue as we finish the 88th month since the last recession. According to the National Venture Capital Association and PitchBook , this past quarter $15 billion was invested in 1,810 deals , which compares unfavorably to both the prior quarter ($22.1

Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Xconomy

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion.

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. After my company was acquired by Salesforce.com I was asked to stop blogging and they took over my blog as an asset in the sale of the company. My blog was wiped out. I had kept a personal blog for more than a year and was new at keeping a professional blog. Remember, I was new to professional blogging.

Dell Technologies Goes Public About $100M Venture Capital Arm

Xconomy

Austin —Dell Technologies is publicly unveiling a venture capital investment arm that has been quietly investing in startups since the operation was run by EMC, the data storage giant that Dell agreed to acquire for $67 billion in 2015. Called Dell Technologies Capital, the investment arm plans to provide funding to about 20 startups this year, Scott Darling, president of group, told Bloomberg , which first reported the news this morning.

6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital – Hint: Preparation Matters More Than Your Pitch

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The steps outlined below represent an ideal approach to raising capital from sophisticated investors. You might be at Step 2 with one VC and Step 3 with another. Step 2: Get Personal & Give Freely – Once you identify a handful of potential VC partners, stealthily cyber stalk them.

How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

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” Ezra was recently a Kauffman Fellow (meaning a tribe of aspiring VCs who get apprenticeship and have a cohort of classmates, many of whom will go on to be VCs), is a senior associate at a Chicago-based fund called Chicago Ventures and is an alum of my alma mater, University of Chicago, GSB.

Former Biotech VC Steven Burrill Draws 30-Month Prison Term for Fraud

Xconomy

He was accused of diverting more than $18 million from the $283 million Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund III under the guise of management fees.

A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

Xconomy

Alex Niehenke , a partner at Foster City, CA-based Scale Venture Partners , weighed in on the same issue after the start of the new year, and when the partial. government shutdown VC Venture Capital volatility Web wireless work visas Yearend2018As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

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Norwest VC Eyes Waves of Change in A.I., Marketing, Cloud for 2019

Xconomy

Venture capital firms invest in potentially disruptive technologies with the hope of profit, then keep watch for further advances that could overtake their existing portfolio companies. Scott Beechuk, a partner at Norwest Venture Partners , is one of the tech industry observers invited by Xconomy to look back at the technology developments of 2018, and also forecast some trends he expects to see in 2019.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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As I’ve written about before, You’d Have to be a Big Baby to Complain about Being a VC. Think about it – most entrepreneurs who manage to raise seed money or venture capital usually raise enough money for 12-18 months maximum. And I’m happy as a VC.

VC Funding Surges in Fewer Deals in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

Xconomy

“More dollars, fewer deals” has been a prevailing trend in venture funding over the past couple of years, and it was evident again in the three months that ended September 30, according to the latest Venture Monitor report. Venture firms invested $21.5

Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure

Xconomy

The Palo Alto, CA-based program, a spinoff of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has been a gateway into the venture capital industry for women and other under-represented groups for nearly two decades. If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the recent flurry of news stories about sexual harassment and gender bias in the tech sector, the Kauffman Fellows program isn’t a bad place to start.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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Blogs. By definition, you read blogs. But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? People often ask me why I started blogging. They’re mine because I’m a VC. Blog on that topic.

Finding True Love Can Be Ruff, But This Startup Could Have Your Match

Xconomy

profile people pets rehoming shelter Software Staffordshire terrier Startup Tama Lundquist Tech Texas VC Venture Capital xperienceToo many people treat pet adoption like a one-night stand.

VC Confidence Holds Steady in Quarterly Survey, But Reasons Change

Xconomy

New Year to Bring New Data Security Threats, Cyber Investor Warns

Xconomy

Bob Ackerman is one of the venture capitalists whose funding has long fed the growth of the burgeoning cybersecurity industry.

Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms

Xconomy

In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year.

VC Activity Continues Slowdown in Fourth Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

Xconomy

Venture capital firms didn’t exactly take their foot off the accelerator, but the pace of VC investments continued to weaken in the three months that ended in December, extending a slowdown that began in July, according to two venture reports issued today.

Bill Maris’s VC Firm Section 32 Raises $200M for Second Fund

Xconomy

Section 32, the venture capital fund based in San Diego’s Cardiff-by-the-Sea community, has raised nearly $200 million for its second fund. Boston blog main National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main Alector Alphabet Auris Health Bill Maris Biotech Financing fundraising google Google Ventures GV J&J Jenn Kercher Life Sciences Michael Pellini SanDiegoVC SEC Section 32 Tech Venture Capital

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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This is part of my ongoing series on Understanding Venture Capital. I recently wrote a blog post on understanding how the size and age of a venture capital fund might affect you when you’re raising money. Why are VC’s really doing seed deals?

What $1M in Bay Area Startup Dollars Buys You in 12 Other Cities

Xconomy

Much of the math comes down to how much money you can raise for your business, and startups often look to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to find the capital they need. View the Slideshow The cost of doing business is always on the mind of startup executives.

Billie, Subscription Shaving Products Service for Women, Raises $25M

Xconomy

The New York-based startup said Tuesday that the new funding round, which is being led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group, brings its total investment to $35 million. Billie, a monthly subscription service for shaving and body care products for women, has raised $25 million.

VC Seed Funding is Dead, Long Live VC Seed Funding!

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This is part of my ongoing series about Raising Venture Capital. A few years ago it became fashionable for large VC’s to do seed funding. If the large VC doesn’t agree to do your A round then you’re in a bit of trouble.

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

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Union Square Ventures (USV) has been one of the most successful venture capital firms of the past 10–15 years and continues to be a leader in our industry. Lindel is no stranger to thorny venture capital issues — he was arguably amongst the most successful LPs of his generation.

Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

Xconomy

Venture capital firms have increased their agtech investments by 80 percent since 2012, bringing total VC investment in the sector to a total of $3 billion in 2015, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group and AgFunder, an online investment marketplace for agriculture technology.

VC “Self-Correction” Continues in Second Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

Xconomy

venture capital investments are showing more signs of returning to steady levels. billion into 1,958 companies in the second quarter, according to data from the quarterly Venture Monitor report from Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Pensa, AI-Enabled Drones Maker for Inventory Monitoring, Raises $5M

Xconomy

Austin —The grocery store shelf has yet to be plugged into the increasingly digital food supply chain. Instead, inventory is typically tallied by employees by hand in a slow and laborious process. “It’s It’s one big black hole with groceries, not knowing what is exactly on the retail shelf and available for sale,” says Richard Schwartz, president and CEO of Pensa Systems in Austin. Something like one out of eight or 10 items is typically not in stock.”

The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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This is part of my blog series “Pitching a VC.&#. I’ve sat through a lot of VC pitches and having been CEO of an enterprise software firm for many years I’ve also sat through many customer meetings with sales teams. Tags: Pitching VCs Start-up Advice startup technology vc venture capital

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