Tag Archives: Capital

Quora – My new favorite habit

I know a lot has been written about Quora. Lots of it is positive, some negative. Like anything else, I guess its a matter of perspective and time before we will all see whether they are the next great social … Continue reading

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Operating in the Board Room

Please see the blog written November 11, 2009 in the online version of The Wall Street Journal entitled “Start-Up CEOs Gripe About VCs’ Lack Of Operating Experience” (http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/11/11/start-up-ceos-gripe-about-vcs-lack-of-operating-experience/tab/print/ ). The main point of the article is based on a survey … Continue reading

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53% of VC Execs say Industry is “Broken”

Here’s the Scoop http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/06/29/majority-of-vcs-in-survey-call-industry-broken/   Here’s the Summary While VC’s are traditionally a very optimistic group, a new survey shows they aren’t all exactly confident about their current business model.  “The survey from executive search firm Polachi Inc. polled more … Continue reading

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Another muse on Early Stage Investing

VC is broken! OK, we get it, lets move on… Another muse on Early Stage Investing: Over the past 6 months there have been a myriad of articles written on the changing face of Venture Capital investing. I could list … Continue reading

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Watershed Moment for Early Stage VC

This morning we all read about the new Google Ventures group being formed to support the growing and recently re-emerging early stage investment opportunity.  This $100 Million dollar fund is intended to be focused on early stage investments in a … Continue reading

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The Next Big Small Thing

Here’s the Scoop http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/07/22/vcs-big-on-small-investments/   Here’s the Summary According to a panel of Silicon Valley investors, “The next big thing in venture capital is small investments.” With a closed IPO market and few M&A deals to speak of, “investing in … Continue reading

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Real v Momentum Capital

Here’s the Scoop http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/real_vc_safest_asset_class.php Here’s the Summary Real Venture Capital (RVC) is taking risk and working hard to create something fundamentally new.  Many VC’s, some Angels, select Private Equity and Hedge Funds and even entrepreneurs who bootstrap their efforts can … Continue reading

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