Tag: Venture capital

Is Your VC Acting Irrational?

Is Your VC Acting Irrational?

| August 27, 2012 | Reply

The takeaway is that while your company is the absolutely most important thing in YOUR life, the reality is that you might not be that important to the people you’ve decided to jump in bed with.

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TakeLessons Presenting at the 2012 Montgomery Technology Conference

TakeLessons Presenting at the 2012 Montgomery Technology Conference

| March 4, 2012 | Reply

  We’re happy to have been selected as a final presenter at the 2012 Montgomery Technology Conference this week in Santa Monica, CA. The conference is an invitation-only event featuring over 1,000 senior-level private equity and venture capital professionals. The financiers will be reviewing the best of breed new startup disruptors. I’m not sure if […]

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Steven Cox – TakeLessons Company Update at San Diego Venture Group Pitchfest

Steven Cox – TakeLessons Company Update at San Diego Venture Group Pitchfest

| November 18, 2011 | Reply

Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons and winner of 2010 San Diego Venture Group Pitchfest gives an update one year later on the progress the company has made since winning last year. Transcription: …Here’s a very simple message for our teachers and that is: you go teach and we will curate the absolute best instructors throughout […]

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Mary Meeker’s internet trends presentation at Web 2.0 Summit

Mary Meeker’s internet trends presentation at Web 2.0 Summit

| October 19, 2011 | Reply

Mary Meeker, one of the most interesting forecasters, gave a presentation on her view of where the internet is going. A stat I found fascinating is that ecommerce makes up less than 10% of the total pie. That means there's still a long way to go before we reach an equilibrium point. When you consider […]

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Register for The Art of the Startup

Register for The Art of the Startup

| August 29, 2011 | Reply

From our friends at CONNECT: CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present The Art of the Start-up Program Overview: For entrepreneurs, deciding to form a company, or become involved with a start-up, presents enormous challenges. Navigating around legal, fund raising and other issues can often seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous. However, successfully […]

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TakeLessons Raises $6 Million Venture Round Led by Crosslink Capital

TakeLessons Raises $6 Million Venture Round Led by Crosslink Capital

| August 3, 2011 | Reply

Full-Service Music and Voice Lessons Provider Leverages Internet to Unite Students and Music Teachers SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TakeLessons, a full-service music and voice lessons provider offering private lessons in over 2,800 cities across the U.S., today announced that it has raised $6 million in funding led by Crosslink Capital, with other investors including SofTech VC and […]

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Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

| February 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

…As we continue to expand, I encourage you to master your current position and begin to prepare yourself – at work and on your own watch – for the position you want to grow into. It will be those who continue to require more of themselves who will be the ones that naturally rise up. Will it be you?

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Top 100 Most Connected Venture Capitalists

Top 100 Most Connected Venture Capitalists

| June 29, 2009 | Reply

From Techcrunch – here's a list of the top 100 most connected VC's. Did yours make the cut? Here are the top 10: 1. Draper Fisher Jurvetson 2. Sequoia Capital 3. Accel Partners 4. Intel Capital 5. First Round Capital 6. Dag Ventures 7. New Enterprise Associates 8. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 9. Benchmark […]

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Seeking Venture Funding? Have a Clear Understanding of your Financials

Seeking Venture Funding? Have a Clear Understanding of your Financials

| May 28, 2009 | Reply

Recently, I've discovered the blog of Robert Ochtel. He's an author and a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. He's also raised over $50 million for his businesses, and started VentureBlue, a national Angel network. And, he's just up the road in Carlsbad, CA. Robert wrote a post explaining why entrepreneurs should be comforatble […]

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Do Web Entrepreneurs Still Need Venture Capitalists?

Do Web Entrepreneurs Still Need Venture Capitalists?

| May 20, 2009 | Reply

Image via CrunchBase There's an interesting article and comment thread going on over at the New York Times on whether web entrepreneurs need VC's like they did ten years ago. I see both sides of the argument. It's true that costs to build have plummeted, and a couple guys can knock out an iPhone app […]

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Struggle Builds Character

Struggle Builds Character

| May 6, 2009 | Reply

Image via CrunchBase Josh Kopelman with First Round Capital has a simple, yet true post today on Entrepreneurship. He mentions a couple First Round portfolio companies where the CEO's/Founders really had to struggle through hard times in order to make it. It is through the difficulties that we see what we're made of, and how […]

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Need a Venture Capital Term Sheet? Here’s a FREE One.

Need a Venture Capital Term Sheet? Here’s a FREE One.

| April 23, 2009 | Reply

Image via CrunchBase For all my fellow entrepreneurs: Here is a FREE term sheet generator for equity invesments. This tool will generate a venture financing term sheet based on your responses to an online questionnaire. Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, one of the the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide. […]

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