Venture Capital / Funding
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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. venture capital fundraising dropped to the lowest in eight years in the third quarter as a slowing economic recovery and debt crisis in Europe led to fewer initial public offerings.
The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says " Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch ."
By Seth Levine, contributor I recently waked into a pitch meeting for a social networking related business and was surprised by what I saw.
Investing / Strategy
There a few platforms that aim to connect investors and startups on the web, including AngelList , but for the most part investment transactions and venture funding is done face-to-face, many times with a hand shake involved.
Raising money is never fun for entrepreneurs. It takes a lot of time and distracts them from actually building their business.
Web 2.0 and finance
“ I hope we’re not entering a world where Silicon Valley becomes Versailles “ That was Matt Cohler speaking today at our TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Last week, venture capitalist Fred Wilson wrote a post pointing out that the VC industry is split in two : software-based businesses and everything else (specifically, “cleantech, biotech and other capital intensive businesses”).
Venture capital database VentureDeal this morning released complimentary VC Funding Quarterly reports, covering the second quarter of 2010. Let’s take a look at the report TechCrunch readers are likely most interested in: the world of the Web, digital media, software and ecommerce.
Watching the battle of words, blog posts, term sheets and Tweets unfold over the last few weeks between VCs and Super Angels has been a little surreal.
So let me get this straight, you call yourself an angel, but you’re investing limited partners’ money…doesn’t that just make you a small, early-stage VC?
Funds / Firms