Got a ton of feedback on my email from Christmas Day titled 'There is no Series A crunch.' The Series A Crunch Survivor's Guide
Matter Ventures CEO Corey Ford and KQED President John Boland Three media nonprofits — Knight Foundation, Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and KQED (you’re on it, bub, no link required) have announced they’re creating a $2.5 million accelerator fund for selected media startups — of the for-profit variety — to tap. Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out | KQED News Fix
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What follows is based on my own personal experiences, views and opinions about the world of startup financing. I’m sharing today because I believe in the educational value of other people’s failures. blog | What Raising Money Means To Me
This article initially appeared on TechCrunch - with a minor update highlighted in red below. Ah. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again. The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand
Convertible Debt Back in the summer of 2010, I wrote a post outlining why I don't like convertible debt investments.
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VivaKi Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer Rishad Tobaccowala channeled his inner Kafka Wednesday, explaining to a gathering of clients, agency executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and a couple of journalists why ad agencies have managed to survive, and maybe even thrive, despite incessant proclamations that agencies were dying during his 30 years in the business: “The truth is, agencies are cockroaches.” Tobaccowala, who is known to strike striking metaphors to make a point, likened agencies to roaches, because like the insect, they have proven themselves to adapt and persevere regardless of what is thrown at them. Publications VivaKi's Tobaccowala Debugs Mystery Of Agency Survival: 'We Are Cockroaches' 06/14
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A preacher, 500 startups, and a dream to change it all Dave McClure speaking at the US Embassy in Mexico City. Photo by David E. Weekly It’s around 8:30 on a warm Friday night in Mexico City, and we’re all milling around a podium set up in the lobby of the private residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne.
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8 Hard-Earned Insights Into Raising Startup Capital Approaching investors for the first time is a daunting exercise for any startup. Regardless of whether you’re raising venture capital, approaching angels or still trying to figure out where to get started, it’s critical to stay level-headed about what you’re really pitching - and what it’s actually worth. The best way to do that is to leverage the hard-won experience of real-world startup.
Fred Wilson: what crowdfunding means for the VC business For the past couple of decades, venture capitalists have had the upper hand. They’ve had the funding and, traditionally, they’ve held most of the power in the startup ecosystem. But, Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures (and beloved blogger), believes that balance of power is shifting (As noted in Stacey’s take on a similar notion advanced by the Kauffman Foundation earlier Tuesday.) And as it does, venture capitalists themselves must rethink their role. Speaking to a crowd of entrepreneurs at the Grind work space in New York this morning, Wilson said that since the mid-1990s institutional investors have poured $30 billion into the venture capitalist business every year, but venture capitalists have only been able to figure out how to generate good returns on half of it. (Actually, venture capitalists haven’t seen that much money flowing in since 2007, according to the National Venture Capital Association, which notes the recession dramatically lowered investment.)
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Accel forms $100M fund to feed big data apps — Cloud Computing News
So, is venture money drying up or blowing up?