The State of Venture Capital and the Internet Early today I gave a keynote at the VCJ Venture Alpha conference here in San Francisco. I was asked to speak about the topic of “what is going on in the venture capital world and what is the next big thing after social networking?” Future of VC Internet –
These Are The Lies You'll Tell While Trying To Make Your Startup Successful
Editor’s note: Guest contributor Eric Ries is a consultant and the author of The Lean Startup, which he will be launching at Disrupt SF on Tuesday.
Are You a Media Company or a Technology Company? - Ben Elowitz - Voices Two Truths Let’s start with two truths.
Why start-ups fail
Why Governments Don’t Get Startups–Or, Why There’s Only One Silicon Valley Steve Blank9/1/11 Not understanding and agreeing what “entrepreneur” and “startup” mean can sink an entire country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. I’m getting ready to go overseas to teach, and I’ve spent the last week reviewing several countries’ ambitious attempts to kick-start entrepreneurship.
What Kills Startups? Blackbox Releases Report/App To Help Founders Avoid The Deadpool It’s not easy being green — or an entrepreneur.
When being an “expert” is harmful In a recent Capital Factory all-hands discussion, one of the founders started a question with a well-worn preamble: “I talked to a bunch of the mentors and they all told me the same thing about pricing, but I’m telling you, they’re wrong.
Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass. I sometimes feel that the Silicon Valley culture and we as technologists more broadly can breed monoculture in our approach to entrepreneurship, problem solving, market analysis and technology solutions.
Raising Money On AngelList: 21 Tips From Two Active Angels
Stock Market Drops. VCs Hold Partner Meetings. What Happens Next? This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur turned VC with GRP Partners where he focuses on early-stage technology companies. Read more about Suster on his startup blog and on Twitter at @msuster.
Interactive Map: The United States of Venture Capital - Venture Capital Dispatch By Scott Austin While start-ups in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York receive the bulk of venture capital, and the most media attention, the money is actually spread around the country further than you might think.
This guest post is by David Cowan. Earlybird Hatches The Term “European Comeback”
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Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (9780470929827): Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Dick Costolo
One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own This article originally ran on TechCrunch. tl;dr version: If you’re an entrepreneur or VC or will be working in this industry - buy this. read it. live it. When I first started as a startup CEO in 1999 there were no guides on raising venture capital.