Sofinnova Exclusively dedicated to Life Sciences investments, Sofinnova Capital VII is amongst the largest funds in Europe Press release > Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm based in Paris. Over the past 40 years, the firm has financed and accompanied almost 500 companies. We invest in start-ups, early-stage companies, corporate spin-offs and occasionally turnaround situations. untitled Jason Gegere Web Dev. Niche reservation solutions. @HTMLgraphic principal. Building a startup Boulder, CO David G. Cohen David G. Cohen is the Founder, Managing Partner and CEO of TechStars, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment firm. He has founded four companies, including Pinpoint Technologies (Broomfield, CO, public safety software, acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation in 1999), iContact.com (Boulder, CO, mobile social networking, defunct), earFeeder.com (Boulder, CO, acquired by SonicSwap) and TechStars. He is also an active angel investor nationally managing about $70M in funding. David blogs at DavidGCohen.com. Recent Milestones
Startup Data: 4 Strategies Changing the Speed & Size of Your Series A Remmember that it’s best to explicitly define what the fundraising milestone strategy is during the seed stage Once a startup has raised seed capital, plenty of theories and advice exist on how to successfully raise a Series A. Recently, we looked at our own portfolio at NextView Ventures to dig a little deeper on how startups actually raise that next round of financing. It’s been four years since we founded NextView Ventures, so we’re now at a critical mass of startups that have accomplished this Series A milestone.
Freestyle Capital CrunchBase is hiring! Check out our open positions → TechCrunch The million dollar list: New Crowd-sourced list provides details of Israeli Angels Photo Credit: Eden Shochat's Angel list A new list now available online includes the names of more than 100 Israeli investors, and their areas of investment interest The biggest obstacle facing an entrepreneur who’s looking to raise money is getting to the right investor. Startup Incubator TechStars Invades New York City When it comes to seed investing, New York City is becoming a hotbed. And now TechStars, the incubator that began in Boulder. Colorado and has spawned nearly 40 startups, is coming to New York. This will be the fourth (and supposedly last) city TechStars expands to, according to CEO David Cohen (the other two are Boston and Seattle). TechStars is accepting applications for the New York City Class of 2011, which will start in January. TechStars provides a little bit of cash ($6,000 per founder for a three-month program) and a lot of mentorship.
How to Fund a Startup November 2005 Venture funding works like gears. A typical startup goes through several rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take just enough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the next gear. Few startups get it quite right. How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million from a VC another six months later. If all goes well. See how funding works in this infographic: First, let’s figure out why we are talking about funding as something you need to do.
(Founder Stories) Fred Wilson Explains Why He Wouldn’t Invest In Groupon Or Pandora Few VCs have a hotter hand right now than Fred Wilson. His firm, Union Square Ventures, is an investor in Twitter, Zynga, Foursquare, Tumblr, Etsy, Clickable, and more . In this episode of Founder Stories, he talks to host Chris Dixon about Union Square’s investment thesis has changed from going after all web apps to companies that are “building a large networks of engaged users.” (Watch the video above). It has to be be both a large network and engaged users.