Editor's Pick "Something very interesting is happening here," Google's top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. "This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people."
Guest Post The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.
This ain't your typical summer school.
Signia Venture Partners VC is on the lookout for hot mobile game trends.
Celebrating a funding event is like celebrating a team's selection to NCAA basketball tournament. It's not time to pop the champagne.
For companies who want to raise venture capital, here are nine "cheats" to help you get to the boss level in funding.
Everyone wants to have a piece of the mobile pie, but which venture capitalists are actually succeeding?
Keith Rabois, a longtime entrepreneur and angel investor who recently resigned as the chief operating officer of Square, will be joining Khosla Ventures.
Intel Capital comes out on top.
AngelList is hot, which I guess is appropriate for a heavenly investment vehicle.
Guest Post A market where only angels swoop in to provide necessary seed and early-stage capital is problematic ... the angel market is much less efficient than established venture capital.
A presidential election, a global economic crisis, and a crap tech IPO - what investor could ask for anything more?
Guest Post It would be easy to dismiss Mexican.vc as just another one-off acquisition by 500 Startups on a quest to live up to its name, but the deal illustrates some important trends.
It’s strange how entrepreneurs who are large risk takers and bold personalities turn into insecure little teenagers when facing investors.
“Do they like me? Do they think I’m fat? Oh god, they think I’m stupid and my idea will fail. …
Recession? What recession? The Mayfield Fund, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms, has raised a $365 million fund in just about 13 weeks.
“We’re extremely fortunate to have a fund close within a few months,” said managing director …
After speaking with a number of fellow “hustlers” (fellow fundraising CEOs), I was able to amass an awesome list of classic messages people have received from investors after initial contact or initial pitch. As the title implies, below are 25 …
It’s safe to say that growing up I never thought I’d be a VC.
It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with venture capital. It’s just it’s not part of what I thought being a good geek was all about.…
Guest Post Our company has pitched to VCs many times this past year to raise capital. After much fine-tuning, we put together a colorful investment infographic on a handout, which has helped in getting VCs' attention.
ATP Capital, the firm that manages the BlackBerry Partners Fund, Clairmont Capital, and JLA Ventures, is today re-branding itself as Relay Ventures to sex up its image. (And let’s face it, anything is better than three capital letters.)
Relay Ventures …
Venture capital industry interest and investment in smart grid startups has been up and down over the past five years, ranging from a peak of nearly $316 million in 2009 to around $100 million or less in 2011 (as of …