Startups are from Mars, enterprises are from Venus

Founders and venture capitalists will need to augment their teams with sales executives who can nimbly step around the challenges of contract negotiations, channel partnerships, and client services engagements.

Entrepreneurs and investors meet in New York to organize for profit and for revolution

There were two pretty incredible tech events in New York this Tuesday. I only managed to score an invite to one of them, the Lerer Ventures CEO summit at Citi Field. The other was Union Square Ventures more exclusive Hacking Society get together, which luckily was live streamed. It’s worth taking a look at these two gatherings to get a sense of where the Silicon Alley scene is at right now and how the most powerful players in the East Coast tech world are thinking about the future.

Greylock Partners launches $160M fund for European, Israeli startups

Greylock Israel Partners, the affiliate fund of Greylock Partners — well-known for investing in companies like Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, and Pandora — is reportedly raising a new venture fund valued at $160 million for startups in Europe and Israel.

3Par investor Menlo Ventures looks to raise up to $800 million

The primary investor of 3Par, Menlo Ventures, is looking to raise $600 – $800 million for a new fund that would surpass Battery Ventures’ and Institutional Venture Partners’  $750 million funds raised this year, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

Hey VCs, it’s not your company!

(Editor’s note: Brad Feld is an early stage investor and co-founder of Foundry Group. This post originally appeared on his blog.)