Landing a junior role at a VC is tough…plain and simple. If you want to learn more about why that is then click here for Chris Dixon’s blog post about it. I
In this post I’m going to discuss some acceptable answers to the question above (for an early stage VC).
First, here is some…
when approaching venture capitalists, remember the 3 hurdles:
1. Their primary goal is to make significant money from investing in you
2. You need to show them how they can earn a 10X return
3. You need to show them how your company can eventually be valued at $50 million or more
As a seed stage venture associate, one of my main responsibilities is evaluating new investments. There are typically upwards of 20 first-round meetings in any given week, so I see a lot of pitches. Let’s talk about the six most common mistakes people make when presenting, with a particular focus…
The Value of Fundraising written by David Hornik of August Capital
In 2012 my partners and I raised our sixth fund, aptly named August VI. August VI is a $550 Million fund, with $300 Million focused on early stage opportunities and $250 Million designated for what we call “Special…
I’m a startup guy. And from day one, we’ve always viewed First Round Capital as a startup. We’re building First Round Capital just like any entrepreneur would build their business. We are a company - not a “firm” or a collection of independent partners that come together for Monday meetings. We have customers (our entrepreneurs) and shareholders (our Limited Partners). In every part of our business, we try our hardest to innovate and delight our customers - and think differently about what a venture fund could be.
Josh Kopelman’s intro to First Round Capital’s 2012 in review.
This is how we’re approaching Full Stack. It’s hard to describe what Full Stack is, since we’re still figuring that out.
We’ll grow up to be whatever our entrepreneurs need us to be.
#SuryaRay #Surya Scott Hartley, a venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow, decided to completely overhaul his investment strategy today after returning from a trip to New York. Hartley, who is originally from Palo Alto, spent a few days in New York for meetings and an interview on Bloomberg TV. When…
Venture capital firms are closing, decreasing the size of funds, or dropping partners, as a result of a worsening marketplace for start-ups to get to liquidity. As a result, the VC firms are finding it harder to raise money to invest:
Pui-Wing Tam, Venture Firms Take a New Tack
They’re funding and incubating early-stage, high-risk technology companies. They’re seeding their investments in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley in New York City, Silicon Prairie in the Midwest…