Money & Fundraising
The ones with the money are giving the tips!! Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Private Equities. Learn how to get the right kind of investment for your business following simple steps.
A recent insider panel offered clues on what VCs are looking for and stressed the importance of being being backed by a good team.
If you are looking for more information about the Venture Capital industry in order to leverage money, watch this video!
DocStoc founder Jason Nazar offers some insider tips on how to ace your investor pitch meeting to raise money. From learning how not to depend on your slides in lieu of having a real conversation, to expecting the unexpected (such as being interrupted by questions) and distinguishing the difference between cockiness and confidence, Jason breaks it all down so that you can make the most lucrative impression possible.
I have a great idea but need money to make it happen. How do I network with angel investors? Where do I make the connection? And what's the best way to reach out? In a new series from This Week in Startups, Jason Calacanis tackles common questions in Startup Basics, brought to you by WSGR. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Jason has been on both sides of the table. Now he share his advice with you in short segments, focused on one question.
Tech Crunch TV: New York City seed investors are growing up, and raising bigger funds. IA Ventures just raised $105 million and Founders Fund Venture Capital closed its second $27 million fund last November. We asked FF VC’s John Frankel and David Teten to come into the TCTV studio to talk about the new fund and their approach to investing. Their first $6.3 million fund, which they raised in 2008, was the top-performing venture fund through the end of 2010, according to Preqin, with a net IRR in the high-40 percent range.
Startups Uncensored 17° - Learn about raising venture capital from the mouths of VC's themselves, including Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon, Josh Stein of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Thomas Ball of Austin Ventures, Jim Tybur of Trinity Ventures, and Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital. Jason Nazar (CEO of Docstoc) interviews these experienced investors about the hurtles entrepreneurs must jump to successfully raise venture capital.
SVB Financial Group recently hosted a panel discussion titled How Venture Capital Works. The panelists discussed the relationships, decisions, and economics that drive venture capital. The panel included participants representing the three key roles in VC industry dynamics: Bryan Roberts, Ph.D. -- Partner with Venrock, a leading venture capital firm Judith Elsea -- Co-Founder and Managing Director of Weathergage Capital, a fund-of-funds and limited partner in venture capital investing John Mendlein, Ph.D. -- Chairman of Fate Therapeutics, an emerging company backed by venture funding. Michael Hanewich moderator and Head of Silicon Valley Banks Life Sciences East practice.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Guy Kawasaki, gave a speech at StartWorks, Silicon Valley in Spring 2008. This is part 2 in a 3-part series.