Maker Studios -- the YouTube multichannel network founded by-- has had almost as sordid and dramatic a history as, say, Snapchat or Facebook. To commemorate Disney's $950 million acquisition of the company, let's take a look back at the history o[...]
It's Saturday night...take a break from your Netflix binge (or alcohol binge) to binge on some wisdom*.
"On Bubbles," by Bill Gurley of Benchmark: "Warren Buffet has a famous quote, 'Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fea[...]
Just in time for the weekend...some VC advice, fresh off the Internetz!
"Is the cost of starting a business less than zero?" by Seth Levine of Foundry Group: "We recently announced our investment in LeadPages – a platform that allows publishers to[...]
AngelList Syndicates launched in late September, according to PandoDaily, allowing "power angel" investors to invite other accredited investors to join venture rounds. The program provides the "power angel" with 15% of any earnings and opens the door[...]
Silicon Valley-based VC firm 500 Startups has raised a $44.1 seed funding round, according to VentureBeat.
Apparently the accelerator has invested in close to 600 companies, although partner Christine Tsai tells VentureBeat that "we aren't changin[...]
It was a long, long Monday for me...time to get some perspective. Ladies and gentleman, your best VC advice from the past weekend:
"How to Raise Money," by Paul Graham of Y Combinator: "If you're an inexperienced founder, the only way to survive i[...]
In a blog post, Ben Horowitz announces that Andreessen Horowitz's newest General Partner is Lars Dalgaard, a multilingual founder who sold his last company, SuccessFactors, to SAP for $3.5 billion in 2011.
Lars has got the standard spectacular re[...]
South Korean VC firms raised $191 million in the first quarter of 2013, up from $189 million in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal. By comparison, U.S. VC firms raised $4.1 billion from 35 funds in Q1 2013, which was the [...]
Dumb venture capital? Sure, but what about dumb M&A?
Venture capital is a tough industry—most firms are never actually profitable and it’s for a variety of significant reasons. The biggest is that there is a lot of dumb venture capital right n[...]
Sarah Lacy is the founder and editor of PandoDaily, and a long-time fixture in Silicon Valley. She also is skeptical of the Boston startup scene, despite the fact that Massachusetts-based venture capital firms were home to three of the largest funds[...]
This month's Vanity Fair has a profile of Amy Andersen, founder of Linx Dating and organizer of the Thursday night meet-and-greet at the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, otherwise known as Cougar Night. Andersen essentially helps young, wealthy, socially-cl[...]
According to TechCrunch, VCs invested $6.9 billion across 841 deals in Q1 2013 -- the highest level since the dot-com days of 1997-2000. Series C, D and E rounds all saw increases in distribution of funding dollars, while investments in Series A and [...]