According to VentureBeat, there are relatively few downsides to accepting startup money from friends and family -- as long as your loved ones have no problem with the vast probability of never seeing their money again.
The article profiles three [...]
Twilio -- a cloud communications company based in California -- and 500 Startups announced the launch of Twilio Fund Europe 2013, a micro-fund for European startups using Twilio's cloud communication API. According to TechCrunch, Dave McClure of 500 [...]
According to TechCrunch, Boston-based Spark Capital has raised $450 million for a fourth VC fund, bringing the firm a total of $1.4 billion under management.
Since its founding in 2005, Spark Capital has specialized in early-stage investments, al[...]
First Round Capital is now accepting applications from Columbia, NYU, Princeton and Cornell Tech campus students for the $500,000 'Dorm Room Fund,' which gives students investors -- and entrepreneurs -- the chance to work as venture capitalists. Firs[...]
Venture capitalists, thought leaders, and even regular users are cutting their Facebook friends and time spent on the site, according to Mathew Ingram for GigaOM.
Ingram explains that Facebook frequently offers more clutter then real information a[...]
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the Rice Business Plan Competition holds over $1 million in awards from venture capital firms, angel investors and corporate sponsors, and features 42 two-to-five person teams of university students from around the[...]
Fred Wilson writes on his blog yesterday that VCs “are in a tough business” – and he has the depressing numbers to show for it.
Cambridge Associates compiled short-term and long-term returns of top-rated “early-stage” funds from the past 10 years[...]
Paul Singh – partner at 500 Startups – says that the coming decade will signal “the rise of the angels.” According to VentureBeat, Singh argues that venture capitalists – who typically write much larger loans then angel investors and are part of priv[...]
PrivCo – a research firm specializing in private-company analysis – recently compiled the 20 largest private exits of 2012, according to VentureBeat. The ranking is based on the companies who were acquired or sold, and who were funded by one of 2012'[...]
Entrepreneurs currently in Sequoia’s pipeline are encouraged to use the firm’s resources to act as angel investors for less-established founders, reports Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily. Earlier this week, Sequoia filed paperwork with the SEC to establish a[...]
VentureBeat reports that PrivCo, a research firm which analyzes private companies, has just released a full report of the top 20 technology venture capital companies of 2012 – and some big names are missing, including Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & [...]
More than 100 students converged on the Princeton campus last weekend for the school’s first “Start @ A Startup” conference, presented by Sequoia Capital and the Princeton student-run publication Business Today.
According to TechCrunch, the genera[...]