Venture Capital

  • Venture Capital

    Private Asses Get More Savvy About Public Profiles

    There’s finally a way for company founders to get back at VCs when they act like total cocksmiths. A new website called The Funded ranks VC firms based on a five-category system. You need to be CEO or company founder to provide rankings, and if you’re not, membership costs $250 a year. The average rankings […]

    / Aug 7, 2007 at 11:17 AM
  • Health, Pharma, Venture Capital

    VC goes for a herbal remedy

    Phytomedics raised $9mm in Series B funding from VC firms Burrill & Co. and New Zealand-based Inventages, signaling a new wave of emerging botanical drug companies (new term for herb peddlers) that are now FDA friendly. Phytomedics makes an arthritis drug from Chinese Thunder God Vine (you read that correctly) extract. The drug was FDA […]

    / Jun 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM
  • Venture Capital

    How do you talk to an angel (Besides kicking the crap out of Donna)?

    If you didn’t know “How to Dance with Angels,” is here to tell you. Even though VC investing is back at 2001 levels, the level of angel investing is ramping up at nearly the same rate. Angel investing, or foregoing VC money in lieu of wealthy individual investors, is seen as a way to […]

    / Apr 30, 2007 at 11:05 AM
  • Venture Capital, video, Wallstrip

    Fred Wilson on WallStrip

    Lindsay Campbell sits down with Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson for a talk ranging from the sale of Geocities to the new coach of the Jets.

    / Nov 10, 2006 at 10:39 AM
  • Start Ups, Venture Capital

    Geeks+Business=Start-up Mistakes

    Scientist turned venture capitalist turned blogger Ron Garrett lists the top ten myths tech geeks believe when starting a business. We’ll list out the myths below but you’ll have to go to his blog for the full explanation. Myth #1: A brilliant idea will make you rich. Myth #2: If you build it they will […]

    / Oct 6, 2006 at 9:31 AM
  • Compensation, Venture Capital

    Hand Over Mutha-Effin-Fist: VCs Raking It In

    Forget what you hear about it being to late to get into venture capital. People will tell you that, having missed the glory days of 1999, there’s no point in going into it these days. They’re full of it. In fact, they’re probably venture-capitalists themselves and just want to keep you out of the competition. […]

    / Sep 14, 2006 at 3:20 PM
  • Venture Capital

    The Yacht That Venture Capital Built

    Behold the Maltese Falcon—venture capitalist Tom Perkins $100 million yacht which set sail in Italy on July 14. Its three masts tower 57-meter above the deck. The entire ship is 87.5 meters long. Although it looks a bit like an old-school clipper, technologically it’s closer to a space ship. The masts rotate to maximize speed […]

    / Jul 17, 2006 at 3:46 PM
  • Venture Capital

    Venture Capitalists Gone Wild

    It’s hard enough to grow old gracefully. Now people are finding economic rationales for resisting their own age. Or should that be rationalizations? Reading this story we couldn’t help but wonder if some of these venture capitalists were simply having mid-life crises and then using the latest tech opportunities as a reason to act out. […]

    / Jul 11, 2006 at 9:16 AM

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