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The Billion Dollar Valuation Club
— Aileen Lee has a really good post up on TechCrunch, in which she analyzes the number of companies that have been started since 2003 that have gone on to be worth $1bn or more. — This is a very useful exercise in the VC business since it is these big wins …
— I've been doing a tour of the summer accelerator programs and a question I get a lot is about the feedback the teams get from the investors and mentors they meet with. They ask me how much should they react to the feedback they are getting advising them to do things differently …
Let The Games Begin
— That was my partner John's email response when the news came across our internal email list that the SEC had finally lifted the General Solicitation Ban as they were asked to do by Congress in Title II of the JOBS act. — What this means is that folks raising capital …
Valuation vs Ownership
— I am talking at the PreMoney conference today (via Skype) and I woke up thinking about the challenges facing the VC industry. I hope to talk a bit about this at the conference. — Some investors are ownership focused. They want to own 20% of the business but care less about the valuation.
Product > Strategy > Business Model
— One of the mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is they move to business model before locking down strategy. The way I like to think about this is get the product right first, then lock down the strategy of the business, then figure out the business model.
You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence
— It's Monday, time for another lesson I've learned in the venture capital business. Today I will tell a story that I love telling. It has some of my favorite people in it. — Back in 2004, early in my blogging career, I heard about a service that had just launched called Feedburner.
Late Stage Convertible Debt
— I've written about convertible debt a few times on this blog, most notably here and here. My general take on convertible debt is that its very good for the founders and not very good for the investors in seed and early stage investments and a much better solution …
When Things Don't Work Out
— I have said many times that early stage VC is a lot like baseball, if you get a hit one out of every three times, you are headed to the hall of fame. And if I look back over my career, and also over the track records of the firms and funds I have helped manage …
Short Term Thinking vs Long Term Thinking
— One of the mistakes I often see in business is short term thinking vs long term thinking. It struck me over the weekend when I saw this tweet: … Sure Samsung is making a killing on handset sales right now. So is Apple.