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Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
How later IPOs and other big trends are changing the structure of the VC industry   —  The Changing Structure of the VC Industry  —  There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry.  —  On the surface the narratives have been
Jul 26, 2014, 11:45 AMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
AngelList Syndicates can help traditional VCs, not just entrepreneurs and angels   —  Is @AngelList Syndicates Really Such a Big Deal?  —  If you track the venture capital industry it would be hard to miss the conversation going on this week over AngelList “Syndicates.”
Sep 29, 2013, 3:25 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Bring Me Your Accents.  Immigration Fuels Innovation   —  I have lived (England, France, Italy, Spain, Japan & the US) and worked (Ireland, Germany, India) around the world.  —  I adore accents.  I listen not only for the country but the region.  —  I became engrossed with the origins of both accents and phrases.
Aug 29, 2013, 5:10 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
GRP Announces $200 Million Fund.  Rebrands as Upfront Ventures   —  I am super excited to announce that today is a day of lots of new things for my partners & me: A new fund, a new office and a new brand.  Let's start with the fund.  —  We have previously raised funds in 1996 ($200 million) …
Jun 27, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
GRP Announces $200 Million Fund.  Rebrands as Upfront Ventures   —  I am super excited to announce that today is a day of lots of new things for my partners & me: A new fund, a new office and a new brand.  Let's start with the fund.  —  We have previously raised funds in 1996 ($200 million) …
Jun 27, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren't Dumb   —  By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn's scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry's masses.  —  I read Andy's post with a knowing smile on my face.  After all, I am no stranger to publicly expressing …
May 26, 2013, 5:05 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy   —  Anyone who reads this blog frequently will know that I am a big believer in low-cost video content and specifically the power of YouTube as a content creation & distribution platform.  —  Our industry just took one big step towards legitimacy …
May 8, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC   —  When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business.  It was a fun period for me because everything was new and I was curious.  — What kind of deals should I be doing?  — What stage?  What price?
May 6, 2013, 4:10 AMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don't Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future   —  For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video.  The concise guide is here.  —  My narrative has stayed pretty simple:
Nov 6, 2012, 3:15 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Is Going for Rapid Growth Always Good?  Aren't Startups So Much More?   —  I think I've read Paul Graham's post on “Startup = Growth” three or four times now.  And of course on Twitter I've seen the Tweets, ReTweets and superlatives on what a great post it is.
Sep 23, 2012, 2:35 PMIn context

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Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.