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Fred / A VC:
Venture Fund Economics: Gross and Net Returns   —  The comments on my initial post on this topic went right at the VC's compensation - management fees and carry - and their impact on returns.  So at Ken Berger's suggestion, I will change my planned post for today and address the issue head on.
Aug 3, 2008, 10:25 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Venture Fund Economics   —  When I write about venture fund returns, there are always comments and questions that lead me to believe that the economics of a venture fund are not well understood.  And since most of the readers and commenters on this blog are people who work in the startup ecosystem …
Aug 3, 2008, 6:45 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
The Lazy and Smarter Web   —  If you spend a lot of time reading web/tech blogs, you'll be familiar with the concept of the “lazy web”.  The idea is instead of doing a lot of work researching/googling, you just ping/spam your social net with a question and get them to do the work for you.
Aug 2, 2008, 11:00 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Corporate Venture Capital   —  The news this morning is that Google is seriously considering entering the venture capital business.  They bring a lot to the table for sure.  —  But as Jessica Vascellaro points out in here WSJ piece (which is what I linked to):
Jul 31, 2008, 11:30 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Peer Producing A Web 2.0 Keynote   —  The Web 2.0 conference juggernaut is coming to NYC this fall.  On September 16-19 there will be a Web 2.0 Expo at the Javits Center.  —  The conference organizers have asked me to give a keynote at 3pm on Wednesday, September 17th.
Jul 29, 2008, 6:25 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
When Will A Comment Be Treated Like A Post On Techmeme?   —  I've asked this question before and I am still hoping we'll see someone answer it soon.  —  The best comments are often way better than the posts that generated them.  I've reblogged comments on to the front page of this blog …
Jul 27, 2008, 10:25 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Honesty Is The Best Policy   —  This quote from Joe Nocera's piece on Steve Job's health in today's NYT shocked me: … I'm personally with Joe on this one.  Steve Jobs is an arrogant f**k who thinks he's above the law.  He's also the most amazing technology CEO/entrepreneur working right now.
Jul 26, 2008, 5:25 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Our Newest Portfolio Company: Meetup   —  My partner Brad starts his post on our newest investment, Meetup, with a rumination on what's causing the introspection that we in web investing land are going through.  And he ends his thoughts on that topic with the following:
Jul 23, 2008, 12:55 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Transitions   —  The word transition is so loaded that I hate to use it.  But it is what it is.  Startups go through transitions all the time.  And the biggest transitions of them all are when founders step back and bring experienced managers into their companies.
Jul 22, 2008, 7:00 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Read This Post   —  My friend Roger Ehrenberg has posted one of the most honest candid post mortems on a failed startup that I have ever seen from the leadership of the company.  His company, Monitor 110, tried to use technology to surface investable information from the Internet.
Jul 19, 2008, 3:30 PMIn context

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