Author Archives: Robert W Price

Venture Capitalist Pioneer David T. Morgenthaler Dies at 96

David T. Morgenthaler, a pioneer and icon of the American venture capital industry, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 96 years old. Mr. Morgenthaler founded the firm Morgenthaler Ventures in 1968 at a time when few venture capital firms existed. As President and, later, Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), he was instrumental

Read more

Investment Community Honors the Life of Venture Capital Legend Tom Perkins

Thomas Perkins, 84, has died. He was one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers, with a career spanning entrepreneurship, the management of major corporate activities and most importantly, venture capital. As a venture capital investor he played a key role in creating and financing the launches of some of the most interesting and innovative businesses in the world like Google, Amazon and

Read more

Cognition Therapeutics Wins Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award (2016)

cogrx-03bc

At the recent Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit, Dave Berkus presented this year’s Luis Villalobos Award for the most innovative ACA member portfolio company. The annual Angel Capital Association Summit is the world’s premier professional development event for angel investors. The winner, Cognition Therapeutics, is a pharmaceutical company that has invented a process that discovered a novel drug with the

Read more

Presidential candidates should discuss how they will support entrepreneurship

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, yet only 20 of them managed to combine for half of America’s net new business formation in the first five years of this economic recovery, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Economic Innovation Group in Washington, DC. Those 20 counties include parts of Silicon Valley, Southern

Read more

Andrew Grove – Leading the Commoditization of the Microprocessor at Intel

intel-andrew-grove-01cs

In 1957 Grove immigrated to the United States, a poor immigrant from Budapest, Hungary who barely escaped Nazi occupation. A decade later he managed the launch of Intel, the chipmaker that would help invent the Personal Computer (PC) industry. He was Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. While he

Read more

Kleiner Perkins Podcast – Roadmap For Pitching Your Startup

kleiner-perkins-podcast-01b

In this episode of Ventured, Aviv Gilboa deconstructs venture capital for entrepreneurs raising a round of financing. Aviv spoke with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners Randy Komisar and Eric Feng about how they evaluate startup pitches and entrepreneurs who walk through the door. Throughout the discussion, they discussed the number of factors, both quantitative and qualitative, that go

Read more

What is cause marketing?

bizworld-04cl

Discussions of Marketing Strategies and Working With Nonprofits Definition: Social cause marketing is the planning and implementation of sound marketing concepts and tools in commercial marketing programs in existing companies that are designed to influence individuals, modify behaviors that improve their well being, and bring about change in society. Learn how you can incorporate social cause marketing into your business plan Social

Read more

What is the history of entrepreneurship in America?

santa-fe-trail-wayne-cooper-01cd

Entrepreneurship is the vehicle for creating new jobs, generating revenue, advancing innovation, enhancing productivity, and improving business models and processes. Despite the challenges, entrepreneurship has never before been more vital to our economy than it is today. It is our best offense for economic progress and our finest defense against the status quo. Promoting entrepreneurship is in everyone’s best interest.

Read more

What is the entrepreneurial life cycle?

The Entrepreneurial Life Cycle repeats itself in businesses of all sizes, from start-ups in a garage to corporate entrepreneurship activities in global Fortune 500 companies. It starts with an entrepreneur who perceives an opportunity, creates an organization to pursue it, assembles the required resources, implements a practical plan, assumes the risks and the rewards, all in a timely manner for

Read more

What is capitalism?

Capitalism depends on harnessing private motives to produce the goods and services that the public wants as efficiently as possible. Historian Charles Van Doren leads us to the early roots of “primitive capitalism” in his book A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future. He provides insight to the ancient Egyptians, economic life before the peasant, the introduction of the

Read more
« Older Entries