Category Archives: Financing

Kleiner Perkins Podcast – Roadmap For Pitching Your Startup


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

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NVCA Report – Corporate Venture Capital Deals (Q3-2015)


Corporate Venture Participation Jumps to Over One Fifth of All Venture Deals in Third Quarter Corporate venture groups deployed $2.3 billion in 240 deals to the startup ecosystem during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 14.1% of all venture capital dollars invested and 21.5% of all deals, according to the MoneyTree Report™ from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National

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Stanford Business – What is the economic impact of venture capital on US economy?


New academic report measures the impact of venture capital funded companies by Ilya A. Strebulaev Stanford Graduate School of Business, Professor of Finance Director of The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Executive Program Will Gornall Sauder School of Business Assistant Professor, Finance Division Over the past 30 years, venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American

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AngelList And CSC Upshot Raise $400 Million To Invest in Start-Ups


CSC Upshot, a new venture capital firm, has raised a $400 million fund to invest in start-ups on AngelList. This partnership creates the largest fund dedicated to seed-stage startups. CSC Upshot will primarily invest in syndicates led by angels and other venture capital firms on the AngelList site. It’s part of the CSC Group, one of China’s three largest private

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How Confident Are Global Venture Capitalists? NVCA Deloitte Global Venture Capital Report (2015)


The Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey is an annual survey of venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors around the world. The survey covers: investor confidence in global investing, fund-raising, IPOs, and government policy; changing views on the global economy, from a couple of years ago to today and looking ahead; and sectors and sub-sectors that are prime for

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Intel Capital Will Invest More Than $600 Million in High Tech Entrepreneurs In 2015


Intel Capital, the world’s largest corporate venture organization, has invested $465 million in innovative technology startups across the globe through the first eight months of 2015. Intel Capital is the chip giant’s strategic investment and merger and acquisition (M&A) group. “This is shaping up to be one of our strongest years in recent memory,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel

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MoFo eBook – Capital Markets and Securities FAQs (2015)


Morrison & Foerster recently published the 10th anniversary edition of their Capital Markets and Securities FAQs. The FAQs (or Frequently Asked Questions), written and published by MoFo lawyers, provide plain English explanations of the most popular types of financing or capital formation transactions, as well as discussions of securities law issues. MoFo’s FAQs new eBook is now available for download

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2015-Q2)


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in Q2 2015, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. >>READ PDF REPORT About

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Tech Coast Angels – Quick Pitch Competition For Angel Investments (2015)


Quick Pitch Competition Before Largest Angel Group In Nation Attention Entrepreneurs in Southern California Deadline Extended to Wednesday July 29, 2015! Competition Overview Announcing a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to participate in the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. This competition is one of the most recognized angel investor events in the nation showcasing talented entrepreneurs pitching their business in

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