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Sean Bisceglia: Using New Metrics to Measure for Startup Success

Sean Bisceglia, founder of Scout Exchange: I hear a lot of back-and-forth banter about today’s valuations being too high. But those prone to worrying about the past repeating itself have missed a key point: There has been a profound change in the way companies are being valued today. We now use key metrics that weren’t around a decade ago...

Reblog: The Future Of Media

I wrote this post almost nine years ago, before our investments in Twitter, Tumblr, Wattpad, SoundCloud, Kickstarter, and a host of other bottoms up media businesses. I can remember the moment. I was in my home office in our old home at 11 West 10th Street. That was a sweet office, top floor, with windows […]

Impress investors with your execution of the fundraising process

Semil Shah wrote a good post yesterday with advice for entrepreneurs raising money. He makes a number of good points and the full post is well worth a read, but if I was to summarise it in one sentence it would be ‘impress investors with the way you execute your fundraising process’. That means: [...]

TenOneTen Founders Go From Creating Startups To Investing In Them

It's part of a wave of new seed funds, many of them created by former entrepreneurs looking to put their operational experience to work by picking promising startups.

Shelly Moyal: Minding the Gap Between U.S. and Israeli Valuations

Shelly Moyal, co-founder at iAngels: In the last 12 months, Israel has generated three near-billion dollar exits alone with Waze, Wix and Viber. Almost every angel investor that we’ve met has agreed that Israel is at least comparable to New York City and Silicon Valley when it comes to startup output, entrepreneurial talent and a robust support system...

Being Adult In A Relationship

I was with my close friend Jerry Colonna for dinner last week. We sat outside at the Boulder Teahouse, our favorite place to eat together, and shared a meal, some heavy conversation, and some love. I love Jerry. I learn something every time I’m with him. He’s one of the first VCs I ever worked […] The post Being Adult In A Relationship appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

SeatGeek Raises $35M for Sports, Entertainment ‘Ticket Search Engine’

Investor and Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck said his investment firm will try to help the company make further inroads with pro teams.

Ice bucket challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been amazing, both as a money raising phenomena and a case study in how quickly memes spread these days. And so perhaps inevitably my turn came around. I was challenged over the weekend and did it on Tuesday. Watch it below. I tweeted the video out yesterday to keep [...]

Mizzen+Main Raises $1.2M for Clothes That Look Upscale, Feel Athletic

The Dallas-based company’s best-known product is a moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free dress shirt.

Reblogging

So we are heading off for four weeks in Europe this evening. I’m going to start reblogging a lot of older stuff as a way to keep AVC fresh while I’m not posting every day. So I thought about what posts would be the most worthwhile to dust off and bring back. And so I […]

Do You Want To Understand How Accelerators Work?

FG Press recently released its third book, Accelerate: Founder Insights Into Accelerator Programs. If you want to understand how an accelerator program works from the inside or are considering applying to an accelerator, this is the book for you. Show More Summary

Satellite Lost In Space? We’ll Tow It, Says Israeli Startup

It’s not a tractor beam, but a robotic space tow-truck could get the job done just as well. An Israeli startup has designed a Micro-satellite, which it says can dock with a wayward satellite and tug it into the right orbit.

Dropbox Bulks Up Its ‘Pro’ Cloud-Storage Plan

Dropbox is reloading for the cloud-storage war with a simple plan: a terabyte of space for $9.99 a month.

WaterSmart Hires Robin Gilthorpe as CEO to Help Utilities Save Water

The company aims to help utilities use big data to conserve freshwater as several states are experiencing severe drought

Venture Capital Investments On Track for Record Year in Asia

The first six months of this year put the industry on track to pass a five year peak.

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