Invest in lines, not dots

November 18, 2010

— Mark Suster is a former serial entrepreneur and a partner at Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners. This article originally appeared on his blog “Both Sides of the Table”. The views expressed are his own. —

Exclusive: Entrepreneurs vow to create 1,000 jobs in two days

September 21, 2010

By the time he was 30, Dan Bliss had started 10 businesses, employing hundreds of people. Now he wants to help other entrepreneurs create jobs.

Hot Prospects: Alex Kinnier, Khosla Ventures

August 4, 2010

— The following profile is an abbreviated version of Venture Capital Journal contributor Deborah Gage’s piece for the the VCJ’s series on “Hot Prospects” within the venture capital industry. —

Making your elevator pitch work

June 24, 2010

LEBANON/Stuck in an elevator with a well-known investor, but not sure how to make the most of your two minute ride?

from Summit Notebook:

Q+A: Maria Fiorini Ramirez

June 8, 2010

I sat down with Maria Fiorini Ramirez today after she joined us at the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit and asked her about starting her own company -- the global economic consulting firm Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc -- her advice for young entrepreneurs, and if women can balance a successful work and home life.

Michigan VC’s Top Ten list

May 13, 2010

Mina Sooch is one venture capitalist who knows how to captivate a crowd.

The chairman of the Michigan Venture Capital Association took a page out of David Letterman’s playbook by introducing her own Top Ten list at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, an annual event hosted by the University of Michigan in the small college town of Ypsilanti, about 20 miles west of Detroit.

Does size really matter to women entrepreneurs?

March 12, 2010

The results of a new survey show that nearly 90 percent of women business owners want to grow their companies, but few of them see hiring as a way to do it.

Do entrepreneurs need education?

February 3, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook from his Harvard dormitory, but after the social networking website exploded in popularity, he promptly quit school and became a full-time entrepreneur.

from The Great Debate UK:

Vikas Pota on ten business icons in India

February 1, 2010

VikasAmid jitters about uncertainty in the financial markets over the past 16 months, many investors have continued to look toward the BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China, which by 2050 are expected to be wealthier than most current major economic powers.

A lost generation of entrepreneurs?

January 28, 2010

Jeff Bussgang is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Boston. This post originally appeared on Bussgang’s blog www.seeingbothsides.com. The views expressed are his own.