Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneur, VC offers shortcuts to help startups be more successful

December 10, 2012

Image courtesy of Mark Hopkins.

Suggesting there are shortcuts entrepreneurs can take to improve their chances of success would appear to refute Malcolm Gladwell’s popular “10,000 hours” theory.

Angels vs VCs on business pitches

By Guest Contributor
July 5, 2011

– Tim Berry is the president and founder of Palo Alto Software. This post originally appeared on his blog, “Planning, Startups, Stories“. The views expressed are his own. –

Best practices for raising a VC round

May 5, 2011

An employee counts money at a foreign currency exchange in Tokyo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Grow revenues before seeking VC funding

By Guest Contributor
December 24, 2010

– Russell Rothstein is the founder and CEO of business social networking site SalesSpider. The views expressed are his own. –

Alignment between entrepreneurs and VCs

August 9, 2010

–- Jeff Bussgang is a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Boston, and author of the book “Mastering the VC Game”. This post originally appeared on Bussgang’s blog www.seeingbothsides.com. The views expressed are his own. –-

VCs, meet the new sheriff

June 11, 2010

Relatives of victims of the June 5 fire at a day-care centre wear angel wings during a protest against federal and local authorities in Hermosillo, in the Mexican state of Sonora. REUTERS/Alonso CastilloMove over venture capitalists, there’s a new sheriff in town: the angel investor.

Will VCs really stop funding startups?

May 21, 2010

If the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act is passed there will be a lot of unhappy venture capitalists, who say they may stop investing in startups.

VCs invest in fewer startups

April 21, 2010

So far this year both the number and size of deals by venture capitalists are down over the final quarter of 2009.

Some entrepreneurial advice from U2

October 16, 2009

Mark Solon, the managing partner and co-founder of Boise, Idaho-based Highway 12 Ventures, wrote a blog post – “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” – offering some entrepreneurial advice he gleaned from one of U2′s more underrated tunes. Now we highly doubt Bono had entrepreneurs or venture capitalists in mind when he penned the lyrics to “Acrobat,” but let’s roll with it.

The VC gender gap: are VCs sexist?

October 6, 2009

Jeff Bussgang

– 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. –