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Silicon Valley Business Journal: Silicon Valley VC confidence back up a notch, despite valuation concerns

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Silicon Valley VC confidence back up a notch, despite valuation concerns | In the Media | Scoop.it

A quarterly survey of Silicon Valley venture capitalists showed slight improvement in their confidence about the investment climate. The index dropped for the first time in two years in the previous quarter and didn't get back to its previous high for the year, despite the fourth-quarter uptick.

 

"Confidence moved slightly higher as a continuing strong exit, investment and fundraising environment tempered concerns over inflated valuations in some venture sectors," wrote Mark Cannice, chair of the University of San Francisco School of Management. He has written the report for 11 years. [via @SVbizjournal]

 
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US again gets most Chinese funding Across America

US again gets most Chinese funding Across America | In the Media | Scoop.it
It was another good year for Chinese investment in the United States.
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Stanley Kwong, a professor at the University of San Francisco, also believes that Chinese investment in the US will grow.

"I am expecting an even higher percentage from China's private sector, especially consumer electronics, high tech, software, food technology and even manufacturing," said Kwong, who mentioned that Silicon Valley, California, has frequently seen investment made by Chinese venture capital firms.

"All of these trends are extremely positive on building China's image in the US," Kwong said. "The growth in US-China trade will definitely help consolidate the people-to-people relations between the two countries."

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KGO-TV Morning News: USF Hosts Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium - YouTube

The University of San Francisco (USF), in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), presents the 20th annual Law Enforcement Symposium tak...

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This Professor Uses Slave Narratives To Teach Empathy To Future Public Servants

This Professor Uses Slave Narratives To Teach Empathy To Future Public Servants | In the Media | Scoop.it
When public policies go into effect, they don't always seem rooted in empathy and compassion. That's one reason an educator at the University of San Francisco is making the humanities central to a class she teaches to future public administrators.

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Kimberly Rae Connor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the USF School of Management.

http://www.usfca.edu/Faculty/Management/Kimberly_Connor/

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Marketplace: Lending Club goes public

Marketplace: Lending Club goes public | In the Media | Scoop.it

Lending Club—the leading online-lending-marketplace, based in San Francisco—goes public on Thursday. The IPO will be the first among several fast-growing financial startups expected to go public in the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry.

 

UPDATE: Lending Club's IPO priced at $15/share, raising about $870 million and valuing the company around $5.4 billion.

Lending Club matches individuals and businesses that want to borrow with lenders—mostly hedge funds, wealth managers and institutional investors. Borrowers pay interest rates ranging from 7.6 percent to 24.9 percent, based on their credit-worthiness, according to Lending Club’s website. Lenders on the site, meanwhile, can realize attractive net returns, in the 7 percent to 9 percent range.

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USF School of Management Professor Mark Cannice comments on firms like Lending Club that can either disrupt or even begin new industries. [via @marketplace]


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University of San Francisco's curator insight, December 11, 2014 1:13 PM

Mark V. Cannice, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management.

Dr. Cannice writes the widely-followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® which is published by ProQuest and EBSCO, carried globally on Bloomberg Professional Services in 125 countries (Bloomberg ticker symbol: SVVCCI), and has been referenced in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Xinhua News Service, Der Speigel, CNBC, National Public Radio, and many other media. He has written similar quarterly reports on the Chinese venture capital industry, China Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report™ (Bloomberg ticker symbol: CVCCI).

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How and why buyers from China are snatching up Bay Area homes

How and why buyers from China are snatching up Bay Area homes | In the Media | Scoop.it

Although the Bay Area has always attracted foreign home buyers, anecdotal evidence suggests that their numbers are growing, creating even more competition in areas where demand has far outstripped the supply of new homes. The boom is partly because of globalization, but mostly a result of the tremendous buildup of wealth in developing countries, especially China, which had 2.4 million millionaires in 2013, up 60 percent from the year before, according to the Boston Consulting Group.

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Stanley Kwong, an adjunct professor of international business at the University of San Francisco who lives in Sea Cliff, said almost half the buyers in his neighborhood are “tech guys in hoodies” and close to the other half are from Asia. Many are former factory owners in China who are now buying old auto-parts factories in Detroit or pork farms in Iowa. But they don’t want to live in Detroit or Iowa, so they buy a house in San Francisco. Or they might be setting up a firm to invest in U.S. real estate, “and part of that investment is $6 million for a house,” he said.

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Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees

Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees | In the Media | Scoop.it

When Apple CEO Tim Cook came out and made a public statement that he is “proud to be gay,” it marked a major moment for the LGBT community. As an executive of one of the top tech companies in the world, he metaphorically planted a flag on the mountaintop for equal rights and diversity in the workplace. However, despite this announcement, there is still no federal law directly protecting LGBT people against job discrimination, and many employees are still at risk of losing their employment if they decide to reveal their sexual orientation or transgender status.

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Read USF School of Management Professor Richard Gregory Johnson's full op-ed on transgender visibility in the workplace at Advocate,com

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USF's Second Wave of Higher Standard Headlines Roll Out [News]

University of San Francisco launches the second wave of Higher Standard headlines.The billboards and banners consist of short, provocative headlines emphasizing USF's high academic standards, commitment to values, ethics, and deep ties to San Francisco.


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Silicon Valley VC confidence sees 1st drop in 2 years

Silicon Valley VC confidence sees 1st drop in 2 years | In the Media | Scoop.it

After a two year run-up, venture-capitalist confidence in Silicon Valley startups has slipped, according to a quarterly survey released Thursday.

 

In a September survey of 33 Silicon Valley-based venture capitalists, Mark Cannice of the University of San Francisco School of Management reported the first decline in investor confidence in the past nine quarters.

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“Worries over inflated valuations and their eventual impact on the venture business model, along with concern on the macro environment, drove the decline in confidence,” Cannice wrote, adding that the exit market, fundraising levels, and innovation were keeping sentiment relatively high.

 

Mark Cannice's report is also referenced in these publications:

 

Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/23/venture-capitalists-confidence-is-waning-or-so-it-seems/

 

Bloomberg:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-23/venture-capital-confidence-drops-as-market-fluctuates.html

 

SF Business Times:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/10/silicon-valley-venture-capital-confidence-drops.html

 

 

 

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Firms hear success tips in the US

Firms hear success tips in the US | In the Media | Scoop.it

Human capital is the key to success for Chinese companies doing business in the US, a panel discussion suggested.

 

China's General Chamber of Commerce-USA and the China Business Studies Initiative of the University of San Francisco held a panel discussion on the release of a new survey report Chinese Enterprises in US at the University of San Francisco on Aug 29.

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According to USF School of Management professor Xiauohua Yang, Chinese outbound investment in the US is growing tremendously and this trend is unstoppable. "Last year, Chinese firms invested more than $14 billion in the US, which was doubled from the year before," said Yang, adding that China's outbound FDI is expected to exceed inbound FDI for the first time in 2014.

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Human capital key to success in US markets

Human capital is the key to success for Chinese companies doing business in the US, leading industry experts said during a recent panel discussion in San Francisco.

The discussion was held as part of the deliberations during the release of a new survey report - Chinese Enterprises in US - organized by China General Chamber of Commerce-USA and the China Business Studies Initiative of the University of San Francisco.

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"The event is aimed at bringing policymakers, business insiders, business organizations and students together to assist Chinese companies in going global,"

- Yang Xiaohua, associate professor at the University of San Francisco

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Police often provoke protest violence, UC researchers find

Police often provoke protest violence, UC researchers find | In the Media | Scoop.it

The violence that turns a small-town protest into a fiery national spectacle like the one that has played out this month in Missouri is often unwittingly provoked by police, according to researchers at UC Berkeley.

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Tony Ribera, San Francisco police chief from 1992 to 1996, said there's little doubt that officers' actions can determine how protesters react. However, he said, large demonstrations draw agitators who are there solely to cause trouble, regardless of what police do. He said law enforcement agencies are usually most successful at handling demonstrations when they approach with a nonconfrontational stance and ramp up when necessary.


"It's hard to have a confrontational situation, then pull back from that," said Ribera, who now heads the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at the University of San Francisco. 


Large police departments know this, Ribera said, and train their officers accordingly.

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Forbes: Startup Schools - America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities

Forbes: Startup Schools - America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities | In the Media | Scoop.it

FORBES ranked the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities based on their entrepreneurial ratios – the number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn against the school’s total student body (undergraduate and graduate combined). [via @forbes]

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21. University of San Francisco


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University of San Francisco's curator insight, August 1, 2014 1:51 PM

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world's most innovative and stunning cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student's passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from Here.” For more information, please visit www.usfca.edu.

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The Wall Street Journal: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists’ Confidence Increases, Study Says

The Wall Street Journal: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists’ Confidence Increases, Study Says | In the Media | Scoop.it

At the end of a year with strong investment numbers and near-record exits, the confidence of Silicon Valley and Bay Area venture capitalists improved, according to a new study.

 

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index, conducted by University of San Francisco professor Mark V. Cannice, is a quarterly survey of a few dozen venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

 

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the survey said the confidence of venture capitalists rated 3.93 on a scale where one is the lowest confidence level and five is the highest. In the third quarter of 2014, the confidence rated at 3.89, according to the survey. It still hasn’t returned to levels seen before the financial crisis, however.


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University of San Francisco's curator insight, February 10, 2015 12:05 PM

This is the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® for the fourth quarter of 2014, based on a December 2014 survey of 28 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists. It is the 44th consecutive quarterly survey and research report, providing unique quantitative and qualitative trend data and analysis on the confidence of Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the future high-growth entrepreneurial environment.


Mark Cannice, department chair and professor of entrepreneurship and innovation with the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Management, authors the research study each quarter.

This report is unique because:
--it measures and reports the opinions of Silicon Valley venture capitalists in their estimation of the entrepreneurial atmosphere during the next six to 18 months.

--there is no other index of its kind that shares actual "on the record" thoughts of VCs.

--the Bay Area is a huge VC hub, so there is likely no better pool of people to gauge the pulse of the current and upcoming environment.

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Police chiefs gather in San Francisco to look at new tech tools they could use

Police chiefs gather in San Francisco to look at new tech tools they could use | In the Media | Scoop.it

Former San Francisco police chief and USF School of Management Professor Tony Ribera hosted a symposium to help bring the latest technology to a notoriously skeptical bunch.

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London Breed, MPA '13, elected president of S.F. Board of Supervisors

London Breed, MPA '13, elected president of S.F. Board of Supervisors | In the Media | Scoop.it

District Five Supervisor London Breed, an African American woman who was raised in San Francisco public housing and represents the racially diverse district where she grew up, will lead the Board of Supervisors for the next two years after being elected by her colleagues Thursday.

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London Breed received her Masters in Public Administration from the USF School of Management in 2013.

http://www.usfca.edu/Magazine/Summer_2013/alumni/London_Breed_Profile/

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Fighting Back names new executive director: USF MPA Alum Kevin Sharps

Fighting Back names new executive director: USF MPA Alum Kevin Sharps | In the Media | Scoop.it
Since his days volunteering at a Los Angeles homeless shelter, Kevin Sharps has been devoted to helping the poor.That interest led to a 20-year-plus career of nonprofit leadership that brought him to Vallejo’s Fighting Back Partnership,
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Kevin Sharps holds a master's degree in public administration from USF School of Management.

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News: USF Professor Tony Ribera on KNTV News - YouTube

USF Assistant Professor Anthony Ribera speaks with KNTV's Jean Ellie about police tactics during protests. 

 

Ribera brings a wealth of experience at the center of San Francisco civic life to both his teaching and academic work. As former Police Chief of San Francisco, Professor Ribera believes effective leaders are ethical leaders, underscoring the core values of the Jesuit tradition, promoting conscientious action for social justice. Dr. Ribera currently teaches the Law Enforcement Leadership program and has since 1997 when he wrote the original curriculum. In 2001, USF formed the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership and appointed Professor Ribera as its director. The Institute's annual symposium has emerged as a groundbreaking forum for progressive law enforcement training and leadership. [via @nbcbayarea]


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Tencent looks to up app game on US campus

Tencent looks to up app game on US campus | In the Media | Scoop.it
WeChat, the Chinese mobile application, is making a push on college campuses as it aims to catch WhatsApp in the US market.
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Stanley Kwong, professor of marketing and business administration at the University of San Francisco, said it was a smart move for Tencent to make a push on campus.

A survey of more than 2,000 consumers found that 51 percent of young US buyers said they would purchase Chinese products. Kwong said it is eaiser to attract American users under age 25, rather than older generations who associate "Made in China" with cheap, low-quality products, Kwong said.

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SOM Alumn Jay Kaufman hits home run with new book

SOM Alumn Jay Kaufman hits home run with new book | In the Media | Scoop.it

Jay Kaufman, former vice president of marketing and strategy with Annai Systems, notes the methodologies presented in Carmine Del Sordi's self-help book, "Welcome To The Big Leagues: Nine Innings Of Essential Tips For The Corporate Rookie," are exactly what's needed to build "a blue print towards success."

USFSOM's insight:

Congratulations to SOM MBA Alum Jay Kaufman on his new book.

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Professor David Griffis Receives the Prestigious Outstanding Faculty Member Award - University of San Francisco (USF)

Professor David Griffis Receives the Prestigious Outstanding Faculty Member Award - University of San Francisco (USF) | In the Media | Scoop.it
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Fire chief’s problems complicated by calls for resignation

Fire chief’s problems complicated by calls for resignation | In the Media | Scoop.it

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White’s job has never been easy — but no one’s ever called for her head. Until now.

 

The city’s first female fire chief, appointed in 2004, has weathered a series of controversies over the past decade, including lawsuits over promotional exams, scandals over firefighters drinking on duty and the death of a young woman who was run over by two Fire Department rigs after last year’s Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport.

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Rich Callahan, chairman of the USF School of Management’s department of public and nonprofit administration, said public sector leaders such as Hayes-White work in “as complex a leadership environment as you can find in any sector” — it’s a far more difficult role than being a tech executive, for example.


“That complexity does not in any shape or form compare to leading a public sector agency, particularly in San Francisco, which is a combined city and county,” said Callahan, an expert in government leadership. “Whether it’s the fire chief or anyone else, it’s complex structurally, politically — and public safety adds another level of complexity.”

 

He said the only way to truly measure success in a job like Hayes-White’s is to establish performance measures and determine what resources are needed to meet those goals.


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中國資金-遍及全美50州

中國資金-遍及全美50州 | In the Media | Scoop.it
中國資金 遍及全美50州 - 由美國中國總商會執行總監黃學琪和舊金山大學管理學院中國企業管理研究所所長楊小華共同完成的「中國企業在美國」(Chinese Enterprises in the United States)研究報告出爐,分析中國企業鍾情美國市場的原因及發展現狀。報告發現,大部分中國企業對美投資還處於試水...
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USF School of Management professor Xiahoua Yang leads a panel discussion on Chinese Business in the United States.

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Start-Ups Accrue Funding in Case of Leaner Times

Start-Ups Accrue Funding in Case of Leaner Times | In the Media | Scoop.it
Some entrepreneurs say worries about a possible downturn are partly why they are stocking up on financing, essentially taking out insurance on the risk of harder days ahead.
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A survey of venture capitalists in the second quarter by Mark V. Cannice, an entrepreneurship professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, produced a reading of 4.02 on a five-point scale of confidence. While high, that level was virtually flat from the first quarter of the year, ending a seven-quarter streak of increases.

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Interview: Former SFPD Chief Discusses Police Militarization

Interview: Former SFPD Chief Discusses Police Militarization | In the Media | Scoop.it
With the nation focused on the tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri, Phil Matier talks with former San Francisco police chief Anthony Ribera, director of the International Institute of Criminal Justice at USF, about the phenomenon of increasingly-militarized police forces around the country. (8/17/14)
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