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How Much is Your Startup Worth? VC Tim Chang Reveals What Really Matters

How Much is Your Startup Worth? VC Tim Chang Reveals What Really Matters | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
When it comes to raising money for your startup, the two biggest questions on every entrepreneur’s mind is “how much is my company worth?” and “how much equity am I ready to give to investors?” If you are a real boss, you’ll know exactly how much your company is worth without VCs complaining it’s valued…
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Why Have So Many Venture Capitalists Flopped in Cleantech? : Greentech Media

Why Have So Many Venture Capitalists Flopped in Cleantech? : Greentech Media | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
The Energy Gang looks at what’s next in cleantech investment.
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Reinventing Life Science Startups: Medical Devices And Digital Health

Reinventing Life Science Startups: Medical Devices And Digital Health | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently?
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Quote from the article: "We need a “Needs Driven/Business Model Driven” approach to solving the problems facing all the stakeholders in the vast healthcare system."
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These Silicon Valley Titans Think You Probably Shouldn't Start a Company | Wired Business | Wired.com

These Silicon Valley Titans Think You Probably Shouldn't Start a Company | Wired Business | Wired.com | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Acutely aware of his own role in setting expectations of startup glory, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wants to sober up anyone too dazzled by such dreams.
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Where is the global ambition among startups in Central Europe?

Where is the global ambition among startups in Central Europe? | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Andrej Kiska is an associate at Prague-based Credo Ventures. Prior to Credo, Andrej worked at an early growth fund Benson Oak, the first backer of AVG Technologies 
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St. Louis: A Model For Aspiring Tech Hubs

St. Louis: A Model For Aspiring Tech Hubs | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
St. Louis is no Silicon Valley -- or is it? Startup founder Chuck Cohn examines the recent explosion of new St. Louis startups.
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Europe Starved of Later Stage Venture Capital

Europe Starved of Later Stage Venture Capital | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Europe is not catching up with the U.S. lead in tech companies, according to a leading London Venture Capitalist
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Problem-solving startups need local feedback - Knoxville News Sentinel

Problem-solving startups need local feedback - Knoxville News Sentinel | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Problem-solving startups need local feedback
Knoxville News Sentinel
Shawn Millsaps/Business Journal “What's the Big Idea?
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Same holds for local startups in other regions of the world, This also holds for local-value-creation startups!

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Google Ventures Stresses Science of Deal, Not Art of the Deal

Google Ventures Stresses Science of Deal, Not Art of the Deal | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Since its founding in 2009, Google Ventures has stood out in an industry whose track record has trailed the stock markets at large.
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Hey, VCs should start hiring more people with science backgrounds to do the math!

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Economics Redefined

Economics Redefined | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
The term economics has been used and abused in many shapes and derivatives, few one might argue to the improvement of its relevancy and success. I intend to change that.
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Tipping The Scales: Women Angel Investing Reaches All-Time High

Tipping The Scales: Women Angel Investing Reaches All-Time High | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
When longtime entrepreneur and Columbia B-school adjunct professor Angela Lee founded 37 Angels, her eight-month-old angel network and initiative to train women to become investors, she began with a single stat.
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Startup Professionals Musings: Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings: Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
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Killing your Startup by Listening to Customers

Killing your Startup by Listening to Customers | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development aren't not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. They are understandingwho to listen to and why
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too much customer development kills .. too little effort starves!

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Hardware is the new software? Nope, says Marc Andreessen. "It's called hardware for a reason -- it is hard"

Hardware is the new software? Nope, says Marc Andreessen. "It's called hardware for a reason -- it is hard" | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Andreessen Horowitz is bullish on the latest resurgence in hardware startups. The company has backed Shapeways and Airware, a 3D printing company and a drone company. But Marc Andreessen is very ca...
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Teaching entrepreneurship with discipline

Teaching entrepreneurship with discipline | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
New book by MIT lecturer Bill Aulet focuses on bringing innovations to market through disciplined planning and experimentation.
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With many fun ideas, products, markets to pursue, entrepreneurs do need discipline. And having a healthy balance between discipline, excitement, creativity and impact is not trivial. From a VC stand point that can only be done in large portfolios, that have the variety, opportunities, options and pathways to revenue.

 

From an entrepreneur standpoint, discipline should be matched with nimbleness to refocus to adjacent market segments which encompass more upside based on a Lean Startup approach, optimizing team cohesion and effectiveness along the way.


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Why Venture Will Abandon Seed Investing

Why Venture Will Abandon Seed Investing | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I noticed a growing gap between angel and venture investing. Venture was getting bigger and writing bigger checks, while angel checks were getting smaller and their process was becoming more cumbersome.
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... in the US at least, in Greece, it's a different ball game!

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Accelerators doubling annually: too much of a good thing?

Accelerators doubling annually: too much of a good thing? | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
"The hypocrisy of accelerators is that we give give you money and you go innovate while we do business as usual," 500 Startups' Paul Singh says.
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"But at the rate accelerators are opening, it’s critical to figure out these kind of challenges so that there isn’t an accelerator meltdown in 2014."

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Is entrepreneurship really live and well in Silicon Valley?

Is entrepreneurship really live and well in Silicon Valley? | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
We’re moving away from the heart of technology innovation -- the infrastructure, the machines, the seminal ideas we can touch and feel -- to quick fixes that are not setting the stage for the next ...
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This is a great article showing what I've also observed while in Silicon Valley during the last one and a half year. SV encompasses greater value creation capability. which is now not fully engaged.

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Encouraging signs from Russian VC market

Encouraging signs from Russian VC market | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
The Russian venture capital market is growing fast. A recent study carried out by PwC and VentureDatabase, which used figures fromRusBase, found that it has grown by 30-50% during the last 10 years, bringing its total value to more than $900 million.
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"The most active investor in Russian projects is the Russian state, which invests through grants, investment rounds and, in some cases, acquisitions"

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How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated

How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
How Startup Valuation Works infographic explained from the entrepreneur's and the investor's perspectives. From early stage to IPO.
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Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite - Wired.co.uk

Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite - Wired.co.uk | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite Wired.co.uk The financial services has a history of democratising banking, and as more and more incredible startups emerge we need to ensure that democratisation includes...
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Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals: Scale Up is King and Long Game Focus Key

Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals: Scale Up is King and Long Game Focus Key | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
VCs, driven by their appetite for quick results, are missing out on huge opportunities in renewable biofuels and chemicals. That leaves the market wide open to
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Steve Blank: Make Fundraising a Strategy, Not a Tactic

Steve Blank: Make Fundraising a Strategy, Not a Tactic | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
STEVE BLANK:  For many entrepreneurs “raising money” has replaced “building a sustainable business” as their goal. That’s a big mistake. When you take money from investors their business model becomes yours.
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How VCs think: Is your startup a feature, a product or a business?

How VCs think: Is your startup a feature, a product or a business? | Venture Capital & Angel Investing | Scoop.it
Through my development as a junior VC, I regularly find myself asking questions similar to those of my entrepreneur friends.

Without many ghosts of pitches past, I glean knowledge ...
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