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A VC expects you to fail 40% of the time. And that's when they invested.

A VC expects you to fail 40% of the time. And that's when they invested. | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

When I was early in my career, I casually mentioned to an older VC that I had yet to lose money on an investment. He replied "that's not good, you aren't taking enough risk." I have gone on to lose a lot of money over the years. And made a fair bit too.

So one of the things I like to look at when I look at our funds and other VC funds that I am an investor in are loss ratios. You can calculate loss ratios by "names" meaning how many investments ended up being worth zero. Or you can calculate loss ratios by "dollars" meaning how much of the capital invested in the fund went into total losses. Ideally your names loss ratio will be a lot higher than your dollars loss ratio.

Our first fund, USV 2004, has an "names" loss ratio of about 40%. That means 40% of the investments we made are going to be end up being worthless or near worthless. That fund will be the best venture fund I have ever worked on. So loss ratios are not really indicative of performance of a fund. That comes from the winners and how big they are.

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Good to know before you start with a vc that they may take losses on you...

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Fred Wilson discloses interesting figures about his loss ratio which is close to 40% for his 2004 fund - the most promising one he says.


I've seen several entrepreneurs make the mistake of thinking their VCs will do anything to refinance them to avoid making losses. While good ones will definitely put a fight for you, you should also not expect them to fund you beyond reason. After all, some of their portfolio companies will fail and they live with that.

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Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage

Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Let’s say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage startups based in the United States. How many of those would go on to raise a Series A? Of companies that go on to raise a Series A, how many would go on to raise a Series B? You could keep this process going until only a few companies remain. Read more: click image or title.

 

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The dwindling curves of #startup success...

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Interesting stats from TechCrunch. Even though I'm not sure many entrepreneurs really care about the odds of success. 

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On being special in the venture business

On being special in the venture business | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Chris Douvos, one of the smartest fund-of-funds guys, once asked me the three questions he asks people who are raising a VC fund for the first time. The third was: “what makes you so special?

I was stumped. I couldn’t think of an answer. I figured I’d come back to the process once I did. That was years ago.

I thought of that conversation recently. A company I invested in went public. I was enjoying my fifteen minutes of credibility, meeting with VCs, people with funds. VCs who had convinced someone they were special. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Honest ramblings of a #VC. What makes you special?

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Midas 2017: Meet The 100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World

Midas 2017: Meet The 100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
To break into the top echelon of the world's best tech investors requires the kind of return that most venture capitalists spend an entire career chasing. Presenting the 2017 Midas List, the definitive ranking of the 100 best venture capitalists.

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Hitting the right note

Hitting the right note | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Convertible notes are one of the most common ways of raising financing for a startup. Particularly the first round of financing. We currently use a form of convertible for all of our pre-seed deals at Seedcamp. Having reviewed and issued many convertible notes over the past few years, I wanted to distill this knowledge down into some key questions for founders to consider and why I think they’re important. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Why VCs Should First be Startup CEOs

Why VCs Should First be Startup CEOs | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Venture Capitalists who are serious about turning their firms into more than one-fund wonders may want to have their associates actually start and run a company for a year.

Running a company is distinctly different from simply having operating experience — (working in bus dev, sales or marketing.) None of that can compare with being the CEO of a startup facing a rapidly diminishing bank account, your best engineer quitting, working until 10 pm and rushing to the airport and catching a redeye for a “Hail Mary” close of a customer, with your board demanding you do it faster.

Today, you can start a web/mobile/cloud startup for $500,000 and have money left over. Every potential early-stage Venture Capitalist should take a year and do it before he or she makes partner. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Great idea. Get some experience in the field.

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Nothing beats having been in the trenches according to Steve Blank. And because starting a company now requires less than a year and $500k, he suggests to make it part of the VC-partner training program.
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Why Raising Venture Capital Is A Waste Of Your Time

Why Raising Venture Capital Is A Waste Of Your Time | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
For years I pitched and pitched and got nowhere. Here's how I got funding for my startup.

You walk in 15 minutes ahead of time for your 4 p.m. meeting with Kleiner Perkins. You have a knockout Power Point, charming personality, and vision for a grand future despite this being your first startup and still being in development. The partners walk into the room and after having taken every course, watched every YouTube video on pitching, and seen every Shark Tank episode, you hit the pitch out of the ballpark.

The partners give you a standing ovation proclaiming how you have the most innovative product they’ve seen since Facebook and hand you a check for $2M to build your grand vision, hire a few dozen people while paying yourself and your team a normal corporate salary, and spend hundreds of thousands on marketing to beat out all those other competitors. Confetti and balloons proceed to drop out of the ceiling as a team of VC interns carry you out of the room on their shoulders while the partners bust out into the musical version of “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates.

This is every entrepreneur’s dream. It is also a complete fabrication. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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#Startups wanting to find #seedfunding from #VC companies need to read this article.

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#Startups wanting to find #seedfunding from #VC companies need to read this article.

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Venture Capitalists Chase Next Tech Wave After Smartphones

Venture Capitalists Chase Next Tech Wave After Smartphones | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Venture capitalists are always chasing the next big thing. Lately, they are struggling to figure out what that might be, spreading their bets across technologies for which the path to profit is unclear, including self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and food. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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What's the next big thing? Do you have it?

 

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Why private equity is appealing for high net worth families

Why private equity is appealing for high net worth families | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
Martin Pelletier: Investors have begun to look elsewhere for return potential — and one such area is private equity

With stock markets like the S&P 500 setting new all-time highs, interest rates testing new all-time lows and alternative investments such as hedge funds performing badly investors have begun to look elsewhere for return potential — one such area is private equity. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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#PrivateEquity is another way for getting strong returns on #capital.

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#PrivateEquity is another way for getting strong returns on #capital.

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How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Many first-time founders seek advice when thinking about what ideas would be great for a startup company and receive the wrong advice that you need to focus on a billion-dollar idea.

There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do?

I advise founders to focus on what I call "basecamp," which is the first level of success or validation at a startup. Raise only the money you need to arrive at basecamp and build only the team required to make it there. The advantage of basecamp is that once acclimatized you can look for the right route up the mountain and from that vantage point you know a lot better what your options are. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The three fundamentals for success in business | AlphaGamma

The three fundamentals for success in business | AlphaGamma | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
Having a nice idea isn't all that matters. To have success in business, first, you must be in business and develop these personality traits.

When planning a new business, what usually comes to mind when you think about your success odds?

‘Is my idea profitable enough?’

Don’t we all tend to think that the market opportunity relies on a perfect and incredibly innovative idea?

But why are we always so concerned about the business concept like it is all that matters to create a successful business?

Could the idea, by any chance, be a mere excuse to hold down a business project a bit more?

When you think about it, it’s impressive how many people struggle to start their own business because they are waiting for that perfect idea to fall from the sky. There’s this curious common notion that to be successful in business, all you need is an excellent idea.

Well, allow me to share my brutally honest opinion: having a fabulous idea means absolutely nothing about the potential for the business to be a success. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Do ideas count? Well, there is much more to succeed. How about grid and determination? This includes a great TED talk.

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Obama might want to be a venture capitalist after leaving office

Obama might want to be a venture capitalist after leaving office | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
He's been constantly criticized as being bad for businesses, but President Obama could be joining their ranks after his time as president.

When the next US president steps up to the inauguration lectern in January, Barack Obama will leave his post as the nation's commander in chief and hand off the country to his successor.

He's already announced that he will be staying in DC after office, but he might also try his hand in the venture-capital market.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama voiced his little-known inclination toward the private sector, specifically Silicon Valley and the VC scene. Read more: click image or title.

 

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The spirit of entrepreneurship is definitely strong in the US. #SiloconValley has ushered in wave after wave of new #technology.

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A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Pitch Johnson about Venture Capital and Business

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Pitch Johnson about Venture Capital and Business | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

I decided last week that the next post in this series should be about Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, Jr. who has been a venture capitalist since 1962. It is a good follow up to my previous post on Georges Doriot and posts I have written on Arthur Rock and Don Valentine. These people and a few other innovators created the venture capital industry. Johnson is a founding partner of the venture capital firm Asset Management, which has made more than 250 investments during its more than 40 years of operation. The firm’s investments include Amgen, Applied Bio Systems, Applied Micro Circuits, Sierra Semiconductor, Tandem Computer, Teradyne and Verity. Johnson developed and taught a well-known course in entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford from 1979-1990. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Questions you need to ask your VC

Questions you need to ask your VC | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Most entrepreneurs focus on the hard economics of the deal when they negotiate with investors: percentage ownership, valuation, preferences and other terms.

Those things are all important — but so is the soft stuff, especially in today’s volatile market.

Think about it. Taking venture capital funding is the beginning of an intimate, complicated and usually long-term relationship. It’s easier to get divorced from your spouse than get rid of yourinvestors. (Seriously. And VC investments usually outlast the average time people stay married before a divorce — eight years in the U.S., according to The Economist.)

Particularly as valuations drop and markets churn, it’s tempting to grab whatever fundingyou can, from whatever partner you can. But a well-funded nightmare with the wrong partners can become disastrous. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Finding the right #investor may be more important than just finding #funding.

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Jason M. Lemkin's answer to What are the biggest mistakes venture capitalists tend to make when they deal with founders? - Quora

I don't know about mistakes ... but things can lead to suboptimal investing that I've observed across many firms and folks over the years:... Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Expert advice about #Venture capitalists.

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Screening 142,731 Companies – Hacker Noon

Screening 142,731 Companies – Hacker Noon | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

When I joined Hummingbird, I decided to build a 'startup radar' which will help us screen and source companies on a global scale. Now, some of you might be asking — why wouldn't you just use one of 

the already available solutions? I have written a bit about that in my previous post, but in brief; I simply don't believe that you can achieve extraordinary results if you take the same steps as everyone else.

Moreover, I think the best way to start as a VC is simply to go through tens of thousands of companies to develop; (a) a better understanding of the ecosystem, (b) your own thesis about different verticals, and (c) a touch for outstanding companies. All of those, of course take time and commitment, but in the past I have learned that the most important learnings come from sh**load of data.

So what have I learned? 

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#Data to find the next #Unicorn...

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How intrusive is too intrusive when it comes to contacting VCs, angels or accelerator partners?

....Let me just add one small amplification to Garry Tan's A+ answer (which I agree with 100%) just to be helpful.

If a VC shows any real interest (and yes, the line between real and faux can be hard to see) ... be persistent. 

Many VCs have 2 exec admins, an army of associates, and if they don't follow up with you ... you know.  You know they're out.  Because most VCs that are hungry, in the hunt ... will sort of drop everything when they see a deal they really, really want to do.  Because the average VC only does 1-3 deals a year.

But ...  Read more: click here: https://www.quora.com/How-intrusive-is-too-intrusive-when-it-comes-to-contacting-VCs-angels-or-accelerator-partners

 

 

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Why Strategic Investment Isn't Always A Good Strategy For Startups

Why Strategic Investment Isn't Always A Good Strategy For Startups | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
Big corporations are hungry to invest in startups today, from tech giants like Google to companies such as Comcast and GM. Whether that money is good for entrepreneurs, however, is much more complicated. Here's a comprehensive look at how strategic investment works.

You hear about ‘strategic’ investments every day, and they generally come in two flavors. The first is an “off balance sheet” investment in a private tech company. Examples include Toyota’s investment in Uber earlier this year, and Apple’s $1bn infusion into Didi Kuadi. These are generally one off in nature, and are generally handled within existing organizational structures. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The rise of the family office venture investor

The rise of the family office venture investor | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

VC dollars aren’t as readily available as they were in previous years, and for the companies that are receiving funding, they’re finding that the terms.

Companies currently raising rounds of venture investment are inevitably learning some hard truths. Primarily, VC dollars aren’t as readily available as they were in previous years, and for the companies that are receiving funding, they’re finding that the terms are becoming increasingly less palatable.

The good news for startups looking for funding is that a new pathway for direct investment is emerging: the family/multi-family offices of wealthy individuals and families. Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Rather than the typical client/vendor relationship I'm used to, Growthink has been more like a strategic partner and trusted advisor. Not only did they provide me with a dynamic business plan but they have given me invaluable advice and feedback along the way. They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible during this exciting but uncertain time of starting & ultimately growing my business.”

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President/CEO

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#Funding avenues are changing rapidly, along with #technology, #startups, #crowdfunding and more. #FamilyOffices manage significant funds and look for diversification. Another opportunity for good business proposals.

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#Funding avenues are changing rapidly, along with #technology, #startups, #crowdfunding and more. #FamilyOffices manage significant funds and look for diversification. Another opportunity for good business proposals.

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Why We Invested: VCs On What They Saw Early On In Big-Name Startups

Why We Invested: VCs On What They Saw Early On In Big-Name Startups | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
From Airbnb to Blue Bottle to Dropbox, and from Sequoia to Upfront Ventures, here's why top VCs made big bets on these startups.

VCs are always on the hunt for the next 10x company, but what draws them in can be anything from a great founder team to  product-market fit to a game-changing user interface. Below we highlight quotes from funding announcements, interviews, and VCs’ own blogs where they share what aspect of an up-and-coming startup made them want to invest. Read more: click image or title.

 

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The current state of venture capital in 18 charts | PitchBook News

The current state of venture capital in 18 charts | PitchBook News | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
We recently released our inaugural PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor as a comprehensive resource on all matters venture capital. Here are the highlights from the 20-page report.

3Q numbers show the venture reset is ongoing, though the decline in deal flow has been softer than some expected. At this pace, year-end VC invested could hit $74 billion—the second-highest tally of the decade.

 

 

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The Value Of Corporate Venture Arms

The Value Of Corporate Venture Arms | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

The rise in corporate venture capital has created a new dynamic in the investment ecosystem.

The rise in corporate venture capital (CVC) has created a new dynamic in the investment ecosystem. Companies have had their eyes opened to a “new” source of capital with CVCs (the ins-and-outs of which, I’ve defined here); however, there is far less discussion on why an established company should or would engage in corporate venture.

In today’s digital economy, internal investment and M&A activity just aren’t enough to drive the growth companies need to stay competitive. Forward-thinking companies such as Intel, Google, and GE are consistently demonstrating the outsized benefits of CVCs to fuel their innovation engine. For the second quarter in a row in 2Q16, CVCs participated in over 25% of all deals worldwide.

This constant chase for innovation creates an opportunity for entrepreneurs to seek strategic investors. Here are some of the ways leading companies think about the value of a corporate venture arm and how entrepreneurs can benefit from it: Read more: click image or title.

 

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How to get your #startup funded by #corporate Venture Capital

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How to get your #startup funded by #corporate Venture Capital

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Venture Capital Fundraising Strategies -- and How to Avoid Them

The 7 Deadly Sins of Venture Capital Fundraising Strategies -- and How to Avoid Them | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

Every year, thousands of great ideas are funded by venture capital (VC) funds. At the same time, 10 times, if not a 100 times more ideas are not. The recurring mistakes are not always based on the failures of the business.

It is not always because the ideas are unsound, the product not finished or the customers not happy. It is because the process of securing VC financing is difficult, sometimes arcane, requiring a lot of research and often exceptional patience. Very few 1st-time entrepreneurs are knowledgeable of what it takes and ready to go through the struggle. Yet, unless you can fund your project on your own nickel, VCs are the necessary partners to get your enterprise off the ground.

Having been around the block several times, I offer my own version of the “7 cardinal sins”, those mistakes that, if made, will likely result in failing to raise the money your company needs.

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Brexit’s Winners And Losers: How The UK Decision Will Impact Europe’s VC Ecosystem

Brexit’s Winners And Losers: How The UK Decision Will Impact Europe’s VC Ecosystem | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it

The UK has held a pivotal position in European venture capital as a hub for both investors and startups, and that’s particularly true in categories where it has  been strong, including fintech, games, and biotech.

The decision by UK voters to leave the European Union will have significant ripple effects on the VC landscape both in Europe and beyond.

Here are the top concerns and likely impacts, according to early views we rounded up from investors, founders, corporate execs, government studies, and analysts. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The impact is not immediate but in the next few years some things will change. The main concern is around #fintech and the #EIF, European Investment fund backed by the #EU.

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The secret to how startups like Uber raise billions: Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore

The secret to how startups like Uber raise billions: Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore | Venture Capital Stories | Scoop.it
Today's tech startups are raising billions without going public. This is one of the reasons why.

Just when you thought the startup market can't possibly get any crazier, Uber goes and raises another $3.5 billion in funding.

That jaw-dropping amount of money, the single largest round of funding ever raised by a private U.S. company, highlights both the insatiable appetite certain startups have for capital and the little-discussed way they get that money.

Uber's $3.5 billion in funding didn't come from the usual collection of venture capital firms, technology giants or even the mutual funds who have been flooding the market with cash. Instead, all of that Uber money came from one source: Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. 

The fund is just one of many government-owned investment vehicles around the world with access to hundreds of billions in capital that are pumping small but meaningful portions of that money into technology startups. 

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#Wealthfunds are looking for good #investment opportunities. With so much money available, why is there still poverty?

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Fund V – Andreessen Horowitz

We are very excited to announce the closing of Andreessen Horowitz Fund V, a $1.5 billion venture capital fund through which we’ll continue to invest in seed, early-stage, and mid-stage-growth tech companies.

Since our founding nearly seven years ago, we’ve been investing under the broad thesis of “software is eating the world”. Fund V will continue that theme. Simply put, software is disrupting a broad cross-section of traditional industries — for example, Airbnb in hospitality, Comma.ai in cars, Everlaw in legal, Honor in senior home care, Instacart in grocery, Lyft in ride-sharing, OpenGov in government data, Soylent in food; Branch, Coinbase, and Transferwise in financial services … and so on.

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A positive announcement in the #VC industry for #startups

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