Why we’re ditching Demo Days | TechCrunch

I started to realize that Demo Days might be getting stale when an investor at one of our events told me to share the highlights after the pitches were done — he would be out in the hallway with a beer. Another time, an investor said he wanted to quit his job and build a Read more about Why we’re ditching Demo Days | TechCrunch[…]

16 Startup Metrics | Andreessen Horowitz

WITH JEFF JORDAN, ANU HARIHARAN, FRANK CHEN, AND PREETHI KASIREDDY We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of numbers, measures, and metrics that illustrate the promise and health of a particular company. Sometimes, however, the metrics may not Read more about 16 Startup Metrics | Andreessen Horowitz[…]

Access To Capital — By: Karen Letain & Ken Kousky

A really good primer on Angel investing equally applicable to angels and entrepreneurs. This was found at http://bluewaterangels.com/resources/. ACCESS TO CAPITAL 2 What’s Inside this eBook? Chapter 1 : Historical Overview………………………………………………………4 Where are the jobs?………………………………………………………………………4 No startups, no jobs……………………………………………………………………….5 No funding, no startups…………………………………………………………………..6 Only winners count………………………………………………………………………..7 Bring forth the gazelles…………………………………………………………………..9 The policy dilemma………………………………………………………………………10 What we need……………………………………………………………………………..11 Read more about Access To Capital — By: Karen Letain & Ken Kousky[…]

Setting The Right Valuation For A Competitive Series A Round | TechCrunch

Founders are often puzzled by how VCs derive valuations for competitive Series A rounds. A competitive Series A round is an equity round where a company generally raises greater than $5 million led by a top-quartile venture capital firm. During these Series A rounds, it is not uncommon for founders to receive multiple term sheets from lead investors at different Read more about Setting The Right Valuation For A Competitive Series A Round | TechCrunch[…]

Startup Industry Insights from First Round Capital

According to First Round Capital, a top venture capital firm located in Philadelphia, PA, women founders outperform men. In a report published by the firm yesterday, First Round Capital revealed the finding as one of ten major insights it has learned over the past ten years the VC firm has been in operation. Called the Read more about Startup Industry Insights from First Round Capital[…]

Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See

Just as with names of people, there isn’t any ultimate right or wrong, and every name has unique implications in different cultures, economies and markets. Names can imply strength, value, connection or friendliness, or they can set opposite tones. As you search for that perfect name, it pays to avoid the key mistakes that we investors and Read more about Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See[…]