A VCs Take on Crowdfunding

Published: 3/29/2012 3:59:26 PM, comments: 0

Noted venture capital investor Bijan Sabet has a post and related podcast on the latest legislative activity surrounding seed capital:

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He is an enthusiastic supporter of the efforts to increase seed capital availability for early stage companies.  Investing in consumer Internet companies, he stands to gain from increased deal flow in Internet, mobile, eCommerce and other related sectors, which which are likely to attract financing through the new funding opportunities.


VentureDeal Supports the JOBS Act

Published: 3/20/2012 10:24:04 AM, comments: 0
Congress is working through legislation aimed at making it easier for startup companies to obtain funding and go public.
VentureDeal supports these efforts.

One of America's greatest advantages is its ability to encourage innovation by creating the environment for risk takers to have a fighting chance to succeed.

While the legislation is imperfect and needs to have additional, robust investor protections, swift passage would send an unmistakable message to innovators that now is the time to roll up their sleeves and get to work.


Ambitious Startup Ideas

Published: 3/12/2012 9:29:36 AM, comments: 0

Y Combinator founder Paul Graham has an excellent post on his infrequent blog that shares his thoughts on some great ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue:

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This article discusses 7 audacious ideas that he thinks are "frightening" in their complexity.  He also provides some suggestions on "tactics", or how to think about going after solutions.

Seth Levine - Keeping it Real...

Published: 3/6/2012 9:26:10 AM, comments: 0

Boulder Colorado-based VC Seth Levine has a heartfelt post about his worries on the "hype" and lack of substance in the tech startup world:

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Much of this phenomenon is focused on the Internet/mobile app part of the VC ecosystem.

Patience and Startups

Published: 3/1/2012 10:20:30 AM, comments: 0

Successful Internet VC Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital has a good but short post about the value of patience and persistence:

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He makes a great point about how many successful Internet companies started off rather slowly and only later showed significant growth that we read about.

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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