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Venture Capitalists Are Looking for Failures

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According to an article in the April issue of Harvard Business Review , “Failing By Design,” many venture capitalists won’t invest in a new enterprise if the founder has never undergone failure. Career Development Female Entrepreneurs personal development business failure Entrepreneur entrepreneurial Failing by Design failure going out of business Harvard Business Review Maribeth Kuzmeski Red Zone Marketing risk venture capitalist

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The Leader as a Venture Capitalist

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe The Leader as a Venture Capitalist by Kevin Eikenberry on October 5, 2010 in Creativity , Innovation , Leadership , Solving Problems Yesterday, members of the Remarkable Leadership Learning System had the chance to participate in a call with Paul Sloane , international best selling author and expert in both leadership and lateral thinking ( here’s his website ).

Organizational Management Lessons from Joe Lacob, the Venture Capitalist who transformed the Golden State Warriors

First Friday Book Synopsis

This is really an interesting article by Bruce Schoenfeld, from the New York Times Magazine: What Happened When Venture Capitalists Took Over the Golden State Warriors: After racking up a historic N.B.A. The article… Read More Organizational Management Lessons from Joe Lacob, the Venture Capitalist who transformed the Golden State Warriors.

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

Harvard Business

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there’s a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don’t understand. He also discusses how Silicon Valley can do a better job of finding more diverse talent and funding new types of ventures. Kupor is the author of the book “Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.” ” Venture capital Entrepreneurship Audio

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

Harvard Business

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there’s a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don’t understand. He also discusses how Silicon Valley can do a better job of finding more diverse talent and funding new types of ventures. Kupor is the author of the book “Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.”

Research: What Happens to a Startup When Venture Capitalists Replace the Founder

Harvard Business

One would assume venture capitalists are rational actors who would not replace founders if it were not in the best interest of the company — at least in terms of its ability to go public or be acquired — but it could also be the case that VCs overestimate the importance of their own role in “professionalizing” the company. Although that fact had been previously established, the effect on performance of the venture had not been.

Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money

Harvard Business Review

2013 had all the signs of being a comeback year for venture capital. Yet 2013 annual industry performance data from Cambridge Associates shows that venture capital continues to underperform the S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell 2000. The ongoing poor performance of venture capital firms should be an obvious problem for institutional investors. There are, of course, individual firms that succeed in generating venture rates of return. Finance Venture capital

Venture Capitalists’ Ethnic Favoritism Pays Off for Them

Harvard Business Review

venture capitalists are more likely to invest in start-ups with executives of the same ethnic origins as themselves, and these investments tend to bring superior payoffs, benefiting from close VC–manager communication and coordination, say Deepak Hegde of New York University and Justin Tumlinson of the University of Munich. venture capitalists are of Anglo-Celtic or European origin, a proportion that nearly reflects these groups’ share of the country’s population.

Rethinking the Innovation Ecosystem

Harvard Business

This successful venture capitalist invests in founders before they have a business idea. Innovation Founders Technology Audio

How Entrepreneurs Succeed Outside Silicon Valley

Harvard Business

Lessons from “frontier” innovators with venture capitalist Alex Lazarow. Entrepreneurship Innovation Venture capital Audio

Beware the Visionary in “Silicon Valley”

The Idolbuster

Peter Gregory, a venture capitalist, gives a teary-eyed TED talk explaining why people should skip college and just go to work. Corporate Idolatry billionare corporate idolatry hbo mike judge office space scorpion silicon valley silicon valley hbo sillicon valley mike judge venture capitalist visionary ceo [link]. In the new HBO show Silicon Valley, Mike Judge sets his sights on, you guessed it, Silicon Valley.

How to Build a Successful Two-Sided Marketplace

CEO Insider

Iconic venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed, “Software is eating the world.” A platform is any two-sided environment that facilitates an exchange between parties.

Four Tips For Startup Entrepreneurs In The Post-COVID19 Era To Reframe Rejection Into Constructive Engagement

CEO Insider

As outside general corporate counsel to well over a hundred startups in all stages of growth in my legal career, across the innovation ecosystem in Silicon Valley and beyond, I am often asked by startup founders and entrepreneurs to help them with capital raising and introductions to venture capitalists, business angels, and family offices.

Venture Capital During a Pandemic

Harvard Business

Veteran venture capitalist Beth Ferreira compares and contrasts the economic challenges posed by Covid-19 with past economy-wide downturns. Crisis management Managing uncertainty Risk management Audio

Executive Coach Provides Insight and Clarity

Tony Mayo

As a venture capitalist, I hired him to run a portfolio company; as an individual and business person, I continue to benefit from his counsel. Tony and I have known each other 30 years. Over this time, he has repeatedly been a source of insight, clarity and heart. It is difficult for [.]. Client Comments

Should You Pursue Venture Capital Groups?

David A Fields

A question I was asked: Many people I network with suggest I talk with venture capitalists and perhaps intellectual property lawyers. I have found venture capitalists to be fairly closed to outside help. Have you had much success working through venture capital groups to find projects? Have you found this to be a fertile hunting ground for projects? What is your answer to this consultant?

Everyone Wants To Be in VC, But No One Wants To Lose Money with Beth Ferreira

Harvard Business

Beth Ferreira has been involved in venture investment in some of the most exciting startups in recent history, both as a venture capitalist and an early employee. Venture capital Entrepreneurial management Entrepreneurial finance AudioShe shares her experience managing the risks and rewards of investment.

Timeless Advice for Beginner Entrepreneurs

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Although this interview took place eight years ago, I believe all the guidance is just as relevant today as it was when I first said it: When do I talk to the venture capitalists? Starting a business? Don’t know where to start?

A Strong Team + A Compelling Product = A Much Better Chance at Success

First Friday Book Synopsis

I attended the Southwest Venture Forum yesterday in Dallas. He has worked with Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and apparently lives and breathes new ventures. Hall Martin, Director of the Texas Entrepreneur Networks, was a panelist. I suspect he has heard a pitch or twenty from new start-ups seeking money. In the midst of his comments, [.]. Randy's blog entries

Why You Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Leading Blog

Eric George, a renowned hand surgeon, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, shares in We: Ditch the Me Mindset and Change the World that in his field, he frequently sees “a spirit of absolute independence. O UR INDIVIDUALISTIC narrative is strong. But it holds us back.

Executive Ambitions

Harvard Business

Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Mike Troiano, a venture capitalist and former executive. Do you want the corner office someday? They talk through what to do when you’re falling off the executive track, you’re moving up but don’t believe in the company’s strategy, or you have a rival who could block your path to the C-suite. Leadership development Career planning Leadership Audio

Why Backstage Capital Invests in “Underestimated” Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business

Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang, whose new book “Edge” explores methods for turning adversity into professional advantage, is joined by Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton to discuss her strategy of backing entrepreneurs who have been ignored because of stereotypes, biases, and preconceptions.

3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

Sangha was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and his first venture capital investor turned out to be an alumnus. He is a successful entrepreneur, video game pioneer, and venture capitalist and founder of the startup accelerator Play Labs @ MIT.

Six Easy Ways To Raise Capital For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Or Venture Capitalists. Unlike angel investors, venture capitalists usually want to invest in slightly more stable and mature companies, and sometimes want to have a voice in the direction of the business and the management of its day-to-day operations.

3 Wall Street Terms You Need To Know To Play the Stock Market

Strategy Driven

Although there are many types of private equity , such as venture capital, you’ll encounter this term most often when it’s used to describe buyouts of struggling companies by larger firms that may be able to return them to profitability. What is Venture Capital?

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

Mills Scofield

Venture capitalist and former AT&T Labs scientist Deb Mills-Scofield does. weeks til the magic of BIF2015. I am blessed with the gift of my network and can't wait to see my students and clients and friends and friends-to-be. Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor from TIME magazine. How many people end business meetings with an “I love you” and a hug?

Do You Recognize the Patterns that Lead to Success?

Marshall Goldsmith

My friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron does. Dan is one of my coaching clients, and when I started working with him, I had no clue what venture capital even is. Dan has a lot to teach about venture capitalism, I’ve asked him to share his knowledge with us in this interview. Think of it as the 101 of venture capitalism. Marshall: What is venture capital? Venture capital is pretty simple to explain.

Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

N2Growth Blog

” said venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in 2011. This article was co-authored by Laura Musgrave , Kevin Bijas, and Jeffrey Cohn. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” People under 35 are the people who make change happen,” he further asserted.

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0815 | Why Innovation Needs Liberal Arts with Scott Hartley

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SCOTT HARTLEY is a venture capitalist and startup advisor. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and a venture partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Hartley worked at Google, Facebook, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

Mills Scofield

Venture capitalist and former AT&T Labs scientist Deb Mills-Scofield does. TIME magazine ( online )!! Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor and story about BIF10. I am so privileged and blessed to be a part of BIF. How many people end business meetings with an “I love you” and a hug? To Mills-Scofield, to do business is to negotiate diverse personalities to get things done — and she has the gift for it.

Stretch Responsibilities

Harvard Business

Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Jerry Colonna, a professional coach and a former venture capitalist. Are you being pushed outside your comfort zone? They talk through what to do when you don’t feel qualified for your new role, you’re covering an absentee boss’s responsibilities, or you have been assigned to lead a team but haven’t been given formal power. 1792 1787 1700 110003

Stretch Responsibilities

Harvard Business

Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Jerry Colonna, a professional coach and a former venture capitalist. Are you being pushed outside your comfort zone? They talk through what to do when you don’t feel qualified for your new role, you’re covering an absentee boss’s responsibilities, or you have been assigned to lead a team but haven’t been given formal power. Career planning Psychology Coaching Audio

So, You Want to Join a Startup

Harvard Business

Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background. Excellent communication skills and a high emotional IQ are startup skills, too. Bussgang, the author of Entering StartUpLand , walks through the process of finding your dream job in a new company. Download this podcast.

130: The Storyteller’s Secret: Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don’t | with Carmine Gallo

Engaging Leader

Ben Horowitze, famed venture capitalist Storytelling is the act of framing an idea as a narrative to inform, illuminate, and inspire. Ben Horowitze, famed venture capitalist Storytelling is the act of framing an idea as a narrative to inform, illuminate, and inspire. Storytelling is the most underrated skill [among entrepreneurs]. ~

5 Tips for Pitching Investors Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

Leading Blog

As both an individual investor and venture capitalist, I’ve taken a lot of remote pitches since the shelter-in-place order started. He is also a venture partner at several VC firms.

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Something Ventured

CEO Blog

Wednesday night I attended a Cinemonde screening of "Something Ventured - Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists" (not to be confused by the autobiography on CM Woodhouse called Something Ventured ) It is a great documentary film. I found the film inspirational since what I now do is early stage venture funding. Random tidbits: There is starting to be a chill in the air but the beans continue to yield well.

Ready To Launch Your Startup? Here’s How To Acquire Enough Capital

Strategy Driven

Before hitting stores with an idea or expanding a venture, ensure that the bank account is flush enough to make promises happen. Capitalists don’t just throw money at companies. Venture capitalists are another possibility. Entrepreneurs have a dream.

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

Mills Scofield

Venture capitalist and former AT&T Labs scientist Deb Mills-Scofield does. weeks til the magic of BIF2015. I am blessed with the gift of my network and can't wait to see my students and clients and friends and friends-to-be. Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor from TIME magazine. How many people end business meetings with an “I love you” and a hug?

VCs See Gold Rush in the HR Tech Scene

HR Digest

HR tech firms are flourishing as venture capitalists’ love affair with standard-setters in HR SaaS offering continue to grow. Even pure VCs firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Acadian Ventures aren’t afraid of betting big.

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Leading a Board of Directors

Great Leadership By Dan

Harvard Business School Professor, Paul Gompers found that among venture capitalists that shared work history the company results decreased by 17%, 19% if they shared an alma mater, and 20% if they shared ethnic backgrounds. If you have taken venture capital you probably have a few of these on your board. He is a venture capitalist with decades of experience with startups. Guest post by Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman : OK, you are now a confident leader.

Listening as a Tool to De-escalate Conflicts

The Recovering Engineer

In Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior Ori and Rom Brafman reference several studies that point to the need to be heard and how it affects people ranging from convicted felons to venture capitalists. For the venture capitalists, the other person was running the company where they invested money. Recently, I read this statement: “They keep yelling at me that I’m not listening.”

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Straight Talk for Startups

Leading Blog

I loved this line: “Venture capitalists have one of the greatest jobs in the world. Avoid venture capital unless you absolutely need it. Know why this venture is important to you. And given the low probability of success for any venture, why it is nevertheless worth failing at. E NTREPRENEURSHIP is not for everyone. It’s not an escape from the cubicle, hard work or bosses. But it is creative. It can be enriching in many ways.