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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

He said that when striving for innovation, leaders should think like venture capitalists. Consider what venture capitalists do.

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 Review

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

The Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Coaching Tip

With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders.

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

Harvard Business Review

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 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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

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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.

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.

Rethinking the Innovation Ecosystem

Harvard Business Review

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

How Entrepreneurs Succeed Outside Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Venture Capital During a Pandemic

Harvard Business Review

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

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. Almost anything of importance was accomplished by connecting with others. We can leverage who we are by enlisting others.

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. Think of it as the 101 of venture capitalism.

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.

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.

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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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.

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. E NTREPRENEURSHIP is not for everyone.

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.

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A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Leading Blog

T REN GRIFFIN, who writes the well-read 25iq blog , has assembled a collection of insights for entrepreneurs from some of the most successful venture capitalists and coaches of business founders in the world.

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.

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

How to Make Sure You Leave on a High Note!

Marshall Goldsmith

Recently, I interviewed my friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron. Dan’s approach to life and leadership, coming at them from a venture capitalist’s point of view, is very different.

Key Financial Tips For Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

Starting a new business venture can be an incredibly exciting time, but you must also be careful and well-organized during this period, especially when it comes to your finances. This can be tricky with so many areas that need attention and particularly if this is your first business venture.

Are Networks Leading Indicators for Innovation?

Mills Scofield

The Venture Capitalist in me finds this very interesting. As some of you know, I am passionate about networking, leading indicators and innovation from new combinations of existing things. I’ve been wondering how networks can be leading indicators for innovation!

Advice For Launching Your First Business

Strategy Driven

Read on for a few tips which should help you to avoid common mistakes, hit the ground running, and build a platform for you to go on and find success with your first business venture. Planning on launching your first business?

Why Backstage Capital Invests in “Underestimated” Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

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.

Assessing Ballmer’s Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

In the Q&A following my presentation, one of the attendees, a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley, shared with the audience that despite the public’s impression of Apple’s Steve Jobs, a leader who was no stranger to bullying, Apple’s senior leadership team included leaders who collectively brought the Vision, Value and Voice elements of a Connection Culture.

Executive Ambitions

Harvard Business Review

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

How To Play Bigger

Eric Jacobson

How category kings have changed the way Venture Capitalists invest in new companies. "The most exciting companies create.

Need Money to Launch Your Business? Judy Robinett Can Help You Find It

Building Personal Strength

As I was reading her book for the third time, halfway through the introduction I was stopped by a sentence which explains that she is much more than the author of this book: "I am a consultant specializing in putting early-stage companies in front of angel and venture capital investors."

The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

Consequently, last year I founded TheFounderProject - a new type of venture fund run almost entirely by students that invests in student startups. We are now a team of 30 ‘ student venture capitalists ’ from all universities in Montreal, Toronto and Halifax.

How To Play Bigger And Be A Category King In Business

Eric Jacobson

How category kings have changed the way Venture Capitalists invest in new companies. "The most exciting companies create.