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Venture Capitalists Are Looking for Failures

Women on Business

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Your Personal Credit Score Could Affect Your Business

Strategy Driven

For instance, angel investors or venture capitalists may not place much importance on your credit score. While your business and you can be two different entities, your personal credit score can affect your ability to do business in a wide variety of ways.

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."

Birthing a Baby Unicorn: The Anatomy of a Successful Startup Launch

Great Leadership By Dan

They are also co-authors of THE ULTIMATE START-UP GUIDE: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, And Hard-Won Advice From Leading Venture Capitalists And Angel Investors.

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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!

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

A Leadership Lesson from Trappist Monks that Made Me Rich

Great Leadership By Dan

Then, only two months into the deal, the venture capitalists that controlled our board pushed out my friend and replaced him with a total stranger. Guest post from August Turak : On March 31, 2000, my partners and I sold our company.

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.

Stretch Responsibilities

Harvard Business Review

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 Review

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

How To Play Bigger

Eric Jacobson

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

An Opportunity: Startup Weekend Ahmedabad 2013

QAspire

The concept behind SW is simple – people with interest in starting their own ventures spend a weekend together (54 hours) in a group and present their ideas, get like-minded individuals on-board, collaborate and start quick prototyping. Most people have bright ideas and they stop at that.

Four Questions to Ask Before Scaling Your Business

Strategy Driven

This may seem like an odd statement coming from a entrepreneur turned venture capitalist and professor who has spent the last few years in my role at Carnegie Mellon studying scaling startups and teaching a popular graduate course titled The Science of Growth that was recently turned in as a book.

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.

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.

Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business

Mills Scofield

Social entrepreneurs launching ventures may ask themselves if their business models need to be different. As someone who works with a variety of organizations in my roles as strategy and innovation consultant, venture capitalist, professor, and mentor, this question intrigues to me.

How to Save Yourself from a Job You Hate!

Marshall Goldsmith

This client is a venture capitalist, and before he commits to any new project, opportunity, or job, he decides on an exit strategy. Saying no is difficult for me. I want to do everything! I want to help everybody! Helping people makes me feel good.

Leadership Development as a 5 Year Journey

Great Leadership By Dan

If you were to go to a bank or venture capitalist and ask for funding to start your new business, they would never accept a one-year business plan. A proven best practice to improve as a leader is to create and follow-through on an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP usually defines what you want to get better at and why and how you’re going to get better.