Tag Archives: venture capital

Investing in Sharing

As a venture capitalist, you invest in the future. The deals that you make can’t be unmade, and those that you don’t might be huge successes under the guise of a competitor. Hindsight is the only way we can see clearly, and VCs must rely on their vision of the …

Blood, Sweat, and Living Out of Your Car

When someone signs on to start their own company, they dive into a pool of competitors that is very tough to swim out of. Deciding to be an entrepreneur requires hard work that will redefine hard work. It will be a while before the company takes off, and before it …

Term Sheets and Timing

After you’ve received interest from a few venture capitalists, you might feel on top of the world. And you have a reason to feel that way—these are smart, focused people whose job it is to find companies that have the potential to be the best. That means you’ve been doing …

Sink or Swim… Or Float

 Which came first—the venture capitalist or the company? This question is a lot easier to solve than the ages-old debate over the chicken and the egg. Yet lately entrepreneurs have forgotten the answer, tying the two together as inseparable organisms. Companies have been around since the dawn of civilization, when …

VC Social Media Battle

By now you are aware of the social media boom that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. Social media is making it easier and faster to communicate to people all over the globe. David Teten, a Partner with ff Venture Capital and Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New …

Entrepreneur Networking for Venture Capitlaists

On my last couple blogs I have really been trying to captivate why social media is important, not only in our daily lives, but also our business lives as well. Another topic I want to discuss is how networking can help you achieve more success.  You know by now that networking and staying connected is essential in …

Demystifying the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry for Entrepreneurs

There is no doubt that the private equity and venture capital industry has carved out a leading role at the heart of fostering economic development, job growth, and innovation.  Both private equity and venture capital are the lubricant of business formation and absolutely essential to any capitalist economic system. The …

How Social Media is an Accelerator for Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

A common consensus among some financial services (private equity and venture capital companies) professionals is that it is not necessary for their firms to become involved in social media. Maybe this was the case a few years ago; however, more and more Venture Capital and Private Equity companies are hopping …

Ready to Take On the Role of Sherlock Holmes? Pledge projects, not scams.

As discussed in our previous blog, one of the main fears that has surface from the latest provisions of the JOBs Act is potential fraud issues. We wanted to let you know that a few investor scams have already been discovered, such as Little Monster Productions’ Mythic: The Story of …