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  • Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

    Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

    After nearly a year in development, Lift launched its first mobile product in August behind an ambitious goal: Boost human potential by helping people achieve their goals. It almost sounds New Age-y, but co-founders Tony Stubblebine and Jon Crosby are serious about doing their part to change the world and support personal achievement. The founders aren’t alone. From the get-go, Lift has… Read More

  • The Betrayal of Bnter

    The Betrayal of Bnter

    We filmed this week’s Ask a VC on Tuesday, and I started out by asking Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital about the danger of venture capitalists investing in competitors. There was no ulterior motive on my part. It’s just a question I’ve seen coming up increasingly as dealmaking heats up and VCs invest across a bigger variety of company stages than ever before. And, I’d… Read More

  • Ask a VC: Bijan Sabet on Competition, MBAs, and What He’d Rather Be Doing (TCTV)

    Ask a VC: Bijan Sabet on Competition, MBAs, and What He’d Rather Be Doing (TCTV)

    It’s time for Ask a VC, and this week Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital was back. We talked about whether it’s worth it for startups to launch at a conference like DEMO or Disrupt, the decision to turn a profitable lifestyle business into a venture-backed, cash-burning startup, how entrepreneurs in other countries can find US mentors and the value of MBAs. In one of our more… Read More

  • Ask a VC: Bijan Sabet Returns to the Hot Seat. Send Your Questions Now!

    This week, I invited Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital back to Ask a VC, because it’s been a while and there were a ton of questions we didn’t get to last time. Sabet is in the middle of some of the most interesting companies on the Web today including Tumblr, Twitter and Boxee. And as you can see from his last time on the show, he’s a great guest. Last time we talked about… Read More

  • Bijan Sabet on Why He Has a Hard Time Investing in Africa…and Boston [TCTV]

    This week’s Ask a VC was with Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, a standout in the younger generation of VCs whether you are looking at his portfolio (Twitter, Tumbr, Boxee, SendMe) or talking to entrepreneurs who work with him. I asked Sabet¬†about how fundraising went for Spark Capital, which just raised its third fund, and how much that early investment in Twitter helped the process. We… Read More

  • The Top Ten VC Blogs (New And Improved)

    Every so often, venture capitalist Larry Cheng puts out a list of the top VC blogs. Previously, he ranked the blogs by how many subscribers they have on Google Reader. But now he’s changed his methodology and is ranking them by average monthly unique visitors, based on Compete data. He just came out with his new global ranking for the fourth quarter of 2009. Below are the top ten… Read More

  • Spark Capital Launches Seed Funding Program Start@Spark

    The latest venture fund to set up a separate seed financing program is Boston-based Spark Capital, a prolific investor in Internet and new media companies such as Twitter, Boxee, Tumblr, Veoh and KickApps. The initiative is dubbed Start@Spark, and is primarily geared towards startups from the Boston and New York areas. Early-stage investments will amount up to $250,000, and will not be… Read More