Venture Capitalists

  • Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

    Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

    Editor’s note: David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York.. Lots of venture capitalists claim to add value to the companies in which they invest. But how do they do it?  And does it really produce better returns for their investors? We recently wrapped up a study on best practices of venture… Read More

  • Riding On The Wings Of Angels, VCs Avoid The So-Called Series A Crunch

    Riding On The Wings Of Angels, VCs Avoid The So-Called Series A Crunch

    Editor's note: Erik Rannala is co-founder and managing partner of MuckerLab. Much has been written about the Series A crunch that is facing entrepreneurs and their investors. Those who believe the crunch is upon us contend that a significant number of seed-funded startups will not be able to raise follow-on financing. A cursory review of the data reported recently by CB Insights would seem… Read More

  • How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur

    How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur

    At a very fundamental level, the venture capital business is being reshaped. Speaking to a crowd at the Grind work space in New York last week, Fred Wilson addressed this ongoing shift, saying, "there’s two times as much capital in the venture capital business today than we, the professional investors who make up the venture business, can actually put to work intelligently." Bad for VCs, Wilson… Read More