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  • NFX Guild just showed 14 new companies to top investors in its latest demo day

    NFX Guild just showed 14 new companies to top investors in its latest demo day

    Yesterday, three-year-old, NFX Guild, a Silicon Valley-based, invite-only accelerator program that has now worked with 80 companies, hosted its newest demo day before 200 venture investors at the Computer History Museum in unfailingly sunny Mountain View, Ca. The outfit — which is backed financially by the venture firms CRV, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, and Mayfield, and that… Read More

  • Invite-only accelerator NFX takes the wraps off 21 new startups; here they are

    Invite-only accelerator NFX takes the wraps off 21 new startups; here they are

    Last week, two-year-old, NFX Guild, a Silicon Valley-based, invite-only accelerator program, hosted its newest demo day before 200 venture investors from Sand Hill Road and San Francisco. The outfit — which is backed financially by the venture firms CRV, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, and Mayfield and works only with startups that have been referred to it through a network of… Read More

  • A new way for founders to connect with the right VCs

    A new way for founders to connect with the right VCs

    A young Silicon Valley venture firm is taking the wraps off a piece of software that it says makes it a cinch for founders to figure out which VCs are worth approaching, based on stage, sector, and a variety of other factors. It’s called Signal, and it’s the first project of NFX Guild Labs, an offshoot of the venture firm and invite-only accelerator program NFX Guild, which… Read More

  • Trulia founder Pete Flint is now a VC with NFX Guild

    Trulia founder Pete Flint is now a VC with NFX Guild

    NFX Guild, a young mentorship-driven startup accelerator that was already managed by three powerhouse partners — James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss and Stan Chudnovsky — just added another impressive name to its roster: Pete Flint, the co-founder and longtime CEO of the real estate site Trulia. (You might remember that Zillow, the real estate listing site, acquired Trulia for… Read More

  • NFX Guild’s James Currier’s journey from baiting hooks to baiting big deals Crunch Network

    NFX Guild’s James Currier’s journey from baiting hooks to baiting big deals

    James Currier focuses on building businesses with network effects, and he builds those businesses by choosing the right people first. Currier started as a schoolboy entrepreneur, selling worms to fishermen at six and later selling boxer shorts in college. After starting his career in venture capital, Currier founded a series of companies and incubators that took advantage of network effects… Read More

  • Online Travel Platform KimKim Brings Back The Travel Agent

    Online Travel Platform KimKim Brings Back The Travel Agent

    Sometimes, there can be a little too much disruption. So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company last November and started his own startup, KimKim, in December. The nascent company — seed-funded with $1 million from investors, including NFX Guild — is catering to the presumably many people who no long want… Read More

  • Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do

    Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do

    Shahed Khan is a kind of VC wunderkind at the moment. At age 20, while many of his peers are either attending college or living with their parents, he’s working as an entrepreneur-in-residence with a noted team of investors at NFX Guild, a new accelerator program in San Francisco. (We’d written about it here.) Now the spotlight is on Khan to see if he can produce. Khan and… Read More

  • James Currier And Stan Chudnovsky Take The Wraps Off Their New Incubator, NFX Guild

    James Currier And Stan Chudnovsky Take The Wraps Off Their New Incubator, NFX Guild

    A new Bay Area accelerator, NFX Guild, has emerged on the scene with plans to run a three-month-long program twice a year for between 10 and 15 companies. It has a novel approach, too. For one thing, there is no publicly available application process. Startups will be referred to NFX by “scouts,” after which a select number will receive invitations into the program. The scouts… Read More