Tag Archives: Venture Capital

Venture math fun from Fred’s fund


Two of very interesting posts about VC fund economics are over at Fred Wilson’s joint: First “Venture Fund Economics” |  Second A challenge is that my understanding is that Union Square fund has done *much better than average* and therefore … Continue reading

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More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists


More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists from the New York Times “bits” section about technology trends.    Not only is the number of IPOs falling (zero in Q2 of 2008), but it also the number of mergers or aquisitions … Continue reading

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No VC for you! Zero IPOs in Q2 2008


The New York Times is noting that there have been no VC funded IPOs in this second quarter of 2008, which appears to be the first time that has happened since 1978. I haven’t done enough research to suggest this … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalists: Not Gangsters, but Gamblers


Thanks to a very thoughtful comment by Fools Gold in an earlier post, I’m again really wondering about the math of the VC biz.    Venture Capital for startups appears to be a game that is generally misunderstood by most as a … Continue reading

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Compete.com sale a champagne moment? Not at ~8% per year return it’s not.


Update:  Silicon Valley Insider is reporting that there is an additional 75MM in the deal as an “earnout” over the next several years.   That may make this deal sweeter than it appears at first. At first glance you’d think the sale … Continue reading

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Venture Capital: Fred rules but his 3x rule is too optimistic! ?


Fred Wilson’s got a fascinating post about his history of investments over at Union Square Ventures.   Of course he’s got every reason to post his results, which appear to be exceptional although he has left out a key factor in his little analysis, … Continue reading

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Fred Wilson at 30,000 feet – brilliant!


What a GREAT blog post from Fred Wilson as he flew to Portland!  He rapid fires 30 things including his thoughts on the bubble 2.0  (maybe about to pop, maybe not), and most importantly offers up this billion dollar company idea: … Continue reading

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