Archives / February, 2009

Crash Course on Venture Capital

I’ve received some requests to see the materials from the presentation last week. Video should be arriving at a later date, but for now, here are the slides.

Hints on Executive Summaries

Sim Simeonov from Polaris Venture Partners has the best post of the day with his post titled For the MIT 100K Participants: Executives Summaries.  In it, he shares some of his thoughts on how VC’s engage with executive summaries.  Hint – they don’t cuddle up to them before they fall asleep at night.

Beers with Brad in Seattle

If you are in Seattle and interested in startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, or TechStars, Brad will be in Seattle having a party to talk about these topics.  All the details can be found here.  The date is February 25th. 

Ask the VC Live (Update) and Start Up Drinks

As previous posted, I’m presenting at the University of Colorado a 1.5 hour "crash course" lecture on the VC industry. There are two updates: 1. The program is February 24th (not 25th, as originally posted) at 5:15 at the CU law school.  You can find more information here.  2. Several folks are getting together and…

Ask the VC Live (Update) and Start Up Drinks

As previous posted, I’m presenting at the University of Colorado a 1.5 hour "crash course" lecture on the VC industry. There are two updates: 1. The program is February 24th (not 25th, as originally posted) at 5:15 at the CU law school.  You can find more information here.  2. Several folks are getting together and…

Model Seed Documents – Direct From Techstars

Today, our friends at Techstars posted their model forms of seed financing documents. Techstars worked with Brad, myself and very closely with Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP (and specifically Mike Platt) to put together a set of “Model Seed Funding Documents” that anyone can use. There are five primary documents in the set: Term Sheet Articles…

Ask The VC – Live

For those of you in the Boulder/Denver area, I’m giving a 1.5 hour "crash course" lecture on the VC industry.  The program is February 24th at 5:15 at the CU law school.  You can find more information here.  The topics will include everything from what makes VCs tick, who are our bosses, what are things…