Great Posts

Entrepreneurs Thoughts On VCs And Angels

VCs can be real dolts (I know – I’m a VC – and I’m periodically a total knuckhead). Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe has an outstanding article up on Boston.com titled Entrepreneurs talk back: Straight-up feedback and advice for VCs and angels. In it, he has some choice feedback from entrepreneurs to VCs and…

Is An Inside Round Good or Bad?

Bijan Sabet has today’s Great VC Post titled The Inside Round.  In it, he talks about the pros and cons of an inside round which he defines as: “There are times where a follow on financing does not include a new VC firm. The new round is financed by the current investors. This is known…

A VC on Pitching VC’s

Today’s great blog post – titled A VC’s Advice On How To Pitch VCs – is from Raj Kapoor at Mayfield Fund and is guest posted on TechCrunch.

Thoughtful Analysis on the Dynamics of the VC Industry

I tend to stay out of the “VC is dead, long live the VC Industry” discussion but I couldn’t avoid Bill Gurley’s fantastic post titled What Is Really Happening To The Venture Capital Industry?  All I can say to this post is “what Bill said.”

How to Run a Great Board Meeting

Today, the great post is by my partner Brad.  He has a great post on how to run a great board meeting.  Should be required reading in my opinion.

Ruminations On Whether Seattle VC’s Suck

Today’s post of the day is from Andy Sack titled Do Seattle VCs suck?  In it, Andy states: “Moreover, I wanted to explore the question: Do Seattle venture capitalist suck as much as their public opinion suggests?  In a nutshell, the local venture community is getting a bad rap. However, it’s also easy to understand…

How To Cold Call A VC

Mark Suster of GRP Partners in LA continues to crank out great posts, including today’s titled Getting Access to the Old Boys’ Club (how to approach a VC).  I like investing in LA (we’ve got three investments there – Oblong, Topspin, and Memeo) and I’ve got a long term evil plan for the city.  In…

Betting on A Big Wave

Mark Suster of GRP Partners is blogging like a fiend and has the best VC post of the day titled Sorry Guys – It’s the Size of the Wave, Not the Motion of the Ocean.  Entrepreneurs – wander over and take a look.  Plus, he’s got some title alliteration.

When Failure Is An Option

Today’s great post is from David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners and is titled Israeli Venture Keynote: When Failure Is An Option.  Embedded is his keynote presentation from last week at the Israeli Venture Association Annual Conference.  While David focused on lessons for venture capital in Israel, they apply broadly to venture capital anywhere in…