Question: I was deVCeed. My VC just one day said that he does not want to do it anymore and wants me to pay back investment that they made. That’s it? Our Take: Ouch. Something here isn’t right; start up investments are not like banks. We can’t invest in you one day, get tired and […]
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Question: With the private equity and hedge funds raising record funds where does that leave venture capital? What are your thoughts on the future of the industry? Our Take: Right now, we’d say that PE and Hedge Funds raising money is not having a material effect on the VC industry. There certainly has been a […]
Question: I have heard many times that VCs won’t sign NDAs. When I ask why this is, I’m told that reputable VCs won’t share my ideas with others and/or that my ideas aren’t so special or revolutionary that they would be stolen. In the real world, VCs talk, they look at many deals, they network, […]
Question: Are you aware of any companies or sites that are applying a Web 2.0 approach to Venture Capital? I am envisioning some kind of online war-room with a structured system for inputting data, an RSS feed, an auction type method for VCs to bid on projects, etc. Our Take: While technology VCs make their […]
From time to time people ask us where to find a good dictionary to explain some / all of the terms that we use on this blog. While not perfect, after some research, we recommend this dictionary.
Question: Have you heard of cases where companies buy back shares from a VC, much like buying back shares from a founder? Our Take: Yes, but the situations usually aren’t pretty. If the company has the cash to buy back shares from the VCs (at their cost or above), then the company is doing well […]