How to start a new Venture Capital Fund with Acquired.FM | E1258

00:00 Intro Ben & David from Acquired00:56 David’s new fund Kindergarten Ventures fund14:45 The costs of operating a fund & how David is doing it18:49 Why LPs care about pro-rata25:29 The scale of Jason’s syndicate & value VCs bring30:17 Jason’s preemptive pro-rata strategy (Sequoia does this too)35:50 The podcast strategy39:23 Why All-In works43:15 Jason’s investing … Continue reading How to start a new Venture Capital Fund with Acquired.FM | E1258

How to become an analyst at a venture capital firm (hint: apply now)

We’re looking for an analyst to work at LAUNCH to help us sort through the dozens of applications that come in a day for Founder.University, LAUNCH Accelerator, Jason’s Syndicate and our events (SCALE, LAUNCH Festival, Angel Summit). The analyst position a venture firm is considered the best way to break into investing, but that’s not … Continue reading How to become an analyst at a venture capital firm (hint: apply now)

WARNING: Venture Capital is for founders who want to grow fast (duh)

Once again, the press is here to remind poor, unsuspecting founders that venture capital can — GASP! — result in your startup trying to grow too fast. From today’s New York Times comes the link-baiting title: “More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost:” The V.C. business model, on which much of … Continue reading WARNING: Venture Capital is for founders who want to grow fast (duh)

This Week in Venture Capital, Wednesday's at 2pm Pacific http://bit.ly/a5u4Su http://bit.ly/twivcpodcast

We’re starting a new weekly show called This Week in Venture Capital. Website: http://thisweekin.com/this-week-in-venture-capital/ iTunes: http://bit.ly/a5u4Su Twitter: http://twitter.com/twivc

is a scam in your mind? National Venture Capital & Growth Investment Forum #oaf

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Real entrepreneurs don’t raise venture capital.

Jason Calacanis

according to VentureWire Sequoia Capital commands 2.5% management fee and 30% carry. Impressive, well earned.

Sequoia Targets More Than $1B For Fund With New Structurewww.venturewire.com Sequoia Capital is in the market for a massive new fund that will emphasize China and bring several investment strategies under one umbrella instead of dividing them between separate funds, according to investors familiar with the situation. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm aims to raise … Continue reading according to VentureWire Sequoia Capital commands 2.5% management fee and 30% carry. Impressive, well earned.

The 4 Metrics that Matter in VC with Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures | E1268

MOIC (multiple on invested capital) aka gross returns TVPI (total value to paid in) DPI (distribution to paid-in) cash-in cash-out IRR (internal rate of return)

startups: please boycott 2009 New York Venture Summit

Another scam…. be one of the top 50 innovators… if you pay $1,500!!! what a scam! please boycott pay for play forums! best j ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM Subject: Fwd: VC Funding To: Forwarded conversation Subject: VC Funding ———————— From: Adam Negnewitzky Date: Are you actively … Continue reading startups: please boycott 2009 New York Venture Summit