Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, says guest columnist David Drake, founder of PE firm LDJ Capital.
It’s no surprise to anyone who follows the industry that founders are often elbowed aside. Sometimes, they’re ousted because a startup isn’t performing. Sometimes, investors think a new CEO could do better. Lesser known is that CEOs are sometimes shown the door because a startup’s senior managers threaten to hightail it otherwise.
After launching Under the Radar and the Grow Conference and working with countless startups, Debbie Landa says that innovation is there in plain sight…if you’re looking for it.
Silicon Valley venture capitalists tempered their enthusiasm for investing in the first quarter, though only modestly, as software and Internet startups continued to spark spirited check writing, according to a study from Fenwick & West.
This Thursday morning read all about the most popular biotech and VC myths; a Euro mezz fund’s first close and find out the six things every CIO should know.
Bain Capital is getting some of its money back on Air Medical Group Holdings.
The two East Coast venture firms have been posting stellar returns, boosted in large part by investments they’ve made together. The latest case in point? Tumblr, first backed when it was a two-person operation.
Develop the right product at the right time for the right market and, when you do, the outcome is more predictable than you might imagine, says Andy von Bechtolsheim, the Silicon Valley sage who co-founded Sun Microsystems and famously invested early in Google.
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Today, First Read brings you links to some of the top jobs in tech, a VC deals round-up, what kids really like and reveals the cars with the most safety complaints.