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A new report published by OpenView Venture Partners examines the tools and techniques that VCs are using to build their brands via social media.
When Facebook goes public as expected this spring, a casual observer might assume that Facebook alums will begin investing in startups. That person would be wrong, says one former insider with deep ties to the company.
Recently, New York magazine featured Feross Aboukhadijeh in a piece titled “Bubble Boys.” Aboukhadijeh is a Sacramento-born, 20-year-old computer science student at Stanford who has been characterized as among the school’s most heavily recruited students by a course adviser. The piece suggested he may ultimately be among those geeks to succeed the Mark Zuckerbergs of the [...]
Ashton Kutcher, Jimmy Fallon, and that Annoying Brunette from Glee: Go ahead, you try and pick three people out of Hollywood more likely to wind up in the title roles for this eventual movie
E-Memoriam: Robert H. Lessin passes away
Lay the Points, They’ll Lay Off: The most likely companies to lay someone off this year
Ready to Rumble: UK forces finally break out the heavy artillery to quell rioting
Back in Business: Fresh off his failure to carpetbag his way into office on behalf of the people of New York state, Harold Ford instead opts to become a senior client manager for Morgan Stanley
Speaking Of: Wanna-be politicians, you, too, can play legislator for a day and try and budget-trim our way back to fiscal sanity
Not Just PE: A Quora member poses an uncomfortable question about women and seniority at VC firms
Benchmark Capital, the Sand Hill Road firm that has enjoyed a succession of exits since its 1995 founding — including eBay, Juniper Networks, Red Hat, and, more recently, OpenTable — has closed on $425 million for its seventh fund, according to a source familiar with the fund. (UPDATE: General Partners Bob Kagle, who led Benchmark’s [...]
For a brief period on Friday afternoon, Quora, the Benchmark-backed question-and-answer site, went down, and the digerati lit up with Twittersphere with questions about when the service would be reinstated. The answer, it turned out, was quickly.
Still, given Silicon Valley’s love of Quora, it’s unsurprising that one of its most popular question-and-answer threads in recent weeks has centered on: What do people think of AngelList?
Turns out the list, created by the “advice site” for entrepreneurs, VentureHacks, is considered indispensable, according to the 55 people who’d responded to the question as of this afternoon, many of them well-known investors like Dave McClure and Jon Callaghan of True Ventures.
It’s not surprising, given that the directory of more than 100 angels includes many of their likes, dislikes, and how best to reach out to them — information the investors provide in return for exclusive information about startups that have been vetted by VentureHacks itself. The feedback is worth reading all the same.
Because it’s so extensive, I’m publishing just the first five answers from respondents, but take a look at the original thread if you have time.
(Reuters) – As Wall Street eagerly awaits signs that Internet sensation Facebook will offer shares to the public, the venture capitalists that prowl California’s Silicon Valley are keeping close tabs on another hot commodity: the employees leaving Facebook. A handful of start-up companies founded by Facebook alumni are attracting attention and generating a good amount [...]