Top of Mind: Successful Entrepreneur Says Good Riddance to VC

By Staff Report — 13 years ago

“It’s better to give than to receive” is not a mantra often spoken by CEOs. But Harry Gruber not only says it, he lives by it. Gruber is CEO of Kintera Inc. (Nasdaq: KNTA), a company he co-founded in 2000. Kintera makes money for nonprofits, providing software and services to help organizations raise billions of […]

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VCJ Editor: Time To Rethink PEIGG Proposals –

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

While VCs were away on summer vacation, the Securities & Exchange Commission was hard at work drafting rules to regulate hedge funds-and mulling the possibility of doing the same for private equity funds. VCs had better get up to speed fast. The comment period for the proposed regs ends on Sept. 15. Paul Atkins, an […]

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From the Editor: Election Matters –

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

Some say that business publications have no business writing about politics. They say it’s too emotional, or that it’s not relevant to business. I’ll grant you that the former is true and gives me pause. But the latter couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no getting around the fact that the laws and […]

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Top of Mind: Taylor Scanlon

By Staff Report — 13 years ago

Who better to give venture capitalists an informed perspective about their industry than someone who’s been through the fund-raising ringer and has come out in one piece? We sat down with serial entrepreneur Taylor Scanlon, CEO of Pintail Technologies, to get his perspective on the current fund-raising environment and the various issues facing VCs and […]

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Editor’s Letter: Your Turn

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

I want to turn the tables this month. Rather than share my opinions with you, I’d like you to share yours with me. I’m especially interested in your feedback on our cover stories. Loyal readers will recall that we tackled the topic of succession planning just about one year earlier. With so many folks going […]

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People Page: Bono Wants To Rock Sand Hill Road

By Staff Report — 13 years ago

Scouting for LPs at 30,000 Feet Like the main character in the new Tom Hanks movie, The Terminal, Joseph Tzeng spends a lot of down time in airport lobbies. But he knows how to put his flying time to good use. Tzeng, managing director and co-founder of Crystal Ventures, has been flying a lot between […]

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VCJ Editor: Clip and Send –

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

You can always count on the government to be a day late and a dollar short. Such is the case with decisions by the states of Colorado and Michigan to protect private equity data. It is laudable that the states took action, but why did they have to wait so long? Venture capitalists couldn’t have […]

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VCJ Editor: Still Standing? Then Take a Bow –

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

For those of you left standing, congratulations. It has been a hard-fought battle. And it’s not going to get any easier, but you know that, and that’s why you deserve a pat on the back. Finally, after a long dry spell, you’re starting to see the exits you worked so hard for (see “Funds Start […]

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From the Editor: A Look Back –

By Lawrence Aragon — 13 years ago

Year in review in February? Let me explain. We considered doing a special section in the December issue just like all the newsstand magazines. But we decided against it because we didn’t have final year-end fund-raising and disbursement numbers from Venture Economics. Those figures weren’t available until Jan. 23. Knowing that the vast majority of […]

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Q&A With Jim Breyer: A Look Ahead –

By Lawrence Aragon — 14 years ago

<img height=”150″ src=”/vcj/images/Febcover.jpg” width=”120″ align=”right” border=”0″>Walking through the crisp offices of Accel Partners, it would be easy to confuse Managing Partner Jim Breyer with a college intern. The 41-year-old seems to have inherited the Dick Clark gene, but the boyish-looking venture capitalist has compiled a track record that is nothing short of astonishing: He’s created […]

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Q&A with John Delaney and Jay Rand –

By Lawrence Aragon — 14 years ago

John Delaney and Jay Rand aren’t venture capitalists, but both are keenly aware of the issues facing VCs today. They are attorneys, and, lately, VCs have been spending a lot more time sitting across the table from legal counsel-whether it’s because of a potential clawback, the threat of having their private equity data made public […]

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VCJ Q&A with Art Marks –

By Lawrence Aragon — 15 years ago

Art Marks, who retired from New Enterprise Associates in June 2001, came out of self-imposed stealth mode in April to announce that he had joined forces with two other industry vets to start a new venture firm – Valhalla Partners. Marks, 57, has been thinking about the effort for months and even went so far […]

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VCJ Interview: Paul Gompers –

By Venture Capital Journal — 15 years ago

Paul Gompers specializes in research on financial issues related to venture capital and private equity funds. This month, the Harvard Business School Press will publish his new book, entitled The Money of Innovation. The book was co-authored by fellow HBS professor Josh Lerner. The past few years have seen an onslaught of books relating to […]

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