VC Nuggets of the day

  • VC Funding Season (according to Mark Suster who is focusing on early-stage technology companies) – “It is very difficult to raising venture capital between November 15 – January 7th.  It is also very hard to raise VC from July 15 – September 7th. … The VC process is almost universal in how it works across firms.  You meet an initial person from a firm – an associate, a principal or a partner.  If it’s one of the first two you’ll probably meet a single partner before coming into a full partner meeting where (by definition) all of the partners will be in attendance.” Read more…
  • “Fund raising is an ongoing process and not an event on a workplan.  You need to build a relationship with investors over a long period of time.  That is how you convince VC’s that you’re gaining “traction.” … If you wait until you’re “ready” to fund you’re too late.  Funding is about developing a relationship over time…If you wait until you’re “ready” to fund you’re too late.  Funding is about developing a relationship over time.” Read more…
  • An outline for the posts on how to raise money from VC by Mark Suster.
  • Hacker News on YCombinator. YCombinator is a new kind of venture firm specializing in funding early stage startups.
  • MASSACHUSETTS INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE
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