Perspectives on entrepreneurship, startups and venture capital from K9 Ventures.

Archives: January 2009

70% drop in venture fundraising?

VentureBeat just blogged about some new statistics published by Thomson Reuters and the NVCA in this post: Venture fundraising: Going, going, gone?. Here is the most damning/shocking excerpt from this post: Venture capital funds raised only $3.4 billion in the last three months of 2008, according to new data from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. Unsurprisingly, this is a big drop […]

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VentureBeat: FAS 157 is stupid

Jason Mendelson, co-founder and managing director of Foundry Group has a brilliant (brilliant in the sense that I agree with it 100%) guest post on VentureBeat: FAS 157 is stupid. It is a must-read post in which he discusses the new accounting rules (FAS 157) in effect regarding valuation of portfolio companies in the venture industry. Jason makes the […]

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Thoughts about “The Coming Venture Capital Boom”

There will be another boom in Venture Capital — it will just be after we get through the current environment and hopefully change for the better.

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