Showing posts with label Venture Capital. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venture Capital. Show all posts

Monday, 20 May 2013

Something Ventured

Venture capital is one of the most exciting areas of finance and investing because it deals with the starting and creation of businesses. It is the rawest form of investing and economics - putting capital to work to bring ideas into reality. These days the venture capital industry is well advanced and sophisticated, with plenty of funds playing in different areas e.g. early stage, seed capital, expansion capital, pre-IPO funding, and with specialisations e.g. in information technology or biotech, etc. The venture capital industry forms a vital part of an economy. This movie, Something Ventured, offers a unique insight into the rise of venture capital, with some notable examples. So watch and learn about "the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century" - enjoy!

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Movie Trailer - Something Ventured

Something Ventured is a documentary movie about the people who pioneered what we today call the venture capital business. These are the people who opened the gates for companies like Apple, Microsoft, Genentech, Cisco, etc. A venture capitalist needs to have the vision to see how big a company can be, the hard-nosed business acumen to figure out if the business can succeed, obviously they need capital to make it work, but they also need the connections and experience to help things on their way; and of course a venture capitalist needs to be able to take a risk, particularly when a group of entrepreneurs come along with a concept that will change everything.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Venture Capital Investing in 2011

This enterprise forum panel discussion looks at venture capital strategies in 2011, with a particular emphasis on some recent developments including a larger volume of deals and some of the more extreme valuation figures that are coming out e.g. Twitter, Zynga, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. The video is part of the week's focus on venture capital clips.

Three leading New York venture capital firms provide their strategies for 2011. Understanding venture capital firms' strategies is critical in order to obtain venture capital. Prior to the panel discussion, PricewaterhouseCooper presents a summary of the 3rd quarter 2010 MoneyTree Report. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PwC and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

Panel Moderator:
- Ben Boissevain, Managing Partner, Agile Equity

Panel Speakers:
- Steve Brotman, Managing Director, Greenhill & Co.
- Alex Ferrara, Bessemer
- John F. Frankel, Managing Partner, ff Asset Management LLC

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Venture Capital: Matt Coffin, Angel Investor

This week I'll be adding a few venture capital focused videos and documentaries. Venture capital is an important part of finance and business, from an investing perspective it offers the potential for high returns (with due risks), and from a business perspective it can help revolutionary ideas get off the ground. In this particular video Mark Suster interviews Matt Coffin - a successful entrepreneur turned angel investor. Matt shares some great insights on start-ups and venture financing, with a particular emphasis on internet ventures, very interesting and inspiring clip.

This week Mark welcomes Matt Coffin, angel investor to such huge sites as Machinima, FamilyFinds, and Rubicon Project. The two dissect and break down the modern internet business plan. For more episodes and a full schedule, visit

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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Adventure Capitalists - India

Another in the BBC Adventure Capitalists series, Theo Paphitis takes us, along with 3 aspiring business people and entrepreneurs to India. If there's one thing a global investor needs to know about, its investing and doing business in emerging markets, and this series provides some eyeopening insights. In this episode there's luxury watch manufacturer Bremont, whose stainless steel watches cost up to six thousand pounds a pop. Regenatec, a company trying to find enough green oil to sell their diesel converter kit in the biggest diesel market in the world. And Marmite, the classic British breakfast spread. Will the Indians love it or hate it? Also see the Brazil and Vietnam episodes for more insights into doing business in frontier and emerging markets.

"India" -- With Cultural ties going back centuries, India & Britain have many things in common. But is doing business one of them? Theo Paphitis travels to India to see if three intrepid British companies can succeed in one of the fastest expanding economies in the world. With cultural ties going back centuries, India and Britain have many things in common. But is doing business one of them? Or are we worlds apart?

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