Posts filed under “Venture Capital”

Mark Cuban’s Dozen Rules for Startups

I found this today while researching materials for a related project, and I thought it was pretty interesting:

 

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Source: Entrepreneur

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital

Private Equity: The Numbers

Barron’s notes that Q3 2014 has been good to Private Equity firms: $50 billion: U.S. private-equity fund raising in the second quarter, a near doubling from the first quarter -3%: sequential decline in total equity financing for U.S. leveraged buyouts $440 billion: callable capital reserves, or “dry powder,” rose to this level sequentially -21%: decrease…Read More

Category: Venture Capital

The Billion-Dollar Startup Club

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Valuation, Venture Capital

Internet Hall of Fame

World Startup Report research on the biggest Internet companies across 50 countries. The insights that will make you look outside Silicon Valley and the US. Things to Know about the World of Internet Companies Internet Hall of Fame: Things to Know about the World of Internet Companies from World Startup Report

Category: Technology, Think Tank, Venture Capital

Underinvested in US Equities, Overinvested in Hedge Funds

Last summer in Boston, the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security held its annual meeting at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Trustees and representatives of various state pension funds listened to explanations about the challenges facing endowments and pension funds. The conference is an attempt to explain why so many state pensions are underfunded and underperforming. The…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Venture Capital

Uber

“Why Uber just might be worth it at $18 billion‘ It’s all anybody talks about, other than Airbnb. This exalted status used to be occupied by music. How did this happen? Interestingly, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s majordomo, used to be in the file-trading business, with a company called Scour, you know how that turned out, the…Read More

Category: Music, Venture Capital, Weekend

Private Equity

Once upon a time you wanted to be a musician. You saw the Beatles on “Ed Sullivan,” heard the catchy tunes, saw the screaming girls, and said…I WANT TO DO THAT! No longer. No one’s got tunes that catchy, hell, do you really want to be Pharrell singing “Happy”? And the lifestyle of musicians pales…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Venture Capital

Start Up Idea: Disneyland (Prospectus)

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Source: boingboing

 

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Category: Digital Media, Travel, Venture Capital

Spreading Sunshine in Private Equity

Spreading Sunshine in Private Equity Andrew J. Bowden, Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Private Equity International (PEI), Private Fund Compliance Forum 2014 New York, NY May 6, 2014   Andrew J. Bowden is the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Director of Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and will lead its National Exam…Read More

Category: Regulation, Think Tank, Venture Capital

How Entrepreneurs Should Manage Their Time

How Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Time from Shane Barker by Shane Barker on Apr 22, 2014

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Venture Capital