Poor Ashton Kutcher. The boyish Charlie Sheen replacement‘s May-December (okay, maybe more May-late August) love with Demi Moore has gone South and now he’s reduced to soothing his chafed emotions with throwing his ersatz Tiger Blood money at European start-ups like Berlin-based Gidsy.
The ad-tech companies creating better systems to track user behavior online are flush with cash from venture capital firms, especially in New York.
“It’s a huge market and it’s growing,” says Chris Fralic, a managing partner at First Round Capital, told the Wall Street Journal. First Round is the biggest backers of this sector Read More
Tech Bubble Watch
If you’re a company with serious cash lying around and it’s not being invested in tech start-ups, you must have missed the memo.
Luxury car kingpin BMW announced a $100 million venture fund today, debuting with an investment in New York based My City Way.
My City Way is a mobile app that Read More
The crowds of investors clamoring for shares in companies at every stage of their development are no deterrent for Darren Herman of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, who announced this morning that his ad firm is creating an early-stage investment arm. He’s betting that the marketing and branding power KBS+P boasts will attract entrepreneurs.
As Read More
If The Social Network is to be believed, entrepreneurs’ personalities tend to range from the charming Justin Timberlake ne’er do well to the hyperambitious social cretin played by Jesse Eisenberg.
Fortunately for the startup-inclined, Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson relishes the chance to work with people from across the personability spectrum.
Mr. Wilson observes Read More
Most startups would be more than happy to shell out a few bucks if it meant getting a meeting with top tier VCs.
But not Jack Dorsey. When he was going around the country pitching his mobile payment platform, Square, the VCs were paying him. He explained during a recent talk at Stanford,
In a Read More
The current tech boom is not a bubble yet, according to some investors in Silicon Alley.
In an interview with Fred Wilson for TechCrunch TV, Chris Dixon asks Fred Wilson what stage he thinks the early-stage technology investment market is in.
Mr. Dixon asserts that “the fundamentals are strong.” He brings up the word “bubble” Read More
Eric Hippeau is stepping down as CEO of Huffington Post following yesterday’s mega merger with Aol. But’s he’s not wasting any time diving back into business, joining on with HuffPo founder Ken Lerer as a general partner at Lerer Ventures.
This is a return to form for Hippeau, who worked as a VC for Read More
How long can this venture capital dog and pony show last? That’s the question on the mind of IA Capital Partners’ Roger Ehrenberg, who forsees a proliferation of venture capital firms even as some of the biggest names wither and die.
He separates venture firms into three categories: Micro VC, Life-cycle VC and Growth Read More
The 10 year expiration date is coming due on a lot of venture capital funds, and many are expected to fold up shop in the next year, unable to raise fresh capital based on their shoddy returns.
Investors are increasingly interested in smaller, more agile funds, according to a piece Venture Capital Dispatch. They are seeking Read More