Background information: Accel Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm. It invests in many industries such as Computing, Consumer Internet, and Energy (here are some other industries [https://web.archive.org/web/20090424070339/http://www.accel.com/company/sector.php?sector_view=124000] ). Incredibly, Accel has invested in
Startable shared a neat and simple framework on how to make a great business plan pitch. It gives tips on how to write and organize a business plan. It shows what marketing data VCs are looking for in the business plan. [https://web.archive.org/web/20091223013409/http://www.gdstarrating.
This is the fourth installment of my series on How a VC Firm Makes Money. In my last post, I promised to explain the four “exiting events” a VC Firm may use to turn their investment in a company into money: 1. IPO Initial public offering (IPO) is the act
News about series funding or staged investments from venture capitalists This is the third post in my series on How a Venture Capitalist Firm makes money. Part one, two, and four, are also available. I’m going to explain why venture capital firms invest in stages rather thanin a one-time
I’ll show you how to estimate the percentage of equity that Greylock had after investing $27.5 million in Facebook. $27.5 million is Y% of the post-money valuation. Here’s the post-money valuation of Greylock’s shares in Facebook: “Venture capital funding provided by Greylock Partners and other
Associations, Networking, and Groups The National Venture Capital Association [https://web.archive.org/web/20090427015730/http://www.nvca.org/] (NVCA), comprised of more than 450 member firms, is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry. The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association [https:
Here’s an interesting introductory deck about venture capital. If you are interested in the basics of VC, this is a good starting point. It also has a more “equational” view of the venture capital method. Intro to Finance & Valuation [https://web.archive.org/web/20090415025055/http://www.buec.udel.