Q3 Venture Capital Report – “July Sees Biggest Month for VC Since the Dot Com Days”

Are we in a bubble or not is still a question many tech journalist are debating and investors are risking millions hoping we're not to receive a significant amount of return on their investment. Only time will tell but we have data providing some insights that 2012 is peaking close to the venture capital market of the 2000s also known as the "dot com days".

CB insights which provides tools for those engaged in private equity, venture capital, corporate development, investment banking, corporate innovation & strategy, angel investment and consulting provides recently posted their [...]

The Struggle is where greatness comes from – Post Accelerator, Rejection and Venture Capital

Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem
Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams
I use it as my gas, so they say that I'm gassed
But without it I'd be last, so I ought to laugh
-Kanye West, Last Call

Post Accelerator Motivation
Its Monday, October 22nd, 2012 and I am feeling motivated and encouraged. I’m pursuing my entrepreneurship goals fresh out of YCombinator Startup School this past weekend. I had this same feeling earlier this year after attending my first TED conference in Long Beach. Now starting to hit my stride in San Francisco after spending a few [...]

The 2012 Angel Investment Report – #infographic

Today I'm attending the first Bay Area Pipeline Fellowship Conference. The Pipeline Fellowship Conference is an all-day event on angel investing open to the public. Speakers include serial entrepreneurs, experienced angel investors, and VCs.

The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat.

The Future of Mobile News – #infographic

Among the detailed findings of the study:

  • The advent of the new lower-priced tablets in late 2011 brought in a new crop of tablet owners. Now, just over half, 52%, of tablet owners report owning an iPad, compared with 81% a year ago. Nearly half, 48%, now own an Android-based device; about half of them, 21%, Kindle Fires. iPad owners, however, stand out from Android owners: they use their tablet more often in general and more often for news. Android users are more likely to use social networks and follow news that comes from friends and family.

 

  • Rather than replacing old [...]