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IPO’s lose their luster

IPO’s lose their luster

More entrepreneurs are thinking that Sarbanes-Oxley is, in fact, for dummies. All that glitters, it seems, is not golden. In a trend not totally related to recessionary pressures, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are increasingly turning their back on the traditional brass ring of business startups, the initial public offering. Although we’ve all been saturated with [...]

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Prof. Mark Cannice on venture capital prospects

Prof. Mark Cannice on venture capital prospects

He’s the genius behind the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index. Professor Mark Cannice, the director of the University of San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship program, is probably well-known to you as the founder and primary researcher behind the quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index (if, that is, you read rags like the Wall Street Journal [...]

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A beginner’s guide to venture capital: the players

Shoestring Venture aims to be helpful to anyone and everyone starting a business, from solopreneurs operating a venture from their kitchen table to bricks-and-mortar small business owners to your standard, Sand Hill Road entrepreneur looking to score some big start-up money and create the next Twitter. Going the venture capital route is not for everyone [...]

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Blogging the Q4 2008 MoneyTree Venture Capital Report: Part One

I have spent most of this morning crunching the numbers the just released (January 24) Q4 Money Tree Report gathered by Thomson Financial and released through PriceWaterhouse Coopers and the NVCA. PriceWaterhouse doesn’t have the report up yet on the official Money Tree site, but you can download it from NVCA here. Charts can be [...]

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