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Sep 28, 2004

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» Thoughts on picking your VC from BeyondVC
Jeff Nolan has a comprehensive post on choosing your VC. I totally agree with Jeff's view that not only should entrepreneurs do their diligence when choosing a VC to invest in their company, but VCs should also do reference checks [Read More]

» Who is your VC? from Feld Thoughts
Jeff Nolan from SAP Ventures has an excellent post titled Pick Your VC Carefully. This is a must read post for anyone that has either taken or is considering taking venture capital money. I've co-invested with a wide range of VC's in all of the categor... [Read More]

» Picking Your VC's from Barry Talks!
Jeff Nolan, of SAP Ventures, has a great article on how to pick your VC's -- lots of good insights. [Read More]

» 31 FLAVORS OF VCs from Ven's Diagram
Jeff Nolan talks about something that budding entrepreneurs just don't seem to be aware of. VCs come in a lot of flavors and modus operandi. Can't blame the entrepreneurs, most are happy to take money where ever they can find [Read More]

» Picking Your VC Carefully, from an entreprenuer's point of view from line of site
an off-topic post on raising Venture Capital - Jeff Nolan at SAP Ventures has put together a good post on picking your VC carefully which makes some good points on how entreprenuers should be careful in selecting who they get... [Read More]

» Accelerating returns and how to pick a VC from Flow Of Time
Steve Jurvetson in J-Curve describes the next drastic innovation after Moore's law is totally consumed in the current silicon based... [Read More]

» Pick Your VC Carefully from turker.out.println
I am not an entrepreneur but Jeff Nolan's post titled "Pick Your VC Carefully" is very good. [Read More]

» Picking Your Venture Capitalist from Venturpreneur by Gordon Smith
Jeff Nolan has the tips. This is very interesting to me, as my first venture capital article discussed the ploblems faced by entrepreneurs in controlling opportunistic VCs. Picking the right VC is relevant to this problem, as VCs with a... [Read More]

» Watch out for dirtball VC's! from ::: bisonium.com :::

Pick Your VC Carefully Jeff Nolan has a great article on wisely picking your VC's on your next venture. Great info and useful insight for anyone with an interest in being an entrepreneur. If only I could actually get one of these VC's to invest i... [Read More]

» Pick Your VC Carefully... If You Have Can from Software Only
Jeff, from SAP Ventures, has recently written an interesting post: Pick Your VC Carefully. A number of BlogoVCs have made reference and added interesting comments to it (Ed, Brad, Fred, Marc). I would tend to agree with most of Jeff's [Read More]

» Finding the Right VC from NW Venture Voice
Jeff Nolan recently wrote a widely-linked post on "Picking Your VC" which brought up some very good points about the importance of the entrepreneur/VC relationship. He describes how it's not just about picking the best-known, name-brand general partner... [Read More]

» finding the right VC from TJ's Weblog
Jeff has a new article with great insights into why you should carefully choose your VC and why social competence is an imperative for a successful partnership. There are several kinds of investors in the private equity world. The obvious... [Read More]

» finding the right VC from TJ's Weblog
Jeff has a new article with great insights into why you should carefully choose your VC and why social competence is an imperative for a successful partnership. There are several kinds of investors in the private equity world. The obvious... [Read More]

Comments

Charlie O'Donnell

Excellent comments, Jeff. At some point, the GM pension fund's private equity group (where I work) is going to do a qualitative study about GP's value adds... doing a lot of reference calls to understand, in big winners, where the value was created and what various VC's brought to the table. Its not meant to find the best VCs, but more to understand what you can actually count on VCs to bring to the table, in the hope that understanding that will make us a better investor in funds. Given your interest in thinking about this sort of thing, it would be great to have your participation when we start working on it. I'll keep you posted.

jeff

this is interesting, I would look forward to the opportunity to participate.

Marvin

It is both painful and compelling to read your post. You remind me of the gap between that which I knew to do, and that which I did. It is my sincere hope that more executives at start-ups are reading and acting on the insight you, and a few other VC bloggers, offer. Thanks.

Moses Johnson

Hi,

I have been approached by some clients of mine with deep pockets looking to spend a very large monthly fee to me for distribution of their software bundled in with my popular browsers and instant messenger products. The clients I am speaking of are large online advertisers who are struggling with finding methods of distribution. Most of these firms have large cash reserves of more than 40 million dollars. If I can expand my custom software and OEM services to include distribution, these clients are willing to spend $20,000-$40,000 or more per month and each has put that in writting. That 20,000 to 40,000 would earn them 35,000 to 75,000 in revenue. I need advice on how to position myself to choose the right VC. I recieved an offer from SoftBank to see my business plan but I want to make sure I'm moving in the right direction. Obviously more detailes are required from me but I would like to get any comments you might have and possibly have you contact me with advice. Thanks!

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