Georgia Tech Flashpoint Accelerator Demo Day, June 11, 2014

Georgia Tech Flashpoint Accelerator Demo Day, June 11, 2014

For the third year in a row, ffVC is co-sponsoring the New York Demo Day for Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator. Great companies like Ionic Security, one of our portfolio companies, have come through Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator.

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Convertible Note or Equity?  Practicing Law Institute Webinar

Convertible Note or Equity? Practicing Law Institute Webinar

The Practising Law Institute hosted Dror Futter of SorinRand and me for a webinar last week on “Before Series A – Convertible Note and Series Seed Funding for Startups”...

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ffMassive 2014: The Recap

ffMassive 2014: The Recap

A few weeks ago, the ffVC team traveled to Austin, Texas for SXSW, to take part in the festivities and to host ff MASSIVE, a 2.5 day event that highlighted the amazing companies in our portfolio. Over 5,000 people came to ff MASSIVE this year, and we are so thrilled with the positive response from all of the guests!

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It's Tax Day!

It's Tax Day!

It's Tax Day around the country, and April is usually the month where we think about our accountants the most. However, here at ff Venture Capital, we are thinking about taxes and accounting 24/7, especially when it involves our portfolio companies. After all, we have a team of close to 10 people within ffVC who work with our portfolio companies on their accounting and finance needs throughout the year.

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The Klout Story

The Klout Story

In November 2009, I met a young man named Joe Fernandez. A good friend of mine, Michael Yavonditte, told me Joe was working on something intriguing and that I had to meet him. Joe came to ff Venture Capital with the idea for a business that would measure and quantify...

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SXSW Push-up Competition for Charity, Sunday 1-2pm in Austin TX

SXSW Push-up Competition for Charity, Sunday 1-2pm in Austin TX

Michael Gold challenged Jeff Pulver and me to a pushup contest for charity on stage at SXSW. This rapidly escalated to a full-fledged Indiegogo campaign.

So: Come challenge Ryan Armbrust, me, and some other team members Sunday 1-2pm at the ff MASSIVE pavilion, Empire Control Room & Garage (606 E 7th St, Austin, TX) Sunday, March 9...

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Meet People At SXSW ... While Working Out And Losing Weight

Meet People At SXSW ... While Working Out And Losing Weight

South by Southwest (SXSW) is famous for a jam-packed schedule, infinite free food & drink, minimal sleep, and radical overstimulation. It’s easy to go into sensory overload. That’s not a a great outcome for people who leave the festivities, barely feeling alive. So before attending for my first time (finally!), I had to find a solution to keep my training routine on track....

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 ffVC is going to SXSW and it's going to be Massive!

ffVC is going to SXSW and it's going to be Massive!

This year, we are once again hosting ff MASSIVE - and it's going to be spectacular.

We will be starting the festivities with a kick-off Party on Friday, March 7th at Empire Automotive on 7th and Red River, and will continue the fun though Saturday and Sunday with all kinds of events, parties and more...

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 Where are the Deals? How VCs Identify the Next Generation of Startups

Where are the Deals? How VCs Identify the Next Generation of Startups

You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to raise capital from venture capitalists. However, as a VC fund, we have the opposite problem: how do we find companies in which to invest?

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ffVC's 2014 Promotions

ffVC's 2014 Promotions

We are pleased to share that three members of the ff Venture Capital team have been promoted this year:

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