I spoke at Womensphere a few weeks ago, a conference centered around empowering women and girls. I discussed my family’s approach to raising entrepreneurial kids, and some parallels to ffVC’s approach to supporting our portfolio entrepreneurs.
This week, one of our employees shared a story with us to which we thought everyone could relate. Here is his tale:
As a Southerner, the Fall and Winter seasons in New York City are a little difficult for me to get through each year. Now that November is officially here, and we’ll be seeing much less of the sun, I want to share some of the things that get me through those chilly afternoons and evenings.
I periodically serve as a judge at pitch events for companies raising funding. I assess each company against ffVC's standard criteria for investing.
I have been spearheading the ff Venture Capital social media channels for a couple of years, and have learned many Do's and Don'ts that I want to share...
Everyone wants more users, yeah? So why do we limit ourselves to English speakers? Presumably because expanding to non-English markets is difficult, time-consuming,and therefore expensive. While that is very true when you consider a full-scale solution involving language, culture, writing conventions and regulatory compliance, we can start small in true Lean fashion.
It is a new era, and venture capital is at a crossroads. The old way of doing business is being challenged, and no more so than on the investing and fundraising sides. Over the next five years, the entire industry will be transformed, and everyone in the ecosystem will be affected. Some will lead, some will follow and some will fall by the wayside.
Last night, ff Venture Capital celebrated our 5th Anniversary.
The weather has started to get cooler, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks. It can only mean one thing....autumn is upon us.
Here at ffVC, our team is excited for the Fall season for a number of reasons:
A few weeks ago, I had my first-ever opportunity to visit the Miami startup ecosystem. I was visiting as part of Terrapinn Private Equity World, a leading private equity conference for the Latin American technology community. You might assume the event took place in Sao Paolo or Mexico City, but no, it was in Miami, and will be again in 2014.