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How Institutional Limited Partners Can Avoid Limited Returns

How Institutional Limited Partners Can Avoid Limited Returns

Having spoken with many limited partners, it is clear that there is a lack of access to the research out there that compares return generation from different venture classes and, in particular, compares angel returns with those of venture funds. I finally have had the time to collate the research we have found, and am happy to share it. This post is quite technical, but the bottom line is simple: angel-stage funds outperform.

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Crowdfunding: A Perfect Time To Practice Customer Service

Crowdfunding: A Perfect Time To Practice Customer Service

In October, our team at InteraXon was thrilled to launch an IndieGoGo campaign for our new headband Muse. Muse is a flexible 4-sensor brainwave sensing headband that will allow you to do more with your mind than ever thought possible. Along with Muse, we've built useful applications and personalized exercises ...

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Why Moveline Chose ffVC to Lead Our Round

Why Moveline Chose ffVC to Lead Our Round

It was my pleasure today to announce that Moveline raised a $1.5M investment round, led by ffVC. As part of the investment, we are excited to add John Frankel to our board of directors. When Kelly and I founded Moveline last December, we were very realistic about the scope of ...

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NY Tech Volunteers Needed - Help Out!

NY Tech Volunteers Needed - Help Out!

Hurricane Sandy has done some significantly damage in NYC, and ff Venture Capital is looking for ways to help out. New York has been an encouraging home for many tech start-ups. Lets give back to the City that helped us grow. We currently have extra desks in our midtown office, ...

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A call to Women CEOs: Participate!

A call to Women CEOs: Participate!

As the CEO of a 3 1/2; year-old startup and the mother of a tween daughter, free time is something I only dream about. But aside from running VolunteerSpot and juggling family, I have a third responsibility: helping women see that there's a place for them in the startup world. ...

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Nigerian Foundation Teaches Kids Through the Power of GameSalad

Nigerian Foundation Teaches Kids Through the Power of GameSalad

One of GameSalad's strengths is its unparalleled ease of use. This has proven to be a tremendous asset in the classroom for teachers and students alike as classes adopt and utilize GameSalad as part of their curriculum. It has also sparked many learning initiatives by organizations and foundations the world ...

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Muse – See how your brain is performing in real time!

Muse – See how your brain is performing in real time!

InteraXon, a leader in thought controlled computing and ffVC portfolio company, launched an Indiegogo campaign on October 20 to support production of Muse, a multi-sensor brainwave measuring headband. For the last year, InteraXon has been deep in development of Muse, which will allow users to see how their ...

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ffVC invests in AppyCouple

ffVC invests in AppyCouple

ffVC is excited to announce its investment in Appy Life, a technologically-enabled and fashion-oriented company with some big ideas. Appy Life's first product, Appy Couple, is currently in Beta. Appy Couple allows future brides and grooms to plan and coordinate their wedding-from start to finish-through a simple and stylish app. ...

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ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

ff Silver Off to a Great Start with ThinkNear Acquisition

Eli Portnoy founded ThinkNear. ffVC portfolio company ThinkNear has been acquired by Telenav, a leading provider of mobile location-based services, for $22.5 million ($18.5 million in cash and $4 million in restricted stock and assumed options). Telenav specializes in personalized navigation, and will be launching "Scout Advertising" with the ThinkNear ...

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What’s a Good Conversion rate for a consumer web-site?

What’s a Good Conversion rate for a consumer web-site?

Contrbuted by Alan Samuels, CEO of Clearpath Conversion rates are one of the most popular ways to evaluate the marketing success of any company. But what is a good conversion rate? Is there an absolute benchmark? In traditional retail stores, conversion rates are calculated with a simple formula: the ...

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