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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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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Pioneering a New Frontier for Venture Capital

Pioneering a New Frontier for Venture Capital

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.

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Search is Changing: Bing’s Klout Experts Program

Search is Changing: Bing’s Klout Experts Program

I have to say: I am thoroughly excited that Search just became interesting again.

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Convertibles: great cars, bad vehicles

Convertibles: great cars, bad vehicles

Convertible notes (converts, convertibles) are a popular, but poor vehicle for the first investment round for a company. Many disagree. From an investor’s point of view, however, convertible notes rarely make sense, except to bridge to an existing investment at an inflection point into a much larger round.

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Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital - 2012

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital!

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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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Sorry!

Sorry!

Beside Forever by Suradej Chuephanich I am going on vacation in two days - the first time with my wife for quite some time, and with 200+ incoming emails each day I am concerned that I will come back to an unmanangeable inbox with unmanageable expectations. I have always tried ...

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flashpoint Demo Day - January 18, 2012

flashpoint Demo Day - January 18, 2012

ff Venture Capital and HBS Angels of New York are happy to be co-sponsors of Flashpoint's upcoming New York Demo Day, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, held at Union Square Ventures. Flashpoint is a startup accelerator program at Georgia Tech. Some of their portfolio companies ...

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Raising Capital for Venture Capital Funds and Bumblebees

Raising Capital for Venture Capital Funds and Bumblebees

Fundraising is not just limited to companies. Venture Capital firms have to do this as well. It is an interesting process and you get to meet fascinating people. Potential limited partners (or LP’s as we call them) come to the table with a set of beliefs that are, well, sometimes ...

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