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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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 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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ff Venture Capital closes third fund

ff Venture Capital closes third fund

We are very pleased to share that we have closed ff Rose and its sister fund ff Rose Innovate -- in aggregate, our third fund. ff Rose will invest in new, game-changing ideas and businesses and will also invest in current portfolio companies that are achieving growth and success.

This has been a huge year for the Firm...

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 All ffVC wants for the Holidays is...

All ffVC wants for the Holidays is...

We are officially in ice skating and candy cane mode, and here at the ffVC office, our team has been talking about what they want for the holidays, what they are thankful for, and all of the winter activities they are looking forward to participating in:

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 Celebrate the Holidays with the ffVC Countdown Calendar

Celebrate the Holidays with the ffVC Countdown Calendar

New York City is blanketed with snow, and boy, is it cold outside. And since most of us just want to be inside, ffVC and our portfolio companies want to spread some additional warmth and holiday cheer!

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My ffVC Internship Experience: College, Entrepreneurship, and the Value of Ideas

My ffVC Internship Experience: College, Entrepreneurship, and the Value of Ideas

I love the charisma that I witness in entrepreneurs involved in building a company from nothing, and the sense of urgency fostered by the knowledge that each person's activity makes a difference in the future of that company. Entrepreneurship has come to represent ideas coming into fruition through smart strategy and clever branding. After working at ffVC, I have been invited into the world of people who don’t settle. And for this, I ...

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 Congratulations, Infochimps!

Congratulations, Infochimps!

We would like to congratulate our portfolio company Infochimps for being acquired by the Computer Science Corporation (CSC).

Infochimps is an Austin-based company that indexes and connects big data publicly available on the web, and makes it searchable through a variety of formats. Using an innovative cloud service, Infochimps accommodates Big Data environments to rapidly deliver analytics and intelligence. In a blog post written by CEO Jim Kaskade, he states that "The Infochimps’ Big Data ...

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My ffVC Internship Experience: Seamus

My ffVC Internship Experience: Seamus

While interning at ff Venture Capital this summer, I had the opportunity to see the inner workings of a seed stage venture capital firm. And I think the overall experience can be summed up in one word: busy. Officially I was a legal intern, so I was responsible for reviewing the multitude of documents that accompany every round of funding.

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 Welcome to ffVC, AJ!

Welcome to ffVC, AJ!

We are thrilled to welcome Adam Plotkin as ffVC Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Adam (also known as AJ), a life-long technology early adopter and enthusiast, has spent the past three years working with startup companies as an advisor, consultant, and investor.

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