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Stable Bank for Business?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16

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Layoffs are Coming to Venture Capital Soon

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Posted by fnazeeri on 2009-01-04

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I just got off the phone with a friend who is founder/CEO of an early stage medical device company. His company is doing well and recently received a couple of term sheets for his first institutional round. As he was going through the process of negotiating with the potential investors, he said they were trying to set his expectations low. He told me a story about how one investor recounted tales of startups making mass layoffs, cutting back everywhere and generally dire conditions (basically sending the message that he should be happy to be getting an offer).

So my friend responded, "Wow, that sounds terrible. This must be really affecting you badly...how many people have you had to layoff here""

The VC stared at him with a bewildered look.

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Great Article in forbes: "Venture Capital's Coming Collapse"

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-31

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Fed Gives $200 Billion Bailout to Hedge Funds...VC's Next?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-23

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Startup Failures on the Rise

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Posted by fnazeeri on 2008-12-05

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I just finished writing this post about how startup failures are up. Not surprisingly Q4 2008 (already) is the biggest month for startup failures in the past 10 quarters.

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Just Get Through 2009

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-04

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I'm fundraising right now and it is absolutely brutal. I want to to tell all entrepreneurs, "Fight through this. You can raise capital." But that isn't true. You may not be able to raise capital until 2010 no matter how good your product or company is. It is not a reflection of you, just the external factors that are largely out of your control.

Survive until 2010 and position your company to take off as the next economic cycle does. These things always come back. While it is bad now, it will eventually get better. The Wall Street guys will get tired of losing money and companies will start hiring again.

I hope I am wrong. (Boy, do I hope I'm wrong.) Maybe Obama will follow through on his plan to eliminate capital gains tax on investments to startups. That would help us immensely. But I have heard nothing about that since it was mentioned during the campaign.

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Chapter 7 or Mbo?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-24

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Funding: Request for Feedback

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-21

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A Bit of Perspective

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Post Crash Angel Investing

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Sequoia CEO Warning Letter: Irresponsible or Cunning?

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Funding in This Ecomony

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The Toughest Time

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Hold, Sell, or Raise Money

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-30

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Lessons From the Last Crash

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Posted by fnazeeri on 2008-10-27

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It's pretty rare that during a crash and recession there are employees and managers with recent experience on how to handle the situation. Well, the "good news" with the Great Depression 2.0 is that a whole bunch of us have relatively fresh experience. Last time the financial grenade went off in our lap. This time, we're collateral damage, which means it should be less painful assuming similar size crashes (which is looking less and less like a valid assumption).

In any event, here are some lessons I learned from the last time through this mess:

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State of VC Market Today?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-19

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(U.S.) Federal Bailout Package: Any Specific Cash Payouts to Small Startups?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-18

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Not Sequoia's Presentation

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-20

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Triage

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Posted by fnazeeri on 2008-10-12

Tags: Operations Crisis

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http://www.altgate.com/blog/2008/10/triage.html

I just wrote this post on how venture investors decide which companies in their portfolio to let die, continue to fund or leave alone.

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Interesting Article From about Tech Startups and the Crisis...

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-10

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The Limited Partner Reaction?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-10

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Email From Ron Conway

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Posted by Mr. Smith on 2008-10-08

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Angel Investor Describes What He Invests In

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-06

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Downturn Start Up Strategies

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How is the Economy Affecting Your Business?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-30

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