Articles from August, 2012

VC Transparency Is The New Black

August 26, 2012

Category: Venture Capital

When Instagram was bought by Facebook earlier this spring for $1 billion, one question lingering on everyone’s minds was how much VC firm Andreessen Horowitz made on the deal. The firm had made an early investment in the photo sharing …

VC to healthcare startups: Identify your customer very early on

MedCity  |  August 26, 2012

Category: Healthcare

When I started in the healthcare field more than 25 years ago, the only thing that a healthcare IT startup needed was a good idea — a new technology, maybe, or a new scientific pathway. “If you build it, [they] …

Lean VC: Why small is beautiful in venture capital

August 18, 2012

Category: Venture Capital

The Kaufmann Foundation recently noted in a controversial review in the Wall Street Journal that, of its past 20 years of investing in nearly 100 venture funds, “Only four of thirty venture capital funds with committed capital of more than …