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Startup Grind Interview (with Vertical Pushup)

Last month I did an on-stage interview with Peter Crysdale of Startup Grind. You can read a summary at AlleyWatch. For fun, I did an on-stage vertical pushup at the end of the interview (skip to 44:00). [...continue reading]

3 Ways Proven Executives Get Paid To Work With Early-Stage Companies

Drew Hansen recently posted in Forbes a summary of my presentation (included below) on Career Opportunities with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies. His article is here.   [...continue reading]

How VCs Deploy Operating Talent To Build Better Companies

Drew Hansen just posted a very interesting piece on Forbes on, “How VCs Deploy Operating Talent To Build Better Startups”.  He draws on the research study my coauthors and I are about to publish on best practices in how venture capitalists increase the odds of company success through operational [...continue reading]

ff Venture Capital profiled in Creative Workspaces Magazine

ff Venture Capital was recently profiled in The Roger, an online magazine that profiles creative workspaces. The feature, titled “Fitness Financed: Motion, Margin, Risk & Reward,” offers an inside look into ff VC’s 5,000 square-foot “fitness office”.The twelve-page spread has beautiful [...continue reading]

ff Venture Capital raises $27 million fund

We are excited to announce that as of November 30, ff Venture Capital closed on a $27 million fund, ff Silver. TechCrunch broke the news and Betabeat also covered it.Our investment philosophy - part of what makes us successful - is our search for sustainable long-term growth areas. Our fund's [...continue reading]

Ultimate Office for Fitness, Post #2—Photos and Coverage

We've received a very positive response to our post about creating a fitness-friendly office. Daily Burn posted some photos, and we thought some additional ones would be interesting. Our intern Matt Fairbank took the photos below. When visitors enter the office, the first thing they see is our [...continue reading]

Institutional Investor publishes summary of our deal sourcing research

Chris Farmer and I have an article in today's Institutional Investor, summarizing the key findings from our research on deal sourcing: Would you invest in a company that only sold to 1 out of 80 leads? Or a company that typically took one year and 3 professionals just to close a single [...continue reading]

Goodbye Expert Networks, Hello Private Equity: Coverage from Integrity Research

Integrity Research wrote a nice blog post about the new startup I'm working on: "As more research providers emerge to analyze the public markets (there are now over 3,500 research providers in our database), one gap in the market are research providers for the private markets. David [...continue reading]

Integrity Research Names Evalueserve Circle of Experts 2008 Top Pick as Asia/ Emerging Market Specialist Expert Network

I'm happy to report that Integrity Research, the leading research firm that analyzes the investment research industry, has named < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Evalueserve Circle of Experts the 2008 Top Pick as Asia/ Emerging Market Specialist [...continue reading]

Wall Street Journal Today: Big Investors Turn to Network of Informants

Nitron Advisors is featured on the front page of today's Wall Street Journal: Big Investors Turn to Network of Informants "For professional investors, something akin to what Match.com has done for the nation's singles...hooking up middle managers from hundreds of companies with professional [...continue reading]

Multisided Markets–HBS Professor Andrei Hagiu

HBS Professor Andrei Hagiu is an expert on multi-sided markets, and recently interviewed me on that topic: Market Platform Dynamics--Catalyst Conversation: Conversation with David Teten. His site requires that you submit an email address to read the article (but I should note that he doesn't [...continue reading]

Update on the Virtual Handshake Book

I'm glad to report that popular reaction to Scott Allen's and my new book, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online, has been very positive.  We have received rave reviews in BusinessWeek, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, Kirkus Reviews , and many other leading [...continue reading]