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Ionic Security Raises $9.4m from Kleiner Perkins, Tech Operators, ff Venture Capital

I couldn’t be more excited to share that one of our portfolio companies, Ionic Security (formerly Social Fortress), has raised $9.4 million in Series A1 funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with TechOperators, Ken Levine, and Dr. Paul Judge also participating. Ted Schlein, general [...continue reading]

High Returns On A Small Fund Challenge Low Returns On A Big Fund

I previously posted this on Techcrunch.Let’s say you decide to invest in a VC fund.  Congratulations: you’re now supporting the least unpopular part of the investing industry.  That said, how do you avoid suffering the poor median returns the industry is known for?Assuming you have a large [...continue reading]

ff VC Massive Party at SXSW

Join my colleagues at ff VC at SXSW on Saturday March 9th for ff MASSIVE. ff VC is hosting a full day of off campus talks and meetups, followed by the most MASSIVE party SXSW has seen, ff MASSIVE.The meetups will feature 20+ ff Venture Capital portfolio companies incluing Social Fortress, [...continue reading]

ff Venture Capital Holiday Video 2012, with in-office workout

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital! This video gives you a sense of our "fitness office" during the holidays.If you are not familiar with photography memes like "ff-ing", you might want to look at some related memes: planking, batmanning, and owling. There's [...continue reading]

Teach your computer to read your mind

InteraXon, a leader in thought controlled computing and a ffVC portfolio company, launched an Indiegogo campaign today to support production of Muse, a multi-sensor brainwave measuring headband. For the last year, InteraXon has been deep in development of Muse, which will allow users to see how [...continue reading]

Social Fortress publicly launches at TechCrunch Disrupt

Adam Ghetti, founder of our portfolio company Social Fortress and an expert in security, publicly presented Social Fortress for the first time at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt Conference.  I met Adam and Social Fortress at the first Flashpoint Demo Day in New York earlier this year; ff became the [...continue reading]

ffVC launches corporate blog

ff Venture Capital recently launched our own corporate blog, at ffvc.om/blog.  Some of the content we'll include there:ff team members discussing VC and the changing startup landscape, along with resources and tips for entrepreneurs and startups; Our portfolio companies discussing their [...continue reading]

Flashpoint Demo Day, September 13, at Union Square Ventures

HBS Alumni Angels of New York and ff Venture Capital are happy to be co-sponsors of Flashpoint's upcoming New York Demo Day, September 13, 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 look very [...continue reading]

Internship Opportunities at ff Venture Capital

 ffVC is looking for interns.  Specifically, we are looking for an intern to join our team to finish out the Summer and transition into the Fall.  We are looking for Fall and Spring interns as well.  If you're interested in learning more about venture capital, or our fast-growing [...continue reading]

Why We Chose Salesforce CRM Over Zoho

I finally did it: I've moved my contact database over to the web.  After extensive research of different CRM solutions (thanks BestVendor), we're working with Salesforce.com.  We also used Salesforce heavily at one of my prior companies, Circle of Experts.I've been a loyal Act user for my [...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]

Surprise gift for your spouse or partner

 As part of joining ff, I’ve moved as much of my personal technology stack over to our portfolio companies as possible.  I switched from Phonetag.com to Phone.com for managing my personal telephony.One of the useful features of Phone.com is that I can customize an unlimited number of [...continue reading]

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

After work on April 18, thirty-five curious developers will visit the ff Venture Capital offices to learn about our fund and listen to technical talks by the founders and technical experts of Parsely and Movable Ink.  If you'd like to join them, contact Skillfer ASAP; there may still be some [...continue reading]

Seeking CEO+Cofounders for Spinoff of VC-Backed Startup, W. 36th St.

- Do you have a great team but your product just isn’t working? - Are you thinking of applying to Y Combinator without an idea? - Does your team want to quit your day jobs and really kick-off a company? - Would you like to have a salary from day one of your startup?If the answer is yes to any [...continue reading]