This is how much VCs are paid

Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it's no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year.

Following On In The Land Of Plenty

Given the significant influx of new talent that has poured into the venture capital industry and the extended length of feedback cycles, it’s not that surprising that VCs tend to stick to old norms even if they may not apply in today’s market. Read More

VCs Aren’t the Only Ones Watching Those Mutual Fund Markdowns

VCs have been watching with great interest as mutual funds mark down the value of some of their privately held, illiquid investments, including shares of Dropbox, Zenefits, and Snapchat. Turns out the SEC is watching, too.

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Seeks a Broader Audience, Including with Traditional VCs

Many crowdfunding startups now make it easier for founders to reach a bigger audience of investors. The question is whether investors are as keen to continue funding crowdfunding sites.OurCrowd may find out soon. The two-and-a-half-year-old,

What I’ve Learned About Deal Sourcing

I’ve spent the past two years selling to, building for, and raising from VCs. In this time, I have met with thousands of people who play various roles in the deal sourcing and dealmaking process and learned a fair amount about the thinking behind sourcing deals. These are some of my observations.

Pay To Play: How Investors Get Burned Fast In A Downturn

Earlier this year, the law firm Fenwick & West published a report analyzing the financing terms of 37 U.S.-based venture-backed companies that raised money at valuations of $1 billion or more in the 12-month period ending March 31.

There’s Something Going On In L.A.

It’s the new refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I hear it right after people decide to come by for a few days to “check out what all the fuss is about.” I hear it when I visit LPs (the people who invest in VCs) all across the country, “Yeah,

Entrepreneurial Experience Separates Top VCs From Other Investors

A good VC is hard to find. Researchers studying the sector have noted that most venture capital funds “fail to generate attractive returns (or any returns) for investors.” Over the last several years, a number of well-known leaders in the industry, like Fred Wilson,

How To Obliterate A Multi-Million-Dollar Fundraising Process During Due Diligence

As soon as you capture the attention of a VC, they’re going to start performing the “due diligence” required to justify the investment. This is when the investor checks into the bold claims you have made about the size of your market opportunity and your work experience.

RIP Summer

After a multi-year bull cycle that raised the prices of domestic equities to levels that made value-focused investors squirm, the U.S. markets are suffering from a stiff correction, dropping in partial step with international shares and other assets.It’s a global cold, and everyone is sneezing.

Ad Tech Is Dead, Long Live Marketing Tech

VCs and public market investors cringe when they hear the words ad tech. It’s no wonder why. The segment has been soured by an over-saturation of ad networks and poor performing IPOs. Rocket Fuel’s stock is down more than 80 percent since its IPO in September 2013,

Loans marketplace Mintos scores €5M Series A and plans to launch a debit card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy Investments (previously known as Skillion Ventures).

Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product, the Steel HR Sport, picked up where it left off with another sport-focused hybrid smartwatch. The Pulse HR, meanwhile,

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business.

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram.

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise softwa

https://www.s28capital.com/ PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact,

Roivant Sciences, a four-year-old biotech holding company, just raised $200 million in fresh funding

Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn’t stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company,

Prolific swatter and bomb hoaxer who broke up FCC’s net neutrality vote pleads guilty

It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly evacuated and bomb squads moved in — all while thousands watched on the live stream.

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it's also a bittersweet occasion: it will be the final launch aboard the trusty Delta II rocket,

Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site

Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it’s amassed to expand.

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date,

Courtney Love:我找到失联的马航客机了?

在网媒发达之前,从来没有一次航班失联事件,能够牵动如此多人的心。尽管马航MH370航班的下落仍然不明,但是在互联网上,通过卫星技术寻找它的活动却如火如荼地进行着,而他们中的大多数,其实并非这方面的专家。

What Would Happen If the Earth Span So Fast a Day Lasted One Second?

The Earth takes a little under 24 hours to rotates on its axis. But what if that leisurely paced pick up—and up and up and up?Read more...

SpaceX:特斯拉马斯克看到的太空产业链

特斯拉电动汽车让硅谷的投资人Musk(马斯克)变得火炸天。但更抓人眼球的是他创立的太空探索公司SpaceX。5月22日,Elon Musk宣布,将于2020年在火星上建立人类聚居地。

libav(ffmpeg)简明教程(1) - 重庆Debug

突然发现又有好久没有写技术blog了,主要原因是最近时间都用来研究libav去了(因为api极类似ffmpeg,虽然出自同一份代码的另外一个分支,因项目选用libav,故下文均用libav代替),其实要从知道这个库的时候已经很久了,早在加入avplayer开源社区的已经略有耳闻,看着他们讨论我却一.

Baseball team is so bad it had to install robots to cheer up human fans

The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport.Read more...

A Simple Plastic Adapter That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet,

伊朗用户请求微软向他们开放Windows Store

微软已经向全球几乎所有地方敞开了其服务,但是在个别地区,它却有些无能为力。据外媒报道,在微软User Voice网站的Windows板块,已经有不少伊朗用户在请求该公司向他们开放Windows Store。但是,很遗憾。

从4.5万年前的人类骨骼上提取基因组

德国马克斯普朗克人类演化研究所的Svante Pääbo实验室掌握了从古代骨骼上获得DNA的程序。在最新测试中,研究小组利用这项技术从西伯利亚发现的一个人类大腿骨中提取出基因组,骨骼的年代距今大约4.

黑莓有意拓展中国市场:或与小米联想合作

在会见了小米和联想CEO后,黑莓CEO程守宗周一表示,他有意通过合作扩大中国这个全球第一大智能手机市场的触角。程守宗是在北京出席APEC CEO峰会时发表这番言论的,这也是他担任黑莓CEO后的首次中国之行。

疯狂电影新版上线 打造免费观影途径

在疯狂电影最新推出的 3.00 以上版本中,在线选座电影票的购买功能已经上线,疯狂电影预想中的商业模式已经打通。

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