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Contractor or Employee?

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Screwed and Ruined Our Company

Fund: Advanced Technology Ventures

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ATV screwed our company. It invested and than acted as if its opinion was all that mattered. Then when we had an opportunity for a 25X for them with the right acquirer, they voted it down so they could shovel more money in to push things that management knew did not make sense. They then alienated a bunch of investors and then switched terms on a follow on at the last minute. Then they drove the company out of business! Stay away!

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Cavendish Global Stay Away

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Posted by Frank1 on 2016-02-12

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Cavendish Global allegedly assembles family offices hungry to invest in healthcare related deals. They host large and nice events and charge entrepreneurs big bucks to attend. I've spoke with several CEO's who attended and say it is a total bust. No family offices there that actually want to meet anyone pitching a deal. Apparently they make money by swindling CEO's in to coughing up entry fees and then receiving zero benefit. The leader of this group then duck call and complaints post meeting. Beware.

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Pros & Cons of Corporate VC

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Experience with "Med Tech Investing Europe"?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-28

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What's Coming? Slowdown? Meltdown? Business as Usual?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-27

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Fund Raising in 2016

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-26

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Shopping a Startup to VC's Door to Door?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-26

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Easy to Approach and a Quick Rejection.

Fund: Shasta Ventures

Posted by comcon6970 on 2016-01-19

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I did not know them but selected them from a web search. They rejected us but were easy to approach and prompt to respond, That is appreciated.

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Sxsw Invester Showcase

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-17

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Pricing Too High

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Fulfillment Capital

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-12-30

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Paid Beta

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-12-22

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Help on (Short) Funding of a Provisional to Pct Filing Conversion with Pressing Timeline

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-12-17

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Now Branded as "Flare Capital"

Fund: Foundation Medical Partners

Posted by all41and14all on 2015-12-15

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2015- $200MM new fund with Bill Geary, Michael Greeley and Lee Wrubel asa the GPs. They continue to manage existing Foundation Medical investments. ~($200MM)

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Worst Pitching Experience Ever

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by JohnnyStartup on 2015-12-09

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Seriously: stay away from this fund. We pitched Yatin at their offices, who was half an hour late to our meeting. During the pitch, he was HAVING LUNCH and looking at his phone, and asking random questions to pretend like he was paying attention. We were interrupted twice by what I presume were his partners, to take him out of the room and talk. When he finished eating, at around the middle of our 12-slide deck, he stopped us and said "ok guys, this is very interesting, we'll get back to you", and left the room. Rude, arrogant, disgusting experience.

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Incoherent "No" From Phin

Fund: First Round Capital

Posted by JohnnyStartup on 2015-12-09

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We went to pitch them, and were originally going to pitch one of the SF parters but got Phin, who had just recently arrived to San Francisco. He somewhat paid attention to our pitch, then asked questions that weren't relevant to what we were doing. He also asked things we'd explained already during the pitch, which made us feel like we had wasted our time.

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Mvp Seems Too Light

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-12-09

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-11-28

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As Other Have Noted, Stay Away From This Group

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by MedTech Expert on 2015-11-22

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One of my companies learned first hand that Artiman was less interested in investing and more interesting learning about the market and company's platform...they took this information to create a competitor. This not an entrepreneur friendly firm. Pitching to them may lead to your worst nightmare.

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The Method Behind Today's 'Unicorn' Madness

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Posted by donAdeo on 2015-11-20

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Billion dollar companies are being created at a faster pace than ever before, so there are plenty of opinions in the "bubble or bust" debate. I won’t bore you with more. However, if you look at it objectively, there is a method to the “madness” of these so-called “Unicorn” companies.

I just published a detailed analysis on Forbes in an article titled How to Build a Billion Dollar Company: The Method Behind Today's Unicorn Madness.

I would love your feedback on this post, but to provide a quick summary:

The most recent Unicorns are being developed in as little as 36 months, with the combination of strong Founders, forward-thinking investors, and aggressive teams using a cycle of three main tactics:

1. The "Push" (a ridiculously ambitious growth plan outlined by companies with their investors)
2. The "Markup" (an enormous funding round that values the startup at a valuation that assumes flawless execution of the growth plan outlined in the “Push”)
3. The "Backfill" (the small period of time where the company needs to executive the plan and live up the value they pledged to create)

The Unicorns you are seeing today are the companies that have been able to successfully execute this cycle of Push -> Markup -> Backfill until hitting the billion dollar valuation in their latest “Markup”.

As for the teams that try but fail to execute this cycle? These companies typically return the remaining capital to their investors (ex. Secret, Homejoy), get acqui-hired (ex. Slide), or pursue drip funding.

Take a few moments to read the article here, and if you have thoughts, please leave comments on the post. I would love to hear them.

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Not Entrepreneur Friendly

Fund: Altira Group

Posted by Anonymous on 2015-11-18

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Among oil and gas startup executives, they have a shady reputation.

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New to Midwest

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-11-16

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Fundraising Without a Soft Introduction –Vs. Cold Calling

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Posted by Anonymous on 2015-11-16