Tag Archives: fund raising

2012 Example Investor Pitch Deck and Discussion

This is the updated, 2012 version of the ReOverthinking start-up pitch deck; since the first version was written in 2009, this post and it’s predecessors has been read on average 50 times a day…often more than that.  I really hope this indicates the number of entrepreneurs that are thinking about or working on a start-up. […]

Third Quarter VC fundraising level falls to new low

The third quarter of 2009 represents a new low in the on-going analysis of VC fund raising. Below is the chart; numbers on right are in MILLIONS of dollars. In Q3 of this year, only 17 funds raised capital compared to 27 in Q2 and 50 different funds in Q1.  The total amount raised was […]

Venture Capital in 2009 – an update for Q2

in my last post on this topic, I suggested that Q2 was the “tell tale” quarter for the year…and the numbers are in. the NVCA has just released the Q2 numbers and they’re pretty bleak: Just 25 venture capital funds raised $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009, according to Thomson Reuters and the […]

Funding Spreadsheet & Discussion

This Summer, I’m working with The Capital Factory and helping out a number of young companies here in Austin, Texas.  The purpose of this spreadsheet is to show the effects and calculations for ownership dilution over the course of three rounds of investment for an example company.  There is no rocket science here by any […]

Venture Capital Update for Q1 2009

I’ve said in the recent past that I believe there is trouble in the supply chain of venture capital and that 2009 might be a significantly down year for fund raising with a potential total raise of $10 billion. The National Venture Capital Association just released numbers today that confirm the trend but suggest my […]