GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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June 18, 2013

Mobile is changing the world. As a startup-tech industry, we’ve been talking about it coming right around the corner for well over a decade. And now, it’s actually happening. Really happening. I am not going to spend time in a blog post detailing figures & charts about this mega-trend which will astound you, despite the […]

June 10, 2013

It isn’t a secret that there is a huge platform shift underway as consumers transition from the desktop web to mobile + tablet devices. Yet when you look at actual the figures, it’s truly astounding: this year mobile e-commerce sales will be triple that of what it was just a short time ago in 2011, […]

May 20, 2013

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science. For that reason, it’s often said that VCs learn the business best through an apprenticeship model, under the wing of a more experienced pro. The art of venture capital also means that for entrepreneurs […]

April 29, 2013

Posts in the blogosphere, conversation on panels of/about VCs, etc. all talk about the best way for entrepreneurs to optimize their fundraising process with the end-goal of receiving a term sheet. It’s often spoken as if the second that magical term sheet document is in hand, the process is over. Unfortunately, that’s an oversimplification which […]

April 4, 2013

After we sold our startup Sombasa Media just over a dozen years ago, I embarked on two distinct “journeys.” The first was a month-long 1500+ mile cycling trip from the southern tip of England to the northern tip of Scotland (“Land’s End to John O’Groats”). The second was a trip where we hiked the “Inca […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 11 hours ago
    The most successful VC fundraising processes have conversations running parallely, not serially: http://t.co/MBbDwyDSUN
  • Rob Go
     - 13 hours ago
    Congrats! “@somakc: Congrats @nihalmehta @Hadley and team! Super proud of you guys. http://t.co/U2zDCnGCoF”
  • David Beisel
     - 14 hours ago
    How many VCs should you pitch? A look at actual example fundraise funnels from our portfolio: http://t.co/bRRR8hJpUA http://t.co/iZGjwnLAY1
  • Rob Go
     - 1 day ago
    RT @johnmgannon: "The Difference Between Existing Markets and New Markets" http://t.co/6dK71yjvD8
  • David Beisel
     - 1 day ago
    From "not generat[ing] any meaningful revenue" to "completely dwarf[ing]" in just 4 years, mobile for Facebook = big http://t.co/3IlGw9S4nL

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