GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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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 […]

March 4, 2013

The web has become increasingly visual. Of course the same broadband penetration trends which catapulted the rise of online video over the previous decade also empowered delivery of image-heavy web pages. But more importantly and more recently, the proliferation of high-resolution screens epitomized by Apple’s Retina display means that today’s web browsing experience can be […]

February 11, 2013

VCs like to give out homework. They won’t call it that, though. But rather they use words like “diligence” and “information requests.” Just like in school, the homework can actually be productive, as in this case it can lead to a new customer or advisor. But just like bad teachers did in grade school, VCs […]

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