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Colorado Is Now #4 Ranked Destination for Early-Stage Venture Capital Investment

One of the cool perks of being on the National Venture Capital Association board of directors is that I get to see lots of interesting data on the venture capital industry.  The research staff, along with PriceWaterhouseCoopers  are constantly looking at trends and data that provide unique and useful insights into the ecosystem and publish under…

Great Quarter for Venture Exits

The numbers are out and believe it or not, Q1 of 2010 saw the most venture-backed company M&A transactions EVER in a single quarter.  Let that sink in for those of you around this business in the late 1990s.  Also, the data showed more quarterly venture-backed IPOs since the fourth quarter of 2007 and 8…

Just When You Thought It Was Safe for Venture Capital Regulation…

Last week, venture capitalists perked up when reform out of the House of representatives carved out VCs falling under the tight scrutiny that private equity and hedge funds are soon to endure. If you’d like to read about the regulation issue, it’s part of my letter to Obama on innovation policy blog a while back….

An Open Letter to Mr. Obama on Innovation Policy

Dear Mr. President, I feel compelled to write you a letter to express my thoughts and frustrations regarding innovation policy in our country.  While I have modest expectations that you’ll actually read this, perhaps someone in your inner circle will and represent my thoughts. First of all, I hope that you realize how very fortunate…

Big News From the NVCA Annual Meeting

The NVCA annual meeting ended a few hours ago and there were several pieces of news that I thought were noteworthy.  Normally, all the best content is saved for the last day, but not this time. Outgoing Chairman of the NVCA, Dixon Doll has been spearheading research on the capital market crisis along with ideas…