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Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. The program is designed to be a unique opportunity for student led teams to spend the summer experiencing what it is like to …

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The enterprise software stack is undergoing once in a generation refresh largely driven by virtualization, data explosion, infrastructure commoditization, socialization, unlimited connectivity, and online services. With ever growing security parameter and attack vectors, enterprises are looking for ways to secure …

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There’s been some great discussions recently about the Lightspeed Summer Program (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2380567) and at several of the sessions over the weekend at the Stanford E-Boot Camp (http://bases.stanford.edu/e-bootcamp/ so I thought I’d do a quick post to help …

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Insightful tweet from Charles Hudson:

Good products create value. Good biz models capture value. Good companies have both

If a company has a good product but does not have a good business model it is usually because  it has …

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Jussi Laakkonen live blogged the panel and has his mindmap here.…

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Fenwick and West analyzed 128 venture financings completed in q4 2008 for companies headquartered in the bay area and found that there has been a significant increase in the proportion of down rounds, with this trend accelerating:

“During the fourth

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It is difficult for startup companies to raise venture capital at the best of times. A venture capitalist might get emailed 5-10 pitches from startups each day. Over the course of a year that adds up to 2,500-5,000 pitches. Of …

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An entrepreneur asked me recently if I was concerned about the impact the credit crunch will have on venture financing for startups. I responded:

For high quality companies, the short answer is no. The more nuanced answer is that

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This is a guest post by John Bautista. John is a partner in Orrick‘s Emerging Companies Group in Silicon Valley. John specializes in representing early stage companies.

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When entrepreneurs start a company, there are four things they …

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Cooley is one of the largest and most respected law firms in Silicon Valley. It recently released its Private Company Financings Report for Q1 2008, based on the 66 completed deals that the firm worked on in that quarter. …

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