VC Cafe Turns 9

Last week LinkedIn reminded me that it’s been 9 years since I started VC Cafe (Dec 2005). Several people sent their congratulations (thank you btw), and it reminded me it’s been a while since I blogged regularly. I prefer springing into action rather than being sentimental, but I thought a little summary and a selection of highlights may inspire someone who is thinking about blogging to share their thoughts through this medium. Continue Reading

A Look Back On VC Cafe’s Journey Since 2005

VC Cafe turned seven! in this post I cover the journey of starting VC Cafe, the highs and downs along the way, and the path I followed to evolve it from a news reporting blog to a site that provides founders with practical advice. Continue Reading

Startups for Startups: The Top B2B Tools Used by Startups

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Why do so many founders build things no one wants? Because they begin by trying to think of startup ideas. – Paul Graham, Ycombinator Picks and Axes In his list of startup ideas for Ycombinator applicants, one category in particular… Continue Reading

VC Cafe’s Top Blog Posts in 2012 and year in Review

Keep calm and have a happy 2013 VC Cafe

As 2012 comes to an end, I thought I’d put together a ‘best of’ list of VC Cafe’s stories throughout the year. It seems like 2012 was the year of throwing spaghetti on the wall by founders and investors alike, in the hopes that some of it would stick. It was nevertheless, an extremely productive year, packed with content and news. Continue Reading

Thoughts on LeanCamp Unconference in London

I’m currently at LeanCamp, the unconference that aspires to help people both learn and teach evrerything Lean Startup related. I must admit, I’ve been to my fair share of conferences in the past few years, some were exclusive and expensive events to produce, some were humble gatherings (maybe too humble at times). LeanCamp strikes the perfect balance between a well-organized event and a community meetup or gathering. Continue Reading

MVP Testing – How to Drive Traffic to your Website

A few months ago, my colleague Jalin Somaiya and myself (Eze Vidra) gave the below presentation to a group of 20 entrepreneurs who participated in Launchpad, a London-based accelerator organized by Launch48. Continue Reading

Report: Only 3% of Israeli VC Investments Go to Seed

joint report by IVC Israel and KPMG, summarizes 2010 in Israeli venture capital. Israeli high-tech capital raising in 2010 reached $1.26 billion, 13 percent above 2009 level but the Israeli VC Fund investment share continues to decline. Continue Reading