Cleantech Group’s Greg Neichin opened up this morning’s panel “Startups and Corporations: Bringing Clean Technology to Market” with an important observation. The cleantech market, and certainly the broader energy energy space is a bit different when it comes to getting big companies in the same room with startups.
Incubators are usually pretty adept at gauging which companies have upside. And while business moves fast, the coaching, mentoring and preparation that aids young startups has to move faster. That’s where the network comes into play for Austin Technology Incubator (ATI). “We want to bring the genetics of ATI into the fold,” said ATI Director [...]
One of the highlights of the Texas Wireless Summit, 2012 was the venture capital panel moderated by Bob Metcalfe, creator of the Ethernet and Metcalfe’s Law, and professor of innovation at the University of Texas. The panelists included: Ned Hill, Managing Director of DFJ Mercury Al Schuele, General Partner at Sevin Rosin Funds. Eric Zimits, [...]
Austin-based early stage venture firm G51 Capital has partnered with notorious party crasher / lifestyle hacker Larry Chiang to mine Stanford for promising startups. “We’re building a farm team of CS [computer science] and engineering majors and helping them to learn to be CEOs,” says Rudy Garza, founder and managing partner of G51. “We’re testing [...]
Technology trend watchers have some new data thanks to noted internet analyst Mary Meeker. Her latest presentation at the annual Web 2.0 Summit (below) in San Francisco covered everything from the rise of mobile and local ecommerce, to the the evolution of computing interfaces. A few things jumped out, particularly the stats on China’s internet [...]
As you can imagine, I receive tons of emails from people who all seem to have one question on their mind; how can I raise capital for my startup? People see capital being raised all around them from Venture Capitalists like Dave McClure, and Ron Conway. They want to know the secrets to fundraising for [...]
The idea of office hours for venture capital organizations is catching on, and DFJ Mercury in Houston is holding theirs next week. If you’re an entrepreneur in Houston, consider a visit with DFJ. If you’re unfamiliar with DFJ Mercury, they recently provided early stage funding for Macheen, and Graphicl.ly.