Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Venture Capital

Antonette Ho

3 Important Things I Learned from Early Stage VCs Today

The following post is from Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Talk about learning from the best! Today in Babson’s MIS3615 Tech Entrepreneurship Bootcamp we were fortunate to have three top Boston-based venture capitalists come to class and share their insights on tech entrepreneurship. I honestly wish we had…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Fundraising for First Time Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Early stage VC firms appear to be popping up faster than tech startups here in Boston, however, it’s still very difficult to raise capital as a first time entrepreneur. First time entrepreneurs have everything going against them – small network, no track record,…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Lakshmi Balachandra

Lakshmi Balachandra is one of the friendliest professors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She walks around campus with a smile on her face and an interest in what her former students are involved in now. I know this because she was my FME professor! Professor Balachandra is persistent, dedicated, loyal, and silly,…

Antonette Ho

Blank @ Boston – Raising Your First Round of Capital

We’re excited to be at Babson’s Boston for our next event, Raising Your First Round of Capital! Venture Capital firms are raising new funds at alarming rates and the media makes it seem like it is a breeze for early stage start ups to raise millions of dollars at unicorn valuations. Uber… SnapChat… AirBnB… oh…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Understand Fund Economics

The following post is from Yushan Lou ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Earlier this spring, the Blank Center was lucky to have Amy Choi’07, MS’07, Brendan Quinn M’12 and Derek Scalf from Silicon Valley Bank host a #How2Tuesday. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation…

Antonette Ho

VC & Angel Investing: The Next Big Opportunities

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum has been a flagship event during Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week for a few years now. This year, the 2015 Babson Entrepreneurship Forum transformed the traditional conference. Speakers and attendees had the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops and engaging panels. One of the panels I attended was VC & Angel Investing:…

Antonette Ho

Secrets to the Venture Capital Industry

Venture capital. The industry can seem like a mystery. For individuals wanted to become VCs, they don’t know how to get their foot into the door. For entrepreneurs, they don’t know how to get funding for this source of capital. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and in partnership with the Venture Capital Private Equity…