Lean Startup Presentation

This is a nice presentation on the need for startups to be lean and how agile development can help the process. It would have been nice to have audio to go along with the presentation by Steve Blank (Board Member) and Eric Ries (Co-founder and Board Observer) of IMVU.

IMVU was founded in 2004 and is doing roughly $1 million per month in revenue. IMVU is a 3D chat service where you can pick and choose your own avatar and much like SecondLife, you can purchase items in the virtual world, using real world currency to buy in-world credits. I haven’t used IMVU but users can create items in-world that can be sold to other users for credits.

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Saul Klein’s Thoughts on the European Venture Scene

I came across this presentation by Saul Klein from Index Ventures. What I found most interesting was slide 33 which is a table listing the top locations for deals in 2007. Bangalore was number 17 with $335 million in 35 funding rounds and New Delhi was 18 with $316 million in 23 funding rounds. It’s the bottom of the list but it was interesting to see New Delhi even on the list in 2007. I’m not sure how dramatically this will change in 2009 and beyond but it’s interesting to note that after Bangalore, New Delhi was the place where the majority of VC funds in India were deployed.

Thoughts on European Start Ups

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Venture Fund Economics

A great post by Fred Wilson titled “Venture Fund Economics: Gross and Net Returns“. Do take a look if you’re even remotely interested/involved in a startup.

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