• VC’s beat entrepreneurs: Barça victorious

    February 18, 2010

    To suggest that the performance by 11 VC’s posing as wanna-be athletes wearing Barça jerseys Tuesday night on the field of FC Barça’s ‘mini estadi’ somehow compares to the actual professional football club would be borderline sacrilegious in this cathedral of football. But, like FC Barcelona has done countless times over the ages, on Tuesday […]

  • Casual gaming going mobile

    February 11, 2010

    Wandering the floor of Casual Connect in Hamburg today has me marvelling at how quickly casual gaming is shifting to mobile. Every serious web-based casual and skill gaming firm now seems to be placing mobile smack on their road map. This was not the case a year ago. The interest is understandable. Content consumption via […]

  • Women Entrepreneurs in France

    February 10, 2010

    Vivek Wadhwa’s article in last week’s BusinessWeek and comments made by Brad Feld on the subject were in the back of my mind when France unveiled yesterday its checklist in addressing the topic of French national identity. As some of you may be aware, France’s UMP party (which currently holds power) has recently initiated a […]

  • Bankruptcies and the French VC Model

    February 9, 2010

    Nic Brisbourne crafted a clear and cogent post yesterday about the economics of venture capital. Nic also references a similar blog post citing Bill Bryant, a former entrepreneur and now one of DFJ’s US venture partners. To be (almost unfairly) succinct, the VC model as practiced by the DFJ US is “for every 10 deals […]

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