News and Events

We like to get involved in startup events, panels, parties, etc. Here are a few things going on:

VentureArchetypes announces Startup Exits 4, to be held January 19, 2012 at Rocketspace in SF. This event will feature a keynote by Jack Abraham (sold, a fireside chat with Aydin Senkut, and a panel discussion with heads of M&A from DropBox, Evernote, eBay, and Groupon. Tickets can be purchased here.

VA produced Startup Exits 3 featuring a keynote by Russ Fradin (sold Adify) and a panel discussion with heads of M&A from Google, Electronic Arts, AOL, as well as Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC). Click here to watch the video.

VA produced Startup Exits 2 featuring a keynote by Rick Marini of Branchout / Tickle and a panel discussion with heads of M&A from Salesforce, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft. Click here to watch the video.

VentureArchetypes portfolio company s acquired by CBS Interactive (a $100M+ exit). See the news here:

VA produced the first Startup Exits: Early Stage M&A event with Corporate Development pros from Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, VentureHacks/ Angellist, and Google). Watch the video here and read the transcript here.

VA partners with Caplinked, a trusted provider of secure, online networks for sharing deal flow and deal documents.

VA interviewed by Inc. Magazine on startup forecasting and budgeting tips.

VA published our Startup Exit Strategy Thought Piece with a focus on lean startups and early exits.

VA led a panel at FailCon 2010 on "Navigating The Successful Startup Exit."

VA led a panel at Grow California / Game Changers conference on "Startup Business Development Strategy"

VA selected to be an Advisor at Founders Space. See a few of our startup Q&A answers here and here.

VA launches Facebook Page for fresh, filtered, and curated startup content served up once per week. Become a fan!

Press coverage:

VentureArchetypes has been quoted or appeared in a variety of publications, including Inc. Magazine, PE Hub, Business Week, Bloomberg, SF Chronicle, NY Times, CNBC Magazine, and others.

Previous events, client news, etc:

VA led a panel on "Alternatives to VC" at the Peer Financing for Developers Conference on the Sun/Oracle campus. Watch the video here.

VA client Clicker (fka Modern Feed) wins 2nd in Viewer's Choice award at TechCrunch50 and raises $8m Series A funding.

VA launches Deal Accelerator for web, mobile, social and gaming app developers.

VA client Inertia raises new $14m funding round, completes the acquisition of New Vine Logistics.

VA and Pivotal Labs produced the "Project Startup" series of Web Founder Strategy Events:

Video of our "Customer Acquisition" panel featuring Facebook, hi5, Shasta Ventures, AdBrite, and Redpoint Ventures.

Video of our "Competitive Strategy" panel featuring Socializr/Friendster, hi5, Sutter Hill Ventures, Charles River Ventures.

Video of our "Talent and Team" panel featuring O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, PeopleConnect, Mohr Davidow, Mechanical Zoo / Aardvark.

VA and Pivotal Labs' panel event "You've Launched, Now What?" (pics and podcast here).

VA client Autonet Mobile raises $6.5m, launches with Avis, Cadillac, Chrysler, GM, VW, Subaru.

VA and SKMurphy co-host "Financial Modeling for Startups" workshop at Plug & Play.

VA presents "How To Prepare the Perfect Pitch" workshop at Webguild Startup Idol conference.

VA client VUE Technology is acquired by Tyco Corporation.

VA forms partnership with Suntech, a leading business incubator in Tianjin, China.

VA launches blog:

VA publishes our list of 150 Top VC bloggers and Top 80 VCs active on Twitter.

VA guest lectures to Thunderbird exec MBAs on "Financial Modeling for Startups."

VA client eLegacy chosen as 1 of 4 finalists at the Boomer Venture Summit.

VA was a media partner for Thunderbird Private Equity Investing Conference.

VA and SDForum present "Crafting the Financial Roadmap of Your Startup."

VA to moderate "Startup 101" at TANCon.

VA and leading VCs present "A Field Guide to the Perfect Pitch."

VA, KLNG, and VC Task Force present The Elevator Pitch Roundtable.

VA and Pillsbury Winthrop present the Backstage Pass Program.

VA was a panelist at the annual ANZA Technology Network Conference.