London Calling! 2 VC panel & networking events: Brexit & CVC

London Calling! 2 VC panel & networking events: Brexit & CVC

ShareRubicon Venture Capital together with Baker Botts is organizing two VC events open to the public. September 27th: http://BrexitVC.eventbrite.com September 29th: http://CVCLondon.eventbrite.com Join us for dinner, drinks and networking September 29th for Investor All Stars 2016 now in its 14th year and the most exclusive gathering of VCs in London. We will head over directly following our CVC event the 29th. Please join us for one or both events. All of our events focus on a cool topic with an all-star VC panel with plenty of time for networking, drinks and canapés. Nothing better than a room filled with elite entrepreneurs and VCs pitching each other over drinks and food. Everyone attending the CVC event will get a copy of my new CVC book – Masters of Corporate Venture Capital. We have already registered over 50 VCs and active angel investors for these events including all star VC panelists. Rubicon General Partners Andrew Romans and Joshua Siegel will be taking private meetings September 26 – Oct 1 meeting with LP investors (HNWI / angel investors, family offices, corporate LPs & institutional investors). See you in London!...
My new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished

My new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished

ShareAfter nearly two years of research, 100+ interviews and countless hours of work, my new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished…not to mention my own experience of raising CVC funding when I was an entrepreneur. You can find it on: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it,Amazon.es. The book is being converted for Kindle now and should be available on Kindle within a month. It should appear in book stores and libraries in a few weeks. Check it out here and please leave me a review if you like it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1530088690 The first event will be in London where we are hosing a CVC panel and networking event with all the trimmings! If you are a CVC in London, SF or NYC pls get in touch to join the panel. http://CVCLondon.eventbrite.com Rubicon is also hosting a second event that week in London with VCs discussing the changes with Brexit. http://BrexitVC.eventbrite.com. We are also taking meetings with corporates, family offices, HNWI angel investors and institutional LPs. We are still finalizing dates and venues for the same event in SF and NYC. Please contact me if you want to host or sponsor a similar event anywhere worldwide. Our typical format is networking, VC panel, quick talk sharing findings of my research and then plenty of time for networking, food and drinks bringing together entrepreneurs, angels, VCs, family offices and corporates. Hope to see you in London, SF or New York this fall! I’m also doing a lot of traveling to Asia and the Middle East; so get in touch! We work in a very complex ecosystem and this book captures stories that bring the complexity to life with...
VCs & Entrepreneurs in China: my experience

VCs & Entrepreneurs in China: my experience

ShareWow! I had an amazing experience in China as an American VC. I made a photobucket photo file which I understand can be viewed in China. Please check it out and the captions. That’s my blog post this time – the comments / captions of the photos. Forget this blog post and check out this link here! http://s613.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Romans/library/ China is a huge opportunity for every entrepreneur and VC. To ignore it would be insanity. They have a totally different way of thinking which works well. I look forward to working with all of you 🙂 And I look forward to helping our portfolio companies take off in China. Get my blog story here: http://s613.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Romans/library/ Basically most of our companies should be manufacturing or making software in China. Those those that do not want to do that should probably be selling their products and services in China. I view it as my job as the VC to help our portfolio companies do both with safe partners they can trust. We are ready to be the fiber optic cable and help our companies be successful in China quickly. This is a game of speed and trust. Andrew...
Free M&A chapter from my book “Which Way to the Exit?”

Free M&A chapter from my book “Which Way to the Exit?”

ShareI’ve added this post so I could put a link to this chapter from my last book into my new book: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital, which should be available any day now. Please download a free copy of chapter 8 “Which Way to the Exit?” from my book – THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game (McGraw Hill 2013 hardcover & all e-book formats) Again, download this chapter HERE. Contributors to this chapter include: • Gary Johnson, director of corporate development, Facebook • Jackie Reses, executive vice president of people and development at Yahoo! (interestingly in charge of both M&A and HR) • Parag Patel, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales, Software-Defined Storage at VMware formally VP of global strategic alliances at VMware • Dave Berkus, author and business angel • Nic Brisbourne, partner at Forward Ventures, former partner at DFJ-Esprit • Russ Fradin, CEO and cofounder of Dynamic Signal and former CEO and cofounder of Adify sold for $300m • Antoine Papiernik, partner at Sofinnova Partners • Benjamin D. Kern, partner at McGuireWoods • Additional contributions from directors of corporate development from some of the most acquisitive companies in Silicon Valley I’ll start you off here with my opening to the chapter: “WHICH WAY TO THE EXIT?” “I made most of my money selling too early.” – J.P. Morgan Merger and acquisition (M&A) is the most likely positive outcome for most angel- or VC-backed technology startups and therefore worth understanding from the first moment you begin to conceive your new venture or as you move along the journey to exit. For acquirers...