http://blackbox.vc/ Put a dozen entrepreneurs in a Atherton, CA mansion and you get a real pressure cooker that's getting tons of interest. The day I was there Tim Draper, famous VC, dropped by, and here we drop in on an evening party they were holding to raise money for Hacker Dojo. In this hour you'll meet the founder of the mansion, plus most of the companies that were there in April 2012.
Here's the final of three videos I filmed at the Wealthfront "Think Bigger. Think IPO" discussion with a number of famous VCs and entrepreneurs. Here is an interesting panel that discusses what the state of IPOs in 2012 is, and some advice for enterpreneurs who are thinking of doing this. Sarah Lacy, founder of PandoDaily, moderated this panel. Ken Goldman CFO, Fortinet Jeff Jordan General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Tony Zingale Chairman & CEO, Jive Software Dominic Orr President & CEO, Aruba Networks I linked to all three parts here: https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/aTBmtCkKDM7
What a panel discussion last night. First, Frank Quattrone Founder & CEO, Qatalyst Partners, came out and gave us a "state of going IPO" talk. That lasted for the first 26 minutes. Then Ari Levy, Technology Reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek came out and ran a panel discussion with: Sameer Gandhi Partner, Accel Partners Bill Gurley Partner, Benchmark Capital Jeff Jordan General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Doug Leone Partner, Sequoia Capital From 27:00 to 50:28 we hear this VC panel discuss going public and what they are seeing.