IDG Ventures USA
We are an early-stage venture capital firm located in San Francisco that invests in New Media, consumer internet and enterprise IT companies in the US.
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4 Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014

4 Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014 | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
2013 was a huge year for gaming. Supercell exploded from a $770 million to a $3 billion valuation...GungHo temporarily pulled ahead of Nintendo’s market cap ($15B)...GTA 5 hit $800 million in first...
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The Magic Behind Telltale’s Emotionally Evocative and Highly Engaging Games

The Magic Behind Telltale’s Emotionally Evocative and Highly Engaging Games | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
The long-awaited "Walking Dead" sequel from Telltale Games was released Dec 17, 2013 and did not disappoint...over five years ago, when I first invested and joined the Board of Telltale Games...Fou...
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Should You Write a Business Plan?

Should You Write a Business Plan? | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
Actually, the real question is: “What is a business plan?” Most startup/entrepreneur presentations are essentially business plans. But to effectively convey your business, you must include the fol...
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Want to Succeed in Tech or VC? Walk the Walk

Want to Succeed in Tech or VC? Walk the Walk | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
I recently hosted a group of 20 Harvard MBA students to share insights on the venture capital industry and its career opportunities...students asked some insightful questions...I in turn, had one ...
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What Every VC, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Needs to Know About QSBS

What Every VC, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Needs to Know About QSBS | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
For 17 years as a VC, I have written over 50 term sheets and all have contained a clause with the term “QSBS.” If you don’t know what it means, you should, since it can save you hundreds of thousa...
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My Favorite Music Video in 2013: Ciara’s “Body Party”

My Favorite Music Video in 2013:  Ciara’s “Body Party” | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
I’m an avid fan of modern rap, hip-hop, and R&B; and my guilty pleasure is music videos. Never mind MTV, I don’t know what I’d do without YouTube...Like a good enthusiast, I made a short-list o...
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The Framework For a Founder and VC Relationship

The Framework For a Founder and VC Relationship | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
In the last two decades as a venture capitalist, I've seen three primary styles of VCs working with startup founders.  I found that one of them works best for me, and want to share the alternatives...
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My Favorite Business Productivity Apps

My Favorite Business Productivity Apps | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
Consumerization of IT is one of the areas I’m most excited about these days. The trend has two sides. First, there’s the consumerization of IT within an enterprise, in which employees access corpor...
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6 Tips on Choosing Your Startup Board Members

6 Tips on Choosing Your Startup Board Members | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
Note to startup founders: you have options when it comes to your startup's board members. Considering that a company's board greatly influences -- or, even dictates -- major decisions, entrepreneur...
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The Global Gaming Market is Huge and Growing

The Global Gaming Market is Huge and Growing | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
The global gaming market, excluding hardware, was $62B in 2012 and is expected to reach $83B by 2016 (source: Digi-Capital). In addition, the number of major exits in gaming has increased significa...
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Pitching to CIOs: Lessons From IDG Tech Advisors

Pitching to CIOs: Lessons From IDG Tech Advisors | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
Recently, we hosted an IDG Ventures CIO Tech Demo Day to bring together founders, CEOs, and CIOs for discussions on technology and emerging trends. Attendees comprised a combination of founders fro...
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There is No Series A Crunch

There is No Series A Crunch | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
I've heard too much hyperbolic talk in the valley of a "Series A Crunch,”  meaning startups are currently hard-pressed to raise funding following a seed round. As the blog title suggests, I do not ...
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3 Overused Startup Terms

3 Overused Startup Terms | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
The startup world -- like any field -- has its own lexicon.  Living in this world, I am guilty of overusing industry jargon myself. But there are several buzzwords that have become overused and mis...
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Entrepreneur's Guide to Term Sheets: Constructive Termination

Entrepreneur's Guide to Term Sheets: Constructive Termination | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: terms sheets can be complicated, but terms matter and you should understand them. The most important elements of term sheets are (i) valuation, (ii) liquidation preference, and (iii...
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What Makes a Great Startup Management Team

What Makes a Great Startup Management Team | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
As a venture capitalist, I have been privileged to work with some truly great entrepreneurial teams. Running a high-tech startup is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. I applaud entrepreneurs wh...
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There Once was a Bunny Living in a Bubble

There Once was a Bunny Living in a Bubble | IDG Ventures USA | Scoop.it
We live in a bubble in Silicon Valley.  By this, I mean we often forget that outside of Silicon Valley, the larger population experiences technology differently from us and our neighbors.  And this...
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