Monday, December 5, 2011

10 Possible Signs the Good Times are Back


1. There is enough seed money to buy six-figure, five-letter vanity URLs 

2. Entrepreneurs and Hollywood celebrities are invited to the same events

3. VCs invest in Angel rounds Angels invest in VC rounds 

4. M&A is a bona fide hiring tool ("acquire-hire" is used in mainstream media)

5. Series B financing is the first of many liquidity events for the founders

6. Corporate VCs are dusting off their incorporation docs from 1999

7. College drop-outs are glorified 

8. Bankers court pre-revenue start-ups

9. Everyone knows the difference between incubators, accelerators & micro-VCs (duh!)

10. VCs buy logos on the secondary market to bolster their portfolio



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