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Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Crucial for America’s Future

The following article was written by Devin Miller and posted on the National Venture Capital Association’s website on July 21, 2017. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security was scheduled to begin receiving applications from foreign-born startup founders under the International Entrepreneur Rule. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration delayed the rule with an eye on eventually rescinding it,
  • 27 Jul, 2017
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Another Look: Why Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Another Example of their Innovation

The following blog article was written by Profitect CEO Guy Yehiav, June 16, 2017, in direct response to the announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods.  Thought Leadership I recently wrote a blog about a month ago that spoke to the rumors swirling around Amazon possibly purchasing BJ’s. Amazon was quick to distance themselves from
  • 19 Jun, 2017
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New Entrants To The Silicon Valley Venture Capital Ecosystem

Eric Buatois, General Partner at BGV shares his perspective on the influx of capital from International Limited Partners to Silicon Valley. The early stage venture capital industry has been enjoying some very healthy returns over the past several years. Limited partners were primarily large financial institutions such as endowment, pension funds, insurance companies in the
  • 7 Nov, 2016
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The Innovation Challenge In The Twenty First Century

Anik Bose General Partner at BGV shares his perspective on the Innovation challenge for Corporations in this first of a two-part blog. When I was the executive responsible for innovation at 3Com (as SVP Corporate Development) in the late 1990’s my team and I relied on 3Com Ventures as the primary vehicle to source innovation.
  • 28 Sep, 2016
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Spikes CEO Advances “Airgapped” Browsers

SpaceX and PayPal IT veteran Branden Spikes thought that when it came to founding his own technology firm in March 2012, developing and mastering the security technology itself would be the biggest challenge. But the CEO and CTO of Spikes Security, which now sells a browser isolation product designed to protect PCs from malware and
  • 17 Mar, 2015
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Advice For Israeli Entrepreneurs Seeking To Raise Capital In Silicon Valley

Barak Ben Avinoam, BGV Partner in Israel shares his perspective on Israeli entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital from Silicon Valley based VC firms. When I meet with Israeli entrepreneurs I am often asked questions on how best to deal with the US VC community. This blog focuses on identifying the common pitfalls as well as
  • 1 Feb, 2015
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A New Venture Capital ?

Reprinted with the permission of Udayan Gupta and Tom Darling These are heady times for the venture capital industry.  Record exits, record investments and record fundraising. More important, investors – many skeptical of venture capital as a legitimate asset class – are coming back to the industry.   Not the largest ones such as Calpers but
  • 26 Nov, 2014
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Building A Global Technology Business In China

Anik Bose, General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (former SVP Corp Dev @ 3Com and Investor/Board Member of H3C) shares his perspective on building a global technology business in China. Building a successful Joint Venture in China requires one to recognize the opportunity but also to be able to mitigate the inherent risks.  This John
  • 16 May, 2014
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Building A Cross Border Technology Business

Building a technology business located in Silicon Valley is more of an art than a science. Adding a cross border dimension could create the perception of an impossible task. Eric Buatois, general partner at BGV has built venture-backed cross-border companies for more than a decade between Silicon Valley, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and India. In
  • 2 Mar, 2014
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