February 20, 2018
This blog was written by XSeed Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond.
My last blog on the fact that a five-year projection of key financial metrics was a hard and fast requirement for any startup pitch deck drew a lot of engaged commentary.
The comments generally fell into two camps. The responders who provide services (e.g.,
February 12, 2018
This blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel.
Being the CEO of an entrepreneurial venture is unbelievably hard. Not only are odds wildly stacked against one’s success, but unlike in a normal job, the CEO does not have anyone telling him or her what to do. Of course, many people tell the CEO what they
January 23, 2018
This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel and former Chairman and CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt. It originally appeared on Medium.
Much has been written about the frame-breaking changes taking place in industrial markets driven by the combination of hardware and software products newly available to customers. From mobility to
The most exciting days at XSeed are concentrated around moments when incredible entrepreneurs leverage technology to make material impacts to their worlds. This week, Esports One, the latest XSeed investment, began fully promoting the real-time computer vision analytics company that will bring customizable viewer experiences to the esports community.
We have a history of investing in
January 9, 2018
This week’s Timely Discussions was written by XSeed Partner, Robert Siegel.
Two key news items caught our attention this week — Mark Zuckerberg’s commitment to “fix Facebook” in 2018 and Apple’s being confronted by activist investors to make the iPhone safer for children. When combined with the younger generation’s lack of using Facebook and increasing
January 4, 2018
This blog was written by the XSeed Capital Team: Robert Siegel – Partner, Jeff Thermond – Venture Partner and Mike Hoefflinger – Executive in Residence.
Happy New Year from the XSeed Capital Team! Here’s what the team had to say when asked what the most under- & over- reported stories of
December 21, 2017
This week’s Timely Discussions was written by XSeed Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond.
Like most VC firms, we have spirited discussions on Mondays when we look at new deals. As you might expect, we often talk about current events or what is in the news during downtime.
Timely Discussions is a new short form blog which will
May 25, 2017
At XSeed Capital, we continuously look to invest in companies that are led by inspirational founders who surround themselves with world-class teams and advisors and pursue a mission that has a meaningful impact on the world. With that context, we are excited to partner with co-founders Selina Tobaccowala and Al Lieb and announce our investment
May 16, 2017
This article originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review and was co-authored by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, co-founder and CEO of Box, Aaron Levie, and general manager of SAP.io, Maxwell Wessel.
When most of the great companies of the industrial era were founded, even the most brilliant economists believed deeply in the law
April 17, 2017
XSeed Capital is very excited to announce our investment in Narrative, a platform that enables buyers and sellers of raw data events to come together and transact.
As more people, more companies, and more devices connect over the Internet, the engagement and interactions of those constituents creates overwhelming amounts of data. At the same time, organizations are deploying