Author: XSeed Capital

Robert Siegel And AngelList Executives Review The Changing Investment Landscape

April 14, 2015

In his Formation of New Ventures class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, XSeed Partner Robert Siegel discussed the changing landscape of investing with AngelList COO Kevin Laws and VP of Fundraising Products Ash Fontana. AngelList was created in 2010 to help entrepreneurs recruit talent, get startup advice, and connect with potential investors online. You can view the engaging

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Chatous Raises $2.1M In Seed Funding

December 17, 2014

XSeed Capital is very excited to announce our recent investment in Chatous, an online and mobile service that enables people to have conversations with others around the world in a safe, private and protected manner. The company, which began as a project in one of Jure Leskovec‘s classes at Stanford University, matches individuals with others based

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XSeed Invests In CirroSecure, Providing Cloud-Based Data Security

May 7, 2014

In venture capital, investors strive to find entrepreneurs that are “authentic” to a market and who are also addressing a large problem. XSeed is excited to announce our recent investment in CirroSecure, a firm where we have found both great entrepreneurs and also a big opportunity that is not being adequately solved with existing solutions.

When we first met Vikrant 

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XSeed Leads Funding For StackStorm, Delivering Increased DevOps Productivity To Enterprises

May 5, 2014

Lights-out operations of data centers has long been a vision pursued by many IT organizations. In the last 15 years, companies such as Opsware (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Opalis (acquired by Microsoft) and DynamicOps (acquired by VMware) have led the first two waves of automation that delivered increasing levels of productivity to data center operations teams, from bare-metal servers to

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Allopartis Acquired By Novozymes

October 10, 2013

In XSeed’s first fund, we allocated a portion of capital to entrepreneurs pursuing breakthrough innovation at the intersection of IT and other technical disciplines. Our reasoning in pursuing these and a handful of other such investments was straight- forward: We believed, given the cost-performance vector of IT, that it would rapidly transform other disciplines and that companies could be

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The Importance Of Customer Identity

September 30, 2013

This XSeed blog was written by former XSeed Fellow, Bella Rozenkrants, PhD candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Customer identity plays an important and often overlooked role in a firm’s marketing messages. The things people own and products they use become extensions of who they are, and come to reflect what people and, sometimes, companies stand

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How To Use A Capitalization Table

September 5, 2013

A capitalization table (often referred to as a “cap table”) is a tool used to display the ownership of a company. Given that venture-backed firms are constantly raising new capital, the ownership structures of these companies can be relatively complex as each round of funding may bring in new owners and is often based on different valuations. Consequently, it

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