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 engagingRead More
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Did you know that XSeed Partner Robert Siegel is also on faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business?
Robert teaches Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, Formation of New Ventures and Entrepreneurial Finance. In these classes he has led research and written cases on companies including Google, Box, AngelList, SurveyMonkey, Zuora, Minted,Read More
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 basedRead More
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 VikrantRead More
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 toRead More
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 beRead More
In this day of instant communication, companies are both striving for and also required to pay close attention to the feedback of their customers. Stanford spin-out DropThought was founded a little over two years ago by Karan Chadhry and Ajith Ravi to provide a solution that reduces frictionRead More
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 standRead More
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, itRead More
We are so pleased for SIPX and the announcement of their Series B funding. When we first met with now-CEO Bob Weinschenk in early 2012, he had been pinged by Stanford University to help figure out what the commercial opportunities might be around the SIPX technology. The XSeed team worked closely with Bob and the other Co-FoundersRead More