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 […]
December 6, 2017
This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Jeff Thermond.
May 25, 2017
Almost half of the initial pitches we view at XSeed do not contain a Five Year Projected Financials slide. Another quarter have a forecast, but it only goes out two years. So, three quarters of the entrepreneurs we meet start out with a pitch deck missing an indispensable […]
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 in Gixo, an […]
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 of […]
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 more advanced […]
March 14, 2017
XSeed Capital is excited to announce the April 6 book launch of Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World, written by XSeed Executive-in-Residence, Mike Hoefflinger. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3.
In the summer of 2009, Silicon Valley’s (and my) past met its (and my) future. […]
February 6, 2017
XSeed is very excited to announce our investment in FINDMINE, a software platform that automatically curates products and product groups for use across merchant’s ecommerce, digital marketing and in-store displays or applications. The company is bringing critical technology and new data sets to retailers, allowing them not only to apply common technical advancements across their omni-channel efforts, but simultaneously to create value […]
January 20, 2017
This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.
A noticeable fraction of the thousands of startups I have looked at in the last seven years have made attacking a societal evil (e.g., hunger, homelessness, etc) a key part of why they exist. This is extremely laudable from a […]