Know Your Minimum Winning Game For Startup Success

June 22, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, and originally appeared on VentureBeat.

At XSeed Capital we are introduced to over 500+ new startup opportunities every year, and we directly meet or talk to 150–200 of these companies. In this context, I am sometimes asked what is the “biggest mistake” that a […]

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Palo Alto Networks Acquires CirroSecure

May 27, 2015

XSeed Capital is thrilled with the acquisition of CirroSecure by Palo Alto Networks (PANW), which was announced today by both companies. When we first met co-founders Vikrant Karvir and Nishant Doshi 18 months ago, we were extremely impressed with their understanding of the security landscape and their strategy to differentiate in a crowded market segment. CirroSecure’s tenacious focus on customer service and product […]

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Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

May 22, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, and originally appeared on TechCrunch.

I am watching my oldest child explore where she will want to attend university when she completes her final year of high school. This past month my wife and daughter drove through six different states and looked at over […]

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How To Run Your First Board Of Directors Meeting

April 16, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.

I remember my first Board of Directors meeting. It was a disaster. I made the naïve mistake of laying out several different business model options for our startup and then asked for the board’s opinion without first putting forth my […]

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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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