Tag: Finance

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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Help! My Funding Round Is Oversubscribed

May 9, 2014

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

Oh, you lucky dog! When you started the process of raising money you hoped it would go well, but you didn’t really know for sure. The first few fundraising pitches were a little rough, and you had some doubts

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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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How Venture-Backed Companies Should Think About Exit Events

January 29, 2014

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

When XSeed Capital engages initial discussions with a startup, the conversations usually surround traditional topics: what is the size of the market opportunity, how good is the current product/market fit, what skills does the team have or want to

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Is Your Startup Ready For Venture Financing?

December 16, 2013

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

So you’ve got a great idea for a new startup. Congratulations! Before you begin, you might want to think twice about the scope of your great idea.

Put simply, the question is whether your great idea is a

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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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