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Has the traditional VC been forced to pivot?

At Venture Shift, VCs from Kleiner, Mayfield, First Round, August Capital, True Ventures

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
August 22, 2011 | Comments
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Here's the video of the Venture Shift panel: "Has the traditional VC industry been forced to pivot by the rise of angels, super angels, incubators, etc?"

On this panel, we had Randy Komisar from  Kleiner Perkins Caufields & Byers, Phil Black from True Ventures, Raj Kapoor from Mayfield, Rob Hayes from First Round Capital, Howard Hartenbaum from August Capital and Rich Melmon from Bullpen, who moderated.

For a great overview of the panel, read Faith Merino's "Angels meet a need the VC industry couldn't."


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Bullpen Capital
Angel group/VC
Description: Bullpen Capital is second round investor who invests in companies previously seeded by the Super Angel funds.
Richard Melmon
Managing Partner,
Bullpen Capital
Bio: Richard is a physicist who somehow ended up starting companies. Before starting his own, he helped a few along the way, including Intel, ...
Bio: Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. 

Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was th...
Bio: Rob joined First Round Capital in 2006.  Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture inves...
Bio: Raj is an entrepreneur , Internet industry pioneer and blogger ( . He invests in the online advertising, e-commerce, c...
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