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Jessica Levandov Nyu

Jessica Levandov Nyu

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31March,2009   
T o d a y s T a b b l o i d    
PERSONALNEWSFOR
marshal.m1@gmail.com     
1   
 AVC    
Co-Investors   
MAR31,200912:08P.M.  MostventuredealsinvolvemorethanoneVCfirm.Inourindustry    vernacular,wecallthem“co-investors”.Thegroupofventurefirmsis   calledthesyndicate.Howthesyndicatecomestogetherisanartandnot  ascience.  Sometimes,onefirmwilldothefirstroundbythemselves,asecondfirm      willjoininthesecondround,athirdfirmwilljoininthethirdround,  andthesyndicatewillgetbuiltroundbyround.That’showTwitter’s   syndicategotbuilt.Ourfirm,UnionSquareVentures,ledthefirstround   andsomewellknownangelsjoinedusinthatround.SparkCapitalled   thesecondroundandjoinedthesyndicate.Inthethirdround,which   recentlyclosed,BenchmarkandIVPjoinedthesyndicate.  Sometimes,twofirmswilldothefirstroundtogether,athirdfirmwill   jointhesecondround,andsoon.That’showZyngassyndicatewasbuilt.  BradFeldfromFoundryGroupandIco-ledthefirstround,Rich   LevandovfromAvalonledthesecondround,andBingGordonfrom     KleinerPerkinsledthethirdroundandwasjoinedbySandyMillerfrom     IVP.  NotethatIstartedtousepartner’snamesintheparagraphaboutZynga.  Theindividualpartnersinvolvedarereallyimportant.WhileVCsworkin   firms,andfirmsdohavereputations,itistheindividualVCthatyouend   upworkingwithsoitisthepersonfirstandforemostthatyouare    workingwithandthefirmsecond.Dontforgetthatwhenyouput  togetherasyndicate.I’veseenmanyanentrepreneurmakeamistakeby   pickingagreatfirmastheleadinvestorandgettingstuckwithacrappy   partnerontheboard.Ithappensallthetime.  ButbacktothetopicofputtingVCstogether.Itsaverytrickyprocess   andfroughtwithrisk.Thebestwaytosolvetheproblemistoworkwith    VCswhohaveshownthattheycanworktogethersuccessfully.  ThereareprobablyfiveortenVCswhoIhaveworkedwithfrequentlyin   mycareerandIknowverywellandlovetoworkwith.Itsnothardto   figureout whotheyareandI’vebeenpa   iredwiththemonmany   occasions.  Andthatlistsgrowsandcha   ngesovertime.BijanSabetof   SparkCapitalonlygotintotheventurecapitalbusinessafewyearsago   andheandIhaveworkedtogethersuccessfullyonacoupledealsnow    andhewouldmostcertainlybeonthatshortlist.  Infact,BijanwasinterviewedtheotherdayonthisverytopicbyMark   KathleenFlynnofTheDeal.Here’swhathehadtosayaboutthistopic.  Therearetwogreatlinesinthisinterview:  “Wegenerallylikeeachother”  and   “Youcant  fireyourVCs”  Soinclosi  ng,whenpickingyoursyndicate,choosecarefu   lly,makesure   theVCswill“likeeachother”,andfocusonthepersonmorethanthe   firm.Andmostimportant,checkoutyourVCsliketheycheckoutyou.  Itsanimportantchoicethatyoumostlikelywillnotbeabletochange   onceyouvemadeit.  MARSHA    LSANDLER.COM     
ReadingFreeSwag-  alldigitalmoves’sposterous-  http://tinyurl.com/cuarb4   
MAR31,200912:00P.M.  ReadingFreeSwag-alldigitalmoves’sposterous-  http://tinyurl.com/cuarb4   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
ReadingFreeSwag-  alldigitalmoves’sposterous-  http://tinyurl.com/d79a8f   
MAR31,200912:00P.M.  ReadingFreeSwag-alldigitalmoves’sposterous-  http://tinyurl.com/d79a8f   
 
Today’sTabbloidPERSONALNEWSFOR
marshal.m1@gmail.com     
31March,2009   
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MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
Readingmarshalsandler-  Likaholix-  http://tinyurl.com/co7pga   
MAR31,200912:00P.M.  Readingmarshalsandler-Likaholix-http://tinyurl.com/co7pga   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
LikesTheMan,theGland,the   Dile   mmas-WS…:Cancer-Get  Test  ed!-http://li  ke.im/aJ7   
MAR31,2   00912:00P.M.  LikesTheMan,theGland,theDilemmas-WS…:Cancer-GetTested!-  http://like.im/aJ7   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00912:00P.M.  Readingmarshalsandler.com-http://tinyurl.com/ckjslq   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
ReadingBlueBlog:GlueShirts   andStickers-  http:  //tinyurl.com/c4mlr8   
MAR31,2   00912:00P.M.  ReadingBlueBlog:GlueShirtsandStickers-http://tinyurl.com/c4mlr8   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
ReadingMichigan«Coffee   Beanery-  http://tinyurl.com/dm2qvw    
MAR31,200912:00P.M.  ReadingMichigan«CoffeeBeanery-http://tinyurl.com/dm2qvw    MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00912:00P.M.   AboutGlueFromAdaptiveBlueFromMarshalSandlermarshal.m1   @gmail.comRe:...  MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
 Why   IToldMyStory   http://post.ly/Cjc   
MAR31,200911:51A.M.   WhyIToldMyStoryhttp://post.ly/Cjc   MARSHA    LSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00911:51A.M.  FreeSwaghttp://post.ly/Cjb   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
Readingmarshalsandler.com-  http:  //tinyurl.com/c   78mnm     
MAR31,200911:51A.M.  Readingmarshalsandler.com-http://tinyurl.com/c78mnm     
 
Today’sTabbloidPERSONALNEWSFOR
marshal.m1@gmail.com     
31March,2009   
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 WhyIToldMyStory   
MAR31,200911:49A.M.  marshalsandlermarshal.m1@gmail.comhttp://marshalsandler.com/   http://msandler.tumblr.com/no...  MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
FreeSwag   
MAR31,200911:48A.M.  *BerkleyCafe*28557WoodwardAve.*Berkley,MI48072*   248-336-9930*...  MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
Swag   
MAR31,200911:45A.M.  *BerkleyCafe*28557WoodwardAve.*Berkley,MI48072*248-336-  9930*Wi-Fi...   AVC    
Google’sEntranceIntoVenture   Capital  
MAR31,200911:44A.M.  Thishasbeenrumoredforquiteawhilenow.Idontthinkcorporations   shouldbedoingventurecapitalandIdontthinkGoogleshouldbedoing   it.Heres whatIsaidl  astJulyonthesubject.Nothinghaschangedinthe   pastninemonthstom     akemethinkdifferently.  Thatsaid,IwelcomeGoogletothebusiness,wishthemluck,andhope    wefindsomethingtodowiththem.  MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
ReadingMichigan«Coffee   Beanery-  http://tinyurl.com/c6oylu   
MAR31,200911:14A.M.  ReadingMichigan«CoffeeBeanery-http://tinyurl.com/c6oylu   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00911:14A.M.  ReadingLocations«CoffeeBeanery-http://tinyurl.com/dashk6   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00911:00A.M.  Readingmarshalsandler|Twine-http://tinyurl.com/dk7uh7   MARSHALSANDLER.COM     
MAR31,2   00911:00A.M.  ReadingWorldTrackerEndurooffersGPStrackingineventheharshest  conditions|Twine-...  

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