Bruce Cleveland speaks at VetCon 2017

Katherine Barr Discusses Canada's 2017 Budget

Clover Health Seeks to Join Billion-Dollar Club

Interview with Phyllis Whiteley

SXSW 2017 Starup Mixer

Bryan Stolle to speak at SXSW 2017

In Search of the Perfect Team

Meet Katherine Barr

Wildcat welcomes C3 IoT to it's portfolio

Building the Perfect Team Event Recap

Wildcat Closes on New Fund

Monthly Archives: March 2017

AI as Kinetic Energy: The Creation of New Categories

Written on March 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm, by

Imagine for a second a snapshot of a carpenter in mid-swing with a hammer at the very tippy top of it’s arc. At this point in the carpenter’s action the potential energy is at its highest, and all the hopes and dreams of that hammer rest in this climatic moment. The system is in perfect  Continue Reading »

Bruce Cleveland speaks at VetCon 2017

Written on March 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm, by

Bruce Cleveland discusses Navigating the Traction Gap EVENT LINK: VetCon WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00-4:45pm (PT) WHERE: GSV Labs – 585 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

Katherine Barr Discusses Canada’s 2017 Budget

Written on March 23, 2017 at 9:44 am, by

Less than 24 hours after Finance Minister Bill Morneau had unveiled his second federal budget, Kurtis McBride was already taking and making calls to help position Waterloo Region as a beneficiary of one of its key initiatives — the Smart Cities Challenge. McBride is the CEO of Miovision, a traffic data and infrastructure company that helps  Continue Reading »

Health-Insurance Startup Clover Health Seeks to Join Billion-Dollar Club

Written on March 16, 2017 at 10:06 am, by

Health-insurance startup Clover Health is raising about $120 million in new capital at a valuation of more than $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the situation. Clover Health aims to become what it calls “the largest health-care company in the U.S.,” according to a pitch deck seen by WSJ Pro Venture Capital. For  Continue Reading »

Leadership Series Featuring Phyllis Whiteley, Ph.D.

Written on March 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm, by

Accelerating the Success of Next Generation’s Healthcare Entrepreneurs In this exclusive Slone Partners interview, Dr. Phyllis Whiteley, seasoned venture capitalist and life science consultant, shares her insights on the most promising areas of healthcare technology and exciting breakthroughs entering the market. She also discusses her work at Wildcat Ventures and her passion for mentoring leaders  Continue Reading »

SXSW 2017 | A Carnival of Cocktails & Conversations

Written on March 15, 2017 at 11:50 am, by

Every March, thousands of people flood the city of Austin for SXSW Interactive. The city is transformed into a funhouse of networking opportunities for up and coming millennial professionals, seasoned industry veterans and everyone in between. This year Wildcat Venture Partners hosted its 2nd Start-up Mixer, bringing together these talented minds in one place. What’s  Continue Reading »

Bryan Stolle to speak at SXSW 2017

Written on March 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm, by

Bryan Stolle will be speaking on the following panel at SXSW 2017. Psychopaths in Silicon Valley: A Guide Whether you’re living the startup life or laughing at its caricature portrayal in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” you’ve likely used the word “psychopath” as a casual insult. Is there any truth to it? There are uncanny parallels in  Continue Reading »

In Search of the Perfect Team

Written on March 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm, by

I have been fortunate to have been either an operating executive or investor in some very transformational software companies in Silicon Valley, joining or investing at a time when they were just very early-stage, private companies. These include C3 IoT, Marketo, Oracle and Siebel Systems, to name a few. Working with, and learning from, some  Continue Reading »

Meet Katherine Barr, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners

Written on March 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

Venture capital used to be a cottage industry, with very few investing in tomorrow’s products and services. Oh how times have changed. While there are more startups than ever, there’s also more money chasing them. In this series, we look at the new (or relatively new) VCs in the early stages: seed and Series A.  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT Closes New Financing at a $1.4 Billion Valuation

Written on March 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm, by

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– C3 IoT today announced a Series E financing round at a $1.4 billion pre-money valuation. Led by Breyer Capital, a global firm with investment interest in long term-oriented entrepreneurs and teams working in artificial intelligence (AI), the funds will be used to fuel C3 IoT’s growth by expanding its product footprint  Continue Reading »

TGI: Building the Perfect Team

Written on March 2, 2017 at 11:46 am, by

Did you miss it? Wildcat co-hosted Building the Perfect Team On March 2, Traction Gap Institute (TGI) joined Wildcat Venture Partners, Velocity Coaching and Shasta Ventures to host Building the Perfect Team. During the event, TGI shared its initial insights from interviews with 17 CEOs whose startups successfully started and scaled. The event featured an interview  Continue Reading »

Wildcat Venture Partners Closes on New Fund to Help Companies Traverse the “Traction Gap”

Written on March 2, 2017 at 5:00 am, by

Wildcat Venture Partners Closes on New Fund to Help Companies Traverse the “Traction Gap” Four Established Founding Partners Share Operating Experience and Best Practices to Lead Early-Stage Technology Companies to Success SAN MATEO, CA – March 2, 2017 –Wildcat Venture Partners, a venture capital firm committed to enabling early-stage startups to build high-growth businesses, closed  Continue Reading »