Doubling Down on Innovation with our Boutique Approach

  • On June 727, 2012

  • by Aydin Senkut

Our team at Felicis has the great fortune to work with some of the best entrepreneurs in the world. During the last few years, we’ve not only called out important growth areas like mobile, e-commerce, education and health but also continue to put the entrepreneur first, having customized our approach for each founder and company… Read more »

Recognizing Our Founders with our new Community Page

  • On September 2757, 2011

  • by Aydin Senkut

Following the closing of our seed fund last summer, we have been hard at work on our priority number one: serving our entrepreneurs. In this one area, we aspire to constantly push the bar higher, striving to excel in the “venture concierge” aspect of the venture business (to paraphrase Vinod Khosla). We organized our first… Read more »

Announcing Felicis Ventures’ First Institutional Fund

  • On August 1533, 2010

  • by Aydin Senkut

Felicis Ventures came a long way since its inception late 2005 and our first investment in January of 2006. We are really excited to announce our first Institutional Fund in the amount of $40 million along with our newly re-designed website. During a time when most venture funds are facing headwinds in an increasingly dire… Read more »

Where will the Growth of Internet Population come from in 5 Years ?

  • On July 2210, 2009

  • by Aydin Senkut

In a report this week released by Forrester, global internet population is expected to hit 2.2 billion people by 2013. What’s most interesting about the report is where that growth is likely to come from: Asia is to account about 43% of that jumping from just over half a billion users to nearly a billion… Read more »

Congrats to Aardvark and Foodzie teams (2009 Businessweek Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs)

  • On April 2342, 2009

  • by Aydin Senkut

Congrats to Max Ventilla from Aardvark along with Nik Bauman, Emily Olson and Rob LaFave from Foodzie for being among Businessweek’s 2009 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs. I’m delighted to be an angel investor in those two companies. Both of them are going after important market segments in their own right. Aardvark offers a great solution… Read more »

Want to Fix the Economy? Think Immigrant Entrepreneurs

  • On March 2621, 2009

  • by Aydin Senkut

There is a plethora of ideas on how to revive the economy. To me it boils down to one simple strategy: Support the entrepreneurs, especially the immigrant ones. The stimulus grants the government is handing out to different industries remains a band-aid solution and basically just re-allocates existing resources. Supporting the entrepreneurs, on the other… Read more »

Entering 2009, the Year of the Ox on a Cautiously Bullish Note

  • On January 2753, 2009

  • by Aydin Senkut

2008’s year of the rat will remain a memorable one for many reasons including the surprising and disturbing changes in the markets and economies around the world. As for Felicis Ventures, it was the best year so far in its brief three year history: 2008 brought no less than 3 exits: Powerset (sold to Microsoft),… Read more »

Maximizing Options in a Downturn

  • On November 1124, 2008

  • by Aydin Senkut

It’s hard to stay focused on the task on hand these days amidst the turbulence, the uncertainty and looming decisions that might be hardly palatable. There is no lack of advice or dire warnings from VCs and experts alike. Most pragmatic advice I heard so far was summed up at a recent Venturebeat panel by… Read more »

Top Global Internet Ad Markets in 2008

  • On September 956, 2008

  • by Aydin Senkut

Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe was quoted in TechCrunch 50 as saying that “95% of their ad revenues come from 9 countries”. Based on online ad market estimates* between mid 2007 to mid 2008, the following chart depicts the top global internet ad markets as follows: * all estimates based on eMarketer [2007-2008], except: South Korea… Read more »

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