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How to Convince Investors You Can Sell
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How to Convince Investors You Can Sell

Your success, as a company and as an investment, will depend on your ability to get customers to buy i service.
Scott Shane
Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids
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Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids

Lalalala. Lalalala. Elmo loves his goldfish, his startups, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet
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Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet

Money-loaded VCs might seem intimidating, but armed with a few tips, entrepreneurs -- even those wrestling with financing for the first time -- can help level the playing field.
Ryan Holmes
4 Steps to Better Protect Your Ideas
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4 Steps to Better Protect Your Ideas

Brainpower is good. Brainpower you own is far better.
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Fundraising

How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money

Getting venture capital funding is a constant game of selling, and it's far easier to sell yourself if independent third-party experts rave about you.
Andrew Hsu
Raise More Capital When You Can
Fundraising

Raise More Capital When You Can

Investors and founders both sense the venture funding pool is drying up. If you're raising money, take every dollar you can when you can.
Alex Iskold
What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital
Raising Capital

What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital

I didn't really need the truck back in 1991, but I learned to look for opportunities before I thought it was the right time.
Doug Winter
Your Alma Mater Might Want to Finance Your Startup
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Your Alma Mater Might Want to Finance Your Startup

Alumni investment groups join the VC landscape.
Michelle Goodman
How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley
Angel Investors

How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley

While much of angel investing is the same everywhere, angels outside of Silicon Valley need to do a few things differently to be successful.
Scott Shane
What VCs Want in 2016
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What VCs Want in 2016

From cybersecurity to robotics: 2016 investment predictions from top VCs
Michelle Goodman
Why This Aviation Startup Launched Exclusively on the East Coast
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Why This Aviation Startup Launched Exclusively on the East Coast

The founder of Beacon explains how he's capitalizing on the vibrant VC and tech ecosystems of NYC and Boston.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts
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5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

A VC professional shares his thoughts on team building, timing and more.
Joseph Ansanelli
7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital
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7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital

Most companies can afford to -- and should -- be a little scrappier. Here's why.
Shannon Whitehead
Why SalesLoft's Second Wind Is Going Strong
VC

Why SalesLoft's Second Wind Is Going Strong

This software suite revamped itself, and now it's raking in funds.
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What It Is: Institutional venture capital comes from professionally managed funds that have $25 million to more than $1 billion to invest in emerging growth companies. Venture capital focuses on capital investments in private, young, fast-growing companies.

Appropriate for: High-growth, high-potential companies that are capable of becoming market leaders, and being profitable in five to eight years.

Best Use: Varied. From financing product development and commercializing promising technologies to building durable well-run businesses.

Cost: Expensive. Institutional venture capitalists purchase significant equity in a business. The earlier the investment stage, the more equity is required to persuade an institutional venture capitalist to invest. The range of funds typically available is $500,000 to more than $30 million.

Ease of Acquisition: Difficult. Institutional venture capitalists are choosy. Institutional venture capital is an appropriate source of funding for only a limited number of companies.

Source: PitchBook Platform

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