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Venture Capital Basics
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.

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News and Articles About Venture capital

Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

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How three immigrant entrepreneurs found U.S. success in launching Zendesk.
July 28, 2011 in Profiles
From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

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How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.
July 26, 2011 in The 'Treps
There's Something About Jack Dorsey

There's Something About Jack Dorsey

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Twitter is quietly raising big bucks -- pegging the company's value at as much as $7 billion. What is Dorsey's secret?
July 5, 2011 in Financing
Video: Insights: On Seeking Venture CapitalPlay Video

Insights: On Seeking Venture Capital (Video)

Venture investor Guy Kawasaki talks about the types of businesses most likely to interest fellow VCs.
June 27, 2011 in Venture Capital
Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital

Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital

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When you start a fast moving and disruptive business, VCs may soon knock on your door. Until, then check out Joe Fernandez of Klout's top five feeds to follow on Twitter.
June 1, 2011 in Financing
Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Enchantment

Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Enchantment

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The business guru shares his views on how to be really winning.
April 26, 2011 in Customer Service
How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

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Here's how Jonathan Boos of Wurkin Stiffs swam with the 'Sharks' and lived to tell the tale.
April 25, 2011 in Starting a Business
How a Company Aiding Nonprofits Secured Venture Capital

How a Company Aiding Nonprofits Secured Venture Capital

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A new way for small nonprofits to tap into big audiences and raise awareness and exposure online.
March 22, 2011 in Venture Capital
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

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Venture capital dollars have been largely scarce since the downturn set in. But these days, that tide appears to be turning.
March 11, 2011 in Financing
Y Combinator's Paul Graham on Why Some Companies Get His Cash and Others Don't

Y Combinator's Paul Graham on Why Some Companies Get His Cash and Others Don't

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Paul Graham spills: Why some companies get his cash and others don't
February 22, 2011 in Venture Capital
Video: How Can I Find Venture Capital for My Business?Play Video

How Can I Find Venture Capital for My Business? (Video)

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Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on how to approach venture capitalists for backing.
January 21, 2011 in Financing
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