Venture Capital

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market
Think Like Cleveland

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.
Jane Porter
Raising Capital

A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
Peter S. Cohan
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup
Challenges

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
John Rampton
Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed
Lean Startups

Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

It is a rare startup that has the backing of venture capital fund, so forget about wooing investors and concentrate on wooing customers with your unique selling proposition.
Rohan Ayyar
Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley
Raising Capital

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs have lots of financing options beyond checking out venture firms in California. Here are six techniques to try.
Michael Howse
BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet
Bitcoin

BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet

The Atlanta Bitcoin payments pioneer closes a record-breaking funding round from billionaire Richard Branson, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, PayPal's Peter Thiel, Index Ventures and other all-star investors.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3 Alternative Tech Startup Cities With Less Traffic, More Housing (Infographic)
Technology Startups

3 Alternative Tech Startup Cities With Less Traffic, More Housing (Infographic)

Three Western locales previously considered vacation destinations are now alternatives to Silicon Valley life at a much more affordable price.
John Solari
Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You
Venture Capital

Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You

A stable economy means less competition for scoring investment.
Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.
Raising Money

Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

In this video, Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money.
Jason Fell
The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)
Persistence

The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough.
Ryan Holiday
Venture Capital Is In a Recovery, Not a Bubble
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Is In a Recovery, Not a Bubble

Just because venture investment is up doesn't mean we are awash in froth.
Scott Shane
Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson
Fred Wilson

Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson

In this question-and-answer interview, Wilson discusses retirement, Tumblr's exit and getting over a difficult year.
Alyson Shontell
This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch
Pitching investors

This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.
Kate Rogers
Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.
Venture Capital

Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

The Complete VC 100 Listing

The Top 10 VC Deals of 2014

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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