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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

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

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Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
December 26, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

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Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
December 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

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After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
December 23, 2013 in Financing
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

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Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
December 20, 2013 in Venture Capital
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

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The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
December 12, 2013 in Venture Capital
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

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With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
December 11, 2013 in Financing
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

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The very fact that investors are in front of you means they’re interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
December 9, 2013 in Financing
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

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Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
December 4, 2013 in Profiles
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

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Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
December 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?

Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?

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There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one.
November 27, 2013 in Venture Capital
Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

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Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.
November 25, 2013 in Venture Capital

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

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Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
November 21, 2013 in Financing
An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

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On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project.
November 20, 2013 in Online Marketing
Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

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VCs and angel investors get a lot of attention, but personal loans and credit, followed by investments from friends and family, are the top funding sources for startups.
November 20, 2013 in Financing
Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

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The online data-storage company is reportedly looking to raise $250 million in the next few weeks, seeking a valuation of about $8 billion.
November 19, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

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The glass ceiling is still very much intact, but entrepreneurs and VCs have the power to close the gender gap. Here's how.
November 19, 2013 in Business Management
The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

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Amid much criticism, Foursquare is mounting an offense that has many in the startup world sitting up and taking notice.
November 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

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How to understand venture capital's herd mentality.
November 14, 2013 in Venture Capital
Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

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Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.
October 31, 2013 in Venture Capital
Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

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Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
October 25, 2013 in Venture Capital
No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

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The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.
October 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Get the 411 on crowdfunding from General Assembly, Denver's Galvanize wants you to code for a cause, Nashville gets KEEN on entrepreneurship, TechCrunch brings the Startup Battlefield to Berlin. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

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If you are rejected, don't automatically assume it's your business plan that's the issue. It could be the firm's approach to its fund's investment cycle.
October 17, 2013 in Venture Capital
Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

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Data Elite wants to fill a need for big data startups that aren't satisfied by generic startup incubators and investment funds. And it has major backers ready to make sure it succeeds.
October 17, 2013 in Venture Capital
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