Venture Capital

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Venture Capital

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Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off. And start networking -- today.
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Watch out. Interest from institutional investors is heating up.
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One of America's most important venture capitalists talks tech bubbles, delayed gratification and his firm's efforts to hire a female partner.
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Venture Capital

What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)

A recent insider panel offered clues on what VCs are looking for and stressed the importance of being being backed by a good team. Catch the full video here.
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Talk Like a VC Insider With This Gif Glossary

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Trials, Tribulations and Tone Deafness Feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

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Venture Capital

Do These 4 Things to Make Your Startup Irresistible to Backers

By adopting an investor mindset, you'll reel in the Venture Capitalist funds.
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Venture-Backed U.S. IPOs Hit Lowest Levels in Two Years

This, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.
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Despite concerns of a tech bubble, at least one venture capitalist thinks most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations.
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Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

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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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