Venture Capital

Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $70 Million
Funding

Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $70 Million

One of Silicon Valley's darling coffee companies will open more retail locations with its new round of funding.
Kia Kokalitcheva
3 Ways to Bring On a Silent Partner
Tax Center

3 Ways to Bring On a Silent Partner

Before you accept financing or sign an investing agreement, be sure you know how to protect your company and get what you want out of the deal.
Mark J. Kohler
Ellen Pao Will Appeal Gender Discrimination Case Against Kleiner
Gender bias

Ellen Pao Will Appeal Gender Discrimination Case Against Kleiner

Meanwhile, the venture capital firm is seeking to recover nearly $1 million in litigation costs.
7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Adopting these seven traits can certainly help you get recognized for the entrepreneur you are.
Monica Zent
Priceless Words From the Founder of WordPress
Entrepreneurship

Priceless Words From the Founder of WordPress

Great advice on starting a business, from a guy who's been pretty successful himself.
Steve Tobak
Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors
Fraud

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.
Kate Taylor
Don't Even Think About M&A Until You've Mastered These 5 Practices
Mergers and Acquisitions

Don't Even Think About M&A Until You've Mastered These 5 Practices

Your hardest days as an entrepreneur will happen between your suitor's first email and shareholder approval, a year later.
Tasso Roumeliotis
5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You
Pitching investors

5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You

While there are many options for fundraising, it doesn't make it easier to get capital. Here is how to make the process more productive and efficient.
Arie Abecassis
Jennifer Lopez Makes a Sales Pitch to Silicon Valley
Venture Capital

Jennifer Lopez Makes a Sales Pitch to Silicon Valley

The entertainer made an unusual appearance in front of venture capitalists Wednesday to talk about taking risks, thinking big, and investing in Jennifer Lopez, the brand.
Verne Kopytoff
Is Boston Losing Another VC Firm to Silicon Valley?
Venture Capital

Is Boston Losing Another VC Firm to Silicon Valley?

Highland Capital Partners is now led by one of its Palo Alto-based partners.
Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital
National Small Business Week

Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital

If you're a woman who wants to start a business, don't let these obstacles stand between you and major sources of funding.
Carol Roth
Is Your Business Idea Too Weird for a VC?
VC

Is Your Business Idea Too Weird for a VC?

If your business doesn't firmly fit the mold, don't be discouraged.
Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?
Raising Money

Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?

Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.
Lisa Serwin
Meet Y Combinator's Bold Whiz Kid Boss
Innovators

Meet Y Combinator's Bold Whiz Kid Boss

Sam Altman is redefining the venture capital firm's identity and making bold moves. After one year on the job, has his strategy paid off?
Jason Ankeny
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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