Venture Capital

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Venture Capital

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Venture Capital

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IPOs

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Valuations

Now Is a 'Fantastic Time' to Invest in Startups, VC Says

Despite concerns of a tech bubble, at least one venture capitalist thinks most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations.
Jacob Pramuk
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Investors

3 Must-Haves to Raising Money Without a Product

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Andrew Medal
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Legal Issues

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A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.
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Advice

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Steve Tobak
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Beauty Businesses

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Tanya Benedicto Klich
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Venture Capital

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Ari Levy
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Arie Abecassis
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Venture Capital

Why Too Much Venture Capital Can Be a Problem

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Mona Bijoor
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Venture Capital

Why the VC Firm 'Formerly Known as Atlas' Is Crowdsourcing for a New Name

Atlas Venture's separate tech group wants you to title its new firm, and they'll reward the winner with $50k in carry.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
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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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