Venture Capital

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Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals of 2014
VC 100

Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals of 2014

Check out which little-known startups and sectors landed major funding in 2014.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Reportedly Eyeing 'Strategic Investment' in Struggling Wearables Pioneer Jawbone
Wearable Tech

Google Reportedly Eyeing 'Strategic Investment' in Struggling Wearables Pioneer Jawbone

Google may be vying for a slice of the fitness wearables pie.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Exits: What's Red Hot in Venture Capital and What to Expect in 2015
VC 100

Exits: What's Red Hot in Venture Capital and What to Expect in 2015

Our VC 100 coverage breaks down exit activity in 2014 and what the market anticipates this year.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse
Angel Investors

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Tim Berry
What Drove 2014's Eye-Popping $44.7 Billion in VC Fundraising
VC 100

What Drove 2014's Eye-Popping $44.7 Billion in VC Fundraising

This special coverage looks into the forces behind 2014's venture capital confidence.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Looking for Funding? Consider These 3 Must-Know Tips for Startups.
VC 100

Looking for Funding? Consider These 3 Must-Know Tips for Startups.

Bridge the vast gulf between a 'cool product' and an 'investable company.'
David S. Rose
Why Larger VC Deals Mean More Pressure for Startups
VC 100

Why Larger VC Deals Mean More Pressure for Startups

Discover what valuation trends dominated venture capital last year and what those numbers mean for startups.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Pinterest Aims to Pin $11 Billion Valuation With Massive Funding Round
Pinterest

Pinterest Aims to Pin $11 Billion Valuation With Massive Funding Round

The popular pinboard photo-sharing social network is reportedly in talks to raise another $500 million in venture capital.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups
VC 100

VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups

Check out this 2014 snapshot of the top 100 U.S. venture capital firms, corporate VCs, and other market players funding early-stage deals.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?
Crowdfunding

Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?

The crowdfunding term is used to encompass so many different concepts that everyone is confused.
Martin Zwilling
8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors
Angel Investors

8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors

Once your business has some attraction, it's time to tell the angels what they need to hear to get you to the next level.
Martin Zwilling
3 Important Burn Rate Considerations for Every Business
Money Management

3 Important Burn Rate Considerations for Every Business

Entrepreneurs may be tempted to think that all burn is created equally -- but there is more to capital expenditures than spending alone.
Matthew Toren
Insider Tips On When, Where and How to Get an Investor's Attention (Infographic)
Finding Investors

Insider Tips On When, Where and How to Get an Investor's Attention (Infographic)

What day of the week will you be most likely to land a meeting with a VC? When should you hit 'send' on that email you have been obsessing over? Where might you have the best change to strategically happen to accidentally 'bump' into an investor?
Catherine Clifford
Why One Entrepreneur Isn't Taking the Bait When It Comes to ABC's Shark Tank
Shark Tank

Why One Entrepreneur Isn't Taking the Bait When It Comes to ABC's Shark Tank

The ugly side of made-for-TV venture capital
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

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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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