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Venture Capital firms

Raising capital is an important step to the success of your startup. The right venture capital firm can supply your company advice and mentorship in addition to funding. The VC industry can be competitive, so it's important research the right firm for your business. Consider the firm's location, industry expertise, investment range and investment stage before deciding if it's a good fit.

Below is a listing of the top VC firms for early-stage investments from data-comparison site Find the Best. You can also compare information on more than 900 listed venture capital firms and find more information on how to raise money for your startup below.

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, a subset of the larger private-equity asset class, 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: National Venture Capital Association

Related Topics: Financing, Angel Investors, Startup Financing

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