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Venture Capital

Raising Capital

The Basics of Raising Capital for a Startup

Unless you have a clearly defined plan and a path to follow, you're going to waste precious time.

Let's Settle This Once and for All: 'Can You Be a Good Mom and an Entrepreneur?'

In honor of International Women's Day, a contributor answers this (kind of antiquated) question yet again and offers some solutions.

The 50-Word Blurb and the 5-Slide Deck

An avalanche of information is not what potential investors seek on the first meeting.

Explore Startup Investing Beyond Silicon Valley

Be smart, and don't go solo.

Face-to-Face Meetings With Investors Are Important, But Don't Underestimate the Power of Written Communication

Providing written answers helps potential investors advocate for you with the other partners in the firm.

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Workplace Diversity

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There is no such thing as permanently achieving diversity.

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Venture Capital

A VC Firm Investment Committee Rejected You. What Does That Actually Mean?

The rejection can mean different things, depending on where you stand with the firm.
Venture Capital

Out of $85 Billion in VC Funding Last Year, Only 2.2 Percent Went to Female Founders. And Every Year, Women of Color Get Less Than 1 Percent of Total Funding.

Not only that, under 3% investment professionals at VC firms are black or Latinx. Meet some up and coming entrepreneurs and investors that are working to change the game.
Investors

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Startups need investors who bring not only cash to the table, but also their networks and business acumen.

Silicon Valley VCs Were Eager to Hear About Our Cannabis Tech Firm but Reluctant to Invest

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Shark Tank

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Artificial Intelligence

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Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

The Complete VC 100 Listing

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