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Sexism Runs So Deep in VC Culture Even Female Partners Believe It
Venture Capital

Sexism Runs So Deep in VC Culture Even Female Partners Believe It

Female entrepreneurs battling stereotypes find less help from female investors than you would expect.
Pip Wilson
You Must Ask Yourself This Question Before You Pitch Your Idea
Open Every Door

You Must Ask Yourself This Question Before You Pitch Your Idea

If you can't articulate why you are the right leader for the venture, go back to the drawing board.
Nina Zipkin
5 Ways the Best Board Members Will Add Value to Your Startup
Board of Directors

5 Ways the Best Board Members Will Add Value to Your Startup

Take into account the positive impact your potential board can bring you after the transaction. That's when the real fun begins.
Arie Abecassis
3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business
Bootstrapping

3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business

Why it's okay to say 'no' to venture capital money.
Brian de Haaff
50 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Fund Their Businesses
Women Entrepreneurs

50 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Fund Their Businesses

Alternatives to Silicon Valley's male-dominated VC firms.
Jen Hacker
VC Jeremy Liew on the Biggest Pitch Mistake He's Seen, and It's a Doozy
Pitching Investors

VC Jeremy Liew on the Biggest Pitch Mistake He's Seen, and It's a Doozy

Plus, why you should never cram too much information into your initial pitch.
Lydia Belanger
How to Raise Your First Round of Funding
Fundraising

How to Raise Your First Round of Funding

As an entrepreneur, raising capital is a skill that you must have.
Andrew Tang
4 Ways to Predict the Result of Your Investment Pitch
Sales

4 Ways to Predict the Result of Your Investment Pitch

Learn how to read between the lines and spot the red flags when an investor just isn't that into you.
Candace Sjogren
VCs Ask Men About the Future and Women About Failure, New Study Finds
Women Entrepreneurs

VCs Ask Men About the Future and Women About Failure, New Study Finds

That affects how much money they ultimately raised. But here's a strategy to fight back.
Nina Zipkin
These Male VCs Have Just Said How Tough It Really Is for Women in Silicon Valley
Inspiring Your Team

These Male VCs Have Just Said How Tough It Really Is for Women in Silicon Valley

A sexual harassment scandal is shedding harsh light on another aspect of tech's male dominated culture.
Peter Page
Corporate Venture Capital Can Be a Blessing or a Curse. Here's What Every Entrepreneur Should Consider.
Venture Capital

Corporate Venture Capital Can Be a Blessing or a Curse. Here's What Every Entrepreneur Should Consider.

Corporate venture capital is at a ten-year high -- but is it right for you?
David Hall
Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

They'll read your business plan but it's you they invest in.
Arie Abecassis
The Hardest Part of Shifting From World Series Champ to Entrepreneur, According to Mark Teixeira
Inspiring Your Team

The Hardest Part of Shifting From World Series Champ to Entrepreneur, According to Mark Teixeira

Ninety-mile-per-hour fastballs? No problem. Meeting cancellations? That's another story.
Dan Bova
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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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