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Do the Job, Don't Ask for the Job: 10 Ways to Grab Success, According to This VC
Venture Capital

Do the Job, Don't Ask for the Job: 10 Ways to Grab Success, According to This VC

Ramtin Naimi, Founder and General Partner of Abstract Ventures, share his tips for thinking and winning big.
Jeff Beacher
5 Ways Hecklers Can Prepare You for Pitching Investors
Pitching Investors

5 Ways Hecklers Can Prepare You for Pitching Investors

From improvisation to how to read a room, stand up comedy has a lot to teach entrepreneurs.
Dave Scott
Jay Z's Roc Nation Is Launching a Venture Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Startups
Jay Z

Jay Z's Roc Nation Is Launching a Venture Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Startups

Jay Z's entertainment company is adding startup investing to its repertoire.
Here's What Experts Predict for VC and the IPO Market
Venture Capital

Here's What Experts Predict for VC and the IPO Market

One industry leader believes good companies will continue to find funding, period.
Shawn Degnan
What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money
Venture Capital

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.
Tony Scherba
From Bootstrapped Startup to More than $1 Million in Annual Revenue
Startups

From Bootstrapped Startup to More than $1 Million in Annual Revenue

Stop making excuses for why your venture won't work.
Lucinda Honeycutt
Jay Z Is Launching His Own Venture-Capital Firm
Venture Capital

Jay Z Is Launching His Own Venture-Capital Firm

Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has been investing in tech startups since at least 2012.
Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built
Theranos

Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built

Thirteen years, a thousand employees, $700 million of venture capital, 40 wellness centers. Six million blood tests. Zero revenue. This is how it happened.
Steve Tobak
5 Reasons Why Your Startup Should Take Money From Celebrities
Technology

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Should Take Money From Celebrities

Will investment from people like Leonardo DiCaprio help or hurt your business?
Arie Abecassis
How Women Entrepreneurs Can Use Execution for Startup Success
Women Entrepreneurs

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Use Execution for Startup Success

Women still receive only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital funding, but there's one tool at their disposal they must master to be successful.
Kim Perell
5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups
Funding

5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups

There's more competition than ever before to get startup funding. Here's how to break through the pack.
Andrew Medal
5 Ways Venture Capital Can Steal Your Dream
Venture Capital

5 Ways Venture Capital Can Steal Your Dream

Many entrepreneurs chase VC funding, but the ones who fail to get it may be better off than those who do.
Venture Capital

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.

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