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3 Shifts That Signify Where Venture Capital Is Headed This Year
Venture Capital

3 Shifts That Signify Where Venture Capital Is Headed This Year

Following a peak in 2015, investors are adjusting their priorities.
Lydia Belanger
How to Network in the Nation's Tech Capitol
Networking

How to Network in the Nation's Tech Capitol

Networking -- wherever you are, but especially in Silicon Valley -- is about quality over quantity of connections. These five tips will help you do it right.
Christian Sanz
Why You Might Want to Seek a Female Investor for Your Idea
Financing

Why You Might Want to Seek a Female Investor for Your Idea

Women's investing power is at a historic high.
Jeff Harbach
VCs Want to See Product-Market Fit: Here's How to Prove It
Venture Capital

VCs Want to See Product-Market Fit: Here's How to Prove It

Yes, you can pry a little money from cautious investors' hands -- if you can demonstrate strength in these four metrics.
Adam Root
Don't Forget the Fly-Over States
Midwest

Don't Forget the Fly-Over States

Founders will find vast opportunities if they locate near Midwestern hubs of industry.
Jeff Harbach
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Venture Capital

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.
Zach Ferres
Silicon Valley VCs Are Growing Wary of On-Demand Delivery
On-Demand

Silicon Valley VCs Are Growing Wary of On-Demand Delivery

Many investors have lost faith in a sector that once seemed like the obvious extension of the success of ride-services juggernauts such as Uber.
Making Your Pitch for VC Funding Means Facing a Very Tough Crowd
VC Funding

Making Your Pitch for VC Funding Means Facing a Very Tough Crowd

Finding an investor is potentially a life or death moment for your company. To survive you must prepare.
Craig Corbett
5 Ways Shunning Venture Capital Made Me a Better Leader
VC Funding

5 Ways Shunning Venture Capital Made Me a Better Leader

Securing too much money too fast may eliminate the incentives to find creative solutions to daily challenges.
Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better
Theranos

Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better

Very wealthy people dazzled by founder Elizabeth Holmes stampeded to invest huge sums. Now they want their money back.
Steve Tobak
How Entrepreneurs Can Help Their Startup Communities Get More Funding
Startup Anywhere

How Entrepreneurs Can Help Their Startup Communities Get More Funding

For those entrepreneurs not located in California, New York or Massachusetts, here is how to help your community improve capital accessibility and strengthen the ecosystem.
Here's How Investors Can Help Put the 'United' Back Into 'United States'
Angel Investing

Here's How Investors Can Help Put the 'United' Back Into 'United States'

VC funding is abundant in Silicon Valley and a few tech hotspots, while throughout the nation entrepreneurial energy withers for lack of capital.
Leslie Jump
Broad Voter Approval for Cannabis Has Likely Ignited Explosive Growth
Cannabis

Broad Voter Approval for Cannabis Has Likely Ignited Explosive Growth

The 2016 elections are widely seen as a tipping point opening a flood of new investment in the cannabis industry.
Cy Scott
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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