Venture Capital

News and Articles About Venture Capital

Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest
Venture Capital

Hey Juicero, Erlich Bachman Just Called and Wants to Invest

After raising $120 million, the $400 internet-connected juicer is as farcical as an entire season of 'Silicon Valley.'
Gene Marks
5 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Potential Investors
Make More Happen

5 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Potential Investors

Understand what each investor brings to the table before you bring them on board.
Arie Abecassis
What It's Like For a VC Who Becomes an Entrepreneur
Fundraising

What It's Like For a VC Who Becomes an Entrepreneur

A VC switches sides, and reports back from the other side of the table.
Jeff Harbach
To Get This VC's Attention, Stop Making Spreadsheet-Based Decisions
Venture Capital

To Get This VC's Attention, Stop Making Spreadsheet-Based Decisions

One VC explains why he backed three startups.
Expert Tips for Not Blowing an Investor Interview From 7 of the Top VCs on the Planet
Pitching Investors

Expert Tips for Not Blowing an Investor Interview From 7 of the Top VCs on the Planet

You can't afford obvious mistakes. Investors are looking for reasons why they shouldn't risk money on your company.
John Rampton
7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the State of Venture Capital
Venture Capital

7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the State of Venture Capital

Software, life sciences and biotech are among the industries getting the most love.
Nina Zipkin
Raising Capital? The Latest (and Greatest) Ways to Fund Your Startup
Fundraising

Raising Capital? The Latest (and Greatest) Ways to Fund Your Startup

Silicon Valley attorney Craig Jacoby discusses the latest trends in VC funding.
Sina Chehrazi
What I Learned From the World's Greatest Venture Capitalist
Make More Happen

What I Learned From the World's Greatest Venture Capitalist

Bill Tai blends his passion for windsurfing with his desire to contribute to a better future.
Tim Denning
Do Your Homework and Avoid a Venture Capital Nightmare
Venture Capital

Do Your Homework and Avoid a Venture Capital Nightmare

Three tips to make your venture deals safer.
Harry Red
The Truth About Working With Asian Investors
Startup Financing

The Truth About Working With Asian Investors

Understand the opportunities and considerations for emerging companies seeking funding and strategic partnership from Asian investors.
Ekta Sahasi
Do the Job, Don't Ask for the Job: 10 Ways to Grab Success, According to This VC
Make More Happen

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.
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