Venture Capital

Learn the Secret to Thriving in a Funding Slowdown
Funding

Learn the Secret to Thriving in a Funding Slowdown

The trick to getting the funding you need is to build a foundation that no smart investor will pass up.
Scott King
5 Organizations Helping Minority Startup Founders Succeed
Minority-Owned Businesses

5 Organizations Helping Minority Startup Founders Succeed

Several organizations have emerged as leaders in the effort to help minority entrepreneurs in the United States.
Luke Cooper
The Great Midwestern Tech Startup Surge
Startups

The Great Midwestern Tech Startup Surge

Columbus, Ohio, is the fastest-growing city in the country for startup activity.
Dave Hochman
5 Insights Into Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Need to Know Now
Venture Capital

5 Insights Into Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Need to Know Now

These shifts define the state of VC today -- and the direction it will go in 2017.
Lydia Belanger
VC Funding Is a Pipe Dream, as Investors Pour Money Into Fewer Companies
Venture Capital

VC Funding Is a Pipe Dream, as Investors Pour Money Into Fewer Companies

The number of venture-funded companies has been declining for five consecutive quarters.
Lydia Belanger
Why Women Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Finding Funding
Funding

Why Women Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Finding Funding

Intentional or not, most investors are more likely to give money to males. That needs to change.
Jared Hecht
5 Steps to Raise Startup and Expansion Capital
Raising Capital

5 Steps to Raise Startup and Expansion Capital

These universal steps make capital goals reachable for an entrepreneur in any industry.
Jonathan Long
4 Ways to Surviving the Bootstrapping Years
Bootstrapping

4 Ways to Surviving the Bootstrapping Years

Bootstrapping makes you tough and forces your company to prove itself day in and day out.
Clate Mask
5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing
Investors

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Fundraising can be difficult. Here are five things you should know before you start the process.
Arie Abecassis
VC Funding's Gender Gap Is Hurting the Marketplace
Venture Capital

VC Funding's Gender Gap Is Hurting the Marketplace

There's no single reason why women-led companies struggle to secure VC investors. But for the first time, multiple platforms exist to help bridge the distance.
Pamela Wasley
Weeding out the Crazy Perks in a Venture-Down Cycle
Perks

Weeding out the Crazy Perks in a Venture-Down Cycle

This is not the kind of VC environment where you should focus on tricycle races through your ultra-modern, over-designed office spaces.
Phil Wickham
Optimistic Entrepreneurs: Growth Anticipated But Accessing Capital Could Be an Issue
Growth Strategies

Optimistic Entrepreneurs: Growth Anticipated But Accessing Capital Could Be an Issue

As business owners pursue growth, they need to find the right financial partners who can help them achieve their dreams.
Daniel DeMeo
Kobe Bryant Has Set Up a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund
Venture Capital

Kobe Bryant Has Set Up a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

Bryant has teamed up with tech entrepreneur and investor Jeff Stibel to launch Bryant Stibel, which will be based in Los Angeles.
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