Venture Capital

Microsoft Has Its Own Venture Capitalism Division
Microsoft

Microsoft Has Its Own Venture Capitalism Division

The new division will be more like Google Ventures, which takes risks on young companies for a potentially huge return.
Aaron Souppouris
4 Factors VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest In a Founder
Venture Capital

4 Factors VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest In a Founder

When venture capitalists assess early-stage opportunities they are as focused on leadership merit as the merits of the business idea.
Dave Hochman
Why This VC Fund is Investing in Design
Radicals & Visionaries

Why This VC Fund is Investing in Design

Danish Ventures is helping solve global problems by design.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business
Financing

Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business

At some point most businesses will need an infusion of capital, here are the most common ways to get it.
Brenton Hayden
5 Steps for Making the Most of Investor Assistance
VC 100

5 Steps for Making the Most of Investor Assistance

What to do when investors arrive, claiming they're there to help.
When Pitching Investors, You Can't Just Say 'Ta-Da! Here's Technology. Give Me Money.'
Radicals & Visionaries

When Pitching Investors, You Can't Just Say 'Ta-Da! Here's Technology. Give Me Money.'

FocusMotion co-founder and CEO Cavan Canavan says there's a lot more to wooing potential investors than simply showing them the goods. You must also take this critical step.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Goldilocks Test: Why China Is Just Right
Radicals & Visionaries

The Goldilocks Test: Why China Is Just Right

China's quest is global dominance of the tech industry. It could overtake Silicon Valley.
Ryan McMunn
How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years
Venture Capital

How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years

Greg Marsh unlocked the secret: Start with old-fashioned networking, then grow your own network.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Various Funding Options
Funding

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Various Funding Options

Do your research on different funding options and fine out which ones are best for your idea or product.
Samuel Edwards
Fearlessness, Courage and Capital: What's Needed to Fuel the Next Stage of Growth for Women Entrepreneurs
Radicals & Visionaries

Fearlessness, Courage and Capital: What's Needed to Fuel the Next Stage of Growth for Women Entrepreneurs

We asked four business leaders attending the Circle Summit in Houston how they're rewriting the conversation surrounding female founders.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why These 2 Similar Businesses Chose Different Approaches to Funding
Startup Funding

Why These 2 Similar Businesses Chose Different Approaches to Funding

Each chose different routes to funding, but the end result was the same: success.
'Flappy Bird' Kicks Off Booming Foreign Investments in Vietnam's Startup Scene
Vietnam

'Flappy Bird' Kicks Off Booming Foreign Investments in Vietnam's Startup Scene

The country is becoming a major player in the tech industry, and big financial players are taking notice.
How This Startup Raised a $1.7 Million Seed Round on Chicken-Less Eggs
Radicals & Visionaries

How This Startup Raised a $1.7 Million Seed Round on Chicken-Less Eggs

Clara Foods figured out how to pitch a unique product without making investors balk. Read on to learn how they did it.
Crowdfunding, Personal Credit and the 'Bank of Mom and Dad' Are a Few Go-Tos For Cash When VCs Aren't Interested
Business Optimization

Crowdfunding, Personal Credit and the 'Bank of Mom and Dad' Are a Few Go-Tos For Cash When VCs Aren't Interested

Only a tiny fraction of startup funding comes from venture capital firms. So what about everyone else? How are growing businesses supporting the rest of their growth needs?
Aaron Agius
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