Venture Capital

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What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me

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Elite Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Looks for These 3 Things in Startups

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Why the Smart Money Invests B2B, Not B2C

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Reporter-Turned-Billionaire VC Michael Moritz Shares His Top 10 Rules For Success

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The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding
Venture Capital

The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding

The Initial connection may not happen in an office. This startup went looking for backers on their own turf.
Microsoft Ventures New Investment Philosophy
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Microsoft Ventures New Investment Philosophy

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Microsoft Has Its Own Venture Capitalism Division
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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.
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Why This VC Fund is Investing in Design

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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.

Source: PitchBook Platform