Venture Capital

Insights on Venture Capital Curveballs From a Startup Founder
Startups

Insights on Venture Capital Curveballs From a Startup Founder

When you start a business, you have to be ready for anything, and we mean anything.
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Who Needs Venture Capitalists When You Can Crowdfund?
Crowdfunding

Who Needs Venture Capitalists When You Can Crowdfund?

There are now thousands of specialized crowdfunding sites and, cumulatively, they are likely to provide more funding this year than VCs will.
Brenton Hayden
The Best Source of Funding You'll Ever Find
Funding

The Best Source of Funding You'll Ever Find

Looking for capital? It's closer than you think.
Vincent Bradley
Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups

Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20.5 percent increase over the $12.7 billion invested in the first quarter.
Not Believing His Own BS: Why Shark Tank Star Chris Sacca Wears Those Funky Embroidered Cowboy Shirts
Make More Happen

Not Believing His Own BS: Why Shark Tank Star Chris Sacca Wears Those Funky Embroidered Cowboy Shirts

If you think it's because the billionaire venture capitalist has a little hillbilly in him, you're wrong.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Entrepreneurs Changing Venture Capital for the Better
Venture Capital

4 Entrepreneurs Changing Venture Capital for the Better

As we approach the halfway mark in the year, we have seen venture capital change how investment is done
Drew Hendricks
Billionaire Venture Capitalist Chris Sacca on the 'Quickest Way to Get Rich'
Shark Tank

Billionaire Venture Capitalist Chris Sacca on the 'Quickest Way to Get Rich'

The Shark Tank guest star and former Google exec shares his top tip for how to amass cash.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Ways for Startups to Attract VCs
Venture Capital

4 Ways for Startups to Attract VCs

Even during venture capital dry spells, your startup can still get funding if it stands out.
Phillip Kingston
Silicon Valley's Leaky Pipeline Problem
Women Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley's Leaky Pipeline Problem

A study by Bloomberg found that of 1,900 U.S. entrepreneurs receiving VC funding, just 141 were women.
Freada Kapor Klein
How I Got To Pitch Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on 'Shark Tank'
Business Plans

How I Got To Pitch Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on 'Shark Tank'

If you're in college, think about the many college business-plan competitions out there. Not in college? There are competitions for you, too.
Alicia Glenn
Meet the VC Fund Helping Startups in Underserved Communities Grow
Startup Financing

Meet the VC Fund Helping Startups in Underserved Communities Grow

A venture fund invests serious cash on startups in underserved communities.
Michelle Goodman
What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me
Entrepreneurs

What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me

There are a plethora of ways to raise funds for a startup company, but try these suggestions to retain control.
Patrick Henry
Elite Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Looks for These 3 Things in Startups
Venture Capital

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

Managing partner Scott Kupor spoke in Nashville recently about what the Silicon Valley staple looks for when it researches potential investment opportunities.
Catherine Clifford
Why the Smart Money Invests B2B, Not B2C
Venture Capital

Why the Smart Money Invests B2B, Not B2C

An expert explains the upsides of creating a B2B company .
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