Venture Capital

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
This Crowdfunding Platform's New Tool Lets 'The Crowd' Invest Alongside Elite Venture Capitalists
Equity Crowdfunding

This Crowdfunding Platform's New Tool Lets 'The Crowd' Invest Alongside Elite Venture Capitalists

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder today announced its new Venture Capital Index Fund.
Catherine Clifford
An Unlikely Romance Between a Venture Capital Fund and a Crowdfunding Platform Promises to Shake Up Startup Financing
Ready To Launch

An Unlikely Romance Between a Venture Capital Fund and a Crowdfunding Platform Promises to Shake Up Startup Financing

VC firm Collaborative Fund and crowdfunding platform CircleUp announce a partnership, portending a future where the two industries increasingly sit together at the same table.
Catherine Clifford
The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals
Regulations

The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals

Unicorns are a problem for the SEC, and that's a big headache for Silicon Valley and the startup world.
Ray Hennessey
These 7 Big Companies Also Fancy Themselves VCs
Venture Capital

These 7 Big Companies Also Fancy Themselves VCs

From Campbell Soup Company to 7-Eleven, corporate entities are getting into the venture capital game.
Nina Zipkin
The Small Business Market Is a Massive Opportunity No Longer Hiding in Plain Sight
Radicals & Visionaries

The Small Business Market Is a Massive Opportunity No Longer Hiding in Plain Sight

Small businesses cumulative are a far larger economic force than any one giant corporation.
Russ Fujioka
How to Be a Successful Failure
Failure

How to Be a Successful Failure

The way you handle collapse determines how soon you start again.
How This Company Is Profiting Giving Perks to Military Members and First-Responders
Online Marketplace

How This Company Is Profiting Giving Perks to Military Members and First-Responders

GovX's small customer base helped it cash in with investors.
Michelle Goodman
How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million
Pitching Investors

How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million

Forget creating the perfect pitch for investors. Instead, focus on creating a deck you can iterate based on actual investor feedback.
Dan Jimenez
Report: Space Projects Lured $1.8 Billion in Venture Capital Last Year
Space Travel

Report: Space Projects Lured $1.8 Billion in Venture Capital Last Year

The lion's share of the 2015 space investments was a $1 billion round of financing for SpaceX.
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