Venture Capital

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What VCs Want in 2016

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Why This Aviation Startup Launched Exclusively on the East Coast

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5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

A VC professional shares his thoughts on team building, timing and more.
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7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital
Ready To Launch

7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital

Most companies can afford to -- and should -- be a little scrappier. Here's why.
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Why SalesLoft's Second Wind Is Going Strong
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Why SalesLoft's Second Wind Is Going Strong

This software suite revamped itself, and now it's raking in funds.
Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention
Venture Capital

Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention

Investors fixated on finding the next startup to attain the exalted $1 billion valuation inevitably miss many very good investments.
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Why the VC Game Is Attracting a Whole New Set of Players
Ready To Launch

Why the VC Game Is Attracting a Whole New Set of Players

Corporations, cities and special groups have jumped into equity financing.
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Airbnb Is Now the Third-Highest Valued Startup After Massive $1.5 Billion Funding Round
Airbnb

Airbnb Is Now the Third-Highest Valued Startup After Massive $1.5 Billion Funding Round

The new round reportedly raises the startup's valuation to $25.5 billion.
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Raising Capital

Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Scott Shane
How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget
VC

How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget

Your startup isn't generating enough cash to pay decent salaries. Now what?
What Slow Exits Mean to Startup Investors
Startup Funding

What Slow Exits Mean to Startup Investors

Since the end of the Internet 1.0 boom in 2001, the time to exit for the average venture-capital-backed company has more than doubled.
Scott Shane
How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company
Pitching Investors

How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company

The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.
David Teten
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Ravin Gandhi
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