Venture Capital

Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups
Food Businesses

Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups

Investments in food ventures are heating up. Here's what's making investors bite.
Raising Money? Kick High When Pitching Venture Capitalists.
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Raising Money? Kick High When Pitching Venture Capitalists.

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Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies

The $700 million pool gives the incubator the ability to bet big on winner.
Laura Entis
More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup
Ready To Launch

More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

Your ideal investor won't be just a walking bank account.
Allison Engel
How Investors Choose Startups to Finance
Ready To Launch

How Investors Choose Startups to Finance

Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
Scott Shane
SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think
Ready To Launch

SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think

An expert explains the pitfalls that come after securing funding.
5 Tips for Beating the Odds When Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

5 Tips for Beating the Odds When Crowdfunding

Marketing is everything. How do you maximize your effort?
Sally Outlaw
5 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Term Sheet
Fundraising

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Term Sheet

How do you distinguish the good VCs from the not-so-good ones?
Ricky Pelletier
Why This VC Is Bullish on Detroit Building the Internet of Things
Performance Ignited

Why This VC Is Bullish on Detroit Building the Internet of Things

Jay Adelson of Center Electric believes Midwestern work ethic and manufacturing prowess are advantages Silicon Valley can't match.
Amanda Lewan
To Encourage Crowdfunding, Change the Definition of an Investment Company
Equity Crowdfunding

To Encourage Crowdfunding, Change the Definition of an Investment Company

Equity crowdfunding is hampered by regulations designed to curb stock-market abuse.
Scott Shane
What the Founder of Jukely Learned About Raising Money
Funding Secrets

What the Founder of Jukely Learned About Raising Money

Bora Celik of Jukely explains how he snagged funding for his company.
Alex Iskold
The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask
Ask the Expert

The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask

Founders can't just present a pitch deck to investors and think they will get funding. They need to be prepared for all sorts of questions.
Tony Conrad
How BlaBlaCar Is Different From Uber
Sharing Economy

How BlaBlaCar Is Different From Uber

The French ridesharing company is reportedly valued at more than $1 billion. Here's what you need to know about it.
Catherine Clifford
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

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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