Venture Capital

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

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
5 Proven Ways to Attract More Contributions to Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

5 Proven Ways to Attract More Contributions to Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Who exactly is your audience? Would you believe that a lot of people can't describe their ideal contributor?
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad.

Venture capitalist Tony Conrad is looking to take your questions on raising funds, approaching investors, structuring deals, making your pitch stand out and more.
Andrea Huspeni
The 3 Things You Must Do Before You Approach an Investor
Ask the Expert

The 3 Things You Must Do Before You Approach an Investor

Many entrepreneurs want to go directly to the source the moment an idea strikes or at the first sign of growth, but you need to first prove the business to yourself before asking others to believe in it.
Matt Williams
What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?
Ready To Launch

What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?

The recent interests of the former Paypal founder and recognizable venture capitalist provide some insights for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding.
Eric Siu
A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists
Venture Capital

A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists

A contestant on the upcoming reality show Startup U shares his strategies for winning funding for his startup.
Stacey Alcorn
The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist
Ready To Launch

The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist

If you want to give in front of an investor to pitch your company, you better do some legwork first.
Alex Iskold
How DigitalOcean Won Over Investors
Funding Secrets

How DigitalOcean Won Over Investors

VCs weren't initially sold on the startup, which is now one of the fastest-growing cloud hosting providers in the market.
Alex Iskold
The Startup Behind Popular Selfie-Editing App Facetune Raises $10 Million, Plans for New Products
Photography

The Startup Behind Popular Selfie-Editing App Facetune Raises $10 Million, Plans for New Products

This is Lightricks first-ever outside investment. The startup will double headcount and work on new photo-editing products.
Catherine Clifford
120,000 Miles Later, Dinner Lab Lands a Fresh Round of Funding
Dinner Lab

120,000 Miles Later, Dinner Lab Lands a Fresh Round of Funding

As the New Orleans-based startup grows, it's founder is learning that being headquartered in the Big Easy can be a big challenge.
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