Venture Capital

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 Confidence Hits Two-Year Low
Ready To Launch

Venture Capital Confidence Hits Two-Year Low

The second-quarter Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index was released on Tuesday.
Ari Levy
Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level
Uber

Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level

Uber reached an important milestone in valuation three years before Facebook.
Ray Hennessey
What the HomeJoy Failure Tells Us About the Future of the On-Demand Economy
Business Optimization

What the HomeJoy Failure Tells Us About the Future of the On-Demand Economy

The home services market is enormous, yet there is not a lot of room for middle men.
Sam Madden
Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000

Despite some headlines, the nature of the current venture market is far different than the bubble years.
Scott Shane
32 Financial-Technology VCs Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Venture Capital

32 Financial-Technology VCs Entrepreneurs Need to Know

The rapid growth of 'fintech' in recent years shows no sign of slackening.
John Rampton
China's Effect on the U.S. VC Game
Venture Capital

China's Effect on the U.S. VC Game

A VC pro explains the benefits and drawback of finding funding overseas.
8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Venture Capital
Ready To Launch

8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Venture Capital

If your startup needs a lot of money, these kinds of investors could be the key. But, of course, there are a lot of strings.
Alex Iskold
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had With Founders
Pitching Investors

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had With Founders

Entrepreneurs are willing to go to some pretty great lengths to secure funding.
William Hsu
Meet the Scrappy Young Entrepreneurs of ABC Family's Upcoming 'Startup U' Show
TV shows

Meet the Scrappy Young Entrepreneurs of ABC Family's Upcoming 'Startup U' Show

The new reality TV series follows 10 hungry millennials as they perfect their startup pitches, then battle for big bucks from billionaire investor Tim Draper.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched
Pitching Investors

How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched

Five top guys tell you exactly what they want to hear -- and what they don't.
Rahul Varshneya
10 Companies That Are Probably Going Public in the Next Year
IPO

10 Companies That Are Probably Going Public in the Next Year

IT and health care tend to be the most popular business sectors, accounting for 28 percent and 39 percent of all VC-backed IPOs over the past 10 years, respectively.
Geoff Weiss
Doppler Labs, the Earbud Maker That Wants to Change the Way You Hear, Raises $17 Million
Funding

Doppler Labs, the Earbud Maker That Wants to Change the Way You Hear, Raises $17 Million

The wearable tech company also recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Nina Zipkin
Anatomy of a VC Deal: How One Seattle Startup Raised $12.5 Million
Ready To Launch

Anatomy of a VC Deal: How One Seattle Startup Raised $12.5 Million

We'll take you through the entire process, from pitch decks to cut checks.
Michelle Goodman
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