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.Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity capital typically provided for early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such as an IPO or trade sale of the company.^ Some preferable exits are through an IPO or the sale of the company.

^ It typically entails high risk for the investor, but it has the potential for above-average returns.

^ Venture capital is high-risk, high-return investing in support of business creation and growth.
  • VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS - Why, What, and How 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.1000ventures.com [Source type: News]

.Venture capital investments are generally made as cash in exchange for shares in the invested company.^ The money that a venture capitalist invests in a company is called venture capital.
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
  • "venture capital investments" Topic Cloud - venture capital investments | Updata Advisors 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.updataadvisors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.It is typical for venture capital investors to identify and back companies in high technology industries such as biotechnology and ICT (information and communication technology).^ Samurai Ventures - 03.6114440 Communications and Information Technology.

^ Are you Looking for venture capital investors?
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Venture capital typically comes from institutional investors and high net worth individuals and is pooled together by dedicated investment firms.^ Are you Looking for venture capital investors?
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
  • "venture capital investments" Topic Cloud - venture capital investments | Updata Advisors 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.updataadvisors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.Venture capital firms typically comprise small teams with technology backgrounds (scientists, researchers) or those with business training or deep industry experience.^ The VCgate team is comprised of software developers, Internet researchers, and venture capital specialists.

^ Small Business Labs: venture capital .
  • Small Business Labs: venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.smallbizlabs.com [Source type: News]

^ Directory of venture capital firms, angel investors, sample business ...
  • Venture Capital Results Product Details from the Electronics Industry 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: News]

.A core skill within VC is the ability to identify novel technologies that have the potential to generate high commercial returns at an early stage.^ Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity capital typically provided for early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating ...
  • Venture Capital Results Product Details from the Electronics Industry 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: News]

^ Multistage Venture Capital Funds Updata Partners applies its information technology industry expertise to both early- and later-stage investments.
  • "multistage venture capital" Topic Cloud - multistage venture capital | Updata Partners 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.updatapartners.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In any case, the VC aims to use its business knowledge, experience and expertise to fund and nurture companies that will yield a substantial return on the VC's investment, generally within three to seven years.

.By definition, VCs also take a role in managing entrepreneurial companies at an early stage, thus adding skills as well as capital (thereby differentiating VC from buy out private equity which typically invest in companies with proven revenue), and thereby potentially realizing much higher rates of returns.^ Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity capital typically provided for early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating ...
  • Venture Capital Results Product Details from the Electronics Industry 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: News]

^ It follows that the VC will expect a higher return for investing at this early stage, typically a 10 times multiple return in four to seven years.
  • Venture Capital 101 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: General]

^ There are the really early stage companies that are just getting going.

.Inherent in realizing abnormally high rates of returns is the risk of losing all of one's investment in a given startup company.^ This makes it a high-risk, high return investment.
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^ Venture Capitalists risk their finance in start ups in the hope of long-term returns, worth many times their original investment.

^ For these tech companies, buying technology and talent early is worth the risk (they all also happen to be sitting on billions in cash to invest).

.As a consequence, most venture capital investments are done in a pool format where several investors combine their investments into one large fund that invests in many different startup companies.^ The money that a venture capitalist invests in a company is called venture capital.
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital funding is provided by Venture Capital firms .
  • Venture Capital Services and Resources 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.help-finance.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
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.By investing in the pool format the investors are spreading out their risk to many different investments versus taking the chance of putting all of their money in one start up firm.^ Not all VCs invest in start-ups.'

^ Today, many of the firms are running out of cash and have stopped investing in new start-ups.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ The money that is raised is then invested into a number of different start up companies.
  • MITVCPI - Venture Capital Online 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC mitvcpi.org [Source type: News]

.A venture capitalist (also known as a VC) is a person or investment firm that makes venture investments, and these venture capitalists are expected to bring managerial and technical expertise as well as capital to their investments.^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
  • "venture capital investments" Topic Cloud - venture capital investments | Updata Advisors 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.updataadvisors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Making a VC investment .
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.A venture capital fund refers to a pooled investment vehicle (often an LP or LLC) that primarily invests the financial capital of third-party investors in enterprises that are too risky for the standard capital markets or bank loans.^ Venture capitalists are willing to make risky investments on businesses that banks loans and capital markets are afraid to make.
  • Venture Capital | Venture Capital: The Basics 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC venturecapitalexplained.com [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital | Venture Capital: The Basics 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.guydz.com [Source type: News]

^ Are you Looking for venture capital investors?
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
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.Venture capital is also associated with job creation, the knowledge economy and used as a proxy measure of innovation within an economic sector or geography.^ Venture Capital jobs .
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^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Roles within venture capital firms .
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Venture capital is most attractive for new companies with limited operating history that are too small to raise capital in the public markets and have not reached the point where they are able to secure a bank loan or complete a debt offering.^ How to raise venture capital.
  • Magic Lantern - Venture Capital Funding 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.cinemarquee.com [Source type: News]

^ Small Business Labs: venture capital .
  • Small Business Labs: venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.smallbizlabs.com [Source type: News]

^ Get hands-on training in venture capital by completing an internship with a venture capital company .
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.In exchange for the high risk that venture capitalists assume by investing in smaller and less mature companies, venture capitalists usually get significant control over company decisions, in addition to a significant portion of the company's ownership (and consequently value).^ The money that a venture capitalist invests in a company is called venture capital.
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ In exchange for the high risk that venture capitalists assume by investing in smaller and less mature companies, venture capitalists usually get significant control over company decisions, in addition to a significant portion of the company's ownership (and consequently value).
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Venture capitalists invest on start up companies with big potential and high growth.
  • Venture Capital | Venture Capital: The Basics 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC venturecapitalexplained.com [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital | Venture Capital: The Basics 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.guydz.com [Source type: News]

.Young companies wishing to raise venture capital require a combination of extremely rare yet sought after qualities, such as innovative technology, potential for rapid growth, a well-developed business model, and an impressive management team.^ How to raise venture capital.
  • Magic Lantern - Venture Capital Funding 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.cinemarquee.com [Source type: News]

^ Small Business Labs: venture capital .
  • Small Business Labs: venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.smallbizlabs.com [Source type: News]

^ That said, when is the time to raise venture capital?
  • 5 milestones to reach before raising venture capital | VentureBeat 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC entrepreneur.venturebeat.com [Source type: General]

.VCs typically reject 98% of opportunities presented to them[citation needed], reflecting the rarity of this combination.^ Venture capitalists are typically very selective in deciding what to invest in; as a rule of thumb, a fund may invest in as few as one in four hundred opportunities presented to it.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

History

.With few exceptions, private equity in the first half of the 20th century was the domain of wealthy individuals and families.^ First consider the demand for private equity.
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^ Capital for these investments can be provided by one or more wealthy families, one or more financial institutions (e.g., insurance companies or pension funds), and wealthy individuals.

^ Private equity is highly illiquid because sellers of private stocks (called private securities) must first locate willing buyers.
  • BU Libraries | Guides | Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Rockefellers and Warburgs were notable investors in private companies in the first half of the century.^ J.H. Whitney & Company continues to make investments in leveraged buyout transactions and raised $750 million for its sixth institutional private equity fund in 2005.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Venture private equity investors normally choose to invest in those companies that are entering their later corporate stages.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ She has worked with many private and public companies as a director, officer, investor and advisor and has special expertise in financial strategy, analysis of growing companies and corporate governance.
  • Venture Voice: Venture Capitalist Archives 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC www.venturevoice.com [Source type: News]

.In 1938, Laurance S. Rockefeller helped finance the creation of both Eastern Air Lines and Douglas Aircraft and the Rockefeller family had vast holdings in a variety of companies.^ Venrock Associates, founded by the Rockefeller family, has invested in a number of technology companies, including Intel and Apple.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Advent International Global private equity investment firm that has financed companies in a variety of industries worldwide.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ These are both potential features of preferred stock, the typical form in which a venture capital investor will have its holdings in the company.
  • Venture Capital Deal Algebra 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.feld.com [Source type: General]

.Eric M. Warburg founded E.M. Warburg & Co. in 1938, which would ultimately become Warburg Pincus, with investments in both leveraged buyouts and venture capital.^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
  • "venture capital investments" Topic Cloud - venture capital investments | Updata Advisors 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.updataadvisors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

Origins of modern private equity

.Before World War II, venture capital investments (originally known as "development capital") were primarily the domain of wealthy individuals and families.^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
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^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Before World War II, venture capital investments (originally known as "development capital") were primarily the domain of wealthy individuals and families.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was not until after World War II that what is considered today to be true private equity investments began to emerge marked by the founding of the first two venture capital firms in 1946: American Research and Development Corporation.^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
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^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.(ARDC) and J.H. Whitney & Company.^ (ARDC) and J.H. Whitney & Company.
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[1]
.ARDC was founded by Georges Doriot, the "father of venture capitalism"[2] (former dean of Harvard Business School), with Ralph Flanders and Karl Compton (former president of MIT), to encourage private sector investments in businesses run by soldiers who were returning from World War II. ARDC's significance was primarily that it was the first institutional private equity investment firm that raised capital from sources other than wealthy families although it had several notable investment successes as well.^ How to raise venture capital.
  • Magic Lantern - Venture Capital Funding 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.cinemarquee.com [Source type: News]

^ Topic Cloud - venture capital investments .
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^ Small Business Labs: venture capital .
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[3] .ARDC is credited with the first major venture capital success story when its 1957 investment of $70,000 in Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) would be valued at over $355 million after the company's initial public offering in 1968 (representing a return of over 1200 times on its investment and an annualized rate of return of 101%).^ The company had acquired its first debt offering from within the capital markets.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
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[4] .Former employees of ARDC went on and established several prominent venture capital firms including Greylock Partners (founded in 1965 by Charlie Waite and Bill Elfers) and Morgan, Holland Ventures, the predecessor of Flagship Ventures (founded in 1982 by James Morgan).^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ Venture capital firm .
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[5] .ARDC continued investing until 1971 with the retirement of Doriot.^ ARDC continued investing until 1971 with the retirement of Doriot.
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^ In 1972, Doriot merged ARDC with Textron after having invested in over 150 companies.
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.In 1972, Doriot merged ARDC with Textron after having invested in over 150 companies.^ In 1972, Doriot merged ARDC with Textron after having invested in over 150 companies.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If these data are correct, then it would mean that the problem is not having enough capital to invest, but rather not having enough companies to invest in.
  • @altgate: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.altgate.com [Source type: General]

^ ARDC continued investing until 1971 with the retirement of Doriot.
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J.H. Whitney & Company was founded by John Hay Whitney and his partner Benno Schmidt. .Whitney had been investing since the 1930s, founding Pioneer Pictures in 1933 and acquiring a 15% interest in Technicolor Corporation with his cousin Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.^ Whitney had been investing since the 1930s, founding Pioneer Pictures in 1933 and acquiring a 15% interest in Technicolor Corporation with his cousin Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since its founding in 1988, the firm has invested in 221 transactions with a total enterprise value of $5.0 billion.

^ Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to a handful of individuals who are interested in either investing in or acquiring infoMedMD and Bizak , respectively.
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.By far Whitney's most famous investment was in Florida Foods Corporation.^ By far Whitney's most famous investment was in Florida Foods Corporation.
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The company developed an innovative method for delivering nutrition to American soldiers, which later came to be known as Minute Maid orange juice and was sold to The Coca-Cola Company in 1960. J.H. Whitney & Company continues to make investments in leveraged buyout transactions and raised $750 million for its sixth institutional private equity fund in 2005.

Early venture capital and the growth of Silicon Valley

Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California, where many Bay Area venture capital firms are based
.One of the first steps toward a professionally-managed venture capital industry was the passage of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ One source of venture capital is the SBA's Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.
  • The Women Entrepreneurs Blog @ Simon: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.webatsimon.com [Source type: General]

^ Raise Venture Capital for your Business .
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.The 1958 Act officially allowed the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to license private "Small Business Investment Companies" (SBICs) to help the financing and management of the small entrepreneurial businesses in the United States.^ Business Angela The private companies lift the private finance for business expansion.
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^ One source of venture capital is the SBA's Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.
  • The Women Entrepreneurs Blog @ Simon: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.webatsimon.com [Source type: General]

^ Active Capital An SBA initiaitive Active Capital helps small businesses connect with private capital.

[6]
.During the 1960s and 1970s, venture capital firms focused their investment activity primarily on starting and expanding companies.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
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^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
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.More often than not, these companies were exploiting breakthroughs in electronic, medical or data-processing technology.^ His targets are often little more than ideas, but ideas with the potential to turn into something sellable given time and financial support.
  • Wired Science . Paul Kedrosky: Venture Capitalist | PBS 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ Capital for these investments can be provided by one or more wealthy families, one or more financial institutions (e.g., insurance companies or pension funds), and wealthy individuals.

^ Any pure technology company looking to get funded that views an acquisition strategy as a likely outcome, ideally needs to position itself to fill a future technology need that more than one major company is likely to fight for.
  • VENTURE FINANCING and VENTURE INVESTING (Your first-ever Business e-Coach) 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.1000ventures.com [Source type: News]

.As a result, venture capital came to be almost synonymous with technology finance.^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ In turn this explains why venture capital is most prevalent in the fast-growing technology and life sciences or biotechnology fields.
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^ Empire Ventures Searches for technology-driven, entrepreneurial companies that can grow to a market capitalization of at least $100 million within five years.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

An early West Coast venture capital company was Draper and Johnson Investment Company, formed in 1962[7] by William Henry Draper III and Franklin P. Johnson, Jr. In 1964 Bill Draper and Paul Wythes founded Sutter Hill Ventures, and Pitch Johnson formed Asset Management Company.
.It is commonly noted that the first venture-backed startup is Fairchild Semiconductor (which produced the first commercially practical integrated circuit), funded in 1959 by what would later become Venrock Associates.^ The fourth quarter saw U.S. venture-backed companies begin reversing the trend that saw severely depressed liquidity levels through the first...
  • Venture Capital News from PR Newswire 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.prnewswire.com [Source type: News]

^ Hara, a start-up funded by veneral venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has introduced its first product, Hara Environmental and Energy Management.
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^ But to invest that much would require trade-offs that could jeopardize the chemistry that made the fund successful in the first place.
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[8] Venrock was founded in 1969 by Laurance S. Rockefeller, the fourth of John D. Rockefeller's six children as a way to allow other Rockefeller children to develop exposure to venture capital investments.
.It was also in the 1960s that the common form of private equity fund, still in use today, emerged.^ J.H. Whitney & Company continues to make investments in leveraged buyout transactions and raised $750 million for its sixth institutional private equity fund in 2005.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was not until after World War II that what is considered today to be true private equity investments began to emerge marked by the founding of the first two venture capital firms in 1946: American Research and Development Corporation.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most venture capital funds have a fixed life of 10 years, with the possibility of a few years of extensions to allow for private companies still seeking liquidity.
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.Private equity firms organized limited partnerships to hold investments in which the investment professionals served as general partner and the investors, who were passive limited partners, put up the capital.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Investment venture capital is a source of funding through firms who specialize in acquiring private equity funds from investors.
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^ Venture capital firms are typically structured as partnerships, the general partners of which serve as the managers of the firm and will serve as investment advisors to the venture capital funds raised.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The compensation structure, still in use today, also emerged with limited partners paying an annual management fee of 1-2% and a carried interest typically representing up to 20% of the profits of the partnership.^ Carried interest - a share of the profits of the fund (typically up to 20%), paid to the private equity fund’s management company as a performance incentive.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do VCs get compensated by their limited partners?
  • Venture Capital Deal Algebra 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.feld.com [Source type: General]

^ The remaining 80% of the profits are paid to the fund's investors[16] Strong Limited Partner interest in top-tier venture firms has led to a general trend toward terms more favorable to the venture partnership, and certain groups are able to command carried interest of 25-30% on their funds.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The growth of the venture capital industry was fueled by the emergence of the independent investment firms on Sand Hill Road, beginning with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital in 1972. Located, in Menlo Park, CA, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia and later venture capital firms would have access to the burgeoning technology industries in the area.^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Sand Hill Rd Building 1, Suite 260 Menlo Park, CA 94025 .
  • Venture Capital Directory of Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.svbizlaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Sand Hill Rd Building 4, Suite 250 Menlo Park, CA 94025 .
  • Venture Capital Directory of Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.svbizlaw.com [Source type: General]

.By the early 1970s, there were many semiconductor companies based in the Santa Clara Valley as well as early computer firms using their devices and programming and service companies.^ Silicon Valley got its name from semiconductor companies.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fast Company Using a mobile device?
  • venture capital | Fast Company 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: General]

^ The Silicon Valley-based VC firm launched its Israeli affiliate in 2001 with a $260 million fund, and raised a $250 million follow-up in 2005.
  • Venture Capital Industry - Tracked.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.tracked.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Throughout the 1970s, a group of private equity firms, focused primarily on venture capital investments, would be founded that would become the model for later leveraged buyout and venture capital investment firms.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ A private resource of investors for various investments of the venture capital.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Resourceful information on Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital related topics.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.In 1973, with the number of new venture capital firms increasing, leading venture capitalists formed the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).^ Venture Capital news, photos and videos .
  • Venture capital firms News, Photos and Videos | FOUND3R 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.found3r.com [Source type: News]

^ Roles within venture capital firms .
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is a venture Capital and what is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

.The NVCA was to serve as the industry trade group for the venture capital industry.^ National Venture Capital Association: The National Venture Capital Association is "the trade association that represents the venture capital industry.

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ E*Trade starts venture capital fund .
  • E*Trade starts venture capital fund - CNET News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Venture capital firms suffered a temporary downturn in 1974, when the stock market crashed and investors were naturally wary of this new kind of investment fund.^ Are you Looking for venture capital investors?
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ A private resource of investors for various investments of the venture capital.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

.It was not until 1978 that venture capital experienced its first major fundraising year, as the industry raised approximately $750 million.^ Series B financing round, raising approximately $5.1 million in new capital.

^ Chip raises $20m in venture capital .
  • Venture Capital Results Product Details from the Electronics Industry 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: News]

^ Raise Venture Capital for your Business .
  • Raise Venture Capital for your Business with Venture Giant - Venture Giant 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.venturegiant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974, corporate pension funds were prohibited from holding certain risky investments including many investments in privately held companies.^ Many private companies are seeking faster, easier and less expensive methods to raise investment capital, complete mergers and acquisitions, attract and retain employees and create shareholder wealth and liquidity by going public through the Direct Public Offering process.
  • Venture Capital Consulting Services - About Us 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.launchfn.com [Source type: News]

^ In 1946, American Research and Development Corporation (ARD), a publicly traded, closed-end investment company was formed.
  • venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This constituency comprises both high net worth individuals and institutions with large amounts of available capital, such as state and private pension funds, university financial endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and pooled investment vehicles, called fund of funds or mutual funds.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1978, the US Labor Department relaxed certain of the ERISA restrictions, under the "prudent man rule,"[11] thus allowing corporate pension funds to invest in the asset class and providing a major source of capital available to venture capitalists.^ The money that a venture capitalist invests in a company is called venture capital.
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ If there is no venture capital in the US, then so be it.
  • Venture Capital Down 50%. It’s Not Just the Recession, Folks. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture capital funding .
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Venture capital in the 1980s

The public successes of the venture capital industry in the 1970s and early 1980s (e.g., Digital Equipment Corporation, Apple Inc., Genentech) gave rise to a major proliferation of venture capital investment firms. .From just a few dozen firms at the start of the decade, there were over 650 firms by the end of the 1980s, each searching for the next major "home run". While the number of firms multiplied, the capital managed by these firms increased by only 11% from $28 billion to $31 billion over the course of the decade.^ Just a few months before his demise he had spent nearly an hour convincing a company in his portfolio to hire a marketing firm that happened to be run by his personal trainer and full-release masseuse.
  • A Venture Capitalist passes away peacefully, and... 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC weblog.raganwald.com [Source type: General]

^ "Dallas is an entrepreneurial city, but it won't be driven by venture capital going forward," said Daniel T. Owen, a venture capitalist at the 16th-floor firm H02 Partners, which plans to wind down its venture business over the next few years.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Although a few established firms with strong names and a few new firms with star investors had no trouble raising capital, overall VC fund-raising fell 54.6% to $13 billion across 120 funds from the $28.7 billion collected by 204 funds in 2008.
  • Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: News]

[12]
.The growth of the industry was hampered by sharply declining returns and certain venture firms began posting losses for the first time.^ The number of such specialized investment firms, eventually to be called venture capital firms, began to boom in the late 1950s.The growth was aided in large part by the creation in 1958 of the federal Small Business Investment Company program.
  • venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Growth Equity & Venture Capital firm with a focus in technology is looking for an pre-MBA Associates.

.In addition to the increased competition among firms, several other factors impacted returns.^ The above is simply food for thought and is a simplistic opinion because there are a lot of additional factors which I am not aware of around your financial position that would impact the decision.
  • Venture Capital in Australia 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bsivc.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ A partnership includes the integration of our data/benchmarks with the investment firm (via XML feed ) in return increasing everyone’s exposure to internet startups.
  • venture capital « Tom O’Keefe 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC tomokeefe.com [Source type: General]

^ Internet and mobile video solutions innovator, RipCode raises $12.5 million in additional venture funding from several different venture capital firms.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

.The market for initial public offerings cooled in the mid-1980s before collapsing after the stock market crash in 1987 and foreign corporations, particularly from Japan and Korea, flooded early stage companies with capital.^ The company had acquired its first debt offering from within the capital markets.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Initial Public Offering: Few companies are able to access public equity markets.
  • Venture Capital 101: Raising Venture Capital Guide | MoreBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.morebusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ Seed and early stage companies.

[12]
.In response to the changing conditions, corporations that had sponsored in-house venture investment arms, including General Electric and Paine Webber either sold off or closed these venture capital units.^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Google launches venture capital arm .
  • Google launches venture capital arm | Business Tech - CNET News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, venture capital units within Chemical Bank and Continental Illinois National Bank, among others, began shifting their focus from funding early stage companies toward investments in more mature companies.^ Long Form Venture Capital Term Sheet This is a long form annotated Venture Capital Term Sheet, proposing the terms for a venture capital investment in an early stage company.
  • Money & Fundraising Forms > Venture Capital from AllBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Even industry founders J.H. Whitney & Company and Warburg Pincus began to transition toward leveraged buyouts and growth capital investments.^ Capital for these investments can be provided by one or more wealthy families, one or more financial institutions (e.g., insurance companies or pension funds), and wealthy individuals.

^ Venture capital firms often consider investments in companies located far away or in unfamiliar industries.
  • Articles About Venture Capital — HBS Working Knowledge 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC hbswk.hbs.edu [Source type: News]

^ For a new business, our practice group has established a cost-effective process of forming companies with optimal structures for capital raising, while protecting the founders' interests.
  • Venture Capital - Akerman Senterfitt 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.akerman.com [Source type: News]

[12][13][14]

The venture capital boom and the Internet Bubble (1995 to 2000)

.By the end of the 1980s, venture capital returns were relatively low, particularly in comparison with their emerging leveraged buyout cousins, due in part to the competition for hot startups, excess supply of IPOs and the inexperience of many venture capital fund managers.^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Ohio venture capital fund.
  • Lawriter - ORC - Chapter 150: VENTURE CAPITAL PROGRAM 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC codes.ohio.gov [Source type: Original source]

Growth in the venture capital industry remained limited throughout the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s increasing from $3 billion in 1983 to just over $4 billion more than a decade later in 1994.
.After a shakeout of venture capital managers, the more successful firms retrenched, focusing increasingly on improving operations at their portfolio companies rather than continuously making new investments.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ Venture capital is also an active rather than passive form of financing.
  • The Women Entrepreneurs Blog @ Simon: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.webatsimon.com [Source type: General]

.Results would begin to turn very attractive, successful and would ultimately generate the venture capital boom of the 1990s.^ Start with general venture capital glossaries .
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ In turn this explains why venture capital is most prevalent in the fast-growing technology and life sciences or biotechnology fields.
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Internet boom attracted huge pools of venture capital.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Former Wharton Professor Andrew Metrick refers to these first 15 years of the modern venture capital industry beginning in 1980 as the "pre-boom period" in anticipation of the boom that would begin in 1995 and last through the bursting of the Internet bubble in 2000.[15]
.The late 1990s were a boom time for venture capital, as firms on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park and Silicon Valley benefited from a huge surge of interest in the nascent Internet and other computer technologies.^ Sand Hill Road, Suite 110 Menlo Park, California 94025 .
  • Venture Capital Directory of Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.svbizlaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Roles within venture capital firms .
  • Venture capital - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sand Hill Road, Suite 200 Menlo Park, CA 94025 .
  • Venture Capital Directory of Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.svbizlaw.com [Source type: General]

.Initial public offerings of stock for technology and other growth companies were in abundance and venture firms were reaping large returns.^ Initial Public Offering: Few companies are able to access public equity markets.
  • Venture Capital 101: Raising Venture Capital Guide | MoreBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.morebusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ New Enterprise Associates closed a $2.48 billion venture-capital fund, the largest since before the financial crisis, as buyouts of startup companies languish and the pace of initial public offerings remains near a 35-year low.
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ VCs get their cash out only when your business is acquired by another company or "goes public," that is, when its shares can be publicly traded on a stock exchange.
  • Pros and Cons of Venture Capital | Mumbai | India 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC toostep.com [Source type: News]

The bursting of the Internet Bubble and the private equity crash (2000 to 2003)

The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite index peaked at 5,048 in March 2000, reflecting the high point of the dot-com bubble.
.The Nasdaq crash and technology slump that started in March 2000 shook virtually the entire venture capital industry as valuations for startup technology companies collapsed.^ Venture Capital March 10, 2009 .
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.Over the next two years, many venture firms had been forced to write-off their large proportions of their investments and many funds were significantly "under water" (the values of the fund's investments were below the amount of capital invested).^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Many pension funds and University endowments invest a portion of their holding in venture capital.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Venture capital investors sought to reduce size of commitments they had made to venture capital funds and in numerous instances, investors sought to unload existing commitments for cents on the dollar in the secondary market.^ Are you Looking for venture capital investors?
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.By mid-2003, the venture capital industry had shriveled to about half its 2001 capacity.^ Which industries attract venture capital?
  • Venture Capital 101: Raising Venture Capital Guide | MoreBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.morebusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ The Pricewaterhouse-Coopers MoneyTree Survey is particularly useful in that it allows you to sort venture capital funds by region and industry focus, with links to the funds' home pages.

^ Plenty of Democrats, including presidential candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards, are talking about rolling back the 2003 capital-gains-tax cut.
  • Capital Gains Taxes, Venture Capital, and Innovation - Capital Commerce (usnews.com) 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.usnews.com [Source type: News]

Nevertheless, PricewaterhouseCoopers' MoneyTree Survey shows that total venture capital investments held steady at 2003 levels through the second quarter of 2005.
.Although the post-boom years represent just a small fraction of the peak levels of venture investment reached in 2000, they still represent an increase over the levels of investment from 1980 through 1995. As a percentage of GDP, venture investment was 0.058% percent in 1994, peaked at 1.087% (nearly 19 times the 1994 level) in 2000 and ranged from 0.164% to 0.182 % in 2003 and 2004. The revival of an Internet-driven environment in 2004 through 2007 helped to revive the venture capital environment.^ February 20, 2007 in Venture Capital .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 11:26 AM in Venture Capital .
  • @altgate: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.altgate.com [Source type: General]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

However, as a percentage of the overall private equity market, venture capital has still not reached its mid-1990s level, let alone its peak in 2000.
.Venture capital funds, which were responsible for much of the fundraising volume in 2000 (the height of the dot-com bubble), raised only $25.1 billion in 2006, a 2% percent decline from 2005 and a significant decline from its peak.^ Why should I raise Venture Capital?
  • Venture Capital 101: Raising Venture Capital Guide | MoreBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.morebusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ In 2006, 205 new venture funds totaling $30.5 billion were raised.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Raising venture capital for your new business - Venture Capital Funding .
  • Venture Capitalists - Find Venture Capital Investors | Venture Capital Firms 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.go4funding.com [Source type: News]

[16]

Venture capital firms and funds

Diagram of the structure of a generic venture capital fund

Structure of Venture Capital Firms

.Venture capital firms are typically structured as partnerships, the general partners of which serve as the managers of the firm and will serve as investment advisors to the venture capital funds raised.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ How do venture capital firms raise their money?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

.Venture capital firms in the United States may also be structured as limited liability companies, in which case the firm's managers are known as managing members.^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.Investors in venture capital funds are known as limited partners.^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and Greylock Ventures led the funding.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

.This constituency comprises both high net worth individuals and institutions with large amounts of available capital, such as state and private pension funds, university financial endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and pooled investment vehicles, called fund of funds or mutual funds.^ As part of the agreement of this funding, both companies will...
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Capital for these investments can be provided by one or more wealthy families, one or more financial institutions (e.g., insurance companies or pension funds), and wealthy individuals.

^ Large amounts of money are raised and collected from individual and institutional investors.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

Types of Venture Capital Firms

.Depending on your business type, the venture capital firm you approach will differ.^ Raise Venture Capital for your Business .
  • Raise Venture Capital for your Business with Venture Giant - Venture Giant 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.venturegiant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Negotiations will follow between you and the venture capital firm.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Use Advisors to help you raise capital and help you with your business .
  • Venture Capital in Australia 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bsivc.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.[17] For instance, if you're a startup internet company, funding requests from a more manufacturing-focused firm will not be effective.^ Capital for these investments can be provided by one or more wealthy families, one or more financial institutions (e.g., insurance companies or pension funds), and wealthy individuals.

^ Read More Small Business Investment Companies Are a Good Alternative to VC Funding Traditional venture capital firms are often called vulture capitalists because of the steep cost of using them to provide equity for a new venture.
  • What Is Venture Capital? | Banking & Finance > Financial Markets & Investing from AllBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ Again, it does make it easier to say no 999 times, but you're pretty much guaranteed to say no to all the companies with a modicum of negotiating skills.
  • Fixing Venture Capital - Joel on Software 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.joelonsoftware.com [Source type: General]

.Doing some initial research on which firms to approach will save time and effort.^ Some of the engineers at DEC were doing research on massively parallel processors.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A 2007 report by Deloitte finds that, while some VC firms are thinking about crossing U.S. borders with their cash, fewer are actually doing it.
  • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

^ No, this isn't a recessionary move to give away unbilled lawyer time nor is it some sort of shift to being a pro-bono only firm.
  • @altgate: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.altgate.com [Source type: General]

When approaching a VC firm, consider their portfolio:
  • Business Cycle: Do they invest in budding or established businesses?
  • Industry: What is their industry focus?
  • Investment: Is their typical investment sufficient for your needs?
  • Location: Are they regional, national or international?
  • Return: What is their expected return on investment?
  • Involvement: What is their involvement level?
.Targeting specific types of firms will yield the best results when seeking VC financing.^ It’s important to know the preferences of the VC you’re approaching, and to clearly articulate what type of funding you’re seeking: 1.
  • Venture Capital 101 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: General]

^ Normal Businesses are not great for VC. Most firms seek 1 type of capital – there are 40 types of capital to raise Google raised from all VC, FFF, Credit Cards, Bank Loans, Angels 2.
  • Venture Capital in Australia 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bsivc.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture capital firms have a reputation for negotiating tough financing terms and setting high demands on target companies.
  • http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P10_2300 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.toolkit.com [Source type: News]

.Wikipedia has a list of venture capital firms that can help you in your initial exploration.^ Negotiations will follow between you and the venture capital firm.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ I need help with a venture capital question?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ See the list of the largest Venture Capital Firms on page 26.

.The National Venture Capital Association segments dozens of VC firms into ways that might assist you in your search.^ Negotiations will follow between you and the venture capital firm.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ What is the best way to get venture capital?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ This is where Venture Capital comes into play.
  • Seed Capital & Venture Capital Investments - Raising Start Up Finance - New Zealand Investment Network 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.newzealandinvestmentnetwork.co.nz [Source type: News]

[18] .It is important to note that many VC firms have diverse portfolios with a range of clients.^ Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up firms.
  • Venture Capital Consulting Services - About Us 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.launchfn.com [Source type: News]

.If this is the case, finding gaps in their portfolio is one strategy that might succeed.^ In most cases, one or more general partners of the VC take Board of Director positions at a portfolio company.
  • Venture Capital 101 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: General]

Roles within Venture Capital Firms

.Within the venture capital industry, the general partners and other investment professionals of the venture capital firm are often referred to as "venture capitalists" or "VCs". Typical career backgrounds vary, but broadly speaking venture capitalists come from either an operational or a finance background.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital firms have an established capital base and professional management.

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.Venture capitalists with an operational background tend to be former founders or executives of companies similar to those which the partnership finances or will have served as management consultants.^ These include "the lack of management experience and coaching, the reluctance of venture capitalists to invest in companies in the formation stage, and the lack of networking and experience to pull a company together."
  • Venture Capital - MarketWatch.com Topics 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.marketwatch.com [Source type: News]

^ Usually, venture capital firms favor existing businesses that have a minimal operating history of several years; financing of startups is limited to situations where the high risk is tempered by special circumstances, such as a company with extremely experienced management and a very marketable product or service.
  • http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P10_2300 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.toolkit.com [Source type: News]

^ A background in finance and some outstanding college internship or business experience are musts, but venture capitalists also stress the interpersonal and networking skills that are essential to anyone working in VC. The typical stay for an analyst at a VC firm is three years, after which most get an MBA, work for a portfolio company, or move over to another VC firm.
  • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

.Venture capitalists with finance backgrounds tend to have investment banking or other corporate finance experience.^ She has over 8 years experience in investment and commercial banking.
  • Venture Capital Bank | Management Team 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vc-bank.com [Source type: Academic]

^ A background in finance and some outstanding college internship or business experience are musts, but venture capitalists also stress the interpersonal and networking skills that are essential to anyone working in VC. The typical stay for an analyst at a VC firm is three years, after which most get an MBA, work for a portfolio company, or move over to another VC firm.
  • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

^ Additional investors in the round include Sanyo Semiconductor Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, China Development Industrial Bank, Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd., Sino-Japan High-Tech Fund, ITOCHU Finance Corporation, and GATX Ventures, among others, as well as returning investor JAFCO America Ventures.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

Although the titles are not entirely uniform from firm to firm, other positions at venture capital firms include:
.
  • Venture partners - Venture partners are expected to source potential investment opportunities ("bring in deals") and typically are compensated only for those deals with which they are involved.
  • Entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) - EIRs are experts in a particular domain and perform due diligence on potential deals.^ If the venture fund is interested in the prospective investment, it performs due diligence on the small business.
    • The Women Entrepreneurs Blog @ Simon: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.webatsimon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ June 22, 2005 Up to 20 percent of venture capital firms expect to expand investments in those countries over the next five years, new survey says.
    • venture-capital company news on CNET 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Welcome to Mobius Venture Capital Mobius Venture Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund comprised of seasoned veterans and entrepreneurs from leading technology companies, who bring not only deep domain expertise, but also hands-on operating experience to the companies in our portfolio.
    • Welcome to Mobius Venture Capital, Inc. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mobiusvc.com [Source type: General]

    .EIRs are engaged by venture capital firms temporarily (six to 18 months) and are expected to develop and pitch startup ideas to their host firm (although neither party is bound to work with each other).^ V Venture Capital Database Find venture capital firms, technology startups and venture capital transactions.
    • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

    ^ What is venture capital & what are some vc firms?
    • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Directory of venture capital firms .

    .Some EIR's move on to executive positions within a portfolio company.
  • Principal - This is a mid-level investment professional position, and often considered a "partner-track" position.^ The executives of my portfolio companies are my clients.
    • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Over the past two decades, its investment professionals have backed more than 150 companies, many of which have gone on to become leaders in ...

    ^ Because this is a high risk investment, venture capitalists usually play a role in the company's key decisions, and often become a partial owner of the company.
    • Seed Capital & Venture Capital Investments - Raising Start Up Finance - New Zealand Investment Network 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.newzealandinvestmentnetwork.co.nz [Source type: News]

    .Principals will have been promoted from a senior associate position or who have commensurate experience in another field such as investment banking or management consulting.
  • Associate - This is typically the most junior apprentice position within a venture capital firm.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
    • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

    ^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
    • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

    ^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
    • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

    .After a few successful years, an associate may move up to the "senior associate" position and potentially principal and beyond.^ I would like to know the name of the intern or first-year associate who came up with this idea.
    • How to Change the World: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.guykawasaki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Established five years ago, Acuid recognised the potential for fast chip-to-chip communication, which over the last few years has lagged behind processor speeds.
    • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Others hire a limited number of undergraduates and MBAs as analysts and associates with the expectation that most will return to get their business degrees or join startups within a few years.
    • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

    Associates will often have worked for 1-2 years in another field such as investment banking or management consulting.

Structure of the funds

.Most venture capital funds have a fixed life of 10 years, with the possibility of a few years of extensions to allow for private companies still seeking liquidity.^ Venture Capital March 10, 2009 .
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

.The investing cycle for most funds is generally three to five years, after which the focus is managing and making follow-on investments in an existing portfolio.^ Third, with this small amount of money, the entrepreneurs can get more insight and information on whether their idea is worth investing their own valuable time in before they have to make the multi-year commitment that comes with larger investments.
  • Lgilab: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.lgilab.co.il [Source type: General]

^ We spend three to twelve years developing a product with a life of five to fifteen years, spending tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • One venture capitalist's view on software patents - Joi Ito's Web 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC joi.ito.com [Source type: General]

^ In Washington state, only two new venture funds totaling $19.2 million have been raised this year, down from five funds with $507 million in 2006, according to VentureSource.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

.This model was pioneered by successful funds in Silicon Valley through the 1980s to invest in technological trends broadly but only during their period of ascendance, and to cut exposure to management and marketing risks of any individual firm or its product.^ As a result, the venture industry's core markets of Silicon Valley and Boston, which boast a deep ecosystem of entrepreneurs and are anchored by firms such as Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, are holding up better.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Usually, venture capital firms favor existing businesses that have a minimal operating history of several years; financing of startups is limited to situations where the high risk is tempered by special circumstances, such as a company with extremely experienced management and a very marketable product or service.
  • http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P10_2300 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.toolkit.com [Source type: News]

^ In a nutshell, a VC firm acts as a broker for institutional or “limited partner” investors such as pension funds, universities, and high-net-worth individuals, all of whom pay annual management fees to have their money invested in high-risk, high-potential-yield start-up companies.
  • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

.In such a fund, the investors have a fixed commitment to the fund that is initially unfunded and subsequently "called down" by the venture capital fund over time as the fund makes its investments.^ A private resource of investors for various investments of the venture capital.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Has been involved in several venture capital investments as an advisor and as a sophisticated investor.
  • Venture Capital in Australia 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bsivc.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.There are substantial penalties for a Limited Partner (or investor) that fails to participate in a capital call.^ Also participating in this round were previous investors JP Morgan Partners, TPG Ventures, QTV Capital and a new investor, Macnica Inc.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

^ The Australian Association of the Venture capital The Australian Association of the Venture capital Limited (AVCAL) , is national association which represents participants of the industry of the venture capital, advances the industry and encourages investments into the growing commercial enterprises .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Other investors who participated in this round of funding include Intersouth Partners, Quaker BioVentures, SV Life Science Partners, Synergy Life Science...
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

.It can take anywhere from a month or so to several years for venture capitalists to raise money from limited partners for their fund.^ Venture Partners, or MCVP leading the funding.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ "Dallas is an entrepreneurial city, but it won't be driven by venture capital going forward," said Daniel T. Owen, a venture capitalist at the 16th-floor firm H02 Partners, which plans to wind down its venture business over the next few years.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ These firms include the famous players—Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Mayfield Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners—and many others.
  • Venture Capital :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: News]

.At the time when all of the money has been raised, the fund is said to be closed and the 10 year lifetime begins.^ It was a super time for fund raising.'
  • Venture Voice: Venture Capitalist Archives 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC www.venturevoice.com [Source type: News]

^ As a result, new venture capital fundraising is down significantly to just a fraction of funds raised in previous years.
  • Venture Capital : Harvard Business Services BLOG: Information on Delaware LLC, Registered Agent, Franchise Tax Payments in DE. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.delawareinc.com [Source type: News]

^ At the same time, it is unlikely that start-ups will see a return to easy-money days anytime soon, in part because many firms are not raising the kind of funds they did during the bubble.
  • StockPhotoTalk | Special Interest Blog: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.stockphototalk.com [Source type: General]

.Some funds have partial closes when one half (or some other amount) of the fund has been raised.^ The firm reached this amount by the commitment from a number of various different funds and foundations along with some private family offices.

^ In the case of any other venture capital fund, twenty per cent of the total amount of capital committed to the fund from all sources, after accounting for capital committed from the program fund.
  • Lawriter - ORC - Chapter 150: VENTURE CAPITAL PROGRAM 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC codes.ohio.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ While he would not comment on the exact amount likely to be raised, he said that "this company needs about $10 million to $15 million" to fund its goals.
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

."Vintage year" generally refers to the year in which the fund was closed and may serve as a means to stratify VC funds for comparison.^ May 26th, 2009 No comments OpenX Closes $10 Million Series C Funding PASADENA, Calif., May 26 OpenX Technologies, Inc.

^ Other European funds need to start thinking globally when they invest; I’ve met a *lot* of European VCs in the past year for vpod.tv.
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ Based in London, England, the newly founded vc firm, PROfounders Capital announced today that it had just closed its first venture capital fund.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

.This free database of venture capital funds shows the difference between a venture capital fund management company and the venture capital funds managed by them.^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ What is the difference between Venture Capital and Angel Investors?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

Compensation

Venture capitalists are compensated through a combination of management fees and carried interest (often referred to as a "two and 20" arrangement):
.
  • Management fees – an annual payment made by the investors in the fund to the fund's manager to pay for the private equity firm's investment operations.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
    • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

    ^ The company is primarily a private equity investment firm.
    • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Private equity finance and capital comes from private equity investment firms.
    • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

    [19] .In a typical venture capital fund, the general partners receive an annual management fee equal to up to 2% of the committed capital.
  • Carried interest - a share of the profits of the fund (typically 20%), paid to the private equity fund’s management company as a performance incentive.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
    • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

    ^ February 20, 2007 in Venture Capital .
    • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
    • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The remaining 80% of the profits are paid to the fund's investors[19] Strong Limited Partner interest in top-tier venture firms has led to a general trend toward terms more favorable to the venture partnership, and certain groups are able to command carried interest of 25-30% on their funds.
.Because a fund may run out of capital prior to the end of its life, larger venture capital firms usually have several overlapping funds at the same time; this lets the larger firm keep specialists in all stages of the development of firms almost constantly engaged.^ Keep in mind that venture capital is not an option for all new businesses.
  • Venture Capital 101 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: General]

^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.Smaller firms tend to thrive or fail with their initial industry contacts; by the time the fund cashes out, an entirely-new generation of technologies and people is ascending, whom the general partners may not know well, and so it is prudent to reassess and shift industries or personnel rather than attempt to simply invest more in the industry or people the partners already know.^ Bits offers a steady stream of news and analysis on the technology industry throughout the day from New York Times writers and freelancers.
  • VENTURE CAPITAL - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital Returns Dip Below Zero - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ What we do know is that much of its core processing architecture is based on the collection of millions of great thinkers' life experiences and thought processes known as Artificial Life, rather than the far more familiar math models of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Legendary venture capitalist looks ahead - CNET News 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, an equity investor (i.e., the individual or entity that supplies the company with the money) expects that, within a certain time frame, the ownership percentage she holds will be worth more than the original amount she invested.
  • Venture Capital & Business Funding Sources Directory 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ustyleit.com [Source type: News]

Venture capital funding

.Venture capitalists are typically very selective in deciding what to invest in; as a rule of thumb, a fund may invest in one in four hundred opportunities presented to it.^ Who's been investing venture funds in storage?
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

^ They may sift hundreds of opportunities to find one they like.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ One form of investing that was popular in the 1980s and is again very popular is corporate venturing.
  • Venture Capital & Business Funding Sources Directory 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ustyleit.com [Source type: News]

.Funds are most interested in ventures with exceptionally high growth potential, as only such opportunities are likely capable of providing the financial returns and successful exit event within the required timeframe (typically 3-7 years) that venture capitalists expect.^ They look for opportunities with high growth potential.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ A venture capitalist expects a large return on investment, since the amount they are funding is typically large.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ The venture capitalists provide the funding for the start-up.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because investments are illiquid and require 3-7 years to harvest, venture capitalists are expected to carry out detailed due diligence prior to investment.^ He said he didn't go to venture capitalists, partly because the Dallas venture scene "isn't as strong" as it once was.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ A CenterPoint venture capitalist who left that firm this year also has set up a small secondary fund dubbed Delta-V Capital on the floor.
  • Echoes on 16th Floor: Venture Capital Exits - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture investing slowed to a crawl in 2008, the first year since 2003 that total investments declined.
  • VENTURE CAPITAL - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

.Venture capitalists also are expected to nurture the companies in which they invest, in order to increase the likelihood of reaching an IPO stage when valuations are favourable.^ I believe, are valuable traits for a Venture Capitalist.
  • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture capitalists looking for the next big score invested more than $1.5 billion in fledgling software companies in the second quarter, according to the latest figures from The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
  • Software Tops VC Spending List - InternetNews.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ They may participate in a corporate venture capital deal where the company, Yahoo!
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

Venture capitalists typically assist at four stages in the company's development:[20]
.There are typically six stages of financing offered in Venture Capital, that roughly correspond to these stages of a company's development.^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If there is no venture capital in the US, then so be it.
  • Venture Capital Down 50%. It’s Not Just the Recession, Folks. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture capital spurs growth at the critical early stages of growing companies' development.

[21]
  • Seed Money: Low level financing needed to prove a new idea (Often provided by "angel investors")
  • Start-up: Early stage firms that need funding for expenses associated with marketing and product development
  • First-Round: Early sales and manufacturing funds
  • Second-Round: Working capital for early stage companies that are selling product, but not yet turning a profit
  • Third-Round: Also called Mezzanine financing, this is expansion money for a newly profitable company
  • Fourth-Round: Also called bridge financing, 4th round is intended to finance the "going public" process
.Because there are no public exchanges listing their securities, private companies meet venture capital firms and other private equity investors in several ways, including warm referrals from the investors' trusted sources and other business contacts; investor conferences and symposia; and summits where companies pitch directly to investor groups in face-to-face meetings, including a variant know as "Speed Venturing", which is akin to speed-dating for capital, where the investor decides within 10 minutes whether s/he wants a follow-up meeting.^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital March 10, 2009 .
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.This need for high returns makes venture funding an expensive capital source for companies, and most suitable for businesses having large up-front capital requirements which cannot be financed by cheaper alternatives such as debt.^ Customers are the most traditional source of capital.
  • Venture Capital & Business Funding Sources Directory 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ustyleit.com [Source type: News]

^ Many business sources report on venture capital trends.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That is most commonly the case for intangible assets such as software, and other intellectual property, whose value is unproven.^ These partners can provide assistance in the form of capital, personnel, office space, intellectual property, intangibles, etc.
  • Venture Capital & Business Funding Sources Directory 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ustyleit.com [Source type: News]

^ Consider the case of Airbus which implemented real options to value contract sweeteners, like asset value guarantees, financial support, and performance guarantees in the sale of its airplanes.
  • Venture Capital Method 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC cpd.ogi.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If using the NPV method, entrepreneurs should create several scenarios (worst case, most likely, and best case) for arriving at a range of values.
  • Venture Capital Method 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC cpd.ogi.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In turn this explains why venture capital is most prevalent in the fast-growing technology and life sciences or biotechnology fields.^ The interwestern Partners The interwestern Partners - the investing capital in Information Technology and Life Sciences .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Technology Funding A manager of venture capital funds.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Empire Ventures Searches for technology-driven, entrepreneurial companies that can grow to a market capitalization of at least $100 million within five years.
  • Venture Capital Firms and Funds: Providers and Services | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.If a company does have the qualities venture capitalists seek including a solid business plan, a good management team, investment and passion from the founders, a good potential to exit the investment before the end of their funding cycle, and target minimum returns in excess of 40% per year, it will find it easier to raise venture capital.^ Cleantech investments may reflect the development cycle of a medical device company (so 5-7 years before an exit).
  • The “Crisis” In Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is a venture Capital and what is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

Main alternatives to venture capital

.Because of the strict requirements venture capitalists have for potential investments, many entrepreneurs seek initial funding from angel investors, who may be more willing to invest in highly speculative opportunities, or may have a prior relationship with the entrepreneur.^ Many venture capital investors talk about understanding entrepreneurs.
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ The new investors who joined in the funding are...
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ For 10 years, Wayne D. Kimmel has been an angel investor and venture capitalist.
  • ETF Venture Funds, Venture Capital Fund: Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fundingpost.com [Source type: News]

.Furthermore, many venture capital firms will only seriously evaluate an investment in a start-up otherwise unknown to them if the company can prove at least some of its claims about the technology and/or market potential for its product or services.^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Investment venture capital is funding that is provided to a start-up or small business which has foreseeable growth potential.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Many venture capital investors talk about understanding entrepreneurs.
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

.To achieve this, or even just to avoid the dilutive effects of receiving funding before such claims are proven, many start-ups seek to self-finance until they reach a point where they can credibly approach outside capital providers such as venture capitalists or angel investors.^ Investment venture capital is funding that is provided to a start-up or small business which has foreseeable growth potential.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Many venture capital investors talk about understanding entrepreneurs.
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Venture Capital News - Topix 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture funding is another source of capital that can be very advantageous for start-up companies.
  • Venture Capital Financing 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.icemiller.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This practice is called "bootstrapping".
.There has been some debate since the dot com boom that a "funding gap" has developed between the friends and family investments typically in the $0 to $250,000 range and the amounts that most Venture Capital Funds prefer to invest between $1 to $2M. This funding gap may be accentuated by the fact that some successful Venture Capital funds have been drawn to raise ever-larger funds, requiring them to search for correspondingly larger investment opportunities.^ Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising for 2008 .
  • Israel Venture Capital Research Center 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ivc-online.com [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ If there is no venture capital in the US, then so be it.
  • Venture Capital Down 50%. It’s Not Just the Recession, Folks. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

.This 'gap' is often filled by angel investors as well as equity investment companies who specialize in investments in startups from the range of $250,000 to $1M. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that the latter now invest more than $30 billion a year in the USA in contrast to the $20 billion a year invested by organized Venture Capital funds.^ Angels look for high returns on venture capital investment, typically 20 to 30 percent.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ A venture capital firm is an example of a private equity investment firm.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ A private resource of investors for various investments of the venture capital.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

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.Crowd funding is emerging as an alternative to traditional venture capital.^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ Other vc firms that took part in this round of funding include Novak Biddle Venture Partners and City Light Capital.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

.Crowd funding is an approach to raising the capital required for a new project or enterprise by appealing to large numbers of ordinary people for small donations.^ Which funds are raising capital?
  • Israel Venture Capital Research Center 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ivc-online.com [Source type: News]

^ A number of funds completed their capital raising efforts, including Carmel III with $235 million, Gemini V with $150 million and Cedar III with a $100 million fund.
  • Israel Venture Capital Research Center 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ivc-online.com [Source type: News]

^ Cognitive Match, which is a British real-time service that employs mathematics, psychology and semantic technologies, and artificial intelligence to match content for people, had raised £1 million ($1,647,590.00) in series A funding from Dawn Capital.
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

.While such an approach has long precedents in the sphere of charity, it is receiving renewed attention from entrepreneurs such as independent film makers, now that social media and online communities make it possible to reach out to a group of potentially interested supporters at very low cost.^ We believe that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and offline.
  • ETF Venture Funds, Venture Capital Fund: Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fundingpost.com [Source type: News]

^ Entrepreneurs are out to get ahead normally by trying to make the largest possible financial gain, yet the risks that they experience are unlike any other.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ How to outsource creativity (or make money if yourecreative) from tutto è dimostrabile (soprattutto il contrario) A friend of mine recently pointed me to Zooppa, a very interesting experiment of social advertising.
  • From Istanbul To Sand Hill Road: Web 2.0 Companies 25 September 2009 5:57 UTC baris.typepad.com [Source type: General]

.In industries where assets can be securitized effectively because they reliably generate future revenue streams or have a good potential for resale in case of foreclosure, businesses may more cheaply be able to raise debt to finance their growth.^ In addition, Todd represents a number of high-growth businesses in planning, financing and implementing growth plans.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Established businesses with a good track record and posses a huge potential are the only ones who have the chance of getting approved.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Just because someone tells you “ NO ” the first time, it doesn’t mean they won’t say “ YES ” in the future.

.Good examples would include asset-intensive extractive industries such as mining, or manufacturing industries.^ The deal includes a high-end paint facility and other equipment that industry experts say would cost more than $300 million to replace.
  • Venture Capitol: New VC Force - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Niv said the technology would have wide applications in the deployment of high-end graphics in industries such as gaming, and professional industries where 3D visualization is used, such as architecture, mining and defence.
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

.Offshore funding is provided via specialist venture capital trusts which seek to utilise securitization in structuring hybrid multi market transactions via an SPV (special purpose vehicle): a corporate entity that is designed solely for the purpose of the financing.^ Type the Corporate Limited Finance The venture capital from a code Set the Corporate Limited Finance .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture capital fund is considered one of the financing options of a business.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

.In addition to traditional venture capital and angel networks, groups have emerged which allow groups of small investors or entrepreneurs themselves to compete in a privatized business plan competition where the group itself serves as the investor through a democratic process.^ Use business news groups as sources of venture capital trends .
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Where and how can i get venture capital or investors?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

Geographical differences

.( V.C ) Venture capital, as an industry, originated in the United States and American firms have traditionally been the largest participants in venture deals and the bulk of venture capital has been deployed in American companies.^ They may participate in a corporate venture capital deal where the company, Yahoo!
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ (DEC), which at its zenith was the second largest computer company in the United States.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, increasingly, non-US venture investment is growing and the number and size of non-US venture capitalists have been expanding.^ The Australian Association of the Venture capital The Australian Association of the Venture capital Limited (AVCAL) , is national association which represents participants of the industry of the venture capital, advances the industry and encourages investments into the growing commercial enterprises .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ However, it is crucial for this person to have some type of equity venture capital to make the investment possible.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ With smaller amounts of capital doled out, private equity investment firms are able to help and grow more than 25 times the number of businesses than venture capital firms.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.Venture capital has been used as a tool for economic development in a variety of developing regions.^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Use a variety of sources of venture capital terms.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ However, venture capital specifically refers to the acquisition and development of new and risky businesses with high growth potential.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

.In many of these regions, with less developed financial sectors, venture capital plays a role in facilitating access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which in most cases would not qualify for receiving bank loans.^ What is a venture Capital and what is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ The Foundry enterprises The Foundry enterprises facilitate associations of the venture capital with the private enterprise companies.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

.In the year of 2008, while the Venture Capital fundings are still majorly dominated by U.S. (USD 28.8 B invested in over 2550 deals in 2008), compared to International fund investments (USD 13.4 B invested in everywhere else), there have been an average 5% growth in the Venture capital deals outside of the U.S- mainly in China, Europe and Israel[1].^ Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising for 2008 .
  • Israel Venture Capital Research Center 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ivc-online.com [Source type: News]

^ "Will there be a Hedge Fund glut similar to the Venture Capital Funds 5 years ago?"
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

^ Investment Venture Capital – What is it and how is it used?
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

Geographical differences can be significant. For instance, in the U.K., 4% of British investment goes to venture capital, compared to about 33% in the U.S.[22]

United States

.Venture capitalists invested some $6.6 billion in 797 deals in U.S. during the third quarter of 2006, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data by Thomson Financial.^ September 06, 2006 in Venture Capital .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ August 02, 2006 in Venture Capital .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ October 31, 2006 in Venture Capital .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

A recent National Venture Capital Association survey found that a majority (69%) of venture capitalists predict that venture investments in the U.S. will level between $20-29 billion in 2007.

Canada

.Canadian technology companies have attracted interest from the global venture capital community as a result, in part, of generous tax incentive through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit program.^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Death of Venture Capital, Part 825 .
  • SarahLacy.com: venture capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.sarahlacy.com [Source type: General]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

The basic incentive available to any Canadian corporation performing R&D is a non-refundable tax credit that is equal to 20% of "qualifying" R&D expenditures (labour, material, R&D contracts, and R&D equipment). An enhanced 35% refundable tax credit of available to certain (i.e. small) Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs). .Because the CCPC rules require a minimum of 50% Canadian ownership in the company performing R&D, foreign investors who would like to benefit from the larger 35% tax credit must accept minority position in the company - which might not be desirable.^ It is not uncommon for private venture capital firms to require an ownership interest of 30%, 50%, and even a majority partner interest in a startup.
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ In a venture capital transaction, the typical negotiation points regarding rights of first refusal are (i) who is subject to the right of first refusal (i.e., who must offer their shares to the company and/or other shareholders prior to selling to a third party), (ii) who will receive the benefit of the right of first refusal, such as the venture capital investors, major shareholders or all shareholders and (iii) what transfers are exempt from the right of first refusal.
  • Venture Capital Financing 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC blog.icemiller.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Much of their expertise has remained in areas like telecom and healthcare, and many of their investors have morphed into more financial engineers than company builders.
  • Venture Capital Down 50%. It’s Not Just the Recession, Folks. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

.The SR&ED program does not restrict the export of any technology or intellectual property that may have been developed with the benefit of SR&ED tax incentives.^ The company's founders are commercializing proprietary intellectual property to develop revolutionary ultrasound devices.
  • ETF Venture Funds, Venture Capital Fund: Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fundingpost.com [Source type: News]

^ The business incubator developing starts of devoted scientists (patents, have funds); support risks, which advance the American export; the help kommertsializatsii technologies from Russia / NIS .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Acuid has developed intellectual property for high-speed data communication.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

.Canada also has a fairly unique form of venture capital generation in its Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations (LSVCC).^ Start with general venture capital glossaries .
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ They may participate in a corporate venture capital deal where the company, Yahoo!
  • Investment Venture Capital, Private Venture Capital and Equity Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC investmentventurecapital.net [Source type: News]

^ Long Form Venture Capital Term Sheet This is a long form annotated Venture Capital Term Sheet, proposing the terms for a venture capital investment in an early stage company.
  • Money & Fundraising Forms > Venture Capital from AllBusiness.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: News]

.These funds, also known as Retail Venture Capital or Labour Sponsored Investment Funds (LSIF), are generally sponsored by labor unions and offer tax breaks from government to encourage retail investors to purchase the funds.^ A private resource of investors for various investments of the venture capital.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ Funded.com Need Venture Capital ?
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.Generally, these Retail Venture Capital funds only invest in companies where the majority of employees are in Canada.^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ Once a venture fund has invested, it becomes actively involved in the company.
  • The Women Entrepreneurs Blog @ Simon: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.webatsimon.com [Source type: General]

However, innovative structures have been developed to permit LSVCCs to direct in Canadian subsidiaries of corporations incorporated in jurisdictions outside of Canada.

Europe

.Europe has a large and growing number of active venture firms.^ Most venture capital firms raise most of their money from what are called institutional sources such as pension funds, college endowments, and large corporations.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ C Venture Capital Resource Offers a venture capital directory on CD-ROM. Includes contact data for all active US venture capital firms in 90 industries.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ A number of these funds are not active currently for new investments, including TTP, Elderstreet Aberdeen Murray Johnstone and Apax are not in the UK venture market (anymore) .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

.Capital raised in the region in 2005, including buy-out funds, exceeded €60bn, of which €12.6bn was specifically for venture investment.^ Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising for 2008 .
  • Israel Venture Capital Research Center 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.ivc-online.com [Source type: News]

^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Also check out this breakdown of funding by region .
  • VC Fodder - Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and, well, Fodder 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcfodder.com [Source type: General]

.The European Venture Capital Association includes a list of active firms and other statistics.^ Other venture capital firms are affiliated with financial institutions.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ What is venture capital & what are some vc firms?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Growth at Vente included the participation of two venture capital firms.
  • Midlands Venture Forum | Where Entrepreneurs&Capital Come Together 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.mvforum.com [Source type: News]

.In 2006 the top three countries receiving the most venture capital investments were the United Kingdom (515 minority stakes sold for €1.78bn), France (195 deals worth €875m), and Germany (207 deals worth €428m) according to data gathered by Library House.^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ By contrast, venture-capital firms -- which have long been the chief funders of fledgling tech firms, taking equity stakes in the start-ups that will pay off if they go public -- poured just $2.68 billion into the sector in that time, according to data tracker Cleantech Group.
  • Venture Capitol: New VC Force - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Angels look for high returns on venture capital investment, typically 20 to 30 percent.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

[23]
.European venture capital investment in the second quarter of 2007 rose 5% to 1.14 billion Euros from the first quarter.^ The venture capital of the Impulse Group of Investments of the Impulse - the venture capital .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture capitalists looking for the next big score invested more than $1.5 billion in fledgling software companies in the second quarter, according to the latest figures from The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
  • Software Tops VC Spending List - InternetNews.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ RRE Ventures, Gesfid First Gen-e and a syndicate of individual investors formed by Beechtree Capital also participated in the round.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

.However, due to bigger sized deals in early stage investments, the number of deals was down 20% to 213. The second quarter venture capital investment results were significant in terms of early-round investment, where as much as 600 million Euros (about 42.8% of the total capital) were invested in 126 early round deals (which comprised more than half of the total number of deals).^ February 20, 2007 in Venture Capital .
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ Venture Capital Down 50%.
  • Venture Capital Down 50%. It’s Not Just the Recession, Folks. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ At this point MasPar had consumed about $40 million in venture capital.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] Private equity in Italy was 4.2 billion Euros in 2007.

China

Vietnam and Cambodia

.In Vietnam, venture funding has been increasing rapidly as Vietnamese overseas returnees and Vietnamese ex-managers of multinational companies increasingly establish new companies with ambitious growth plans.^ ETF targets companies that: Have an outstanding management team, led by energetic entrepreneurs; and have leadership potential in a large and / or rapidly growing market sector.
  • ETF Venture Funds, Venture Capital Fund: Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fundingpost.com [Source type: News]

^ The new round, which is the biggest a tech company has raised since 2000, brings the four-year-old start-up’s total venture funding to $405 million.
  • VENTURE CAPITAL - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ "We are excited to lead this round of funding in a company that is revolutionizing the way user-generated content is stored and delivered to media applications," said David Ryan, Managing Partner of Mission Ventures.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

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Confidential information

.Unlike public companies, information regarding an entrepreneur's business is typically confidential and proprietary.^ Business journals, newsletters from financial firms and business pages from regular publications offer abundant information about raising capital.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Financial Relations of the Broker The information for investors for companies NASDAQ, investment bank and return merges of the companies, public covers, public and private financings for the small companies of growth .
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Unlike most firms, TOKiBiz then helps the entrepreneur run their internet company.
  • venture capital « Tom O’Keefe 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC tomokeefe.com [Source type: General]

.As part of the due diligence process, most venture capitalists will require significant detail with respect to a company's business plan.^ Software applications that are really simple to define and use enable companies to build business rules and processes to support relatively complex and potentially global business processes."
  • Software Tops VC Spending List - InternetNews.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ I am often asked by my business school and law school students what the best path is to becoming a Venture Capitalist.
  • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Assign staff to monitor VFinance , a financial services company that specializes in finding venture capital for start ups and small businesses.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

.Entrepreneurs must remain vigilant about sharing information with venture capitalists that are investors in their competitors.^ Whereas Web 1.0 was about putting offline information (books, news, brochures) online, Web 2.0 is about sharing that information via social networks, blogs, online video, social messaging, etc.
  • venture capital « Tom O’Keefe 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC tomokeefe.com [Source type: General]

^ Many venture capitalists are looking for unique business that have the potential to fill a highly-demanded niche market, with no or few competitors.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ January 28 , 2010 Location New Iberia, LA, US Keywords: Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Bank Financing, Equity Financing, Angel Investor 1 attending .
  • Popular venture capital Events from LinkedIn Events 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC events.linkedin.com [Source type: News]

.Most venture capitalists treat information confidentially, however, as a matter of business practice, do not typically enter into Non Disclosure Agreements because of the potential liability issues those agreements entail.^ Will venture capital firms sign non-disclosure agreements?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ I am often asked by my business school and law school students what the best path is to becoming a Venture Capitalist.
  • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Financing from a venture capitalist is a very good way to get money for your own business, particularly if the traditional business loan route has failed.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

.Entrepreneurs are typically well-advised to protect truly proprietary intellectual property.^ The company's founders are commercializing proprietary intellectual property to develop revolutionary ultrasound devices.
  • ETF Venture Funds, Venture Capital Fund: Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.fundingpost.com [Source type: News]

^ If you are an entrepreneur, you will be well advised to negotiate hard on board consent and investor consent matters and make sure that you are not at the mercy of financially minded investors.
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ Even if you already have intellectual property protection (e.g., a patent, trademark, or copyright), you don't want to be forced to police your rights.
  • http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P10_2300 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.toolkit.com [Source type: News]

.Limited partners of venture capital firms typically have access only to limited amounts of information with respect to the individual portfolio companies in which they are invested and are typically bound by confidentiality provisions in the fund's limited partnership agreement.^ As part of the agreement of this funding, both companies will...
  • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Venture Capital and Start-up Companies Venture Capital and Start-up Companies .
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is a venture capital fund?
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

Popular culture

.Robert von Goeben and Kathryn Siegler produced a comic strip called The VC between the years 1997-2000 that parodied the industry, often by showing humorous exchanges between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.^ I am often asked by my business school and law school students what the best path is to becoming a Venture Capitalist.
  • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Participating preferred are very often a sore topic of discussion with entrepreneurs who point out some perceived "immoral" characteristic as they provide the venture capitalist with a "double dip" i.e.
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted at 08:00 AM in Audio files , Conference , Emerging Markets , EmergingMarkets , Entrepreneur , Istanbul , mp3 , VC , Venture Capital , Web/Tech , Weblogs .

[25] .Von Goeben was a partner in Redleaf Venture Management when he began writing the strip.^ OVP Venture Partners is the sole investor and OVP Managing Directors Mark Ashida and Lucinda … Read the rest of this entry » .

^ Ori Kirshner, Managing Partner at Giza Venture Capital, discusses the latest exit trends affecting Israels semiconductor companies.
  • GIZA Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC gizavc.com [Source type: News]

^ February 2, 2004 - ARIO Data has received $17.3M in funding to date from Clearstone Venture Partners, Partech International, Triton Management, and Evercore.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

[26]
.Mark Coggins' 2002 novel Vulture Capital features a venture capitalist protagonist who investigates the disappearance of the chief scientist in a biotech firm in which he has invested.^ What is a venture Capital and what is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ What is venture capital & what are some vc firms?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lighthouse Financial Group has formed a partnership with Angad Paul, chief executive of venture capital firm Caparo Group, that will help the brokerage expand outside the United .
  • Venture Capital News - Congoo 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.congoo.com [Source type: News]

Coggins also worked in the industry and was co-founder of a dot-com startup.[27]
.In the Dilbert comic strip, a character named 'Vijay, the World's Most Desperate Venture Capitalist' frequently makes appearances, offering bags of cash to anyone with even a hint of potential.^ Many venture capitalists are looking for unique business that have the potential to fill a highly-demanded niche market, with no or few competitors.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ The goal of venture capitalists is to invest in companies that will dramatically increase in value and allow the investors to cash in on big capital gains.

^ That will make it very hard for anyone but the top tier of funds to generate sustained venture returns.
  • Fred Destin: Venture Capital 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.freddestin.com [Source type: General]

.In one strip, he offers two small children with good math grades money based on the fact that if they marry and produce an engineer baby he can invest in the infant's first idea.^ In Silicon Valley, during the good years, engineers can usually find a new job in a month or two.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Cambridge Research and the Limited Innovation CRIL invests the small sums of money of a seed, start, and the young enterprises based on technology.
  • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

^ Humans and animals powered the world until the end of eighteenth century, when the steam engine produced the first industrial revolution in human history.
  • Venture Capital and Start-up Companies 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.bearcave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The children respond that they are already looking for mezzanine funding.^ The DOE acknowledges it looks to back companies that already have substantial private funding, with the hope that federal money will in turn attract more private investment.
  • Venture Capitol: New VC Force - WSJ.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

.Drawing on his experience as reporter covering technology for the New York Times, Matt Richtel produced the 2007 novel Hooked, in which the actions of the main character's deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, play a key role in the plot.^ What is a venture Capital and what is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Deputy technology editor, New York .
  • VENTURE CAPITAL - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Venture capitalists’ confidence has sunk to a new low, according to a report released Wednesday by Mark V. Cannice, founder and director of the University of San Francisco Entrepreneurship Program, who surveys Silicon Valley venture capitalists every quarter.
  • VENTURE CAPITAL - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

[28]
.In the TV series Dragons' Den, various startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of venture capitalists.^ Ownership demands for an equity interest in 30 percent to 50 percent of the company are not uncommon even for established businesses, and a startup or higher risk venture could easily require transfer of a greater interest.
  • http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P10_2300 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.toolkit.com [Source type: News]

^ I am often asked by my business school and law school students what the best path is to becoming a Venture Capitalist.
  • VentureBlog 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC ventureblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Financing from a venture capitalist is a very good way to get money for your own business, particularly if the traditional business loan route has failed.
  • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

.In the 2005 movie, Wedding Crashers, Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are two bachelors who create appearances to play at different weddings of complete strangers, and a large part of the movie follows them posing as venture capitalists from New Hampshire.^ Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates, the two venture capital companies that participated in the first funding round for Zambeel, Inc., also participated in this round.
  • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

^ To best learn from capital venture news and trends, remember the following points: 1.
  • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ Re: Venture Capitalist « Reply #13 on: October 02, 2005, 10:45:30 pm » .

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Wilson, John. The New Ventures, Inside the High Stakes World of Venture Capital.
  2. ^ WGBH Public Broadcasting Service, “Who made America?"-Georges Doriot”
  3. ^ The New Kings of Capitalism, Survey on the Private Equity industry The Economist, November 25, 2004
  4. ^ Joseph W. Bartlett, "What Is Venture Capital?"
  5. ^ Kirsner, Scott. "Venture capital's grandfather." The Boston Globe, April 6, 2008.
  6. ^ Small Business Administration Investment Division (SBIC)
  7. ^ http://www.draperco.com/history.html Web site history
  8. ^ The Future of Securities Regulation speech by Brian G. Cartwright, General Counsel U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. University of Pennsylvania Law School Institute for Law and Economics Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 24, 2007.
  9. ^ In 1971, a series of articles entitled "Silicon Valley USA" were published in the Electronic News, a weekly trade publication, giving rise to the use of the term Silicon Valley.
  10. ^ Official website of the National Venture Capital Association, the largest trade association for the venture capital industry.
  11. ^ The “prudent man rule” is a fiduciary responsibility of investment managers under ERISA. Under the original application, each investment was expected to adhere to risk standards on its own merits, limiting the ability of investment managers to make any investments deemed potentially risky. Under the revised 1978 interpretation, the concept of portfolio diversification of risk, measuring risk at the aggregate portfolio level rather than the investment level to satisfy fiduciary standards would also be accepted.
  12. ^ a b c POLLACK, ANDREW. "Venture Capital Loses Its Vigor." New York Times, October 8, 1989.
  13. ^ Kurtzman, Joel. "PROSPECTS; Venture Capital." New York Times, March 27, 1988.
  14. ^ LUECK, THOMAS J. "HIGH TECH'S GLAMOUR FADES FOR SOME VENTURE CAPITALISTS ." New York Times, February 6, 1987.
  15. ^ Metrick, Andrew. Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation. John Wiley & Sons, 2007. p.12
  16. ^ Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst as referenced in Taub, Stephen. Record Year for Private Equity Fundraising. CFO.com, January 11, 2007.
  17. ^ "Types of VC Firms: Finding Opportunity in the Dragons' Den". http://sparxoo.com/2009/03/12/finding-opportunity-in-the-dragons-den/. 
  18. ^ "Venture Capital Organizations". http://www.nvca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=134. 
  19. ^ a b Private equity industry dictionary. CalPERS Alternative Investment Program
  20. ^ Investment philosophy of VCs
  21. ^ [Corporate Finance, 8th Edition. Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe. McGraw-Hill publishing, 2008.]
  22. ^ Mandelson, Peter. "There is no Google, or Amazon, or Microsoft or Apple in the UK, Mandelson tells BVCA." BriskFox Financial News, March 11, 2009.
  23. ^ Financial Times Article based on data published by Library House
  24. ^ European Venture Capital, by Sethi, Arjun Sep 2007, accessed December 30, 2007.
  25. ^ The VC Comic Strip
  26. ^ San Francisco Chronicle, “Comic Book Pokes Fun at Venture Capitalists"
  27. ^ Salon.com, “How Greedy Was My Valley?”
  28. ^ National Public Radio, “Love, Loss and Digital-Age Deception in Hooked”

References

  • Campbell, Katherine. .Smarter Ventures: A Survivor's Guide to Venture Capital Through the New Cycle.^ Also participating in this round were previous investors JP Morgan Partners, TPG Ventures, QTV Capital and a new investor, Macnica Inc.
    • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates, the two venture capital companies that participated in the first funding round for Zambeel, Inc., also participated in this round.
    • Storage VCs (Venture Capital) funds in Storage list on STORAGEsearch 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.storagesearch.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Because some venture capital news can be controversial or open to interpretations, check multiple sources when it comes to decision time.
    • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

    Financial Times Management Press. .ISBN 0-273-65403-9
  • Gompers, Paul, and Josh Lerner, "The Venture Capital Cycle", 2nd ed., MIT press, 2004.
  • Ortgiese, Jens: Value Added by Venture Capital Firms.^ What is venture capital & what are some vc firms?
    • Looking for venture capital to fund your next project? Check out this useful information. 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.theventurecapitalsite.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lighthouse Financial Group has formed a partnership with Angad Paul, chief executive of venture capital firm Caparo Group, that will help the brokerage expand outside the United .
    • Venture Capital News - Congoo 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.congoo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Enterprises JAFCO - firm of the venture capital which invests the capital in the appearing companies based on technology in the USA sponsored by the best investors of the capital in ventures in the world.
    • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

    .Eul publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-3899366211
  • What Are Venture Capitalists Looking For in an RFID Start-up?, RFID Radio
  • Introduction to Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance, The Encyclopedia of Private Equity
  • VentureSource.^ Angels look for high returns on venture capital investment, typically 20 to 30 percent.
    • Venture Capital and Sources for Raising Capital | Business.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

    ^ International Club Connexx International Club Connexx is an all-round resource of financing / the venture capital.
    • The directory of the venture capital and the catalogue - Euroth.com 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC euroth.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Accel-KKR and Ontario Teachers' to Sell Alias for $182 Million RadPharm Receives Private Equity Financing from Ampersand Ventures Euroventures invests 1.5 million EURO in AP Aqua Rearden Commerce Secures $25 Million Expansion Financing from Venture Capital companies Raven Biotechnologies inc.
    • Venture Capital News 10 January 2010 17:25 UTC www.vcgate.com [Source type: News]

    Venture Capital Industry Overview, 1Q07. Dow Jones VentureSource.
  • Hervé Lebret, "Start-Up : what we may still learn from Silicon Valley", CreateSpace, 2007, ISBN 1-434-82006-8
  • Josephson, Matthew, "The Money Lords; the great finance capitalists, 1925-1950", New York, Weybright and Talley, 1972.

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Simple English

Venture capital is a type of private equity capital.

Typically it is provided by outside investors to new businesses that promise to grow fast. Venture capital investments are usually high risk, but offer the potential for above-average returns.

A venture capitalist (VC) is a person who makes such investments. A venture capital fund is a pooled investment vehicle (often a limited partnership) that primarily invests the financial capital of third-party investors in enterprises that are too risky for the standard capital markets or bank loans.

Venture capital can also include managerial and technical expertise. Most venture capital comes from a group of wealthy investors, investment banks and other financial institutions that pool such investments or partnerships. This form of raising capital is popular among new companies, or ventures.

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