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The Economics of a Small VC Fund

5 Venture Capital Funding Insights

Digging into CrunchBase<p>With the advent of rich startup databases such as CrunchBase or AngelList, it has never been easier to gather venture capital …

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2015 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey

The Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey is an annual survey of venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors around the world. The …

The sad state of the venture capital industry

Venture Capital (VC) is often viewed by the mainstream media as an exciting and glamorous part of the entrepreneurial landscape. The popular image …

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Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

2 min read<p>Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, especially in tech-heavy regions like Silicon Valley, need each other. But, surprisingly, they don't really know what the other wants.<p>According to the National Venture Capital Association's first study on the role of branding in the venture-capital …

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Are You Seeking Venture Capital As A Crutch, Catalyst Or Fuel?

Knowing the difference between Steve Jobs I and Steve Jobs II could affect your fortune.<p>If you are seeking venture capital, ask yourself whether you expect the funding to act as your crutch to help you move forward, to be the catalyst to transform lead into gold, or as the fuel to help your venture …

How To Stop Chasing Venture Capital And Start Attracting Investment

In the fashion world, building a business by bootstrapping often requires exceptional ingenuity. After my experience at CHANEL, Elie Tahari, and in the buying departments for global retailers, I bootstrapped my own business — right up until it became clear that we needed outside capital in order to …

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Jumpstart Our Business Startup, or JOBS, Act of 2012 will make it possible for companies to raise up to $1 million by tapping individuals through online portals, just as soon as the Securities and Exchange Commission has …

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Venture capital in an age of algorithms

We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. Data scientists are …

In Praise Of Venture Capitalists

Some say the feel-good days of venture capital are over. They point out that VC has faced significant headwinds in the past few years, and that it often has taken on a less glamorous role than it did in the heady times when venture capital was considered synonymous with start-ups.<p>It’s true that the …

Hoxton Ventures raises fund for European technology startups

A new fund for technology investment plans to plug the gap between Europe's talent and available finance, the founder said on Wednesday.<p>Hussein Kanji, a former associate at Accel Partners and founder of four US-based tech startups, said Hoxton Ventures has a $40m fund that will focus on European …

What venture capitalists want: the driven, the nimble and the open

When it comes to finding women leaders in business, Canaan Partners are making it look like a piece of cake. Currently, 30% of the firm’s portfolio is female-led, one of the most accurate depictions of the US business world where about 29% of businesses are owned by women.<p>Even as the number of …

Strategies: Best route to venture capital? Be a man

It's shocking how women still can be shut out of venture capital.<p>If you're old enough to remember the 1980s or like watching vintage TV on Hulu, think back to a detective show called <i>Remington Steele</i>.<p>In that series, a talented female private eye set up her own detective firm, only to find that …

Bill Gates says the success rate on venture capital is “pathetic” compared to development

Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and one of its biggest philanthropist. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gates was critical of what he sees as a double standard when it comes to development.<p>Giving people access to something as basic as a working toilet can materially change their …

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Deals of the Year: The top 28 venture capital investments we tracked in 2013

Venture capital investing in Washington state started out with a whimper in 2013, but it is ending with a bang.<p>After the slow start, as evidenced by …

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

Venture capital is unlike anything else I've seen in American commerce. People are vigorously seeking something that's often unattractive. It's extraordinary because markets are almost always efficient, but this one is not.<p>In order to back-solve to how we got here, let's start with history. As a …

Venture-capital firms pour $29.36 bln into start-ups | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Venture-capital firms ramped up their investments last year and last quarter, particularly in the red-hot software sector, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers.<p>For the year, venture firms …

Venture Capital: From Dead to a Trillion Dollars

You can still find articles talking about the death of venture capital, but it's becoming harder to write them without sounding silly.<p>You can still find articles talking about the death of venture capital, but it is becoming harder to write them without sounding silly. During the last 10 years, …

Venture Capital landscape undergoing fundamental shift

<b>By Lauren Ottinger and Yu Zhai, Peninsula Press</b><p>SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The nature of the Venture Capital industry is undergoing a fundamental shift, according to a panel of venture capitalists who spoke at Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s State of the Valley conference on Friday.<p>Chris DiGiorgio, …

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Just over $4B was invested in software deals by venture capitalists (VCs) during Q1, 2014, four times as much as biotechnology.<p>Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%. VCs invested $816M in IT Services or 9% of all dollars, making …

Software is eating the world, and venture capital is feasting on older software

Marc Andreesen once said that “software is eating the world,” and this past quarter of venture capital investment sure seems to back that statement up.<p>PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) just released their MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters …