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I've been a customer of the top venture capital firms, so I know exactly what they do and don't do.
Many of the best firms historically in venture capital have been multi-sector.
I think 'Something Ventured' is a nice piece because it celebrates venture capital in a unique and powerful way.
Where micro-finance focuses on small loans to individual, low-income women, think of Acumen Fund more like a venture capital fund.
I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds.
Those in technology who can afford to stay in Silicon Valley all know it as one of the most beautiful places to live in the world, but a wariness has sunk in as folks from other walks of life are forced to leave: coffee shops are wall-to-wall with aspiring entrepreneurs, and restaurants buzz with talk of valuations and venture capital.
Venture capital is always wanting to go up market.
Clayton M. Christensen
I don't understand why young entrepreneurs feel this pressure to take venture capital or go public. Don't get me wrong: Public companies are A-OK with me. I just think there is another way. Staying private is a lot more sane.
I'll say this: I can't think of one instance in my 20 years in venture capital in which I have wanted to sell a company before the entrepreneur.
One thing I'm so grateful for is sidestepping the usual venture capital, private equity route. My friends who have gone that way are many times beholden to their boards of directors, to 'sell' ideas to a team.
After Secretary Clinton announced in January 2010 that Internet freedom would be a major pillar of U.S. foreign policy, the State Department decided to take what Clinton calls a 'venture capital' approach to the funding of tools, research, public information projects, and training.
Venture capital is an inherently optimistic form of investment - which is both its primary strength and its primary weakness.
Clearly, there is a gender imbalance when it comes to venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Techstars has done a great job accelerating and providing venture capital to the most promising companies to make the biggest long-term economic impact.
Techstars is truly global; you'll see us continue to expand all our programs worldwide, including accelerators, our venture capital, as well as the UP Global programs including Startup Weekend, Startup Next, Startup Digest, etc.
When I first started as an angel investor, I was excited to start investing in startups - but I didn't know much. I couldn't tell the good ones from the bad; I didn't understand all these venture capital terms, so I would invest somewhat blindly.
Given my venture capital background, I know the tech sector well.
I'd been a great angel investor, but professional venture capital was clearly not the right thing for me.
When you - when you - and this is still going on today - are making your money by pushing paper around, when you should be making your money by investing venture capital in various job-creating things, that makes it much harder to recover.
There's almost too much venture capital in India - there are issues with seed capital, but for venture capital, there's a lot money chasing deals here.
I often say Policy Planning is very analogous to a venture capital firm. A venture capital firm sees an interesting idea and puts money behind it; in Policy Planning, we look for promising ideas and then put contacts and relationships behind it.
Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits.
Whatever the potential pitfalls, banks are increasingly enthusiastic about venture capital, particularly in new companies with strong prospects in fields like health care and technology.
Some big banks remain wary of venture capital.
From NASA putting a man on the moon to DARPA developing what later became the Internet, the U.S. government, through a host of different public agencies, has provided direct financing not only of basic research but also public venture capital; both Apple and Tesla have received direct public funding.
Jens Martin Skibsted
One can make the case that the New York venture capital industry is rooted in the 21st century, not the 20th.
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