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Venture Capital News

Appleton Post Crescent

State along for venture capital's roller-coaster ride
Appleton Post Crescent
The good news: Venture capital dollars invested in Wisconsin through the first three quarters of 2014 is already double all venture investments last year, and the number of deals is approaching an all-time annual high for the state. The sobering news: ...


Wall Street Journal

Hedge Funds Add to Venture-Capital Bounty
Wall Street Journal
New York investment firms Tiger Global Management LLC and Coatue Management LLC have been players on the West Coast venture-capital market. Tiger Global, which started as a hedge fund, now manages more money in its venture funds than in its ...
Hedge Fund Superstar Lee Ainslie Is Launching A Venture Capital FundBusiness Insider

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Book Review: The Little Book Of Venture Capital Investing
Seeking Alpha (registration)
Like most books in "The Little Book" series, The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing: Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios packs extensive information and stories, with lucid exposition, into a modest number of pages. Louis C ...

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Dallas Business Journal

Photo by Dustin Michelson
Voice of San Diego
Biotech is the big exception when it comes to the region's relatively poor showing for funding: San Diego is the third most lucrative region for biotech venture capital funding in the nation. At least some local experts and tech companies are eager to ...
Venture capital funding decreases nationally in 3QSan Diego Source (subscription)
Westchester's Biotech Funding SpreeWestchester Magazine (blog)
Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second QuarterJD Supra (press release)
Dallas Business Journal (blog)
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Business Insider

33 Silicon Valley Investors Are Starting To Freak Out About The Tech Bubble ...
Business Insider
Don't panic — it's not a sign that the boom has suddenly come to an end. But it is another signal, in a series of recent ones, that thinkers within Silicon Valley are beginning to wonder how long this extraordinary growth period will last. This signal ...
VCs lose confidence for the first time in two yearsUpstart
VC's confidence is waning, but investments continue at record paceSiliconBeat

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Entrepreneurial Readiness
Many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but only those that combine them with the true ability to lead a business end up triumphant. This self-assessment survey evaluates your personal readiness level as an entrepreneur.

Risk Readiness
All new venture capital opportunities have a certain amount of risk, some more than others. This tool identifies the amount of risk in a venture or start-up seeking venture captial based on the circumstances, requirements and features of the business model.

Venture Readiness
In order to get the venture capital you need to launch your business, you need more than just a good idea.  You need to be thoroughly prepared and this tool does just that by walking you through steps necessary for a successful venture.

Business Plan Readiness
This tool allows you to see your business plan through the eyes of an investor.  Along the way, it will point out important areas that must be addressed to meet expectations and help you identify areas that need improvement.

One of the first things you need to know about your new venture is how much it is worth and what percentage will you be giving to an investor in the event they decide to invest in your company. This tool will tell you the value of your company so you don't give away too much ownership.

Capitalization Tables
This cash-on-cash analysis provides a sophisticated method for analyzing the founders and investors percentage of ownership, equity dilution, value of equity in each investment round, and optimal rounds needed to reach an IPO.


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