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US Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Venture capital investment continued to trend upwards in the first quarter of 2014 with $10.74 billion raised by U.S. based companies, up 18% from the fourth quarter of last year and the most raised since the first three months of 2001. Venture ...
Venture investments show a sizable jump in first quarterThe Seattle Times

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The Daily Startup: Avvo Overcomes Lawyers' Objections, Raises $37.5M
Wall Street Journal (blog)
U.S. venture capital firms raised more cash in the first three months of this year than at any time since the final quarter of 2007, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, but it's still a handful of funds driving up the numbers. New firm Fronterra ...

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Venture Capital Firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson Intrigued by Bitcoin
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, that has offices located in over 30 cities around the world. It has over $7 billion in capital commitments. Tim Draper served on the U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business board, and ...
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner and Venture Capitalist Tim Draper intrigued By

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What Are Tech Shares Worth? Depends Which Side of the IPO You're On
Businessweek (blog)
VC firms in the U.S. raised $8.9 billion in the first quarter of 2014, more than double the amount raised to start 2013, according to new data published by the National Venture Capital Association, which called it the industry's best quarter since 2007.
VC funds double money raised in first quarterSt. Louis Business Journal (blog)
Bubble 2.0? VC Firms Nationally Raise $8.9B in Q1 With Most IPO Exits Since ...In The Capital
Raising Money? Think Hard Before Your Business Takes The PlungeForbes

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US Venture Capital Scores Biggest Fundraising Quarter Since 2007
Wall Street Journal (blog)
That's still well below the $13.21 billion collected in the fourth quarter of 2007, which was a strong year for venture capital exits and preceded the global financial crisis that left many limited partners unwilling or unable to make new fund ...
Venture capital firms have strongest fundraising quarter since 2007Nashville Business Journal (blog)
Venture capital raises record funds in 1st quarterSiliconBeat
Venture capital fundraising skyrockets in first quarterPensions & Investments
Digital Media Wire -NASDAQ
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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.

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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.

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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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