Venture Capital

Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies. The venture capital fund earns money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology, IT and software. The typical venture capital investment occurs after the seed funding round as the first round of institutional capital to fund growth (also referred to as Series A round) in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event, such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital is a type of private equity.
Posts about Venture Capital
  • 8 Different Sources of Finance for Startups

    … grants to startups unconditionally and you don’t have to repay them. But you cannot use the grant money for any other purpose, or you will be vulnerable to legal action. Once a government source has provided you with funding and you fulfill the terms of the program, that agency might offer you additional funding in the future. 8. Crowdfunding…

    Growmap- 16 readers -
  • Swedish Location Management Company PinMeTo Secures H&M Investment

    … says. PinMeTo is not the only technology vendor that H&M has invested in. In recent years, H&M has started a venture capital operation, investing in young firms with activities associated with retail sales. H&M had not been a PinMeTo client prior to the investment, however Tiwari says PinMeTo has been working with H&M’s high…

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  • The state of fintech funding, in five charts

    … Investment in financial technology may have fallen a spectacular 47 percent last year, but it is perhaps just an indication of the maturation of the industry. Total global funding to fintech companies fell to 47 percent to $24.7 billion in 2016 from $46.7 billion the year before, according to KPMG’s quarterly fintech funding report, The Pulse…

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  • Citi’s latest cybersecurity bet veers from the usual model

    … – isn’t going away, these companies are heavily invested in analytics firms that monitor breaches, defenses and other activity to try to make sense of user behavior and identify patterns to help prepare for the next attack. That space is getting kind of crowded though, which is part of why Citigroup’s startup venture capital arm just invested…

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  • Ask a VC: Why Andrew Parker thinks blockchain is past its prime

    … Blockchain is going to revolutionize financial services. Unless it won’t. Too often, blockchain solutions for financial services are square pegs trying to fit in round holes, according to Andrew Parker, a partner at Spark Capital. While bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology are interesting and maybe even revolutionary inventions…

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  • The Top 6 Ways to Grow Your App

    … money, not having a sense of urgency is a primal sin. There are a lot of cost-effective, practical ways to speed up your development cycle and iterate faster. At Santa Monica, Calif.-based mobile startup Science, former MySpace CEO Mike Jones has a full-time development team in India: “We dev on a 24-hour cycle now. When Santa Monica wraps up…

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  • VCs Share 7 Strategies for Hyperlocal Startups Looking to Raise Money

    … The ideas are there. The technology is there. What the founders of early-stage hyperlocal startups really need to succeed in the year 2016 is cash. As access to venture capital funding softens within the startup community, it’s becoming even more important for hyperlocal firms—with products used by merchants or consumers in well-defined…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • How 7 Departments That Aren’t Marketing Can Use Content

    … relationship warm and open the lines of communication. The end result is renewed business and major up-selling opportunities.” Investor relations Whether nurturing an existing relationship or pitching a VC for the first time, great content has the ability to help you raise (or offer) capital. A pitch deck, executive summary, or any other piece of investor…

    The Content Strategistin Social Content How To's- 35 readers -
  • Content Marketing for People Who Hate Writing

    … The phrase “content marketing” has become synonymous with blog posts, slide decks, and infographics, but there is no law that states content has to live and die inside a CMS. In my role as director of content and community at a venture capital firm, I talk to a lot entrepreneurs about the power of content marketing, and the biggest issue I come…

    The Content Strategistin Content- 34 readers -
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