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
  • 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…

    Digiday- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Digiday- 25 readers -
  • 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…

    Digiday- 32 readers -
  • The Top 6 Ways to Grow Your App

    … interface. Iterate fast or fail: Time to product market fit is the most important metric a mobile app can optimize for in its early days. As Andrew Chen, who runs supply growth at Uber, explains: “Startups are either growing or dying.” If you have a finite amount of venture-capital-funded cash in the bank and a monthly burn, and you aren’t making…

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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 -
  • 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- 33 readers -
  • #SFSNYC VIDEO: Where Are Today’s Billion-Dollar Local Opportunities?

    …, common pitches they frequently hear, and the growing internationalization of startup culture. Satish Dharmaraj, partner at Redpoint Ventures, and Howard Morgan, partner at First Round Capital, both said they get a lot of pitches from companies claiming to be the Uber of something, but by virtue of the friction in their business, most are not Uber…

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  • Do You Have What it Takes to Found a Startup?

    … across regions of the United States in 2015. Good to know that all investment is not concentrated in Silicon Valley. Graphs in the infographic related to startup investment include: Top 5 US Cities for High Tech Startup Density STARTUP FUNDING & INVESTORS: VENTURE CAPITAL: Total VC Investment from 2014 (Q2) to 2015 (Q2) (USD Billions…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmap- 49 readers -
  • An inside look at innovation hot spots and how to get your idea noticed

    … of venture capital and start-ups. What are the hot ideas? Where is the most innovation taking place in the world? How do you get noticed? Let’s find out. Mark: So do you have the coolest job or what? Spending Michael Dell’s money on the best new ideas in the business! Jim: (laughing) Yes, this is a pretty exciting position to be in. What excited me…

    {grow}in How To's- 29 readers -
  • Remember the Internet When Considering The Things

    … Last month I sat down with my old pal Jay Adelson (Digg, Revision 3, Equinix, SimpleGeo) who together with his partner Andy Smith is raising a new fund focused on the Internet of Things. Our goal was to get caught up – I’d tell him about my plans for NewCo, and they’d update me on Center Electric, the fund’s new name. Along the way Jay shared…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 23 readers -
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