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VC Funding to Expand Your Business

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Business Financing

It is certainly not an easy task to seek out a venture capital firm. Many businesses have spent numerous hours and lots of money trying to obtain this type of funding only to come up short. This is simply because they are not yet in a position to seek VC funding. How do you know when it is time to seek help from a VC firm? Read the rest of this entry

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The VC Market Today

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Angel investor

In the 60s and 70s most venture capital firms focused their investments solely on starting and expanding companies. Most of the time, these were breakthrough companies that dealt in one way or another with technology whether it was electronic media, medical technology or data processing. During the early years VC was nearly synonymous with financing technology. After many booms and busts and the great recession venture capital has become more diverse in its investments. The venture capitalist of today invests finances in entrepreneurship in many different industries such as retail marketing, energy consumption and even childhood education. A Herndon based education provider benefited from $125 million and a district based LivingSocial brought in $400 million. And an energy conservations company, GridPoint based in Arlington fetched $23.6 million. It’s not that these were headlining deals, or huge financial investments for the venture capitalist; it’s more that they are signs of a shift in the entire VC market to more versatile options. Read the rest of this entry