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Global VC Post Financial Crisis

Global VC Post Financial Crisis
No matter your stance on the great Bubble debate, 2014 was a relatively remarkable year for those involved in the venture capital industry. Overall there was an increase in investing, valuations and fundraising. There was also a huge trend for industries to consolidate. Last year, about 4% of the firms who raised any funds accounted for just less than half of all capital raised. This led many to think that the VC industry was beginning to decline and shrink. However, after much research, most VCs continue to be excited about how their opportunities are lining up especially when it comes to tapping into the upcoming transformative tech companies. Read the rest of this entry

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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

 

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs such as Efraim Landa may build very successful companies seemingly out of nothing but a good idea. To many it may seem as if they are simply great risk takers, but in reality there wasn’t one of them that ever said they set out to see if they could find the riskiest financial venture out there. Actually, for the most part most entrepreneurs are more likely to lack funds than to have plenty of resources. Every single one of them is different but in general they see an opportunity and do not feel like they are kept from pursuing it simply because they do not have an abundance of resources. Instead they have some common characteristics which help propel them into entrepreneurship in spite of the obstacles and come out with a successful business venture. Read the rest of this entry