have a target of seven to ten times the return on investment so we have a different risk profile," he said.
An entrepreneur has turned the tables on venture capitalists
by creating TheFunded, an online community where heads of start-ups expose devils and saviours in the world of moneyed investors.
The GMB union has hit out at tax relief on loans used by venture capitalists
to buy companies such as the AA and bid for Sainsbury's.
3 million in "angel" investments--money from wealthy individuals who frequently are organized into investment pools--by early 2005 and could boast a dozen customers and $300,000 in revenues, it was stymied: venture capitalists
SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capitalists
curtailed their investments in the third quarter, suggesting the financiers who bankrolled the dot-com boom are taking a more sober approach to the revived interest in high-tech startups.
economy and the aftermath of the Internet gold rush have venture capitalists
(VCs) thinking twice before investing in entrepreneurial ventures.
The survey by Deloitte and Touche revealed that 60 per cent of venture capitalists
expected the overall economic climate to decline over the next six months.
These entrepreneurs often are not experienced business people and are not versed in creating business plans, making investor presentations or approaching venture capitalists
Prior to April 2000, venture capitalists
and investment bankers drove the Internet economy.
Since the Nasdaq took a tumble this spring, venture capitalists
are taking a more sober and, many would argue, more realistic approach to investing.
If I thought at all about venture capitalists
, it was with a naive sense that they invest large sums of money in smart people with great ideas.
Dot-coms, almost without exception, are putting financially oriented executives with strong personal interest in the company--investment bankers, venture capitalists
, angels or large shareholders--on their boards," says Robert Lear, who writes on governance issues regularly for CE and is the former CEO of F.