With all the excitement about today’s unicorns – privately held, venture capital-backed companies valued at over a billion dollars – and the anticipated stream of IPO’s this year, smart investors need to understand what venture valuation is all about. We’ll try here to arm investors with that understanding. Valuation Fundamentals 101 Venture capital investing is […]
If the world of venture capital were to be set to music, Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin’” might be chosen. The venture capital industry has changed in important ways over the past few years. We believe change will continue over the next decade. We expect venture capital investment over the next decade […]
VCapital board member and strategic marketing officer Ken Freeman recently wrote in Financial Poise about finding the value segment in venture capital by focusing on the Midwest.
As awareness of recent venture homeruns has grown, there has been a surge in innovative venture activity. It’s no longer limited to Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128. Venture capital activity is flourishing in New York, Los Angeles, the DC metro area, Austin . . . and anywhere where creativity, ambition, and the funds to […]
As Vice President of Investments at VCapital, it’s my job to make money for our investors, and while we consider ourselves to be sector agnostic, we do like the idea of investing in emerging MedTech companies for a number of reasons. First of all, these kinds of companies are providing valuable products and services to […]
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” To be successful in any high-risk investing like venture capital, the investor must always take the road “less traveled by.” It’s necessary to hear the […]
“WHAT A STRANGE WORLD WE LIVE IN…” – LEWIS CARROL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Like all investing, successful venture capital investing is about buying low and selling high. But venture capital investing offers another valuable benefit too, that it is non-correlated with other potential investment opportunities.
For nearly seventy-five years, venture capital has been a force of change relying on capital and chance to bulldoze and reshape the American business landscape. The business had a small beginning with a few wealthy and notable American families investing their spare cash in what in the day were considered high risk investments-frozen orange juice […]
Venture Capital investing in high risk businesses has long been considered an alternative asset class and is invested in by major institutional investors, accredited individual investors, and most recently by non-accredited smaller investors under the provisions of the JOBS Act.
For those intrepid investors who invest in seed, start-up, or early stage venture capital, their high wire investing act has similarities to Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s and Co-Pilot Jeffey Skiles’ controlled ditching on the Hudson River on January 15,2009 saving 155 lives in one of the most heroic feats of aircraft piloting in history, the famous […]