Global Themes

On Globalization & Venture Capital

More questions than you can think of!

In my continuing series of FAQs for Entrepreneurs, I came across this gem…fellow blogger Ventureblogalist‘s wiki titiled VC101 with some great links on various VC and Entrepreneurship related topics here  (Hat Tip: Max)

Two of my favourites:

Microsoft will acquire my company” and “VC Primer from an Entrepreneurs’s POV” 

On sandhill.com James Quist has a nice story with some guidelines on bootstrapping and raising capital. As he says:

During our journey, we identified three important guidelines for successfully bootstrapping a company.

Guideline #1: Before starting a business and taking capital, validate your products with real customer pain

Guideline #2: Bootstrap for the right reasons, raise capital for the right reasons

Guideline #3: When you decide to raise capital, find good partners to help grow your business major shareholder.

Another nice one: A basic (and simply explained) introduction to venture capital by Tom Smith, Partner at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds…and finally, Rodi Guidero of VantagePoint has a nice list of FAQs on Sfgate.com’s site:

Meanwhile, Rhiannon Evans, who runs TiE’s Mentoring programme has very kindly linked this category on the TiE Members Page…Thanks Rhiannon…

Comments welcome, as always (especially from any entrepreneurs out there).

January 25th, 2007 Posted by | Entrepreneurship, FAQs for Entrepreneurs, What VCs really do | no comments

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