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