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Venture Capital is More Art than Science: 5 Secrets of VC Revealed

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The number one takeaway of the VC Unlocked investor training program was that there are lots of different paths to becoming a successful investor – and no one way is best.

This was great news for the diverse group of participants, who came to Silicon Valley from all over the world for an intensive two week course run by 500 Startups in partnership with Stanford Center for Professional Development.

The program, Venture Capital Unlocked: Secrets of Silicon Valley Investing, ran from Feb 8 – 19th, 2016.

On the last day of the program, participants reflected on the question, “Did we really unlock the secrets to venture capital?”

The answer was a resounding yes. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 2, 2016 9:56 AM

#500Startups ram a 2 weel course at Stanford on becoming a successful #investor. Ever wanted to be a #VC ?

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How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

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In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.

It's easy to dislike angel and venture capitalist investors. For entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for their start-up businesses, these early-stage investors can be awfully hard to find, and when you do find them, it's even tougher to get investment dollars out of them.

But, think again: angels and venture capitalists (VCs) are taking on serious risk. New ventures frequently have little or no sales; the founders may have only the faintest real-life management experience, and the business plan may be based on nothing more than a concept or a simple prototype. There are good reasons why VCs are tight with their investment dollars.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:31 PM

Excellent article explaining VC funding and what it takes to be considered.

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In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists

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Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills

Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

Old real estate and oil money in town invested in San Antonio’s Rackspace early on, said Stephanie Chandler, partner with Jackson-Walker.

It was one of the first cases of old San Antonio money backing a startup technology venture here, she said.

Now with Geekdom, a technology incubator and accelerator in downtown San Antonio, the goal is to get even more local investment into startups, Chandler said.

“Over the last ten years there’s a much more significant uptick in what families are doing,” in investing in startup deals, she said. “Five years ago, we didn’t have the Rackspace founders looking at deals.”

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:17 PM

Here's a good look at an upcoming startup hub: Austin/San Antonio, and the funding situation for startups there as seen by an insider.

The new opportunities created by crowdfunding and the eagerness of 'old money' to play into new trends and profits. Combine that with the new requirements of equity crowdfunding, and you have a good and informative article.

Interesting read for any startup to see how 'smart money' thinks.