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SAFT ON WEALTH: Much ventured, little gained

May 10 (Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality involves high fees and much disappointment. A new study by the Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurship charity and a heavy and long-time backer of venture capital, makes disturbing reading oo.gl/eAp9E, detailing 20 years of disappointment, [...]
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PayPal?s Peter Thiel Sets Up Venture Capital Fund

Business & Finance : Deal Journal - WSJ.com (2 years ago)

Reuters A little bit of PayPal founder Peter Thiel?s wealth will help New Zealand technology businesses thanks to the launch of a new venture capital project. The U.S. entrepreneur, who was one of Facebook?s first investors, is to e... Read Post

Software is eating the world, and venture capital is feasting on older software

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (15 hours ago)

Marc Andreesen once said that “software is eating the world,” and this past quarter of venture capital investment sure seems to back that statement up. PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) just ... Read Post

Saft on wealth: Much ventured, little gained

Business & Finance / Economics : James Saft (2 years ago)

By James Saft (Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality involves high fees and much disappointment. A new study by the Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneursh... Read Post


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