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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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How Smart Entrepreneurs Select VC / Angel Investors

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (3 hours ago)

Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can't differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited Angel investors. They argue that the color of the money is the same from either source... Read Post

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

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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