VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups

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Welcome to the Entrepreneur VC 100 list of top early-stage venture capital firms — a platform highlighting the who’s who of the U.S. startup ecosystem.

The ranking is based on data from PitchBook, a Seattle-based data and tech provider for the global private equity and venture capital markets. The firms are listed by total capital invested in seed and/or early-stage deals completed in the U.S.

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Big business and start-ups working together with Venturespring


A new ‘venture development studio’ has launched to connect start-ups with big business, working with brands to develop and launch new digital companies.

Venturespring works with global brands to develop products, systems and services, and then forms teams made up of young entrepreneurs to scale them as independent, profit-making entities, dispensing the advice, resources and guidance necessary to build up their businesses along the way.

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Considering VC for Your Business? Here’s What You Need to Know

Venture Capital In case you hadn’t noticed, funding by venture capital firms has declined significantly in the last few years. But investments by big companies such as Google, GE, Intel, SAP and IBM have picked up the slack. In fact, the National Venture Capital Association reports that 2013 was a banner year for corporate venture capital, with companies participating in nearly 20 percent of the deals and 10 percent of the dollars invested.

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Will Corporate Venture Capital Disrupt the Traditional Investment Ecosystem?

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Corporate venture capital is picking up speed in the investment industry, as large companies start setting aside funds for external investment in fledgling companies or startups.

Tech giants like Intel, Dell and AMD all have strong track records with their proprietary funds, and more companies like Microsoft and Salesforce are now entering the venture-fund game. During the past four years more than 475 corporate venture funds have started, bringing the worldwide total to more than 1,100, according to Global Corporate Venturing.

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The Difference Between Angel Investment and Venture Capital

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When it comes to financing your startups, shows such as Dragon’s Den can make you think it’s all about impressing investors and winning millions of pounds off the bat. In fact, investment comes in all shapes and sizes. Investment in the tech sector has already reached £459m this quarter, but if you are seeking to bring an investor on board, what are the options for you?

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