Van Yoder, Steven
March 2003
Financial Executive;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p32
Academic Journal
The article discusses a difficult environment for firms seeking funding from venture capitalists. In 2002 venture capital investments declined 62% from the previous year. "Seed money" for companies looking for their first round of funding has almost vanished. Venture capitalists are looking for signs that a firm has established itself in its market before committing funds. They are also showing a strong preference for companies that have received previous funding, and that have strong management.


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