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What It Takes to Attract Venture Capital
07 Mar

What It Takes to Attract Venture Capital

There is usually a certain time when an entrepreneur begins to wonder what it takes to attract venture capital. This is when they have reached the end of the financing line. Yet, there are some reasons why they might consider it first and not last.

When a person is starting to wonder what it takes to attract venture capital, they have usually exhausted the normal means of financing. The reason that venture capital has grown in this country some rapidly in the last 50 years has to do with the revolution in technology and the trend toward globalization. We know we need to stay on the cutting edge just to keep up with the rest of the world. Things are moving faster today.

The time when we throw people in prison for insisting the world is not flat is long gone. Today, we need to find them the financing to build a ship and go find out. We can not afford not to encourage technology. So, this is what it takes to attract venture capital; it takes an idea on the cutting edge. Why do you need venture capital when you have the idea for the better mousetrap? Well, because the banks are busy lending money to companies building the old ones. They are proven. They are safe. They won’t make a lot of profit, maybe, but they will make enough to repay the loans.

So, the banks are not …

Halo Venture Capital
07 Mar

Halo Venture Capital

Halo venture capital is a reference to the growing popularity of angel investors in the venture capital marketplace. The halo is a direct reference to the halo of the angel and has even been used by one noted company as its official name.visit my latest blog post at

Angel investors prior to World War II were most often friends and family of the entrepreneurs who invested their own capital for business start-up projects. The amount of equity and management control they demanded in return varied from investor to investor. They were playfully referred to as 3 F investors. This meant family, friends, and fools. Today, angel investors are not usually family or friends, and they are certainly not fools. Halo venture capital is a term used to describe the investments of angel investors.

Angel investors differ from normal venture capitalist mainly in the fact that they invest their own funds while the VC invests the funds of investors that have pooled their resources in a venture capital fund. The fact that the “halo investments” are private funds allows the angel investors to fund smaller companies that are usually below the deal limits of the venture capital fund managers. However, this does not mean that the angels are limited to smaller deals.

The angel investors are willing to take more risks, in fact, than the venture capital fund managers. Despite the fact that the very nature of venture capital entails …

Raising Money – Venture Capital vs Angel Investment
21 Feb

Raising Money – Venture Capital vs Angel Investment

When I was in my college days studying management education, I used to think that Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists are two different bit of jargon thrown at you at different times to mean the same thing. Now that I am a management graduate, I understand that I was naïve to think that as there are certain fundamental differences which I am about to explain in the passage below.

I am going to break it down to you with the help of the following 2 simple examples:

Angels Investment

Let’s say that your rich friend agrees to loan you an amount to help you get yourself a business up and running and you promise them that you will not only return them the amount back but you will pay them something more as a reward of their trust over you. If it fails then your friend loses money just as you lose your business. That the concept here.

1. Individual high net worth investors with personal net worth more than $ 1 million

2. They will generally put in their money when the idea has been converted to at least prototype or is in a beta phase

3. They generally agree to finance anywhere between $25,000 to $100,000

4. The due diligence done by angel investors can range from a basic background check to thorough research

5. They have higher risk as compared to VCs as there is a higher …