Characteristics of a Successful Venture Capital Process
What do FedEx, Apple Computers, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common? They all were started with venture capital investments. Venture capital investments have been an important aspect of many successful companies and will continue that importance in future business growth and development. During the forty plus, years that venture capital investments have been a part of business development many changes and morphologies have taken place. Despite this, the process and procedures that define how venture capital companies operate and make decisions can be generally classified into a five stage process.
The characteristics of these stages along with the investment opportunities are examined. The amount of funds invested in each of these stages is analyzed to determine if there are trends in the investing patterns of the venture capital companies.
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College of Business Administration
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Stevens, Christina, "Characteristics of a Successful Venture Capital Process" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 401.