Women only get 4.2 percent of venture capitalist funding, which is an incredible gap. A forthcoming study from Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research takes a look at possible reasons, and finds that women without a technical background have a big disadvantage.
The 2012 Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists is launching tomorrow, and in anticipation we are giving readers a sneak peak of sorts. One of the most frequently asked questions in career service centers and tech blogs around the world is, "How do I become a venture capitalist?"?? By analyzing the backgrounds of the 2012 ...
Jerry Weissman has been helping companies go public for nearly a quarter century. He’s not an engineer or a venture capitalist, though; he’s a former theater director, who schools top executives in how to talk to Wall Street. Getting a story into a clear logical flow can mean millions. Here’s how.
The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on February 29, 2012. In 22 years of working with venture capitalists, Steven M. Cohen, co-manager of Morgan Lewis?s emerging business and technology practice, can only remember one time when a venture capitalist returned feedback to a presenter and ultimately invested. When the odds are that ...
Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by anticipating the questions they will receive. The failure to have thoughtful and reasonable answers to VC questions will decrease the likelihood of the company getting funded. The following is a list of key questions the entrepreneur should answer in the pitch or anticipate getting asked:
Start-ups often need big money and investors steeped in big science and big government.
In what would have been an unaccustomed move for a Silicon Valley venture capitalist not too long ago, Alan Salzman recently flew to Copenhagen to attend a conference on climate change and schmooze government policymakers.