Venture Capitalist

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Venture Capitalist

An individual or company that provides funding for a start-up. For example, suppose a company with little access to capital is attempting to open a new market or access an old one with a better product. It may not be able to receive loans, either because of an unproven track record or because it is already significantly in debt, and it may have exhausted financing from family and friends. A venture capitalist allows this company to begin and build upon its operations by providing necessary funding. Usually, the venture capitalist takes equity in the company in exchange for the money. Venture capital firms may also provide needed expertise in how to run a business than can help the start-up become successful.
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Noble's practice focuses on the representation of private, emerging growth companies, which encompasses entity formations, private financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions, and the representation of venture capital firms in connection with their formations, fund raising and portfolio company investments.
Each of these funds will have a significant presence in Michigan and add to the number of venture capital firms active in our state.
is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs seize opportunity -- from turning their early stage idea into a business, to hiring the right team, providing the right industry and functional insight and connections, and growing their business strategically, globally and financially to realize the best ultimate outcome.
Sierra Ventures, founded in 1982, is a privately held venture capital firm focused on investments across all areas of the Information Technology sector from semiconductors to enterprise software.
Paul Venture Capital (SPVC), a well established early-stage venture capital firm with a strong track record over the past 15 years of helping finance some of the industry's most successful technology companies.
The financing was led by TVM Capital, a transatlantic venture capital firm based in Munich and Boston and one of the largest technology and life sciences investors in Europe, joined by OrbiMed of the US and including significant additional funding from previous investors Sofinnova Partners of France, HealthCap of Sweden, Alta Partners and EDF Ventures of the US and NIF SMBC Ventures of Japan.
Previously, Gunderson co-founded Nth Power, a venture capital firm specializing in investments emerging from the global restructuring of the energy industry.
Versant Ventures, a leading healthcare-focused venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments in medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology.
Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the unique insight to define new categories and build world-class technology companies.
Matrix Partners is the first leading venture capital firm to establish a fund in India," said Paul Ferri, Founding Partner of Matrix Partners.
In 1989, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was created as the first venture capital firm focused exclusively on software.

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