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Looking for Venture Capital?

by Betsey Lippmeier

The Kirstein Business Library has a number of venture capital resources.  Here is a brief list: 

The Corporate Finance Sourcebook

Loaded with valuable information, the 2012 Edition can help you track investment sources interested in your industry: Locate firms seeking to invest in small companies with strong growth potential. Shop around for investors who have the investment portfolio you need to expand your business. Find out what investors require in order to consider financing and what role they expect to play once the deal is completed. Get all the information you need about a prospective company before you even pick up the phone
 

Directory of Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms: Domestic & International

Each domestic and Canadia company profile includes current contact information and specific industr data that creates adetailed picture of the firm and its investment parameters.  Profiles include headquarter and other locations, industry group preferences, average investment, portfolio companies, investment criteria and long lists of key executives. 

 

Pratt’s Guide to Private Equity & Venture Capital Sources

Pratt’s Guide contains information on thousands of firms with appropriate contact information.  Entries in the directory show project preferences and each firm’s ususl extent of involvement.  Most firms indicate their minimum and preferred sizes of investment as well as geographic and industry preferences.

 

Massachusetts Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory

In addition to covering all local Venture Capitalists, the directory includes profiles of local private equity firms , incubators, prominent angel investors, family investment offices, fund of funds, merchant vanks, corporate VCs, technology transfer offices, secondary purchasers, venture debt firms, and economic development offices.  Profiles contain complete contact information, summary of each venture capital firm, industry focus, portfolio companies and the investment team.

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