Venture Capital and Angel Investors

  • Manuel Stagars
Chapter

Abstract

Students and researchers often misunderstand the function of investors, even if they have a business or finance background; they see them as a source of capital only. Entrepreneurs should consider investors in broader terms than that. Expertise, network, and influence are much more important than paying the next round of salaries. This chapter explains the most common sources of early-stage capital: venture capital firms and angel investors. It describes which other benefits these investors may have for startups and at what stage of development entrepreneurs should approach them (hint: much later than most people think).

Keywords

Venture Capital Initial Public Offering Venture Capital Investing Venture Capital Fund Venture Capital Firm 
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Copyright information

© Manuel Stagars 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Stagars
    • 1
  1. 1.ZurichSwitzerland

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