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Venture Capital


Top 10 Posts from 2020: COVID-19, The Silent Depression, Damodaran

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers in 2020?

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: Opposite Investment Mindsets

PE and VC performance-enhancing techniques are not just different, they are precise opposites.

Venture Capital: Worth Venturing Into?

What do venture capital fund returns look like and what are some alternative ways to allocate to the asset class?

In Private Markets, Red Is the New Black

Private capital fund managers do not expect their portfolio businesses to report a profit.

Tennis Lessons for Alternative Investors

What does the current era of professional tennis have to teach us about the state of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE)?

Book Review: Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance provides an excellent overview of the issues that investors and entrepreneurs alike must consider when financing new ventures.

The Risk of Venture Capital Bubbles Beyond Wall Street

Increased capital flows to a space with low transparency and distinctly limited opportunities can be the classic setup for a bubble. In venture capital, this is magnified by the boom-or-bust nature of the companies themselves.

Weekend Reads from India: Will the Start-Ups Deliver?

Welcome to the inaugural Weekend Reads from India. Every few weeks, I'll endeavor to bring you a mix of the most important stories affecting local markets, the national discourse, and global sentiment about investing in India.

Weekend Reads for Investors: The S&P 500 and IPOs Sputter, Private Markets Pick Up the Slack

The market for IPOs, traditionally a useful barometer of the collective appetite of investors, suggests a slowdown is at hand in the United States.

Is Venture Capital a Giffen Good?

When investment is about capital alone, entrepreneurs have better alternatives today in the form of choosing nimble business models or crowdfunding. Conventional, money-only venture capital could indeed be considered a Giffen good. However, by contributing intellectual firepower and entrepreneurial networks, venture capitalists can accelerate the growth of start-ups better than capital alone.