Finding a venture capital investor if you have not done your homework. There are many ways that you can find a venture capital firm in your area by using the Internet. One source that you can use to find a venture capital firm in your state is gaebler.com Resources for Entrepreneurs.
A list is provided to you that is alphabetical by state. Click on a link for your state to see all the venture capital firms in the state. However, you will need to research each firm to learn about their success and approach to business. You may discover that a venture capital firm may take a hands-off approach or is an active participant that will insist on an operational role in your business. There are also prerequisites that are required for you to meet before looking for funding.
One prerequisite for funding is to determine if there is a market for your idea. Having a good idea for a product is not a guarantee that there is a demand or interest. Venture capital firms will want to make an investment for a product or business that is commercially viable.
Another prerequisite for funding is having a big enough market for your product. Many venture capital firms will not offer funding for a niche market. A market needs to be big enough to enable a return of the amount invested. You may need to provide an assessment of your potential market over period of at least five years. Your business or product will also benefit if you have a competitive advantage over the rest of the market.
One final prerequisite for funding is a dependable management team. This is not always a requirement for a start up business. Many venture capital firms will invest in start up businesses by college students and various entrepreneurs.
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