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Profit Dynamics Venture Capital Survey
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Competition | Define Management | Substitutes? | Find The Deals? | Decision to Invest | Why No?

Worst Business Plan Mistakes | Common Plan Mistakes | First Impressions

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Introduction to the Venture Capital Survey


The Profit Dynamics Inc. Venture Capital Surveys were conducted by contacting over 500 of the most active venture capital companies across the United States by e-mail, fax and postal mail. A total of 250 companies over the three years completed and returned the survey.

While other surveys attempt to answer the questions of how much capital is invested in what industries, what companies and what geographic locations, the Profit Dynamics Inc. surveys answers more qualitative questions that are important to entrepreneurs. When entrepreneurs look to raise capital from venture capitalists they need to know these answers.

You can find links to the different segments of the two surveys and the conclusions right below the Capital Connection Graphic at the top of the page.

How long does it take a venture capitalists to close a deal from the time they receive the entrepreneur's business plan?

How should you contact a VC, email, postal mail, phone call?

What should VCs be contacted with: a query letter, executive summary, mini plan or full business plan?

What factors influence the valuation a Venture Capitalists gives a company?

What are the odds a company will successfully obtain venture capital investment? What's the competition for venture capital funding?

How is quality management defined?

Will the VCs accept any substitutes for a quality management team?

How do venture capitalists find the deals they actually invest in?

What are the important factors in the VCs decision to invest?

Why do venture capitalists say no?

What are the worst mistakes entrepreneurs make in their business plan?

What are the most common business plan mistakes

How to make a good first impression

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Inside Secrets To Venture Capital

Inside Secrets To Venture Capital

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Attracting Capital From Angels

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