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From Concept to Wall Street: A Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital by Ron Lubash, Davidi Gilo, Chemi Peres, Uri Geiger, Oren Fuerst

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Chapter 10. Venture Capital Funds

INTRODUCTION

The sources of capital which are available to startups are limited. Entrepreneurs usually lack the capital required to realize their ideas and must therefore seek outside financing. Capitalists, on the other hand (mutual funds, pension funds, trusts, etc.) lack the time and know-how required to make direct investments in new companies. Traditional sources of finance, such as bank loans or raising capital from the public, are not accessible to new companies. It was the meeting-point between the need to raise capital and the desire to achieve high returns from investing in private companies which led to the creation of venture capital funds. They serve both as an investment-management vehicle for the ...

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