Question: How do I find info on venture capital and venture capital firms?


Venture Capital is often confused with being the same as Private Equity.  Venture Capital firms mostly invest in start-ups with high growth potential.  Private Equity firms mostly buy 100% ownership of the companies in which they invest. As a result, the companies are in total control of the firm after the buyout.

The National Venture Capital Association represents the U.S. venture capital community. In addition to a wealth of data on the VC industry, the organization’s website provides a number of resources helpful to entrepreneurs such as its annual Venture Capital Yearbook.

News on Venture Capital developments can be found in various resources. Go to the Virtual Business Library's  Journals/Newspapers section  in addition to the suggested resource below.

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:

Pitchbook: Research companies, deals, funds, investors and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle.

CB Insights: Provides real-time information on startups, Venture Capital firms, angel investors and transactions in the United States. 

Thomson ONE Banker
Provides Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors by Investment Criteria (e.g. Industry, Stage, Geography)

1. Select Screening & Analysis>Private Equities>Companies & Investors.
2. At top of the page, select Entity Type of Company, Firm or Fund.
3. Screen for investors that operate or have investments by industry, investment round, size of investment, investment type and geography.
4. Click Open Advanced Options within the search sections for more filtering criteria.
5. When done selecting all of your filtering criteria, click Generate Results.Portfolio 

Companies: Venture-Backed by Industry

1. Select Screening & Analysis>Private Equities>Companies & Investors.
2. Select your industry using the Portfolio Company Detail menu.
3. Select the appropriate investment stage under Investment Details.
4. Add other filtering criteria as desired.  Click Generate Results to run your search.

Bloomberg: Go to Topics, Venture Capital

Please note that Bloomberg is accessible in the Bobst Library. To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.

Venture Capital Journal: For access, search Bobcat.

The New York Times, Dealbook: Has a Venture Capital focus on its reporting. There is a search box where you can enter terms such as "Venture Capital" 

Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019Views:

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