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.

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

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

Preqin: Provides financial information and data on venture capital.

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

LSEG Workspace: Provides Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors by Investment Criteria (e.g. Industry, Stage, Geography)
1. Click on Screen Tools on the top tool bar; and select Private Equity/VC.
2. Screen for investors using the quick filters provided. 

Bloomberg: (see access details) search topic Venture Capital <help>  or type PE <GO>
The Library's physical Bloomberg terminals are located in Bobst Library, 5th floor.

News on Venture Capital developments can be found in various resources that are accessible via the NYU Business Library's  Article/News pageincluding the WSJ, NYT, Barron's, etc.

Additionally you may want to consult:

Venture Capital Journal: Click the link to access the location of this journal in Bobst Library.

The New York Times, Dealbook: Has a Venture Capital focus on its reporting. 

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.


Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2023Views:

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