The Directory of Top Venture Capital Firms
Why pay anywhere from $49 to $499 for a directory of venture capital firms, when you can have the information for free?
You can view a list of the Top Venture Capital Firms in the United States and Canada for free here.
Venture Capital raising tip: Avoid wasting time and money in contacting firms by understanding why venture capitalists do not invest in companies. Here are two (of many) reasons:
1. Venture capital is a business built on trust. This trust comes from reputation. If you are an unknown to the venture capitalist, he will not invest in you. He will invest in people he knows and trusts.
2. Venture capital investing is also a face-to-face business. A venture capitalist wants to be able to reach your office in no more than an hour’s car commute if a situation warrants such a meeting. In other words, they do not invest in companies which require a plane ride to get to if there’s a problem.
Do not waste your money calling and FedExing business plans to venture capital firms on the opposite coast like rookies do everyday.