Author discusses differences in what some individuals classify under the venture capital term

Are you someone who uses venture capital as an all-encompassing term. In this recent article in Forbes, the author writes: “Venture capital (VC) is one of the most common terms used for any kind of high-risk, equity financing offered to emerging ventures. The term has been applied to angel capital, crowd capital, alliance capital, small-fund VC, and top-tier VC. While the different types of equity can all be termed as ‘venture capital,’ and many angels do call themselves VCs, it would be useful to really understand the different types of venture capital, why and when entrepreneurs need ‘real’ venture capital, and when they can succeed with the other types of VC.”

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