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Future Funding Capacity Can Kill Your Business Prospects

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-18

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Imagine raising capital, having a fast growing business, and then not being able to raise further capital because your existing investors have no "dry powder" to make future investments. These "walking dead investors" may scare off new investors because they do not participate, and they may even block new financing deals to maintain their equity position. Guess what. It happens a lot, and it happened to me.

The NVCA predicts that the number of venture firms will decrease, so this problem is only going to get worse:

"Most respondents believe the industry will consolidate further in 2008 with 57 percent predicting the number of venture firms will decrease next year. Those that remain will be raising the same size or larger funds according to 84 percent of venture capitalists polled. Only 16 percent believe funds will be smaller next year."
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do"id=803488

What do you do" Members, read on...

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