1. Milestone Investing
Compare and contrast the interests of entrepreneurs and investors to the concept of milestone investing? Is there the potential for conflict of interest? How can conflict be resolved? Respond to two of your classmates’ postings.
Explore the website of the National Venture Capital Association. Briefly review the membership list and the focus of the venture funding association. Discuss the economic importance of venture backed companies to the U.S. Economy. Provide examples. Respond to two of your classmates’ postings.
Search newspapers, magazines or the web (NVCA site) and find a venture which has just received initial venture capital funding. Think about the value proposition written by the entrepreneurs to obtain the funding for this product or service opportunity. How did the entrepreneur (s) convince potential investors? In a 2-3 page paper, write up your version of that value proposition and the investment requirements. Include key points that you believe resulted in a positive evaluation of the venture and convinced investors to provide funding. Include at least two references to support your analysis.