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Doughty Hanson is an independent private equity firm focused on three asset classes – technology venture capital, private equity and real estate – with offices spanning London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stockholm. Nigel Grierson is co-managing director and founder of the Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. Previously he was co-head of Intel Capital in Europe prior to which he held other senior management positions within Intel, AT&T and Group Schneider. Why cleantech? ‘As a venture capitalist, I invest in something today that will be of great value tomorrow, and is typically characterised by ...
agreeing to an acquisition without itself committing all the capital required for the acquisition. To do this, the financial sponsor will raise acquisition debt that ultimately looks to the cash flows of the acquisition target itself to make interest and principal payments. Acquisition debt in an LBO is often non-recourse to the financial sponsor and has no claim on other investment managed by the financial sponsor. Therefore, an LBO transaction's financial structure is particularly attractive to a fund's limited partners, allowing them the benefits of leverage but greatly limiting the degree of recourse of that ...
Investor Profiles
If you are new to the site, welcome. You may want to first read my page on "Navigating The Blog". I hope you enjoy the posts. Thanks for visiting! Investor psychographic models can help investors determine their own risk tolerance. Pyschographics refers to the description of an individual’s psychological characteristics. It attempts to classify investors based on their personality traits. There are a variety of models in use today. I suggest you look at a couple of models to better understand your own investor profile. In this post, we shall look at the  Bailard, Biehl, & Kaiser Five-Way Model. The key to this model is ... market research, surveys and trends
peHUB » Making Sense of Micro-VCs and Super Angels — A Primer
For better or worse, Micro-VC’s and Super Angels seem to be the new intriguing sub-segment within Venture Capital. Funds like First Round Capital ,  Floodgate , Lowercase , Founder Collective , IA Venture Partners ,  Harrison Metal , and Felicis and individuals like Ron Conway , Keith Rabois and others show up multiple times a day on TechCrunch and seem to be behind every high profile investment in the internet world.  How did this happen? Are these groups just a new fad or is a fundamental and long lasting change happening in the early-stage financing eco-system?   Here’s a quick primer on this new category of early-stage investor: market research, surveys and trends


$2.02 billion in venture capital invested in 140 clean technology ...
SAN FRANCISCO – July 1, 2010 – The Cleantech Group™, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry, along with Deloitte, which provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to cleantech companies, today released preliminary 2Q 2010 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling $2.02 billion across 140 companies. Cleantech venture investment was very similar to the previous quarter ($2.04 billion) and was up 43 percent from the same period a year ago. The number of deals recorded in 2Q10 was down from a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trends in Venture Capital Funding in the 1990s
Profile Trends of Companies in Which Venture Capitalists Invest ... investor or “angel” financing community. Through financing provided by large professional .... million, or 20 percent of total venture capital, through 149 deals, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Venture capitalists saw precious opportunity
Two local venture capital giants — Dan Nova of Lexington’s Highland Capital Partners and Joel Cutler of Cambridge’s General Catalyst — had agreed to invest in Cash4Gold, the company known for late-night television ads offering people money for their gold jewelry. Its brash founder and chief executive, Jeff Aronson, wanted the venture funding to expand his year-and-a-half-old company. For Nova and Cutler, the November 2008 deal was a departure from their usual high-tech investments in firms like travel website and upscale retailers such as yoga-wear seller Lululemon. Normally, they keep company ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
An Exclusive Update on the IPO Market
There are few investment transactions that draw as much excitement from Wall Street as the initial public offering… better known as an IPO. IPOs bring private companies public, giving retail investors the opportunity to put their money into a stock once reserved for venture capital firms and entrepreneurs. But with the economic turmoil we’ve seen in the market in the last couple of years, IPOs have been few and far between – until now. Here’s an exclusive update on what’s to come for the IPO market in 2010. Like I mentioned on Monday, Agora Financial’s small-cap team was at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, attending an IPO ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


INVESTOR PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE. I. Investment Objectives ... Alternative investments (private equity, venture capital, hedge funds) ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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between entrepreneur and venture capital investor also are .... Note: This profile originally appeared in the study American Made: The Impact of Immigrant ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The End of Oil? Venture Capital Firms Raise the Profile of ...
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I need an investor for gadget
I have an invention which i know can make millions but i need an investor and don`t where to start or who to ask? I have no start up money no resorces or contacts Report Post | Tue, 30 Dec 2008 04:01 pm, 0 Disagree 0 Agree Try contacting the National Venture Capital Association. National Venture Capital Association Report Post | Tue, 30 Dec 2008 05:04 pm, 0 Disagree 0 Agree Do you have a patent on it yet, to me protecting the idea, or have you even checked to see if someone has already patented a simular item Report Post | Tue, 30 Dec 2008 05:14 pm, 0 Disagree 0 ...
Profile of a Venture Capitalist Win Churchill – SCP Private Equity
If there is a prototypical background designed for a venture capitalist, Win Churchill of SCP Private Equity possesses an idealistic one. From Fordham to Oxford as a Rhoades Scholar and back to Yale for law school, Churchill's initial path landed him a 16 year career with a Philadelphia law firm. In 1989 Churchill became the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System while simultaneously running Churchill Investment Partners. Studying economics, a deep domain of finance coming from his legal background and a strong grasp of technology poised ...