Karen Rands kicked off the first Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show for 2010 with an overview of industry predictions regarding sourcing of early stage business capital for innovative start up companies and emerging growth companies. This is the dawn of a new decade and there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding the rebounding of investment markets. This segment will cover the availability of seed capital, angel capital, venture capital and alternative finance based on Ms. Rands’ economist background, market research and practical experience in working with entrepreneurs and early stage capital investors on a daily basis.
The University of New Hampshire reports in their Venture Capital Research Report that angel investment is down significantly year to year, more companies are looking for money, less are getting capital and of those that get capital, they are getting fewer dollars. However, the National Association of Venture Capitalists started the year with optimistic reports on investing and likelihood of investing. Venture Capital firms saw an uptick in investment as 2009 drew to a close setting the stage to bring forth the capital in 2010 that not only helps companies survive and thrive, but also brings comfort to those angel investors that hesitate to invest due to worry that the next round of finance may not be there to help the company they invest in survive and thrive.
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