Funding Your New York or New Jersey Business: What Do Venture Capitalist Firms Look For?


For many New York or New Jersey businesses, it all starts out with a great idea. However, in order to turn that idea into a successful business, you will often need to attract investors.

Venture capital (VC) is often used to fund young, emerging growth companies, and serves as an alternative to more traditional debt financing sources. In most cases, venture capital investments involve cash funding, which is exchanged for shares in the company as well as an active role in its future. So while VC provides a much-needed influx of cash into the business, the funding also comes with a price.

Before a VC firm invests in a new company, it wants to make sure that its risk will pay off. Below are a few of the top considerations for VC firms when evaluating a potential investment:

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