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Attracting Venture Capital in 2008

December 26, 2007, 1:28PM EST

The founder of Rembrandt Venture Partners offers predictions for next year and advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding

What's on the horizon for venture capital investing? The founder of one Menlo Park (Calif.) firm predicts conflicting trends in 2008: the demise of a number of VC firms and healthy growth for others, especially those focused on the high-tech, biotech, and green-tech sectors. The founders of Rembrandt Venture Partners focus on early-stage companies with unique propositions and significant "unfair advantage" over their competition. General partner Richard Ling spoke to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein recently about the future and how entrepreneurs might go about capturing his attention. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

Your firm has been around since 2004, you've invested in 19 companies, and you've returned all the capital from your initial fund. So you guys are doing well. But what do you see happening on the broader venture capital landscape in 20

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Inside Entrepreneurship: How to keep bigger slice of equity pie

Friday, February 23, 2007


Q: What are the different strategies a founder can use to retain the highest ownership stake possible during a venture capital funding?

-- G.A., San Jose, Calif.

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ePrize and Entrepreneur Search for Small Business with Big Online Challenges

Posted : Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:52:01 GMT

PLEASANT RIDGE, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ePrize and Entrepreneur magazine today launched the "Entrepreneur and Caffeine Marketing Jolt: Win an Online Marketing Makeover" contest. The winning business will have the opportunity to revamp its current online marketing strategy with the newest and best technology available. Companies can vie to win the makeover by visiting and describing in no more than 200 words their biggest online marketing problems. The Entrepreneur and Caffeine Marketing Jolt contest is open to businesses of any size that have a Web site and runs through Aug. 31, 2007.

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20 Smart Companies to Start Now

Howard Schultz, Steve Case, Vinod Khosla, and other major investors are sharing their best startup ideas. And they're willing to give a collective $100 Million to the entrepreneurs who can make them happen.

By Michael V. Copeland and Susanna Hamner, Business 2.0 Magazine.

(Business 2.0 Magazine) -- Asking venture capitalists for great startup ideas is a little like asking Curt Schilling what pitch he's going to throw next. When we posed the question to dozens of VCs and investors around the country, more than a few indignantly shot back, "Are you out of your mind?"

But after some friendly prodding from our reporters, a surprising number of them couldn't help but start jawing about companies they would love to build - if only the right people could be found to perfect the technologies or the business plans and make them seem possible.

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