Venture Capital

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Where would the gaints be without venture capital.
    Venture capital rules that keep alot of people out
    of the game.If you stand to lose your home if you
    invest you may break a rule.You have to be able
    to meet threshold to invest. So where did the
    venture money come from to start all internet
    big guys,they all had to use it. The experts say
    the next tech thing is in garage now.It could be
    some one on this forum.This forum could be a
    player if they could find the social thing to get
    people to communicate more. Off topic is the
    start,who said delete off topic. Engineers think
    verical and miss alot things going on around them.
    Why would I know that, I am a social person that
    starts conversations about a lot of subjects with
    people anywhere.So why not get more conversations
    going on off topic. Everything Is in place,every young
    person using the tech devices are possible engineers.
    Fun and learning is the rule today,are you having fun.
    Can you venture out of your skin.
  2. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    Which internet big guys? Google was run from a dorm room till they went public.
    Apple began in a garage. Bill Gates negotiated with IBM for a sum of money for each copy of DOS they used.

    As far as the Big Internet Guy named Dave ... his forum is grown as we type. I don't think Dave received compensation for his forum though.

    In the United States, the federal government has all sorts of loans for small businesses. Visit
  3. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Facebook and tweeter what kind of message do you have about them.
  4. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    Don't know about facebook or twitter or myspace.
  5. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  6. steveb

    Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2008
    My own personal list of preferred methods to grow a business, in order from best to worst.

    1. Personal money with bootstrapping and low risk
    2. Customer PO for large order with bank loan to fund growth
    3. Private angel investment with no company control-related stipulations
    4. Trade soul for success in deal with the devil
    5. Initial Public Offering
    6. Venture Capital Investment
    7. Investment from friends and family

    Somewhere in that list, there is a line I won't cross.