Quotes on Venture Capital
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
There is no country in the world where it's as easy to find venture capital in the stock market as the United States.
Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.
There's nothing wrong with raising venture capital. Many lean startups are ambitious and are able to deploy large amounts of capital. What differentiates them is their disciplined approach to determining when to spend money: after the fundamental elements of the business model have been empirically validated.
Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the risks they pose.
Don't raise a lot of money. Then you'll be on the express train. Take the local train -- it goes slower and there are more places to get off.