Quotes & Links


  • “… we want to make pivotal early stage investments to stimulate creation of more companies” by Douglas Crawford, the co-founder and managing director of San Francisco-based Mission Bay Capital
  • “Execution, not financial engineering, is the alchemy portfolio managers are seeking”
  • “How can we effectively grow earnings by developing stronger, more effective operations?”
  • “While averages are useful guides to understanding how well a business is operating, looking at distributions around the mean provides an invaluable sense of where opportunity (or risk) exists”
  • “By planning for these [people, processes, information technology and infrastructure] future needs up-front , private equity firms can drive changes more quickly and effectively” by Richard Crowell is managing partner of Vance Street Capital LLC 

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VC Resources & Organizations

The Center for Venture Research (CVR) www.unh.edu/cvr has been conducting research on the angel market since 1980. The CVR’s mission is to provide an understanding of the angel market through quality research.

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)www.nvca.org – represents more than 400 venture capital firms in the United States. NVCA’s mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the US.

U.S. Venture Capital Index by Cambridge Associates