Guide to Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms Review

“…this valuable reference includes over 3,000 of the most active domestic and international venture capital and private equity firms. All company profiles include contact information, a mission statement, industry group preferences, portfolio companies, geographic preferences, average and minimum investments, and investment criteria. Each firm's partners are listed, giving extensive background information such as education, professional background (previous positions and companies), and directorships held. Information for firms headquartered overseas includes name, phone, fax, e ‐mail, and website. The directory is organized into four major sections covering domestic firms, Canadian firms, domestic associations, and international firms. To facilitate easier access to information, the current edition is also available on the publisher's G.O.L.D. Grey House Online Databases platform where subscribers can find firms in specific industry groups, search for firms that match a particular investment level, and locate venture capital firms that have funded specific companies. Five useful indexes in the printed volume provide access to entries by college/university, by executive names, by geographic region, by industry preference, and by portfolio companies. Although one can spot some inconsistencies in the college/university listings, such variations are likely due to respondents' varied responses.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper‐level undergraduates through professionals/ practitioners. “

“…Venture Capital Firms is also the only directory to list and index each firm’s portfolio companies. This is useful information for researching the firm’s past investments…Because of this added detail, its usefulness in networking and researching firms, entrepreneurs may find they like The Directory of Venture Capital Firms: Domestic and International. Venture capital professionals, business and academic libraries will also find this a useful volume.”
‐Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

“Recommended for business collections in large public, academic and business libraries.”

“This is an excellent resource for academic institutions offering concentrations in financing within their business degree. It is also an excellent resource for public libraries supporting a business sector.”

“Published annually since 1996, this book remains the comprehensive print register of seed funders for high –risk start‐up companies. …Extremely user‐ friendly.”
‐Library Journal