Another trend that has been observed in the venture capital industry is the growth of green technologies, in spite of turbulent oil prices. Therefore, venture capitalists and entrepreneurial start ups should consider giving these promising markets a significant part of their attention and energy in order to relieve themselves some of negative impacts suffered. Consequent to the introduction of stricter criteria that has to be fulfilled by start ups for them to obtain venture capital, it is prudent that entrepreneurs in need of initial funding explore alternative sources of funding such as bank loans as well as “angel investors”.
They in addition might look into altering their methods of communication to potential venture capitalists, for instance structuring their business plans such that they emphasis the immunity of their ventures to potential financial/economic crisis.
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