Raising Private Capital–Powerpoint from Invest Nebraska

When entrepreneurs post business summaries on FundingUtah.com, I want them to be able to list what stage they are at in their companies development. So I needed to find out how the industry categorizes companies that are seeking financing.

I found a great powerpoint from InvestNebraska.com that outlines the types of private equity that are available for entrepreneurs.

I was disappointed to be reminded about how little venture capital flows into seed stage companies. The data shows that in 2003, venture capital went into companies as follows:

  • Startup/Seed Stage, 2%
  • Early Stage, 18%
  • Expansion Stage, 55%
  • Later Stage, 25%

Of course, seed stage companies need relatively little capital while later stage companies need very large rounds.