Research Proposal

Venture Capital Firms


To research on the metrics used by venture capital firms to construct their portfolio and how they analyze the risk versus reward of financing a startup.

Early Findings

Venture Capital Firms

  • Venture capitalists focus their investment efforts after relying on the following criteria:
    • The industry sector of the startup (SaaS, biotech, software digital media, and others).
    • The financing stage that the company is in (early-stage seed, Series rounds, and other rounds that have provided the startups with meaningful traction and revenue).
  • A startup needs to have a great elevator pitch and strong pitch message to attract the interest of a venture capital firm.

Risks that Venture Capitals Evaluate in Startups

Prepared By
Rose K.
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