Venture Capital and Private Equity
For an in-depth look at VC and PE funding resources, please see the Subject Guide No. 5, Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Below are some recommended starting points:
Directories of Firms
Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
Lists private equity and venture capital firms, both U.S. and foreign. Also includes practical information on obtaining financing and working with potential investors.
HG4751 .F582 Reference
Pratt's Guide to Private Equity Sources
Lists U.S. and foreign venture capital firms. Firm profiles include the names of selected portfolio companies.
HG65 .P73 Reference
The Corporate Finance Sourcebook
Includes lists of U.S. venture capital lenders, indexed by industry preference, financing preference, and geographic preference.
HG4057 .A1565 Reference
VentureXpert is a database of private equity and venture capital deals, including details on firms, funds, and portfolio companies. Works only in Internet Explorer.
Writing a Business Plan
The entrepreneur's information sourcebook : charting the path to small business success / Susan C. Awe.
HD62.5 .A96 2006
Table of contents
The Business library has a large collection of books on this subject. Search OskiCat for subject: "new business enterprises planning" or "proposal writing for business" or "entrepreneurship" for locating more books that describe in detail how to write a business plan.
Write a Business Plan
U.S. Small Business Administration
A set of free resources to help entrepreneurs develop a business plan.