Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Dr. Marshall J. Horton

Second Advisor

Dr. Kent Faught

Third Advisor

Dr. Randall Wight

Abstract

In my new podcast series, I interview business leaders to determine the affect of venture capital on the entrepreneur. First, I interview a serial startup entrepreneur to find out the true nature of venture capital, how to go about getting it, and how it affects the creative process. Next, I interview a blogger who thinks that venture capital can be very detrimental to business startups, and get his perspective on related issues.

The interviewees:

1. Michah Baldiwn a) current CEO of Grahic.ly b) He and his team have raised over $350 million dollars of startup money

2. Peter Ireland a) Blogger and author, founder of antiventurecapital.com b) Wrote "The Smart Startup Guide," which has been widely read by entrepreneurs

 
 

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