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Dr. Marshall J. Horton
Dr. Kent Faught
Dr. Randall Wight
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.
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
Wacaster, Jeffery Neil, "Battle for Control: How Venture Capitalists Affect the Development of Businesses" (2012). Honors Theses. 13.