CapitalWorthy is a great first stop for anyone looking to take the plunge into raising equity capital. Take some time to read through the excellent articles that offer an inside look at venture deals that you just won't find anywhere else. And be sure to take the VCWorthy test, a twenty-point questionnaire that will evaluate your company's stage of development and tell you which type of capital firm might be interested.
A database of businesses seeking funding, venture capitalists, and angel investors with contact info. Investors register for free, those seeking capital pay $20 for a one year registration.
The web site of American Venture Magazine is a good place to get your business plan in front of investors. The magazine, which recently came under new managment, is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital.
Global Venture Network
Global Venture Network sponsors monthly meetings in New York to share information about the Internet and emerging technologies, and to foster the development of deal opportunities between entrepreneurs and venture capital firms. Cost to attend: $75 online, $95 at the door.
"A recognized meeting place" for entrepreneurs, VC firms, angel investors, and Investment Banks. Apply for a loan through vFinance, post your business plan for $100 per quarter, or search the list of investors and contact them yourself.
Venture Economics is a division of Thomson Financial that sells various venture capital publications, databases and industry reports. Of particular interest is Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital Sources, which includes more than 1,400 VC listings with contact info; but, at $575, it's not cheap.
Venture Capital Access Online
VCAOnline is another in the ever-growing list of "leading" Internet-based marketplaces for venture capital and private equity funding. Entrepreneurs, investors, and advisers all pay $55 per year to be listed. Check out the VCPro Database, a CDROM that comprises 2,600 VC listings with contact info and investment criteria for $120.