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Disadvantages of Venture Capital

Mitch Kapor, Foxmarks

While entrepreneur and former Lotus 1-2-3 founder Mitch Kapor understands how selling finance can boost a burgeoning enterprise, his experience has also acquainted him with some of the disadvantages – mainly accountability and a forced schedule of progress. Here, Kapor outlines some of the many alternatives to the traditional VC paradigm, including self-financing and angel funding.