Thursday, April 30, 2009

Helping Those Who Help Themselves

The National Venture Capital Association is wrapping up its Annual Meeting in Boston today. Anyone who operates with start-up companies knows about the problems facing both entrepreneurs and the investors who back them when it comes to exit scenarios. The NVCA has produced a set of recommendations to help put liquidity and movement back into the system. You can either read the press release or view the slide deck. There's definitely some food for thought here, and it appears to be a good start pointed toward some concrete action.

Additionally, Mark Heesen, NVCA's president, sat down this week with The Deal magazine for a discussion about the industry's issues and plans to evolve, along with some discussion about what with the current administration might entail.

Watch Part 1 here:

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Watch Part 2 here:


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Discuss, please.