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Entrepreneurs turn tables on venture capitalists at TheFunded

Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

TheFunded exposes deal terms, including dreaded liquidation preference

Matt Marshall, VentureBeat irks venture capitalists - Its goal to spark change in an insular world is laudable

Therese Poletti, MarketWatch

Some VCs learn to appreciate the site that rates them

Anupreeta Das, Reuters

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Site Overview allows entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review venture funds from around the world, providing invaluable information and guidance to other entrepreneurs looking to raise critical growth capital. The site lists over 4,000 funds with contact information for over 18,000 investment professionals working at those funds. The are over 18,000 Members, approximately 95% of whom are CEOs of well-know start-ups. The site is a staunch advocate of anonymity, allowing Members to post their honest feedback without concern for a stigma by venture capitalists. Members can rate funds across five categories on a 1-5 scale and contribute both public feedback and Private, Member-only insight to working with venture funds. In addition, Members can contribute Advice on closing funding and Open Letters to venture capitalists about how to improve the fund raising process. Posts are regularly discussed and debated by Members using Feedback, and over 60% of the site content is available with a Member log-in.

In response to an outcry for venture capitalists to have a voice on the site, allows venture firms to build their own "Certified Profile." These detailed profiles, completed by over 400 leading venture firms, contain the most extensive set of data available on the funds, including reference investments, closing time estimates, partner specialty, etc. The firms have the opportunity to "pitch" entrepreneurs in their own words, reversing the classic venture paradigm. Venture firms and venture partners are not allowed to have Membership.

Up-to-date Site Statistics

  • 4,121 Venture Funds Listed
  • 525 Venture Funds Certified
  • 18,310 Venture Capitalists Listed
  • 21,226 CEO or Founder Members
  • 30,225 Total Ratings and Reviews:
    • 6,724 Venture Fund Ratings
    • 9,625 Venture Fund Comments
    • 13,876 Venture Partner Ratings and Comments
  • 30,814 Feedback or Discussion of Comments

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