IRVINE, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VCNetwork.co, a comprehensive database of independent, international venture capitalists, has added an additional 200 venture capitalists to their lineup of viable visionaries interested in funding innovative and promising U.S. startups. Since launching in January, VCNetwork.co's database has grown over 500 strong. 85% of the venture capitalists on the platform are located in the United States, while the rest are international VCs interested in funding companies beyond their borders.
Founded on the premise that "cliquey" VC networks tend to overlook or exclude lesser-known, less-connected startups from funding consideration, VCNetwork.co is the anti-"Good Ol' Boys" club that truly believes more independent startups should be given proper guidance, funding opportunities and an overall better shot at success.
"This major increase in VCNetwork.co's venture capitalist roster signals the shift that forward-thinking VCs are ready to shake up the outdated models of only funding those startups who are part of the "Good Ol' Boys" club. We create a more entrepreneur-friendly structure, promoting successful ventures without being stifled by location," says Jenny Q. Ta, co-founder & CEO of VCNetwork.co and Sqeeqee.com. "We're on a mission to build an expansive network that makes it possible for startups to secure the funding they need to make their vision a reality, without relying solely on funding from well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalists. VCNetwork.co also offer startups direct guidance on how to avoid the pitfalls of seeking out venture funding – which elevates the process on both ends."
While VCNetwork.Co's competitors employ a "bottom-up" approach in which they aggressively get startups to sign up, their funding ratios remain low. VCNetwork.Co uses a "top-down" approach. This reverse model is a bold solution that allows each individual startup to be closely considered by a more focused group of high net worth investors. It also saves VCs time by tailoring their selection of startups for review to each investor's own expressed interests.
"We believe that the future of startup funding is now, and it is here – with VCNetwork.co. The world is getting to be a much smaller place. We want to help the startup world feel that closeness, as well," says Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo (aka Shinta Bubu, co-Founder of VCNetwork.co & Founder / CEO of Bubu.com). "VCNetwork.co is an inter-national partnership that shows, even while working worlds apart, a great business venture is possible."
How Does VCNetwork.co Work?
Entrepreneurs create a profile on VCNetwork.co, which includes the founder's and team's information, as well as how much funding the startup is seeking. Once they submit a business plan and select the industry they're most closely related to, VCNetwork.co's intelligent system pairs them with the best business match for their funding needs.
To protect the privacy of individual VCs and firms, email addresses and phone numbers are not shared with the public. Business plans are securely emailed from VCNetwork.co to each paired VC's point-person. The startup then receives a notification that their profile/business plan have been shared with that particular VC, and they can then refer to the VC's website for further information.
Good news for entrepreneurs: The first submission is free! (Each additional submission requires a flat fee of $99).
Co-founded by Jenny Q. Ta – serial entrepreneur, former Founder / CEO of two Wall Street Broker-Dealers & Investment Banks, and Founder / CEO of Sqeeqee.com, the world's first "Social Networthing®" platform – and Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (aka Shinta Bubu, Founder / CEO of Bubu.com), VCNetwork.co was conceived to help forward-thinking VC firms and individual VCs find the startups that have what it takes to succeed. The award-winning partnership between these two innovative women makes it clear that both understand that VC investing is all about connections. Facilitating such connections, both large and small, is what VCNetwork.co is all about. All entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to submit their business plan through VCNetwork.co for the chance to be considered by one of more than 500 VCs in this highly coveted database. To learn more about VCNetwork.co, visit https://vcnetwork.co/
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