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Alternative Investments: Private Equity & Venture Capital

What is private equity?

Private equity is capital invested in a company or other entity that is not publicly listed or traded. Venture capital is funding given to startups or other young businesses that show potential for long-term growth. Use this guide to locate resources to help you learn about the venture capital and private equity industry.  Resources include websites, databases, news, and more.  Just click on the appropriate tab to find the type of resource you would like to use.


Entrepreneur Annual list of the most active venture capital firms funding U.S. startups.neur

Khan Academy Hedge funds, venture capital, and private equity.

WSJ Private Beat provides an inside view of the latest buyout deals and emerging trends in the world of private equity. Staff writers give insight and perspective on the flow of private capital on Wall Street and around the world.

Crunchbase Freely available, crowd sourced database for tracking start-ups, investors, & more.