3 Resources To Learn More About Venture Capital

The evolution of athlete investors has grown tremendously over the last few years. From Lebron James to Serena Williams to Andre Iguodala, athletes are using their capital to not only start their own venture firms but be leading players in the investment space. What gets lost in the shuffle is the fact that venture investing is a dangerous game. For all the stories we hear of companies and startups becoming unicorns there are thousands of others that fall by the waist-side. It’s important for athletes to understand deal flow, have a criteria, align with experienced investors, and be able to decipher their own information. When it comes to information here are 3 resources you should consider in terms of obtaining information and getting more involved in the venture capital world.

Crunchbase

Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about private and public companies. Crunchbase information includes investments and funding information, founding members and individuals in leadership positions, mergers and acquisitions, news, and industry trends

Angel List

Angel List is a platform that allows you to connect with start ups and other investors. Essentially it’s a system that helps democratize the venture capital space. You don’t have to be part of a large fund to get in front of doors through Angel List.

Pitchbook

PitchBook Data, Inc. is a SaaS [software as a service] company that delivers data, research and technology covering the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions