For Venture Capitalists, These Signs Signal the Best Opportunities

New research shows that companies that tick these three boxes have a much higher chance of making big money for their VC backers.

Jeff Bezos (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Jeff Bezos

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Harried venture capitalists may have a better way forward.

Instead of weighing elevator pitches, screening phone calls for funding, and trawling through stacks of wacky business plan schematics, a new working paper shows that a few brightly-colored flags may signal to venture capital fund managers whether a prospective investment opportunity has the right stuff to take off and soar.


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