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Great suggestions. Venture capital can be extremely beneficial, as it can often mean “make it or break it” for new and / or growing businesses. Prior to deciding on the VC firm (or firms) to work with, it is important to make sure that they can not just provide you with necessary funding, but also that they are someone you will enjoy working with. This is because in many cases, venture capitalists will take an active role in the operation of your business (as well as taking an equity stake), too. So, in addition to knowing that they are a viable funding source, make sure that they are also focused on (or at least have a deep understanding of) the industry that your company is in, and that they are someone that you will enjoy working with either on a part-time or a full-time basis.