Now Anyone Can Be A Venture Capitalist

With business development companies, you get VC opportunities--and more

Getting in on the ground floor. That's the lure of investing in venture capital. Yet it's not easy for investors to ante up. Most VC funds are private partnerships that require either a net worth of at least $1 million or an annual income of $200,000. Even those who can meet such terms may not want to lock up their money for several years, as these funds demand.

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