Attracting Venture Capital in 2008

The founder of Rembrandt Venture Partners offers predictions for next year and advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding

What's on the horizon for venture capital investing? The founder of one Menlo Park (Calif.) firm predicts conflicting trends in 2008: the demise of a number of VC firms and healthy growth for others, especially those focused on the high-tech, biotech, and green-tech sectors. The founders of Rembrandt Venture Partners focus on early-stage companies with unique propositions and significant "unfair advantage" over their competition. General partner Richard Ling spoke to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein recently about the future and how entrepreneurs might go about capturing his attention. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

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