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Linux.com: The Free Software Entrepreneur's Guide: Part 3

Jun 05, 2000, 11:16 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

"As the saying goes, "to make money, you have to have money." The same is true in the world of free software. So unless you have a rich uncle willing to fund your free software dream, you'll need to find investors. The stunning growth of the high-tech industry has wetted the collective mouth of the investment community. Investors have formed organisations known as venture capitalists, or VCs, who provide seed capital and management direction for emerging startups."

"VCs have helped to jumpstart many of the Internet companies we know today. And now, with the mainstream emergence of GNU/Linux and free software, these same VCs are poised to jumpstart the bulk of tomorrow's free software corporations. But more importantly, new VCs have emerged, focusing primarily on funding ventures based on free software and GNU/Linux. Let's have a look at some of these new free software VCs."

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