• Show Me The Money: Where To Find Capital in The New Economy
  • June 25, 2010 | Author: Mitchell R. Cohen
  • Law Firm: Flaster/Greenberg P.C. - Cherry Hill Office
  • The current economic crisis that has so negatively impacted our country‚Äôs corporate performance and real estate marketplace has had similarly devastating effects on the venture capital and equity funding arenas. Three years ago, the venture capital and equity markets in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond resembled a financial smorgasbord of funding sources, including angel investors, venture capital/equity firms, institutional structured finance houses, mezzanine lenders (equity disguised as debt), capital arms of REITS and other public entities, IPOs and subsequent public offerings, and off-shore funds. Until recently, that plentiful buffet of opportunity had dwindled to an almost empty cupboard of sources for venture and equity funding.