Skip to main content

Boston College University Libraries

Venture Capital & Private Equity: Getting Started

Research on the venture capital and private equity markets


The Directory of Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms, Domestic & International  (BC Community Only)
Grey House Publishers,
Older issues O’Neill  HG4751 .F582

Thomson ONE (must use IE) Look under the Private Equity tab.


What is Venture Capital?

One good definition that comes from the Ventural Capital Association of America is that venture capital is money provided by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors. Venture capital is an important source of equity for start-up companies.

Overview of the Venture Capital Industry

The Venture Capital Industry: An Overview  by the National Venture Capital Association

Reference Librarian

Sonia Ensins
O'Neill Library 311
Boston College