Venture Backed Companies in Fortune 500
The goal of Venture Capital is to stimulate growing businesses by providing capital in one capacity or another with the expectation of appreciation. Venture capitalists will invest in whichever businesses they see fit. Not coincidentally, there are trends in VC investment, just as there are trends in securities exchanges, job markets, and capital markets. These trends often vary by sector.
Our goal is to isolate trends in Venture Capital since 1980, and compare those trends to changes in the Fortune 500 over time. Ideally, our report will segment the changes in VC and the F500 into different categories (sector, US location, time period). Additionally, we are keenly interested in finding which (and what kind) of venture-backed businesses have entered the F500 since '80. Doing this analysis will shed some additional light on the primary focus of this project: isolating and comparing trends in Venture Capital and the Fortune 500.