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Winners cover losers in high-risk VC world

While venture capital funds do not operate to an exact science, they are not easily parted with their money

5th October, 2013
Noel Ruane, entrepreneur in residence with Polaris Venture Partners and manager of Dogpatch Labs Europe. Picture: Tony O'Shea

High risk for high reward ``it's the maxim by which venture capitalists live. For many entrepreneurs, venture capital funds are seen as kingmakers, the people who can aid the realisation of a dream.

For the venture capital funds themselves, there is a somewhat different focus. Most venture capital funds are made up of a combination of a number of different investor sources, from family wealth to pension funds. All of the investors have a single...

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