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'It's a venture capitalist.'
"The Internet startup had only enough cash for one more day. But, miraculously, the money lasted for eight days, until more venture capital could be raised."
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'This is Adventure Capital! You want Venture Capital two doors down.'
Businessman feeding the vultures
"Three wishes? Dream on. That was in the heady days before venture capital and advertising revenue disappeared."
'So that's my presentation. When do I get the half million dollars?'
"I'm starting a startup that helps other startups start up."
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'My error, sir. On the phone I thought you said 'venture' capitalist.'
"Your business plan is very interesting, but I'm a venture capitalist, not a compulsive gambler!"
"I crunched the numbers until cautiously opportunistic."
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"So that's my presentation: Could I have 100 million for the startup?"
"Heck yes, we're interested! Your proposal has 'The Next Big Bubble' written all over it!"
"The good news is we've financed another dot.com for no fathomable reason."
"We'd like to take a majority position in your poetry."
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"It is really not repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money".
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Caveman is unable to attract venture capital for his square wheel invention.
"C'mon. Just one more round of funding and I'll build you a horde that'll knock your socks off."
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"So what do you really think of my business plan?"
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'Three wishes? Dream on. That was in the heady days before venture capital and advertising revenue dried up.'
"Just in case you want to invest, I've got a great idea for a dot.com startup."
"Simpson, you promised you wouldn't tell anybody I turned down Bill Gates!"
Financial life preserver
'We've financed three more startups for no fathomable reason.'
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"No, you can't be a venture socialist, because they don't exist!"