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How do US venture capital firms view an entrepreneur who decides to go for funding to the US with a business plan, and then will need a visa?

The disappointing fact is that this is a highly unlikely scenario, for several reasons.

The most important is that venture capital firms simply do not fund business plans. They fund companies. There are several excellent explanations why this is the case, but the bottom line is that VCs are able to fund only one out of every 400 companies who approach them, and thus the

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Gust Quarterly Startup Map

If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? What about India, or Brazil? With thousands of new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles on Gust each month, we’re excited to share with you some of the major findings that are happening in the startup world. To

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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – December 2012

December update and insights about new startups:

India became second last month as the country with the highest count of new Startups, right below the United States. India’s average position for the year has been fourth, it came up to third in February and between June to August, but only reached second for the first time this past month.

Gust Startup Trend Map

Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012

Attention startup enthusiasts! Gust is thrilled to have nearly 7,000 new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles each month. To help us visualize the scale and global reach of these entrepreneurs we have put together a monthly startup map, which captures all new startup profiles on Gust. The map showcases new entrepreneur sign-ups

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