We growth grabbers at Motley Fool Rule Breakers aren't the only ones who believe that growth is on sale. So do the venture capitalists at Sequoia Capital and Battery Ventures. Last week, each firm unveiled new funds with a diversified mission: Invest in growers of all sizes, private and public.
This strategy isn't novel. Private equity players such as BlackRock
It also makes sense. VCs have more competition than ever before -- corporations, for example. Disney
Sequoia, for its part, explained to VentureBeat that it is hiring staff with public investing expertise. The thinking? Keeping tabs on public disruptors lends greater understanding of where fundable start-ups might fill gaps or create upheaval.
Makes sense to me. But whatever the reason, the timing likely couldn't be better. Fast-growing franchises such as Suntech Power
There are dozens of ways to beat the market as an investor. One of the best is to follow the movements of the greats -- greats like Sequoia and Battery. They're betting on growth, so why aren't you?
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