Jon,

Venture capitalists sponsor public events just like any other
organizations which want to set themselves apart from their
competition.  E.g., http://etl.stanford.edu/about/

I agree they are less likely to do so than public companies and
startups, which is why they were listed in that order.


On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Jon Davis <w...@konsoletek.com> wrote:
> James, I think you may have misunderstood.  We're looking for sponsors to
> DONATE money.  Venture Capitalists [1] _do not_ give away money, they invest
> it in promising start ups.  They are all about making more money, sort of
> the antithesis of what we're doing.
>
> -Jon
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_capitalist
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 12:57, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > * determining sponsorship levels and potential sponsors
>>
>> These are the lists of potential sponsors for the Stanford Wikimania bid:
>>
>>
>> http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/mng-ba.mercurynews/quote/components/dashboard/largest?Symbol=%24SV150
>>
>> http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13840964 (way out of date now; they
>> publish these every quarter)
>>
>>
>> http://trends.techcrunch.com/2009/10/19/techcrunch-dealmaker-rankings-the-top-25-most-active-vcs-in-the-third-quarter/
>> (likewise)
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