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For both investors and startups, there is more to consider than the money



Venture capital, private equity and angel investing have become big businesses within the innovation economy in Maine and elsewhere. Much larger amounts are going into deals, such as the $52.3 million raised this summer by Portland-based Direct Vet Marketing Inc. (doing business as Vets First Choice). It was one of three venture capital deals in Maine in the third quarter that totaled $67.8 million, according to the quarterly MoneyTree Report. Prepaid card company CashStar Inc. and Local Yokel Media LLC were the other two deals. ...see original coverage...