Solyndra's failure isn't a reason for the government to give up on alternative energy, any more than the failure of Pets.com during the Internet bubble means that venture capital should steer clear of tech projects. James Surowiecki
The big advantage that we have as a venture capital firm over a hedge fund or a mutual fund is we have a 13-year lockup on our money. And so enterprise can go in and out of fashion four different times, and we can go and invest in one of these companies, and it's okay, because we can stay the course. Marc Andreessen
Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation. Sanjay Kumar
Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits. Alex Berenson
Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the risks they pose. Jack Reed