Even as many venture capitalists shy away from start-ups, a handful of dissidents from bigger investment houses have started new funds to fill the capital gap--and to pursue the home-run returns that made VCs famous in the first place. Two of the upstarts:
Portfolio makeup: Includes a search engine for job listings, a company that creates online advertising, and a provider of financial information
Quote: "I think every VC enjoys participating in helping build disruptive companies," says partner Brad Burnham. "I'm excited to be in the next wave of capital that will get us back to the kinds of 10x returns we expect."