Feb 15 2007 by Jason

Do Venture Capitalist Care About Immigration Laws?

Question: What’s the position of the VC community in general (and yours in particular) with regards to startups with non-resident alien founders having no work permits in the US, but having valid business visas to enter US at any time?

Our Take: We can’t speak for the entire VC community on this topic (but would guess it would be the same as ours), but investing in startup companies is risky enough without the specter of the INS or Homeland Security involved due to questionable immigration situations.