Daniel Kehrer at Work.com produced a guide to seek venture capital to launch a business. This is a short guide with action steps and tips to get the VC searching going. It includes a link to a complete list of VC firms, ways to find more info on funding resources, and finding the VC firms that fits with your business:
If you're seeking venture capital (VC) to help launch or accelerate a business, first understand a little about who venture capitalists are – and are not. There are many widespread misconceptions. Venture capital is money put up by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into major economic contributors, says the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Guide to Finding Venture Capital – [Work.com]