In Brief: Aug. 28, 2000

RISKY BUSINESS The clubby world of venture capital has gone retail. Recently a closed-end mutual fund--the meVC Draper Fisher Jurveston fund--began trading on the N.Y.S.E., allowing investors to bet on the kinds of long shots VCs do. The focus of meVC is on private and pre-IPO companies. But VCs get big cuts, and with annual fees of 2.5% and 20% on realized gains, you'd better pray one of the 12 tech companies it's invested in becomes the next Cisco.

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