Interesting new technologies and other ideas are "shopped around" by entrepreneurs in hope of getting financing.
These conferences highlight promising new companies and technologies:
Use VentureXpert and library databases to search for companies which have already received a round of venture financing.
You can also use the library's databases of business news sources to retrieve articles about specific companies or trends in private equity financing.
For general subjects, try using a combination of "venture capital", "capitalists & financiers", "investments", and "entrepreneurship" as search terms.
Within the VC Industry, there is often tension between entrepreneurs and the "establishment", including firms which fund them. Founders are protective of the "sweat equity" they've put into their companies, and often resent having to sell shares in exchange for capital.
Here is an RSS feed from an entrepreneur with a following...