Monthly Archives: April 2012

The last money has the first say.

This important variation on “money talks” is an important consideration for entrepreneurs when seeking an investment from professionals such as VC’s.   Something like a marriage (and often lasting just as long statistically), your investment partner can be a great cheerleader, … Continue reading

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Be careful how you define your competition.

Professional investors laugh when they hear an entrepreneur state, “We have no competition.”  That statement has killed more investment deals than almost any other.  It is a failed litmus test for the entrepreneur, even if the plan is for a … Continue reading

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How much information do you give to investors?

There is a natural fear of giving too much information to investors after the initial investment is received.  CEO’s worry that investors will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands.  Others … Continue reading

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Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms … Continue reading

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