Monthly Archives: October 2012

Business Plans/Pitches and Intellectual Property Disclosure

One of the conundrums facing entrepreneurs seeking venture or high impact angel financing is when and what to disclose about the entrepreneur’s intellectual property.  Venture capital-worthy businesses often have some sort of “secret sauce” that is a critical part of … Continue reading

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Understanding – and Managing – Financing Risk

When high impact entrepreneurs and their investors talk about risk, the “big three” categories are usually Team, Market and Technology.  In taking an idea and turning it into a business/investment opportunity, entrepreneurs spend (or should spend) a lot of energy … Continue reading

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The Perils of Diversification

As anyone familiar with the conventional wisdom on investing in the stock market knows, the most fundamental rule of investing is to diversify your investments across a number of different stocks in different businesses.  And while there is some room … Continue reading

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Rap Music and the State of Venture Capital

For those of you who yearn to understand – or to help other folks understand – the hidden meaning of rap lyrics, there is a website made just for you: http://www.rapgenius.com.  Not, myself, having any interest in rap music, as … Continue reading

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Revenue-Based Financing: A Non-Dilutive(!) Risk Capital Alternative

At a first cut, the start-up world consists of two broad categories: small business start-ups and high impact start-ups.  The former are typically boot-strapped to the point where they can access traditional credit facilities to finance modest growth – vehicles … Continue reading

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