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Monday, April 20, 2015

Mind the Funding Gap

THE SERIES A CRUNCH I recently published a whitepaper on the challenges that early stage therapeutic device companies are having raising money, along with what I hope is some meaningful advice on alternative funding options. The gist of the article is that friends and family money is still fairly easy to come by. Initial seed round funding […]

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Why Should We Care About The Private Equity Gender Gap?

A recent article from PE Hub reported the results of a survey done by Preqin that reported that in North America, only 11 percent of senior positions at private equity (including venture capital) firms are held by women.  In July, Polaris made headlines when they named the only female partner currently at any of the […]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Small Business Investment Incentives – US vs. UK

As reported in the Angel Capital Association news-letter last week, The House passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act” (TIPA) that amongst other things would exclude 100% of capital gains on the stock of small businesses acquired in 2014 and held for more than five years.  It also eliminates the gain as an Alternative Minimum Tax […]

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

Jonathan Greechan, a partner at The Founder Institute, was interviewed by Business Insider.   “What we have found is that if an early-stage founder can check off the ten items below, they have a solid foundation by which to start a company,” said Greechan. My take, this is as good a list as any.  In my […]

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

5 Disastrous Moves That Will Botch Your Pitch

Entrepreneurs are passionate about their business. Sometimes overly so. Read this terrific article on how to avoid several common mistakes that will ruin an otherwise successful pitch meeting. From FastCompany, by FC Expert Blogger Josh Linkner, 12/6/11

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Harvard Study Says Angels Add Value to Start-ups

“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says.

The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.