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How Much Money Should I Raise…$29,542?

Hopefully, you remember the classic TV show Taxi and its despicably lovable character, Louie DePalma.  In one memorable episode, the unforgettable Jim Ignatowski accidentally burns down Louie’s apartment. Jim’s wealthy father sends Louie a signed blank check to cover the … Continue reading

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Q. Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? A. To Get to a Real Incubator.

Yesterday I received an email from an entrepreneur who wrote: “I am launching a startup in the mobile/social media/sales & e-payments/arts & networking arena this summer and am looking to get into an accelerator.”  Rather than try to figure out what … Continue reading

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Don’t Bring Me Angel Investors…Bring Me Hero Investors

There is trouble in the town! In case you haven’t seen the headlines, let me deliver some bad news to you. You’re not going to like it, but it’s time you hear it too. The United States is no longer great … Continue reading

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VentureTips…What Jim Riggleman Can Teach Us About Negotiating

Last week’s post at VentureHacks on negotiating terms in a capital raising effort provided an excellent context for evaluating the decision later in the week by Washington Nationals manager, Jim Riggleman, to retire. The post by VentureHacks talks about utlizing leverage … Continue reading

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Angels Invest in People

I caught up on some reading over the weekend.  Not as much as I would have liked because I had to help my wife around the house on Mother’s Day.  Mostly I was taking notes on all the help that … Continue reading

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Getting Seed Investors Moving…Don’t Exit at the Start

An April 11 post at VentureBeat provided some good guidance on generating a term sheet for a seed-stage investment from an angel investment.  While reviewing it, I was reminded of recent stories I’ve been reading about founders demanding, and getting, part of … Continue reading

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