Tag Archives: VC’s

What Erich Brenn Can Teach Us About Funding of Start-Ups

Who remembers Erich Brenn?  In these blog posts, I’ve occasionally tried to understand, and explain, the business world I see by comparing it to famous people you’ve probably never heard of.  We’ve previously talked about Don Ho and Jim Riggleman.  And … Continue reading

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Have Big VC Funds Become a League of Their Own?

I needed to read this story twice.  http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/20/is-late-stage-the-new-early/ There are so many implications that I’m glad TechCrunch plans to follow up on it.  They chronicle a handful of funds that are investing $100’s of millions in companies that probably don’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect Miracles in 2 Years…

TNInvestco was created in 2009 in Tennessee to invest in early stage companies.  Like Pennsylvania in 1983, state leaders had the business savvy to understand that these investments pay dividends in terms of jobs, tax revenue and the,  harder-to-quantify-but-just-as-important, building … Continue reading

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