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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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VentureTips…Did You Plan Your Next Venture Over the Holiday Weekend?

Let me guess…You spent some time over the long Memorial Day weekend with family who encouraged you to “go for it” in launching your new business?  No?  Ok, then you spent some time over the long weekend at a backyard barbecue … 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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Flexibility or Focus…The Founders Dilemma

Yesterday afternoon I had yet another opportunity to participate in a Tiger Session for one of my clients.   Well, I didn’t so much participate as much as spectate and facilitate as our 4 carefully selected tigers went to work tearing … 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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VentureTips…Advice for those who Venture (3)

A couple of weeks ago LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman, posted his Top 10 Entrepreneurship Rules for Building Massive Companies.  Most of them were pretty good rules, even for building moderately massive companies.  Often “Ten Rules” lists are difficult to assemble … Continue reading

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VentureTips…Advice To Those Who Venture

All spot-on advice here in this VentureBeat post on raising VC capital and the patience required to do so.  One point missing is to develop a warm introduction to the VC world.  Work with attorneys or accountants or consultants who have … Continue reading

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VentureTips…Advice for Those who Venture

I’ve seen numerous founding teams come to heartbreak when, before things even get exciting, they arrive at irreconcilable differences.  Usually a camel-back-breaking event is related to some business issue.  But the problem probably started before that.  Usually I’ve noted serious personal … Continue reading

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