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Raising Venture Capital, Tips for Entrepreneurs, Post 5

Sorry its been a while since the last post, I was away with my family for a week. In the time I was gone we received a number of new business plans. Continuing a trend that has been evident over … Continue reading

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Raising Venture Capital, Tips for Entrepreneurs, Post 4

In our last post we took up part 3 of the executive summary; do you have a keen understanding of the market you intend to compete in? This is critical since the addressable market is really the point that we … Continue reading

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Raising Venture Capital, Tips for Entrepreneurs, Post 3

In our last post we took up part 2 of the executive summary; explaining the problem that needs to be solved. We talked about trying to avoid the mistake of finding a problem for the solution, as opposed to solving … Continue reading

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Raising Venture Capital, Tips for Entrepreneurs, Post 2

In the previous post we tackled the issue of keeping the value proposition simple and easy to socialize. Believe me, if we cant convince our wives or mothers, we will have a tough time convincing anyone. Lets now look at … Continue reading

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Raising Venture Capital, Tips for Entrepreneurs

This is the first in a series of posts I want to write on lessons learned from working at, and now with, Start-up companies.  In particular, I’d like to discuss several aspects of the fund raising process, which in many ways … Continue reading

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Operating in the Board Room

Please see the blog written November 11, 2009 in the online version of The Wall Street Journal entitled “Start-Up CEOs Gripe About VCs’ Lack Of Operating Experience” (http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/11/11/start-up-ceos-gripe-about-vcs-lack-of-operating-experience/tab/print/ ). The main point of the article is based on a survey … Continue reading

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53% of VC Execs say Industry is “Broken”

Here’s the Scoop http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/06/29/majority-of-vcs-in-survey-call-industry-broken/   Here’s the Summary While VC’s are traditionally a very optimistic group, a new survey shows they aren’t all exactly confident about their current business model.  “The survey from executive search firm Polachi Inc. polled more … Continue reading

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