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10 Ways that Entrepreneurs Reveal they are Amateurs

February 14th, 2009 · 12 Comments

UPDATE:   2/14/08 I want to address the original title: Why 99% of Entrepreneurs Fail…more thoughts .  Don’t think the number is that high.  99% of entrepreneurs don’t fail.  99% of those that don’t learn how to shake their amateurism fail. I posted this as a question on linkedin via the Q&A section and received great responses.   […]

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Young Entrepreneurs….what an inspiration…Shout out to Stanley Tang

February 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Let me first establish the premise of this post:    America will be OK.   This economic crisis is being fueled by fear more than anything.  Sure there are problems with the discovery of phantom cash reserves of banks and the inflated value of real estate.  But we have been there as a nation at least 2 times […]

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Pitching Angel Investors–Do’s & Dont’s

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Karen talks about how to Pitch to Angel Investors. Whether pitching to 1 or 20 investors, it is important to ensure your message resonates with the investor. You may only have one chance to make a positive first impression with that investor. This broadcast covers the following topics: – 5 common mistakes entrepreneurs make when […]

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When do I start pitching to investors…. after I have all my investor docs?

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

This question comes up often and we see companies that never pull the trigger because they constantly feel that they aren’t ready for investors.   We also see companies jump the gun and blow their shot with investors because they don’t have their act together enough.   First you must realize that a large portion of the […]

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What is the best way to find a venture capitalist?

March 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Asked on Linked in, here is the compilation of my answers and Justin Townsley‘s answer. Venture capital institutions are easy to find through a Google search. Many Venture Capital firms today are really interested in providing later stage growth financing than the early stage rounds that the name would suggest. If it’s early stage, you’ll find recommendations […]

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Is a Business Plan necessary when you have a PPM to give to investors?

December 24th, 2007 · 12 Comments

I get this question quite often.   When we screen companies to present at the private equity investor forums we put on for the Network of Business Angels and Investors (NBAI.net), they complete a comprehensive application form and submit all the documents that they will provide to investors.    Business plans communicate different information than a private placement […]

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