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SPEC Talk Radio – Mitigating Risk for Investors

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Southeast Private Equity Community (SPEC) talk radio will explore key strategies and insights on how investors can mitigate risk with early stage investments. Yes Virginia, there are ways to mitigate risk with early stage private investments. Karen Rands interviews experts and they share their insights.   As usual a lively discussion will ensue. Special guests include: […]

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SPEC Talk Radio – Building the Perfect Board To Attract Investors!

August 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Board of Advisors and Directors can be critical to the success of a company…in attracting investors and maintaining investor confidence. We’ll hear from experts in this field. Famed Author, Calvin K. Clemons (www.theperfectboard.com and www.clemonsmgmt.com), Industry Expert, Marjorie Singley-Hall (www.aboveboardadvisors.com) and Rona Wells (www.boardddirectorsnetwork.org) And as usual a lively discussion will ensue. SPEC Talk Radio […]

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Entrepreneur / Investor Conference (SPEC) a Smashing Success

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

It has been two days since the conclusion of the Southeast Private Equity Conference.   I’m in Hilton Head, enjoying the view of the pool, drinking my coffee and enjoying my euphoria over the success of the inaugural Southeast Private Equity Conference.   I’m taking a deep breath and taking time to submit this blog entry.   Drew Ermec […]

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Tags: Entrepreneur Biz-Buzz · In The News

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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Tags: Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital Corner · Just Ask Karen!

Red Flags to spot the “Decoy”-Investor

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the most tragic things I ever hear about is when young companies, who hold such strong beliefs in their own potential and want desperately to believe investors will also catch the vision they cast for their business, will get sucked into the web of deceit cast by a decoy investor.   Unfortunately, for deceitful people, […]

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Tags: Current Financing Trends · Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital Corner

The “elevator pitch” to an investor

January 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Every entrepreneur has heard they need to have an “elevator pitch”.   So what is that?   What does that really mean?   Most entrepreneurs want to drone on for 30 minutes talking about their business opportunities almost in the hopes that a VC or group of investors will say…..”OK, OK…I give.   I’ll invest if you will just […]

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Tags: Entrepreneur Biz-Buzz · Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital Corner · Podcasts

Entrepreneur shares insights on how he got Angel Investors

December 10th, 2007 · No Comments

A recent article in Catalyst Magazine, written by Don Sadler: Heaven Sent…Should you consider angel investors? Obtaining financing is one of the biggest challenges for new and startup companies. One possible solution is a unique kind of funding from what are known as “angel” investors. Angel financing is similar to venture capital, but with some […]

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