Monthly Archives: September 2012

If 3 out of 4 VC funded startups fail, how not to fail (Continued)


Given the limited length of my blogs, I did not delve into a lengthy explanation as to critical need to identify the competitive environment as part of the survival skills. Most start-ups I have noticed do not bother analyzing the … Continue reading

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If 3 out of 4 VC funded startups fail, how not to fail


On September 20, 2012, the WSJ published an article entitled, “The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-ups Fail.” The article stated that less than 1% of the start-ups register for an IPO. This Cassandra –like statistic should not … Continue reading

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The Intentions behind my Blogs


The purpose behind my blogs is to encapsulate my experiences and observations that relate to startups and fast growth companies or divisions.  I have worked with one startup in telecommunications that raised capital virtually every month to expand and grow … Continue reading

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Does a company have to file for a patent to add value or attract investors?


In various meetings I have had with patent attorneys and participation at USPTO events in Washington, D.C., I perceive that the filing for a patent from these meetings is the most critical investment a company must make in any business … Continue reading

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The critical need to describe the risks for your suppliers in a business plan


In an earlier blog, I described each line item that the business plan needs to discuss to complete a well drafted strategic plan. Each line item is extremely important. Some need to be explained further. One of those line items … Continue reading

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Should I write a Business Plan and what should I send to potential investors?


I forwarded to a friend a blog by an industry colleague, entitled, http://infochachkie.com/heres-how-you-get-a-vc-to-pull-out-their-checkbook/.  Then my friend called to ask me, are business plans really dead?  Do I have to bother writing a business plan?  But the Infochakie blog states that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Raising Capital Quickly and Efficiently


Every day you don’t raise money for your company, there is one more day less likely to find it.  You hear of the statistics: 80% of startups fail, mostly from the lack of capital; out of 10,000 or so business … Continue reading

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