Monthly Archives: December 2015

Putting Lipstick on a Pig!


While reading about the schandefreude comments on Mr. Martin Shkreli, the notorious, former hedge fund manager and pharma CEO, I remembered my New York startup telecom experience with a so-called entrepreneur/founder whose fund raising activities showed a different angle on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!


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Risks and Supply/Demand Impact on Cost of Capital


2 major factors that determine a company’s valuation or cost of capital are Risk and Supply/Demand. The following WSJ article demonstrates, as an example, how supply and demand influences the yields for Treasurys, the ROI for investors worldwide and the … Continue reading

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How Not To Run a Startup


This interesting article underscores my many pointers in my blogs on how NOT to run a startup: http://www.businessinsider.com/startups-that-failed-in-2015-2015-12. From very avoidable mistakes, these 8 startups totaled losses amounting to $400 million. VCs are not the only losers in this game. … Continue reading

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The Fires are getting close to the gates at Uber


For every startup’s investment dollar, it is key to reach the highest ROI consistently to satisfy the early stage investors. And when many investors are attracted by a business model that seems bullet proof, the startup should be able to … Continue reading

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