Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Three Things to Avoid in Pitchdecks


In the comedic movie, “My Cousin Vinnie,” which shows to some extent what trial lawyers do, one of the better scenes is the stuttering pro bono attorney, representing one of the co-defendants.  Delivering clumsily, he begins to stutter incessantly.  Immediately … Continue reading

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Trends in Technology


https://www.toptal.com/it/the-new-wave-of-entrepreneurship Not quite a new wave of entrepreneurship.  I would describe the incorporation of mobile technologies in more diverse, granular business segments. In fact, the software components are marrying different industries to make it more efficient.  For example, Uber uses … Continue reading

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It’s about credibility, stupid!


In the Sunday NY Times, the newspaper related the story of a personal injury attorney who pocketed the case winnings from his clients totaling over $5 million dollars. One memorable quote came from one of his former client, “…never imagined … Continue reading

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Team, one of the 5 T’s


Just recently, I witnessed a presenter pitching to potential investors and, when referring to the efforts and ideas of the company, he emphasized the pronoun, “I”.  When investors evaluate a company, one of the key profiles to determine the value … Continue reading

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What sort of limitations or hurdles does a startup face using Regulation A?


Before in an earlier blog, I addressed on some of the workings related to Regulation A.  Now I need to address the problems I perceive for a startup using Regulation A. Regulation A was promulgated with the premise that startups … Continue reading

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New SEC Regulation A attempts to reduce risks while investing in startups, but how will that process mitigate investment risk?


When VCs invest in startups run by professional investors, they are aware that about third of their investments will be money losers, a third will reach middling returns, and the final third should hit home runs. VC capital is raised … Continue reading

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The Importance of Pitchdecks


When introducing a startup company to a VC, I observed that the startup failed to attach a pitchdeck in its reply to the VC.  I commented to the startup that VCs receive hundreds of business plans a week, many unsolicited. … Continue reading

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