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What the New England Patriots could have taught Theranos!


In a well-known quote by Theranos’ CEO, Elizabeth Homes, she stated that “I think that the minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed.” Of course, we all k… Source: What the New … Continue reading

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Is it worthwhile to do an IPO during an era where Private Equity can invest considerably in the later rounds?


Is it worthwhile to do an IPO during an era where Private Equity can invest considerably in the later rounds? The business channel, Bloomberg, broadcasted a dispute of the advantages/disadvantages of IPO (Mark Cuban) vs. Silicon Valley (Andrew Romans) in … Continue reading

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How will the new Trump Administration impact International technology deals?


In a Silicon Valley pitch investment meeting hosted by Chinese investors, an audience member asked the presenter whether CFiUS had approved or would approve the potential investment of the NorCal sensor company.  The presenter replied in the affirmative.  I actually … Continue reading

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Due Diligence


Due Diligence, that is “doing your homework”, comes in many forms in business transactions.  One applies to M&A or investments where the investor’s team validate the information about the target company.  Legal and financial representatives go about requesting various documents, … Continue reading

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Arguments, Facts and Decisions


A very well-known jurist once distilled how judges reached a decision into a single equation, Argument + Facts = Decision. In other words, how well a lawyer couches his argument substantiated with numerous facts, whether by quantity or quality (or … Continue reading

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Does technology wealth trickle down to others?


In the September 27th, 2016 issue, the Economist revealed some interesting facts regarding the “new” technology economy: “[i]n 1990 the top three carmakers in Detroit between them had nominal revenues of $250 billion, a market capitalization of $36 billion and … Continue reading

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Why are healthcare costs so high in the United States?


Maybe it has to do about the inflated valuations. At one San Francisco healthcare company, the head of strategy related to me that that his oncology technology development firm would be a multibillion dollar company in a few years.  In … Continue reading

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