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Startups Live or Die from their Spreadsheets when Raising Capital


There is a saying in the investment community that the companies which successfully raise capital must tell a compelling story.  Besides the text, such story lives and dies by the numbers in the spreadsheet.  How important are those numbers? Let … Continue reading

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VC firms look to say “no” and how to avoid that negative trap


VC firms are predictable, and one common attribute I discovered among them is that the VC firm looks for reasons to say “no” to any entrepreneur doing a presentation.  My favorite “no” reason is the one my former colleague explained … Continue reading

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Adding to your management Team


“10% of something is better than 100% of nothing,” I was once advised by the Managing Director of a major Wall Street Bank.  His comment was the result from his observation of what type of manager was needed to be … Continue reading

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