Tag Archives: VC firms

Only Error Free Startups Succeed and Prosper


During the first few minutes of the SuperBowl 2014 (www.nfl.com/superbowl/48), one cannot help notice that every error free second is critical in winning. A poorly executed snap count and the delivery of the ball can cost a game as the … Continue reading

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Board Meetings, VC Firms Passing a Deal


During the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, I bumped into an industry colleague running a VC firm in Northern Virginia.  When I asked why he passed on a startup mobile company located in San Francisco, he stated that it was too … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Firms and Angel Groups – What are the Differences?


It seems that novice entrepreneurs believe that a Venture Capital firm and an Angel investment group are the same. There is stark difference between them.  Yet I consistently encounter entrepreneurs who treat those two groups as if they are the … Continue reading

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The Phone Interview with a VC firm


In an earlier blog, I discussed the financial motivations for a Venture Capital firms ROI.  But recently, a company, which underwent a phone interview with VCs, asked a simple question: when to follow up to inquire about the VC firm’s … 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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