As awareness of recent venture homeruns has grown, there has been a surge in innovative venture activity. It’s no longer limited to Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128. Venture capital activity is flourishing in New York, Los Angeles, the DC metro area, Austin . . . and anywhere where creativity, ambition, and the funds to […]
For nearly seventy-five years, venture capital has been a force of change relying on capital and chance to bulldoze and reshape the American business landscape. The business had a small beginning with a few wealthy and notable American families investing their spare cash in what in the day were considered high risk investments-frozen orange juice […]
Caveat Emptor! Caveat Venditor, too! If you’re opening a champagne bottle to celebrate Title III of the JOBS Act, which opened up venture capital investing to everyone, including those who are not accredited investors, don’t let that champagne cork hit you in the eye or get lodged in your throat. Our advice to investors: caveat […]
Steve Case, a brilliant entrepreneur and marketer who dared greatly and accomplished much, sees far once again all the wonder that will be through the “Internet of Everything.” He takes us there, projecting its impact on health care, education, government, investment opportunities, and the entrepreneur. Case has the credentials. He was a young, former P&G […]
Choppy Venture Capital Waters: A Great Buying Opportunity for Savvy, Early-Stage Investors Recent press about the venture capital market may sound foreboding, but it shouldn’t scare away savvy, early- stage investors. Near-term market conditions represent an ideal breeding ground for exceptional investment opportunities. Notwithstanding the rapidly increasing number of unicorns – private companies valued at […]
This exciting and risky venture capital world is a business of adversity for both the entrepreneur and the investor. Most will go through the Valley of Death at least once. As Buckminster Fuller once wrote, “Sometimes I only find out where I should be going by going somewhere I don’t want to be.
Entrepreneurship is in vogue. It seems that everyone is starting something. There seem to be as many apps as brain neurons. The new Apple watch is more useful passing the time than telling time. So much innovation is happening that no one has any time. The past is no longer just prologue; it appears almost […]