Tag Archives: exits

How to Win in Venture Capital: Avoid FOMO*; Concentrate on Early Stage Investments

(*FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out) As a consumer, you may love Uber. Lots do. But Uber is a vivid reminder of the potential perils of FOMO-driven late stage venture investments. While most early stage venture investments may not evoke your friends’ envy, and each one faces considerable risk of even surviving to maturity. Nevertheless, […]

Venture Capital Investing and the “Miracle on the Hudson”

For those intrepid investors who invest in seed, start-up, or early stage venture capital, their high wire investing act has similarities to Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s and Co-Pilot Jeffey Skiles’ controlled ditching on the Hudson River  on January 15,2009 saving 155 lives in one of the most heroic feats of aircraft piloting in history, the famous […]

Choppy Waters for Venture Capital Investors

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 […]