Blog: The Importance of Know Thy Audience

Blog: The Importance of Know Thy Audience I’m often baffled while watching presentations from entrepreneurs when they don’t present the information Investors request. This happens even though many organizations offer suggested information they would like to see. Some...

Blog: The Knowing Doing Gap

Blog: The Knowing Doing Gap Many companies succeed! Many companies do not. Most companies achieve at least some of their goals! The rest do not! Since success is relative, even successful companies often do not attain their full potential. Why is this true? Most...

Blog: Exit Needs to Excite

Blog: Exit Needs to Excite The Often Misunderstood Exit Plan It’s a given, that in most of the presentations I see as an Angel Investor, include a list of companies that the entrepreneur presenter says they expect to be bought at some defined point in the future. Of...

Blog—Will the Entrepreneur be Coachable?

Blog—Will the entrepreneur be coachable? I have been challenged more than once in working with young entrepreneurs, whenever I use the word ‘coachable’ and they always ask me to explain what that means. I used to tell them, every investor has a different feeling about...

No Documented Agreement Is The Worst Kind!!

No Documented Agreement Is the Worst Kind!! Verbal agreements and implied understandings will play havoc with a relationship when it starts to come apart. It is important for a startup to document detail any commitment need to staff members, advisors and in particular...