Be careful how much power you give up early on at the board level because before you know it, you will have less than 50% of the voting shares.
You need to prepare for people with little knowledge of your technology or market who are comfortable telling you that there is no market for your technology.
That’s a 10% increase for Small Business Investment Companies from the previous year.
For Schultz, founder of the technology incubator Voodoo Ventures, the difference is that stark.
The passion and focus associated with the Japanese discipline goes a long way in impressing would-be investors.
On a recent morning, just about every one of the cafe’s 110 seats were occupied – even at 10 a.m.
Call it the Buck’s Silicon Valley Barometer: The economy may be wobbly and the mood of the country anxious, but the Woodside cafe is humming again with deal-making breakfasts.
Before they go out to VCs, entrepreneurs should build a product, build a team and get some traction to demonstrate what they’re doing.
According to a story at Inc.com, Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, introduced the Start-up Visa Act, which would open up the U.S.
The logic goes like this: Having startups to invest in nearby makes it easier for both parties to interact, get guidance, brainstorm, etc.
Today’s start-up environment is a world in which entrepreneurs must be self-sufficient.
I’ve been through this many times.
We are working with several firms that have either recently been funded or will likelyÂ getÂ funding offers in the near future.Â No one is real happy with the valuations and terms, but they are getting funded.
Starting a business is risky, but not as risky as you think.
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