Tag: angel investing

The March of Technology

My recent post “It’s over!” stirred up a lot of emotions. I received many thoughtful replies commending me on it, and quite a few others threatening me and wishing me bodily harm, disease, death or a job at the TSA. I’m not sure which would be worse…? In that piece

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These 7 Traits Make For Great Entrepreneurs

There is a scene in the movie “Madagascar”… Skipper: “We’ll fix it.” Alex: “How are you gonna fix this?” Skipper: “Grit, spit and a whole lot of duct tape.” This attitude epitomizes one of the traits we look for in founders. Great businesses are not dumb luck, they’re usually the

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But It Says So on Facebook!

Funny story. I spoke with a fellow angel investor recently who is now a successful investor but wasn’t always. We were regaling past successes and failures. He told me a story of a terrible deal, which as he recounted the story involved a “Doctor”. The company in question was a

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THIS Will Destroy Shareholder Value

Drinks at the Corney and Barrow matey? I winced,  feeling my wallet lighter already. You coming? Urgh, 5 quid for a pint, can’t we go someplace else? I don’t make nearly as much as you overpaid traders. Don’t worry about it, it’s sorted, the boss is coming so it’s on

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To Entrepreneur – Or Not..?

I haven’t kept very close track, but Mark and I have now been running this website for nearly 2 years. For readers who’ve been with us for any length of time it should be clear what we do with our spare time. OK, scrap that, it should be clear what

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Key Steps to A Business’ Healthy Cycle

We’ve invested in many early stage businesses at the angel level, and many more private placements – both brokered and non-brokered. It’s easily the most high octane, lucrative area we’ve ever been involved in. We’ve made, lost and made money over the years, and have learned and relearned some lessons.

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