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.
Following on from our last post on incubators, since Mark and I don’t come to our investment decisions whimsically, I wanted to flesh out our logic and rationale for investing in an incubator. First, and most importantly, failure is a huge part of business and investing; heck, it’s a huge part
Early stage companies are always going to have upsets. Financing falls over at the 11th hour, a software glitch puts their entire launch in jeopardy, biological waste is dumped on their doorstep, resignation of a director, fraud and theft from within the company (yep, been there), a new government regulation alters the
One of the most important things for any Entrepreneur to do is to protect their intellectual property. As such I’ve often heard it being said that entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital should ensure that potential investors sign an NDA. This is nuts. This seems to me to be akin to asking a
Last week I promised you an article about a recent conversation I had with an executive from a Fertilizer company operating in China, however as I was finishing the article last night and adjusting minor grammar I managed to “disappear” the entire post from our website. I only found out
The late 20th century was good to most Western investors. On the back of accumulated capital, a free-market based system (sort of), and a largely non-interventionist government (again, sort of…), boomers built businesses and consumed goods at an unprecedented rate. This allowed stock markets to enjoy a historical bull run.
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