September 06, 2012
The concept of venture capital funds (Venture Capital - stands VC) derived from the United States. The first venture capital company in the United States by the Rector of the University of MIT ..
December 15, 2008
Work-life balance is a tricky thing to opine upon. In the abstract, it's kind of meaningless. It's not like you can say, “1.5 hours of work is the equivalent of 2.2 hours of conscious life ..
September 21, 2008
"Put your best foot forward. " Start-up companies looking for venture capital dollars should pay heed to this old adage in today's turbulent economy. Now isn't the time for amateur Web sites, copy ..
August 14, 2008
Whether you've gone on dozens of interviews yourself, or conducted dozens more, it's always worth a little time brushing up on your interview skills - especially the ones that most people aren't even .
August 13, 2008
It may be down to distance, but even nowadays, Australia is not usually known for producing big name start-up companies, even though it is a home for some of the greatest ideas. But as the web helps ..
July 29, 2008
Someone told me recently that studies show our occupations play a major role in the overall quality of our lives. In other words, the job you hold more or less determines just how happy you'll be. ..
July 28, 2008
When some people reach a certain level in your executive career, they start to . . . well, coast a bit sometimes. Are you one of them? Be honest, now. Have you decided - actively or not - that you ..
July 22, 2008
With the oh-so-well publicized mortgage meltdown, many people are facing the prospect of losing their homes. Sub-prime mortgage lenders are in the tank, making it almost impossible for new buyers to ..
July 19, 2008
This is certainly the article no entrepreneur wants to have to read, but the statistics say you will. 4 out of 5 successful entrepreneurs have one or more failed ventures in their portfolio. How you ..
July 19, 2008
There are lots of articles and books written about the formula for start-up success, but start-up mistakes are much more consistent. These common mistakes will take even the best idea into start-up ..
July 18, 2008
The biggest lie consistently pitched to Venture Capital is, “we don't have any competition. " Fact is, if the market is big enough and the need compelling enough there is or soon will be ..
July 17, 2008
Starting up a new business means taking a dream to succeed and throwing yourself into uncertainty and adversity for 3-5 years. Then, if you get it right, you will become addicted to passion, ..
July 17, 2008
Any discussion on investors and entrepreneurs quickly turns to the business plan. How important is it and what should it contain? The best business plan is the investor pitch. It is short, agile, ..
July 16, 2008
Pitching a venture capital firm or partner needs to be more than a PowerPoint and your best suit. Make your start-up pitch lift off the page with these simple tips. Partner with a Portfolio Company ..
July 16, 2008
The Internet and Social Media are moving entrepreneurs closer and closer to sources of start-up capital. Whereas in days past your funding relied on knowing someone, or knowing someone that knew ..
July 15, 2008
"In time of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. " -Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983 Have the Courage to Learn ..
July 12, 2008
Venture capital is the fuel, and often the igniting spark, of many young ventures. Unfortunately, new entrepreneurs find it difficult to connect to venture capital firms and many firms never see ..
July 06, 2008
Your pitch is the most essential part of your communication arsenal. Without it, you are dead in the water; with it, you are alive and well. Case in point: the previous two sentences have either ..
July 01, 2008
Raising business finance isn't always easy, and especially so when you've not got enough assets to secure against your ambitious plans. In some cases, you're going to have to part with equity. ..
June 25, 2008
I'm sharing this little tidbit because I can always use the occasional reminder, and I bet many of you can, too. Even if you aren't thinking about switching jobs right now, aren't writing and ..
June 22, 2008
I've been asked if there's ever one time that's better than another for a career change, and the simplest answer I have is, “When you're ready for it. " It sounds like a bit of a flip answer, ..
June 16, 2008
Even if you're not looking for a job right now, it might be time to consider starting your own blog. I've been reading Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, and it's got advice ..
June 14, 2008
Capital is the lifeblood of any startup. The more capital you have, the faster you can learn, develop and achieve your vision. I know this is true from first-hand experience. I have raised over $40M ..
June 14, 2008
Business is in my blood. I grew up listening to many dinnertime discussions between my father and grandfather about running their businesses. I heard about the issues, challenges and successes they ..
February 03, 2008
Venture capital, private equity, mezzanine debt, venture debt, angel money, investment bank? What's the difference and who are the players? Many people start looking for funding and become involved ..