Category Archives: Start-ups

Angel Investing: Think Exit Strategy First

Many angel investors in start-up companies really don’t know what they are doing.  Although there are some  smart angels investors who make a good return, I’d say the majority don’t.   However, there is clearly a “coolness” factor to being … Continue reading

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2014 IPOs set 14-Year Record

According to data from Renaissance Capital the number of IPOs launched in 2014 hit a record of 273. That compares to the most active year in 2000, right before the Internet bubble burst and there were 406 IPOs. The number … Continue reading

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Starting the Start-up: The Initial Idea

While talking among friends or waking in the middle of the night, you might hit upon a really unique start-up idea. Then you start doing research – you google it, search Amazon and eBay, and start thinking the idea through. … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley vs. Elsewhere

When it comes to start-up businesses, many people I know that live outside of Silicon Valley believe their region is hands-down a better environment than the San Francisco Bay area – this comes from people I know in NYC, Colorado, … Continue reading

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