Where is the best source of early stage investment?


Email readers, continue here…] My very first investment as a professional angel was in a small startup where the entrepreneur’s vision fueled my imagination in the audio market niche where I had run a business in an earlier life.

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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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I hired a sales coach named Kai Krickle who helped me figure out how to close more deals. He told me to stop responded to RFPs where I wasn’t the person who helped write the specs for the RFPs. There is nothing you can provide in a data room that you couldn’t send via email.

Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups


Email readers, continue here.] With angel groups, you should plan of spending months in the process, from application through funding. This class of investor typically writes checks from $50,000 to $250,000.

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8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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Email updates frequently. And as Rob points out – if you email members with short updates more frequently they are more up to speed when you do need them to weigh in. Key point – if your emails are as long as my blog posts you’re forked.

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Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

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he coached me and my 3 siblings in basketball and soccer and more. Or even the imperfect candidate herself who should have known better than to have that mother forking private email server in the first place. This election has been hard on our country.

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Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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Today we’re in a world where 10 accelerators are bombarding you with emails to meet their 10-15 companies. I know I can’t be in every deal and I know that the easy part of being a VC is writing the first check in a deal. You have to figure out when to be the up-beat coach, “It will all get better, stay confident, keep the course” or the honest voice in one’s ear, “Listen mate, you’ve been protecting your head of product for far too long.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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I plan to write about it early next year when we’re all through. But you realize that you can be more helpful as a coach. And yes, I sleep better at night as a coach. Investor emails. Hell, I send those emails. It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning.

CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

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For years now, companies have been forced to choose between cumbersome, expensive Virtual Data Rooms and decentralized, unsecure email to manage their complex transactions. 25 Years of Writing Code. LA based CapLinked , a cloud-based business transaction platform yesterday raised $1.6

Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99?

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He started by using email (send your eCard to a friend) and there he sees 3-4 clicks back per share action. Appendix: ** I have enjoyed every episode that I’ve done and keep wanting to write up the notes from some of the previous shows but it’s time consuming.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


Jon Sperry – a highly respected dialect coach who has worked with Harvey Keitel, Sofia Vergara, and Russell Crowe – taught a Stage 32 class that was attended by members from over 40 different countries. In 2000 he launched a men’s lifestyle magazine called RAZOR and served as the publication’s Editor in Chief and CEO for the next six years, pursuing acting and writing projects on the side.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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In the original version of his post, Andy writes. And Coach Campbell. I’ve heard directly from top executives that Jeff Bezos (in my opinion the most talented person in the tech industry) has received his fair share of VC coaching in the early years.

How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings

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And let’s be honest, other than money and coaching most VC’s add little value to your company strategy. Make sure to send a monthly email to all board members / investors with a link to your spreadsheet saying, “I’ve made a few updates.

Board members must protect the coporation before themselves.


They write into their investment documents that they will occupy a seat on the board for as long as they are invested in the company, thinking of this as a protection for their investment and tool for them to influence growth. Email readers continue here.] Should board members therefore withdraw and not participate in corporate planning, coaching the CEO and other issues not related to the duty of care or duty of loyalty? All other board functions are secondary.

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Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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As a courtesy if you enjoyed his write-up please check out his startup company, ChannelStack. These speakers help coach CEO’s on important executive decisions. It is possible to submit a plan through email but it is not the best approach.

Raise cash from trusted, close resources first.


The degree of care you take increases with the reduced distance between you and your investor. . [Email readers continue here.] I was so enthusiastic that I coached the entrepreneur to approach his mother, who invested $50,000 under the same terms as my investment. The other investors are probably in the unhappy never land of not being able to see liquidity after a decade and unable to write off the investment as a loss for tax purposes.

Whose Life are You Going to Change?

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As a VC I’m acutely that a “yes&# decision to support an entrepreneur can do just that, yet I only write 2-4 of them per year and maybe another 3-4 as an angel. I left an Octel (think email but with voice … yes, that’s what some businesses used before email!)

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Levi Felix Creator of The Digital Detox Retreat | Unplug and Rewind

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Our next retreat is September 13th-16th… and if people mention this blog post in an email to info@thedigitaldetox.org , we can give them a 10% discount on the retreat price. Do you do corporate retreats, coaching or even? The Digital Detox Retreat September 13-16, 2012.

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Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

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We get a lot more emails from women entrepreneurs who say they are a high net worth in their community and we should come and help boost the number of angel investors in their companies. For me, it’s very much showcasing that angel investing is not just writing a check, it’s so much more.

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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The following day, I again tried asking for access in order to setup everyone’s email. There are countless of great individuals willing to help, coach, mentor and guide new companies and new entrepreneurs that vastly outnumber the ones who seek out to do damage.

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