Tag Archives: venture capital

U.S. Startups Languishing According to New Study

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There is a disturbing trend in the U.S. regarding startups and the rate of new business formation.

|16 Dec 2015

Chasing Unicorns: The Beginning of the End

There is a constant theme in the business world: Some enterprising individual uncovers a new way to make money and makes a fortune.

|07 Jul 2015

Why Are VCs Biased Against Me?

In my 20-year career as a CEO, I have had more than 100 venture capital meetings but have been successful raising money exactly once.

|25 Mar 2015

Answering the “Exit Strategy” Question

Excellent post by my friend and former colleague Gordon Daugherty

|19 Feb 2014

Proceed with caution when choosing private company board members

I have had some interesting conversations over the last few weeks that made me realize many people view the role of private company boards far differently than I do.

|29 Jan 2014

What links CEOs of billion-dollar start-ups?

I found this article from Aileen Lee fascinating: Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups. She looks at the 39 U.S.

|04 Nov 2013

Avoiding fiscal decision paralysis

One of my favorite bloggers – Fred Wilson of A VC – wrote an article back in January called “The Fiscal Mess: Death By A Thousand Cuts.” As I look back on this post, it reminds me of several decisions I made as CEO.

|26 Sep 2013

Can having too much capital be a problem?

Have less funding than your competitors? Good!

I often talk with young entrepreneurs who are struggling to raise money to keep their startup going. They are typically high achievers who have never failed at anything in their life.

|13 Jun 2013

The Importance of Business Partners

The struggles many companies are facing today reminded me of this story. Like most Americans I distinctly remember where I was on September 11, 2001.

|13 Dec 2012