Thursday, 01 April 2010
As you think through the process just keep asking yourself: What would I want to know about this business before becoming a partner in it?
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Unfortunately it's not just your paranoia – there are fewer VC firms in the market today than there were five to 10 years ago.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
The most effective solution to boardroom disputes is more sales! Conversely, the most likely catalyst for boardroom acrimony is the reverse.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
The worry is that if a management team doesn’t know from month to month whether or not the business will have sufficient cash to operate, it becomes paralysed.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Before seeking investment capital, take an honest look at your operation and ask yourself if you have the organisational maturity to grow your business.
Thursday, 07 January 2010
Just like a pre-nuptial agreement, shareholder agreements' have their greatest impact when things go wrong. Unfortunately, particularly in early stage investing, they often do!
Thursday, 17 December 2009
The cruel reality of early stage investing is that there is no credit for past investment... there is only credit for business performance.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
The extent of control over the company required by investors can sometimes suggest that the investor thinks they knows more about running the business than the founder.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
The more heads with relevant experience on your side the better... you're not in it to be a hero, you are trying to build a business.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Thursday, 08 October 2009
If the enterprise value of your business will be substantial, it may be worth conducting your own infringement search to increase your confidence that third party infringement action is unlikely.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
The central point to keep in mind when pitching to an investor is that the investor is not there to give you a go.