15 January 2010 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs and Warren Buffett

Why you should build your business around Warren Buffett’s criteria of a good investment.

11 January 2010 3 Comments

Meeting With a Potential Investor

The Entrepreneur has just finished their presentation. They are feeling good. It came off without a flaw. They think the hard part is over – or is it?

5 January 2010 0 Comments

It’s a Marathon

Starting up is like running a marathon. It’s not a sprint. The success of your new business depends on what happens in the long term.

15 December 2009 0 Comments

Business Angels And Your Start-up

Too many entrepreneurs ignore common sense and abandon their reason when they are chasing angel investment.

10 December 2009 0 Comments

New Ebook – Target Series A: From Idea To Investment

have just published a new ebook that focuses on the first round of funding for start-ups. It’s called “Target Series A: From Idea To Investment”.

29 October 2009 0 Comments

New Rules of Angel Investing

Business Angels have changed the way the invest in early stage companies. Entrepreneurs must also adapt to the current economic climate.

26 October 2009 0 Comments

The Changing Trend in How VCs Invest

With the success of Y-Combinator many Business Angels and Venture Capitalists are changing the way they invest in start-up companies.

23 October 2009 0 Comments

Play the Traction Card

You must be ultra prepared when you are pitching to investors. However, being prepared means more than just being prepared for the meeting. You must prepare your business to a level that gives investors confidence in you and your team, shows a market for your product, and indicates that your business can scale to a level that will give an appropriate return for investors.

22 October 2009 3 Comments

Traction Is The Key To Unlocking The “Series A” Vault

If you had the option of placing a bet either before the race starts or half way through it, what would you choose? Obviously, you would choose to place the bet half way through.

14 October 2009 1 Comment

Venture Capital Funds at 15 Year Low – What Does This Mean for New Start-Ups?

The US VC industry has been the global shining light for start-up investment. Now times look at lot bleaker. The smallest number of funds have been raised in 15 years.