Archive for April, 2010

Software Startups – Made for Angels

April 26 2010 No Commented

Software Startups – Made for Angels Over the past couple of decades, angels have consistently chosen to invest in software deals, more frequently than ventures in other sectors.  Software companies generally scale quickly and produce high gross margins.  When coupled with a great management team and a significant head start, software companies can produce wonderful […]

Slides from Auckland University Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series

April 22 2010 No Commented

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Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion

April 19 2010 No Commented

Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion In his recent blog Don’t Take Angel Investments From VCs, Bill Burnham cautions entrepreneurs not to include venture capitalists among investors in an angel round.  His premise is that these same VCs may choose to offer the entrepreneurs an onerous term sheet (low valuation, etc.) […]

Otago Daily Times: A talent for identifying profit

April 13 2010 No Commented

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The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture

April 12 2010 No Commented

The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture Derek Sivers points out a critical issue to startup companies:  Intellectual Property has LITTLE OR NO VALUE without execution by the entrepreneur and management team.  Here is his blog:   IDEAS ARE JUST A MULTIPLIER OF EXECUTION By Derek Sivers (http://sivers.org/multiply) It’s so funny when I […]

Audio: Bill Payne at the NZX

April 8 2010 No Commented

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Seasoned Angel often Favor Preferred Shares

April 7 2010 No Commented

Seasoned Angel often Favor Preferred Shares Professional investors, angels and venture capitalists alike, often stipulate that companies in which they invest establish a second class of stock (preferred, in addition to ordinary or common shares) and that the investors then purchase preferred securities.  What are the advantages to investors of preferred shares? The shareholder agreements […]