Archive for April, 2011

Financing Startups – A New Workshop for Entrepreneurs

April 22 2011 one Commented

For the past few months, Liz Marchi and I have been developing a new ½-day workshop for entrepreneurs:  Financing a High-Impact Venture (in Montana).  This new seminar was beta tested in Kalispell at Flathead Valley Community College yesterday morning for 22 enthusiastic participants.  Topics covered included capital sources for entrepreneurs, debt versus equity, exits, business […]

Valuations – Higher in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Boston than for the Rest of US

April 15 2011 No Commented

As I reported last week (Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies), I met with a group of 40-50 angel leaders to discuss the valuation of seed/startup angel deals at the Angel Capital Association Summit in Boston, April 4-6, 2001.  We reviewed a survey of angel groups all over the country completed last summer (included in […]

Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies

April 11 2011 2 Commented

I just returned from the 2011 Angel Capital Association Summit in Boston, April 4-6, 2011.  It was attended by over 500 angels and associates, including about 60 international angel leaders.  It was an excellent meeting – the best yet of the half-dozen or so US ACA angel Summits to date. On Wednesday afternoon, I was […]

Boards of Directors for Startup Ventures

April 9 2011 No Commented

The Flathead Beacon recently published an extensive discussion of startup boards of directors as my March column.