Archive for June, 2011

How do Lifestyle Businesses Differ from Growth Companies?

June 17 2011 No Commented

One way to categorize startups is as lifestyle businesses versus growth businesses.  Don’t jump to the wrong conclusion.  Both are great for the US economy! Lifestyle Companies (build to keep)  Lifestyle companies are usually owned and operated by an entrepreneur and his or her family, or a small group of partners.  They tend to grow […]

Interview by the Oklahoman

June 11 2011 No Commented

Q: What is the No. 1 milestone that new entrepreneurs must accomplish to become successful? A: Though no single issue is paramount, acquiring enough cash and utilizing that cash to achieve positive cash flow from revenues is a metric that we investors watch carefully. Read more: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-businesses-have-potential-for-raising-capital-for-startups-i2e-entrepreneur-in-residence-says/article/3575801#ixzz1Oyz1mGfC

Probability of Success in Raising Angel Capital

June 7 2011 3 Commented

According to J. Sohl, the Center for Venture Research, about 20,000 seed/startup stage entrepreneurs are successful in raising money from angel investors each year in the US.  An additional 30,000 later-stage entrepreneurs raise angel money annually, many of whom raised seed/startup capital from angels earlier.  Angels seem to be making more follow-on investments in portfolio […]