Archive for July, 2011

Angel Investors in Montana

July 30 2011 No Commented

The Flathead Beacon (Kalispell) just published this article:   Angel Investors in Montana

Convertible Debt vs. Equity: Which Is Right for Your Startup?

July 17 2011 4 Commented

In a recent post, Bill Clark, CEO of Microventures, did a nice job of summarizing the Convertible Debt versus Equity option for startup investors.  Unfortunately he left out the primary disadvantage to investors, which is why you won’t find most savvy angel investors who are part of angel groups using convertible debt.  Convertible debt can […]

The Wisdom of Crowds of Angel Investors

July 7 2011 8 Commented

In 2004 James Surowiecki, New Yorker business columnist, wrote the Wisdom of Crowds which recognizes that the opinions of groups is routinely more accurate than those of most individuals in the group.  In particular, the author demonstrates that large crowds consistently outperform experts within the group in decision-making.  I sense that the Wisdom of Crowds […]

Montana Drug R&D: Good Science but No Commercialization Funding

July 1 2011 No Commented

Drug development is interesting and important R&D but, unfortunately, very few regions of the world can attract the venture capital necessary for commercialization.  Read my June column in the Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Montana) at http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/montana_drug_rd_good_science_but_no_commercialization_funding/23243/