Archive for the 'Exits' Category

The Changing Exit Environment for Early Stage Companies

January 6 2012 No Commented

In the “good old days,” angels invested in seed-stage startups and teed up promising companies for subsequent venture capital financing.  If the company was successful, this quickly led to an IPO – a very happy ending for the entrepreneur, the angels and the venture capitalists.  My, my…how the world has changed. The two major differences […]

The Elephant in the Room

January 25 2011 one Commented

In a recent discussion in Vancouver, Basil Peters and I discussed the fact that many angels are not making money on their portfolio of startup ventures.  Then, our friend Frank Peters, host of The Frank Peters Show, invited Basil, Mark Skaist and me to discuss this topic on his show.  This led to a discussion […]

New Workshop Based on Basil Peters’ book, Early Exits

December 20 2010 No Commented

Basil Peters is acknowledged as the first to recognize and document the importance of an early exit strategy to entrepreneurs and early stage investors alike.  In the past few months, Basil and I have developed a ½-day workshop, which has now been delivered on several occasions and is ready for your community. Here is an […]

Are Angels Really Stifling Innovation?

November 3 2010 2 Commented

Last week, Tom Foremski  suggested that the angel strategy of commercializing innovations and then rather quickly selling the startups was stifling innovation.  In doing so, Tom referenced Max Levchin’s recent blog in which he suggested that while this strategy makes money for the angels, it tends to discourage building breakthrough companies.  The implication is that […]

Early Exits

May 29 2009 No Commented

Frank Peters has a great podcast on early exits with an interview of Basil Peters. Basil talks about some reason why it may disadvantageous to receive large sums of VC money. Read the original article here.

Best Practices for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs by Basil Peters

April 16 2009 No Commented

Angelblog is devoted to the development of best practices for Angel Investors and entrepreneurs. Its goal is to facilitate profitable, fair and enjoy1 Vote(s) Read the original article here.