Posts Tagged 'exits'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACA Session – Negotiate Now or Pay Later

April 16 2009 No Commented

Robert Robinson, founder of the Hawaii Angels, gave a session on negotiating at the recent ACA Summit. The following are some brief notes from his session: -Angels need to negotiate in the following areas- Expectations Process Term sheet Communications Portfolio Governance Follow on Financing Exit -Your negotiating strength is proportional to the value of your […]