Posts Tagged 'Intellectual property'

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

January 25 2012 No Commented

Angels and venture capitalists will not sign non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreements just to listen to an entrepreneur’s funding presentation, or even to read the entrepreneur’s business plan.  Serial entrepreneurs understand this and write their plans without describing the “secret sauce.”  Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just […]

The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture

April 12 2010 No Commented

The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture Derek Sivers points out a critical issue to startup companies:  Intellectual Property has LITTLE OR NO VALUE without execution by the entrepreneur and management team.  Here is his blog:   IDEAS ARE JUST A MULTIPLIER OF EXECUTION By Derek Sivers (http://sivers.org/multiply) It’s so funny when I […]