Posts Tagged 'IPOs'

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 […]

What is Venture Capital?

November 23 2010 2 Commented

The following article appeared in the June 2010 issue of the Flathead Business Journal, but is no longer available online. While wealthy businesspersons have been supporting start-up ventures for hundreds of years, by investing time and money as angel investors, the Venture Capital (VC) industry emerged as investors in new businesses after World War II.  […]