Posts Tagged 'startups'

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 […]

Startups Create Jobs

February 8 2010 No Commented

Startups Create Jobs Back in the ‘70s, David Birch of MIT startled the world by reporting that US government data showed the predominance of new jobs in the US were created by startup companies.  Most mainstream economists scoffed at these results, since “everybody” knows that big companies create new jobs. Over the past thirty years, […]