The mantra of ideas being worthless can be heard from all corners of the globe. Venture capitalists back founders and not ideas. As mentioned in another blog, in 2009, the entrepreneur and author Seth Godin got the nine of his alternate MBA students to come up with 111 ideas each →
Think about all the vagaries of running a high-technology venture – as executive leaders you need to be setting the →
Thanks to the team at Internet Deal Book for putting together this fantastic report which details the more than 400 Technology Investments and Acquisitions Globally for each Sector for 2014. The report is organised by Sector, has the investors, company and has a link to a background story for each deal →
© Ian Andrew Maxwell Introduction For almost twenty years now I have been ‘enduring’ board meetings. This is a phenomenon that is rarely discussed by those of us that regularly sit on boards; most of us just silently ‘suck it up’. For some people, e.g. independent board members, a board →
Photo Credit – Steve Jurvetson Ed: The backstory to this photo is at the bottom of the page. Congratulations, so you’ve found an investor interested in investing in your company? What next! Paul Miller, corporate partner from Deutsch Miller a boutique law firm with experience in London and Sydney working with investors, venture capital →
I sense the nuclear winter of startup funding in Australia is finally thawing. In the last few months we have had a number of funds and investors actively launching pitching events and promotions and are actively chasing deals and trying to generate deal flow. Even back in the dot com boom I →
Photo by EWFTT There is a fundamental paradox in the startup world: A lot more founders try to raise money than successfully do. But for those that do, they raise on incredibly friendly valuation terms relative to other areas of the business world. The reason is growth and it’s useful →
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Written by John Doerr the legendary Venture Capitalist who invested $12m into Google which became $3 billion a few years later.
He also invested in Amazon, Intuit, Zynga, Compaq, Netscape, Macromedia, Symantec, Sun & dozens of other companies.
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