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Bankers or Brokers? For Favored Firms, VCs Invest More than Dollars Bankers or Brokers? For Favored Firms, VCs Invest More than Dollars
By Emily Pahnke, Ji Youn (Rose) Kim, Michael Howard and Warren Boeker Venture capitalists bankroll invention, but is signing checks the only contribution they make to the world of innovation? Our Read More... Read More...
Author: Emily Pahnke
Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering
In 2003 Noam Wasserman introduced the term “Paradox of Success” to describe how software company founders were more likely to be replaced as their startups attracted more capital or went Read More... Read More...
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
Perhaps no other family is more synonymous with both capitalism and philanthropy than the Rockefellers. The family ’s fortunes in oil have made it possible for them to invest in initiatives that Read More...
Category: Interviews
Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms
New venture capital firms must make a variety of strategic decisions about market positioning and relationships with the entrepreneurs in their portfolio. One choice VC firms must make is whether to Read More... Read More...
Author: David Hsu
Are Business Plans Really Necessary? Are Business Plans Really Necessary?
For a new venture, a business plan is an essential part of attracting investment and ensuring success.  Or is it? In this spirited discussion, reminiscent of "Point/Counterpoint," Eapen Chacko Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Of Wine & Sharks: When Entrepreneurs and Investors Clash Of Wine & Sharks: When Entrepreneurs and Investors Clash
Shark Tank is a popular resource for many entrepreneurship educators. While a number of outstanding episodes can be used in the classroom, a two-episode arc focused on Copa Di Vino -- a winery that Read More... Read More...
Author: Lou Marino
A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich
More than 20 years ago, Steven Aldrich showed the Mosaic Browser to his father, noted entrepreneurship professor Howard Aldrich.  It was a time when Steven was imagining a future in helping Read More... Read More...
Category: Interviews
Turning Good Business Presentations Into Great Ones Turning Good Business Presentations Into Great Ones
We've all seen a presentation, sales pitch or TV commercial that really struck home. Whether it made us laugh, think or cry (or something in between), powerful messages with the right Read More... Read More...
Author: Joan Moser
The Harrowing Journey of Finding Investors The Harrowing Journey of Finding Investors
Entrepreneurs are generally far more interested in creating a product or service and getting it to market than the tedious and often humbling process of obtaining funding.  Yet, finding the Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Linda Hall
Cabbies and Capital: Migrants are Re-shaping the Developing World Cabbies and Capital: Migrants are Re-shaping the Developing World
Let’s not bury the lead: Today, the richest, most daring and influential group of venture capitalists in the world are migrants from developing countries. That’s right, migrants -- the cabbie Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Paul Vaaler

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