Archive | September, 2011

Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle

The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. As I was reading about it recently, it occurred to me that the concept relates directly to how investors see startup opportunities and potential success as well, at least those with technology […]

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Don’t Let Paranoia Dampen Your Startup Spirit

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 upon us, and the recent financial woes, there seems to be a growing population out there worried about all the people and companies watching to hurt them. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize it as an opportunity, and go the extra […]

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Just Say No To Capped Convertible Notes!

Speaking at an angel investors conference last week I took a bold stand and begged the attendees to say no to capped convertible notes. It may seem an odd thing to take a stand against. Sure, take a stand against racism, homophobia, cilantro, but uncapped notes? What's the big deal? That may well be the […]

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