R. Lee Strasburger, Jr. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming review of patent damages in Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple Inc. shouldn’t be dreaded by the startup community. Within the last decade, the Supreme Court has weighed in on more… Read More
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Crowdfunding – I want to like it and support it. I really do. The Securities and Exchange Commission is finally allowing anyone (not just the rich angel investors with their private stash of capital and Venture Capitalists who invest other peoples’… Read More
Many early-stage venture capitalists and sophisticated angel investors refuse to invest in seed and early-stage ventures using convertible debt because of the associated risks.
All Those In Favor Say Aye
Those who argue in favor of using convertible debt will claim it is a fast, cheap… Read More
With the sharp decline in seed, venture and growth capital in Q4 2015, most entrepreneurs now recognize the increased difficulty of raising capital. Unfortunately, indicators also suggest a re-pricing of the startup market. In the last two years we have seen startup valuations climb… Read More
Pressure from the public markets is forcing startup valuations to dive. What started as a slow decline in software forward multiples in the public markets has now been characterized as a 57% dive from the high mark of March 2014. LinkedIn declined more than… Read More
It seems the overall sentiment is changing. In the past few days, I have read numerous headlines and wary blogs: Fear and Sadness in Silicon Valley, Somewhere Over the Brainbow: The Unicorn Window is Closing. What is going on to punctuate the perceived somber… Read More
I couldn’t help but be captured by Arun Nijhawan during my initial meeting at the site of his visionary Flatiron City. Perhaps it was the way he realistically dives into and manages plans or his humble approach to running successful projects or his… Read More
Competence vs. confidence: Which is more important for women’s success?
Women’s competence and abilities have grown more and more obvious over the last few decades. Women athletes are breaking barriers and demonstrating skill never before imagined. Women scientists are now being recognized more and more… Read More
A question that surfaces regularly when I address potential investors is, “Why should I join an angel network?” After all, accredited investors are high net worth, accomplished, confident individuals. After achieving success in their careers, why wouldn’t an angel investor set out on her… Read More
“No one should be allowed to be an entrepreneur until they’ve been an analyst first!”
That’s the comment I blurted out to fellow analysts while reflecting on my time in the Atlanta Technology Angels analyst program. The conversation stopped and I was asked to elaborate.
The… Read More