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Technology Investing

Know Thyself

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Both founders and investors are, in many cases, paying way too much attention to reverberations within the venture echo-chamber instead of just making good, sensible plans consistent with their missions. Don't cede control of your destiny to the oscillating waves of popular thought.

What Is A Revenue Based Loan?

Fred Wilson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Revenue-based financing can be a great option for profitable companies looking for a straightforward way to raise funding without dilution, change of control, or a personal guarantee.

Speed Can Kill

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Startup funding events are processes instead of panics and fire drills. In my experience, such frenzy is seldom necessary, but for some reason there appears to be an epidemic of "This deal is moving fast; if you want in you've got to hurry." Invariably, my response to such entreaties is: No.

Who Will Back the Googles of Tomorrow?

John F. Ince | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology
John F. Ince

If an inspired entrepreneur comes to an investor with a startup plan that's truly game-changing, but the entrepreneur just isn't in the mold of the serial entrepreneurs that investors usually bet on, will the investor give them the time of day?