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Career Advice

How does your investor make money?

So you want someone to give you $100,000? $1,000,000? How does that person or firm make money? Too often I review business plans which have a great idea, a huge market, but no viable business plan that explains how the…

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Leadership

Venture Capital Is Not All Equal

My first bi-weekly column in Inc today! Like people, VCs come in all styles, so here are 5 characteristics to consider as you interview potential investors. If you want to raise venture capital to fund your new company and your…

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Leadership

What makes a great venture capitalist

The venture capital world lost a master last week. Paul Wythes of Sutter Hill died at age 79 – he was a pioneer of the industry in California and a gentleman. Reading his obituary in Business Week I was struck…

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