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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

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 great idea, plan out your vetting process first, because all…

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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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