Yesterday, I wrote a short post on the type of conferences I like. Dan Rua from Inflexion Partners in Florida just wrote a long summary of the 2007 Florida Venture Capital conference which is nice additional perspective on these types of conferences.
Question: How focused and exact should an early stage startup be in talking about the path their business will take? Does an approach of “We could take the business in X,Y or Z direction” have more or less appeal than “We are focused on doing exactly X and targeting consumers of Y and Z demographic.” […]
I’ve been slow answering your questions recently (Jason has been much more diligent, but then you’d expect that since he’s an ex-lawyer.) My backlog is now 50 questions, but I’m not daunted by that at all – really. Today’s question is “Which industry events are a must attend, if any?” I generally dislike conferences, so […]
Question: For an entrepreneur, when should a lawyer be introduced into the conversation when dealing with Angels and / or VCs? Our Take: This depends a on whom your lawyer is and also who you are. From your question, my assumption would be that you aren’t perfectly comfortable with how your lawyer will “play” in […]
Will Price from Hummer Winbald has today’s Great VC Blog of the Day up titled Isolating Causality: Bad Market or Bad Company. He could have titled it “Isolating Casualty” (that’s how I read it the first time.)
Question: What’s the position of the VC community in general (and yours in particular) with regards to startups with non-resident alien founders having no work permits in the US, but having valid business visas to enter US at any time? Our Take: We can’t speak for the entire VC community on this topic (but would […]