Posts tagged VC

Nothing Beats Growth, Nothing

McKinsey did a study on startups.  They found that if you don’t grow fast, you die slowly.  I think this is true.  CB Insights also too a look at it.  Their findings lead to the same conclusion as McKinsey. One …






A Valuation Comeuppance

Is the seed and venture capital world about to go topsy turvy?  The roiling of the stock market has ripped the band aid off of the funding market.  Finally, we might be seeing Bill Gurley and Fred Wilson‘s cautionary words …






Should A Startup Raise a VC Fund?

Yesterday, Slack announced that it had raised an $80M fund.  The purpose is to invest in companies that create an ecosystem around Slack. Do you know what Slack is?  It’s a communication tool that people use inside their “team” to …






Learning Curve of Angel Investing

I have been travelling all over the midwest recently. It’s been interesting meeting all kinds of people. I am learning a lot. One of the things I am learning is that very few people understand angel investing. There is a …






Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurs

Today in the Wall Street Journal there is an opinion piece on US Industrial Policy.   There are some good points in the article which no one should disagree with.  Entrepreneurs need to be looked upon as the future of …






The Midwest and Entrepreneurs

In April of 2007 I co-founded an organization called Hyde Park Angels.  HPA funds start ups in the midwest.  People think we are crazy to try this-why compete with the coasts.  But we see opportunity.  The midwest has some really …