Either participate in the development of a start-up ecosystem or see their most promising companies and talented human resources move to other cities where an active start-up ecosystem does exist.… Read More
Angel investors are individuals who are willing to invest in and, that is, place money into very early-stage companies This is a rational risk-taking that these individuals investors are willing to make. Typically there is a belief in the idea that this startup may have an investible idea.… Read More
This story about a startup that converted rice hulls, which are a waste product, to a high-grade, industrial additive called Silica used in the manufacture of paints and as soil nutrient.
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The cheating scandal in university admissions may well be just the tip of the iceberg. Test cheating itself has become pervasive in the growth of credentialed certifications, in areas such as computer network engineering, vendor-specific network, and data communications protocols.… Read More
Barbara, the entrepreneur met Alicia, the investor, during the first phase of a company review and qualification process. The first conversation initiated an understanding of the Ponga product, the problem being solved, the market, team, traction, all good stuff. There was great chemistry in those meetings. Barbara provides personal insights … Read More
A recent PWC MoneyTree report indicated a drop in VC funding amount and number of deals since the highpoint in 2015. Two Silicon Valley Venture Capital Managing Partners discuss the recent changes in the funding and valuation models as well as the focus on where a VC can add value. Guests are Cindy Padnos, Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures and Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director of Advance Ventures, Jim Connor is the host.… Read More