Startup nightmares: Help, my VC won’t re-invest

I recently met with two very experienced CEO’s who ran into the one of the most challenging startup situations: their current venture capital investors would not re-invest in an upcoming round of financing.  Both CEO’s had previously attracted financing from venture capital firms. After several years of operations, the CEO’s knew that additional financing was… Read More

Start-Up Sale Final

Commentary: Why the ‘fiscal cliff’ is driving startup M&A

President Barack Obama was reelected on November 6th, and since November 7th my phone has not stopped ringing. Every entrepreneur, investment banker and venture capitalist is calling to sell their companies — all at once. My inbox is inundated with NDA’s and company overviews on businesses of all kinds.  The terms are all the same: “I need… Read More