Your (Potential) Investor's Business Model

David Lee

” - Jeff Bezos, 9/6/12, on Amazon’s business model. Different investors have different business models. Everyone runs their business differently. Different business models lead to different approaches to valuation, deal structure and diligence process. What’s their model? In each case, the valuation discussion, deal structure and process will all vary accordingly

Do You Deserve Investment Capital?

Inc Startups

In my last column , we covered the questions you should ask to help determine whether a venture capital or private equity firm is a structural fit for you. ” The issue of need versus want is a complicated business issue (and yes, I find it a challenging topic with my kids as well).

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Launching Tech Ventures

Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? Our Business Objective Theoretically, it sounds like an interesting concept but getting another company to invest and buy into it and put a sensor in there, is an extremely hard sell. Develop potential business models (B2B vs B2C vs B2B2C). Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. We’re calling this the B2B2C model.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup


Whether you are in business school, at the local bar or sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, you will find no shortage of advice as to when it’s time to sell your startup. The price offered was high for this type of business. Questionable business model.

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

While it’s flattering that someone might think I’m capable of immediately grasping all the complexities of the business instantly, it’s a bit unrealistic. If I can copy your business by just looking around, then your company isn’t going anywhere anyway.

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

You validated our business model and added huge value to our efforts. Bessemer SaaS Law #1: Your key monthly business metrics are: CMRR (Committed Monthly Recurring Revenue), Churn, and Cash flow - “Bookings” is for suckers. Small and medium businesses. (2).