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The Right Way To Do A Software ROI Analysis

Feld Thoughts

Occasionally, a few of the numbers on an ROI slide are based on a previous deployment of the technology. Following is his story.

Why are the majority of angel investors focused on opportunities with large TAM?

Gust

Because of the economic realities of angel investing, not greed. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *. Invested Interests

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

Gust

This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. Image via eHow.com.

Entrepreneurs must learn to face this very difficult decision

Taffy Williams

Running a business is a strong part of an entrepreneur’s life and they develop a never give up attitude. I did all I could do!

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. 500K might be a low estimate.

The Board Before the Board

This is going to be BIG.

Board members can provide useful feedback, help to focus the founding team, and provide a network of contacts. . Unfortunately, many companies don''t get financing--because they don''t get any of the above. Sometimes, the founders lack focus to the point where they don''t even get to the point of company formation.

10 Ways to Size Your Company’s Value for Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. 500K might be a low estimate.

Here's Your Biggest, Most Expensive, Blind Spot

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs master a wide variety of skills -- and ignore this one, crucial thing. For us, money isn''t the goal. We are visionaries.

The Five Clocks Startups Live By

startupengineering

In physics, time moves in one direction. The times of our lives are marked by cycles, but also beginnings and endings. Lots of people believe that god exists outside of time. But for startups, there are five different clocks: Leaking time. Investors give startups time in the form of a runway.

What Courses Of Study Are Good For Would Be Entrepreneurs?

YoungUpstarts

Taking a course in finance and accounting will help to give you a better view of the financial aspects of running your own business.

Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

Both Sides of the Table

2: As expected at least one person accused me of writing this post because I want to see lower valuations. Raise at the top end of normal.

Constructing Pricing Strategy For Subscription Products

ConversionXL

It’s also one of the most difficult Ps of marketing for folks to wrap their heads around. Sure, these phone sells cost time and money.

Why Rand should take some money off the table

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

SEOmoz founder and figurehead Rand Fishkin wrote a typically transparent, thoughtful blog post about his struggle of whether to raise a Series B.

Entrepreneur Tools: The Returns Analysis

Secret Formula

I got an outstanding piece of advice in my first job: “Always see the world from the other person’s point of view.”.

Website Valuation Methods

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In a past life, he was a trader at an investment bank, but nowadays he spends most of his time in coffee shops browsing reddit whilst he should be working. The following is a guest post from George, who writes about the process of website investing at Wired Investors. Website Valuation: How to determine Website Value.

Walking Away From Liquidity

Seeing Both Sides

At a (pre-blizzard) conference I attended today run by Gridley & Co, this theme was reinforced, with rosy predictions of an M&A boom.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.&#. Many of my best friends have MBAs. MBA fine, but not required.

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Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

Instead, Ill share some data on the performance of Internet startups launched during in the late-1990s boom. But its not a wipe-out, either.

Tonight We're Going to Party Like It's 1999

Platforms and Networks

Instead, I''ll share some data on the performance of Internet startups launched during in the late-1990s boom. But it''s not a wipe-out, either.

Business Model Analysis, Part 3: Switching Costs

Platforms and Networks

This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list of issues entrepreneurs should consider when designing a business model. Others delve into specific issues; this one provides an overview of switching costs. from each of them.

Free Stuff! Just fill out this brief survey…

Ask the Angels

Why is it that so many marketers apparently can’t calculate the time value of money? If you want them to fill out a six-minute survey, that’s $50 of their time. If not, why would you expect any significant number of people to take that survey? The math involved is fairly simple. Yikes!).

Ten Components of Startup Valuation For Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. 500K might be a low estimate.

A Hedge or Bet? A Matter of Definition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

JP Morgans recent multi-billion trading loss reminds us that matters of risk entail a healthy dose of consideration.

The “Leo the Late Bloomer” of Business Models

Non-Linear Growth

Being the dutiful father, Leo’s father continued to watch Leo for “signs of blooming” Seeing none, he asked Leo’s mother: Are you sure Leo is a bloomer? Leo’s father eventually gave up and stopped watching Leo for signs of blooming. When he did, he turned into one heck of a tiger. An Example.

More Thoughts on MBA’s and Startups

Leveraging Ideas

I wanted to add my own thoughts since I have an MBA and know the startup space from both the perspective of a potential employee and as a CEO making hiring decisions. I believe we’re referring to a specific type of MBA and specific type of startup: the MBAs we’re discussing are non-technical and the startup is early-stage (i.e.

Lean Startup Tradeoffs

Launching Tech Ventures

It is through this process that the entrepreneur identifies which aspects of the product vision are incommensurate with the wants and needs of the customer. Closing the communication gap with the customer is critical to the success of a venture. First, the degree of exposure should be considered.

Scaling Up: When Do Unit Economics Matter?

Launching Tech Ventures

What really are these companies being valued on? There are many others, which have undoubtedly created immense value. We shall see.