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Can you guess where the follow startups were founded-- GameStop, Woot, Words with Friends, SOFTLAYER? Probably Silicon Valley, right? No. How about Boston? Wrong again. I'll give you a hint: it's the fourth largest media market in the country, home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and boasts two major airports, serving as headquarters for two major airlines. Sounds like a pretty good place to start a company, right? Dallas, and the surrounding area called the "Metroplex", sure thinks so and it wants you to start thinking so as well. On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the emerging startup scene in Dallas. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found here.
The structure of EDN consists of three service providers. Loan and Political Risk Insurance Originators (Originators) serve as local service providers to micro, small-medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help develop the OPIC application package, refine marketing strategies, and draft or enhance business plans. Financial institutions serve as Designated Lenders to establish OPIC-backed lending facilities that are used to make loans to MSMEs or their affiliates for projects in OPIC-eligible countries. EDN Advisers are specialists in particular business sectors and geographic areas throughout the world and assist OPIC in credit underwriting and due diligence on OPIC-funded loans.
This article isn't about PowerPoint but about a much more useful topic: Which questions should an entrepreneur answer in a funding pitch? A veteran VC who's suffered through countless poor business pitches, Brad Feld blames inadequate content--which PowerPoint delivers much too easily.
When it comes to angel investors, who’s wearing the wings isn’t as important as what’s under the halo.
This well-written article gives practical advice on how to think about acquisitions and five no-nonsense tips on how to do them productively for all concerned.
In the healthcare business landscape, there's plenty of healthcare investing happening. However, there are still medical problems that could benefit from more investment. Read more about them.
Landing an angel investment takes a special approach. Learn from the advice of those who've tried and succeeded at lining up angel investors for their healthcare businesses.
Social responsibility is a driving force for Jim Kenefick, both in business and in how he gives back.
Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.
Thinking about venture funding for your growing business? A VC lays out the steps and provides typical expectations on valuation.
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