Entrepreneurship

What’s Killing Your Startup? 18 Mistakes to Avoid. #5 and #6: Launching too Early… or too Late

If there is one trend that did change the shape of the entrepreneurial ecosystem these last few years it has been the lean start-up movement. The concept is straightforward: It’s the philosophy that you should validate your initial ideas (assumptions) with real-life data before you invest more time and money in your project. The premise…

Business Angels or Crowdfunding? How About a Crowd of Angels?

We are increasingly consulted whether it would be better for start-ups to assemble financial resources through crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter) or through angel investors, and how to sequence each funding mode (i.e. what should come first). However, an alternative route is to combine both modes by attracting financing through a 'crowd' of angels, or 'equity based…

Search Funds, the Asset Class Nobody Keeps Up With … so far

In April 1966 lifelong Warren Buffett friend Carol Loomis wrote an article in Fortune magazine titled: "The Jones Nobody Keeps Up With". In the article she introduces Alfred Winslow Jones and Hedge Funds to Fortune readers. She explains that Jones’ 5 year historic IRR (internal rate return) of 33.56% is 7% higher than the best…
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