An Appetizing Investment: Second Course
In last month’s column we turned our lens toward one of the more populist venture investment opportunities—the restaurant business.
An Appetizing Investment
An advisor recently wrote me to inquire how to best illustrate that the start-up restaurant investment his high-net-worth client was contemplating was a bad idea.
Putting a Price on a Promise
Last month, we identified the typical ranges of equity that private venture investors end up with as the result of their “seed stage” investment, and the subsequent “Series A” round.
A Great (and Surprising) Venture Investment Source
Recently, a wealth manager wrote that he was approached by one of his high-net-worth clients and asked to consider investing in the client’s new Web-based technology startup.
The Good, The Bad and Reg D
The availability of risk capital for early-stage ventures has proven itself to be remarkably resilient.
One Hundred Days of Job Growth
In the State of the Union address earlier this year, Obama acknowledged that "the true engine of job creation in this country will always be America's businesses."
The Price to Pay for Ibbotson’s Illiquidity Premium
Regular readers of this column frequently inquire as to which alternative asset classes or investment strategies may have risk-return characteristics similar to direct investments in startups.
Exits Over Outflows
Last month, I spoke on a venture capital panel at a well-attended alternative investment conference in Chicago. As the former head of alternative strategies for...
Venture Populist: Angels, Take Control of Your VC Financing With Puts and RBFs
Angel investors and their advisors must become more creative with their financing structures if they hope to avoid the same fate which Forbes magazine recently...
Venture Populist: Terms of Engagement for Private Venture Advisors
Angel and venture investors often have the option to determine to what extent they intend to contribute professionally to their new portfolio holding. Investment advisors...