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Ducks and Eagles

I may have gored a sacred cow with my previous article, “Entrepreneur Gold.” Now, I’ll add some weight behind the blade: “Forget the hackneyed advice that ‘passion is the most important quality of an entrepreneur,’” I advised. “Just because an entrepreneur is...

Entrepreneur Gold

Gold is one of the most widely distributed elements on earth.  It occurs in most rocks and soils; is found in every continent; and exists in the oceans.  But “striking it rich” from prospecting is a rare event:  There are few places where gold occurs in...

The Great Communications Divide

Over the years of transitioning from an entrepreneur to an investor, I realized there is a great communication divide between entrepreneurs and investors. I was an entrepreneur starting, running, and raising capital for science and tech ventures for 11 years. When I...

How to Select the Right Deal Vehicle

There is both an art and a science to selecting the right deal vehicle to close an investment. Angel Capital Group / Appalachian Angel Investor Alliance is versed in templates for five types of deal vehicles: Convertible Note SAFE Note Revenue Share Series Seed NVCA...

Diligence by the Numbers…

Diligence is not a formality. It is not to be skipped. It is not to be glossed over with trust of a charismatic entrepreneur. As we say, “In God we trust; everyone else goes through diligence!” The reason is simple. Studies show that even 20 hours of diligence on a...

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