Commentary

A recent survey by TargetX, an email marketing firm, indicated that 13 percent of their respondents said they’d take their business elsewhere if they don’t receive a response to email within one hour. 15 percent said they were willing to wait up to three hours....

In these challenging financial times, good relationships with shareholders are more important than ever. Maintaining a positive relationship with current investors is especially critical because they could very likely be the best source for leading a company’s next round of financing....

Over the years I have watched many people succeed and some fail at starting new businesses. As they begin to define their ideas on “how and why” the world needs their new product or service, certain personality characteristics begin to emerge regarding how they approach...

Those who attended the BIO2003 Conference in Washington D.C. two weeks ago no doubt had an eye opening experience. First, it was attended by over 16,000 people from around the world and second, because it was filled with dignitaries such as President Bush, Secretary Tommy...

Investing in technology can be highly unpredictable these days, but investing in biotech can be particularly devastating for your portfolio unless extreme caution is used. The odds are stacked against a company going from a great idea to actually making money some eight-plus years later....

For most of this series, I’ve discussed issues associated with start-up financing, especially for tech companies. One key issue in tech investing is the potential growth of the venture. It’s obvious, but worth restating: companies must grow extremely fast to generate the returns sought by...

Wisconsin Delegation Reports Success at BIO 2003 More support is needed from state’s biotech community ...

MADISON, WI- We spend a fair amount of time in Wisconsin celebrating the quality of our scientific research--and with good reason. Institutions such as the UW-Madison, the Marshfield Clinic and Milwaukee's medical and engineering centers churn out world-class ideas....