Venture Capital

Convertible debt with an equity kicker – these days usually a discount on the conversion price – has been a part of the venture capital landscape for as long as I have been in the space, which takes it back thirty some years. In the...

In my previous blog, I wrote about two factors that distinguish investment due diligence in seed and early stage high impact investing from investment due diligence for more established businesses. On the one hand, seed and early stage due diligence is binary – every...

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally adopted final rules for implementation of Title III of the JOBS Act, which allows companies to offer and sell its securities through the use of crowdfunding. The final rules are the culmination...

HealthMyne, Inc. has added Milton Silva-Craig, J.D., MBA to its board of directors. Silva-Craig, currently CEO of Q-Centrix, brings more than 20 years of executive management expertise in the field of healthcare IT to the board....

All businesses must labor, to one degree or another, under a certain amount of mythology. Some are general myths, such as “We’re good friends and work well together, so let’s form a partnership!” Some are more specific, such as “I’m a great cook. I should start...

Venture capital is booming again. VCs invested a total of $48 billion last year — the highest amount in a decade. The lion’s share went to software, which attracted $19.8 billion, versus just $6 billion for biotech. There are many reasons why this is the...

Notable local employer Citrix System (CTXS: Nasdaq) is looking to sell itself whole before an activist investor forces the company into the scrapyard, wire news service Reuters is reporting. Citing unidentified sources, a Reuters article said the cloud computing firm has reached out to computer giant...

It is common wisdom nowadays that a founding team consisting of 2–3 founders is ideal. Doing it solo is simply too hard. Founder burnout is an imminent possibility, and statistics are simply not on your side. Many early stage investors will tell you outright that...