I haven’t posted, tweeted, commented, attended angel meetings, or otherwise engaged in weeks. And most likely I won’t be for several more weeks, as… I’m starting a new company! It’s called FX Aligned, and it will introduce 3rd party trading desk services for institutional investors in the world’s biggest market, the $4-5 trillion DAILY foreign exchange market. And just like Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers, I’m “on a mission from God, and I’m getting the band back together again.”… Read More
Stop reading this and go straight to the wonderful article by David Skok of Matrix Partners entitledCash is King: 8 tips for Optimizing your Startup Financing Strategy.
The article covers a broad range of issues, from milestone planning to amount of extra runway required, all of which add up to THE most important startup objective: ensuring your company doesn’t run out of cash. David, incidentally, was described to me by a current TechStars company as the “highest value … Read More
I recently changed course and invested in a (unnamed for the time being) green energy-related company. I see all sorts of startups related to green energy, all of whom previously got a thumbs down. Most often the no is on the team or on capital inefficiency questions, just as in any other sector.
I had seen “X Company” present at angel meetings or conferences three times before, and I never regretted passing on them. So what changed my mind and … Read More