What is “Smart Money”?

Of course as they say all money is good. BUT, is it really? Have you ever experience being married to the wrong investor?

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My trip to Boulder, CO

I'd been wanting to take a trip to Boulder for a couple of years but never found the time before. This changed when I met Brad Feld in LA in December '12 and was struck by his genuine interest to help "everyone"!! So when I took him up on his offer  to help do intros …

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Startup lessons from Humpty Dumpty!

I watched the movie "Puss in booths" today for second time.  I needed a break from work and a funny movie is always on top of my list for this. Other that the amazing production of the movie and performance of Antonio Banderas this time I started seeing similarities of Humpty's life with of startup founders. …

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Building a Vibrant Startup Community in Orange County

I recently had the pleasure to meet Brad Feld in Los Angeles and read his new book Startup Communities which provides an excellent roadmap for building startup communities from the ground up.  The book is based on his experience as one of the leaders of the Boulder startup community so it's not hypothetical, which is important for …

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Startup success stats

In 2009, the estimated 29.6 million small businesses in the United States: Employed just over half of the country’s private sector workforce Hired 40 percent of high tech workers, such as scientists, engineers and computer workers Included 52 percent home-based businesses and two percent franchises Represented 97.3 percent of all the exporters of goods Represent 99.7 percent of …

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