Consumer Products Investment Landscape

Consumer Products Investment Landscape

I’ve been thinking about raising money for my consumer startup (BIOBLISS) and put together the infographic below to summarize my preliminary findings. What did I miss? What firms need to be added, deleted or moved?

Consumer Products Investment Landscape

Consumer Products Investment Landscape

I’ve been thinking about raising money for my consumer startup (BIOBLISS) and put together the infographic below to summarize my preliminary findings. What did I miss? What firms need to be added, deleted or moved?

Boston Marathon Explosions: Popping Our Innocence Bubble

As almost everyone is aware at this point, some person or group, for some unknown reason, exploded two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, killing three people and injuring over 140 more. Thankfully, no one in

Boston Marathon Explosions: Popping Our Innocence Bubble

As almost everyone is aware at this point, some person or group, for some unknown reason, exploded two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, killing three people and injuring over 140 more. Thankfully, no one in

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Startup Financial Model

I’ve been thinking (my wife hates it when I start a sentence this way…) that it would be helpful for non-MBA types who are doing a startup to have a basic financial model that they can copy and customize. So

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Startup Financial Model

I’ve been thinking (my wife hates it when I start a sentence this way…) that it would be helpful for non-MBA types who are doing a startup to have a basic financial model that they can copy and customize. So

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Being Steve Jobs: Which Traits Would You Choose?

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s amazing book, Steve Jobs. So how’s this for an entrepreneurial career? You help to invent the personal computer industry (Mac). You then reinvent, in succession, the animated movie industry (Pixar), the music industry (iPod

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Being Steve Jobs: Which Traits Would You Choose?

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s amazing book, Steve Jobs. So how’s this for an entrepreneurial career? You help to invent the personal computer industry (Mac). You then reinvent, in succession, the animated movie industry (Pixar), the music industry (iPod

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Shackleton Hired Entrepreneurs

Apparently this is the ad that Ernest Shackleton placed in the London papers when he was recruiting team members for his now famous failed expedition to cross Antarctica on foot. If it is authentic, then is shows that Shackleton understood

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Shackleton Hired Entrepreneurs

Apparently this is the ad that Ernest Shackleton placed in the London papers when he was recruiting team members for his now famous failed expedition to cross Antarctica on foot. If it is authentic, then is shows that Shackleton understood

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Start-up Value Proposition – Determine your Figure of Merit

As a non-engineer, the term “figure of merit” was new for me when I heard it used by the scientists on our team at Bandgap Engineering. For the uninitiated, Wikipedia defines it as: A figure of merit is a quantity

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Start-up Value Proposition – Determine your Figure of Merit

As a non-engineer, the term “figure of merit” was new for me when I heard it used by the scientists on our team at Bandgap Engineering. For the uninitiated, Wikipedia defines it as: A figure of merit is a quantity

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Would Dropbox please solve my photo problem?

After reading about how photo sharing/social app Color raised $41 million, launched a beta product that had users confused and is already in the process of pivoting, I was thinking about what really bugs me about managing my photos. I

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Would Dropbox please solve my photo problem?

After reading about how photo sharing/social app Color raised $41 million, launched a beta product that had users confused and is already in the process of pivoting, I was thinking about what really bugs me about managing my photos. I