Category: Investing

A Brief History of Corporate Innovation

sk anyone under the age of 25 today “who invented the mouse?” or “who invented the graphical user interface (GUI)?” and you may get a lot of blank stares and fun wild guesses. These two inventions were the sparks that launched the personal computing revolution, and both were invented by Xerox. What a great illustration [...]

Navigating selling your startup. Panel from Lat59 Estonia

With M&A increasingly becoming the likely outcome for most startups, what are the things that you—as a founder—need to know in order to generate acquisition interest in your company, navigate to a close and how to maximize the outcome? Moderated by K.P. Reddy, The Combine (Atlanta) https://youtu.be/WVLmS0Y7Dm0

Why BuiltTech, why now? My talk at Lat59 in Estonia.

https://youtu.be/gYkvV_r47pk

Things to think about when investing in a Venture Fund.

1. You must be an accredited investor. Meeting one of the accredited investor definitions (i.e., US$200K in income or US$300K joint income with spouse for the past two years, or US$1M net worth) 2. Meet Capital Call requirements. If you commit to $250k on a 5 year investment period, that means you have to write a check [...]

“Every Angel Investor Should Have an Investment Thesis” (Part 1 of 3)

You’re an Angel investor What kind of investments have you made? What kind of investments do you want to make? Why? Talk to any successful Wall Street investor or real estate investor, and they will tell you that they have a specific investment strategy that works for them. Angel investing is no different. Angel investing [...]

7 Reasons why Family Offices are Investing in Startups

This week I was at a Family Office conference. It was a great group of family and multi-family offices. There was a great appetite for private investments and specifically early stage. 1. Active Investment- FO have historical been passive investors and allocated high-risk:high-return through classic venture funds. The trend has shifted away from investing in [...]

Start Up: KP Reddy Presents a One Day Accelerator to Get Your Business Going – July 27th, 2015

KP Reddy on Incubators, Atlanta, Capital & Lettuce – Part 2 – July 15th, 2014