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On September 17, 2018 I paused new posts and podcasts to see if a big startup idea is worth pursuing. I will be pursuing that full time, so this blog is formally discontinued. The idea is curing the inability to sing on...

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Valuation [video]

Valuation of early stage, pre-revenue, high potential companies is very tricky. It’s also mysterious for many entrepreneurs, as well as for those well-versed with classic MBA techniques for valuing much larger...

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Bootstrapping Term

Garage

Many Silicon Valley startups famously started literally in the garage, meaning they were not paying rent for a fancy office at the very beginning of the company in order to preserve cash. In other places the equivalent...

Debt Term

Collateral

Some types of debt require a promise to turn over a specific asset owned by the borrower if the debt is not repaid; this asset is called collateral. Sometimes the debt and the collateral asset are connected – a truck is...

Bootstrapping Term

Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping is the use of founder financial resources, clever techniques and reinvested profits to supply a young or growing company with needed cash without turning to Other People’s Money. For more details see...

Grant Term

Deadline

Many grants have a specific deadline, the date and often the time of day by when an application must be submitted in order to qualify for a particular cycle of grant evaluations. Especially for highly competitive grants...

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