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Why VCs Don’t Sign NDAs and You...

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Many entrepreneurs are incredibly sensitive to sharing their billion dollar idea with anyone. The thought of sending a pitch deck to a venture firm, or even pitching their idea on stage is scary…what if someone steals the idea?! Venture capitalists obviously have the money to steal any idea, so why would you just hand them the blueprint [...]

Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and...

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Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the [...]

RAISING CAPITAL FOR YOUR VENTURE?

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Not Sure Where To Start Looking For Funding?  Let the Venture Funding Program Help You Decide! Applying to the Wayne Brown Institute’s Venture Funding Program is the 1st step in building key relationships that have the potential to connect you to the capital your venture needs. This is done through the Institute’s [...]

Exiting the Company

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Venture capitalists care a lot about the exit because they have investors as well, but they might not always care which way it occurs. Typically, exits can occur in two ways: mergers and acquisitions or IPOs (Initial Public Offerings). As an entrepreneur, make sure you have an idea of how you’d like to see an exit take place. …Watch Vid [...]

4 Utah Unicorns Make The List

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According to CB Insights, Utah has 4 Unicorns (private venture backed companies worth over $1billion). They are in order from largest to smallest: 1. Domo 2. Insidesales.com 3. Qualtrics 4. Plurasight Congratulations to these companies’ great teams and the investors who backed them.     …READ THE ARTICLE

Venture Investing In Consumer And Ret...

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Most investing markets are relatively efficient.  Early stage consumer and retail private equity markets are not. Consider this: The United States is the largest consumer goods market in the world – worth more than $400 billion. Consumer and retail accounts for roughly 20% of the US economy. The sector is going through a major disruption cre [...]

Financial Budgeting: Your Operating B...

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Developing a useful operating budget is extremely valuable, and extremely challenging. Learn the keys to building an operating budget and using it to track what is going well, and head off the things that aren’t. …Go To The Video Originally posted on Entrepreneurship.org

Venture Investing In Consumer And Ret...

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Most investing markets are relatively efficient.  Early stage consumer and retail private equity markets are not. Consider this: The United States is the largest consumer goods market in the world – worth more than $400 billion. Consumer and retail accounts for roughly 20% of the US economy. The sector is going through a major disruption cre [...]

What We Know About Startups

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A startup differs in significant ways from a big company. Be sure you understand the difference. …Watch the Video Originally posted on Entrepreneurship.org

Gameit scores $1.6M to turn mobile ad...

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As many as 82 percent of online users ignore ads. One new startup sees that as an opportunity to make mobile ads the game-based front door to shopping. Salt Lake City-based Gameit is announcing today it has landed $1.6 million in seed funding, and is formally moving its game/ad/shopping platform from beta to release. Users select a product in [...]

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