Angel Investing

3 08, 2015

Why VCs Don’t Sign NDAs and You Shouldn’t Worry About It

2017-05-23T11:36:47+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|

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 [...]

6 07, 2015

Exiting the Company

2016-07-21T12:58:10+00:00 July 6th, 2015|

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 [...]

29 06, 2015

4 Utah Unicorns Make The List

2017-05-23T11:36:47+00:00 June 29th, 2015|

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

17 06, 2015

Venture Investing In Consumer And Retail: Why It’s Rare, And Why It’s About To Change

2017-05-23T11:36:47+00:00 June 17th, 2015|

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 creating incredible [...]