Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
With financial headlines dominated by the recent declines in the stock and bond markets, a creeping sense of economic foreboding has entered into the thought and decision-making processes of managers across the corporate spectrum.
Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The recent stock market correction, mostly triggered by both the perception and reality of a burgeoning credit crunch in the real estate sector, has driven most media coverage regarding the robustness (or lack there-of) of the overall investment markets. For managers of emerging and middle market companies, the questions that naturally are a) is this credit crunch real and will it continue and b) how will it affect their access to capital -- both debt and equity?
Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
If history is any guide, last week's stock market correction, driven by liquidity concerns in the real estate sector, may signal (counter-intuitively, perhaps) continued strong activity in the emerging and middle market company investment arenas. Here's why:
Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
A feature story in this week's Fortune Magazine presents the case that we are right now living in the greatest global economic boom ever. A few salient statistics from the article drives the point home:
Written by Jay Turo on Monday, April 9, 2007
Recently I attended an iBreakfast event in New York City. The featured speaker was Roger Aguinaldo, an M&A expert from M&A Advisors. Roger posed a question to the audience regarding the best sources of capital for a startup.
People shouted out their answers. Venture capitalists. Friends and Family. Angel investors. Banks. Etc. Etc.
While Roger wrote all of these answers on the board, he said that each of these answers weren't in his top three places to get initial investments.
Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, April 3, 2007
A question recently came up regarding whether a founder can re-pay themselves for some of their initial investments in their business once an outside investment is achieved.
Written by Jay Turo on Tuesday, March 27, 2007
According to the 2006 Angel Market Analysis released yesterday by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, in 2006, the angel investor market experienced steady growth. Total angel investments reached $25.6 billion, which represents an increase of 10.8 percent over 2005. According to the study, 51,000 entrepreneurial ventures received angel funding in 2006, a 3 percent increase from 2005.
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