July 31, 2014

Is downside risk mitigation important to investors?

Over the years I have learned that my assumption that all investors seek to minimize downside risk is just plain wrong. For example, venture investors want to ensure their capital has a chance at generating out-sized returns. They have limited resources (time and money) to make the best investments as possible. Mitigating downside risk doesn’t [...]

You aren’t the only who can or are doing whatever you are doing. . .

Lots of entrepreneurs spend a lot of time telling investors they are the only ones who can do this or that particular thing. While other entrepreneurs explain how their method or model is better than all of the other methods or models. Polite investors just sit back and hold their tongues as they recount how [...]

Capital Factory Demo Day!

Today is Demo Day at Austin’s Capital Factory. The event runs through 3PM and features five startups including: Hurricane Party – a location-based social networking application that helps users create, manage and discover events that are relevant to them. RecycleMatch – an online market for waste and recyclables that helps companies make waste a resource. [...]

Entrerpeneurship Survey Request

Take a moment to fill out this LONG survey about entrepreneurship in Texas: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22B3CUQDYM8 Together with our co-sponsors, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the Houston Technology Center, the Rice Alliance, and IC2 at UT Austin, [...]