Flow

What’s Your Story? Pitch Deck Flow

Competent entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms of what the product does. Good entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms of their customer and their market. Funded entrepreneurs can pitch their company in terms that an investor can … [Read More...]

Flow

What’s Your Story? Pitch Deck Flow

Competent entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms of what the product does. Good entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms of their customer and their market. Funded entrepreneurs can pitch their company in terms that an investor can … [Read More...]

Cookin’ Without Gas (It’s Official)

Update: Well, it is official. My internal combustion engine car, a trusty companion for the last 14 years, has been sold, and I have a confirmed Vehicle Production Order for a BMW i3. It is supposed to be built on March 12th and arrive with the first … [Read More...]

Boston Rocks

Boston: Startups At Work

When I think of Boston as a start-up community I am reminded of the beer commercial - though in this case, it might be "tastes great, less hype." There is an absolute hive of activity going on here - great start-ups, great schools, vibrant investor … [Read More...]

Greatest Hits

Flow

What’s Your Story? Pitch Deck Flow

Competent entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms of what the product does. Good entrepreneurs can explain their company in terms … [Read More...]

books

Fool Born Every Minute – So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur (Inc. Column)

I've been contributing a column at Inc. Magazine devoted to the topic of de-mystifying angels and the early-stage investing process.  A … [Read More...]

pan_WallStreet_37361

7 Reasons Why Angel Investing Became Serious Finance (Inc. Column)

I've been contributing a column at Inc. Magazine devoted to the topic of de-mystifying angels and the early-stage investing process.  My … [Read More...]

мужик

Why Should I Sweat My Executive Summary?

I've written about the importance of keeping a pitch deck lean, and about the importance of practicing your delivery, about what it should … [Read More...]

SlideDeck

Pitch Deck Basics

Creating and delivering a great pitch requires both using the right building blocks and putting them together properly. I cover the more … [Read More...]

Product Market Fit

Market > Team?

A really smart investor I know named Tom Huntington (who blogs at On Strategy & Execution) likes to make the point that, in a lot of … [Read More...]

Sunpower Solar Panel

The Solar Project – Table of Contents

In the Fall of 2011 we began the process of converting our house to net-zero solar power.  I decided to blog about the project as we went … [Read More...]

Crowdfunding

Some Perspective on SEC Rule 506(c)

What, exactly, are the new general solicitation rules?  And what, in simple terms, do they mean? Everyone is saying the same thing since … [Read More...]

Dave McClure – Angel Video Interview Series

[This post is part of an on-going series of video interviews with members of the start-up community - see a list of links to the full series … [Read More...]

Naval Ravikant – Angel Video Interview Series

[This post is part of an on-going series of video interviews with members of the start-up community - see a list of links to the full series … [Read More...]

More Greatest Hits Posts

Where to Find Me: Events I’m Speaking At or Participating In

  1. Judge; New Venture Competition At HBS

    March 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Panelist re Advisory Boards for www.SheStarts.co

    March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Panelist re Funding Women Led Businesses

    April 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Angel Capital Association Annual Meeting

    April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Panelist re The Business and Law of the Innovation Economy

    May 1 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Green

Cookin’ Without Gas (It’s Official)

Update: Well, it is official. My internal combustion engine car, a trusty companion for the last 14 years, has been sold, and I have a confirmed … [Read More...]

Solar panel installation

SolarCity: Better Than Nothing

I'm torn about this distributed solar electricity sales craze. The New York Times recently ran an article about how Wall Street is going nuts over … [Read More...]

Residential Solar

The Secret to Solar

The NYTimes Magazine recently published a piece about solar that did such an excellent job of pinpointing the problem as a business model problem … [Read More...]

Solar Installation

365 Sunrises

[This post is part of a series about our net-zero residential solar project - see a list of links to the full series here, a list of frequently asked … [Read More...]

More Green Posts