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Small biotech companies may have the feeling that venture capital firms are avoiding small life sciences firms like the plague. But maybe not for long -- if Washington has anything to say about it.
It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check. As Congress formalizes a sweeping crowd funding bill, it's time to get your ducks in a row.
A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
Ashwin Navin is the President and Co-Founder of BitTorrent, Inc. He joined Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, in 2004, moving from Yahoo! where he was an influential member of the company's Corporate Development
group. He possesses extensive experience in structuring and negotiating acquisitions, partnerships and alliances in the tech industry. While at Yahoo!, Ashwin was responsible for M&A, divestitures and company strategy in the U.S. and
key global markets such as India and Korea. Before Yahoo!, Ashwin worked with Wall Street powerhouses Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and research analyst. Ashwin earned a dual B.A. from Claremont McKenna
in Government and Economics.
Looking at ways to do a public offering, the founders of a biotech company chose a reverse merger, an alternative public offering that ultimately provided the company with access to more funding sources and higher valuation.
Billing and collecting your accounts receivable (A/R) in a timely manner is key to optimizing cash flow and you need to have a way to monitor A/R at least on a weekly basis.
Collecting payment from clients is a matter of negotiating terms in advance, separating collection and business functions, and keeping internal accounting systems in order, according to this straightforward article. Advising business owners to "walk the walk and talk the talk" of accounts receivables, the author lays out a comprehensive plan for the daunting task of getting bills paid without alienating clients.
As a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Dana Mead supports entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to make major impact through life science technologies and ventures. In this lecture, Mead talks about Venture Capital, offering great insights about Silicon Valley and life as a venture capitalist.
For small- and mid-size companies, offering stock directly to the public without an underwriter can be a successful way to raise public money. This article provides an introduction to what is involved in a direct public offering, and describes the pros and cons of this approach.
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