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Bootstrapping to Extend Cash Flow
Payne William H Bill
2/1/2006
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Bootstrapping is one way to extend existing cash and postpone the need to raise money, thus allowing the entrepreneur time to achieve milestones and raise the valuation of the company. The author provides specific ways to bootstrap your company and extend your cash runway.

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Bootstrapping Your Business
Payne William H Bill
3/1/2007
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Bootstrapping allows entrepreneurs to operate their startups with minimal investments from others, according to equity capital expert, Bill Payne. This allows entrepreneurs to postpone raising capital while their firms mature and retain ownership of their companies during that time.

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Fundability and Valuation of Startups: An Angel's Perspective
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.

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Valuation Estimator
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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A highly successful angel investor and entrepreneur identifies and puts to the test a valuation calculator tool. He finds that it works very well, thank you. By answering twenty-five questions, entrepreneurs and investors arrive at valuations that can reasonably be used as a practical guide to investing.

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Valuation of Pre-revenue Companies: The Venture Capital Method
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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This informative piece explains a well-known method that venture capitalists use to determine "post-money valuation," which is a company's valuation at the time of investment. Perhaps more important, it provides valuable insights into why the returns expected by investors are often perceived as "too high" by entrepreneurs.

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Entreprenurial Thought Leader Lecture
Patterson Anna
11/6/2008
VideoSeries Resource
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Anna Patterson is President and Founder of search engine Cuil. Her focus is on scaling architecture, tackling one of the major problems in search-the exponential growth of the Internet. Anna was the architect of Google?s large search index, TeraGoogle, that launched in early 2006. While at Google, Anna was the technical lead of one of the two Web ranking groups at Google, in charge of GoogleBase, and the manager for the core piece of Google's ad-matching technology. She joined Google in 2004 after designing, writing and selling Recall-the largest search engine in existence at the time at 12 billion pages. Anna has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a Research Scientist at Stanford University.

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Michigan venture fund raises $15 million to invest in lifescience companies
Parmar Arundhati
5/4/2011
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In medical business news, a venture fund in Michigan has raised $15 million for investment in lifescience companies. SWMF LifeScience Venture Fund plans to raise $35 million more. Read more about this lifescience venture fund’s goals.

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New healthcare businesses get ahead with Minnesota Angel Network
Parmar Arundhati
8/17/2011
Blog Resource
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Wouldn’t every healthcare business entrepreneur like to have access to business experts and a connection to investors? These are two components of Minnesota Angel Network’s new program.

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GE Healthymagination Fund looking for startups to invest in
Parmar Arundhati
5/16/2012
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Medical device startups and other life science companies are receiving funding from the GE Healthymagination Fund. Read more about how the fund works.

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Medtech VC makes case against late-stage deals
Parmar Arundhati
5/30/2012
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Late-stage deals don't have much value for one outspoken venture capitalist. Read more about the reasons for his claim.

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