Category Archives: Angel Investors

It’s the Software, Stupid. Be Different, Not Better

We’ve been following the wireless data, handset, and carrier market for many years.  Research In Motion reported quarterly results last Thursday evening, and announced that they have shipped 12.1 million Blackberry devices into their channel, but added 4.5 million new … Continue reading

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Super Angel Investments Are About Data Collection and Learning

If you want to call yourself a Super Angel, then the entry fee will be $20K per investment, and you will need to do at least one investment per month – or one per week, if you can handle it. … Continue reading

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Schlocky Crap Peddled As Investment Research. Ten Points of Suspicion

As a former Wall St. analyst, it’s easy to spot really bad research reports marketed as “investment research”.  The problem is that it’s not as easy for the non-investment layman to recognize bad investment research.  As an entrepreneur, you know … Continue reading

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Rethinking Competitive and Complementary Positioning

Who knew that 3Par was such a hot commodity? Not anyone on Wall Street or the IT research group community.  One week Dell is bidding $1.13 billion for a company valued on the NYSE for $605mm, and the next week, … Continue reading

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Will Traditional Angels Take Advantage of the Current Entrepreneurial Gold Rush?

Several months ago, we began the process of meeting with various local angels, an investment bank, a couple of local VCs, a VC fund focused on Texas ETF companies, as well as numerous startups looking for funding.  Our thesis was … Continue reading

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What Are Your Metrics?

Twitter this post By Richard Piotrowski CFA Last week, we wrote about whether your startup is focused on discovery and learning, rather than on business plan execution.  We referenced a local startup that has significantly changed its UI four times … Continue reading

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Is Your Startup Focused on Discovery and Learning?

We love the concept of disruption.   Habits are altered, patterns are modified, the world is changed.  As a Wall St. analyst, we heard this claim from a company every single day.  Unfortunately, as is the case with many buzzwords, the … Continue reading

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