U.S. company considering international investors – not so fast!

An entrepreneur I know (but who has chosen to not be part of our VentureWrench community!), struggled to raise startup…

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You OWN a Holiday and You STILL Can’t Make a Profitable Business? Really?

Early in 2019, word came that Sweethearts conversation hearts, the Valentine’s day classic, would not be available for this year’s…

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Being acquired? Make sure there is a culture match or it can end in disaster.

I was at a recent conference and I met an employee of a recently acquired company.  The acquirer was one…

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M&A Contract Tip – Don’t forget to protect your domains and brands!

Often the startup experience ends with the sale of the company.  Sometimes this is “early” in development, sometimes it is…

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How to get preferred stock in your own startup

Last week, I wrote that entrepreneurs should assume that 90% of VC-backed startups are a total loss for the entrepreneur.…

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