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Michael Gonnerman Inc

Should I pay commissions to a venture capital group offering to raise money for me?

"A venture capital group has offered to raise $3 million for our company by selling 20% of the business. That's a valuation of $15 million for the whole company, which I think is absurd, but they'll work entirely on commission (15% of whatever they raise), so I can't see any downside. Am I missing something?" Mike: Very little about this deal passes the sniff test. First of all, true venture capital firms don't charge finders fees for making investments: They expect to make their money from … [Read More...]

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MESH Interactive Agency

Company Spotlight   MESH is a digital marketing, PR and technology agency that creates strategic and innovative brand opportunities that amplify reputation and evolve businesses. We are an agency made up of strategists, creatives and technological whizzes. We influence the growth of … [Read More...]

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Android Web Traffic Distribution: Samsung, LG See Quarter-over-Quarter Gains

Two and a half years after launching its first Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is expected to unveil its first smartphone on June 18, 2014. Usage statistics point to the company already having made a sizable impact in North America on the strength of its existing tablet offerings, but becoming the market … [Read More...]

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Michael Gonnerman Inc

Should I pay commissions to a venture capital group offering to raise money for me?

"A venture capital group has offered to raise $3 million for our company by selling 20% of the business. That's a valuation of $15 million for the whole company, which I think is absurd, but they'll work entirely on commission (15% of whatever they raise), so I can't see any downside. Am I missing something?" Mike: Very little about this deal passes the sniff test. First of all, true venture … [Read More...]

Ray Lindenberg

Same-Day Delivery Drones: Yet Another Foolish And Dangerous Pursuit

Some modern day business innovators are either getting bored or losing their minds. First there were the ‘Driverless Cars’ project that Google’s going gaga over, as a feature that will improve society and allow people to become more real-time productive. in fact it’ll put millions of innocent people at risk each day because of unreliable technology, other irresponsible drivers and car maintenance … [Read More...]

Thomas D. Davidow - www.tdavidow.com

What can we learn from the Demoulas debacle?

The solution involves more than one discipline. The Arthur S. family has a right to feel betrayed by Arthur T.’s family. According to "The History of Market Basket" on the company's own website, (http://www.mydemoulas.net/history/) their respective fathers, George and Telemachus ("Mike") Demoulas had promised each other that they would provide for one another's families if either of them died. … [Read More...]

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