Peter Adams

Looking for angel or venture capital? Go big or go home

Looking for angel or venture capital? Go big or go home

By Peter Adams The first "go/no-go" decision that investors make when looking at your deal may be "how big can this get?" There are a lot of great small businesses that can... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday January 12, 2015 2 comments

Raising venture capital? Make sure your company is ready before you pitch!

Raising venture capital? Make sure your company is ready before you pitch!

By Peter Adams The main reason companies that have been screened and approved to pitch to angel groups do not raise capital quickly is not that the company isn't any good - it is... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday December 15, 2014 0 comments

The Venture Capital Business Plan

The Venture Capital Business Plan

By Peter Adams Venture capital and angel investing involves making decisions about companies with relatively little information and high degrees of uncertainty. There is... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday November 3, 2014 1 comments Tags: angel investing, Peter Adams, venture capital

Angel investors and entrepreneurs need a balance of power

Angel investors and entrepreneurs need a balance of power

By Peter Adams Rockies Venture Club Venture capital investments are extremely risky, and over the years a balance of power in negotiating deals has gradually evolved that leads... Read More

By: Peter Adams Tuesday October 7, 2014 3 comments Tags: angel investing, Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club

Don't go for the 'smart money'

Don't go for the 'smart money'

By Peter Adams Executive Director Rockies Venture Club Sometimes going for the "smart money" is just plain dumb. A company recently came to me looking for investors and they... Read More

By: Peter Adams Thursday September 4, 2014 0 comments

Why your venture capital proforma should look like a hockey stick

Why your venture capital proforma should look like a hockey stick

By Peter Adams Investors hate to see overly optimistic proformas, just as much as they hate to see projections that don't show sufficient returns to make the investment worthwhile. A good... Read More

By: Peter Adams Wednesday July 9, 2014 0 comments

What industry is innovating 100 percent?

What industry is innovating 100 percent?

By Peter Adams Executive Director Rockies Venture Club While some industries are slow to change and others are changing rapidly, I had the opportunity to see an industry with 100... Read More

By: Peter Adams Tuesday June 3, 2014 0 comments Tags: Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club

Help Colorado entrepreneurs and "Follow Colo"

By Peter Adams  Rockies Venture Club Executive Director How can the Colorado entrepreneurial community help to ensure that Colorado is more than just a "flyover state" for venture... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday May 5, 2014 0 comments