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How to create believable venture capital proformas

How to create believable venture capital proformas

By Peter Adams Rockies Venture Club Investors see wild hockey stick projections made from conservative estimates every day and they cant tell quite what to make of them. These crazy... Read More

By: Peter Adams Tuesday December 27, 2016 0 comments Tags: Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club, proformas

The two customers any startup should know

The two customers any startup should know

By Peter Adams Executive Director Rockies Venture Club There are two customers every venture-backed company must understand and build a value proposition for and those value... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday June 8, 2015 0 comments Tags: Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club

How much angel capital should a company raise?

How much angel capital should a company raise?

By Peter Adams Rockies Venture Club Startups raising angel capital should follow this rule when raising capital: Raise as much as you can AND as little as you can." Building your... Read More

By: Peter Adams Wednesday April 8, 2015 1 comments Tags: Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club

How to give a great venture capital pitch: Watch lots of pitches!

How to give a great venture capital pitch: Watch lots of pitches!

By Peter Adams Executive Director Rockies Venture Club In my job as Executive Director of Rockies Venture Club, I see hundreds of pitches every year. Most active angel... Read More

By: Peter Adams Monday March 2, 2015 0 comments Tags: Peter Adams, Rockies Venture Club

Zoom in, zoom out during the investor pitch

Zoom in, zoom out during the investor pitch

By Peter Adams Executive Director Rockies Venture Club This week I saw two companies go down in flames when they turned off investors by taking the wrong perspective in... Read More

By: Peter Adams Wednesday February 4, 2015 0 comments Tags: Rockies Venture Club

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