Raising Capital – Capital IP (part 2 of 3)

On November 4, 2014, Plains Angels and the BrownWinick Law Firm conducted a seminar for companies preparing to raise capital.  We will be posting the three part series featuring presentations on preparing for due diligence, corporate governance, securities compliance and intellectual property issues facing companies raising capital.   Part three will feature a panel discussion by expert investors with significant experience conducting due diligence and evaluating investments.

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The BIZ has an amazing number of videos on available on a variety of entrepreneurial subjects.  Check them out in the Post Event Video section of our site.

Here are links to the entire series:

Part 1 of 3 — Due Diligence

Part 2 of 3 — Capital IP

Part 3 of 3 — Capital panel discussion

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Rubber Duck problem solving

rubber-duckHaving mentors, investors and other people you can lean on is very helpful,….. as long as you know how to get what you need from them.   That is the hard part.  That is where the Rubber Duck solution comes in.  I highly suggest you read “To get the most out of your investors, turn them into rubber ducks”    When I wrote code for a living I had a mentor that just let me talk and then kept me talking.  Pretty soon I figured out the solution for myself.  It is an amazing process.  

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SEC Rule 506(c); What Companies and Investors Need to Know

There has been a lot of comments and confusion over the changes recently made by the SEC to rule 506(c).  For accredited investors in early stage companies and for companies raising capital, there are changes that will potentially affect you.  In order to clarify these issues,  BrownWinick has prepared two documents concerning these changes. 506(c) What […]

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Terms That Do Not Endear You To Your Customer!

Be careful the terms you use.  Recently, a banker who will remain nameless lost my business using the terms “widget” and “term you out”.   Never call a company’s product a widget unless you intend to insult the company.  Second, even if you think that a loan should be converted from a line of credit […]

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“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” William Wrigley Jr

And how! With many entrepreneurial teams, there is little disagreement on the execution of the business plan.  This makes for a blind team.  While you want the team to be in agreement on where you are going strategically, you need people who think differently than you and your team members to successfully execute the business […]

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You want to do what?: A patentable idea does not a business make!

Many new to the world of products believe that a patented product is the sure road to success.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  While a patent can have value, it is only because others wish to purchase what you have invented. To obtain a patent on your invention it must be useful, novel […]

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