Follow me

How To Pitch An Entrepreneur And Persuade Her To Take Your Cash

strijker arjen

With the rise of a trillion-dollar crowdfunding market, angel investors bundling their investment offerings, and family offices doing more direct investments, venture capitalists are no longer the only available source for entrepreneurs seeking [...continue reading]

How and Why To Be an Angel Investor

chart

Dave Kerpen, founder and CEO of Likeable Local, just published an interview with me on Linkedin, which I've included below .  (He's the #1 LinkedIn Influencer of all time in page views, ahead of Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Mark Cuban, and President [...continue reading]

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

2676663

As the former CEO of a professional expert network, I’m a firm believer in the value of speedy access to relevant experts.  I was excited to see that GLG (formerly Gerson Lehrman Group), the industry leader, is now offering a professional network [...continue reading]

The Real Reasons Adults Love To Give Kids Sugar

495213987_22291bf493_z

The world rains sugar on my children. The bus driver offers my child bubble gum. The teachers offer a cupcake for every birthday party. The school vending machine is full of junk food; so is the one at the Y. At camp, the counselors offer [...continue reading]

You Are Leaving Money On The Table: The Secrets Of Pricing

3186783884_1912928de8_z

Oscar Wilde said that a cynic is a “a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” A startup CEO should know both. One of the most powerful levers a CEO has to impact profitability is pricing. Typically, a 1% price increase [...continue reading]

How To Disrupt The Investing Business, With Katina Stefanova (Ex-Bridgewater Management Committee)

katina

I had a conversation recently about the investing business with Katina Stefanova, who recently left Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world. I’ve always had great respect for Bridgewater, which unlike most investing organizations realizes [...continue reading]

HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein

jek-goodman-headshot-compressed-square-150x150

 I’m happy to announce that Jason E. Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures, will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY.  Jason is an experienced angel and company builder.  I’m shifting to “Chairman Emeritus” (an [...continue reading]

Georgia Tech Flashpoint Accelerator Demo Day, June 11, 2014

Untitled

For the third year in a row, ff Venture Capital is co-sponsoring the New York Demo Day for Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator, along with HBS Alumni Angels of NY.  We met Ionic Security, one of our portfolio companies, at their first Demo Day a [...continue reading]

7ads6x98y