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Guaranteed Process: How to Get Married This Year

I’m giving a talk this weekend at Limmud NY and then in a month at Limmud FSU on "Investment Banking in the Marriage Market: Find Your Dream Spouse without the Drama". In this presentation,  I take the same standard process that works for sales, raising capital, and sourcing deals, and apply it to [...continue reading]

Next Gen Startup Financing Marketplaces

I enjoyed attending Tuesday's panel, "Innovative Marketplaces Meetup: Next Gen Startup Financing Marketplaces" Speakers: David Rose, Founder and CEO, Angelsoft Jeremy Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, SecondMarket Rob Garcia, Dir. Product Strategy, Lending Club Slava Rubin, Co-Founder, [...continue reading]

Buying private companies on marketplaces of primary and secondary interests

Congratulations to the team at AxialMarket on raising $2m from First Round Capital and Windcrest Investments. I take this as a sign that they're starting to gain traction among corporations and private equity funds, despite the fact they're threatening the lunch of lower-tier business brokers and [...continue reading]

Hedge Funds Feel Tug of Internet Matchmaking

Institutional Investor reports on a range of startups trying to create platforms for investors to connect online with hedge fund managers. Members-only Web sites with names like CapIntro.com, HedgeACT.com and HedgeConnection.com promote their online offerings as an alternative to real-world [...continue reading]

A marketplace for research

The team from AQ Research (at whose conference I'll be speaking tomorrow in London) has written a blog post about an idea I've chewed on for a while: A Marketplace for Research'. There are a number of gross inefficiencies in the current research business, and inefficiencies are usually the breeding [...continue reading]

Multisided Markets–HBS Professor Andrei Hagiu

HBS Professor Andrei Hagiu is an expert on multi-sided markets, and recently interviewed me on that topic: Market Platform Dynamics--Catalyst Conversation: Conversation with David Teten. His site requires that you submit an email address to read the article (but I should note that he doesn't [...continue reading]