The power of equity

Equity is the currency that makes the world go around. Let me explain this statement in the context of companies using equity capital to grow, scale, and ultimately monetize the business. Companies report equity in the form of paid-in founder capital, investor capital, retained earnings, and converted debt capital, which lenders may own out of a conversion event.The important point is not that…

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Why Angel Investors Might Not Be For You

There is hardly a week that passes where I don't receive numerous inquiries about using "Angel" investors to finance early stage companies. I entered the phrase "Angel Investor" into Google and received almost 6 million returned searches comprised of everything ranging from individual investors to various groups, clubs and syndicates purportedly looking for deals, to investment portals where…

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Venture Capital Prefers US Market

Venture Capital firms talk a good game when it comes to internationally diversifying their portfolio, but how aggressively do they really seek offshore investment opportunities? According to a recent study published Deloitte & Touche and the National Venture Capital Association apparently not very often. It seems that VCs feel that domestic investments are more attractive when contrasted to…

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital

  Based upon numerous requests from N2Growth Blog readers and subscribers I will be publishing my advice and opinions in answer to your questions each Monday in a new series creatively named: "Myatt on Mondays". Any questions related to the topic of business in general (Branding, Finance, Leadership, Talent Management, Marketing, Sales, PR, Strategy, etc.) are fair game. While I will do my…

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