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Crain's Detroit Business

North Coast builds on Dow family's legacy in venture capital | Crain's ...
Crain's Detroit Business
Hugo Braun and Lindsay Aspegren got a lot more than they bargained for when they met with Herbert Doan to get some advice in 1999 about an Ann Arbor-based venture-capital firm they would soon launch called North Coast Technology Investors LP. Doan ...

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Venture capital deals of the week
Seeking Alpha
Financial Times reported that Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) was among the investors putting at least $1B into Ofo, a Chinese bike-sharing company. Ofo has 100M dockless bikes in China and an additional 10K in other countries. Ofo's app prioritizes users paying ...


Business Insider

An early Facebook exec explains why investing in startups without meeting them is the future of venture capital
Business Insider
His plan to invest in startups sight unseen is called capital-as-a-service or CaaS, a play on the name of the cloud-based software (software-as-a-service) that has transformed the tech industry. When CaaS is eventually released to the public – slated ...

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The Princeton PhD Program Dropout Hacking Venture Capital
Venture capitalists get plenty of good press -- but it's hard to figure out how much money they're making for their investors. That may be because you'd be better off putting your money in an S&P 500 index fund than giving VCs 2% of your investment ...


Entrepreneurial Readiness
Many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but only those that combine them with the true ability to lead a business end up triumphant. This self-assessment survey evaluates your personal readiness level as an entrepreneur.

Risk Readiness
All new venture capital opportunities have a certain amount of risk, some more than others. This tool identifies the amount of risk in a venture or start-up seeking venture captial based on the circumstances, requirements and features of the business model.

Venture Readiness
In order to get the venture capital you need to launch your business, you need more than just a good idea.  You need to be thoroughly prepared and this tool does just that by walking you through steps necessary for a successful venture.

Business Plan Readiness
This tool allows you to see your business plan through the eyes of an investor.  Along the way, it will point out important areas that must be addressed to meet expectations and help you identify areas that need improvement.

One of the first things you need to know about your new venture is how much it is worth and what percentage will you be giving to an investor in the event they decide to invest in your company. This tool will tell you the value of your company so you don't give away too much ownership.

Capitalization Tables
This cash-on-cash analysis provides a sophisticated method for analyzing the founders and investors percentage of ownership, equity dilution, value of equity in each investment round, and optimal rounds needed to reach an IPO.


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