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Archive for August 2011

Get the RED Out

Get the RED Out

Anyone who has ever been around entrepreneurs and early-stage companies knows that early-stage business projections (revenue, cash flow, profit) are overly optimistic. Experienced investors always cut them down before analyzing the company. And experienced investors also know that a top-down set of projections (such as, “We’ll get […]

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The Importance of Scaling

A watershed moment happened to me in December 2009 following a pivotal customer meeting. I was the CEO of a nanotech company and we had a meeting with our executive sponsor at a company that, at the time, was our largest customer. For several years they had […]

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Believe

Believe
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Hot and Spicy Lemonade

My first entrepreneurial venture, back in 1993, was a barbecue sauce company. The backstory is that my grandfather, before World War II, had a barbecue restaurant on the west side of Chicago. As a kid I would constantly hear from his contemporaries how great his barbecue sauce […]

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I'm Neil Kane - a serial entrepreneur who specializes in commercializing complex technologies that come out of academic research labs or federal laboratories.
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