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What Is An Entrepreneur-In-Residence?

I’ve been EIR four times, so I get asked this question frequently. This posting on Forbes.com answers the question. See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/09/09/what-is-an-entrepreneur-in-residence/ 

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Why You Should Write Your Own Term Sheet

In this week’s post I propose a new way of thinking about talking to investors. See:  Why You Should Write Your Own Term Sheet at http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/05/29/why-you-should-write-your-own-term-sheet/

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The Four Questions

For my monthly blog post on Tech Cocktail I talk briefly about the four questions that must be asked at every Passover Seder and during every investor pitch.

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How You Get Slaughtered in a Down Round

Here is my post for this month on Tech Cocktail. The subject is a dissection of what really happens in a down round. The arithmetic is not quite as straight forward as it appears. Instead of just lowering the share price, the price is often lowered retroactively […]

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What Does an Entrepreneur-in-Residence Do?

Many people are fascinated by this question, and in my monthly post on Tech Cocktail, I’ve taken a crack at answering it.      

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Watch Out for Convertible Notes

Here is my latest post on Tech Cocktail about the hazards of financing your company with convertible notes (debt). Neil Kane

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Stand Your Ground: Life Isn’t Fair

Stand Your Ground:  Life Isn’t Fair

My post this month on Tech Cocktail is about the frustrations that we all feel, especially entrepreneurs, when things don’t go our way and we want to lash out in frustration. This hit home for me this week with the announcement of the verdict in the George […]

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Winning Business Plan Competitions is Not a Business Model

Winning Business Plan Competitions is Not a Business Model

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about my observation that many startups are spending too much time on business plan competitions and not enough time on building their business. Just last night I spoke to one company that has crushed it in the business […]

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Nanotech Takes It On The Chin

Nanotech Takes It On The Chin

Here is a link to an Op-Ed piece that Crain’s Chicago Business ran today about the unfortunate state of funding for emerging nanotechnology companies. I’d welcome your thoughts and comments…either here or on the Crain’s site. See: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130313/OPINION/130319933/sweating-the-small-stuff-why-nanoinks-failure-really-hurts  Neil Kane

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The Best Advice I Ever Got

The Best Advice I Ever Got

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about how to manage your time and maintain high levels of productivity. It’s a time-tested technique that is independent of technology. See: http://tech.co/the-best-advice-i-ever-got-2013-02   Neil Kane

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