May 7, 2018

Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

The startup entrepreneur is always juggling 20 balls at once. For this reason, it is often hard to not let mistakes slip through. Every additional […]
January 1, 2018

Fintech and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Software and computer engineering are creating a groundswell for what many have deemed the fourth industrial revolution. This next wave in the way companies, technologies […]
June 19, 2017

Initial Coin Offerings: Risks, Legality and Issues of ICO’s

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain ledger are changing the way companies and people transact globally. Bitcoin was the first successful implementation of a blockchain, which is […]
February 21, 2017

Why Equity Crowdfunding Has Failed to Live Up to the Hype and Expectations (and What To Do About It)

When the JOBS Act was signed in 2012 many touted its potential to significantly disrupt the traditional model of venture capital by disintermediating the process […]
February 3, 2017

Investment Dollars are Not Created Equal

No two capital sources are created equal. Like the deals they fund, capital types and capital providers have very different incentives, motives and structures. As […]
August 22, 2016

#EquityCrowdfunding for Mergers & Acquisitions: Liquidity for Business Owners?

The hype over the JOBS Act was certainly warranted. For over 70 years, the ability for private companies to have access to capital has been […]
March 31, 2016

Investment Banking Fees: The Complete Guide to Fees in Mergers & Acquisitions

Table of Contents + Introduction + Types of Investment Banking Fees + Retainer/Engagement Fees + Why Investment Banks Charge Up-Front Fees + How Much Should […]
March 10, 2016

2016 Expectations in Commercial Real Estate

Shortly after the housing market faltered, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry was also predicted to collapse. Despite price declines of as much as 40% […]
February 18, 2016

A Few Things I Have Learned From Failed Deals

I am  a big fan of deal postmortems–the time you take to assess what went right, what went wrong and how you would do things […]
November 21, 2015

Common Sources for Debt & Equity Financing

There are literally hundreds of sources available today to assist business buyers in finding the right debt and equity mix to facilitate a deal. Here […]