I don’t love the title of this post. Because, it’s not either/or, as vs. implies. It’s both and more. However, on just about every panel I sit on, invariably, the question comes up, “What is the most important thing you look for when evaluating a company?” Overwhelmingly panelists answer team. Team is essential for […]
Investment in the cannabis industry continues to flow. According to the Viridian Deal Tracker, during the first 19 weeks of 2019, approximately $5.65B in equity and debt capital was invested in both public and private cannabis companies, an increase of +87% over the $3.01B for the same period in 2018.
One of my favorite slides in my investor deck is titled “The Pace of Social Change” which features a great graphic from Bloomberg, that is pictured above in edited form. While it’s common knowledge that government policy follows public opinion, it’s also often the case that federal laws don’t change until the states themselves respond […]
Investor Jeffrey Finkle addresses 14 points that founders must address when courting startup investors and managing the relationship.
In June of 2010, something really extraordinary happened in the world of Philanthropy. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began recruiting for what is known as “The Giving Pledge.” As many of you know, the giving pledge is a promise made by the wealthiest individuals in the world, mostly billionaires, to give away the majority of […]
With all of the devices vying for our attention, the next digital syndrome: Focus Interruptus