We’ve all seen it: companies that have the “it” factor, an enthusiasm and passion that lights up employees, delights customers, and shines for investors. It’s not just the company’s warmer fleece, or a more delicious ice cream, or even a breakthrough technology. And it’s so much more than just a mission statement. It’s purpose. Purpose […]
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Back in the day, a quant in finance could devise a strategy, sit back and let the money roll in while lounging about in a silk robe with a fat cigar. Such are the halcyon dreams of the contemporary quantitative finance type who finds him/herself forced to grind continuously in front of a screen in […]
A start-up valuation is an area of business where entrepreneurs are least confident. This is not unusual. Valuing a business is the area where new entrepreneurs, and many an experienced one, are least assured. It seems like a black art, with its own language and with few rules. As an example, yesterday I was chatting […]
Most successful tech businesses will raise equity finance in their scale-up journey. Usually, they’ll have several funding rounds. If you find the right investor you get the cash you need to accelerate your growth. The equity you give up is small relative to the extra business value you’ll create. You also get a new business […]
As an early stage founder have you ever read news of a capital raise and wondered how one pre-product company can raise tens of millions of dollars (implying a valuation many times that) while others (maybe yours) hear they are “too early” or would be worth a few million at most? It’s incredibly frustrating and […]
At Cambridge Capital, I get asked a lot of questions by founders. One of the most common requests: what do investors look for in a new platform company? What qualifies me to answer this question? I’ve founded four companies, starting in 1999 with a technology-based logistics company called 3Plex. I’ve been an investor in several […]
Nobel Prize laureate Paul Krugman predicts a worldwide recession this year, or by 2020
Seven of the world’s top 10 economies by 2030 will likely be current emerging markets. The prediction for a shake-up of the world’s gross domestic product rankings comes in new long-term forecasts by Standard Chartered Plc, which includes a projection for China to become the largest economy by 2020, using purchasing power parity exchange rates […]
The traditional 9–5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in. Although this may be obvious based on people’s mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact that most people hate their jobs — now there’s loads […]