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You’re on your own

August 3rd, 2022 •

I didn’t get it before either. I had an investor, a co-shareholder, a partner in my company. I put everything I had to the company. All my time, all my money. I pledged my house, gave up my salary. But in hard times, it was not enough. I went to my investor, and I expected them to provide some much-needed money, because he had the cash. And he surely wants to save his previous investment, right?

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Praise of COVID

April 23rd, 2021 •

Our portfolio spans from building materials to pharmaceuticals, from robotic process automation to shared bikes. The way the pandemic hit our companies varies wildly. Some got propelled to new heights, some are practically unaffected and few are being pulled under.

The one about pets

October 17th, 2020 •

Most of our startups have tech background and when we are considering a new investment, my time comes and we chat with the CTO of the object of our interest about IT. I am trying to get a feel if the company can scale – both the team and technology.

You’re on your own

August 3rd, 2022 •

I didn’t get it before either. I had an investor, a co-shareholder, a partner in my company. I put everything I had to the company. All my time, all my money. I pledged my house, gave up my salary. But in hard times, it was not enough. I went to my investor, and I expected them to provide some much-needed money, because he had the cash. And he surely wants to save his previous investment, right?

Brand Embassy Story Through the Eyes of an Investor

May 24th, 2019 •

Brand Embassy is now part of NICE. We sold our stake, the money is in the bank and everyone, including the buyer (NICE stock performance post announcement jumped considerably), is celebrating.

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Take care, people!

April 6th, 2022 •

Well-being is becoming more and more frequently discussed. It is a new trend!

Contracts

August 10th, 2021 •

Nobody likes to read contracts (except myself, but other people have weird hobbies too, right? … someone keeps poisonous spiders, I read contracts). Tens of pages of boring text and contrived sentences, written in a language few understand.

Why startups fail

August 3rd, 2021 •

Every day, hundreds, if not thousands of startups, are founded. Most of them won’t make it into a real company. Often not because there was not a good idea at the beginning or the customers did not want to buy the product or service. The reasons are often quite prosaic.

M&A advisors – Price

June 29th, 2021 •

I know, I know, I am taking my time with finishing the series. Sorry! Maybe it would be easier for you to get a professional investor, who will do all that for you 🙂

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