Tag Archives: Startups


Cryptocurrency Events are Marketing Avenues for ICO Startups, Here’s How

  By David Drake   Over the last two years, the popularity of cryptocurrencies has increased significantly and the technology underlying digital currencies has not been left behind. As speculation pushed the prices of Bitcoin to a peak of almost $20,000 towards the end of 2017, blockchain gained popularity. But it is not just Bitcoin that ignited the interest in […]

Top 10 Rules of Thumb for Startups

In my more than 20 years as a serial entrepreneur and investor, I have seen a few common mistakes among startups and entrepreneurs. Here are some tips to fix those mistakes: 1. Know What You Don’t Know When I visited New Zealand, I found that majority of their small and medium-sized enterprises had no board advisors at all. This is […]

5 Financing Mistakes Every Startup Entrepreneur Should Know

by David Drake   For startup entrepreneurs, knowing exactly how much capital they need to raise can be a challenge. As a result, most entrepreneurs either ask for very high or very low amounts. This  undermines their fundraising efforts. Breaking down numbers accurately can help address this problem. Accurate numbers assure investors, lenders and business owners that a good deal […]

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

  By David Drake Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment. As an angel investor and venture capitalist, I have invested in several dozen companies over the last […]