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What Are Investors Looking For?

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
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As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three panelists represented “Investors of […]

Female CEOs get only 3% of venture capital money

One of the study’s coauthors, Candida Brush of Babson College, pointed out that there’s nothing indicating men are more capable of running successful businesses. Brush said they ran an additional test comparing the companies with female CEOs (there were 183) to companies in similar industries run by men. They found that the women CEOs were equally as likely to stay in business and have a positive exit as their male counterparts. Read more >>

Women-led U.S. startups attract just fraction of venture money

In the new study, researchers examined nearly 7,000 U.S. companies that received venture capital between 2011 and 2013. They then identified companies with women on their executive team.
Just why women-led companies were recipient of less venture capital raised questions about the industry’s inner workings, said co-author Candida Brush, a professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College in Massachusetts. Read more >>

“What Grinds My Gears” Investor Edition

There are many great resources about what you should do as a presenter pitching your startup to a group of investors. I decided to take the opposite approach, offering advice on what not to do as a presenter. We polled several prominent investors across the Boston area about “What Grinds Their Gears” as an investor hearing startup presentations. As a startup founder, please keep these tips in mind when presenting to investors and use their guidance to help perfect […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Law

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
David Powsner
Earlier in March, the Boston Harbor Angels held an Intellectual Property (IP) and Patent Law Workshop at Nutter, a sponsor of Boston Harbor Angels. David Powsner, a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department, and a member of Boston Harbor Angels, facilitated the session. Powsner shared the different types of intellectual property, questions to ask when it comes to IP and resources for further investigation.
Intellectual property […]