Innovative selling models are constrained by the law

By rickColosimo / May 13, 2011 /

Springwise recently posted about a group buying site, this time from India, that actually has a new twist: real estate. This model is a good idea for tenant-in-common real estate deals, where you could sell a small commercial office building to 10 or 20 buyers who couldn’t afford the whole building or would appreciate the…

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What investor risk profile does your company match?

By rickColosimo / February 16, 2011 /

Here’s a brief quote from an interview with an entrepreneur turned angel investor about types of startup risk: Angels will largely take a product risk (they bet on the product or idea and your ability to build it). “A” round investors or late-stage seed investors will take a market risk (they want to see the…

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Why pretend Facebook is a sure thing?

By rickColosimo / February 4, 2011 /

Dear NY Times, Please stop writing about corporate finance. Nobody who worked on this article appears to know anything about securities laws, corporate finance, reasons companies go public, or how to read past issues of this paper. Securities laws: Facebook is subject to the same fundamental law as every other company: Rule 10b5, which says…

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Simplicity vs complexity

By rickColosimo / February 3, 2011 /

Although the mind instinctively rejects all needless complexity, we shall greatly err if we fail to recognize the fact that what the mind recoils from is not the complexity, but the needlessness. G.H. Lewes, “Simplicity,” in Foundations of English Style 108, 108 (Paul M. Fulcher ed., 1927). Our vision for financial management for companies employs…

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