A few clarifications on startups

16.01.2019   |  Press  |  Startup
In entrepreneurs' and investors' lingo, the meaning of the term startup is pretty clear. However, after several years of business in this field, I've noticed the necessity of some clarifications, both for experienced businessmen and young people who tackle business for the first time. (more…)
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The Angel Investor in the Startup’s Ecosystem

05.01.2019   |  Startup
“Angel investor” is one of the best names in the business literature. Maybe, too good a name, to the extent that startups tend to perceive this category of investors as a solution to all problems, which is not. That is why I've tried to place it in two ecosystems. You'll find out what an angel investor may and, especially, may not be.  (more…)
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A startup’s growth stages

24.11.2018   |  Featured  |  Startup
No matter how incipient it might be, any business called startup goes through a series of stages until it reaches maturity. Once I have defined it as a venture initiative looking for a business model, the most natural classification of the stages has to do with the type of financing. (more…)
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Angel investors are not Santa. But this is good news

13.11.2018   |  Startup
If you have reached this blogpost, this means you have done your homework and you know the academic definition of an angel investor: the term originates from the financers of the plays on Broadway and refers to a person who ensures the cash flow of an incipient business usually with their own money. It sounds romantic, as in a play: a young man with a dream that might change the world is visited one night by a supernatural creature, filthy reach, who helps him make the dream come true and, of course, to change the world. However, you can figure it out that reality is actually different: (more…)
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How to Pitch an Angel Investor

13.11.2018   |  Startup
Every month, I receive dozens of financing questions or requests that are more or less detailed. Almost all have something interesting in them. However, as my time and financial resources are limited, the ideas that I plan to use are only a few every year. I am not the only professional investor who has in mind a set of criteria according to which we validate an idea. Following is a list proposed by me. When making it, I have tried to be as objective as possible. (more…)
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