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Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
Venture Investment Needs
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Venture Investment Needs

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Interviews with various members of the entrepreneurial community regarding the idea of assisting venture investors with due diligence. …

Interviews with various members of the entrepreneurial community regarding the idea of assisting venture investors with due diligence.

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    • 1. “ Extra! Extra! Diligent entrepreneur does due diligence diligently!” Monday, October 26, 2008
    • 2.
      • Chuck the Venture Capitalist
      • David the Diligence Consultant
      • Jeff the Entrepreneur
      • Al the Angel
      • Tim the Entrepreneurship Professor
    • 3.
      • David C. Bloom
        • Consultant, Factotem
      • “ I’m ‘Mr. No’…You want to put guys like me out of business.”
      • “ I get repeat business from the same clients.”
      • “ You get what you pay for.”
      • “ But I would support your business, so you guys can join Factotem later!”
    • 4.
      • Charles L. Bisgaier, Ph.D.
        • CEO and Co-founder, Michigan Life Ventures, LLC
      • “ I can tell within five minutes of looking at a business plan if it’s worth my time.”
      • “ I want to do my own diligence to become familiar with the company.”
      • “ I could use diligence assistance with general research early on.”
      • His partner: “I would only want diligence assistance later when the research is more specific.”
    • 5.
      • Jeffrey Vicars
        • Co-Founder and President, Happliance Corp.
      • “ Don’t exclusively use young people because they carry a stigma of inexperience. Create roles that can be filled by professionals . They could be qualified young people or even retirees.”
      • “ Abby scored 2 points at her last basketball game.”
    • 6.
      • Alex Bacon
        • Partner, B2BCFO
        • Director of Finance, Tech Town
        • Angel Investor, Great Lakes Angels
      • “ We don’t need diligence done on the business plans we receive until they’re interesting.”
      • “ Angel groups would pay to have diligence performed on business plans of interest.”
      • How many plans? “1-2 per month.”
      • Pain? “Time and ability. Most have day jobs and few have diligence experience.”
      • “ There are gaps in Michigan’s venture funding continuum before venture capital…”
    • 7.
      • Tim Faley
        • Managing Director, Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
      • “ This need has existed for a while…”
      • “ In Michigan, most of the angels don’t have expertise in the new industries. They’re old money or from the auto industry.”
      • “ Consider different business models to leverage the relationships with many angel groups.”

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