Raising Capital with an Internet Go-Between
Entrepreneurs often come across finance brokers of various kinds, including many on the Internet, but I recently met Hall T Martin who founded TEN Capital in Texas. Hall T has created an organization that has been very successful in raising capital for new ventures in Texas. I forecast that we will see more of this kind of new Go-Between, elsewhere in the United States or across the globe, if TEN Capital doesn't get there first.
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Entrepreneur Who Isn't
Lost City Beneath the Sod
Stuart Wilson, 37, is a graduate archaeologist—and entrepreneur, though he might not classify himself as such. He was a toll collector when he invested in his passion: archaeological excavation. He followed a conviction that he was on the trail of a long lost major medieval city in Trellech, Wales.
Whereas he might have put a deposit on a home, or bought a sports car, he actually bought a 4.6 acre field—for £32,000 (about $40,000 at current ...
Startup Learning Opportunities
Startup learning opportunities abound. Not all of them require you going to business school to do an MBA. Many are available on line. Some are even free.
Plenty of people have business ideas and at the same time lack any notion of how to turn those ideas into a business reality. It is highly likely that, with a bit of knowledge and structure, those budding entrepreneurs would have a much better chance of success that if they launch themselves into the abyss.
Will Keyser, the Startup Owl, is a wise old bird who has done several startups himself, and helped many others see the light of day: an arboretum, low-tech communication, green retailing, online fitness among many others.