If investing in successful companies was easy, everybody would be doing it. In fact, investing in businesses successfully isn't just a complicated endeavor. Its one on which even the pros don't always agree on the right approach.
Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:
He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.
He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.
No matter how ideal the concept of angel investments sounds, it really all boils down to whether or not a startup will make an investor money.May 23, 2016 214 Shares
The classic angel investment model might not be working so well anymore. Fortunately, there's a new more effective model for angel investing -- and Scott Shane has the details.May 19, 2016 71 Shares
You're raising funds for a new venture however when you finally connect with investors, the valuation they give your new company seems a bit too low to you. But hold on there, says Scott Shane. Before you say 'no' to the money, consider a few things first.May 16, 2016 245 Shares
Investors in areas where startup funds are lacking should consider a "give first" mentality. More can be gained if you invest without only concerning yourself what's in it for you.May 12, 2016 239 Shares
Are you building an app for your business? It can be an excellent strategy in a world in mobile rules. But a word of warning. Avoid inviting your cherished customers to download your shiny new app until you've done a bit of testing firstMay 9, 2016 184 Shares
When deciding whether to go with the vitamins or the pain killers, in this instance, the pain killer was the better choice, metaphorically, of course.May 2, 2016 202 Shares
Here are four reasons why a promising startup company should consider pulling up stakes and heading to Silicon Valley or where the entrepreneurial ecosystem is more prosperous.Apr 25, 2016 377 Shares
If you are looking at your options for financing your new business and want to find an angel investor, these tips will help guide you to that goal.Apr 21, 2016 285 Shares
New data from the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute reveals which U.S. cities are hotbeds for spending at small businesses. Big metro areas, like New York City, lead the way.Apr 18, 2016 237 Shares
Is your small business or startup looking to connect with an angel investor, take this first-hand advice on what an angel investor looks at as a good investment.Apr 14, 2016 387 Shares
How have the number and size of venture funds changed since the Internet 1.0 bubble of 2000? Scott Shane compares the VC landscape now to the world before the bubble. The results may surprise you but may also give some insight into the options for startups today.Apr 11, 2016 76 Shares