Scott Shane

Scott Shane

Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:

Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By
Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures

From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company

Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Fool’s Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America

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.

How Luck Affects Investing in Startups

How Luck Affects Investing in Startups

One seemingly bizarre question highlights an important point about how luck affects investing in startups. Learn more after the jump.

Why Angels Have Small Portfolios

5 Reasons Angels May Have Small Portfolios

The typical angel portfolio has 7 companies, too small to ensure an acceptable financial return at minimal risk. Here's why angels have small portfolios.

For Angels, Convertible Notes Beat SAFE

For Angels, Convertible Notes Beat SAFEs

Why do convertible notes beat SAFE? There are several important differences between the two, which make the former a better choice for most angels.

Understanding the Online Platform Economy

Understanding the Online Platform Economy

One major change in the economy over the past two decades has been the rise of the online platform economy that facilitate peer-to-peer transactions.

Why Pre-Seed Stage Valuations are Falling

Why Pre-Seed Stage Valuations are Falling

While the valuations of companies at the Series A stage or later have risen, the pre-seed stage valuations of companies have fallen. Here's why this may be.

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