DealBook | How Do You Fix … All of It? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A group of leaders in business, politics and academia gathered to try to solve problems from student debt to carbon emissions. Here are their recommendations. Credit Credit Kotryna Zukauskaite Supported by DealBook ByThe New York Times Sept. 18, 2019, 7:04 p.m. ET At the inaugural DealBook DC Strategy Forum , sponsored by The New York Times, influential leaders in academia, business and politics gathered to discuss and debate provocative issues, and provide innovative solutions to some of our nation’s top policy agenda challenges. Task forces developed recommendations for businesses and policymakers, identifying some central questions that will be driving conversations through the 2020 election. Can Taxing the Wealthy Fix the Economy? Taxing the rich is having a moment in American politics, even more than … [Read more...] about How Do You Fix … All of It?
How do angel investors make money
Here are three great places to start when seeking angel investment. Dan Bova Published 8:30 am CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Photo: Monica Dipres Photo: Monica Dipres Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Monica Dipres Where to Find Angel Investors (60-Second Video) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Ah, angel investors! Investopedia explains that, as their name implies, angels usually provide more favorable terms compared to other lenders, since they’re interested in supporting great people and ideas rather than simply making big profits. So where do you find angel investors? Start with professionals who are already familiar with you and possibly your business. Think … [Read more...] about Where to Find Angel Investors (60-Second Video)
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
“I don’t ever want anyone else to experience the challenges I experienced,” says Kerry Ann Rockquemore. The former professor and founder of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is recalling how she launched the business back in 2010. The idea for the NCFDD was born from Rockquemore’s exasperation with campus politics and fighting the old boys club. The training company aimed to help women and scholars of color navigate academia, but, the challenges for the African American female founder were just beginning. “It would come as no shock,” Rockquemore says, that the skills she amassed during her academic career were the polar opposite of what she’d need as an entrepreneur. Yet while her native Detroit had a startup scene, Rockquemore got turned down twice by incubators. So she was left to figure everything out herself. Luckily for Rockquemore, the NCFDD was profitable from the start and that allowed her to fly to … [Read more...] about For these angel investors, diversity means more than just white women
I’m not sure when I first knew the startup I invested in last year was doomed. Maybe it was when they stopped fundraising efforts a month out from their goal, overly confident that one big investor was going to come through in the clutch. Maybe it was when they came to me for more money when that didn’t work out. Or maybe it was because the founder left to go start a second company before the sale was complete. Whatever the final straw was, no one was surprised to see the company eventually declare bankruptcy. Needless to say: This was not one of my more successful investments. I mention all this to prove that even with 23 exits under my belt–some as an entrepreneur, some as an investor–it’s never an exact science. For the last decade, I’ve invested and advised in everything from tech to sports, earning accolades as Canada’s Angel Investor of the Year in the process. Along the way, I’ve learned that a “successful exit” for a … [Read more...] about How not to ruin your first exit