Inflective Havoc
Reflections on Our Big Entrepreneurial Times from Jan Horsfall

Archive for the ‘Angel Investment’ Category

Are You a High Growth Startup or a Small Business? Decide!

09/16/2012

   After prepping yet another emerging company for their Series A, I can’t get the book “The Founder’s Dilemmas” out of my head.  In many ways, Noah Wasserman is the Jim Collins of the Entrepreneurial Set – combining years of anecdotes into a cohesive understanding of why our newco brethren spin out when they least expect it. […]

In Growth We Trust

03/02/2012

    As our early stage companies move into springtime 2012, it’s time to take an honest look at our status as entrepreneurial, revolutionary companies and make some decisions about how we’re going to move through what remains of this crusty recession. In so many ways, 2011 was a year of renewal for many early stage companies. […]

Startup Workout – Fast, Simple, Tight, Focused

12/13/2011

I had one of the more enjoyable board sessions I’ve had in a long time last night on the 11th floor of the 1st Bank Building in beautiful Colorado Springs.  Spectware, with founders Eric (CEO) and Tabitha (CFO) Skinner, were updating us on their rapidly growing business as a SAS platform for crane management (which […]

First a Spark, Then a Flame

11/29/2011

  I’m so excited about the effect that Startup Colorado has already had in Colorado Springs. Thanks to the amazing folks in Boulder – including our friends at Foundry Group and CU – we’re now fanning the flame of rapidly increasing entrepreneurial interest. Here’s to a grass fire! This week, Ian Lee, along with the gang […]

The Power of Angel Investment

11/27/2011

  I’ve been relatively outspoken about the role of angel investment in new companies. It’s a timely topic in my own life, as I’m involved with no fewer than eight different companies seeking angel investment for their fledgling newcos. The amounts differ – from $30,000 to $500,000 – but the end game is the same: advance […]