Brad Feld

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Lack of Focus

Jul 18 2006
As the stock market continues to flounder around (mostly the wrong direction) and some people in the middle east continue to try to destroy each other, I woke up this morning pondering failure.  I thought of another “classical entrepreneurial lesson” that we made at Martingale Software – lack of focus. When we started Martingale Software […]
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Do Restarts Have A Negative Overhang?

Jan 16 2006
Following is a question that I got from a reader of this blog on Friday.  “I have wondered about the dynamics of a restart company and how it affects employees, options and the dynamics between existing money and new money. My company took about 30MM during the boom years, did not get anywhere, and there was a […]
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Two Last Things On Assumption of Stock Options

Jan 02 2006
In our previous post – which started to get long and unwieldy (ah – the need for an editor – where are those guys when you need them) – we didn’t cover two critical issues: (1) What happens if the acquisition is in cash vs. public stock vs. private stock, and (2) Who pays for […]
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Letter of Intent: Structure of a Deal

Oct 16 2005
Jason and I have engaged in a little foreplay with you in our Letter of Intent series.  While you might think the length of time that has passed since my last post is excessive, it’s often the length of time that passes between the first overture and an actual LOI (although there are plenty of situations […]
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Financial Fitness for Entrepreneurs

Jul 26 2004
I thought I’d give you a break from the DNC coverage in the blogosphere (and everywhere else). I wrote the following article on “financial fitness for entrepreneurs” last year for the Kauffman Foundation’s Entreworld web site so it’s reasonably fresh; I got a lot of positive feedback and it ended up in USA Today. It’s […]
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