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Sun Number – Colorado Solar Analysis Company

Guest Post by James Lester, Managing Consultant with Cleantech Finance Despite some well publicized difficulties for cleantech investors, one area in particular has been a very rewarding place for investors to put their money. An innovative business model known as third-party ownership, combined with the falling price of solar modules, has led to a boom in […]

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White Paper Outlines Why Venture-backed Companies Should Not Rely Solely on Bulge Bracket Firms When Selecting IPO Underwriters

With the upcoming Exit Strategies Workshop, this press release is a timely bit of research about how to go about selecting an underwriter for your IPO.  With IPOs becoming a possibility in Colorado again, as evidenced by recent offerings by Rally Software and Noodles, this is information we should all take into account when planning […]

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Using Warrants Helps to Close the Deal

Investors are always concerned about balancing risk with potential rewards when making angel investments.  Recently P2Bi was able to close their deal quickly by adding warrants as a “sweetener” to the deal for early first round equity investors, resulting in a quick close to their deal minimum and the early round warrant deal closes on […]

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Investing in Tech Companies – RVC Event

Post by:  Adam Holcombe On July 9, another strong showing from the members of Rockies Venture Club appeared at a monthly RVC event in downtown Denver. The discussion included a number of the startup community’s elite members to include: Erik Mitisek – CEO of Colorado Technology Association moderated the event which featured Chris Onan – of […]

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Generic Go To Market Strategy: Startup Killer

A detailed, focused, and feasible go to market strategy is a critical distinguishing feature between the majority of startups that fail and the few that achieve great success. As an example, imagine you are an angel investor listening to a pitch from a company developing an aftermarket add-on to improve automobile gas mileage. Its go-to-market […]

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1,000,000 New Reasons to Take Advantage of NREL’s Free Assistance for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Since 2010 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has offered up to 40 hours of free assistance to U.S. based small businesses with fewer than 500 employees through its NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP). The Program is designed to “help emerging companies overcome technical barriers to commercializing clean energy technology”, and it does so by […]

Are all startups “tech companies”?

Sometimes it seems as though all startups are tech companies.  When they are in early stages, we talk about “technology risk”, even if that means figuring out how to outsource your supply chain and get your product manufactured overseas by someone else.  It’s not really “technology”, especially if the item is something that is being […]

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The Guppy Tank: A Way To Swim Around VC Funding

Picture this: Your company has a proven business model, consistent recurring revenue, and an obvious path to growth. You’re making money, but need a cash infusion to get to the next level. You aren’t poised to grow the 10-30X VC’s or angel investors might be looking for, and while you have money coming in you […]