28 December 2015

Coley Andrews: What it Takes to be a Search Fund Entrepreneur (video)

Video above: Coley Andrews: What it Takes to be a Search Fund Entrepreneur - (Published September 23, 2015) - Takeaways from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium 2015

Pacific Lake Partners, Boston, MA: pacificlake.com

Coley Andrews | Pacific Lake Partners"Coley Andrews is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Pacific Lake Partners. Since co-founding the firm with Jim Southern in 2009, Coley has worked with over 50 Search Funds. He currently serves as a Director at Inspired eLearning, Aquavita, dESCO, and Data Fusion Technologies and as a Board Visitor at AlphaCredit, Raptor Technologies, Scottish American, Arizona College, and Vector Disease Control International."

What's a Search Fund | Pacific Lake PartnersThe Search Fund model is a proven, viable path for entrepreneurs who want to own and build a company. The Search Fund model offers relatively inexperienced, recent MBA graduates with limited capital resources a quick path to owning, managing, and growing a company, or  "Entrepreneurship through Acquisition."

Pacific Lake Uses ‘Very Obscure’ Strategy To Help Entrepreneurs - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJDec 30, 2009 "Pacific Lake Partners is raising $35 million, but not for your run-of-the-mill venture fund – it’s for a rare breed of fund that provides capital for young entrepreneurs to search for a potential buyout opportunity. The investment strategy, known as a search fund, is “very obscure,” Pacific Lake Partner Jim Southern said. But it’s one informed by Southern’s own business experience."

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21 December 2015

Bill Gross: Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed (video)

Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed - Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him. (Originally published on Jun 1, 2015)

Bill Gross: Founder @Idealab. Created more than 100 companies leading to 45 IPO's and acquisitions, including 7 more than $1 Billion exits


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14 December 2015

The Innovative Technology Leader (video)

The Innovative Technology Leader - the new Stanford Innovative Technology Leader program - anticipating and responding to the complex, rapidly changing issues in the world of information technology. Learn more: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/itl

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07 December 2015

David Dodson: What Makes a Board of Directors Work?

David Dodson: What Makes a Board Work? - Takeaways from the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium.  Published on Dec 4, 2015

Re: CEO, startups, Board of Directors, transparency

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch: " . . . . persistence is not the self-help cliche “Keep going until you hit the finish line!”. The key slogan is, “Keep failing until you accidentally no longer fail.” That’s persistence." - James Altucher

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