You're not doing anyone a service as a mentor by being a cheerleader and not telling them when you think they are erring. Here are 5 steps to take so entrepreneurs get the most out of a mentoring relationship.
Whilst there's nothing original about Secret Escapes's model (think Voyage-Prive for Brits), there is a definite difference is the method behind building a business that's sustainable over time and aiming for leadership versus simply cloning.
The crossover fund has finally arrived. Liz Gannes has done a great roundup of the latest trend, with Zynga, Facebook and Groupon taking money from the likes of KPCB, Battery, Greylock or Andreessen Horowitz.
We've been seeing Euro SuperAngels emerge for a while now. My question is: "Are we Europeans guilty again of beating ourselves over the head with a stick instead of focusing on, leveraging, and celebrating what's there?"
I swore to myself I was going to stay out of this super angel versus VC debate but I find I have this compelling urge that I need to satisfy. There is no super Angel class that somehow redefines what venture is about, and venture is not a species threatened by sudden shifts in temperature.