• The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell

    Are you planning to raise money for your business? In this video, I share a few important things to note when you're raising capital for your startup. My last 2 companies were venture backed and I've learned a lot about the world of investments and now in this video, I reveal secrets that can maximize your chance of success. + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter Looking to raise a round of funding? Watch my free video on Fundraising Like a Pro http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising Hey, Fundraising is a sexy topic. And understandably...

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

    Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Private equity is a safer investment and venture capital looks for greater returns. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89632722/private-equity-vs-venture-capital

    published: 10 Aug 2011
  • Venture Capital Structure | CPEP

    published: 25 Aug 2013
  • The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet

    Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about VC term sheets. He reviews the four most important aspects of the term sheet, and how to handle them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/10380175575...

    published: 02 Feb 2012
  • 4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?

    How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work? Limited partnership agreements are agreements between a limited partner (LP) and a general partner (GP). Limited partners are the investors in a private equity firm. As discussed previously (Video #3), these are institutions (pensions, endowments, foundations) or individuals (family offices, select high net worth individuals). The general partner is the private equity firm. (Video #5 discusses the details of private equity firms.) The LP and the GP join in a limited partnership agreement to form a private equity fund, with the purpose of investing in companies. Once an investment in a company has been made, it becomes a portfolio company of the private equity fund. The LP has limited liability and does not give the private equity fund all...

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell

    Are you looking to raise money for your startup? In this video, I share 5 strategies to help you do that faster! For a more detailed training, watch my Fundraising Like a Pro webinar: http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter With gratitude, – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: http://youtu.be/thrGCQVn9RI ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra t...

    published: 31 Aug 2015
  • How does a Venture Capitalist Make Money

    Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Venture capitalists make money by taking profits from successful businesses they invest in and by attracting investors by making good decisions. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89428818/where-venture-capitalists-get-their-funds

    published: 10 Aug 2011
  • An LP's Role in Venture Capital

    Ahead of SuperVenture and SuperReturn International we're speaking to leading investors about what it means to be an LP in the world of venture capital today. How can LPs evolve to serve the tech ecosystem and make both the GPs and the entrepreneurs they're investing in more successful? Winter Mead, Vice President, Sapphire Venture Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital

    published: 03 Apr 2017
  • Why investing in venture capital tech companies is not a good idea.

    This video explains the reason why I think investing in venture capital tech companies is not a good idea at this late stage. Most of the drivers behind tech company performance and its satellite VC industry are now played out and the tech industry is facing a tough commodity type future.

    published: 19 Dec 2015
  • How To Fund Your Startup | Dan Martell

    Wondering where will the money come to fund your next venture? In this video, I want to share with you 8 different ways to overcome this challenge and fund your startup. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training, invites to exclusive events and community contests: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Instagram (behind the scenes): http://instagram.com/danmartell + Facebook (live trainings + Q&A): http://FB.com/DanMartell + Twitter (what I'm reading): http://twitter.com/danmartell When I started my SaaS (that stands for Software-as-a-Service) startup Flowtown my co-founder Ethan and I had a tough decision to make... How do we fund the company? Even though I had the capital to self fund the whole thing, as I had just sold my previous company Spheric, he was 23 and didn’t...

    published: 18 Dec 2017
  • Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet

    Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about term sheets. These tips will help you get the upper hand in negotiations with your VC fund. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 ...

    published: 02 Feb 2012
  • Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'

    Oct. 16 -- Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital's chairman and a British honorary knight, comments on venture capital during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Studio 1.0."

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • 4 Steps to Getting Hired by a VC Firm

    Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett 4 Steps to Getting Hired by a VC Firm Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) gives tips for being hired by a VC firm. This video will help you find the best VC firm for you, and build the right network and background to get noticed by them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Start your free trial today! http://www.docstoc.com/premium

    published: 02 Feb 2012
  • How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way) | Dan Martell

    Having issues deciding how to split up the equity in your business between your team (co-founder), advisors and potential investors? In this video, I provide some guidelines and some major DON'TS when thinking about startup equity. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Related Videos - To Raise or Not To Raise Venture Capital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - Startup Balance With Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NsSWY...

    published: 11 Jan 2016
  • The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn

    Cash burn refers to the phenomenon of companies, usually young start ups, burning through cash balances and new capital, as they lose money and reinvest more. In this session, I look at the what, why and so what of cash burn, when it is benign and when it can be malignant. Slides: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/pdfiles/blog/CashBurn.pdf Blog Post: http://bit.ly/2brKRXq

    published: 19 Aug 2016
  • Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC

    Welcome to Bite-Sized VC, a weekly show covering the ins and outs of venture capital, fundraising terminology, and the financial vehicles that power entrepreneurship & startups. Hope you SUBSCRIBE and SHARE! //////////////////// #BSVC Episode #007 We introduce the concept of Term Sheets, the first legal document that you will encounter between yourself and a venture capitalist and a venture capital organization. It is NOT binding, so, you or the VC can opt-out later during "due diligence" or a broader fact-finding scenario(s). Here are a few links to popular and very well-used term sheets: YCombinator SAFE: http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/ Series Seed: http://www.seriesseed.com/ Foundry Group Standard Docs: http://www.venturedeals.com/resources Gust Term Sheet: http://gust.co...

    published: 24 Feb 2017
  • Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

    May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about legal challenges confronting technology start-ups and model venture capital financing documents. Sigalow shares his insights as part of a Bloomberg Law series, "Technology Start-Up Legal Issues." (Source: Bloomberg)

    published: 07 May 2012
  • Business Plans: Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital

    You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop? Presenter: Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital. Recorded: February 27, 2008 Goetz' PowerPoint: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ces/resources/documents/JG_Stanford_Business_Plans_02_08.ppt

    published: 28 Jul 2009
  • Venture Capital Fund: How does a VC fund work?

    Learn in five minutes how a Venture Capital Fund works, and what kind of startups a VC fund is looking for. Hint - VC funds are only looking for startups that can be very BIG, very fast.

    published: 14 Nov 2017
  • Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

    Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn discusses the pros and cons of entrepreneurs who raise their own funds for a startup, versus seeking venture capital. She explains how only some startups can meet the scaling expectations that come with venture-capital investment, which also impose an “exit event” that founders will have to eventually face. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3603

    published: 13 Nov 2015
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    Support the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg (https://epicenter.tv/tipbtc) ETH: 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 (https://epicenter.tv/tipeth) In the past year, the first killer application of blockchain technology has emerged: venture funding. As blockchain-facilitated crowdfunding is disrupting venture capital at blistering speed, we are joined by Ciaran O'Leary, Founder and General Partner at BlueYard. BlueYard stands at the intersection of this transition. Structured as a traditional VC fund, its thesis focuses fully on the decentralized economy and it invests in tokens too. Ciaran joined us to discusses what blockchain means for VCs and its implications for BlueYard. Topics discussed in this episode: - Ciaran's journey as a VC - How the VC ...

    published: 13 Sep 2017
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    In 2016, businesses raised more money from crowdfunding than from venture capital, according to the World Bank. But the vast majority of crowdfunding cash is raised as debt, rather than equity. Is there a real future for equity crowdfunding? And how much is it disrupting more traditional funding models? Freddie Achom, founder and CEO of Rosemont Group, answers our questions. In the rest of our interview with Freddie Achom he talks about venture capital's performance in 2017 so far https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9H4T-ai2MQ and how Rosemont Group itself is innovating in the private equity industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy591QTCpcg For a full transcript visit: https://www.europeanceo.com/videos/how-is-crowdfunding-disrupting-the-venture-capital-industry For more European CEO vid...

    published: 10 Jul 2017
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    published: 23 Feb 2018
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    published: 18 Mar 2016
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The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell
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The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell

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Are you planning to raise money for your business? In this video, I share a few important things to note when you're raising capital for your startup. My last 2 companies were venture backed and I've learned a lot about the world of investments and now in this video, I reveal secrets that can maximize your chance of success. + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter Looking to raise a round of funding? Watch my free video on Fundraising Like a Pro http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising Hey, Fundraising is a sexy topic. And understandably so. Because when executed properly, raising capital affords you the opportunity to scale up your startup with speed. To build a global sensation, reach billions with your product, and create mass-scale impact. The very moment you accept VC funding, you’re instantly fueled by increased access to: - Top-level talent - Experienced advisors - More press than you can handle And the cash to carry out your most ambitious plans But there is a dark side. One that many entrepreneurs sadly miss when asking for capital. And unless you’re willing to take an examined look at the HIDDEN agreements you’re implicitly accepting when taking on VC or angel investments, then you’re setting yourself up for a long, frustrating journey. So let’s get into it… Now this isn’t to say that raising VC is a good thing or a bad thing. But it is totally context-dependent. And your decision to pursue venture capital MUST match up with your goals and entrepreneurial makeup. So if you’re not willing to bleed a little (agreement 1)... … and the idea of giving up control of your company (agreement 3) scares the crap out of you. Then I’d recommend you think twice before going down that path. But if you’re playing the startup game to create hyper growth (for both yourself and your company), and are willing to accept the implicit demands of VC, then it might just be the next step you need to take to start playing a much bigger game. So go ahead and watch the video now. And if you still feel like raising venture capital is right for you, then leave a comment below and let me the VERY FIRST thing you’d do with the large cash infusion. Look forward to hearing it. To scaling up (and staying sane), – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital
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The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Private equity is a safer investment and venture capital looks for greater returns. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89632722/private-equity-vs-venture-capital
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Venture Capital Structure | CPEP
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Venture Capital Structure | CPEP

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The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet
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The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet

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Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about VC term sheets. He reviews the four most important aspects of the term sheet, and how to handle them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 Keywords: "Small business" Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship "How to start a business" "Starting a business" Startups "Startup business" Financial Success DIY "Docstoc Videos" Docstoc
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4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?
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4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?

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How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work? Limited partnership agreements are agreements between a limited partner (LP) and a general partner (GP). Limited partners are the investors in a private equity firm. As discussed previously (Video #3), these are institutions (pensions, endowments, foundations) or individuals (family offices, select high net worth individuals). The general partner is the private equity firm. (Video #5 discusses the details of private equity firms.) The LP and the GP join in a limited partnership agreement to form a private equity fund, with the purpose of investing in companies. Once an investment in a company has been made, it becomes a portfolio company of the private equity fund. The LP has limited liability and does not give the private equity fund all the money up front. For example; if the LP commits $50 million in capital to the private equity fund, it might, initially, only give $10 to $20 million of this capital. The fund, as the GP finds additional investments, will call for additional capital from the LP. The LP is committed to giving all the capital, as per the original limited partnership agreement, over the length of the fund. A private equity fund length is usually seven to ten years or longer if rolled over. This doesn’t mean that the LP has no exit options from the commitment since there is a secondary market for private equity investors. The LP, if it has already made investments and has future commitments, can sell the investments it has made along with the commitments, to another limited partner, in a LP secondary. The LP can also divide the sale up in a structured secondary, an example of which is when the LP holds onto the existing investments that the funds made but sells the future commitments. The ILPA (Institutional Limited Partners Association) website is an excellent resource for further information regarding LP agreements. In addition to representing 300 LPs worldwide, comprising over a trillion dollars of assets in private equity, the ILPA website shows forms for capital calls, best practices for LP agreements and much, much more.
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How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell
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How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell

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Are you looking to raise money for your startup? In this video, I share 5 strategies to help you do that faster! For a more detailed training, watch my Fundraising Like a Pro webinar: http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter With gratitude, – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: http://youtu.be/thrGCQVn9RI ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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How does a Venture Capitalist Make Money
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How does a Venture Capitalist Make Money

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Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Venture capitalists make money by taking profits from successful businesses they invest in and by attracting investors by making good decisions. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89428818/where-venture-capitalists-get-their-funds
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An LP's Role in Venture Capital
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An LP's Role in Venture Capital

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Ahead of SuperVenture and SuperReturn International we're speaking to leading investors about what it means to be an LP in the world of venture capital today. How can LPs evolve to serve the tech ecosystem and make both the GPs and the entrepreneurs they're investing in more successful? Winter Mead, Vice President, Sapphire Venture Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital
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Why investing in venture capital tech companies is not a good idea.
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Why investing in venture capital tech companies is not a good idea.

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This video explains the reason why I think investing in venture capital tech companies is not a good idea at this late stage. Most of the drivers behind tech company performance and its satellite VC industry are now played out and the tech industry is facing a tough commodity type future.
https://wn.com/Why_Investing_In_Venture_Capital_Tech_Companies_Is_Not_A_Good_Idea.
How To Fund Your Startup | Dan Martell
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How To Fund Your Startup | Dan Martell

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Wondering where will the money come to fund your next venture? In this video, I want to share with you 8 different ways to overcome this challenge and fund your startup. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training, invites to exclusive events and community contests: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Instagram (behind the scenes): http://instagram.com/danmartell + Facebook (live trainings + Q&A): http://FB.com/DanMartell + Twitter (what I'm reading): http://twitter.com/danmartell When I started my SaaS (that stands for Software-as-a-Service) startup Flowtown my co-founder Ethan and I had a tough decision to make... How do we fund the company? Even though I had the capital to self fund the whole thing, as I had just sold my previous company Spheric, he was 23 and didn’t have a penny to his name. So this is what I did... It was Friday, and I said, if you can find a way to raise $15K, I would fund the rest. On Monday he called and said he had the money!??? That’s when I learned how great of a person he was. You can listen to how he did it in this week’s video, alongside the 8 other strategies you can use to raise money for your startup. I go deep into all 8 strategies in the video… But if you’re looking for a quick primer, here are my 2 favorites: 1) Crowdfunding: I like this one because it also has the side effect to help you validate the idea as well. If no one buys, then it might be an indication that the idea is bad, or that you packaged it wrong. I’d rather find out quickly before I invest a ton of time and money to fix things. 2) Venture capital: Even though most people think VC’s are horrible, I’ve learnt that there’s something powerful to having incredible investors. It’s a quick way to establish authority in a space, it provides a sense of confidence (if you get the right investors) that you know they’re in your corner, and you get the positive peer pressure to report your numbers to an external group of people. You might of expected some kind of secret government program, or easy way to get banks to lend you money, but I’m a big fan of testing and validation... And nothing works better to prove you have an idea worth pursuing than having others take their hard earned money and invest in your business. My good friend Clay Hebert, a crowdfunding expert, once said “... the cost of failure will eventually go to $0 because of crowdfunding.” and I’m a big supporter of this. So if you have big dreams, there’s a good chance you’ll need some money to fund them. Be sure to study all 8 of these strategies and use them accordingly. If you have any questions for me on how you should use them, be sure to leave a comment with your questions - that’s best way for me to help! Dan “helping you raise money” Martell Don't forget to share this entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can learn too: https://youtu.be/8-9176AxXVo ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet
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Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet

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Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about term sheets. These tips will help you get the upper hand in negotiations with your VC fund. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 Keywords: "Small business" Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship "How to start a business" "Starting a business" Startups "Startup business" Financial Success DIY "Docstoc Videos" Docstoc
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Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'
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Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'

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Oct. 16 -- Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital's chairman and a British honorary knight, comments on venture capital during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Studio 1.0."
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4 Steps to Getting Hired by a VC Firm
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4 Steps to Getting Hired by a VC Firm

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Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett 4 Steps to Getting Hired by a VC Firm Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) gives tips for being hired by a VC firm. This video will help you find the best VC firm for you, and build the right network and background to get noticed by them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Start your free trial today! http://www.docstoc.com/premium
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How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way)  | Dan Martell
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How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way) | Dan Martell

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Having issues deciding how to split up the equity in your business between your team (co-founder), advisors and potential investors? In this video, I provide some guidelines and some major DON'TS when thinking about startup equity. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Related Videos - To Raise or Not To Raise Venture Capital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - Startup Balance With Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NsSWYs-20 Okay. Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to finally tackle the billion dollar beast. And while it’s not easy to have a conversation about startup equity without putting the faint of heart to sleep, it’s territory that simply can’t be overlooked. Because for any growth-oriented entrepreneur entertaining the idea of handing out equity in their company, the math absolutely matters… And one small misstep can be the difference between accelerated growth or the speed pass to startup hell. So if you’ve ever wondered what a healthy equity breakdown looks like for all key stakeholders (founders, advisors, investors and team members)... … then give this new video a quick spin. As you can see, used appropriately, equity can be an amazing way to incentivize team members and attract key advisors and investors. Like I did with Uber’s Travis Kalanick But if you don’t enter the conversation with clear knowledge of the right benchmarks to shoot for… … then you’re setting yourself up to either give too much away or lose talent and investors to other startups playing a much sharper numbers game. So get your numbers right. Make the right offers. And then step up to the plate and use equity for the growth accelerant it is. To splitting the pie… (and watching it grow), – Dan Don't forget to share this entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can learn too: https://youtu.be/hWA1b8owinc ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn
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The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn

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Cash burn refers to the phenomenon of companies, usually young start ups, burning through cash balances and new capital, as they lose money and reinvest more. In this session, I look at the what, why and so what of cash burn, when it is benign and when it can be malignant. Slides: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/pdfiles/blog/CashBurn.pdf Blog Post: http://bit.ly/2brKRXq
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Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC
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Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC

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Welcome to Bite-Sized VC, a weekly show covering the ins and outs of venture capital, fundraising terminology, and the financial vehicles that power entrepreneurship & startups. Hope you SUBSCRIBE and SHARE! //////////////////// #BSVC Episode #007 We introduce the concept of Term Sheets, the first legal document that you will encounter between yourself and a venture capitalist and a venture capital organization. It is NOT binding, so, you or the VC can opt-out later during "due diligence" or a broader fact-finding scenario(s). Here are a few links to popular and very well-used term sheets: YCombinator SAFE: http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/ Series Seed: http://www.seriesseed.com/ Foundry Group Standard Docs: http://www.venturedeals.com/resources Gust Term Sheet: http://gust.com/series-seed Cooley / 500Startups: https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/kiss-convertible-debt-equity-agreements/ Convertible Note Generator: https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/convertible-note-term-sheet/ National Venture Capital Association (on the right side): http://nvca.org/resources/model-legal-documents/ //////////////////// Hi! I’m a software engineer, writer, dad, and entrepreneur living & working in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and this is what it looks like when all of those things come together! My hope is to share with you what it's like to put together a new early-stage startup and, as far as I know... I might be the only daily vlogger here in SF/SV. So, that's kind of cool. Leave a comment, let me know how I’m doing, and SUBSCRIBE! //////////////////// MY (CURRENT) GEAR LIST Yes, I do EVERYTHING on my iPhone. Pretty rad, huh? - iPhone 7 Plus --- http://amzn.to/2jYptuO - Manfrotto Mini Tripod --- http://amzn.to/2gdltTd - Joby GripTight Mount --- http://amzn.to/2h06AHB - iMovie App via Apple --- https://tinyurl.com/jc9qc72 - Snapseed via App Store --- https://tinyurl.com/hbc39nc Walkthrough here: https://tinyurl.com/zb2mrrc //////////////////// CONNECT WITH ME - Twitter: http://twitter.com/8bit/ - Blog: http://john.do/ - LinkedIn: http://john.do/cv/ Finally... want some backstory? Here you go: https://john.do/vlog-reboot/ Video games. FOREVER.
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Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video
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Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

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May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about legal challenges confronting technology start-ups and model venture capital financing documents. Sigalow shares his insights as part of a Bloomberg Law series, "Technology Start-Up Legal Issues." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Business Plans: Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital
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Business Plans: Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital

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You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop? Presenter: Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital. Recorded: February 27, 2008 Goetz' PowerPoint: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ces/resources/documents/JG_Stanford_Business_Plans_02_08.ppt
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Venture Capital Fund: How does a VC fund work?
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Venture Capital Fund: How does a VC fund work?

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Learn in five minutes how a Venture Capital Fund works, and what kind of startups a VC fund is looking for. Hint - VC funds are only looking for startups that can be very BIG, very fast.
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Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital
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Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

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Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn discusses the pros and cons of entrepreneurs who raise their own funds for a startup, versus seeking venture capital. She explains how only some startups can meet the scaling expectations that come with venture-capital investment, which also impose an “exit event” that founders will have to eventually face. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3603
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#200 Ciaran O'Leary: BlueYard - The Disruption of Venture Capital
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#200 Ciaran O'Leary: BlueYard - The Disruption of Venture Capital

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Support the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg (https://epicenter.tv/tipbtc) ETH: 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 (https://epicenter.tv/tipeth) In the past year, the first killer application of blockchain technology has emerged: venture funding. As blockchain-facilitated crowdfunding is disrupting venture capital at blistering speed, we are joined by Ciaran O'Leary, Founder and General Partner at BlueYard. BlueYard stands at the intersection of this transition. Structured as a traditional VC fund, its thesis focuses fully on the decentralized economy and it invests in tokens too. Ciaran joined us to discusses what blockchain means for VCs and its implications for BlueYard. Topics discussed in this episode: - Ciaran's journey as a VC - How the VC industry has been changing - Why he founded Blue Yard and its investment thesis - Value creation in a blockchain economy - Buying equity vs buying tokens - Why tokens and ICOs are erroding the distinction between hedge funds and VC funds - Best practices for running ICOs Links mentioned in this episode: - BlueYard Capital: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmdvDZ4R8snjsRtEBXgURgiYoBbRYi55PqkThJqgm29BFh/ - BlueYard Investment Thesis: https://medium.com/@BlueYard/blueyard-thesis-cac357725ee6 - Filecoin Investment Article: https://medium.com/@BlueYard/filecoin-e95e5cc75122 - Protocol Labs Investment Article: https://medium.com/@BlueYard/protocol-labs-35ceff61b031 - Userfeeds & why the web needs a new information ranking system: https://medium.com/@BlueYard/userfeeds-why-the-web-needs-a-new-information-ranking-system-5bdab9f5e580 - OB1 & OpenBazaar – BlueYard Capital – Medium: https://medium.com/@BlueYard/ob1-openbazaar-2be35862e0bf Sponsors: - Shapeshift: Buy and sell alt coins instantly and securely without a centralized exchange - http://epicenter.tv/shapeshift This episode is also available on : - Epicenter.tv: https://epicenter.tv/200 - YouTube: http://youtu.be/i_yq8q3IP_c - Souncloud: http://soundcloud.com/epicenterbitcoin/eb-200 Watch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever you get your podcasts. Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sébastien Couture & Meher Roy.
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How is crowdfunding disrupting the venture capital industry? | European CEO
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How is crowdfunding disrupting the venture capital industry? | European CEO

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In 2016, businesses raised more money from crowdfunding than from venture capital, according to the World Bank. But the vast majority of crowdfunding cash is raised as debt, rather than equity. Is there a real future for equity crowdfunding? And how much is it disrupting more traditional funding models? Freddie Achom, founder and CEO of Rosemont Group, answers our questions. In the rest of our interview with Freddie Achom he talks about venture capital's performance in 2017 so far https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9H4T-ai2MQ and how Rosemont Group itself is innovating in the private equity industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy591QTCpcg For a full transcript visit: https://www.europeanceo.com/videos/how-is-crowdfunding-disrupting-the-venture-capital-industry For more European CEO videos go to https://www.europeanceo.com/videos/
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LAVCA Venture Investors: Dan Green on General Best Practices for Founders & Equity Agreements
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LAVCA Venture Investors: Dan Green on General Best Practices for Founders & Equity Agreements

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Dan Green, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer discusses general best practices for founders and equity agreements during the LAVCA VC in the Bay Meeting in 2017. This content is made possible with support from Omidyar Network and Telefonica Open Future_.
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Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?
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Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

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http://www.thestartupshepherd.com You can’t wait to share your startup idea with investors. So, should you ask a venture capitalist to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)? Non-disclosure agreements are also called confidentiality agreements and they say that the person with whom you share your idea won’t tell it to anyone else. Seems fair, right? But, most venture capitalists do not sign non-disclosure agreements. They don’t need to. They have so many deals to look at and most entrepreneurs don’t try to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements (maybe at one point they did but now startup founders know better than to ask). Venture capitalists do not want to manage all that paperwork – negotiate the terms and keep track of all the confidentiality agreements. Plus, they do not want to take the chance that some entrepreneur sues them. They look at lots of deals and they also don’t want to be prohibited from investing in any certain types of companies or ideas. If you are a venture capitalist and invest in a company that does something similar to a company you looked at and did not invest, but for which you signed a non-disclosure agreement, even if you never do anything wrong at all, the entrepreneur in whom you did not invest may bring a lawsuit. These things happen. It is hard always to know if someone did something wrong or it just has the appearance of possible wrong doing. Angel investors are a little more inclined to sign non-disclosure agreements, but most angel investors who invest for a living will not sign them either. There is a prevailing school of thought in startup world that ideas don’t matter. People and execution are the keys to startup success. By and large, I agree with this thinking. Still, there are some great ideas out there and it helps to have one. But, it doesn’t help to never share it with anyone. So, be careful with whom you share your startup idea if it really is the next big thing (it’s not lost on me that most entrepreneurs think their startup idea is the next big thing even though it often isn’t). Research the venture capitalist. Look at their reputation. Don’t bring your amazing idea to them if they have a portfolio company (a company they funded) that is in exactly the same space/market and they have a board seat on that company. You can also put your startup pitch deck online and take it down at a later point in time (if the venture capitalist passes). This is not a perfect way to control the flow of your information, but it’s one approach. Check out pitchxo.com. I say in my video explanation of this topic not to give venture capitalists things in physical form, but you are better off giving them a physical pitch deck than an electronic one (unless it’s online and can be pulled down later — that’s the best approach). Ultimately, some VCs may want you to send your startup pitch deck as an attachment to an email. That’s the least effective way to protect your pitch deck from being sent to the wrong people. But, that’s probably not why the venture capitalist wants it that way. It’s more likely because she likes to review pitch decks that way and not online. That’s a business decision and, personally, I’d lean toward sending them whatever they want in whatever way they want. Could someone steal your idea? Yes, of course. But, the much bigger risk is the right person/people never hear your idea and it doesn’t go anywhere. Take precautions, but don’t be crazy about it. Trust the process and chase the money! For my advice about startup success, check out www.thestartupshepherd.com. Brett A. Cenkus is The Startup Shepherd™. He has 20+ years of experience in business finance, business law and entrepreneurship. Brett believes that numbers and logic are awesome tools, but understanding human nature and emotions is the first step to business success. The Cenkus Law Firm provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business issues and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. Brett also consults with entrepreneurs and invests his own capital as an angel investor. From 2010-2013 he served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 he and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006. Brett holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Brett lives in Austin with his wife, Cathryn, and daughter, Elle. He enjoys reading, running, classic movies, great food and wine and NFL football. You can also reach me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettcenkus http://www.cenkus.com http://www.cenkuslaw.com ss ep 1 with lower third
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