Learn To Take A Punch: Barry Weinbaum on Entrepreneurial Toughness

Entrepreneurship is not for wimps. It’s a good thing Barry Weinbaum learned how to take a punch when he was a kid growing up in the Bronx. He got socked by a massive telecom market meltdown, an over-sized, cash burning lab and factory, a founder law suit and a divided board. Oh yeah, and he […]

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Two Tours of Duty: Kevin Naughton on Returning To A Troubled Start-up

Kevin Naughton had done the start-up thing and moved on.  Then came the call: “We’re in trouble. Can you come back and help us sell the company?” Kevin answered the call and returned for a second tour of duty at GTess, a Dallas based healthcare claims processing start-up.  Listen in as Kevin explains what he […]

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Waiting For Uncle Sam: Mark Redlus on Gov’t Created Markets & Capital to Pivot

It was a matter of when, not if. Global forces were pushing Mark Redlus’ company ImageTree towards a huge opportunity.  ImageTree’s technology would be the gold standard for validating forest assets being used for carbon emissions off sets.  Mark and his venture capital backers had already pivoted once.  Listen in and find out what prevented […]

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Where’s The Exit? Dennis Clerke on Timing Exits & Investor Alignment

When should you sell your venture capital backed start-up? Entrepreneur Dennis Clerke joins me to discuss the start-up CEO’s critical task of managing a company’s path to an exit.  Dennis discusses how to monitor your company’s market environment and internal investor dynamics, so that you can exit at the optimal time.  We also chat about […]

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Fail Successfully – A Manifesto

What is The Venture Capital Coroner’s Report?  Why should you listen to it? And who is Mark W King? (and why does he use his middle initial?) Great questions that I answer in Episode Zero, The Prologue.  After 17 years in the venture capital industry, I felt it was time for a public forum to discuss […]

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