Ukrainian Repost

Sometimes funny things happen in the world of angel investing and entrepreneurial companies.  I was contacted by Andrew Sheludenkov of the publication Medium who asked to translate and repost one of my blog posts, the one on JoyLux.  I granted permission.  Since I don’t speak Ukrainian, I hope the translation is accurate!

Here is the link: https://medium.com/temy-ukraine/%D0%B3%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BF-%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%82-%D0%BA%D1%83%D1%80%D1%82-%D0%B7-joylux-c68d134fa24 

Since I find …
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Startup Hero – Xiao Wang of Boundless

Xiao Wang founded Boundless (www.boundless.com) in 2017 to “empower families to navigate the immigration system more confidently, rapidly, and affordably.”  His family arrived in the US when he was a boy and he watched his parents struggle and spend a lot of time and money on their green card application.

Xiao saw an opportunity to transform the immigration …
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Startup Hero – Colette Courtion of Joylux

Colette Courtion founded Joylux (www.joylux.com) in 2016 after she became a mother and experienced both the joys of motherhood and the consequence of incontinence that results from childbearing. She had previously founded a skincare company and decided to apply some of the technologies that help skin look younger to a more intimate health problem—sexual health—that not only is …
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Leadership for the Pandemic and the New Normal

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused every startup to assess how to survive and plan to thrive in the “new normal.” No one knows what the new normal will look like, but based on other jolts to our economic system, we do know that life after this pandemic will be different than life before – at least for a while.  Just …
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How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Iceland Sunrise and Sunset

Author: Dan Rosen

To: All angel investors and their portfolio CEOs

Being trained as a scientist, and having lived through several investment cycles, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on startups.

I firmly believe that the human and societal impact of COVID-19 will be extreme, …
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Jet.com – Not ready for Prime time

I really wanted Jet.Com to work. When they announced the service as an alternative to Amazon, I thought that a new kind of competition would be good for the industry. Unfortunately, my experience shows that great ideas and intentions that are not ready for prime time = just a terrible customer experience that appears doomed.

Jet.com offers a membership service …
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Note to the SEC on Accredited Investor Definition

8 June 2014

 

The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chairman

US Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F St. NE

Washington, DC  20549

 

RE:  Accredited Investor Definition

 

Dear Chairman White:

 

As a board member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and the Chair of the Seattle Alliance of Angels, I urge the Commission to protect angel funding to ensure …
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Comment to the SEC

November 4, 2013

Elizabeth Murphy, Secretary

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street NE

Washington, DC 20549

 

Re: File No. S7‐06‐13, Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156

Dear Ms. Murphy:

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments to the Commission on your proposed amendments to Regulation D and Form D.  Many others have provided …
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General Solicitation

Once again, through inadvertent action, the federal government is about to threaten Angel Investing. This all started as a way to increase investment in startups, when congress passed, and the Obama signed the JOBS Act (see: http://blog.drosenassoc.com/?p=97). Title II of the JOBS Act allows “General Solicitation and Advertising” of private placements (like Angel deals). One would think this is …
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