Guest Speaker - Dan Doles - Challenges of Financing

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/8/10 Dan Doles Entrepreneurial Finance San Jose State University Monday April 27th, 2009 Challenges with Late Stage Financings and Acquisitions for
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9/8/10 Introduction Graduated from SJSU in 1985 with business degree Transferred to SJSU from community college Original academic focus - computer programming Worked full-time and commuted to campus Through on campus interview process went Started in San Jose audit practice Moved to national office for Manufacturing and High Tech Industry Services
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9/8/10 My Top 5 Lessons Learned #1 Business Models – Capital Efficiency Is The Best #2 Venture Financing - The Devil Is In The Details #3 Capital Structures - Keep Everyone's Interest Aligned #4 Acquisitions - The Best Time to Sell #5 Acquisitions – The Devil Is In The Details
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#1 Business Models Capital Efficiency Is The Best Red Pepper Software WhereNet Capital required to develop technology ~$2M (18 months) High gross margin business results in lower break-even point and less capital Capital required to develop technology
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