Are you a Problem Solver?

ARE YOU A PROBLEM SOLVER? PURPOSE:  This white paper defines a new business practice that can be hosted on i-Lab, i-Lab 365 and Brite Idea Lab Match platforms. DISCOVERY:   This discovery was the result of Corporate Foundry’s efforts to interview and consult with multiple Corporate Innovation Centers, plus Innovation consulting companies providing Corporation Innovation services.…

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Capital Formation

Capital Formation Services – New for Ritz Group 2020 The Ritz Group is adding an exclusive and much needed deliverable to their 2020 Capital Services Suite.    Capital Formation Services consist of a suite of turnkey Private Equity Services tailored to entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to expand their business and need to raise capital. …

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Zuckerberg Trials (Part II)

Facebook Responsibilities and Resolution Back to Facebook’s scope-creep related to their core mission.   Who do they serve and who do they want to serve? Connecting families or fanatics? Connecting business and consumers?   Serving politics or country-by-country parochial interests?   Common sense should tell you that ALL of the above is an enormous task…

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Zuckerberg Trials (Part I)

Listening to Mark Zuckerberg testimony was scary… in the sense that his mission statement providing the “world with their voice” is well beyond the original vision of Facebook, and possibly a “bridge too far” even for Facebook. Or is it?    Facebook is generating $20 billion/year in profits annually, and along with other industry NEWBE…

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Who’s data is my data in Whoville

I am a somewhat reluctant contributor on maximizing today’s member community value proposition.    At the turn of the century, my eBiz card, providing people with a dot.com answer to web identity and self-posting credentials, was de-railed by Facebook.   My effort to pivot into a credentials-based business community was de-railed by LinkedIn. Both have…

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Corporate Innovation “Press-to-Test”

Having experienced 7 distinct generations of technology [from punched cards (my first Fortran program), enterprise computing, PC’s, client server, mobile, cloud-based and now blockchain] from the corporate and entrepreneur perspective suggests that I am really old or Next Gen’s are coming very fast. Perhaps both. The focal point of today’s market disruption is the collision…

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Want to know a Secret?

THE SCECRETS of SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR FUNDING Over the past 3 or 4 years, the Ritz Group showcased over 140 companies pitching for private equity funding for our Ritz Group Shark monthly Attack. Unfortunately, over one thousand companies failed to make the “show” coming through our Pitch Tank. Our Shark Attack mission is to get that…

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Want a Guarantee – Go to Midas or….

I was fortunate to be part of a Food & Beverage funding discussion – the purpose of which was to determine similarities with TECH and even Entertainment Funding options for entrepreneurs. F&B, similar to Retail, has a large number of initial start-ups that want to create and operate ONE eatery, or create a brand to…

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A Bridge Too Far

The mission with the “A Bridge Too Far” BLOG is to explore the NEED and Advantages of a pure BRIDGE Fund in Georgia. What is the definition of Bridge?    It is rather broad.   Usually “Bridge’ is defined as a funding round before, or in-between a Series A and/or B round.    Bridge is…

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You want to do what?

FIND THE MINIMUM VALUATION METRIC THAT SATIFIES THE INVESTOR ROI. The real issue is……can you manage a shareholder private equity company?   Maybe, a pre-cursor is….Can you sell your companies “securities” to investors who wrote the book on placements and this is your “first” attempt?    These are not good odds.   Given, if you are not a class A…

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