Tag Archives: Deal Sourcing

Dodd Frank: On the Books

We are all familiar with the Dodd-Frank Act, but regardless of our opinions on it one thing is clear: it’s going to happen. It represents the most comprehensive financial reform measures taken since the Great Depression, and with such a massive reform comes massive changes. Specifically, in the way your …

Investing Yourself

If it were easy to be a venture capitalist, it would be a much more common resume listing. Being able to identify new and innovative technologies and then generate a high commercial return, at an early stage, is not something you are born with.   And then taking a role to …

Sink or Swim… Or Float

 Which came first—the venture capitalist or the company? This question is a lot easier to solve than the ages-old debate over the chicken and the egg. Yet lately entrepreneurs have forgotten the answer, tying the two together as inseparable organisms. Companies have been around since the dawn of civilization, when …

If You Build It

The question, “What does it take to make a successful company?” runs through every entrepreneur’s mind before he or she dives into the task. After all, anyone familiar with the sport of start-ups and finding investors knows that not all good ideas win. Some fall away despite their potential, just …

CRM Systems and Deal Sourcing

With the onset of the financial crisis, the private equity industry saw a significant drop in the value of new deals and exits being made. Although there has been improvement in the value and volume of deals being made recently, it is still a long way from the record-breaking deals …

Darell Zhorsky says: MANAGE YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS OR PERISH

In an article written by Darrell Zahorsky, on about.com, he speaks about how it is getting harder and harder for firms to distinguish themselves from each other. With more competition in the marketplace comes an infinite selection of choices and selections in products and services. When many firms of the …

The Deal Pipeline: Five Metrics for Maintaining Control of Your CRM

Customer Relationship Management software is a tool that can be used by many different professionals to track a variety of activity and productivity. Since we here at Touch Ahead cater mainly to venture capitalists and the private equity community, we’ve mentioned how these people lead busy lives and can sometimes …

Deal Sourcing – Stay One Touch Ahead with CRMs

A recent report by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council stated that private equity firms in Massachusetts invested more than $6 billion in Mass-based companies in 2010, ranking number six in terms of deal value1. That money was invested in 57 companies – an average of $105+ million to each company. Now, I don’t …