Tag Archives: Deal Tracking

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 …

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 Forecasting: Predicting Deal Sourcing Trends Using CRM

A few days ago, I was introduced to the idea of sales forecasting. It got me thinking about deals, and whether or not the same or similar concepts of sales forecasting would apply to deal sourcing and predicting future trends of deals – deal forecasting, so to speak. The article …

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 …