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Peter S. Cohan

Peter Cohan is president of Peter S. Cohan & Associates a management consulting and venture capital firm. He is the author of Hungry Start-up Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (Berrett-Koehler, 2012).

 

15 Recent Stories

What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

Why a good showing among two recent public offerings could bode well for fast pace startups.
July 23, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
DVD Pick for Tech Startups: 'Something Ventured'

DVD Pick for Tech Startups: 'Something Ventured'

Trying to figure out how Silicon Valley really works? This documentary, recently released on DVD, offers plenty of insight into Apple, Intel and the money guys who bet on them.
June 5, 2012 in Venture Capital
What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

The disastrous Facebook initial public offering isn't likely to damp venture-capital interest in tech startups.
May 31, 2012 in Venture Capital
5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow

5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow

If founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to win over investors, he'll need to have clear explanations for these looming issues.
May 4, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.
April 18, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.
April 10, 2012 in Growth Strategies
What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

Small companies are often deemed more innovative than their larger counterparts. Here's a look at how three giants are trying to topple that idea and what you can learn from their efforts.
March 19, 2012 in New Ideas
What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.
March 16, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
February 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.
February 1, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
How to Sell Shares Without Going Public

How to Sell Shares Without Going Public

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket offer a less costly avenue for raising money from investors than an IPO.
January 30, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For those interested in catering to Chinese customers, it helps to have ties to America.
January 23, 2012 in Venture Capital
The State of Venture Capital in 2012

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
December 19, 2011 in Venture and Angel Investors
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
December 9, 2011 in Venture and Angel Investors
What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

Groupon went public to overwhelming demand. But will the surge help melt the near-frozen IPO market?
November 4, 2011 in IPOs and DPOs
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