October 2013

The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding

by Adam on October 27, 2013

Earlier this year, the SEC voted in favor of lifting the ban on general solicitation for private companies seeking investment, as part of the JOBS Act put into effect in April 2012. This initial step held great potential for entrepreneurs, primarily because it meant that they could now go out and actively advertise their investment […]


Vision + Strategy = Mission

by Adam on October 18, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a brainstorming session to help a new company begin to synthesize its mission statement. After several rounds of back and forth with a group of entrepreneurs, in which we had thrown around a number of taglines and punchy phrases that were meant to stand in place of […]


The Startup Pitch Deck

by Adam on October 10, 2013

What makes a good startup? There is a long list of things, including team, vision, market opportunity, but even with the best startup idea in the world, entrepreneurs still need to have a strong handle on how they pitch the idea to investors if they want to stand a chance of bringing their idea to […]


10 Tips for Food Entrepreneurs

by Adam on October 3, 2013

I was honored to recently participate as a contributing writer to Local Food Labs “Start Something Local” initiative, an innovative platform to help food entrepreneurs launch their new products with the help of a dedicated network of professionals with expertise in the food industry. As an investor in the food and foodtech space, the good […]