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Raising Growth Capital? Use A Banker

Smart companies are adapting as the growth capital market has evolvedDisruptive tech companies are good at product and business model innovation, but they can be just as guilty as a Cleveland steel mill of “way we’ve always done it” operating behavior.  One behavior that puzzles me is the CEO or…

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What You’re Missing When You Skimp on Tech Diligence

Throughout my career I have led hundreds of diligence assignments, first as a CTO and Corpdev exec, then as a venture investor, and most recently as co-head of a software-focused strategy consulting practice. While this work has covered all facets of diligence, a majority of these assignments have been product…

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How Apple, Qualcomm, and Lawyers will Revolutionize Healthcare

Staring up at a team of doctors and nurses from his bed in the hospital emergency room, Bill knew he wasn’t getting back to his vacation anytime soon.  That morning, Bill chose a more vigorous hike for his snowshoe outing.  At 45 years old, Bill is an active man with…

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What Does HIMSS15 Tell Us About Venture Investment In Healthcare IT?

[Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round]Over 20,000 people will gather next week in Chicago for this year’s HIMSS conference. This nexus of the digital health world is a must-attend event for HCIT vendors. The attendee list allows us to get a snapshot of how the…

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4 Reasons Why Market Sizing in Tech is Unique

// How much is Uber worth? You might have your hand raised, eagerly waving around in the air, so you can answer an enthusiastic $40 billion. And yes, you’re right, that was its most recently announced valuation in December 2014.But had I asked Aswath Damodaran, a New York University professor…

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Your VC’s Cap Table Math Could Be Hurting You

[Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round] This post includes some geeky accounting issues, but read it. It can change how much dilution you take in the next round.Later-stage investors are delivering our companies attractive valuations. Just look at the latest Unicorn list.However, many companies are not…

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Does The Tech Stack Still Matter For M&A?

When to consider the technology stack in your exit strategy [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, originally published on Tech MVP]We spend a lot of time helping private equity investors and tech executives think through exit planning and exit strategy. During those conversations, we are often asked how much a company’s tech…

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Report: 2015 Tech Growth Equity Review and Outlook

// jQuery(document).ready(function() { var url = window.location.href.split('?')[0]; if(url != "http://bulgerpartners.com//insights/") { jQuery(".wp-post-image").css("display","none"); }}) Raising Capital in 2015 – what you’ll need to know.The team at Bulger Partners tracks every tech financing by growth equity and buyout investors in North America and Western Europe to identify the most active financial, corporate…

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Why Design Is Important For Enterprise Software

[Contributed by David Wong, originally published on Sagacitas.co | Bulger Partners] Over the last several days, in my weekends and evenings, I’ve taken up the daunting task of updating my MacBook Air by installing Yosemite OS X and Bootcamp. Although the design of the previous version of OS X was not a major issue, the…

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3 Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS That Fall Flat

[Contributed by Jeff Vogel and Mike Kavis of Cloud Technology Partners]In the world of Enterprise Software, on-premises solutions are becoming rare. The economies of scale that comes with the cloud combined with the innovation and agility of fully SaaS ISVs has led to a world of primarily SaaS-based enterprise applications.…

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