Posted in: Financial

The “Term sheet” carries an air of mystery and intrigue in the entrepreneurial community. Founders are either nervous or giddy about them, want to get one and celebrate its arrival. Investors are eager to sign…

Read the PostThe critical elements of a term sheet

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted in: Community

I saw the newsflashes this afternoon about how Costco had just had a stellar November and beat analyst expectations. This despite their decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving day and bucking the trend established by…

Read the PostWhen taking care of employees matters

Posted in: Technology
Posted in: Startups
Posted in: Pikuzone

Today was the day I took the final steps to shutdown pikuzone. Created to provide a safe place for kids to be able to send emails to parent-approved contacts, it served several thousand messages for…

Read the PostGoodbye, Pikuzone

Posted in: Uncategorized

This post appeared in the Des Moines Register’s Business Technology and Innovation Section on July 20, 2014. ———————————————————— The battle over so-called H1B visas threatens to hamper the growth of Iowa’s startups, growing technology sector, biotech research centers…

Read the PostA Congress Paralyzed From Fear over Immigration

Posted in: Startups