Bernd Schoner

News & Views

September 03, 2014 Views

Five strategies for sharing with your investors

Contrary to common belief, venture capitalists are in fact very generous people. They give you money to play with, even though the odds that they’ll get that money back are small. Not surprisingly, when it looks like you are going to lose their investment, VCs tend to get a tad less friendly.

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July 22, 2014 News

Book Review in The Financial Post

[..] much of it is relevant to any entrepreneur, especially the cautionary ‘Startup Dynamics in Crisis’ chapter. It’s like a Murphy’s List of things to watch out for.

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July 02, 2014 News

FastCompany:  THE ONLY 6 PEOPLE YOU NEED ON YOUR STARTUP FOUNDING TEAM

“Having the right team determines the path and outcome of a new venture more than any decision in the lifecycle of a company,” he says. He speaks from experience--in 2002 Schoner cofounded the radio frequency identification technology company ThingMagic with four fellow Media Lab graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and experienced a year of “extreme turmoil.”

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June 30, 2014 Views

Interview on BusinessInterview.com

"Rather than getting too focused on equity funding early on, tech start-up teams should look at alternative business models, including revenue-funding, government grants, and crowd-funding."

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