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This was a lecture to the MBA Entrepreneurial Finance Course at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. Here’s what happened to the Venture Capital industry: Intel, Microsoft and Cisco aren’t making money for their shareholders Or, more importantly, for their employees That’s part of the reason the best and brightest are now […]

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What often happens

This is an excerpt from a talk I gave at the Element8 angels workshop: Investing a World With Few Exits. Some of the key points from my talk: I believe only 25% of all companies that could have been sold actually end up successfully exiting If a company misses the ideal time to exit, then […]

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Financial Loss

This video is a talk I gave at the Element8 angels workshop: Investing a World With Few Exits. Some of the key points from my talk: I believe only 25% of all companies that could have been sold actually end up successfully exiting If a company misses the ideal time to exit, then the most […]

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Basil Peters at the AM&AA Summer Conference 2012

When a saleable company fails to sell, it’s often the seller’s psychology that kills the transaction. Most of the time, the seller doesn’t even know that they were the reason their company failed to sell. This talk describes the seller psychologies that can kill exits. The Psychology of Exits Presented at the Alliance of Merger […]

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Exits in 2012- Part 1

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 – Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit – March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas – Highlights of Part 1: Investing is easy – getting our money back is much more challenging Three reasons why it’s more challenging to learn about exits than investing Exits just don’t happen […]

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Exits in 2012 - Part 2

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 – Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit – March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas – Highlights of Part 2: Boomer buyers – a new category of buyers for companies in the $20 million range Family offices – not a term we heard much in North America until […]

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Exits in 2012 - Part 3

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 – Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit – March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas – Highlights of Part 3: Story of a Vancouver company that was acquired before it’s first year end A possible new record – the company acquired by AOL just four days after its […]

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Exits in 2012 - Part 4

This video explains why I believe that not missing the “Wave of Consolidation” may the successful CEO’s most important job. How Exits Have Changed in 2012 – Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit – March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas – Highlights of Part 4: The most devastating reason that companies fail to […]

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Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century Video Series Presented at New Westminster, BC  ByzHub Meetup on October 20, 2011 The PowerPoint for this talk is available here. Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 1: Everyone living here has enjoyed a very high standard of living. Unfortunately, that’s changing. The […]

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Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 1: Everyone living here has enjoyed a very high standard of living. Unfortunately, that’s changing. The economy has changed. The whole world is changing. Entire countries are bankrupt and more are certain to follow. Lehman Brothers is gone. GM was bankrupt. Why is this […]

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