Negotiating the ‘Right’ Deal

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

The experience of negotiating a deal with a startup can run the gamut from smooth to difficult. The factors affecting the process include: the valuation of the company, the terms specified in the …

Four Valuation Methods for Angel Investors

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Valuation is the process by which a startup’s potential worth is determined, as well as the ownership stake an investor will have in the business. For angel investors looking at early-stage startups, it …

Recognizing Important Risk Factors

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Investing is risky, plain and simple. No investment will ever be risk-free. It is possible, however, to mitigate your risks so as to increase your likelihood of achieving a successful exit. The due …