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Growth: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Understanding the numbers

A risk capital financier with a portfolio perspective knows that many of her investments will fail. The winners have to generate high returns to make up for the losers. Some simple calculations suggest that given a 25-35% annualized return requirement, the winners will have to return 10-20 times what was invested (i.e. a $50,000 investment returns $500,00......

Full article >>> ince then, Aurora was bought by Vertex, and PanVera was re-sold to Invitrogen. According to BioSpace, there are about 100 people at the Madison facility.

The point to all this is that the comp......

Full article >>> inancing. New offices were renovated in the Madison east side industrial corridor. Employee count grew dramatically.

The plan was straightforward: grow the infrastructure, offer a unique value proposition, and advertise. Unfortunately, the market just wasnt there, or it wasnt ready, and the company couldnt meet projections. Then the venture market tightened, and it became clear that ......

Full article >>> th route, there are risks that cant be avoided. And growth companies often find that when something goes wrong, things get ugly really fast: creditors wont wait for payments, employees begin slipping away, and investors want quick-fix solutions.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel wrote a solid review of what happ......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Adam Bock 07/08/03


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