One of the major points of friction for a Chief Executive Officer raising growth equity is valuation. CEOs, in their attempt to maximize valuation (and therefore minimize dilution to current shareholders), will often point to the surge of “unicorns” — companies that have soared to a $1 billion valuation — or the stalwarts in their … Continue reading Understanding Growth Equity Valuations in B2B Software
Consumers are expecting more from their food and the retailers that give it to them. A wide shift in preferences in recent years towards healthier options and more transparency from brands around where they source their ingredients have led to a wave of new growth investment focused on companies who are catering to the demand … Continue reading Scaling Small Batch and Local
The dominance of big data and the ease with which digital information is obtained have resulted in fundamental transformations regarding how businesses operate and consumers lead their lives. While the demand from consumers for information privacy and security has continued to increase, digital networks, businesses and government entities have simultaneously upped their efforts in obtaining … Continue reading Big Privacy: The Era of Big Data has led to Greater Demand for Privacy from Consumers and Businesses Alike
Rapid adoption of information technology and big data analytics are driving growth in the agricultural technology (AgTech) industry, providing farmers as well as small and large agricultural companies with opportunities to greatly increase efficiency and crop yield. According to the most recent Agricultural Census, as of 2013, there were over 2.1 million farms in the … Continue reading AgTech Investments Taking Shape
Margaret (Mag) Black-Scott is the Founder & CEO of Beverly Hills Wealth Management (BHWM), one of the nation’s fastest growing wealth management platforms. BHWM has leveraged technology to scale to over $475M in assets under management within four short years of its founding in 2010.
The War for Talent has been neither a 6-day war, nor a 10 years’ war. Since the coining of the term by McKinsey & Co in the late 90’s, corporations’ struggle to find, evaluate, retain and better enable new talent has only intensified over time. The need for highly-skilled workers in developed economies continues to … Continue reading The War for Talent: Technology in HR