Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, is a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s blog covering start-ups and other Wisconsin technology news.
Paul’s most recent contributed piece “Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Venture Capital in Flyover Country” can be found under their Business Tab in the Business Blog section.
Here is a short excerpt: “Entrepreneurs outside the major venture capital centers – let’s call them entrepreneurs in flyover country – face the same challenges their peers in Silicon Valley face, e.g. avoid cold calls, don’t expect to get an NDA, focus on venture investors in your space, etc. Flyover country entrepreneurs face some additional challenges, as well. Herewith, some tips for flyover country entrepreneurs looking for venture capital.
1. The venture capital market is never as hot in flyover country as it is in Silicon Valley. Flyover country venture capital investors, taken as a whole, are fewer in number, and on average a fraction of the size, of their Silicon Valley brethren. As a result, a seller’s market in Silicon Valley can exist even as it remains a buyer’s market in flyover country.”
Click here to read more of Paul Jones’ OnRamp Labs blog post located under the Business tab of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website, www.jsonline.com.