Monthly Archives: June 2012

Need friends to Kickstart your Crowdfunding?


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GOOD: Need money for a causes to equity for start ups? Crowdfunding to the rescue!

BAD: Ask and you will receive still needed vs. post and you will receive (need marketing);

UGLY: Asking friend and family to be first funders is key funding with Crowdfunding (as with any capital raise)!

BOTTOMLINE:  Crowdfunding works, but you need marketing to help get the deal off the ground. “Friends & Family” to getting out the message that your raising money is still key.

Need friends to kickstart crowdfunding

Need friends to kickstart crowdfunding

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Now the News:

News everyday about crowdfunding:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ein-news-launches-crowdfunding-news-today-2012-06-29

http://crowdfunding.einnews.com/

GoFundme.com see $2 million a month in crowdfunding:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/29/gofundme/

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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HUMOR: Good MBO story, but we need more cat photos with the news!


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Quest Software’s directors have come up with a canny plan to squeeze more money out of a buyout offer backed by Chief Executive Vincent Smith. They were put on the defensive in March when Smith, who owns a third of the enterprise software company, teamed up with private equity shop Insight Venture Partners for a lowball bid. But independent board members managed to level the playing field by offering Dell an option to acquire a 19.9 percent stake in the firm if Smith didn’t support its superior bid. That bagged shareholders a 12 percent bump in the purchase price. Read More:  http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/category/private-equity/

GOOD: More reporting on MBOs

BAD:  Is Reuters photo with the news funny?

UGLY: Photo of cat with the news! How about monkey squeezing baby cat (Tiger)?

BOTTOMELINE: Look forward to more MBO news and finding funny photos to go with the news!

Cartoon Fail

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JD Morris

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Say Uncle when your taxed too much (Uncle, Uncle, Uncle)!


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GOOD:  Supreme court protect consumers for abuse of the rules commerce clause!

BAD: The tax man is coming!

UGLY: Run away government regulation

BOTTOMLINE: Universal health care one thing, but a bastardized law equals regulation, taxes, and an expensive mess for business and consumers. Gone is the land of the free and the brave! Welcome the land of the taxed and the regulated!

Uncle Tax

KEY WORDS:  Health Care, Business, Tax, Your XXXX

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JD Morris

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Media bar stories about Private Equity (or Fairy Tales about capitalism)!


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GOOD:  Moody’s data shows positive information about Private Equity deals!

BAD: Private Equity Groups (PEGs) do liquidate companies!

UGLY:  Why is the media telling fairy tales about private equity as evil?

BOTTOMLINE: Capital / Private Equity is good thing!

Moody’s data shows that private equity-owned companies are much less likely to be liquidated when the going gets tough. It turns out that private equity does more to save the jobs of workers at struggling companies than other types of owners do. Read more on Deal Book NYT at http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/in-tough-times-private-equity-saves-jobs/

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JD Morris

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My dad spent my inheritance in crowdfunding and all I got was this T-shirt


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GOOD: Crowdfunding lets everyone invest

BAD:  Crowdfunding lets everyone invest

UGLY: What if you did not have any money to invest, but used a credit card?

BOTTOMLINE: Let keep this unregulated and as always somebody will invest in fools gold.

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TODAY”S NEWS CROWDFUNDING:

FORBES.COM read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericwagner/2012/06/25/hail-crowdfunding-the-wicked-vc-is-dead/

BetaKit.com read more at http://betakit.com/2012/06/24/the-potential-risks-and-rewards-of-crowdfunding-and-the-u-s-jobs-act

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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Hero of the day Kickstart (or today your hot and tomorrow your _____)


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The Good:  Kickstart and others help fund new deals

The Bad: Today your hot and tomorrow your regulated

The Ugly: Why did government have to make rules about crowd funding

Bottom Line:  Do it today before the government gets it hand on crowd funding (regulate, regulate, kill, Kill, KILL)

TODAYS NEWS: How well does crowdfunding actually work? Fundraising website Kickstarter is giving a picture of some of its own numbers, including statistics on success rates and dollars pledged.

The New York company, through which customers raise money to fund creative projects, has received pledges of $261 million so far, according to data published on the company’s site.

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-kickstarter-stats-20120621,0,5481043.story

EXAMPLE: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure?ref=live

NEWS OF EXAMPLE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/03/14/how-double-fine-raised-3-3-million-on-kickstarter-and-changed-game-financing-forever/

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JD Morris

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Hedging Biotech Returns (or The BIOTECH lottery)


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THE GOOD:  Biotech M&A Quitly delivering returns in 2012

THE BAD:  Biotech returns “disappointing”

THE UGLY:  Biotech investing is similar to playing the lottery

BOTTOM LINE:  High Risk and Great Returns

Biotech returns investor

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Key Search Words for news are “Biotech & Returns.” Read More:

GOOD: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucebooth/2012/06/19/biotech-ma-quietly-delivering-returns-in-2012/

BAD: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2012/03/16/biotech-returns-disappointing-says.html

BOTTOM LINE (good blog biotech investing): http://lifescivc.com/category/biotech-returns/

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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Looking for deals with $5 million plus EBITDA


We provide to private companies creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skill sets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.

RHC invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.

Red Hook Capital maintains a broad acquisition profile focused on acquiring businesses with its equity partners that exhibit a certain set of characteristics:

> fragmented market

> recurring revenues

> loyal customers

> strategic complements to our portfolio

This acquisition profile enables us to identify opportunities for creating value in virtually any industry.

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THE GOOD:  We have done deals from pig farms to robotics.

THE BAD: It takes time to close a deal!

THE UGLY: We invested at x4-6 time EBITDA in most cases.

BOTTOM LINE: We have track record of buying and consolidating companies with strong exit for all parties.

My best contact information is text or call me at 858-869-9483 and second best is to e-mail me at jdm.networking@gmail.com

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JD Morris

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HUMOR: Parking Meter FAIL? Partner with NYC on meters!


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FAIL: Under any agreement the city would keep control of meter rates and enforcement of violations, said Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office. Read more…..

http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/category/private-equity/

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-06/D9VBL4580.htm

GOOD: City looks at privatization

BAD:  Could have, Would have, Should have,

UGLY: Could use the spots for mobile homes, Occupy Wall Street tents, or keep your dog tied to meter!

BOTTOM LINE: Who would want to be tied to NYC as partner?

Tie yourself up deal

 

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Happy Fathers Day Weekend (News Free Weekend)


Happy Fathers Day from JD Morris and Family!  No News and just little fun cartoon!

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JD Morris

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