5 Indicators of Success That Angels Look For

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  Listen up if you are preparing to pitch your startup business to sophisticated angel investors who have access to capital, industry expertise, and substantial relationship networks. I recently attended the STAR Angel Network's Fall "Demo Day" Showcase of startups, which was held in partnership with New York City's flagship technology [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|


By Omar Douglass Contributing Writer for The Purpose is Profit Blog Are you chomping at the bit to break out of the office and start a business of your own? Do you have an idea about a product or service you can deliver to a market that needs it? Does your product or service capitalize [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|

Where Are The Women?

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Why are men out-pacing women for tech jobs, and what is the root of this unbalance? Female Tech Skills in Short Supply Wendy Kaufman's article, "Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley," points out that although Google leads the industry for the highest employment of women in technology, they [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|

Act Two: Reinventing Yourself

  By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  The cocktail party buzz shifts to the identity probe, "So, what do you do?" I draw my answer from whatever phase of life I'm in, but I have learned that the far greater question to address is the one that lingers long after the cocktail party. "What will you [...]

By | October 10th, 2014|

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill By Omar Douglass Contributing Writer for The Purpose is Profit Blog If at first you do succeed, count your blessings because you’re way ahead of the curve. However, if you’re like me, and the vast majority of entrepreneurs, then your [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|

The 7-Step Angel Funding Process vs. the 2-Minute “Cattle-Call” Pitch

Originally Posted On LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Within the past week, I met with two different entrepreneurs seeking Angel Funding for their ventures. The businesses are completely different: one is a social media application with a transactional business model, and the other is a construction management startup with a fee-based business model. [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|