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2019 is the Year of the Startup IPO: How Not to Get Gored by a Unicorn

January 16, 2019 [caption id="attachment_52163" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: The Street[/caption] #GoredByAUnicorn 2019 is the year of the venture capital (VC) funded startup IPO (initial public offering). The goal of any privately funded startup is to either get acquire by an conglomerate or to IPO, which is the first...

Who is STILL Funding Federally Convicted Earlens CEO William M Facteau?

May 25, 2018 #SiliconValley #RedwoodCity #VC #BoardWhores: We get it, you invest in 1st time #startup CEOs who are -easily manipulated -willing to break the law for investor ROI -AND take #FedFall Elizabeth Holmes #Theranos William M Facteau #Acclarent & Travis Kalanick #Uber#GodOfFrauds pic.twitter.com/vD23SN7i4t — KillingMyCareer (@MelaynaLokosky) May 25, 2018 Earlens $20.00 million...

Sackless SEC Cuts Sweetheart Deal with Slimy Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

March 14, 2018 [caption id="attachment_51874" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Theranos is a venture capital-funded, privately held startup.[/caption] Today it was announced the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) cut a deal with Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. There is only one way returning shares of (worthless) stock, paying a $500,000 fine and...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past….COCKtail Parties

  COCKtail Parties*   National Sales Meetings (NSM) are the equivalent to Hollywood's Oscar Night for those in the startup Medical Device Industry (only far less fashionable and much more ego).  The NSM are usually held at the beginning of the year (just like Hollywood), in a warm...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past…Awards Dinner Speeches

 Awards Dinner The culmination of days of torture punctuated by a parade of egos and assholes encased in a pep rally and a bedtime fairy tale from the founder. Anytime I watch Jimmy Fallon and he does the 'Thank You,' notes, segment, I laugh.  As a kid,...