I once had an aspiration to own real estate in San Francisco. Now I am only interested in acquiring intellectual property.
Example: “Scooby-Doo” aired on TV before I was born, but the spin-off “Velma” just premiered on HBO Max.
It’s been ripped to shreds on social media, meaning people have been watching, so we can expect more to come.
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Hollywood studios are adept at squeezing every ounce of value out of their IP. Similarly, cost-effective IP management strategies can bolster the long-term valuation of startups, said Kyle Graves, a consultant at Snell & Wilmer, but only if founders are vigilant.
Do you have IP lawyers? Does your app have a UX security strategy? Have you ever performed an audit?
“There are a thousand little oops that can become big oops when word gets out that a big payday is coming.”
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7 space technology predictions for 2023
As of Jan. 17, Wikipedia notes that there have been eight successful spaceflight launches so far this year.
New spaceports are being commissioned, mobile phone users will soon be able to connect from space, and the NASA-backed Artemis program is one of many ventures that will take robots (and eventually human crews) to the moon.
“Despite the economic uncertainty, we believe new records will be set in space technology as massive commercial projects are funded,” said Mark Boggett, CEO and co-founder of Seraphim Space Manager LLP.
4 tips to find the financing that suits your company
Raising money without a detailed business plan is a proven way to lose value.
Before seeking capital, founders need a solid plan to hire more people, go to market and expand into new areas. Otherwise, they may “confuse funding with validation,” writes Carlos Antequera, CEO and co-founder of Novel Capital.
“Not all lenders are created equal, so seeking financing is not just about securing capital. It’s a matter of finding the right funding source that fits both your business and your roadmap.”