Category Archives: Reflections

To grow or not to grow: that is the question – isn’t it?

When teaching entrepreneurship, we focus attention on the trials and tribulations attendant on starting a business. But starting a business is only the start of the trial. For London Business School entrepreneurs who have been able to satisfactorily answer Hamlet’s more famous existential question regarding their new businesses, the more difficult questions come afterwards and […]

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Private equity and Venture Capital in a changing world

Evgenia Sopochkina MBA2021 shares her reflections after attending a recent fireside chat between Michael Moore, Director General of British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA) and Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor of Management Practice and Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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Interim Financing and Convertible Instruments for Startups

Eliran Ben-David MBA2020 describes one of the most common fundraising instruments for startups, and its advantages and disadvantages, to help entrepreneurs make an informed decision. As a corporate lawyer in Israel, I advised venture capital funds and early-stage ventures on establishing their business, commercial affairs and negotiations, and of course, M&A transactions and financing rounds. […]

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10 bad reasons to become an Entrepreneur

Even though my own entrepreneurship journey is on an indefinitely pause, I still love chatting to people who are thinking of becoming business founders. It is always encouraging to learn that even in the current hyper-competitive, over-monopolised business climate, there are still many people who are willing to take the risk inherent to starting a business […]

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