Alejandro Suárez Sánchez-Ocaña. Entrepreneur and private investor sector Internet and New Technologies.
I refer to 'Business Angels'. In Castilian might be "angel investors". And in Spain usually are; Angeles and, sometimes, even investors. Some time ago one of the most recognized business angels sector of technology and innovation I confessed: "My range of investment is making an effort, of up to 200,000 euros. At a recent meeting of 'Business Angels'que held in Switzerland many European private investor confessed that his investment range was up to 2 or 3 million, something impossible to extrapolate to Spain, where there is the economic capacity today. " Continue reading " A country without angels (investors) " It is a recurrent discussion in our country, especially in recent years, if the difficulty of starting a business from the lack of investment or whether, on the contrary, is that which is affected by the few cases harvested success in our country. Download or read PDF .
These are some of the things that entrepreneurs often claim investors, and what the investor thinks of them. The investor may doubt some of these phrases and approaches. With others, projects directly discarded. It is important that entrepreneurs know how valid the investor and think, and to understand. Thus, the approach can properly focus their negotiation. Continue reading "Things not to say to an investor" Muchosempresarios are joining a social network especially interesting to know their thinking, follow their advice and access information ranging desgranando.Estos are the profiles that follow. Click on the image to read the PDF. By definition, the 'elevator pitch' is the presentation of your business or company to a potential investor in a few minutes. The idea came from a hypothetical scenario: how to sell your project to a potential investor if you run into him in an elevator. You must be direct, concrete, conveying passion and make it in less than 3 minutes. Continue reading "Tips to make an elevator pitch" A few days ago, in a conversation between friends in which we reviewed the history of Google, some were surprised that, in my opinion, the undoubted merit of transforming an idea into a 'startup' in a global giant rested not only on their two young promoters, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, but at least there is a variable of the same importance: its first investor. Continue reading "Investors are needed, right on target" When in January 2007 created the network of Blogs Entertainment Networks, we hoped to provide it with an extensive growth. I've always been an optimist, and that's partly because I think there is bound to score goals very high, almost unattainable. In the month of July, with 2.2 million unique users and commented that most were in compliance the internal target of 2.5 million by the end of the year and I had the goal of trying to be three, with the summer ahead, that was a handicap. In the month of August, grew moderately , possibly by seasonality and reached 2.3 million unique users. I can now announce that according to preliminary data I've sent in September amounted to 2.7 million unique users, with a strong monthly growth of more than 400,000, better than expected this month, and that puts us in order to end of 2008 by 3 million users much closer.
A publicity and income level the data of page views is really important because you charge for it, but personally, I have always been interested in the data much more unique users. I think that is the key, measures the force can have a network. Even so this month we have grown by nearly 500,000 page views reaching nearly 8.2 million. Blogs have very few page views per person, normal is a ratio of 1.x-2.x per session, so that its horizontal format and is markedly different views of data pages eg social networks, with ratios of up to 60-80 page views per session. Onsite our network consists of 30 blogs, 28 of them own developments and 2 acquired we have no blog Land, are all proprietary products. traffic The goal for 2009 will be much more ambitious, do not know if we can get it, but the idea is if we finish 2008 in the above figures doubling in size in 2009 and end the year With 6 million users and about 15 million page views. We'll see if we get it. At company level in order to increase profitability next year is much higher, there is a big job to do in this area and in fact this month we closed 3 new sponsorships with companies, 2 per year and one semester, and we want to continue working in this direction to achieve significant long-term agreements that allow us to grow so long.'re also evaluating the possibility of entry of new investors in the capital of the company, which currently is 100% my property, to cover new growth needs to make us even more ambitious attack targets in 2009. I want to thank the team of bloggers and editors work done. Every time we have a more stable editorial team this month and compact and want value and the possibility of converting some bloggers to publishers, to promote them, involve them more in the network and reward their dedication. Certainly traffic data network Leisure Blogs have been the best news of this week.
The blog of Alejandro Suarez.