Capital vs. Influence
MARCH 31, 2011
I have watched entrepreneurs and executives initially trivialize the value of influence in a capital transaction, only to regret it down the road. Savvy CEOs simply aren’t in a rush to close the deal and secure the funding if it means sacrificing knowledge, experience and influence. I have long held that the influence a capital partner brings to the table is significantly more valuable than their funding in the grand scheme of things.