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May 19th, 2007
Does Nanotechnology need Venture Capital to be Successful?
Pearl Chin
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures

How does a nanotechnology or any technology startup attract venture capital (VC) money? The need to exit is the end goal of any venture capital firm. However, what exactly does all this mean? We will look at some questions that should be asked before embarking on the VC path. Read the Whole Article

April 20th, 2007
"US 'no longer technology king' "…Really? Sort of…Kinda….Maybe.
Pearl Chin
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures

In this article we offer an example of why due diligence is important regarding widely available public information and news even from widely regarded trusted sources of news information. In particular, we look at a recent BBC article that reports that the U.S. leadership position in technology in the world has fallen significantly and how Europe seems to have taken the lead based on a newly available report put out by the World Economic Forum. Read the Whole Article

March 21st, 2007
Nanotech Investing Due Diligence
Pearl Chin
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures

As nanotech becomes more attractive as an investment, in both the public and private equity markets, the investor who wishes to invest in such emerging technologies, as well as any investment, should be asking the right questions. There is a lot of money involved and a lot of opportunities for investment fraud and scams. Here we explore and understand why any investor needs and how to conduct their own due diligence in any investment whether it is nanotech related or not. Read the Whole Article

February 16th, 2007
To Be Publicly Listed or Not To Be Publicly Listed and How Are They Publicly Listed? YOU Should be Asking the Questions.
Pearl Chin
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures

A company being publicly listed or not may not have a direct correlation to whether or not it is more credible or financially stable for a investment. Here we discuss various ways of being "publicly listed" and the factors and degree of risk that must be considered and what they mean to investors and technology startup companies seeking to raise money through public listings as opposed to private fundraising. Read the Whole Article

January 19th, 2007
Nanotech Going "Public"
Pearl Chin
Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures

There has been a trend these past 4 years, of investment bankers taking or trying to take a company public before its time to generate income for themselves. So investors should be wary that even though a company is publicly listed, that does not mean they are good investments. Read the Whole Article
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