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Judy Albers Shares Thoughts On Why VC Deals Fall Through

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  • Date Added : 3/12/2007
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Judy Albers

  • COO, Excell Partners
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Judy Albers is the Chief Operating Officer at Excell. Albers has been instrumental in the establishment of many start-up companies based upon technologies spun out of Upstate NY universities and corporations, particularly in analyzing the commercial potential of the new technologies, developing commercialization strategies, positioning and planning early business operations, and providing seed stage capital. Her current focus is on co-managing the Excell Partners Fund and structuring equity-based deals.

Prior to joining Excell, Albers was a Vice President at Trillium Group, another Rochester-based Venture Capital firm, where she co-managed the University Technology Seed Fund, now fully invested. Albers also previously taught Environmental Chemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Her classes were the largest in the department, teaching over a hundred non-majors every semester in lectures and laboratory. Prior to that, she served for several years at the Center for Naval Analyses in Washington, D.C. as a defense analyst. Her job was to develop and link analytical conclusions on Navy systems, tactics, and operations to practical recommendations for implementation by the Navy's top-level decision makers at the Pentagon.

Judy Albers holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Duke University, a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Brandeis University, and completed her post-doc in Chemistry at Princeton University.

So VCs, for every hundred opportunities a VC looks at, they'll engage 5% of the entrepreneurs in negotiation. So lets say 5 entrepreneurs in negotiations, half of those negotiations fall through and VCs only make one or two investments. So after clearing all the early hurdles why do some deals sti...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 19 Judy Albers Provides Introduction To Discussion On Finding Funding To Startup Big Business
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
  • Judy Albers
  • 1 min. 46 sec.
Video 2 of 19 Judy Albers States If You Need A Lot Of Capital Then You Will Have To Exchange It For A Percentage of Ownership
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
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  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 3 of 19 Judy Albers States Venture Capitalists Tend To Invest In Technology
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
  • Judy Albers
  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 4 of 19 Judy Albers Defines Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
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Video 5 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses Fuding Options As Company Moves From Seed Stage To Early Stage
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 6 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses VCs, Angels and SBIRs As Funding Options
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 7 of 19 Judy Albers Shares Thoughts on Angel Funding
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 8 of 19 Judy Albers Shares Thoughts on SBIR Grants
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
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Video 9 of 19 Judy Albers Provides General Overview of What Venture Capitalists Are Interested In
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 10 of 19 Judy Albers State VCs Seek High Returns And An Exit Strategy
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 11 of 19 Judy Albers Outlines Specifics That VCs Are Looking For In A Startup
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 12 of 19 Judy Albers Shares Thoughts On Why VC Deals Fall Through
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
  • 3/12/2007
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Video 13 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses Challenges In Determining Company Valuation
  • Judy Albers - Lecture - Excell Partners
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Video 14 of 19 Judy Albers Outlines Valuations At Different Stages Of Company Maturity
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Video 15 of 19 Judy Albers Provides Definition Of a Down Round
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Video 16 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses Equity and Valuation
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Video 17 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses Difference Between Losing Equity and Losing Control
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Video 18 of 19 Judy Albers Discusses Venture Capital In Upstate New York
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  • 1 min. 37 sec.
Video 19 of 19 Judy Albers Provides Concluding Remarks
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  • 3/12/2007
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