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Dana Callow States Being Turned Down By A VC Doesn't Mean You Have A Bad Idea

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Dana Callow

  • Managing General Partner, Millennia Partners
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1952 (Age: 69 years old)
  • Invention To Venture - April 2006 - Dana Callow - Validating Your Idea
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A. Dana Callow, Jr. is the Managing General Partner of Millennia. Prior to founding Millennia, Dana co-founded Boston Capital Ventures in 1982. Before that, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Braxton Associates (Deloitte Touche), an international strategic planning firm that was formed by professionals from Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company, where he worked with Fortune 100 companies in strategic planning and implementing merger and acquisition strategies. Prior to working in the management consulting business, Dana worked in sales and marketing and also was an Application Engineer for Tymshare (acquired by McDonnell-Douglas). Dana is a Director of Jobs for Massachusetts, a Massachusetts based non-profit organization comprised of business and political leaders including the Governor and Congressional leaders. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Tufts University, on the Board of Overseers at Tufts University Medical School, and is on the Board of Advisors at the Foster Center for Private Equity, part of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Dana Callow is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School.

Does it work, does it matter, okay. Can you find people, are there enough people around who will be as committed and go through those value decisions and judgments and identity if you will, issues to assemble a great team, alright, because it is the CEOs who make this happen. We happen to be datin...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 19 Dana Callow Provides Introduction To His Lecture On Validating Your Idea
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Video 2 of 19 Dana Callow Provides Background on Millenia Partners
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Video 3 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Investments Made By Millenia Partners
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Video 4 of 19 Dana Callow States Millenia Partners Believes In Building Businesses - Not Just Financing
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Video 5 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Millenia Partners Expected Returns on Investment
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Video 6 of 19 Dana Callow Shares Examples of Specific Deals With Which Millenia Partners Has Been Involved
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Video 7 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Market Opportunities That Millenia Partners Looks For
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Video 8 of 19 Dana Callow States Millenia Partners Looks To Support The CEO and Not Replace The CEO
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Video 9 of 19 Dana Callow States Markets Want To Be Efficient
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Video 10 of 19 Dana Callow States Time To Build Company Is Usually Three To Five Years
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Video 11 of 19 Dana Callow States Corporate Investors Are Becoming More Sophisticated
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Video 12 of 19 Dana Callow Shares Thoughts on Valuation
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Video 13 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Use of Market Validation To Determine What Products and Ideas Will Have Future Growth
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Video 14 of 19 Dana Callow States Being Turned Down By A VC Doesn't Mean You Have A Bad Idea
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Video 15 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Options For Fund's Exit Strategy
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Video 16 of 19 Dana Callow Shares Thoughts on Performing Due Diligence
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Video 17 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Challenges In Determining Market Size
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Video 18 of 19 Dana Callow Shares Example of Dynamics In A Marketplace
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Video 19 of 19 Dana Callow Discusses Reality of Relationships With Venture Capitalists
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