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Anita Stephens Agrees Entrepreneurs Often Have Problems Letting Go of Control

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Anita Stephens

  • General Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners
  • female
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1956 (Age: 64 years old)
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Anita P. Stephens is a General Partner of Opportunity Capital Partners ("OCP"), a private equity firm that provides equity capital to later stage companies for acquisition and expansion as well as early stage companies with leading edge technologies. The fund's investments are primarily in the areas of communications, information technology and healthcare, with a particular focus on businesses that are owned or managed by minority and women entrepreneurs. Ms. Stephens joined OCP in December 1996. Prior to joining OCP, Ms. Stephens served as President of Renaissance Capital Corporation, a Small Business Investment Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Her career has also included management positions at Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Benton & Bowles, and Prudential Insurance Company. Ms. Stephens currently serves on the board of several of the fund's portfolio companies. She is also a member of the board of directors of Pacific Community Ventures, a member of the Cornell University Entrepreneurial Advisory Council and the President's Council of Cornell Women. Ms. Stephens has an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and an Executive MBA at Golden Gate University.

Most people don't want to let go. What I find out about this generation of folk actually is that they're OK with build it, let it go, go on to the next thing - they sort of buy into that because in their careers they estimate that they may have 4,5,6 companies so that they buy into that turn-em ove...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 30 Anita Stephens States Business Plan Must Show Understanding of Market
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Video 2 of 30 Anita Stephens States Business Plan Must Include Strong Management Team
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Video 3 of 30 Anita Stephens States Team Must Include Management With Business Skills
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Video 4 of 30 Anita Stephens Provides Example of the Funding Pathway
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Video 5 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Valuation
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Video 6 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Number of Business Plans She Sees and Number of Deals OC Performs Per Year
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Video 7 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses How Financials Should Be Presented in Business Plan
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Video 8 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Advice for Undergraduates Contemplating Entrepreneurship and Encouragment to Build Good Business and Management Skills
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Video 9 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Common Mistakes Seen in Bad Business Plans
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Video 10 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Expected Rates of Return on Deals and Expected Length of Time to Hold Deals
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Video 11 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Background of Opportunity Capital Partners
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Video 12 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses What a Good Business Plan Should Look Like
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Video 13 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Validity of Market Research in a Business Plan
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Video 14 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses The Financials Section of Business Plan
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Video 15 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Perceived Differences in the Silicon Valley VC Marketplace
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Video 16 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Move to Become a Partner With Opportunity Capital
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Video 17 of 30 Anita Stephens States Partners At Opportunity Capital Are Generalists
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Video 18 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Importance of Using a Network to Get Referred to Potential Funders
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Video 19 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Importance of Presentation in the Business Plan
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Video 20 of 30 Anita Stephens Shares Thoughts on Using Software Model to Project Financials
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Video 21 of 30 Anita Stephens States Good Business Plans Should Outline Understanding of Markets and Strong Management Teams
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Video 22 of 30 Anita Stephens Agrees Entrepreneurs Often Have Problems Letting Go of Control
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Video 23 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Importance of Networking and Strong Management Teams
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Video 24 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Challenges That New Entrepreneurs Face
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Video 25 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Move From Banking to Private Equity
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Video 26 of 30 Anita Stephens Stresses Importance of Management Team - Especailly With Younger Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
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Video 27 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses The Plan of Operations Section of a Business Plan
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Video 28 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Professional Background
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Video 29 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Evaluation of Business Plans
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Video 30 of 30 Anita Stephens Discusses Importance of Agreeing on Valuation and Thoughts on Exit Strategy
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