Author Archives: Norman Snyder

Is it Equity, Debt, or Some of Each?


Investor financing for today’s tech companies is complex, different terms in convertible debt, warrants, and preferred stock can result in surprising and difficult accounting treatments. At a recent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) workshop, both SEC and PCAOB representatives emphasized the risk of financial statement misstatements due to complexities in equity vs. liability determination […]

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Lean Startup – Helping Ensure Entrepreneurial Success


Curious about Lean Startup? What it really means and why the DC Tech community is talking about it? Lean is a disruptive way of thinking that can shorten cycles for developing products, business startups, and help ensure entrepreneurial success. Late last month, NVTC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee explored Lean Startup methodology with an expert […]

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Advice from NVTC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee’s Recent Panel

Can seed, early stage, and angel investment capital be found in the DC metro area? This question and others were discussed by NVTC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee’s engaging All Star Seed/Early Stage Investor Panel on November 15, with some of the area’s most active early stage investors. Moderated by Aronson partner Norm Snyder, the panelists included […]

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Incubators and Accelerators: Options for Helping Entrepreneurs

The DC metro area has seen an explosion of entrepreneurial startup activity over the last several years. A variety of resources, including incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces seek to help startups succeed. Entrepreneurs face a myriad of options when it comes to incubators and accelerators. How are they similar? How are they different? Most provide […]

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Incubators, Accelerators and Helping Entrepreneurs

In the DC Metro area, Montgomery County recently announced it was closing one of the region’s largest biotech incubators to open a cybersecurity center.  Fortify Ventures recently announced it was closing its DC-based accelerator, “The Fort,” after accelerating 17 tech companies over the last several years to focus on growing and running their venture fund, […]

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