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It’s dangerous to stereotype. But after conducting due diligence on hundreds of technology companies, one trend we’ve repeatedly seen is the stark quality difference between MBA-led tech startups and those led by a CTO. Let’s take a look at the tech differences between the two, and the diligence risks of each: MBA-Led Tech Startups The typical […]
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Automation can minimize mistakes and optimize carry, while still leaving GPs in control of this vital calculation, say Riyaz Gadiwalla, Rebecca Symonds and Scott Pearson of EWM Global.
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Given the scrutiny around fees and expenses these days, GPs are careful in allocating travel and related expenses, but recording such costs and recovering these costs can be a complex process, says Noel Furniss of TripsWare.
Software and tech-enabled companies offer real rewards, provided GPs adequately vet both the technology and its market during due diligence, says A.J. Watson of Thinktiv

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