Author: Joe Alvarez

Joe Alvarez Articles
Basic lesson on Valuation for a startup

This brief and yet informative lesson will show you? how to divide the ownership units of a startup as you raise capital. Does not get any easier to explain than the way Sal (Khan Academy) does it. Enjoy    

May 2018 Newsletter

Early last month, there was a good piece in the Orlando Business Journal about the recent M&A activity in Central Florida and the complexities that go into those types of transactions. More insightful, though, than the various structures and unique terms a given deal may include was the psychological toll that the sale of a […]

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject.

Wonderful article worth sharing. JA A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject. Shane Parrish/Nov 29, 2016 I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life. The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the […]

NewGate Capital Partners is dedicated to improving your business.

NewGate Capital Partners is dedicated to improving your business. Many entrepreneurs think of themselves as successful if they have formed an LLC, established their company in an office space, and possibly even reached $300,000 in monthly revenue.? These are certainly great milestones in their own right, but the business is almost surely not operating at […]

Here?s the latest from FreshSurety Inc. 11/7/2016

FreshSurety utilizes cutting edge wireless sensing technology to reduce waste and improve fresh produce quality throughout the supply chain. We report the location, environment, and shelf life of individual fresh food cases for a few cents per case. As a result, our technology predicts the true quality of the product that conventional quality control methods […]

Possible scenario(s) of the future of various industries

Imagine ? Change is inevitable. I imagine some of this will not turn out quite as planned, but it’s interesting to think about, just the same. In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened […]

Business ownership: A Going Concern or Start from Scratch ?

Previously we were discussing, not whether to go into business, but the decision of which method made sense for you. A chicken or egg scenario. Do you start from scratch with just an egg? An idea that has yet to hatch but holds great promise or do you purchase some chickens, a going concern that […]


Million dollar myth: Sydney Angels co-founder Hamish Hawthorn says as little as $15,000 can get you access to an angel investment opportunity, and it?s not only grey-haired men that participate. ? “MYTH: ANGEL INVESTMENT DOESN?T DELIVER RETURNS Angel business investments are certainly a high-risk area. Half of all startups, even after good screening, due diligence […]

So You Want to be in Business, Be an Owner, Master of your Own Destiny?

I love the way my partner, Steve, goes about explaining this.   Chicken or the Egg So you want to be in business, be an owner, master of your own destiny? The age old question in the title might be worth thinking about. Should you do a start-up with an egg or should you buy […]