I don't have or need sponsors for this blog. I don't have any ads or generate any revenue. And, I don't have any real costs, either.
Nevertheless, while starting up a new firm, it's great to get help from others. I want to recognize three of our partners who have been incredibly helpful. All of them would be great for any new business to work with.
Our office is at the Emerging Enterprise Center of Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag is our law firm, and we've had incredible support from Bruce Kinn on fund formation, Dave Broadwin as our 'landlord' and expert on small public companies, and John Patterson as our overall sponsor. In addition, the whole team at the Emerging Enterprise Center has been very supportive, treating us as part of the company. If you are an entrepreneur and can convince Foley Hoag to host you at the EEC in Waltham, you'll be well taken care of.
Our firm is investigating opportunities in the public markets. As you can imagine, we do a lot of research on public companies. Although you can find a lot of this information in free public sources, you can't be productive in this endeavor without a real tool that automates and organizes this research. CapitalIQ is a fantastic tool for mining data on public companies. And, our account team has been very supportive during our start-up phase. In addition, Capital IQ has incredible support -- fast, helpful, and willing to do some custom work on our behalf. If you have a company that needs to research public companies, you need Capital IQ.
If you clicked through to our sparse website, you got a glimpse of the design work done by Rebecca Fagan of Fagan Design. We love the work that Rebecca has done on our logo, web site design, business cards, letterhead, and marketing materials. She's been very easy to work with, gets things done quickly, and meets her commitments. If you need design projects done, you can't go wrong with Rebecca.
Thanks to all of you for your support of Sempre Management!