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Akira Hirai
Works at Cayenne Consulting
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Laguna Niguel, CA
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You don't need a "finder" (many of whom are operating without being properly licensed) to get in front of a VC. Here's how.
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If you believe, as I do, that consumer demand is the biggest driver of the economy, then here are 14 very optimistic data points.
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i live in Ghana, a fast emerging oil and gas economy with an increasing middld income earners. The sad thing is that almost all estate developers are targeting high income earners. i would however , like to take advantage of the situation by providing residential accommodation for middle and low income earners.
Sadly , i have neither the capital nor the technical know how to embark on such a project
Besides Ghana has a huge housing deficit, especially in the urban areas , where land is comparatively cheaper
I would be very glad if you could advice me accordingly
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Can a day at the museum make you a better entrepreneur?
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Are you an entrepreneur? If so, how are you similar to or different from the profile in this infographic?
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What entrepreneurs can learn from the debates.
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Tips for preparing a business plan in support of an E-2 Investor Visa application.
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Startup, business planning, and financial forecasting guy
Introduction
Management consultant with 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, general management, software engineering, finance, sales, advertising, marketing, and other areas.

Since early 2001, I have focused on preparing business plans, financial forecasts, and investor presentations for high-tech companies in the life science, Internet, software, green energy, and related industries.

I have grown my consulting practice to include roughly twenty specialists, so we can probably serve just about any need you may have.

What makes us different? In a world where perhaps fewer than 1 in 100 business plans ever achieve their goals (funding, company sale, etc.), we are proud to say that over two-thirds of our clients have done so.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Engineering, 1985 - 1989
  • Mascoma Valley Regional High School
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Management Consulting
Employment
  • Cayenne Consulting
    Founder & CEO, 2001 - present
  • MyRaptor.com
    Founder & CEO, 1999 - 2000
  • Salomon Brothers
    Vice President, 1995 - 1999
  • Coopers & Lybrand
    Managing Associate, 1992 - 1995
  • First Manhattan Consulting Group
    Research Associate, 1989 - 1991
  • Harvard Student Agencies
    Manager, 1987 - 1989
  • US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1986
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    Engineering Intern, 1985 - 1985
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Currently
Laguna Niguel, CA
Previously
New England - Boston, MA - New York, NY - San Francisco, CA - London, England - Enfield, NH - Tucson, AZ - Tokyo, Japan
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If you're within 10 miles of Placentia and looking for a great way to get/stay fit, look no further than Kandu Fitness. This is a fun facility with a great atmosphere and challenging workouts. Coach Dave gives you a lot of personalized attention so you are constantly challenged but with good form and technique. Every workout includes elements of strength and cardio, and the exercises are based on functional movements that work several muscle groups at a time. There is always time for warm-up, cool-down, and foam rolling in every workout. Finally, they regularly organize group activities that contribute to a strong sense of community.
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If you're within 10 miles of Placentia and looking for a great way to get/stay fit, look no further than Chalk Fitness. I've been with them for about two months and this is a fun facility with a great atmosphere and challenging workouts. Dave and Brian give you a lot of personalized attention so you are constantly challenged but with good form and technique.
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Nothing against Whataburger, but why does it show up in the results when I search Google Maps for sushi?
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