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Suggestions for Angel Investors

Feld Thoughts

I’m on an Acela train between Boston and New York (listening to Boston’s More Than A Feeling – how recursive) on my way to the TechStars Boston 2010 Investor / Demo day. It sounds like Angel Boot Camp rocked. My long time friend and co-angel investor Will Herman wrote a post titled Angel Investing that summarized some of his advice.

How and Why To Be an Angel Investor

David Teten

Enter Dave: Angel investing is a great way to make a lot of money. Either way, angel investing is on the rise! 1994 – present.

What’s Old Is New Again

Feld Thoughts

remember in 2007 when the idea of a super angel appeared, where successful entrepreneurs were suddenly angel investors making 10 or more seed investments a year. I know I’m getting old. This was a “new” innovation that was celebrated with much fanfare. What’s old is new again. Welcome to life.

The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds

Feld Thoughts

company raises $1m of seed money from angels in a convertible note with a $6m cap. The first release is underwhelming, but they iterate aggressively, with feedback and support from some of their angel investors. One of their angel investors, who happens to be a VC firm, decides to invest another $500,000 in the company.

Moving To Homer, Alaska

Feld Thoughts

Nope – Amy and I aren’t moving to Homer. But we came very close to moving to Homer in 1995. It feels like coming home to be back in Alaska.

Alaska 100

Mattermark – An Example of How We Decide to Invest

Feld Thoughts

As an investor for the past 20 years, I’ve had this happen many times. When I first started investing as an angel investor in 1994, I was focused on a very simple set of criteria. million round in Mattermark. I’m delighted to finally be an investor in a problem I’ve been obsessed about for 20 years.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

If you are an angel investor working with VCs, this book is for you. ” My review of it is really simple: “I wish I had this book in 1994 when I made my first angel investment, and then again in 1996 when I made my first VC investment. In June 2011 Mahendra sent me and Seth a final draft of the book.

10 CEOs Who Made Huge Mistakes

Up and Running

One of his biggest mistakes since starting his business came in 1994, in the form of Virgin Cola. Philip Clarke: Honesty is the best policy.

Why The Next Silicon Valley is Twitter and Skype – NOT Beijing

Kevin Dewalt

Most entrepreneurs and investors accepted the reality that they needed to join the Silicon Valley ecosystem or get crushed by it. Today? Today?

This Star Trek-Inspired Device Could Disrupt Modern Healthcare

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1994, he sold his magazine business to VNU, the Dutch publishing house. Then, in 1996, things really started getting interesting.

10 lessons I learned by taking the entrepreneurial Red Pill

The Next Web

Back in 1994, when Jeff Bezos started Amazon, he had to raise money from 22(!) investors. Still, I was scared as well. It wasn’t.

If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold

Venture Hacks

Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The computer has moved from the desktop to the pocket, this trend alone reminds me of the World Wide Web in 1994. This means that innovation is happening faster every day.

IP 7

If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold

Venture Hacks

Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The computer has moved from the desktop to the pocket, this trend alone reminds me of the World Wide Web in 1994. This means that innovation is happening faster every day.

IP 4

Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

Both Sides of the Table

So very few investors want Business Plans any more. So I was an Angel investor from 1994 to 1996. Brad on blogging. Mobius.

Howard Tullman: Always On

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The idea originated in 2007 with Landry, also an investor and serial entrepreneur. By 8 a.m., Notice how I said and? Not or. We need that here."

Angel Investing by the Numbers

StartupCFO

heard Sim present this data at the Angel Boot Camp last month. Some cautionary tales for angel investors. Basically, like VC, angel returns are heavily skewed towards a few investors who generate the bulk of the returns. If you just dabble in angel investing, you are likely to lose all your money.

8 Entrepreneur-Politicians Who Mattered

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

taxpayers, rather than investors and family connections. Entrepreneur of the Year title, which he was awarded in 1994. Warren G. billion.

Angel Investing by the Numbers

StartupCFO

heard Sim present this data at the Angel Boot Camp last month. Some cautionary tales for angel investors. Basically, like VC, angel returns are heavily skewed towards a few investors who generate the bulk of the returns. If you just dabble in angel investing, you are likely to lose all your money.

Godfather of Silicon Valley shares angel insights

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Ron Conway, known as the Godfather of Silicon Valley and part of SV Angel, came to Campbell to talk some shop, angel investing.  Of the many companies he has invested in, some noteworthy ones are Google, Facebook, PayPal, Square, AskJeeves, Foursquare, Mint.com, and Napster.  He may know a thing or two about funding the next big thing.