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Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too. Or does it? AngelList.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find the right angel for your, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too. Or does it?

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. Two of these, Uber and Xiaomi, are already above $40 billion.

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What Angel Investors Look For: Facts Vs. Truths

Growthink Blog

The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire just released its report on angel funding activity for the first half of 2011.

What every entrepreneur should know about financing right now

Version One Ventures

More money is flowing in from a new crop of angels, newly wealthy from a number of tech IPOs. AngelList makes it easier for founders to reach angels and there are hundreds of accelerators and incubators to choose from. News Angel investor AngelList Bootstrapping funding Seed money Series A round Startup company venture capital

Super Angels Are A Boon To Startups Needing Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Individual angel investors have been filling the gap, and now match VCs in total amount invested.

Accelerate Your Startup With Help From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

believe their competitive advantage is their top on-site leadership, exclusivity, and connections to investors. Marty Zwilling.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

Pre Internet Bubble (1995 – 2000). Investors. Angel Investors Must Be Organized. I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” Following is the current table of contents. Foreword. Led By Entrepreneurs.

What’s the Difference Between a Small Business Venture and a Startup?

Up and Running

That’s because investors are looking for the highest potential return on investment, while balancing the associated risks.”. 24, 2000].

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Startup Professionals Musings

That is a 65% increase in the number of IPOs over 2012, and the highest proceeds raised since the year 2000. percent to 23.4 percent last year.

Flocks of Angels, and All You Need is One

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common questions I get is “How do I find angel investors?” Angel investors are people too. Keiretsu Forum.

Why Money Isn't Always Your Biggest Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It went bankrupt in 2000. 2. If you think more cash will solve all of your startup''s problems, you''re in for a disappointment. Remember Floo

VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself.

500 Hats

Many of these now-trendy Micro-VC funds began as individual angel investors who gradually grew up and started small funds (myself included).

Robin Chase: How I Survived a Huge Screw-up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As an entrepreneur, you are constantly in sales mode--you are selling to customers, investors, the people who work for you. million.

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Why The End is Near for Angels

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

startup ante that was $5 million in 2000 is now down to $5 thousand. Or, Everyone Now is an F—g Angel. “Then 2013.”

Are You the Fool at The Table?

Steve Blank

What no one tells the Marks is that as they’re buying, the smart money and institutional investors are quietly pulling out and selling their assets.

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Gambling, Investing and Startups

Mark Birch

What seems crazy to me is that an experienced executive and investor would make this statement.  Interview of Steve Case.

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns. What's the thinking on that from the investor standpoint?

The end or the beginning? Thoughts on the current startup environment

This is going to be BIG.

Every investor and entrepreneur knows there is something scary about the current startup economy. There is an enormous amount of angel capital available, while at the same time there is a small amount of Series A and a large and concentrated amount of late stage capital. Is 2012 going to be 2000 all over again? Valuations.

Entrepreneurs, Your Funding Strategy will Change When You Start to Engage with Potential Investors

Robert Ochtel

All entrepreneurs believe or at least want to believe that they are fundable.  As such, they work hard to develop their business plans, executive summaries and investor pitches so that they can engage with potential investors. But, toward the end to the 1990’s venture capitalist and angel investors alike caught the dot com (.com)

Apparently, Early Stage Investors Aren’t Endangered – Quite The Contrary!

VC Deal Lawyer

You may recall my earlier post from a few weeks ago entitled “ Are True Early Stage Investors An Endangered Species? All of the new super-angel funds popping up in the past few weeks just add to the fervor.  super-angel fund, Dave McClure’s (former PayPal’r) $30M super-angel fund and Mike Maples’ new $73.5M

5 Good Reasons Not to Seek Angel Investment


Assume you have the right factors to get angel investment: experienced team, good product-market fit, growth potential, defensibility, and a reasonable shot at a successful exit. This might seem awkward on this site, suggesting that you don’t want angel investment. But angel investment isn’t for everybody. Maybe you don’t. 2.

Angel Investing at Today's Market Rates is a Losing Proposition


For most angel investors, having enough cash to create a large enough portfolio to have a chance at breakeven or even do better is very difficult.

My Biggest Mistake: Launching a Tech Company Without a Technical Co-Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In other words, for the first time since the 2000 tech bubble, it felt like open season for startups. It took them three years to recover.

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Resources to Find Angel Funding

Business Plan Blog

Resource Guide To find Angels. Are you a first time entrepreneur and looking for angel funding for your startup? Startup Funding

The VC Business Is Going Through A Big Change In Europe


By change we mean how the potential of business is diminishing to ever more smaller investors, such as angel investors.

60 of the Top Domain Name Millionaires

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Ammar Kubba is the CEO of Thought Convergence, Inc., a business advisor, and an investor. Colin helped to found Reinvent media group back in 2000 shortly after his 10 year tenure with HSBC bank. In addition to AfterNIC, he is also a part of the New York Angels, an invitation-only organization made up of Angel Investors.

Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala


Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. Investors are people. Angels and VCs are not at loggerheads. NextWala. About Me.

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Why Iceland has the Cleanest Energy and How You Can Be a Part of It


At the end of the program participants will have a chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists.

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


Dysonics secured $750,000 in funding from angel investors to develop products that will reproduce three-dimensional, immersive sound in headphones.

Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2000, Fenton was a New Hampshire-based computer geek looking for a place to stay in Reykjavík, Iceland. The IRS disagreed.

How to Start a Home Health Care Business

Up and Running

percent in 2000 to 19.6 The most traditional routes are bank loans,   small business loans,  or angel investors. Nursing aide.

Be an Adaptive Business Leader.


Unlike other groups, ABL members all belong to either healthcare or technology industry-focused roundtables.  facing their industry.

The Trouble with Paul Graham and Female Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Since 2000, 537 companies have completed Springboard''s programs. In 2013, Astia launched its own angel investment group, called Astia Angels.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

dont return investors capital, according to recent research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. The results were similar when he examined data for companies funded from 2000 to 2010, he says. All Goodmail investors incurred "substantial losses," Mr. Dreymann says. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. Barrons.

Shop By Invitation: Ooolala From Estonia


To do so, they have raised an EUR 180 000 round from friends and family, an angel investor and another startup - AdCash. million.

A brief history of your investors (and their investors)

Venture Hacks

So you know what questions to ask your potential investors about their investors (their limited partners ). They put in more money.

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

At the beginning of the year 2000, there were 133 venture capital firms in Israel, today there are less than 30. By Ben Bakhshi.

The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

investors. He had recently rented an apartment because his investors had become concerned about his health. He was comfortable.

The ArcticStartup guide to: Estonia


Seed Forum Tallinn – an investor-startup matchmaking event organised by a netswork of national representatives in 40 countries. Startup events.