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My First 9 Months as an Angel Investor

Instigator Blog

But that wasn’t angel investing (although it had some similarities). Nine months ago I made my first independent angel investment. I’ve made 7 in total. made that mistake with an angel investor once (who invested in Standout Jobs) and it’s one I’ll never repeat. Angel investing is fun.

The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors

OnStartups

But almost nothing concrete is available on the care and feeding of your investors. Here are the results. 1) Write your investors consistently.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

Eric Ries of The Lean Startup has called Andrew Chen’s blog “one of the best entrepreneurship blogs of all time.” andrewchen.co. Feld Thoughts.

Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 8, 2008 The lean startup Ive been thinking for some time about a term that could encapsulate trends that are changing the startup landscape. After some trial and error, Ive settled on the Lean Startup. like the term because of two connotations: Lean in the sense of low-burn. for H.

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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

Up and Running

Start your lean business plan today: Download our Free Lean Plan Template one-page-pitch-download.pdf. That’s a lean business plan.

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

Steve Blank

Over the years we brainstormed about how Lean entrepreneurship would affect regional development. Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds.

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It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Teams can prove their competence and validate their ideas by showing investors evidence that there’s a repeatable and scalable business model.

How and Where to Write About Technology in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

To explain the difference, let’s take me as an example: I’m a software entrepreneur, and, in recent years, a member of an angel investment group.

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Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Over the years Dino and I brainstormed about how Lean entrepreneurship would affect regional development. Here’s Part 2 of Dino’s story….

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

When Larry and Sergey first began BackRub (which would eventually become Google), they didn’t run to a venture capital firm or angel investor.

Business Pitch, Elevator Pitch, and the LivePlan Pitch Page: What’s the Difference?

Up and Running

Here’s how I sort through these different terms, in the context of angel investment, business planning, and business plan competitions.

Why FastCompany Gets "The Lean Startup" Almost Completely Wrong

OnStartups

Also, I'm a self-proclaimed Lean Startup fanboy. The lean startup model only offers tools to get you so far.” He delivers ideas.

Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.

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The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup

Up and Running

It’s an approach that is advocated today as part of the Lean Startup Methodology. About ReefCam. snapshot from one of the Cayman Island cameras.

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Updates on Startup Workshops and the Startup we’re launching

Scalable Startup

I started a new group 2 months ago in Los Angeles – Startup Workshops – #SUWSLA to teach startup success concepts and try to launch new startups.We NEXT GENERAL MEETINGS – I’m getting ready to announce this, leaning toward Funding The Startup as a topic. I’m trying to finalize sponsors and the venue.

How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s no formal way for an investor to assess project maturity or quantify risks. But the ‘ah-hah!’

The Long Grind Before You Become an Overnight Success

Vinicius Vacanti

We had been rejected by every investor we talked to. Getting investors interested. Hustling from our shared workspace cubicles. Nothing.

8 Ways To Pivot Your Business To Kickstart Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Course corrections, or pivots, are normal for new ventures, so expect them and don’t make excuses. Their pivots were early but real.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Gust

Don’t be embarrassed, since even professional investors are often confused these days by the new terms, as well as old terms used with new meanings.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Meet Cash Flow Peaks

Startup Professionals Musings

Software apps that once required a 10-person team can now be done with the Lean Development methodology by two people in a couple of months.

The David S. Rose Reading List for High-Growth Startups

Up and Running

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. B y Eric Ries. Not so much.

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The Rise of the Lean VC – Consumer Internet Gets Its Own Investors

Steve Blank

The Rise of the “Lean VC’s” – Consumer Internet Gets Funded. Lean VC’s are Different. Lean Angels. Here’s why.

Episode 7: Changing Plans, Niche Marketing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) | The Bcast

Up and Running

Check out Tim Berry’s book, Lean Business Planning , coming soon. Well that’s where the lean planning comes in. Peter: Go.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Software apps that once required a 10-person team can now be done with the Lean Development methodology by two people in a couple of months.

7 Questions Test Entrepreneur Focus Before Funding

Gust

The first question most people seem to ask when contemplating a new startup is where they will get investor money. Image via Entrepreneur.com.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t be embarrassed, since even professional investors are often confused these days by the new terms, as well as old terms used with new meanings.

The Startup Checklist for High-Growth, Scalable Businesses

Up and Running

500 CEO, an angel investor, and a serial entrepreneur. When it comes to investors, what do they want to see? That is, until now.

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

10 C-Level Positions That Are Red Flags For Funding

Gust

It’s your startup, so you can give early partners any title you want, but be aware of potential investor and peer implications.

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Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.

Seed Stage Capital

Now there are signs that things may be (slowly) starting to turn around. Ive had a couple lunches with attorneys this week which were illuminating.

Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank

Pragmatic and Lean. Angel investor Don Lucas had his office above ours. And he meant it, but with a laugh. Huge Technical Visio n.

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Don't Make Raising Angel Funding Your Plan B

OnStartups

Chris is a seed stage VC and angel investor at CommonAngels. Pitch to angels as partners not just a means to get the VC round.

Reid Hoffman Kicks Ass, Takes Names, Envisions Future. - Master of.

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The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration.   He's proven it multiple times, both as an EVP at PayPal & founder/CEO/Chairman at LinkedIn, and as an insightful & early angel investor at Facebook, Digg, Friendster, Flickr and over 60 other startups. The 4 Things You Really Need.

3 Reasons Why Now is The Best Time for Women Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Lean, hungry companies can muscle their way to the top, unencumbered by the administrative infrastructure that sinks so many new ventures.

Congratulations are in order…

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For my cohost Patrick Foley , as he starts a new monthly column for startups over at Visual Studio Magazine. Way to go David! A Job Well Done

The Power of Connection

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch SaaS Uncategorized Entrepreneur funding startup

10 Ways for Startups to Survive the Valley of Death

Startup Professionals Musings

Software apps that once required a 10-person team can now be done with the Lean Development methodology by two people in a couple of months.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

No need to make the assumption that you will need a rich uncle or an angel investor for every idea you come up with. Technology costs.

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The One Piece of Advice I Give All Startups

VC Deal Lawyer

Early on, entrepreneurs focus on matters geared towards de-risking the business (e.g., You should know that as time passes, the problem worsens. 

7 Questions Test Entrepreneur Focus Before Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

The first question most people seem to ask when contemplating a new startup is where they will get investor money. Do you have a viable plan?