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7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Angel investors have been muscling in on traditional venture firms. Don''t be fooled by the word ''angel.'' ventures in 2011.

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

Both Sides of the Table

What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? The video link is here.

New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

In the design phase, we believe that hardware engineering will follow a similar path as the open source software community that built GitHub. Version One is co-leading this investment with Golden Venture Partners, and joined by several angel investors. Image via CrunchBase. Related articles.

Texas 16

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

As a personal friend of the original investor, I’m very happy for this transaction – after 7 years of work, repositioning, and sticking to it their vision has paid off. is the for-profit company founded by Dries Buytaert, the inventor of Drupal, to support his open source project. Because they are open source.

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

And you need to have investors at the core of your company who are going to support you through that. They are the place where all the open source code increasingly lives. All other code increasingly uses a ton of open source code. The Future of Startups 2013-2017, beginning of a series. tomnora. ALEXIA TSOTSIS.

Why You Should Let Your Employees Do Whatever They Want??

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s what''s taking their place in the virtual, open source era. Focus and discipline are relics of 20th century business.

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.

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

Steve Blank

This has changed the way entrepreneurs think about building their startups and how investors should look at them. ——-.

Shrinking the Table – How Investors and Startups Are Getting Closer

Instigator Blog

Too often, investors and entrepreneurs think of themselves as being, “on opposites sides of the table.” It’s the beginning of the honeymoon.

Gust Blog - Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them

Gust

Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them & entrepreneurs that run them. The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars.

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Will the Real Crowd Funding Model Please Stand Up?

Startup Professionals Musings

Ideas crowd sourcing. Of course, this might also lead to investors, partners, and licensing opportunities. Software crowd sourcing.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

Closed for You, Open For Us. Beijing Venture/Angel Ecosystem. Entrepreneurship in Beijing. China Venture Capital. innovation in the U.S.

Why The End is Near for Angels

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mentorship-led investors, like Y-Combinator and Tech Stars have stepped in to serve their needs and get access to the next Zuckerberg. ”

4 Considerations for Expanding Your Startup to International Markets

mashable.com

and China, and recently recorded their 1,000,000th download of Bonita Open Solution. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. from France.

The Top 5 Tech Investors For 2014

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Here is our list of the top five most influential tech investors for 2014. The tech world is a myriad of brains, innovation, and big money.

Primer On Funding Trends for Early-Stage Startups

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 Proliferation of Standardized Seed Financing Documents

Feld Thoughts

But – I’m an optimist, so I’m going to plan for a good outcome. I’ll proactively reaching out to the appropriate folks at Cooley, WSGR, and Fenwick & West to organize a one day session, with laptops, somewhere in the bay area. I’ll include a handful of early stage investors (both VCs and angels) in this effort.

Do You Have The Moxy To Be A Parallel Entrepreneur?

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors have long argued the value of a portfolio to hedge and leverage the risk, so why shouldn’t entrepreneurs do the same?

Don’t Be Fooled By All The Hype For Crowd Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Ideas crowd sourcing. Of course, this might also lead to investors, partners, and licensing opportunities. Software crowd sourcing.

You Don’t Need to be Rich to be an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars.

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9 Tips for Raising Startup Funds on AngelList

mashable.com

Joshua Baer is the co-founder and CEO of Otherinbox , a prolific angel investor and the director of Capital Factory , Austin’s seed-stage incubator. Make It Easy for Investors To Write Checks. AngelList is brilliantly designed to make it easy for investors to write checks to entrepreneurs. Look for Your Lead Investor.

10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. Until Hooked , that is.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

The answer is the rise of super angels, Graham said. That’s no longer true, thanks to a new class of investors known as the super angels.

Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Angel Investors are willing to invest more at higher valuations, and Private Equity investors are willing to invest huge sums at later stages and allow founders to cash in some of their stock. Traditional Venture Capital (VC) investors would invest $1M to $3M in a Series A and take 40% to 60% of the company. Not anymore.

Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Angel Investors are willing to invest more at higher valuations, and Private Equity investors are willing to invest huge sums at later stages and allow founders to cash in some of their stock. Traditional Venture Capital (VC) investors would invest $1M to $3M in a Series A and take 40% to 60% of the company. Not anymore.

Angels vs. Venture Capitalists

Marc Andreessen

To that end, we’ve linked up with Ted Wang who has been working on an open source legal project called the Series Seed documents. Angels vs. Venture Capitalists. Why do angel investors exist? After all, doesn’t the definition of venture capital include all of the activities that angels perform?

Real Unfair Advantages

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

No, wait, I'm sorry, the real question is: What are you going to do when there are four totally free, open-source competitors? P.P.S.

Entrepreneurs, not the government, will save Europe’s economy

The Next Web

Without a vibrant exit market, it’s harder to attract both entrepreneurs and investors. So, what can Europe do about it? It’s a problem.

Why Your Startup Hasn’t Gotten Funded

YoungUpstarts

If you’re spending your time pitching investors, you’re more than likely wasting energy that could be spent moving your startup forward.

Why Launching a Startup Is More Expensive Than You Think

mashable.com

Early-stage seed and angel investors all realize that a business will encounter a huge range of flux very rapidly. Have an account?

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

Not only that, but the growing battle between venture capital firms and “super angels&# presents an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs trying to build the next big thing. The answer is the rise of super angels, Graham said. That’s no longer true, thanks to a new class of investors known as the super angels.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

Or the Cliff Note’s version: Open Source & Cloud Computing (led by Amazon) drove down tech startup costs by 90%.

The disruption of venture capital

The Equity Kicker

Angel investing has grown – wealth creation in the internet bubble massively increased the number of angel investors, particularly outside Silicon Valley. Startup costs have fallen – open source software and cloud computing have driven startup costs down by a factor of 10. Forward

Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste. One that is powered by three drivers, each of which is a part of a major trend: The use of platforms enabled by open source and free software. What are the characteristics of a lean startup?

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Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors

mashable.com

This dynamic births serial entrepreneurs and motivates angels and venture capitalists to pull their friends into investment deals. magic.

Startup Tools

steveblank.com

Are your lectures (in b-schools) open to public? Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Greg G.

7 Startup Hubs From Around the World to Watch in 2014

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With China''s enhanced emphasis on entrepreneurs, a growing number of investors are turning their attention to the world''s most populous country.

Founder to CEO: Tobias Lutke, Shopify

StartupCFO

Before co-founding Shopify, Tobi was active in many open source projects. They are building a truly special, market-leading company.