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The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

View from Seed

This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building was compelling. But these were the early days of the company.

Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

View from Seed

These angels, however, come in many different shapes and sizes. It can also help founders better approach angels in the first place.

Getting Value from Your Angel Investors

Rob Go

Nearly all seed rounds we are a part of include angel investors. Finally, visit your out of town investors.

Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. To wit: 1.

How to Find and Close Angel Investors from a Standing Start

View from Seed

Whether an entrepreneur is raising a smaller (pre-)seed round entirely from individuals or she has a seed-stage or larger VC firm involved in (leading) the seed syndicate, it’s somewhere between necessary and optimal to have multiple individual angel investors involved. That’s especially true for angels.

Austin-based Comfy Lands $600K in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

Comfy, a startup that helps students find housing, received $600,000 in seed stage funding last week. The Austin-based company received the money from a group of investors led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures. The round also included prominent angel investors and Austin Ventures.

Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall

techcrunch.com

Conventional wisdom dictated that they made reckless investments in very early-stage ventures mostly doomed to fail. So which is it?

How many start-ups in the US get seed/VC funding per year?

Gust

In very general terms, roughly 1,500 startups get funded by venture capitalists in the US, and 50,000 by angel investors. VCs look at around 400 companies for every one in which they invest; angels look at 40. Industry Experts Invested Interests angel investors Angels seed funding seed stage startups VCs

A Choir of Angel Investors Sing Different Parts

Genuine VC

We at NextView Ventures often invest in a startup’s first round alongside other funds; either seed stage focused ones like ourselves or larger traditional firms.  Just as often, however, we’re investing alongside individual angel investors who are participating in the round as well.  The Domain Angel

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have more opportunities than ever before to raise seed financing. Angel investors have been muscling in on traditional venture firms.

The 4 Stages From A Startup To A Sustainable Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, in my view, entrepreneurship is an evolution of an idea through a series of developmental stages, culminating in a self-sustaining business.

Goodbye Party Round, Hello Piggy Round: Should Seed Stage Founders Raise From Just a Single Investor?

Hunter Walker

It was easier to just discuss privately with other investors, but Jason Calacanis tweeted this morning about VCs trying to take entire seed rounds , and so, here it goes. Previous to the prevalence of angel investors, it was a bunch of VC funds fighting over deals. You weren’t supposed to be reading this blog post.

How To Get The Right Investor To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Congratulations!

5 Tips to Appeal to Angel Investors

Business Plan Blog

5 Tips to Appeal to Angel Investors. Company’s stage of development and capital requirements. Geographic location. Exit strategy.

When Does a Seed Stage Company Need a Board with More Than Just the Founder?

ithacaVC

I recently engaged in a conversation (over a few days) about the need for a seed stage company to have a board member other than the founder. There are many angel investors that rarely take or want a board seat.  It is not their operating model. Might be kind of lonely, but completely legal. Fair point.

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.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

This is the home of Jason Cohen, software startup founder, bootstrapper, investor, and mentor. andrewchen.co. Above the Crowd. Feld Thoughts.

Taskbox Raises $600,000 in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup Taskbox, which makes a popular iPhone app to manage an email inbox, announced it has raised $600,000 in seed stage funding from angel investors with the Central Texas Angel Network. The post Taskbox Raises $600,000 in Seed Stage Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

Seed Stage Firms are Dead, Long Live Micro VCs

Genuine VC

It’s clear that despite the varied terminology (Super Angel, Micro VC, Seed Stage VC, Seed Firms, etc.), a new segment of the institutional venture market is emerging. Both super-angels are institutionalizing “up” and formerly traditional VCs shifting “down” to fill a market opportunity.

Trends in Seed Stage Funding for Entrepreneurs

Gust

I’ve recently taken a look at seed stage funding by venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors over the past five years.  For VCs, I chose to look at all seed stage VC deals (from MoneyTree©) as well as those in five of the most active regions in the country.  All Seed-VC. Silicon Valley. Deals.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

They invest from seed to growth with flexibility in ownership and amounts. Pacific Northwest. billion invested in 374 startups in that area.

The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

View from Seed

This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building was compelling. remember talking to one of their angel investors (and also one of my old mentors) about what the company could become and what it would look like if it ever became a really big business. But these were the early days of the company.

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

Gust

Entrepreneurs sometimes assume an initial agreement with an angel is a commitment, so they start spending before any money is received.

When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

In theory, there are three levels of pricing for an entrepreneur to potentially signal to a prospective investor: 1. Lower-Than-Market Value.

Presenting Your Case to Investors is Rarely Free

Startup Professionals Musings

He calls these a scam, and “Angel group” payola. Others , including noted Angel David S. Consider your startup stage.

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs sometimes assume an initial agreement with an Angel is a commitment, so they start spending before any money is received.

IPOs, M&As, Liquidity, & You. (the entrepreneur)

Gust

In the “good old days,” angels invested in seed-stage startups and teed up promising companies for subsequent venture capital financing. If the company was successful, this quickly led to an IPO – a very happy ending for the entrepreneur, the angels, and the venture capitalists. My, my…how the world has changed.

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Written Raises $1 Million in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

Written.com receives $1 million in seed stage funding from LiveOak Venture Partners, Floodgate and several angel investors.

I've Joined Launch Capital - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

We found we had mutual agreement on investing philosophy and approach, and about a month ago, he offered me a job as West Coast Director of Operations, doing seed stage investing on the West coast where I am mostly based, but also covering internet-tech and mobile in NYC where I am often. I am excited to see my career go in this direction.

Full Time Vs Part Time Angel Investors

Mark Birch

It is not for want that I am only a part-time investor.  The successful investor comes with a few important tools. 

A Choir of Angel Investors Sing Different Parts

Genuine VC

We at NextView Ventures often invest in a startup’s first round alongside other funds; either seed stage focused ones like ourselves or larger traditional firms.  Just as often, however, we’re investing alongside individual angel investors who are participating in the round as well.  The Domain Angel

Looking for Angel Investors for a High Tech Venture?

Ask The VC

If you are an angel investor or seed stage VC, please apply to be added to the list. If you are looking for angel or seed stage VC investors, have at it! Tags: Angel Investing There’s plenty of info listed for each person – see the example of my listing below.

Pari Passu or F.U.little guy

Professor VC

This is the feeling you get from watching the venture capitalists talk about the entrepreneurs and other investors in the film. Lucky us!!

Surviving 2016 as a seed stage startup: Don’t batten down the hatches but take an umbrella.

Hippoland

Since then I’ve moved to the other side of the fence as an investor. But, investors are cautious. Image credit: Giphy.

How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. entrepreneur investor stage startup

The Importance of Robust Angel Ecosystems

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Earlier this week I gave the keynote address at the Colorado Angel Capital Summit. Specifically: Put Entrepreneurs First.

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.

Free Templates for Great Startup Pitch Decks, Direct from VCs

View from Seed

Today, NextView Ventures is excited to release a pillar project in our Growth Guides series: pitch deck templates for raising seed capital.

Brewbot Raises $1.5 Million in a Seed Round of Funding

SiliconHills

million in seed stage funding. The company raised the money from Brad Feld, Bebo Founder and CEO Michael Birch and Federico Pirzio-Biroli, an angel investor in London, Boulder VC Bullet Time Ventures, Hallett Capital and a new fund in Northern Ireland, TechStart NI and SparkLabs Global. Austin Brewbot TechStars

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.