Trending Sources

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.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Matchmaker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What began as a social gathering for like-minded entrepreneurs and VCs has evolved into one of the Valley''s most dynamic accelerators.

How to Raise Startup Funding from Unlikely Angel Investors

Up and Running

live in a small town surrounded by farms and I made my first angel investment at 29 because my dad said it was a good idea. I’m not your average angel.

Why Silicon Valley Loves Failures

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These are Silicon Valley's clich darlings. Failure, it seems, is the buzzword of the moment in Silicon Valley.

Learn From the 5 Core Principles of Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, hitting large numbers of Angels in multiple locations with a generic pitch is one of the least productive approaches.

Top Lessons Learned From Great Angel Investors

Rob Go

We held an awesome Angel Bootcamp yesterday at MIT. It was an amazing collection of speakers sharing their experience and wisdom around angel investing. More and better informed angels allow more founders to pursue ambitious companies, not just by providing dollars, but by doing so in a way that is as helpful as supportive as possible.

Five Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, hitting large numbers of angels in multiple locations with a generic pitch is one of the least productive approaches.

Entrepreneurs Court New Super-Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Examples of some leaders in this space include Mike Maples in Silicon Valley and David S. entrepreneur startup super-Angels David S.

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

Steve Blank

Beijing Venture/Angel Ecosystem. All the usual caveats apply. I was only in China for a week so this a cursory view. China Venture Capital.

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.

How Serious Angel Investors Think About Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Legendary angel investor David Rose talks about what he looks for before he invests. Rose, founder of Gust.com and author of the new book: Angel Investing : The Gust Guide to Making Money Having Fun Investing in Startups. Here''s my interview with David: How many angel investors are there, and how much do they invest every year?

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?

Estonia Or Silicon Valley – What's The Difference?

ArcticStartup

Coming back, it really opened my eyes towards the pros and cons of both Estonia and Silicon Valley. Uber, Airbnb & Tesla).

How to Be an Angel Investor

www.paulgraham.com

When youhear people talking about a successful angel investor, theyre notsaying "He got a 4x liquidation preference." Mechanics Angel investors often syndicate deals, which means they join togetherto invest on the same terms. In a syndicate there is usually a"lead" investor who negotiates the terms with the startup.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Angel Investing News

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley is world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing companies and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. 

Secrets of Silicon Valley's Biggest Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In Silicon Valley, people say that the investor-entrepreneur relationship is like a marriage, only more important.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Gust

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. 

Rotten Ethics in Silicon Valley

FairSoftware's Blog

Today I am going after a specific target: silent investors in startups who use unethical tactics. Investors on their board shouldn’t talk because they could expose the company legally. But what about the small angel investor? I have been planning to write a comprehensive post on ethics for startups. This is not it.

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

Kevin Dewalt

About every two weeks I get asked by someone – sometimes journalists who never been to China – about whether “Beijing is the Next Silicon Valley”. 1.

Why This Top Investor Thinks You Shouldn't Take Any VC Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gil Penchina, one of the top angel investors in the Silicon Valley, explains why you should not take venture capital money to grow your business

Rotten Ethics in Silicon Valley

FairSoftware's Blog

Today I am going after a specific target: silent investors in startups who use unethical tactics. Investors on their board shouldn’t talk because they could expose the company legally. But what about the small angel investor? I have been planning to write a comprehensive post on ethics for startups. This is not it.

5 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, it seems like a great idea to start up in the Valley. Here are five reasons you should avoid Silicon Valley. 1.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, Silicon Valley is the consumer and enterprise software capital of the world. get the attention of the market they choose.

Silicon Valley: Remembering the Roots of Start-up Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the latest TV show focused on the Valley, entrepreneurs get a glimpse of the founders that paved the road for them. Return to step one.

The Greenshoe = how to repay all those that helped along the way.

Scalable Startup

Imagine if you’re in Silicon Valley right now with no equity in a tech startup, but associated with several people getting six figure “bonuses” because they somehow wound up with some stock in one. The free parties (or not free) and swag and great stories and boat rides in the bay are nice.

IPO 12

How Can Israeli Startups Raise Funding in Silicon Valley?

VC Cafe

VC investors rely heavily on referrals, but what should a non US startup do when looking to raise funding in Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

[contact-form] Can any other region “catch up” to Silicon Valley, or be the next Silicon Valley? Why not?

The Greenshoe = how to repay all those that helped along the way.

Scalable Startup

Imagine if you’re in Silicon Valley right now with no equity in a tech startup, but associated with several people getting six figure “bonuses” because they somehow wound up with some stock in one. The free parties (or not free) and swag and great stories and boat rides in the bay are nice.

IPO 11

Jim Armstrong’s Take on LA Tech–It’s Past and It’s Future

Wired Wired West

But, that’s exactly what Jim Armstrong is here to give: an insider’s take on the LA tech scene—aka Silicon Beach. This is far from an old school locker room. No wooden benches; no metal lockers. No chalkboard. Still passing […].

Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider United States News Rockstart Rockstart Accelerator Silicon Valley

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

But, getting in the doors of a Sand Hill Road VC in Silicon Valley can be an incredibly difficult undertaking. andrewchen.co. Haywire.

11 Foolproof Ways to Convince People to Invest in Your Business

Up and Running

Some businesses are not a great fit for angel or venture capital funding. Instead, I prefer to seek out advice from investors that I admire.”.

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!!

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

Steve Blank

Beijing Venture/Angel Ecosystem. All the usual caveats apply. I was only in China for a week so this a cursory view. China Venture Capital.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

This region is well-known as the home of Silicon Valley, as well as a growing tech hub in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pacific Northwest.

Please Don't Celebrate Failure!

Professor VC

Silicon Valley and the venture capital industry were built on taking risks and making big bets on technology, teams, and markets.

Trends in Seed Stage Funding for Entrepreneurs

Angel Investing News

I’ve recently taken a look at seed stage funding by venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors over the past five years.  Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley. Then, I looked at angel investment in the US over the past five years, as reported by the Center for Venture Research , in billions of dollars.

Silicon Valley Bank HALO report – Angel Investing(Infographic)

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder instagram Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora

Report: Silicon Valley VC Confidence Rises

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The disappointment of Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga on Wall Street still lingers but Silicon Valley VCs are becoming more optimistic.

500 Startups? How about 5000!

Scalable Startup

Craig Page @CraigDPage hosted a party 2 weeks ago in Santa Monica that celebrated 500 startups in the SM/Venice ecosystem known as Silicon Beach these days, and he may not be far off. guess it could happen, So Cal could surpass Silicon Valley some day. Southern California is going to reach the tipping point. Startup USC. SpaceX.