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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.

11 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

In the business world, angel investors are sometimes equated with actual angels, sent to help us fund what could not otherwise be funded.

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. First and foremost, angels can provide capital. Go beyond.

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.

3 Ways Angel Investors Can Help You (A Lot)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s why I recommend angels, instead. My seed round is a convertible note raised entirely through angels.

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.

Where To Find Angel Investors

Growthink Blog

These other entrepreneurs can provide funding to you as "angel investors." They can introduce you to other angel investors they know.

Do Angel Investors Care About University Degrees?


So how do angel investors fall on this question? My bias, as an angel investor: other things being equal, yes. And of course there will always be exceptions, but, in general: Unless proven otherwise, a lot of investors would agree with my bias in the second paragraph. Angel investors are all individuals.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. Ryan had a vision for an integration web-based system to layer on top of all of this to help support and manage the software development process.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded.

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups

Business Plan Blog

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups. What is an angel investor? Angels typically invest in companies local to them.

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. Above the Crowd. 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.”.

Recruiting Software Developers By Showing Up With Pizza

Feld Thoughts

Once again we are in a zone where hiring software developers is incredibly challenging. Last night I was at Angel Boot Camp in Boston. He said something like: “If you want to recruit great software developers, show up at the computer science lab with a bunch of pizza the night before a major project is due.”

Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

Up and Running

Were they down to him being a more open-minded investor? Avoid investors that take gender into account. Boris Wertz. If not, why?

How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.

Scalable Startup

But more importantly, the labor of moving software around by humans and physical media and even the Internet has been taken down to almost zero.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running is a global venture capital firm that backs internet and software founders. Pacific Northwest. billion in 2014 and $1.4

How would you break down the process of raising an angel round of investment in 5-10 steps?


Understand what investors are looking for , what they usually invest in, and why. There are many good books on this subject, and you owe it to yourself to read at least one of them before you begin talking to angels. This is the case for two reasons: first, because the bare fact is that investors simply do not fund ideas.

My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013

Up and Running

Investors then use your profile to determine whether they want to fund your request for a loan. 8. If you’re interested in angel investment….

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself (If You’re Trying to Convince The World That You Have a Hot Startup)

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized angel investor Cash Flow CEO blog CoFounder first revenue leadership revenue growth scalability software startups The Next Level tom nora vc venture capitalWhat is the growth graph? tomnora.

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. Angel Investor Drupal founder PHP Revenue Growth SaaS Scalability startup startup CEO venture Cash Flow CEOing leadership scalability tom nora venture capital

Recent Interview for Workbridge

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture business CEOing first revenue google leadership revenue growth scalability software Software Development startups The Next Level tom nora twitter vc venture capital

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What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

The So Cal engineering gap?   I’ve been able to study the Southern Cal software dev scene as an insider for over 2 years now. But, there is a serious gap in the discipline, number of developers and community around real software development here. Drupal has a worldwide engine of real software discipline. What is Drupal?

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups

Business Plan Blog

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups. What is an angel investor? Angels are often former or current entrepreneurs themselves, as well as business professionals and corporate leaders. Angels typically invest in companies local to them. What is an angel group? Want To Learn More? Startup Funding

Getting Funded: Step 1, Getting VCs to notice

Passionate Intensity

Get on Angel List. Consider angels or seed investors. Do your homework on the investor. Meeting investors is a chore.

Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Mike Wolf is a mentor of mine, and a role model for many technology entrepreneurs and investors in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Be persistent.

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

Marc Andreessen: So the computer industry started in 1950 and basically ran for 50 years with the same model, which was a model where all of the new computers, all the new technology, all the new software started out being sold for the highest prices to the biggest organizations. Nothing is going to stop Software-as-a-Service. tomnora.

Cloning Startups: Blackmail, Duplication, 11 Pinterest clones, Overnight Cloning.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development early stage founder Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture angel investor business Cash Flow CEO CEO blog CEO Succession CoFounder design facebook first revenue google iOS leadership scalability software tom noraAnd we’re not in a bubble?

Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah -  Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. ” At what point you need humans to sell software? He has a B.S.

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture acquisition angel investor business CEO CEO blog CEOing CoFounder first revenue google leadership scalability software Software Development succession venture capital

Private Startup Stock Trading

Scalable Startup

Software is ahead of Social Media – a sign of things to come. link].

What If You’re Not CEO Material? [Excellent article by David Cohen @davidcohen of TechStars]

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Launch Scalability startup CEO Uncategorized CEO CEO blog CEOing CoFounder Software Development startups succession The Next Level[link].

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

Scalable Startup

This foundation still drives the area and the world, even thought it gets less attention now than the software side. 2. Why not? tomnora.

Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Click here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). Matt Coffin (Los Angeles). Paige Craig (Los Angeles). Clark Landry (Los Angeles). link]. link].

The Alien Entrepreneur: To Build Great Software Hire Great.

Alien Entrepreneur

To Build Great Software Hire Great Programmers. In fact give them a Hardware (and Software) budget and let them buy whatever they want.

Is #NewYork the Next Startup Land of Oz?

Scalable Startup

There is a highly under-known fact in the software engineering world – many of the best developers and architects are not in Silicon Valley, but in the New York metro area. A few things have happened recently to cause me to look a little closer at NY for the next amazing companies in Internet technology. These people abound in New York.

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 have over 100 members now, have had a few meetings and are in the process of launching a new startup with some of the members. Below is my update to the group today.

10 Tips for Finding Venture Funding

Up and Running

And keep in mind, as you read that, that venture capital demands everything that angel investors do, and more. Are you still with me?

5 Things I Look when Investing in a Startup


It’s the result of several decades in high tech, three years as an investor in a local Oregon angel investment group , some consulting in due diligence for venture capital, and my experience as founder and co-founder of successful ventures. What I say here is my opinion and mine alone. Startup experience. great market story.