How to Raise Startup Funding from Unlikely Angel Investors
Up and Running
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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.
Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million
MAY 28, 2015
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.
Do Angel Investors Care About University Degrees?
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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.
11 Foolproof Ways to Convince People to Invest in Your Business
Up and Running
MARCH 21, 2016
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.”.
How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need
Up and Running
MARCH 16, 2016
e.ventures: e.ventures is a global venture capital firm that backs internet and software founders. Pacific Northwest. billion in 2014 and $1.4
Recruiting Software Developers By Showing Up With Pizza
MAY 3, 2012
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
AUGUST 12, 2014
Were they down to him being a more open-minded investor? Avoid investors that take gender into account. Boris Wertz. If not, why?
Answers to the 5 Most Common Angel Investor Questions
APRIL 15, 2014
While this might depict an "angel," it certainly is a far cry from the definition of an "angel investor." Who do you know?
My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013
Up and Running
DECEMBER 18, 2013
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….
How would you break down the process of raising an angel round of investment in 5-10 steps?
DECEMBER 27, 2012
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.
HBS Alumni Angels Investor Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 16
JANUARY 3, 2013
HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York is holding its next investor evening for our members (angels and VCs) on January 16. Details on this investors-only evening: RSVP . HBS Alumni Angels Meetings New York
The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.
AUGUST 26, 2014
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
3 Questions to Ask Yourself (If You’re Trying to Convince The World That You Have a Hot Startup)
MARCH 7, 2013
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.
Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups
Business Plan Blog
DECEMBER 12, 2013
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
Recent Interview for Workbridge
APRIL 1, 2013
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
What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development
AUGUST 18, 2013
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?
What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.
DECEMBER 14, 2012
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
Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 17, 2012
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.
The Future of Startups 2013-2017
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
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.
Startup Dream Teams & Fundability
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Every investor is looking for the “dream team” of executives to put his money on. Often I find that experienced investors flip to the management page of a business plan, even before they read the product description. What are investors looking for in the CEO and the rest of the top executives? Been there, done that, and won.
Cloning Startups: Blackmail, Duplication, 11 Pinterest clones, Overnight Cloning.
MAY 7, 2012
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?
The Alien Entrepreneur: To Build Great Software Hire Great.
MARCH 9, 2012
To Build Great Software Hire Great Programmers. In fact give them a Hardware (and Software) budget and let them buy whatever they want.
Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup
Startup Professionals Musings
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too. Or does it? AngelList.
What If You’re Not CEO Material? [Excellent article by David Cohen @davidcohen of TechStars]
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
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.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
This foundation still drives the area and the world, even thought it gets less attention now than the software side. 2. Why not? tomnora.
Estonian Sportlyzer Slightly Pivots Towards Sports Club Software
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Estonia-based Sportlyzer announces they have grown into more of the sports club software sector.