Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

If You Can’t Find An Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right angel for you, and for your situation. USA Angel Investment Network.

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Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right angel for your, and for your situation.

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. According to Statistic Brain , angel investors, numbering almost 300,000, contributed a record $25 billion to early-stage startups in the U.S.

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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. During the first half of this year, angel investments totaled $8.9 That's a lot of investors. Simply put, angel investing is exciting.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

Super Angels Are A Boon To Startups Needing Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over 60 times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research. Super Angels are individuals or small teams using their own money.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

Pre Internet Bubble (1995 – 2000). Investors. Angel Investors Must Be Organized. I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” ” I’m open to different titles – if you’ve got ideas just put them in the comments. Following is the current table of contents.

Accelerate Your Startup With Help From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe their competitive advantage is their top on-site leadership, exclusivity, and connections to investors. Direct seed funding, for a share of the equity, and introductions to investors. That’s about the same ratio that Angel investors claim.

What’s the Difference Between a Small Business Venture and a Startup?

Up and Running

That’s because investors are looking for the highest potential return on investment, while balancing the associated risks.”. Startups tend to rely on capital that comes via angel investors or venture capital firms while small business operations may rely on loans and grants.

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Startup Professionals Musings

That is a 65% increase in the number of IPOs over 2012, and the highest proceeds raised since the year 2000. According to David Rose , CEO of Gust, venture capital investors funded about 1500 startups last year, with Angel investors backing over 50,000 more.

Flocks of Angels, and All You Need is One

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. One of the most common questions I get is “How do I find angel investors?”

Are You the Fool at The Table?

Steve Blank

Ben offers that as Apple, Google and Amazon survived the crash, we can ignore the fate of the thousands of failed public and private companies when the bubble burst in March of 2000. My friend Ben Horowitz and I debate the tech bubble in The Economist.

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VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself.

500 Hats

Micro-VC: The Artist Formerly Known as “Super Angel” The “Micro-VC” funds (also known by the misnomer “Super Angel funds”), started as far back as the mid-90s with Ron Conway and earlier incarnations of his SV Angel fund.

Enough with the unicorn bashing

The Equity Kicker

It’s fashionable in certain quarters now to slate some of the billion dollar startups that have been created recently and the investors that helped them get there. However, that’s a cyclical dysfunction which hit notable peaks in 2000 and 2015 and which needs to be understood as an unfortunate part of a larger system which overall has been an incredibly positive force for good.

How to Make Profits Serve a Purpose With Your Startup

Up and Running

After the turn of the century, startups created fewer jobs than they did before the year 2000. Sources for funding in the seed round can include angel investors, crowdfunding sites, micro-venture capital firms, a business accelerator, an incubator, or a corporate seed fund.

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The end or the beginning? Thoughts on the current startup environment

This is going to be BIG.

Every investor and entrepreneur knows there is something scary about the current startup economy. There is an enormous amount of angel capital available, while at the same time there is a small amount of Series A and a large and concentrated amount of late stage capital. At least nine out of ten high-quality angel-funded startups face an unnecessary death, because there is no Series A money to help them survive critical expansion. Is 2012 going to be 2000 all over again?

Why Money Isn't Always Your Biggest Problem

Inc Startups

It''s not hard to see why many entrepreneurs dive into the money hunt early in the game, especially when deal-hungry investors make it hard to resist. Once you take money from angels and VCs, you may find your obligations overwhelming. "It''s It went bankrupt in 2000.

Gambling, Investing and Startups

Mark Birch

“It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.”.

Robin Chase: How I Survived a Huge Screw-up

Inc Startups

We launched in June of 2000. As an entrepreneur, you are constantly in sales mode--you are selling to customers, investors, the people who work for you. Age when she got started: 42 Early capital: $75,000 from angel investors How much Avis agreed to pay for Zipcar: $491 million

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Why The End is Near for Angels

Inc Startups

Outspoken entrepreneur-turned-VC Mark Suster last night put a date on a prediction he has been making for some time in his blog about a coming crash for angel investors: The end will come next year. A startup ante that was $5 million in 2000 is now down to $5 thousand.

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns. A past article addressed this issue in part and a description of the need to communicate and educate your investors formed the basis for a different article. How do you answer the investor concerns?

Entrepreneurs, Your Funding Strategy will Change When You Start to Engage with Potential Investors

Robert Ochtel

As such, they work hard to develop their business plans, executive summaries and investor pitches so that they can engage with potential investors. Often, today, what was a “fundable” start-up company 10 to 15 years ago will not even be looked at today by potential investors, be it individual angels, angel groups or venture capital firms. But, toward the end to the 1990’s venture capitalist and angel investors alike caught the dot com (.com)

Apparently, Early Stage Investors Aren’t Endangered – Quite The Contrary!

VC Deal Lawyer

You may recall my earlier post from a few weeks ago entitled “ Are True Early Stage Investors An Endangered Species? “ After laying down some background, I took the position that super-angel funds and incubators/accelerators (e.g., All of the new super-angel funds popping up in the past few weeks just add to the fervor. super-angel fund, Dave McClure’s (former PayPal’r) $30M super-angel fund and Mike Maples’ new $73.5M

5 Good Reasons Not to Seek Angel Investment


Assume you have the right factors to get angel investment: experienced team, good product-market fit, growth potential, defensibility, and a reasonable shot at a successful exit. This might seem awkward on this site, suggesting that you don’t want angel investment. But angel investment isn’t for everybody. So then, why not angel investment? Here are a few reasons I can think of – aside from just not having a deal that angels want to invest in: 1.

Angel Investing at Today's Market Rates is a Losing Proposition


A few weeks back, I wrote a post entitled The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup where Dave McClure of 500startups lamented about the state of early stage, that valuations were way too high, and that early stage investors will lose money. Why was I angel investing again…?

Resources to Find Angel Funding

Business Plan Blog

Resource Guide To find Angels. Are you a first time entrepreneur and looking for angel funding for your startup? It can be tricky figuring out where to find the best investors. As always, keep these key principles in mind while looking for, and after you find an angel investor.

The VC Business Is Going Through A Big Change In Europe


By change we mean how the potential of business is diminishing to ever more smaller investors, such as angel investors. Some investors in Northern Europe have gone as far as stopping new investments altogether.

Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala


Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. I have worked with the Slideshare team, as a user, investor and board member at different times, from 2008 till late last year. Investors are people. Angels and VCs are not at loggerheads. NextWala.

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10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


Dysonics secured $750,000 in funding from angel investors to develop products that will reproduce three-dimensional, immersive sound in headphones. College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school.

Why Iceland has the Cleanest Energy and How You Can Be a Part of It


At the end of the program participants will have a chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists. Iceland''s Minister of Industry and Commerce (Ragnheiur Eln rnadttir) giving a speech at SER Investor Day (Demo Day).

How to Start a Home Health Care Business

Up and Running

percent in 2000 to 19.6 The most traditional routes are bank loans, small business loans, or angel investors. Do you find yourself driven by both entrepreneurial and humanitarian interests?

60 of the Top Domain Name Millionaires

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

a business advisor, and an investor. Colin helped to found Reinvent media group back in 2000 shortly after his 10 year tenure with HSBC bank. In addition to AfterNIC, he is also a part of the New York Angels, an invitation-only organization made up of Angel Investors. was founded back in 2000 and continues to remain a strong contender in the domain arena. Roland Chemtob is a startup investor as well as a developer who currently resides in the Hamptons.

My Biggest Mistake: Launching a Tech Company Without a Technical Co-Founder

Inc Startups

In other words, for the first time since the 2000 tech bubble, it felt like open season for startups. Most importantly, investors wouldn''t have looked at the three of us econ majors and shaken their heads while asking, "So, guys, exactly who is developing your product?"

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Be an Adaptive Business Leader.


It was an Internet CEO roundtable in early 2000 where it became obvious before the public was aware, that the bubble was just beginning to burst for such tech businesses.

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

At the beginning of the year 2000, there were 133 venture capital firms in Israel, today there are less than 30. “I’ve been an angel investor in private companies since the late 1990s, and I invested in eight start-ups. By Ben Bakhshi.


Austin Startup

We just closed out in 2017 our 10-year early-stage venture fund started in 2000. Despite the hard work of our fund managers, our entrepreneurs, and our long list of nationally prominent co-investors wrapped around a couple dozen very plausible ideas, it was an unforgiving era. I believe the famous Ron Conway made about 300 investments in his Silicon Valley angel fund in the late 90’s, and his one big win was?—?Google.

Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit

Inc Startups

In 2000, Fenton was a New Hampshire-based computer geek looking for a place to stay in Reykjavík, Iceland. million round of financing from Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, and some angel investors. The website's goal was to connect people, not make money.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

dont return investors capital, according to recent research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. The results were similar when he examined data for companies funded from 2000 to 2010, he says. If failure means liquidating all assets, with investors losing all their money, an estimated 30% to 40% of high potential U.S. All Goodmail investors incurred "substantial losses," Mr. Dreymann says. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch.

Welcome to the Lost Decade (for Entrepreneurs, IPO’s and VC’s)

Steve Blank

If you take funding from a venture capital firm or angel investor and want to build a large, enduring company (rather than sell it to the highest bidder), this isn’t the decade to do it. During the decade between 1991 and 2000, nearly 2000 venture backed companies went public.