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. Here are some basic principles: Angels invest in people, more often than they invest in ideas. Angel investors are people too. But now to answer one of the most common questions I get “How do I find angel investors?”

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. Here are some basic principles: Angels invest in people, more often than they invest in ideas. Angel investors are people too. But now to answer one of the most common questions I get “How do I find Angel investors?”

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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. Here are some basic principles: Angels invest in people, more often than they invest in ideas. Angel investors are people too. But now to answer one of the most common questions I get “How do I find Angel investors?”

July 17 NYC: Event for Angel Investors Only

David Teten

I hope you can join me for this program, cosponsored by Empire Angels ; HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York ; and the The Young Venture Capital Society. So You Want to Be an Angel? 8 – 8:30 pm: Meet other angels. Keynote Speaker: David Teten ( Presentation sneak peek: Introduction to Angel Investing ). Co-Sponsored by Empire Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, and Young Venture Capital Society.

July 17 NYC: Event for Angel Investors Only

David Teten

I hope you can join me for this: So You Want to Be an Angel? 8 – 8:30 pm: Meet other angels. Keynote Speaker: David Teten ( Presentation sneak peek: Introduction to Angel Investing ). Co-Sponsored by Empire Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, and Young Venture Capital Society. Introduction to Angel Investing and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Angel investing HBS Alumni Angels New York NextNY

HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein

David Teten

Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures , will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY. I will continue to work closely with the group, while continuing to serve as a Partner at ff Venture Capital. In December 2010, Richard Kane, then-President, Harvard Business School Club of New York , asked me if I’d like to found an HBS alumni-affiliated angel group in NY. about 150 for Golden Seeds in New York, the largest group).

What are some ways you can keep track of startups you are evaluating/diligencing/investing in?

Gust

It is used by hundreds of thousands of companies in 195 countries to organize all of their investor relations material; it is used by over a thousand angel investor networks, venture capital funds and startup accelerators to manage their deal flow and collaboration; and it is used by over 50,000 individual accredited angel investors in 75 countries to collaborate with their investor peers and keep track of the startups they are evaluating/ diligencing/ investing in.

Austin, Meet Dallas

Austin Startup

The Institute includes a co-working space and accelerator (the Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas), an incubator, a training group, a seed fund, and much more — all working together under the unifying, umbrella theme of entrepreneurship. But, the wealth symbols among the ATX tech crowd is the currency of “hottest” deal affiliation, as gauged by: who was on the founding team of which post- Trilogy or - Tivoli hit?

What are the most valuable recommendations in order to raise money from VCs connected via Gust?

Gust

Browse through the many hundreds of video answers to startup questions that we’ve filmed from the world’s leading VCs and angels. Take the time to read, cover to cover, The Definitive Guide to Raising Money from Angels , by the legendary Bill Payne. A wonderful resource for startups in fundraising mode that most people don’t know about is the Frank Peters Show , the only weekly podcast that is all about (and only about) the world of angel investing.

12 things to consider when deciding where to start up

The Next Web

That could be a coworking day, a user group or even a conference — the important thing is that you know where other people will be. Warren Jolly , Affiliate Marketing. Who will your peer group be? Ideally, your company will grow because of a tight-knit group of local advocates who will generate buzz through word of mouth and support you through thick and thin.

How Universities Can Help Students and Alumni Work in the Tech Industry

David Teten

Angel and VC Investment : Many alumni Yalies in institutional VCs; a very partial list includes Bessemer Venture Partners , Betaworks , HOF Capital , Floodgate , Proton Enterprises , RibbitCapital , , Village Capital. A few funds focus specifically on Yalies in different ways, e.g., Bulldog Innovation Group , Blue Ivy Ventures , Elm Street Ventures , Dorm Room Fund. Create a Yale-affiliated angel group, under the university’s official auspices.

VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten

I also use several living Google docs to maintain the minutes and the group agendas for my fixed weekly meetings. A major angel group uses Influitive , an advocate management tool, to track, activate and motivate their members. Deer Isle Group has built the D.I.G.

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? You may think that numbers and locations are the only thing to look out for, but in reality it is best to find the angel that fits you and then your situation. As always, keep these key principles in mind while looking for, and after you find an angel investor. Angels are typically only interested in opportunities local to them.

Why Are Venture Capitalists Ignoring The Future? The Emerging Domestic Economy

David Teten

population is 37%-minority today according to the Census Bureau , with the fastest-growing groups being multiracial Americans, followed by Asians and Hispanics. population by 2043, and this demographic shift is mirrored by the rise in purchasing power of these minority groups. We have seen this first-hand, with some of our best investments being located outside of the hub geographies, e.g., Cornerstone On Demand in Los Angeles.

ProfessorVC: Touched by an Angel

Professor VC

Touched by an Angel. I think the title of this post is a TV show, but fitting as there has been much debate in the venture community as to the whether angel investors are good or bad for entrepreneurs and VCs. What would the VC corollary to Touched by an Angel, be. I was on a panel earlier this week with several other investors from Angel Groups in the Valley. The theme of the event was angel investment trends for 2008. Labels: angel groups , valuation.