The Role of Angel Groups Going Forward

This is going to be BIG.

This week, I spoke to one of the longest running and most active angel groups in the country, the New York Angels. Luckily for all of us, including the New York Angels themselves, the ecosystem has bloomed. In a world where startups can pick up 750k in from just a couple of seed funds, or crowdsource a bunch of angels sight unseen, what's the role of an angel group? An angel belonging to a group could find more dealflow.

Democratization of Angel Investing

Professor VC

I had a conversation recently with Alex Mittal, Co-founder and CEO of FundersClub (FC) and decided to revisit my blog post from last fall that was skeptical of crowdfunding for angel investments. Since the provisions of the JOBS Act relating to angel investments by non-accredited investors haven't been finalized yet, these platforms are currently only available to accredited investors, who already have the ability to make angel investments.

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10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Join an existing angel investor group. Some of these groups also offer you the option of putting your money into a multiple-startup fund to spread your risk. Angel investment amounts per startup per investor usually range from $25K to $250K. These may be aggregated by an angel group up to about $1M for an angel round. Most angel investors only invest in companies and people local to their geography.

10 Steps To Investing Successfully In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Join an existing angel investor group. Some of these groups also offer you the option of putting your money into a multiple-startup fund to spread your risk. Angel investment amounts per startup per investor usually range from $25K to $250K. These may be aggregated by an angel group up to about $1M for an angel round. Most angel investors only invest in companies and people local to their geography.

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10 Keys To Giving The Right Entrepreneur Your Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Join an existing Angel investor group. Some of these groups also offer you the option of putting your money into a multiple-startup fund to spread your risk. Angel investment amounts per startup per investor usually range from $25K to $250K. These may be aggregated by an Angel group up to about $1M for an Angel round. Most Angel investors only invest in companies and people local to their geography.

What is the average startup rating on gust.com?

Gust

That’s because it was designed to be completely customizable for each angel group or venture fund using the platform. Group administrators have the ability to turn ratings on or off, show or hide them, establish the scale for them, and decide on how many criteria a profile is rated. At the other end, some highly disciplined angel groups ask their members to rate each company from 1 to 100 on five separate scales (management, model, market, execution, terms, etc.),

New Investment Initiative from Launch NY

ithacaVC

The Investor Network is akin to a digitally administered open angel group, allowing accredited investors to look at deals based on their preferences in sector, stage, and region. Launch NY will handle vetting the companies, provide access to their due diligence files, assist in negotiations, and structure the special purpose vehicle (SPV) which will aggregate the participating investors. I am on the board of a non-profit called Launch NY.

Where would I go to invest in startups or emerging companies?

Gust

Subject to specific rules and dollar limits (10% of your income in aggregate for all investments per year, etc.) On the other hand, if you already are an Accredited investor, you can legally invest in startups today without much hassle, putting in as much or as little as you and the company agree on (the average angel investment per company is about $25,000.). The first question you need to ask is “What country are you in?”

Add Startups to Balance Your Portfolio, If You Dare

Startup Professionals Musings

Join an existing Angel investor group. Some of these groups also offer you the option of putting your money into a multiple-startup fund to spread your risk. Angel investment amounts per startup per investor usually range from $25K to $250K. These may be aggregated by an Angel group up to about $1M for an Angel round. Most Angel investors only invest in companies and people local to their geography.

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.

How Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors Are Eating Their Own Dogfood

David Teten

For brand new companies, inherently there is little data available on the corporation, and also typically little data on the efficacy of the newly composed team as a group. Advances in machine learning, specifically natural language processing, have made generating these baseline, aggregate datasets possible, at scale, with high accuracy. Sources like Crunchbase , Angel List , and Seed Invest even give this data away for free or very low cost.

Asset Management Is A Bizarre Industry Ripe For Disruption

David Teten

Angel investors earn higher returns than small VCs, who in turn earn higher returns than large VCs, let alone most other asset classes. Disruptable Pattern #7: Most retail investors underallocate to the single-highest-yielding asset class, angel investments. . Angel investing is the highest-performing asset class we know (albeit the most illiquid and opaque). In aggregate, angels are significant investors.

What’s Your VC Tech Stack? Results from a Survey of Early-Stage VC Funds

David Teten

Some early stage investors mine data from crowdfunding sites, angel group platforms, and product launch lists to identify investment opportunities. We understand that from a GP perspective, pulling data from different sources, aggregating and standardising them is one of the biggest pain points in their reporting process. (written by Philipp von dem Knesebeck , Managing Partner, Blue Future Partners (bluefp.com, @bluefutureteam ), and David Teten ).

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.