Models of Angel Groups

Angel Investing News

Here is my June 2011 column published today in the Flathead Beacon on models for angel organizations. Angel Groups angel groups angel organizations models of angel groups models of angel organizations

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?


The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] ). Boise Angel Alliance – Boise, ID ( [link] ). Eastern Idaho Angel Group – Rexburg, ID ( [link] org/idah… ).

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. We received data from thirty groups of the fifty angel groups from whom we requested data. We asked each group for their median (middle) pre-money valuation of pre-revenue deals.

Angel Groups Panning for Gold

Professor VC

This got me thinking about the "suckers bet" of angel investing and how most don't strike gold for a variety of reasons. Earlier this year, I left Sand Hill Angels , the angel group I was actively involved with since 2005.

Do Angel Groups Belong in Heaven or Hell?

Professor VC

During the set break (perhaps influenced by the large amount of second half smoke consumed), I thought about angel groups in relation to the lyrics above, particularly the "you analyze me, pretend to despise me" line. In theory, angel groups are great.

How Crowdfunding is Affecting Angel Group Investment

Business Plan Blog

How Crowdfunding is Affecting Angel Group Investment. government’s long standing restrictions on fundraising has given life to a new type of financing called crowdfunding that allows Angel and other early stage investors to quickly assemble a group of investors over the internet.

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. There are a few reasons why angels make investments, and those are to gain a return on their money, to participate in the entrepreneurial process, and to give back to their communities by catalyzing economic growth. Angels typically invest in companies local to them.

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.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Angel Investing News

During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. Because of the interest in the 2010 survey, I decided to survey a larger number of North American angel groups this summer (2011). 2011 Angel Group Valuation Survey.

Q&A with CTAN: the Most Active Angel Group in the Country in 2015


The Central Texas Angel Network, known as CTAN, was the most active individual angel group in the country in 2015, according to the HALO Report recently released by the Angel Resource Institute and PitchBook. Members of CTAN, a nonprofit organization of more than 150 accredited angel investors, invested more than $13.3

CTAN is the Most Active Angel Group Nationwide


Texas had 11 percent of all angel group deals in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Halo Report. When angels co-invest with other types of investors the media […] The post CTAN is the Most Active Angel Group Nationwide appeared first on SiliconHills.

What are key issues for companies to keep in mind when obtaining investment from an Angel group?


This might typically be anywhere from five to twenty-five investors each putting in somewhere between $10,00 and $100,000 (depending on the group.). The solution, however, is pretty straightforward: Make sure you have a good working relationship with your lead angel, who will often be on your board. Establish up front that he or she will be your primary interface with the group. That’s likely what the group is already using to collaborate with each other.

Strength in Numbers – Working with Angel Groups

Inc Startups

Working with angel groups takes a little more prep up-front but the results can be game-changing for a start-up

Are Angel Groups Hiding Foxes in Henhouses?

Up and Running

If you read this blog regularly, then you know I’m a member of an angel investor group ( Willamette Angel Conference ) and a fan of , which our group, and hundreds of others, uses to manage the process. We presented to two angel networks in Seattle.

Angel Group Presentation Fees

Entrepreneurship Blog

Many angel investor groups charge entrepreneurs a fee to present to their members. I applaud the handful of angel groups that do not charge entrepreneurs presentation fees. However, most groups do charge fees ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Angel groups claim that the presentation fees are necessary to offset their own costs. However, many angel groups are actually sponsored by local law firms or other service providers.

Seed Funding and Angel Groups: The Fast and The Furious


He is now a full-time software developer for Google, and an angel investor as a member of Common Angels. The four speakers were all venture capitalists; there were no angel investors per se. I am not speaking for Common Angels. The following is a guest post by Dan Weinreb.

Should Angels break free from angel groups ?

Fred Destin

I hear a lot of commentary in the Boston area about how VC's have needed to replace angels in seed rounds. Angel groups in the Boston area are a force. Entrepreneurs complain loudly about angel groups. The experience leaves a sour taste for many, and the complexity of dealing with the groups requires dedication and even expertise in navigating what is perceived to be a tortuous process.

How to Select an Angel Group

Ask the Angels

Last summer, Jason McDowall wrote a guest post about his own personal experiences raising angel capital (not from the Pasadena Angels) and some of the challenges that followed. I recently re-read Jason’s post from June ‘08 and thought it would be a good lead-in to evaluating an Angel organization and the process of finding ‘smart money.’ Tags: Fundraising General Angel Capital Joe Platnick

How Do Those @#$%!$ Angel Groups Survive (aka Angels Behaving Badly)

Ask the Angels

Last Part of a Continuing Series on How to Select an Angel Group. In my original Top 10 list of criteria for selecting an angel investor, there were two items that aren’t often discussed, but are worth scrutinizing during the fundraising process: - Honesty and integrity. - If you talk to founders and CEOs that have gone through early-stage fundraising, many will share their personal stories about dealing with as le angels.

How Do Those @#$%!$ Angel Groups Survive (aka Angels Behaving Badly)

Ask the Angels

Last Part of a Continuing Series on How to Select an Angel Group. In my original Top 10 list of criteria for selecting an angel investor, there were two items that aren’t often discussed, but are worth scrutinizing during the fundraising process: - Honesty and integrity. - If you talk to founders and CEOs that have gone through early-stage fundraising, many will share their personal stories about dealing with as le angels.


Ask the Angels

Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC. The Screening Meeting was sponsored by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, the Signature Sponsor of the Angel Summit.

What are the best innovations to come out of the financial industry in recent times?


Today, over 200,000 companies are using it to organize their materials for raising equity, over 1100 venture capital funds and organized business angel groups are using it to manage their deal flow and portfolios, and nearly 50,000 accredited investors are directly using it to discover early stage investment opportunities and connect with entrepreneurs. Gust News angel groups businesses financial industry Gust innovations startups

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. Angel investors are people too.

Atlanta Angel Group Makes First Investment Outside Atlanta

Austin Startup

Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) today announced it has joined Cowtown Angel Network, Central Texas Angel Network and Golden Seeds in a $3 million investment in Austin-based Wisegate. Enterprise ATA CTAN wisegate

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So You Wanna be a VC?

Professor VC

When AngelList first launched syndicates a few years ago, I was very skeptical of the idea of angels taking carry on my investment. I've always felt that as an angel we should be sharing our best opportunities with each other and follow the golden rule.

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

Ask the Angels

Kuo from recently interviewed Terry Kay about his new role as chairman of the Pasadena Angels, angel investing, and the role of angels in today’s entrepreneurial environment. Benjamin F.

iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System

Ask the Angels

The startup, which is based in Orange County, said that the funding round came from the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels. iPourIt.

In Praise of "Dumb Money"

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 January 2010 In Praise of "Dumb Money" I am frequently contacted by startup founders seeking help raising an angel round of capital. Granted, angels are opportunistically driven by a desire to get in early.

The Wisdom of Crowds of Angel Investors

Angel Investing News

In 2004 James Surowiecki, New Yorker business columnist, wrote the Wisdom of Crowds which recognizes that the opinions of groups is routinely more accurate than those of most individuals in the group. In particular, the author demonstrates that large crowds consistently outperform experts within the group in decision-making. I sense that the Wisdom of Crowds defines a winning strategy for angel investors, especially those who are members of angel funds. .

Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

Ask the Angels

Kuo of interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Fundraising General News Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Ben Kuo Bryson Strauss Fetch Funding Pasadena Angels Schlep Schlep & Fetch Startups Syndication Tech Coast AngelsBenjamin F.

Insights and Opinions: The Curse of a Modest Exit

Ask the Angels

For today’s Insights and Opinions article, we have an article from angel investor Steve Reich , who talks about the pros and cons of a modest exit in an investment. Blog Company Creation/Operation News Product/Technology Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Company Sale Economy Exit Strategies Exit Strategy Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups VC

MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

Ask the Angels

MindBody, Inc, launched an IPO today, the first Pasadena Angels company to achieve that milestone. Ten years after a small group of Pasadena Angels put up $200,000 to fund its initial expansion, MindBody finished the day at a market cap of $500mm. Congratulations to Rick Stollmeyer and team at MindBody, as well as all of those Angels who participated.

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PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

Ask the Angels

Small groups formed brainstorm solutions and tackled the issue with design and code, using publicly accessible data sets provided by the City of Pasadena, including the ArcGIS technology of ESRI, one of the event’s sponsors. Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners.

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

Ask the Angels

Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News People/Personnel Product/Technology Uncategorized agreements Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Bluebeam Company Sale Exit Strategies Exit Strategy Pasadena Pasadena Angels Richard Lee Startup Companies Valuation reports Pasadena-based software developer Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

Ask the Angels

In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. Today, Richard shares his views on how the Pasadena Angels fit in today’s competitive funding landscape.

SoCal Startups Raise Over $761M in Q2 2014

Ask the Angels shared the results of the latest venture capital totals from PwC and the NVCA’s MoneyTree Report —$761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from $616.83M in Q2 of 2013 in the region, with the Pasadena Angels playing a large role. Company Creation/Operation Fundraising News People/Personnel Product/Technology Angel Groups Angel Investing Startup Companies Startups VC

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

Ask the Angels

Judges Left to Right: Pasadena Angel Omo Velev; Paul Orlando, co-founder of AcceleratorHK; patent attorney Jeffrey G. Sheldon of Sheldon Mak & Anderson; and Pasadena Angels Julie-Ann Pina and Steve Reich. Winning team Digital Production Studio presents at Startup Weekend Pasadena.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

Ask the Angels

Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. April 6, 2015 — Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced that the group has invested a total of $4,163,000 in 17 deals during the year of 2014, making it the third consecutive year with over $4 million invested in deals. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

Ask the Angels

In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

Ask the Angels

As a member of the Pasadena Angels, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare field to bear on emergent business opportunities. What aspects of the Pasadena Angels strike you as unique? Q: How do you determine when an opportunity is right for the Pasadena Angels?