2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups

Gust

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.

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

Gust

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] els.com/ ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Boise Angel Alliance – Boise, ID ( [link] iance.com/ ). Eastern Idaho Angel Group – Rexburg, ID ( [link] org/idah… ).

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. Angels typically invest in companies local to them. What is an angel group?

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

Gust

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). Boise Angel Alliance.

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.

Keys to Successful Angel Group Presentation

Tim Keane

GUEST POST By Tim Taylor "The Pitch Coach" from Silicon Valley ([link] The key to a successful angel group presentation is to keep in mind that your objective is to get people in the audience thinking to themselves “This is

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.

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.

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.

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

SiliconHills

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

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

Gust

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.

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 angelsoft.net , which our group, and hundreds of others, uses to manage the process. We presented to two angel networks in Seattle.

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.

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

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.

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

Gust

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

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.

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. crowdfunding early stage investing angel groups angel investing venture capital

The Qualities of a Leader - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. I'm in Dublin this week and was at the Halo Business Angel Network meeting on Monday evening. They're an impressive group, kind of an association of all of the angel groups in Ireland who work together to achieve results. I'm in Dublin this week and was at the Halo Business Angel Network meeting on Monday evening.

Revolutionary Angels ? Round II | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

Being The Best You Can Be - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Last week, our angel group reviewed a business with an online lie detector technology.  Last week, our angel group reviewed a business with an online lie detector technology.  Angels and Advisors. Angel Capital Association website. Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here!

Second Order Impact of FG Angels

Feld Thoughts

If you’ve been following along at home, you know that we recently created an AngelList Syndicate called FG Angels. We’ll contribute $50k to each investment; our FG Angels Syndicate will contribute up to $450k. My Investments angellist fg angels Foundry Group

Microsoft Buys Austin-based XOXCO

SiliconHills

million in 2015 from “Bloomberg Beta, True Ventures, a small angel group called […]. Microsoft buys Austin-based XOXCO, a software product design and development studio known for its conversational artificial intelligence and bot development. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ben Brown and Katie Spence started XOXCO in 2008. The company raised $1.5 The post Microsoft Buys Austin-based XOXCO appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Interview on Meet the Angels

Feld Thoughts

Earlier this week I did a one hour interview on “ Meet the Angels &# sponsored by Tech Coast Angels (one of the LA Angel groups.) Tags: Uncategorized angel interview VC

CTAN is the Most Active Angel Network in the Country

SiliconHills

The Central Texas Angel Network, known as CTAN, is once again one of the most active angel investment networks in the country, by number of deals done in 2016, according to the 2016 HALO report. The Angel Resource Institute, along with PitchBook, released the annual report last week. In 2016, the most active angel groups […] The post CTAN is the Most Active Angel Network in the Country appeared first on SiliconHills.

What is the best way to connect with investors?

Gust

With Gust , the power of the system is that your completed investor relations profile can now serve as your official application to virtually any organized angel group in the world…all you need to do is share it with them*.

7 Equity Crowdfunding Risks Feared By Many Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

by either angel groups or VCs alone. The new audit, due diligence, and liability implications from equity crowdfunding will likely be extended to all professional investors, thus slowing down all investments, and increasing the costs for angel groups and VCs.

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AngelList Syndicate Update – Week 1

Feld Thoughts

We had a fascinating week trying to get everything figured out on our FG Angels initiative with AngelList. I continue to be mildly amused and amazed by the prognostications from the sidelines from a variety of folks (angels, angel groups, VCs, and entrepreneurs).

Presenting Your Case to Investors is Rarely Free

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are new to the startup space and Angel investing, you probably don’t realize that some groups of Angel investors charge entrepreneurs a fee to pitch to their groups. He calls these a scam, and “Angel group” payola.

Angel Investors Are Still The Lifeblood Of Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). Rose, according to his recent book, “ Angel Investing.”

Crowd Funding Has Not Killed Angel Investing Yet

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). angel investor crowd funding David S.

Should Entrepreneurs Pay to Pitch to Investors?

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are new to the startup space and angel investing, you probably don’t realize that some groups of angel investors charge entrepreneurs a fee to pitch to their groups. He calls these a scam, and “angel group” payola.

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Funding the Business

The Startup Magazine

A venture capitalist is an investor or group of investors who give startups capital in exchange for partial ownership in the company. Angel Investors. A lot of people are choosing the entrepreneur life right out of college instead of finding a traditional job.

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). Rose, according to his latest book, “ Angel Investing.”

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Avoiding Investors with Bad Terms

Tim Keane

This past Friday morning, there was a news story in which Brian Taffora of CSA Partners in Milwaukee criticized local angel groups for, in his words, "offering terms to startups that "de-risk" the deals for themselves but hurt the company''s

CURB Lands $1.25 Million in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

million in seed stage funding form angel groups, strategic partners and Capital Factory. CURB, an Austin-based energy startup, announced Tuesday that it has closed on $1.25 The three year old company recently completed an Indiegogo campaign in which it raised nearly $118,000, more than 400 percent of its sales goal and sold hundreds of units […] The post CURB Lands $1.25 Million in Seed Stage Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

Gust

As a very active angel investor myself, I frankly can’t imagine how I could keep track of all the pieces without Gust. Gust News Invested Interests angel investors David Rose Gust investments startup

Microbrews and business plan competitions?

Up and Running

But there’s another way we’re unique, and that’s our abundance of business plan competitions and angel investment groups. ” In the last five years, angel groups in Oregon have funded 35 companies to the tun of $17.5

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

When I started my angel investing over a decade ago, there was no such thing as a site to handle the surprisingly-challenging process of keeping track of all the information regarding all the companies with which I was working. Gust News angel investor Gust startup deals

Professional Investors Qualms About Crowdfunding

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent and growth of crowdfunding over the past few years, many entrepreneurs have predicted the demise of those demanding angel investment groups and venture capital organizations. These groups are now largely run by volunteers at no cost to entrepreneurs.

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. Angel investors are people too.

7 Strategies To Reduce The Cost Of Finding Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor, I believe this approach is a waste of time, since no honest investor is likely to seriously consider a request for money from a stranger. You can’t pitch to every investor or group, so consider the odds, travel expenses and fees of every opportunity.

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