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.

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

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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.

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… ).

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.

CTAN is the Most Active Angel Group Nationwide

SiliconHills

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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. .

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

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

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.

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.

Probability of Success in Raising Angel Capital

Angel Investing News

Sohl, the Center for Venture Research, about 20,000 seed/startup stage entrepreneurs are successful in raising money from angel investors each year in the US. An additional 30,000 later-stage entrepreneurs raise angel money annually, many of whom raised seed/startup capital from angels earlier. Angels seem to be making more follow-on investments in portfolio companies because venture capitalists are making few investments in round size less than $5 million.

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.

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.

Visiting Angels and Entrepreneurs in Northern Europe

Angel Investing News

My wife, Ann, and I visited Ireland, Russia, Estonia and Finland, from mid-March to mid-April (2012), sharing experiences in angel investing through lectures, discussions and workshops. We met passionate entrepreneurs with exciting startup companies and engaged angels investors in all four countries. The following day, I delivered a four-hour workshop on capital sources for entrepreneurs and pitching angels for fifteen entrepreneurs in the Propel program.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Seed Funding and Angel Groups: The Fast and The Furious

OnStartups

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.

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

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.

Landing an Angel: 8 Things Founder Should Know

Wired Wired West

You found the right angel—or angel group. How advice for startups Angel investor Entrepreneur Founders Funding Guy Kawasaki Investor investor pitch LA tech startup Los Angeles Angel Groups Marcus Filipovich Pasadena Angel pitch deck Tech Coast Angels Tech Startups Now you need to figure out how to share your vision. Paint the picture of your startup’s potential, and why it and you are a worthwhile risk.

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.

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.”

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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

8 Ways To Get Off The Ground With Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors are still the lifeblood of early-stage startups, despite the surge of activity in crowdfunding and an increasing early interest from venture capitalists. Contrary to a popular myth, angels don’t fund dreams. angel investor early-stage entrepreneur startup