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2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups

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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. Alliance of Angels (Seattle). Boise Angel Alliance.

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

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. 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/ ).

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. Boise Angel Alliance.

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. An angel belonging to a group could find more dealflow. What does your group do for its companies?

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. million.

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups

Business Plan Blog

Angel Investors vs. Angel Groups. What is an angel investor? Angels typically invest in companies local to them.

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

Gust

Gust News angel groups businesses financial industry Gust innovations startups From a completely biased perspective, I’d nominate the nascent and not yet completely visible rise of online equity investing platforms. Note: The author of this answer is completely biased, as he is the founder and CEO of the aforementioned platform.

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.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find the right angel for your, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too. Or does it? Keiretsu Forum.

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.

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

In many respects, the service is similar to the way Angel Groups operate, or at least the way Sand Hill Angels, where I was a long time member does.

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. Invested Interests

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.

Do Angel Groups Belong in Heaven or Hell?

Professor VC

In theory, angel groups are great. I joined Sand Hill Angels (SHA) in 2005 and at the time we had 10-15 members vs. close to 100 today.

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. According to J.

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. About 225,000 people have made an angel investment in the last two years.

How Crowdfunding is Affecting Angel Group Investment

Business Plan Blog

How Crowdfunding is Affecting Angel Group Investment. What does this mean for Angel investment groups? Want To Learn More?

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. Ireland. Moscow. Estonia. Finland.

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.

Are Angel Groups Hiding Foxes in Henhouses?

Up and Running

We presented to two angel networks in Seattle. Our group made its investment just a few days ago, May 13, as I posted here on this blog.

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. The presentation fees just seem backwards to me.

In Praise of "Dumb Money"

Seed Stage Capital

I do this because of a common disconnect, a misperception of angels as mythical creatures willing to shoulder all the financial risk in a startup.

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. What Is "Seed" Funding?

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. Tags: Fundraising General Angel Capital Joe Platnick Top 10 List. Do they charge fees. How transparent is their organization and investment process.

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. - Are they respectful of entrepreneurs.

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. - Are they respectful of entrepreneurs.

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

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.

Angel Investors Are Still The Lifeblood Of Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, according to his recent book, “ Angel Investing.” Angel groups fear the loss of members for the same reason. Marty Zwilling.

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

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.

Professional Investors Qualms About Crowdfunding

Startup Professionals Musings

As an accredited angel investor, I claim to be one of those professionals, and I’ve talked to many more. million held by the Coolest Cooler.

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.

#GivingThanks: David Cohen and the Techstars Foundation

Feld Thoughts

He told me we were co-investors in a few companies as angel investors. Remember, it’s 2006 and angel investing is not trendy.

7 Strategies To Reduce The Cost Of Finding Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As they say, you only get one chance to make a great first impression, so don’t pitch to a key angel group or venture capital team for practice.

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8 Ways To Get Off The Ground With Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to a popular myth, angels don’t fund dreams. Asking angel groups for money before knowing anyone in the group is not recommended.

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

6 Ways To Attract A Flock Of Angels To Your Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back, I outlined “ 10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative six.