Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

View from Seed

We at NextView Ventures invest exclusively in a startup’s seed-stage round , meaning that many if not most of our deals are made alongside individual angel investors. These angels, however, come in many different shapes and sizes. The Super Angel.

The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

View from Seed

This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building was compelling. I remember talking to one of their angel investors (and also one of my old mentors) about what the company could become and what it would look like if it ever became a really big business.

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Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. I’ve had two portfolio companies “list&# on AngelList, and I’ve also started wading in as an investor member. Investors drag their feet.

Getting Value from Your Angel Investors

Rob Go

Nearly all seed rounds we are a part of include angel investors. In almost all of these cases, these smaller investors were included into a syndicate because they “added value” either through domain or functional expertise or through their network.

How to Find and Close Angel Investors from a Standing Start

View from Seed

Whether an entrepreneur is raising a smaller (pre-)seed round entirely from individuals or she has a seed-stage or larger VC firm involved in (leading) the seed syndicate, it’s somewhere between necessary and optimal to have multiple individual angel investors involved. First and foremost, angels can provide capital. That’s especially true for angels. Again, that’s especially true for angels.

Austin-based Comfy Lands $600K in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

Comfy, a startup that helps students find housing, received $600,000 in seed stage funding last week. The Austin-based company received the money from a group of investors led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures. The round also included prominent angel investors and Austin Ventures. Comfy has developed a mobile and online platform that uses […] The post Austin-based Comfy Lands $600K in Seed Stage Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall

techcrunch.com

Editor’s note: Robert Wiltbank, PhD , is a professor at Willamette University, where he and Wade Brooks run an angel investing fund managed by second-year MBA students. Conventional wisdom dictated that they made reckless investments in very early-stage ventures mostly doomed to fail.

How many start-ups in the US get seed/VC funding per year?

Gust

In very general terms, roughly 1,500 startups get funded by venture capitalists in the US, and 50,000 by angel investors. VCs look at around 400 companies for every one in which they invest; angels look at 40. Industry Experts Invested Interests angel investors Angels seed funding seed stage startups VCs

A Choir of Angel Investors Sing Different Parts

Genuine VC

We at NextView Ventures often invest in a startup’s first round alongside other funds; either seed stage focused ones like ourselves or larger traditional firms. Just as often, however, we’re investing alongside individual angel investors who are participating in the round as well. Angel investors come in many shapes and sizes, however. The choir of angel investors out there is comprised of a number of players which sing different parts: The Super Angel.

The 4 Stages From A Startup To A Sustainable Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and startups, and an Angel investor, my passion is to find and nurture those entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas and acumen, to make them into successful business owners. Startup and development stage. Funding and rollout stage.

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Inc Startups

You have more opportunities than ever before to raise seed financing. Angel investors have been muscling in on traditional venture firms. In fact, they''re shifting the financing landscape-- making it harder for a seed-funded firm to raise a Series A round of VC money.

Goodbye Party Round, Hello Piggy Round: Should Seed Stage Founders Raise From Just a Single Investor?

Hunter Walker

It was easier to just discuss privately with other investors, but Jason Calacanis tweeted this morning about VCs trying to take entire seed rounds , and so, here it goes. Anecdotally, over the last 3-6 months we’re definitely seeing more examples of larger early stage or multistage funds offer to do 80-100% of a company’s seed round. Previous to the prevalence of angel investors, it was a bunch of VC funds fighting over deals.

How To Get The Right Investor To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.

5 Tips to Appeal to Angel Investors

Business Plan Blog

5 Tips to Appeal to Angel Investors. Often times, entrepreneurs get rejected from Angel after Angel because they neglect to understand the essential components that appeal to Angel investors. Company’s stage of development and capital requirements.

When Does a Seed Stage Company Need a Board with More Than Just the Founder?

ithacaVC

I recently engaged in a conversation (over a few days) about the need for a seed stage company to have a board member other than the founder. There are many angel investors that rarely take or want a board seat. Dave McClure (500 Startups) and David Lee (SV Angels) are 2 examples, but there are many many others. The decision to have an investor on the board is really one for the founder.

Primer On Funding Trends for Early-Stage Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels. Seed-stage means promising companies that don’t yet have a revenue stream, and may not yet have a proof of concept.

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

This is the home of Jason Cohen, software startup founder, bootstrapper, investor, and mentor. He also shares his thoughts, industry trends, and where he sees the companies going, from the investor’s perspective.

Taskbox Raises $600,000 in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup Taskbox, which makes a popular iPhone app to manage an email inbox, announced it has raised $600,000 in seed stage funding from angel investors with the Central Texas Angel Network. The post Taskbox Raises $600,000 in Seed Stage Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Right before South by Southwest kicks off, Taskbox is making a lot of news.

Seed Stage Firms are Dead, Long Live Micro VCs

Genuine VC

It’s clear that despite the varied terminology (Super Angel, Micro VC, Seed Stage VC, Seed Firms, etc.), Both super-angels are institutionalizing “up” and formerly traditional VCs shifting “down” to fill a market opportunity. So when the best entrepreneurs need less capital to start their companies, they’ve historically turned to angels for their initial funding. Seed VC firms are dead… long live Micro VCs.

Trends in Seed Stage Funding for Entrepreneurs

Gust

I’ve recently taken a look at seed stage funding by venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors over the past five years. For VCs, I chose to look at all seed stage VC deals (from MoneyTree©) as well as those in five of the most active regions in the country. Here are the trends in venture capital financings from 2006 through 2010 – the number of seed stage deals funded and total investment by region in millions of dollars. . All Seed-VC.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

Madrona focuses its efforts on funding early-stage companies, especially ones that they determine to have the potential to innovate and disrupt markets. They invest from seed to growth with flexibility in ownership and amounts.

The Market Size Fallacy for Seed-Stage Startups

View from Seed

This investor loved the team and thought the solution they were building was compelling. I remember talking to one of their angel investors (and also one of my old mentors) about what the company could become and what it would look like if it ever became a really big business. His answer was so simple, and at the time, I kind of dismissed it as the view of an angel investor who didn’t really “think like a VC.”

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

Gust

Entrepreneurs sometimes assume an initial agreement with an angel is a commitment, so they start spending before any money is received. When a company is at its earliest seed stage, the terms tend to be the least complex.

When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

As the seed-stage startup fundraise process has received more transparency in recent years, ranging from published advice on how to raise seed capital to increased availability through AngelList, Funders Club, and various accelerator programs, I’ve noticed another trend emerging.

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. Others , including noted Angel David S.

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs sometimes assume an initial agreement with an Angel is a commitment, so they start spending before any money is received. When a company is at its earliest seed stage, the terms tend to be the least complex. But the lead Angel would certainly ask to be given a seat.

IPOs, M&As, Liquidity, & You. (the entrepreneur)

Gust

In the “good old days,” angels invested in seed-stage startups and teed up promising companies for subsequent venture capital financing. If the company was successful, this quickly led to an IPO – a very happy ending for the entrepreneur, the angels, and the venture capitalists. Consequently, the fraction of venture funded companies that have used the IPO to define the exit for investors has been reduced from 90% twenty years ago to less than 10% today.

Written Raises $1 Million in Seed Stage Funding

SiliconHills

Written.com receives $1 million in seed stage funding from LiveOak Venture Partners, Floodgate and several angel investors. Written.com plans to use the funding to expand its business development efforts and its blogger network.

I've Joined Launch Capital - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

To some of you, the news has been trickling out but now its time to do a real announcement: Yes, Ive left the ranks of angel investing and joined Launch Capital , a seed stage fund based out on the East Coast. As an angel investor, I discovered that I loved working with startups and helping them and their products grow. If there is anything Ive learned from angel investing, its that angel investing is hard - easy to have fun, but hard to make money.

Full Time Vs Part Time Angel Investors

Mark Birch

At dinner last night with some other angel investors, I had the opportunity to give some thought to the time one puts into being an active angel investor. Many of the folks I met are or were at one point full time angel investors.

A Choir of Angel Investors Sing Different Parts

Genuine VC

We at NextView Ventures often invest in a startup’s first round alongside other funds; either seed stage focused ones like ourselves or larger traditional firms. Just as often, however, we’re investing alongside individual angel investors who are participating in the round as well. Angel investors come in many shapes and sizes, however. The choir of angel investors out there is comprised of a number of players which sing different parts: The Super Angel.

Looking for Angel Investors for a High Tech Venture?

Ask The VC

Venture Hacks has a great list of high quality angel and seed investors. If you are an angel investor or seed stage VC, please apply to be added to the list. If you are looking for angel or seed stage VC investors, have at it! Tags: Angel Investing

Pari Passu or F.U.little guy

Professor VC

This is the feeling you get from watching the venture capitalists talk about the entrepreneurs and other investors in the film. The company either fails and provides little or no return to investors or is a success and returns a multiple to investors.

Surviving 2016 as a seed stage startup: Don’t batten down the hatches but take an umbrella.

Hippoland

Since then I’ve moved to the other side of the fence as an investor. From my purview at 500 Startups in talking with many seed investors – both angels and VCs – this is what I predict will happen in 2016. But, investors are cautious.

How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Gust

If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels. The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Super Angels. Series-seed round.

The Importance of Robust Angel Ecosystems

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Earlier this week I gave the keynote address at the Colorado Angel Capital Summit. While the audience was Colorado focused, the overall message I delivered about the angel ecosystem is very relevant to all entrepreneurial communities.

Free Templates for Great Startup Pitch Decks, Direct from VCs

View from Seed

Today, NextView Ventures is excited to release a pillar project in our Growth Guides series: pitch deck templates for raising seed capital. For context, last year, based on questions from our existing portfolio, we launched two board deck templates for seed-stage startups.

Brewbot Raises $1.5 Million in a Seed Round of Funding

SiliconHills

million in seed stage funding. The company raised the money from Brad Feld, Bebo Founder and CEO Michael Birch and Federico Pirzio-Biroli, an angel investor in London, Boulder VC Bullet Time Ventures, Hallett Capital and a new fund in Northern Ireland, TechStart NI and SparkLabs Global. Million in a Seed Round of Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Brewbot, a Techstars Austin startup, just landed $1.5

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels. The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Super Angels. Series-seed round.