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. USA Angel Investment Network.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

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.

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11 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

Up and Running

In the business world, angel investors are sometimes equated with actual angels, sent to help us fund what could not otherwise be funded. These guardian angels of innovation are responsible for bringing many new ideas to life. A2A—Analyst to Angel.

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.

How to Raise Startup Funding from Unlikely Angel Investors

Up and Running

Angel investors come from a variety of ages, backgrounds, and professions. I’m not your average angel. I’m not active in an angel group. I live in a small town surrounded by farms and I made my first angel investment at 29 because my dad said it was a good idea.

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

Both Sides of the Table

What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? This is one reason I always suggest getting talented angels involved in deals – whether it’s exclusively an angel round or whether you combine them with VCs.

3 Ways Angel Investors Can Help You (A Lot)

Inc Startups

Here''s why I recommend angels, instead. I recently closed a $1 million seed-funding round for Likeable Local , my new social media software company. My seed round is a convertible note raised entirely through angels. I raised $910,000 exclusively through angels.

Where To Find Angel Investors

Growthink Blog

These other entrepreneurs can provide funding to you as "angel investors." They can introduce you to other angel investors they know. One of the key points I want to stress here is the answer to the question I get all the time: where do I go to find angel investors?

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Inc Startups

Angel investors have been muscling in on traditional venture firms. Angels Are on the Rise Thanks in part to the plunging cost of technology, angels have enjoyed a growing competitive advantage in funding very early stage companies. Don''t be fooled by the word ''angel.''

Do Angel Investors Care About University Degrees?

Gust

So how do angel investors fall on this question? My bias, as an angel investor: other things being equal, yes. Looking beyond my specific bias, thinking of people I’ve worked with in my groups and in different investor venues, I think it’s fair to talk about some general rules that will apply to most situations: most investors, looking at most potential deals. Angel investors are all individuals.

What Angel Investors Look For: Facts Vs. Truths

Growthink Blog

The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire just released its report on angel funding activity for the first half of 2011. During the first half of this year, angel investments totaled $8.9 That's a lot of investors. Simply put, angel investing is exciting.

How To Get Step-By-Step Assistance For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, who literally wrote the book on Angel Investing, and is the long-time CEO of the Gust platform for bringing together investors and startups, just announced Gust Launch as a “Company as a Service” solution. angel investor David S.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded. I started UpKeep after seeing and using traditional enterprise software. Angel Investment Guide.

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.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. I remember my friend Ryan Martens sitting down with me and Chris Wand around 2001 and walking us through his idea for changing the how he approached managing the software development process. We weren’t the first investor in Rally. To the extended Rally Software family past and present – congratulations.

How to Make the Perfect Startup Pitch

The Startup Magazine

Silicon Valley author, investor and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki advocates using LinkedIn to look at everyone’s background and find points of common interest that you can use. Investors aren’t often interested in ‘me too’ ideas,” Swallow said. Provide a call to action for your investors.

11 Foolproof Ways to Convince People to Invest in Your Business

Up and Running

Some businesses are not a great fit for angel or venture capital funding. But, what if your startup is a good candidate, but you’re having trouble getting meetings and convincing investors that your company is the next big thing?

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. The Andreesen Horowitz blog is the work of the famous VC firm’s partners and covers all things software in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

Up and Running

In as much as a scheduled interview with an angel investor can be, talking with Boris about what it takes to spark the interest of a venture capital firm was a coincidence. Were they down to him being a more open-minded investor? Avoid those investors.. Boris Wertz.

How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.

Scalable Startup

At the time SaaS just wasn’t mature enough and people at the company weren’t comfortable enough to make the change; too many old habits of installing software. The software just doesn’t leave it’s cloud hosts anymore.

Recruiting Software Developers By Showing Up With Pizza

Feld Thoughts

Once again we are in a zone where hiring software developers is incredibly challenging. Last night I was at Angel Boot Camp in Boston. It was a dinner for about 50 angel investors – a mix of experienced ones and new ones – organized by Jon Pierce. He said something like: “If you want to recruit great software developers, show up at the computer science lab with a bunch of pizza the night before a major project is due.”

How would you break down the process of raising an angel round of investment in 5-10 steps?

Gust

Understand what investors are looking for , what they usually invest in, and why. There are many good books on this subject, and you owe it to yourself to read at least one of them before you begin talking to angels. A good beginning would be Bill Payne’s The Definitive Guide to Raising Money from Angels, available as a free download from [link]. This is the case for two reasons: first, because the bare fact is that investors simply do not fund ideas.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

Here’s a snapshot of some of the investment companies highlighted on the MBA@UNC map: Silicon Valley Bank: Silicon Valley Bank provides targeted financial services and expertise to companies of all sizes, to help innovative companies and their investors succeed in business.

My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013

Up and Running

Investors then use your profile to determine whether they want to fund your request for a loan. It is free to submit your business for consideration, and a wide range of businesses—everything from media to real estate to consumer goods to software—are desired.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself (If You’re Trying to Convince The World That You Have a Hot Startup)

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized angel investor Cash Flow CEO blog CoFounder first revenue leadership revenue growth scalability software startups The Next Level tom nora vc venture capitalWhat are people doing now because your product doesn’t exist, what is the pain you will solve? What is it that you know about your specific niche that other companies do not?

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

As a personal friend of the original investor, I’m very happy for this transaction – after 7 years of work, repositioning, and sticking to it their vision has paid off. When Open Source software projects are launched, the progenitors often start a for-profit sister company to garner some income from training, support and consulting.

Recent Interview for Workbridge

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture business CEOing first revenue google leadership revenue growth scalability software Software Development startups The Next Level tom nora twitter vc venture capitalAfter a recent speech I gave for startups, I was interviewed by Jennifer DesRosiers (love that name!) about tech startups.

What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

This is actually a bit strange for me, as a 20+ year software industry professional, I’ve spent most of my time in the world of extremely sophisticated software tools and languages – several of the startups I’ve worked at and/or launched were based on software tools to build software, so I’ve been in the middle earth of software for awhile. Drupal has a worldwide engine of real software discipline.

Getting Funded: Step 1, Getting VCs to notice

Passionate Intensity

Get on Angel List. I know it has “angel” in the title, but many VCs (including this one) subscribe and follow the companies listed there. Consider angels or seed investors. I often recommend angel investors I know to companies that are too early for our fund.

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.

Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Mike Wolf is a mentor of mine, and a role model for many technology entrepreneurs and investors in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. He is a 26-year software veteran who has survived both startups and big companies. Marty: What’s the most challenging aspect of being an investor?

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

Marc Andreessen: So the computer industry started in 1950 and basically ran for 50 years with the same model, which was a model where all of the new computers, all the new technology, all the new software started out being sold for the highest prices to the biggest organizations. That’s a really big deal, because that category of software, line managers and businesses have never actually used that software themselves. Nothing is going to stop Software-as-a-Service.

Cloning Startups: Blackmail, Duplication, 11 Pinterest clones, Overnight Cloning.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development early stage founder Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture angel investor business Cash Flow CEO CEO blog CEO Succession CoFounder design facebook first revenue google iOS leadership scalability software tom noraCloning Startups: Blackmail, Duplication, 11 Pinterest clones, Overnight Cloning. And we’re not in a bubble?

10 Tips for Finding Venture Funding

Up and Running

So before you read these tips, first understand the difference between venture capital and angel investment and then you can add in 5 essentials for angel investment. And keep in mind, as you read that, that venture capital demands everything that angel investors do, and more.

Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah - Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. That sucked as he hates golf, but he discovered, you don’t have to play golf to be successful as a software entrepreneur. ” At what point you need humans to sell software?

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture acquisition angel investor business CEO CEO blog CEOing CoFounder first revenue google leadership scalability software Software Development succession venture capitalBeing the CEO of a startup is crazy, fun, very hard work, inclusive, humbling and of course can be quite rewarding. Weekends are meaningless.

Private Startup Stock Trading

Scalable Startup

Software is ahead of Social Media – a sign of things to come. Angel Investor early stage Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO venturelink].

What If You’re Not CEO Material? [Excellent article by David Cohen @davidcohen of TechStars]

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Launch Scalability startup CEO Uncategorized CEO CEO blog CEOing CoFounder Software Development startups succession The Next Level[link].

Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

How can other regions will ever match the MACHINE: Stanford, Andreesen, Draper, Valentine, Doerr, Facebook/Apple/Google Millionaires, 4 Generation VC firms, Hardware/Software partnerships, over 100 Billon $ market cap cos.

Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Click here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). Matt Coffin (Los Angeles). Paige Craig (Los Angeles). Clark Landry (Los Angeles). Beau Laskey (Los Angeles). Peter Lee (Los Angeles). Thomas McInerney (Los Angeles & San Francisco). Farhad Mohit (Los Angeles).