AngelList Syndicate Update – Week 1

Feld Thoughts

Our syndicate, which we are going to max out at $450,000, is currently right at $300,000 after one week. Geir Freysson, founder of Five Hundred Plus , did a super cool visualization of some of the top syndicates and how the participants in the syndicate relate to each other. .

AngelList Syndicate Feedback From An Experienced Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

We recently funded Blinkfire Analytics using our FG Angels Syndicate. So, we were psyched he was willing to do an FG Angels Syndicate with us. When it was oversubscribed they kept their syndicate commitment, but offered a much bigger investment outside the syndicate.

Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective

VC Adventure

A few months ago AngelList announced Syndicates - enabling investors on AngelList to create fund-like groups of investors to invest together in AngelList companies (following a single lead investor). How AngelList Syndicates (and FG Angels) Works.

How Content Syndication Can Help Businesses With Demand Generation

YFS Magazine

Every business wants more sales, it’s as simple as that. Yet the million-dollar question is, “How do we get there?” Demand generation is the answer. Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing demand generation marketing

Is @AngelList Syndicates Really Such a Big Deal?

Both Sides of the Table

If you track the venture capital industry it would be hard to miss the conversation going on this week over AngelList “Syndicates.” My favorite new VC blogger, Hunter Walk, weighed in with some thoughtful comments about how Syndicates might actually pit, “ angel vs. angel.”

Three Syndication Traps to Avoid

Inc Startups

3 rookie mistakes to avoid in angel syndication

Venture Capital Syndicates

Florida Venture Blog

My past posts were more about people within a company, but a similar test of commitment happens within investor syndicates. As an investor that typically leads deals, Inflexion spends considerable time and diligence architecting the syndicates in our deals.

VC Syndicates: How Many VCs Is Too Many?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But beyond the board, what about the syndicate? I've seen some recent financings where there were six or more VCs firms in the syndicate. We've been asked to participate in first round syndicates with four or more VC firms and we have not done that, at least yet. If you have that many VC firms in your syndicate, then each one will own something like 5-7.5%

Venture Capital Syndicates

Florida Venture Blog

My past posts were more about people within a company, but a similar test of commitment happens within investor syndicates. As an investor that typically leads deals, Inflexion spends considerable time and diligence architecting the syndicates in our deals.

6 Things You Need to Know About VC Syndication Deals

Inc Startups

If you're looking to raise millions of dollars in VC funding, you may need to syndicate your deal. Here's what you need to know. Startup

Venture Capital Syndicates

Florida Venture Blog

congruence consistency dry powder foxhole syndicate strength value-add vc syndicates I’ve written before about how tough markets like this really separate the wheat from the chaff within a company. As if your company were a foxhole, you get to see who stays to fight by your side and who runs to another foxhole with more protection; or worse, who runs away from the fight altogether […].

Three New Types of AngelList Syndicates I Hope to See

Hunter Walker

So far most of the top funded AngelList Syndicates look, well, not surprising. Additionally, funds such as Foundry Group and Google Ventures have taken their own approaches – the former creating a separate early stage entity , the latter encouraging their seed stage partners to create standalone personal syndicates. As part of my seed fund Homebrew , we were also one of the first VCs to co-lead an investment alongside an AngelList syndicate (see Shyp ).

How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC Syndicate

Genuine VC

Term-driving investor approach – An entrepreneur finds a lead (quasi-)institutional venture investor to price and set the structure/dynamics of the round, working together to bring in additional syndicate partners (either/both other funds and individual angels). Putting together a seed VC syndicate of one or more firms is like fitting together many puzzle pieces.

Syndicate Your Content to Build Awareness

Inc Startups

To build brand awareness, share your story, and drive new audiences to your website, use content syndication in your communications strategy

The Perverse Incentives of Angelist Syndicates

Rob Go

I was chatting with Nick Chirls from Betaworks recently and we talked a bit about Angelist syndicates and the incentives surrounding it. Betaworks was one of the first investors to use Syndicates on the platform in their investment with Estimote (a really cool company, BTW). Nick reminded of an interesting perverse incentive that syndicates creates. Essentially, Angelist syndicates creates an incentive to: Invest a little less. Now let’s say I’m an angelist syndicator.

Gil Penchina’s Army: How AngelList’s Largest Syndicate Plans to Lead A Rounds, Hire An Associate & Keep VCs Honest

Hunter Walker

But he’s raised the largest syndicate on AngelList , turning himself effectively into a one-man fund for, if not the masses, at least the 270 people who have already committed nearly $3.4m Q: When AL launched syndicates, what was your immediate reaction? penchina#syndicate.

Constructing Your Seed Round Syndicate

Rob Go

One area of fundraising that is not that straightforward is how to put together a syndicate of investors for your seed round. Here are a couple things I typically suggest when putting your seed round syndicate together. Although there have been an increase in the number of seed stage investors, seed rounds are still typically composed of at least a handful of different investors, who each have their own processes and incentives.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AngelList Syndicates

Inc Startups

A company called AngelList came out with a new product called AngelList Syndicates. Through AngelList Syndicates wealthy individuals can invest their money with so-called "angel" investors, who will turn around and invest the pooled money into start-ups.

How VCs Structure a Syndicate and Recruit Coinvestors

David Teten

Although EquityZen is primarily an online marketplace for secondary shares in private companies, they also offer syndicated primary investments. Liquidity is often easier to attain for investors who own shares in a syndication vehicle that owns shares in the company, as the change in ownership can be changed at the SPV level, rather than having to involve the company. This is primarily an advantage for the underlying investor in the company, not the VC leading the syndicate. .

Why Angelist Syndicates is Great For the Boston Startup Community

Rob Go

Which is why I’m pretty psyched about Angelist syndicates, especially in relation to the Boston startup community. Enter Angelist Syndicates. If I were less actively engaged in the local startup market and had an interest in participating in the emerging tech ecosystem, I would be seeking out these individuals and joining their syndicates. I’ve been thinking a lot about what Angelist means for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially here in Boston where I live.

Really Simple Syndication

Eric Friedman

3 years and 1 day ago I wrote a introductory post about RSS. Since that time a lot has happened with RSS, but I keep referring back to that post. In fact, it became a presentation I did a few times both within my last company (to teach everyone about using a feed reader and staying up to date with clients) to outside at technology events. I don’t think I have referred to any post more than the guide to RSS and it still works even though its 3 years old.

AngelList Syndicates: Why Pooling Resources Is Good for Early Stage Investing

Inc Startups

With 300 syndicates, this will change the way companies get funded. AngelList Syndicates, recently launched by AngelList, is a way of allowing small-time backers to pool their resources behind a leader who’s investing in startups. Today, almost 300 syndicates are on AngelList.

Widgetbox Syndication Metrics

Will Price

The release further positions Widgetbox as the leader in the web widget space and as the backplane for syndicating, publishing, and tracking the widgetsphere. widgets to date and the widgetsphere (check home page for real-time data updates), the total number of widget instances syndicated via the service, is growing by over 40% month over month. Widgetbox just released an analytics dashboard for widget developers. It is free and comes with every widget on Widgetbox.

Ending Our FG Angels Experiment

Feld Thoughts

After two years of a dedicated experiment, we’ve decided to stop making new investments via our FG Angels Syndicate. The Monday after AngelList announced their Syndicate product in September 2013 we decided to to jump in with both feet and start FG Angels. As a result, we were one of the very first syndicates and the first VC firm to create a syndicate. It took a few months for AngelList to gear up Syndicates so that they actually worked.

A wealth of sources for startup fundraising – A primer for founders

VC Cafe

Connect Ventures Eze Vidra funding Seedcamp Seedrs SEIS Silicon Valley Bank Startup Accelerators Startup Factory Startup Resources ADV capital AngelList Angels connect ventures corporate VC CrowdCube CVC debt EIS Entrepreneurs equity equity crowndfunding firstminute capital HBS Angels E100 ICOs ipos loans Seed seed funding silicon valley bank Spice VC startup founders startups SVB syndicates Tokens

The 99 Investor Problem

VC Adventure

We structure our investment in companies via an LLC that has all the individual FG Angels syndicate members in it. This simplifies life for the company as they only end up with 1 investor – the FG Angels syndicate LCC – rather than a bunch of individual investors.

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When VCs Invest Together, Does Ability or Affinity Matter?

Feld Thoughts

Venture Capital gompers hbs syndicate VC I woke up to a bunch of VC related things in my twitter stream this morning. I had a nice digital sabbath yesterday so I was a little surprised by how much there was.

Mass Relevance Named First Re-Syndication Partner of Twitter

Austin Startup

Mass Relevance today announced that it has been selected by Twitter (blog post) as the first curation partner officially licensed to re-syndicate Twitter content. Content publishers can now work directly with Mass Relevance to publish and display syndicated Twitter content, as well as directly monetize the content through sponsorships or direct response.

When VCs Invest Together, Does Ability or Affinity Matter?

Feld Thoughts

Venture Capital gompers hbs syndicate VC I woke up to a bunch of VC related things in my twitter stream this morning. I had a nice digital sabbath yesterday so I was a little surprised by how much there was.

5 Tips for Syncing Up Channel Marketing Content Following an M&A

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Brands that push out their digital content through content syndication solution providers have an enormous leg up on the competition when it comes to launching or rebranding any part of their business.

UK VC trend points to smaller, less syndicated deals

Fred Destin

which is the lowest in 9 years Striking trend 2: syndication dropped below 60% to 54% for the first time in 10 years So many smaller deals done by single investors. The busiest investors were YFM (as a Group), Octopus Ventures, Amadeus and Finance Wales.See the impact of VCT and Regionals Levels of syndication dropped significantly to 54% (66%) of deals.

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. So what changed and why I am now launching a syndicate? A syndicate is very effective and efficient way to raise capital.

The Importance of Robust Angel Ecosystems

VC Adventure

Most angel deals happen in syndicates (meaning multiple investors participate), yet many angels are extremely poor at working together with other potential investors. AngelList Entrepreneurial Ecosystems angel capita angel investing angellist angellist syndicates FG Angels

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

Ask the Angels

I’ll often advise applicants to seek syndication — get a lead investor first, or secure a big investor, super angel, or institutional firm — and then come to us to fill out the last several hundred thousand.” Syndication gives the angels more assurance as more eyes have seen it.

Weekend Favs April Twelve

Duct Tape Marketing

Syndical – Service that makes it easy to create and share events across networks. DTM Favs Grapevine6 Snappy Checkout Syndical Weekend Favs April Twelve written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

Ask the Angels

Fundraising General News Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Ben Kuo Bryson Strauss Fetch Funding Pasadena Angels Schlep Schlep & Fetch Startups Syndication Tech Coast AngelsBenjamin F. Kuo of interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Read the full article here. Tweet Tweet.

Hey Look, Software Just Ate VC!

Mark Birch

Recently AngelList quietly started testing Syndicates. Syndicates allow you to raise any amount of money on behalf of a startup and take 20% of the carry. . Note: Image above from the game Syndicate.

Do you matter to your investors?


But a good number are minority investments where we are part of a syndicate. Angels Venture Capital Angel List Fundraising syndicates VCThe model for funding tech startups has changed a lot in recent years. While angel investing has been around forever, Angel list is blowing it up, making it easier for angels of all shapes and sizes to find deal flow and come together. VCs are also getting in on the action with many VCs participating in seed rounds on and off Angel list.

Visiting Angels and Entrepreneurs in Northern Europe

Angel Investing News

On May 2 nd and 3 rd , I led workshops for Estonian investors on syndication, due diligence, valuation and the post-investment relationships with entrepreneurs for about 30 angel investors. Angel Groups Angel Investors Syndication Alan Watts Arengufond Estonian Development Fund Colman Investors Xcell Partners DDVE Diane Roberts EBAN Feodor Aminoff FiBAN Finvera Frank Peters Halo Jan D.

Splitting The Deal

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Syndicating an early stage investment is a time honored practice in the venture capital business. I assume syndicating was a common practice in the early days of the institutional VC business because fund sizes were small, risk was high, and splitting the deal among multiple firms was a good way to manage those things. In the angel market (and to a lesser extent seed market), syndication is alive and well and remains very common.

Overclocking Content: How To Get More From What You Already Create by Yaro Starak

In an ideal world I’d have a team of outsourcers pounce on every blog post I write and ensure it’s made into all media formats and syndicated as far as we can take it. Tags: Content Creation Online Marketing & Internet Business Guides content distribution multimedia formats online syndication social media distribution viral marketing

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Doing The Heavy Lifting

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Most venture capital investments are made, over time, by syndicates. Some of the firms in the syndicate agree to (or require) having a partner from their firm join the Board of the company. Not all venture capital firms in your syndicate will be the same. I feel incredibly lucky to have someone like that in a syndicate with me. This means a group of venture capital firms develops around a company, usually built over multiples rounds.

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.