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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.

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.

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.”

Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It’s a great idea and at Foundry we quickly decided it would be an interesting experiment to form our own syndicate. Product demo video.

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). Now let’s say I’m an angelist syndicator.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AngelList Syndicates

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A company called AngelList came out with a new product called AngelList Syndicates. The angel investors will get 15 percent. They''re fracked."

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. I’ve been thinking a lot about what Angelist means for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially here in Boston where I live.

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

Hunter Walker

AngelList syndicate has surprised some people, you’ve been angel investing for quite a while, right? penchina#syndicate. penchina.

The 99 Investor Problem

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We structure our investment in companies via an LLC that has all the individual FG Angels syndicate members in it. So that’s good.

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Syndicate Your Content to Build Awareness

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

The Importance of Robust Angel Ecosystems

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

AngelList Entrepreneurial Ecosystems angel capita angel investing angellist angellist syndicates FG AngelsSpecifically: Put Entrepreneurs First.

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.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With 300 syndicates, this will change the way companies get funded. Today, almost 300 syndicates are on AngelList. for syndicates.

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. 9/11 I end with Haiku.

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Time savings, speed to market, and accuracy create a clear ROI for a syndication solution and will legitimize the budget expense.

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. 9/11 I end with Haiku.

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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. Through this partnership, companies will be able to move beyond engagement and create new revenue streams around curated and integrated experiences into TV, [.].

Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It’s a great idea and at Foundry we quickly decided it would be an interesting experiment to form our own syndicate. Product demo video.

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.

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.

Our First FG Angels Investment in OnTheGo Platforms Has Closed

Feld Thoughts

This morning we announced that we have closed a financing in OnTheGo Platforms via our FG Angels syndicate. On October 1st, 2013 we announced that we’d be forming an AngelList syndicate called FG Angels and making 50 seed investments through AngelList by the end of 2014. would come from syndicate participants. So $2.5m

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.

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.

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). There is some correlation here, but not complete alignment, to check size (i.e.

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. " I love that line and use it often. of the company.

Launching FG Angels To Make Investments on AngelList

Feld Thoughts

We’ll be doing this via AngelList’s new Syndicate approach through an entity called FG Angel where we will create a syndicate of up to $500,000, allowing others to invest $450,000 alongside anything we do. Foundry Group ) can create the syndicate in the future, at which point we’ll move the activity over to there.

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

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. We met passionate entrepreneurs with exciting startup companies and engaged angels investors in all four countries. Ireland. Moscow. Estonia. Finland.

Filling Out A Round: When It Matters, and When It Doesn’t

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I would not sweat the allocations/syndication decisions that much in a seed deal other than avoid troublemakers at all costs. VC rounds (Srs A, Srs B, Srs C) are generally where the syndicates matter the most. Find a strong lead who will take a board seat, manage the syndicate, and help you. Come to terms with the lead.

Announcing Techstars AngelList Funds for Mentors and Alumni

Feld Thoughts

At Foundry Group, we learned a lot by running our own FG Angels syndicate. AngelList syndicates helps enable seed stage investing at scale. A key ingredient of Techstars accelerator programs is our experienced and engaged mentor community. And, my book Give First, coming out at the end of 2017, will cover mentorship in depth.

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.

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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. Widgetbox just released an analytics dashboard for widget developers. It is free and comes with every widget on Widgetbox. Since launch in October, the company has served 8.7m

Leading vs Following

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Hunter Walk has a good post up on the coming competition among angels with syndicates to get into deals. Angel List Syndicates are turning angels who have traditionally been followers into leads. That's why they are getting carry from the syndicate, after all. USV is a lead investor. Benchmark is a lead investor.

Understanding Different Types of Angel Investors

View from Seed

Pros: Industry-insider who serves as a validator for the rest of the investment syndicate, extremely helpful advice and network connections.

Do you matter to your investors?

StartupCFO

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. VCs are also getting in on the action with many VCs participating in seed rounds on and off Angel list. And we back people.

Seed Round Signaling Revisited: Myths, Truths, & Half-Lies

Genuine VC

Yet even today, whether or not to take a (relatively) small check in a seed round syndicate from a multi-hundred million or even billion dollar fund is still a decision which takes quite a bit of consideration and sometimes consternation. So there is an element of (positive) selection bias in the larger VC syndicate cohort companies.

Will A Different Approach to Search Work?

Feld Thoughts

Google dominates search. When you first visit Leap.it you will immediately notice that they completely do away with search lists. Perspectives.

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A Guide: Successfully Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads

For Entrepreneurs

Rob is the co-founder of Salsify, a leading cloud-based product content management and syndication solution that I invested in in 2013 and where I currently serve on the board. The following is a guest post by Rob Gonzalez. Prior to founding Salsify, Rob was at IBM, Endeca and Cambridge Semantics in senior product management roles.

What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2/ Private equity firms don’t normally invest in syndicates. Syndicates, when they are functional and small, are quite powerful. But many times syndicates are large, unwieldy, and dysfunctional. So we will return to our regularly scheduled friday programming next week. That is about where the similarity ends.

Startup Data: 4 Strategies Changing the Speed & Size of Your Series A

View from Seed

Startups with large, lifecycle VCs included in the seed round syndicate did not reach Series A faster than those who did not. in our portfolio.