Browsing All Posts filed under »Angel Investors«

Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

May 23, 2013


Jonathan Greechan, a partner at The Founder Institute, was interviewed by Business Insider.   “What we have found is that if an early-stage founder can check off the ten items below, they have a solid foundation by which to start a company,” said Greechan. My take, this is as good a list as any.  In my […]

5 Disastrous Moves That Will Botch Your Pitch

December 7, 2011


Entrepreneurs are passionate about their business. Sometimes overly so. Read this terrific article on how to avoid several common mistakes that will ruin an otherwise successful pitch meeting. From FastCompany, by FC Expert Blogger Josh Linkner, 12/6/11

What Angels Do for Fun

October 4, 2010


This is the story of ARC Angels, a new Angel network based in New York. They are not only looking for investment opportunities, they are still looking to grow the ranks of their own membership from 33 to 99 angels.

Angel Investors Get Venture Backers of Their Own (WSJ)

August 17, 2010


Silicon Valley venture capitalists often invest in the youngest start-ups. But now some venture-capital firms are partly outsourcing that investing to others.

CVR Report: Angel Investor Market Held Steady in 2009

July 3, 2010


On the heels of a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008, the 2009 angel investor market exhibited a modest decrease in investment dollars but little change in the number of investments

Harvard Study Says Angels Add Value to Start-ups

June 8, 2010


“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says. The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.

Angel Investment to Increase in 2010 Says Recent Survey

June 4, 2010


A recent survey from the Angel Capital Association and Silicon Valley Bank points to an increased appetite for new investments among angel networks in 2010.


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