Joe Caruso’s investment philosophy and track record is open for all to see on his BantamGroup website–and when you study it, it’s quickly apparent that he’s had over 40 good exits and 6 “golazos”. We squeezed into a slot on Joe’s schedule while he was seeing entrepreneurs during his regular open office hours at the … More Office Hours with SuperAngel Joe Caruso
Readers know I’m not posting much nor doing a lot of (non-syndicated) angel investing now, but I read a great post on Steve Blank‘s blog yesterday inspired by John Selep. The post shows one investor’s framework for tieing in Steve’s management teachings to improve not only his odds of making successful investments, but those of … More As always, Steve Blank and Friends Nail It
Ben Yoskovitz has cranked up his Instigator Blog, and you can tell it’s a hit by the people reading and commenting, like early stage investors Dharmesh Shah, Fred Destin of Atlas, Mark MacLeod of Real Ventures, and Helge Seetzen of Tandem Launch. This week Ben wrote a retrospective on his first 9 months as an angel … More New Angel Blogger: Yosko!
Yes, @objlphil, I’ve got mine and you don’t. With that out of the way, our startup has been playing with @googleglass, and we wrote up a blogpost that was featured on TabbForum. If you can’t get through the registration process at Tabb Forum, you can also see a version here via our new BuysideFX website. … More My reactions to Google #Glass…and a new investment
Apologies for having fallen off the blogging wagon in the last year. I’ve also slowed down the angel investing pace–a little bit because of valuations, but mostly because I’m running another startup, BuysideFX which takes up all my attention. (I’ll tell the story about how I decided to fund that later when we have something big to … More My Favorite Angel Investor I Don’t Know
This post was originally published in OnStartups. I hope to be doing further guest posting on that site, which is one of my favorites. Thanks to Dharmesh Shah for his edits. Don’t have an idea yet for a startup? Then get off your butt and go work for someone else’s cool startup! And the first … More Entrepreneurs: What to Do if You Don’t Have an Idea
Just got back from 2 days in Boston talking to MassChallenge companies and 1 day in NYC with TechStars. (Go Ordr.In! Go SideTour!)While I had a lot of meetings and was overscheduled, it was massively fun. But the highlight to me was when Cynthia Smith of Lynx Sportswear came up to me and started profusely … More Angel Rewards–It’s the Little Things
Most angels who volunteer as mentors cite noble reasons to do so: “paying it forward”, “giving back”, educating the next generation of entrepreneurs, and so on. I love people who help others purely for altruistic reasons, and I hope such motives stay foremost in mentors’ minds. The more favors you do, the more come back … More Why Every Angel Should Beg to Mentor at an Accelerator