My last angel blogpost was months ago as I threw in the towel and announced I would only be investing passively. So after this and this and this and this on why and how, I outsourced all early stage investing. And I have been pleased so far. But now I’ve gone and broken my new … More The Power of … WOO!
Continuing my recent onslaught on articles about angel syndicates. (Last one before I go back to hibernation.) Here is my dream wish list for the ultimate angel investing vehicle. The Killer Angel Vehicle combines the best of institutional asset management with ease of shopping on Amazon. Let’s have an instrument that delivers filtering, scale, governance, diversification, … More Angel Heaven: Building the Ultimate Syndicate Vehicle
Wayne is IN! And I’m thrilled to be along for the ride. Details below. Let’s start with some non-controversial startup investment logic: 1) Critical elements to successful startup investing are staying on top of technology trends and having access to good deals 2) Smart entrepreneurs seek out as advisors/investors those successful role models who … More It’s Wayne’s World! Party On, Excellent Syndicate!
For those of you who love to eat, like to cook, and dislike or don’t have time to shop in the market, fasten your seatbelts. Or perhaps loosen your waistbelts. And angels, get ready to loosen the checkbook. Got a new favorite. I’m fond of TechStars companies (it is such a great filter, with acceptance … More Plated–(My Favorite Due Diligence Ever)
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
I co-authored a piece with Dharmesh Shah on 21 Tips for Companies Raising Money from AngelList. Check it out on the OnStartups.com blog. It’s a companion piece to the article from two days ago on the big four benefits for angels on using AngelList. Forgive the lack of links, I’m typing this for the first … More Even More on AngelList
Anyone who regularly reads this column knows I love AngelList. It’s the matchmaker service between promising startups and early stage investors which has revolutionized angel and maybe even VC investing. There has been a slew of recent articles on AL, including good ones from Venture Hacks, Venture Beat, and BostInnovation. But while there are a few … More AngelList’s Big Four Benefits for Investors
In the last post, I discussed how commingled funds, whether they be managed by micro-VCs, leading angels, or traditional venture capital funds, can be an important component in an early stage investor’s overall strategy. This is especially for those who otherwise can’t assemble a diversified portfolio. In this post, I’m going to talk about 9 … More 9 Point Checklist Before Investing in an Angel (or VC) Fund