Office Hours with SuperAngel Joe Caruso

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 Cambridge Innovation Center…before he was off to do the same later in the week at MassChallenge, TechStars, and several of the university-sponsored incubators … Read More

Angel Blogs, and my First Interview in 11 Years

Yep, looks like I have finally dropped off the witness protection program. Last interview was in 2000. So we know what that means: it’s bubble time. Thanks to Frank Peters of The Frank Peters Show for hosting me, the only podcast I know dedicated to angel investing. Here’s the link to download the interview. I’ve learned a lot from Frank’s podcasts, he’s done 344 of them and still going strong.

Come to think of it, there are precious … Read More

Two New Investments, Now It’s Time to Start the Diet

I’m delighted to let people know that I’m investing in Ordr.In and MedicalRecords.com.  Ordr.In produces a suite of APIs looking to unify the food delivery business (and a TechStars NY Summer 2011 company), while MedicalRecords.com helps physicians make sense of all of the electronic health record choices they need to making. And both are firmly in my 65% jockey, 35% horse way of evaluating companies.

As I said in my post “The Next Eight Months“, for the … Read More

Why Every Angel Should Beg to Mentor at an Accelerator

The Original Mentor

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 your way. At AngelBootCamp on 6/14 in Boston, there’s a great session with Katie Rae (TechStars, Project 11) , David Skok (Matrix), … Read More

Four Weddings and a Funeral for an Angel Investor

Well, March has come in like a lion. Not only did we get 26” of snow two weeks ago in Burlington, but also I’ve been experiencing a blizzard of activity with my angel investments—4 good events, and 1 bad. Which is a great ratio, but then again, these are only midterms, and most final grades aren’t in.

So, what’s to celebrate? The best news came first: an exit on one of my investments.  The good news was accompanied by the … Read More