So, Which Syndicates? How Much?

I promised no more long pieces, but people wanted to know what syndicates I’m investing in specifically, and they don’t seem to know that you can look under my “Representative Angel Investments” page (see above) to see what I’m doing. Here’s the basic breakdown as it stands now. Seeing as there is an anticipated dealflow commitment of more than 100 deals (although roughly half of those are to FG Angels, for whom I’m doing a tiny amount per deal), I … Read More

Why I’m Switching Over to @AngelList Syndicates

As hinted in the previous post, I’m changing tactics, even though I haven’t changed startup investing philosophy.  I’m cutting down the pace of individual company investments at least by half and probably more, even though I’m increasing the overall total of the investments (courtesy of @Crashlytics and Twitter). The difference: I’m farming out the work.

Time Frame           Angel Companies/% Money        Commingled Funds/% Money

Last 4 years                      55 deals/85%                         3 funds (80 positions)/15%

Next few years                  5 a year/ 25%                         9-10 … Read More

Do like Chris Sacca: “Create Value Before Asking for Value Back”

I’m a full-time angel, plus I’m a procrastinator and an information consumer. So, I spend a LOT of time on the cruising the net, and find a lot of great content.  But a video from Foundation, Kevin Rose‘s new venture, was so insightful and full of entertaining stories that I had to stop in my tracks and immediately zip off this post saying just how great it is.  “Create Value Before Asking for Value Back” is a theme … Read More