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

AngelList’s Big Four Benefits for Investors

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

How to Not Lose Your Shirt as an Angel Investor

I’ll be attending Angel Boot Camp II in Boston on June 14. It’s a terrific event run by Jon Pierce, with lots of opportunities for talking strategies, meeting lots of angels and VCs, and even seeing a few select companies. (Anyone interested, it’s free but you must register.) I’ll be at a breakout session with … More How to Not Lose Your Shirt as an Angel Investor

My favorite reading from the week of May 15

And the awards go to: Rob Go of NextView Ventures for his post on considerations  for the ideal seed round composition; and also to Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures for his complementary piece on finding the right investors for the mission.  Startup guys raising their rounds now, read these two article pronto; Fred Destin of Atlas as part of a really … More My favorite reading from the week of May 15

“It’s X for Y”

“It’s X for Y” Every angel has heard a pitch like the above. I recently saw a pitch on “LinkedIn for Pets”. Huh???  This means of comparison has become so cliché, and so laughable, that there’s a random startup generator to do this—click here and refresh a few times, you’ll see what I mean. (Thanks to Alex at Biff Labs, … More “It’s X for Y”