Angel Investors

7 Ways to Build Rock-Solid Relationships With Your Investors
Angel Investors

7 Ways to Build Rock-Solid Relationships With Your Investors

They may not be your BFFs, but they can be crucial to your future.
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Steve Case on Angels, Tech Bubbles and Caution
Tech Bubble

Steve Case on Angels, Tech Bubbles and Caution

The AOL co-founder gives his full view on where today's market stands and whether there really is a tech bubble.
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Mark Cuban: Why This Tech Bubble Is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000
Tech Bubble

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The bubble today comes from private investors who are investing in apps and small tech companies. And there in lies the rub.
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Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup
Venture Capital

Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup

Nobody knows better than venture investors the challenges facing a new company. Take a hard look at the prospects for success before placing your bet.
George Deeb
8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors
Investors

8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors

You need to seek an amount that is just right, based on your real needs, and consistent with the capabilities and interests of the investors you are addressing.
Martin Zwilling
Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse
Angel Investors

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Tim Berry
Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?
Crowdfunding

Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?

The crowdfunding term is used to encompass so many different concepts that everyone is confused.
Martin Zwilling
8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors
Angel Investors

8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors

Once your business has some attraction, it's time to tell the angels what they need to hear to get you to the next level.
Martin Zwilling
Due Diligence on Accelerators -- What Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Accelerators

Due Diligence on Accelerators -- What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Before you commit to a program, understand what's expected of you and what you'll be offered in return.
Wiley Larsen
7 Tips for an Investment Pitch That Excites and Inspires
Raising Capital

7 Tips for an Investment Pitch That Excites and Inspires

Seeking your first round of capital can be a daunting task. Here's how to effectively position your venture by telling a compelling story that will entice investors.
Miles Jennings
The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding
Venture Capital

The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding

In 2014, investment deals closed in a dozen cities that haven't seen VC money in at least five years.
Catherine Clifford
Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?
Angel Investors

Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?

Do an honest self-assessment and answer these four critical questions first.
Tim Berry
Super Angels Answer the Prayers of Startups Starved for Funding
Angel Investors

Super Angels Answer the Prayers of Startups Starved for Funding

A new class of investor with the agility and vision that VCs seem to have lost are investing in hundreds of promising young companies.
Martin Zwilling
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
Funding

How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca

Angel investors are individuals who provide seed funding for startups or entrepreneurs in return for ownership equity or debt repayment. Angel investors differ from venture capitalists (VC) in that typically they fund smaller amounts than VCs in an earlier funding round -- the average amount is $600,000 -- and are willing to fund smaller companies.

Need to know: Typically, angel investors must meet the Securities Exchange Commission’s regulatory definition of an accredited investor, meaning he or she must have an individual or joint spousal net worth that exceeds $1 million and the individual must make an income of at least $200,000 a year (in the last two years) or a combined $300,000 in a joint spousal income. 

Term origins: The term “angel investor” originates from the early 1900s, referring to wealthy businessmen who invested in Broadway productions. Today, angel investors fund a variety of businesses.
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