Archive for January, 2010

Syndication among Angel Groups to Close Larger Rounds

January 25 2010 No Commented

Syndication among Angel Groups to Close Larger Rounds In recent posts, I have described the growing US capital gap between typical angel and VCs round size.  US angels generally invest in rounds of $200K and $1 million, while VCs have moved from rounds of $2-3 million in the ‘90s to rounds of $7-8 million today.  […]

US VC Trends are Driving Angel Groups Towards more Angel-only Deals

January 19 2010 No Commented

US VC Trends are Driving Angel Groups Towards more Angel-only Deals In an earlier post, I reported that angels in some US groups are investing in more angel-only deals, that is, startups for which less than $1 million in funding will provide sufficient runway to achieve positive cash flow.  Angels are electing to seek out […]

Is the US VC Model Broken

January 19 2010 No Commented

Is the US VC Model Broken I have been suggesting for some time that the US VC model is, indeed, broken. Here is a survey of US VCs who seem to conclude the same thing…and they tell us why! peHUB:  Is the Venture Capital Business Broken? It’s a GREAT time to be an angel.  Find […]

Just What Are Angel-only Deals?

January 12 2010 No Commented

Just What Are Angel-only Deals? In my last post, I described the trend among angel groups in the US to fund more angel-only deals, primarily because of the changing world of US venture capital.  I did so without really describing the characteristics of angel-only deals. Perhaps I should start by describing angel deals.  Oh…I did […]

US Trends in Startup Funding – Angel-only Deals

January 7 2010 No Commented

US Trends in Startup Funding – Angel-only Deals Because the US is a large country with huge demographic variety, venture capital has thrived in a few regions and is virtually unavailable elsewhere.  Venture capitalists prefer not to travel to portfolio companies, investing instead close to home.  Consequently, while angel groups in a few regions do […]