Here is my June 2011 column published today in the Flathead Beacon on models for angel organizations.
Archive for May, 2011
One entrepreneur has a company which appears to be scalable to a $30 million exit value in 5-8 years and a second entrepreneur’s venture seems to be scalable to $200 million in exit value in the same time frame. Yet, at the pre-revenue stage of development, angel investors price both companies at a pre-money valuation […]
Last week Ann and I attended the 11th annual Congress of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) in Warsaw. I was asked to present a summary of our five-month visit to New Zealand in 2010, where we shared experiences with angels and entrepreneurs. Here is a link to my EBAN talk, Sharing Angel Experiences in New […]
I was interviewed early this month by Gareth Price of the Warsaw Business Journal about my experiences as an entrepreneur and angel investor, and about what angels look for in fundable deals. See link.
My wife Ann and I just completed a delightful 6-day visit to Warsaw. Our purpose was to attend the 11th Annual Congress of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) and to tour Warsaw and Krakow. The EBAN meeting was attended by over 500 delegates from 38 countries. The presentations and panel discussions were of high […]
The skewed returns for angel investments report by Rob Wiltbank in 2007 for the US and in 2009 for the UK describe a clear strategy for angel investors:  diversity* – invest in a large number of deals (ideally 25 or more) and  scalability – invest only in deals that can scale valuation rapidly […]
A week or so ago, I posted on a new workshop available for entrepreneurs in Montana – sponsored by Montana State Workforce Investment Board and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (see Financing Startups – A New Workshop for Entrepreneurs). Here is some additional information on this workshop: Kathy McLane from Glendive participated via two-way […]
What do angels look for in new investments? Read my recent column: Angel-Fundable Startup Companies in the Flathead Beacon.