Archive for the 'Due Diligence' Category

Due Diligence Is So NOT Yesterday!

February 9 2011 No Commented

VentureHype just published an interview of Bill Payne in which he describes the value of due diligence to investors and comments that angel investors outside Silicon Valley continue to believe that due diligence is critical to their success.

Brad Feld on Angel Investing

July 5 2010 No Commented

Brad Feld on Angel Investing My friend, Brad Feld, is a prolific angel and venture capital investor.  More importantly, he is really smart and a genuinely right-minded proponent of entrepreneurs.  Brad wrote an insightful article on June 2nd for Business Insider entitled After More Than 75 Angel Investments, Here’s What I’ve Learned.  This is must […]

Solo Angel Investing Versus Joining a Group

June 30 2010 No Commented

Solo Angel Investing Versus Joining a Group I was a solo angel investor from 1980 until 2000 and made a significant fraction of my 52 angel investments during that period.  Solo angel investing is just plain hard work.  I found that, as a solo angel, it was difficult to complete adequate due diligence and very […]

Angel Group Deal Flow Statistics

February 22 2010 2 Commented

Angel Group Deal Flow Statistics To provide members with a broad selection of opportunities to invest in quality start-up ventures, angel groups encourage and are prepared to manage rather high deal flow.  Here are typical deal flow statistics for angel groups: Most groups encourage entrepreneurs to submit an executive summary or application via the group’s […]

Due Diligence Pays Off for Angels in Groups

December 18 2009 No Commented

Due Diligence Pays Off for Angels in Groups I’ve been asked for thirty years if due diligence on angel deals really pays off.  Are we angels better served spending substantial time with entrepreneurs before investing or should we simply to throw darts at a list of deals to pick companies in which we invest?  Frankly, […]