Archive for the 'VCs' Category

Thank Goodness for Super Angels

September 6 2010 one Commented

Have you noticed all the great press given to Super Angels by the Business Week and the Wall Street Journal? First Business Week introduced us to their top 25 angel investors, who have each funded between 5 and 190 deals, averaging about 40 angel investments per angel.  It is a great list!  Then, the Wall […]

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 […]

Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion

April 19 2010 No Commented

Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion In his recent blog Don’t Take Angel Investments From VCs, Bill Burnham cautions entrepreneurs not to include venture capitalists among investors in an angel round.  His premise is that these same VCs may choose to offer the entrepreneurs an onerous term sheet (low valuation, etc.) […]

Australian Angels Meet in Adelaide

March 3 2010 No Commented

Australian Angels Meet in Adelaide The Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) held their 3rd annual meeting in Adelaide last week.  Attendance was over 125, showing a steady increase over the past three years.  The messages of interest were consistent with what we are learning around the world.  Not many VCs are raising new funds.  […]

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 […]

The Venture Capital Math Problem

May 8 2009 No Commented

This is a post by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. It goes through some statistics on Venture investing and ROI. 1 Vote(s) Read the original article here.