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 […]
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With all this excitement about Super Angels investing in Silicon Valley startup ventures, are they beginning to dominate, dare I suggest, take over the world of angel investing? Or, even the world of seed/startup stage investing? Maybe in their own minds, they are. But Chris Yeh points out that Super Angels are doing about 200 […]
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 […]
On April 21, 2001, Bill Payne delivered the University of Auckland Business School’s Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series lecture, Angel Trends and Implications for New Zealand. Following that lecture, Dean Greg Whittred (UABS) interviewed Bill to discuss angel investing and the environment for entrepreneurs seeking capital in New Zealand <interview link>. Bill Payne is the 2010 […]
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 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 […]
Click on the play button to listen to this podcast. [mp3player:/fundinguniversepodcast1.mp3] “Bill is, bar-none, the nation’s leading expert on angel investing. No one else in the country has spoken at more events, consulted more startups, and advised more angel groups. He is the current Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a regular speaker […]
Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi, the guys behind the great entrepreneurial blog VentureHacks, recently participated in the AngelConf event that Paul Graham produced to help spread the word about angel investing. There they gave a great 30 minute presentation about how prospective angels should find deals, work with portfolio companies, and approach angel investing in […]
Asset allocation is the key decision of every investor. But how does Angel Investing fit into an individual’s asset allocation? The following chart 1 Vote(s) Read the original article here.